Picking up goo chunks is very important to staying alive.
When Cell Division is ready, try to die in a position that makes it difficult for the enemy team to kill your bloblets.
Charging Elastic Slingshot from the fog of war will give opponents less time to react.
Crowd controlling Ryze during Realm Warp's windup will cancel the portal.
Ryze is especially dangerous to opponents that are marked with Flux.
Use Realm Warp's windup time to figure out how to deal with what may be coming out of the portal.
The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify some significant Zac against Ryze matchup stats that can help us distinguish the differences and similarities between this set of champs. Zac’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Ryze’s ratio of NaN, showing that Zac may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Ryze. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.
Zac usually has a similar longest killing spree as his matchup does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Ryze. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Zac usually wins when playing against Ryze, with a 58.7% win rate. Thus, Zac makes a fantastic counter for Ryze.
While Zac does have a much higher winrate compared to Ryze, when facing one another, Zac also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champion to learn. You don't need to be too worried when picking Zac into Ryzeas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Zac has some amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Ryze. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Zac vs Ryze matchups, Zac is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Zac is a great counter to Ryze. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Zac against Ryze.
To truly master Zac to counter Ryze during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Zac typically racks up a lot less CS compared to Ryze. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Zac versus Ryze build include Sunfire Aegis, Spirit Visage, and Thornmail. When Zac incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs. Ryze than with many other typical builds. In fact, Zac boasted an average winrate of 58.7% battling Ryze with this build.
To have the greatest likelihood of beating Ryze as Zac, Zac players should equip the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Revitalize, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune builds players picked for Zac vs Ryze clashes, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 58.7% win rate overall.
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