Try to knock enemies back into your towers with Explosive Cask.
Try to combo Body Slam with Explosive Cask to set up kills for your team.
The damage reduction from Drunken Rage is applied when you start drinking, try to use it when you see damage coming your way.
Spell Flux's short cooldown allows it to be used to spread Flux to many enemies.
Ryze can move and cast other spells while Realm Warp is charging without cancelling the portal.
Use Overload's passive to optimize for maximum damage or maximum speed.
The Gragas Ryze synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Ryze, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Gragas sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Ryze. His KDA went down from NaN to NaN. This fall shows that Ryze helps Gragas perform not as well in ranked LoL matches. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is only marginal.
When Gragas plays on the same team as Ryze, he gets a little decrease in his complete damage output. This difference could demonstrate that Ryze doesn't help cover for him to deal more damage or that his presence also helps increase the match's duration. Similarly, when Gragas is played with Ryze on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays without Ryze. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing synergisticly with Ryze.
Moreover, when Gragas plays with Ryze on the same team, he typically takes a little less damage than when he fights alone. Taking not as much damage may mean that Ryze does a decent job of covering Gragas in teamfights.
There is no ideal synergy for Gragas that will always be his ideal teammate. However, Ryze is a not very good teammate for Gragas. By being on the same side as Gragas, he lowers their win rate by -1.6% to 45.6%. This shows that there is a harmful bond between Gragas and Ryze that results in them performing not as well together than without each other.
Ryze has a greater difficulty than Gragas. That means Gragas players need to be careful when arranging Ryze allies to fight alongside, as they will have to have a greater level of skill to do well with you.
Playing on the same side, you should expect to see an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to deal magical damage. Combined, these two can deal quite a lot of AP type damage.
In contrast, by bringing Gragas and Ryze together, you may not be granting your team enough anti-tank damage dealing potential. We recommend you bring other champs on your team that offsets this relative hole in their abilities.
Regardless of the ability of your Ryze teammate, you need to focus on increasing your income, staying alive by avoiding foolish fights, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you will do well, regardless.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Gragas to pair well with Ryze during both the lane and mid / late game phases of LoL, you should keep reading to learn some more tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot.
The most important items to include in your Gragas and Ryze synergy build include Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Cosmic Drive. When Gragas bought at least these three items in his build, he performed much better when paired up with Ryze than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Gragas boasted an average winrate of 45.6% when playing alongside Ryze with these items in his kit.
To have the best chance of vanquishing your oponents, you should take the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune builds players chose for this champion pairing, this composite of runes yielded the top win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 45.6% win rate overall.
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