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Why the hell do people build Lich Bane on Ryze?

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TriforceOfChozo

Recruiter

11-10-2011

Well his skills are very spammable so sheen will proc often, but there are better items on Ryze.


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TheForeverBean

Senior Member

11-10-2011

Because you auto attack so much with Ryze, obviously.


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Valiant Corvus

Senior Member

11-10-2011

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HS Dubious:
Because you auto attack so much with Ryze, obviously.
:l


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donkeykong98123

Senior Member

11-23-2011

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TheRealDrSeuss:
I've NEVER seen a Ryze build Lich, like ever.


i would rather get rod of ages, i used to build lich bane cause i can't do anything to towers. but rod of ages is better


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KxN

Member

11-24-2011

Let's first focus on just the "AP" aspect of Lich Bane and its UNIQUE passive. Even though Ryze's itemization revolves around Mana for damage and sustainability, TOTG will eventually be upgraded to something. If a Ryze itemize to Archanangel staff for the AP boost to his E, a Lich Bane will give him a total of around 150-180 (Mana pool depending). That means you're looking at an additional 200-250 damage from an autoattack. Regardless of how many people may say that "Ryze will never auto attack because his spell CDs are so low", Ryze will auto attack. He will have a period of time when he needs to auto attack before his next spells become available. Or even in between spells, Ryze will still be dishing out a few autos. This means you're adding more damage to his arsenal without needing his skills to do damage to an opponent.

When will this come in handy? Team fights and direct 1v1s. The damages really do add up. So within 6 seconds of a fight, Ryze can effectively do an additional 600 damage (2 second cooldown on LIch Bane) This may not seem like a lot, but when used correctly, you're effectively adding 1.5x more damage to your combo set.

Now let's look at the other stats of Lich Bane that are just as useful to Ryze, considering his build.

+350 Mana = More Q and W damage, and increases his overall mana pool, which also adds to AA staff for more AP for E, and UNIQUE passive damage.

+30 MR for more sustainability

7% Movement speed = faster movement for a champ with a naturally slower movement speed.

When you add the whole package together, you're looking at a great item for Ryze late-mid to late game.

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