Originally Posted by Phoxly
The last patch called, they want their AP Ryze build back.
Or is AP Ryze back in style? Last I heard I thought the new Ryze patch made the AP ratio's on Ryze no longer viable so now people played him as a high mana, low cooldown character? If I was going to go the AP route I'd go with Meja stacks primarily because if anyone can get those stacks it'd be a low cooldown spam-nuke Ryze and his shutdown and easy assisted kills.
Considering Overload does +10% of his max mana + a set amount of damage, if you had 3k mana thats 300 damage + whatever it would normally do?.
Well yes overload gains most of its power from the amount of mana ryze holds but..
AP affects his spell flux and late game you use desperate power + spell flux to deal insane damage because of desperate powers AOE. If spell flux is cast on close targets with desperate power up and good enough AP the AOE damage you deal is absolutely insane. This is extremely useful in team fights.
This build grants enough AP to help spell flux do damage and also gives over 3000 mana(notice all items give mana) to make overload do good damage. The only thing the build sacrifices is CDR which isn't as good as AP/mana/surv.