Originally Posted by corallein
9/0/21 (standard caster masteries)
0/9/21 (standard utility tree + strength of spirit)
Marks = flat magic pen
Seals = MP5 or Armor
Glyphs = Mana (flat or scaling) or scaling MR. Using a few CDR runes are a possible alternative, but going full CDR on glyphs is overkill
Quints = flat mana, magic pen, or health
Playing him is pretty darn simple. Q is your shortest cooldown, longest range, biggest damage. W is a snare. E is a utility spell for lowering MR.
If you're getting ganked, why would you stay to drop all those spells while they're killing you? Snare one and run the heck away.
And if you're ganking, using your spell that prevents them from running away seems like a no-brainer.
You don't need a champion spotlight to be able to figure out how to build or play a champion. Using your brain a little often gives you most, if not all, the answers you need.
This is a very good piece of advice. Some extra notes:
Masteries: I use 9/7/14. The suggested materies are good though
Runes: Don't use Mana/lvl... Flat mana are awesome. The other suggested runes are also useful.
There's a champion spotlight on him just look for RYZE SPOTLIGHT.
The recommended items is all you need to get...
About spells: You ALWAYS want to cast Q first... except in some very rare occassions were you need the snare (W) first.
Harassing from MAXIMUM range = E+Q, though if you can`t get both you should cast Q first
Harassing from MEDIUM range = Q+W+E+Q, This is good rotation for maximum burst and securing the snare (remember it has lower range than Q and E)
Commiting to a fight = Q+W+Q+E+Q... so own
During Harassment stage it is EXTREMELY important to do an AUTOATTACK everytime you cast a SPELL... Q+attack or QE+attack. OR attack+Q+attack. This is the only way harassment is effective.
Desperate Prayer has 3 uses
- Reset Q timer
- Cast AoE damage
- Get Spell vamp.
Just use it if you need any of the 3 things it does. It is best you can do 2 or even the 3 things a tthe same time (like in teamfights), but in general you only use it for 1 or (at most) 2 things. Don't be shy using it. The cooldown is low enough
Low hp? need spell vamp = use it
Need to lower the cooldown of W for a snare or a Q? use it
Need to clear minions? use it
Are you fighting a team fight? use it