Ryze is a tanky caster, but his damage never gets to the levels of amazing since he scales only off of the few defensive items that have mana, with a smattering of AP (.2 scaling wat!) He also never gets super tanky because he's locked into a very specific build. I think my dominion core puts me at 2300 HP, 180 armor and 90 magic resist at 10,000 gold in. AKA, the end of the game.
He's very weak against CCs, especially silence since he gets free spell vamp while ulting, and burst damage since his kit is built around surviving a sustained fight. If you're a caster, do your rotation and get out, Ryze can QEQWQRQEQWQ all day if he has enemies that will let him.
Oh, and good news if you're having problems with Ryze: without strength of spirit next patch, he loses that 1% of his mana in HP5, which will really hurt his sustain.
Originally Posted by WaterD103
remove Odin's veil, Its only good on champs that are already good. Its not a replacement for banshee's veil. REMOVE ODIN'S VEIL.
Wasn't intended to be as far as I can tell. It's more for tanks who still need some way of being threatening.