Originally Posted by IAmTheSpoon
I am not a Ryze newbie, I know how to play Ryze.
I'm just saying - all things considered you posted - his overall damage output via spell flux and utility via ult is much lower.
New Ryze doesn't rely on spellflux for damage, really only useful for creep farming and the MR debuff. You still deal tons of AoE with Q and W. If you open with a Q, you can mash spells for a good 6 more casts with out taking a break from dealing damage. Especially if you have maxed CDR. Maxed CDR puts Q on a 2.1 sec CD, all CD's a dropped by 1 on spell cast. Q,W,Q,E,Q,R,Q,W,Q,E,Q, all on GCD. It's all consistant damage and it'll hit for a lot. Even if the AP ratios suck on Q and W, an archangel's still gives them a nice boost.