The Ryze before this wasn't that bad, people just didn't know how to play him and would die too often. To say he had no escape well most mages don't either. I miss that Ryze since I often did well with him and nobody played him lol. Now he's banned in ranked or in every game.
Old ryze(pre rework one) basically can take squishy one v one. If it is open field, flash, snare, ult+E+everything and u are dead, then he slowly walks away, Otherwise he ambushes you in bush and does the same thing.
Q: Still his regular Nuke. Scaled with mana more than AP (8 second CD) W: Still a snare, was a DoT as well. Only scaled with AP E: Bounced between targets, scaled MUCH better with AP, and reduced their resistances R: Granted you 50/100/150 extra AP, and your abilities did AoE damage as well
Q - Passive: Grants CDR Q - Active: 3 second Nuke, scales with Mana W - Snare, damage is done upfront, Scales with mana E - Same as before, doesn't scale with mana R - Passive: Grants you more 250/500/750(?) mana R - Active: Spells gain AoE damage and spell vamp
Ah, good old blowing. It's the answer to so many of life's problems... Stupendous.. -tabion20