A few patches ago, ryze lost his shield and his w got changed to a slow and only roots if they have flux on them. Basically all his rune passive does is kemmstar's I"M FAST AS FUCK BOI"! they basically made him easier to play to wgere all that matters is eq. I played him in a normals top lane and i dumpstered a jax. I got so fed that even though i was mostly top, they actually surrendered. The reason i didnt play him too much before is his scaling is slow af. When you do get to that point, you probabaly already won the game. With all that being said, is he worth playing.