Jax Build Guide by XxB33B0YxX
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Defensive Options ( ARMOR ) ( MAGIC RES
Example Build 1 ( Damage )
Example Build 2 ( Armor )
(This Was Added On 25/03/2013)
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I would have to admit, that Jax has never quite been my main champ on LoL, infact, I never really jungle because I have always hated jungling, however, Jax has been the one champ that I have success jungling with because of his simplicity and great ganking protencials and now I main him in the JUNGLE.
I am not the best at league, you wouldn't be either if you are looking at my guide :P I am just making this guide because I feel like I am good enough to help other people at playing Jax.
BTW - Jax is a VERY FUN champion to play !!!
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Awesome Fan Section
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Pros and Cons
+ Incredible Survivability
+ High burst damage
+ Great Escapes With Leap Strike
+ Good at counter jungling
+ Good AoE Stun
- High Early Game Cool Downs
- No Built In Sustain
- Not Tanky Pre 6
- Copies Master Yi's Mask, just ewww.
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|I run this most of the time because it is more RELIABLE than Flash in my opinion, it also provides better chasing ability on fast champions such as Singed and Garen.|
|This is a must have with every junglers ! It increases jungle clear time and lets you secure objectives such as Dragon and Baron , it also allows you to steal the opponent's buffs , dragon or even Baron !|
OTHERS YOU CAN HAVE
|You can replace Ghost with this, if you prefer :)|
|You can replace Ghost with this too, basically Leap Strike in, activate Counter Strike and then Exhaust them to secure the stun.|
|You can also use this, oh wait, who the f*ck uses this any way? Most useless summoner spell in the game. If you are going to be dying enough to use this, you probably suck anyway xD'|
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For masteries I feel9-21-0 is the best way to go. Since Jax is a offtank damage dealer, you will need to be taking some of the offensive masteris, but more of the defensive to make yourself bulkier and harder to kill. Jax relies a lot on attack speed, therefore taking 4 points in Fury is a good choice to speed up his jungling time.
I also take Bladed Armor to increase jungle clearing speed, it is basically a mini Thornmail ^^ Tough Skin also helps reduce the amount of damage I take from early camps, and Feast's little heals are nice, generally keeping me healthier
Veteran Scars , Juggernaut and Hardiness give me hp and armor, which help with sustaining in the jungle better and allowing more ganks to happen.
Tenacious is taken with 4 points because it is very good, 4 armor and 2 extra magic resist when near enemy champions, this adds up to an extra 20 armor and 10 magic resist during teamfights, which is a lot in the early game.
Finally Swiftness and Legendary Guardian allows you to resist some CC and lets you stick onto opponents better, or allows you to peel for your own allies better.
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Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
|This rune is a must on Jax for early game straight up damage, since ( about ) 70 % of Jax's damage comes from AD. These runes will make Jax's ganks much more deadly, as he will do a lot more straight up damage. Also you'll clear camps a lot faster|
|With the nerfs to armour seals means health seals are better. Since Jax is about the late game so I've gone with scaling health rather than flat health, scaling health nearly gives 3 times as much hp and it makes Jax very tanky in the late game.|
|Some MR to tank the AP mid's burst in late game, since you won't be in lane with them, there is no point in getting FLAT MR.|
|These runes help with clearing the jungle faster, which means faster jungle clear and more ganks. Also a bit more pushing power on turrets and split pushing etc. It also goes well with your passive.|
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|This is Jax's passive, Relentless Assault, it is rather nice for speeding up your jungle and makes Jax a nice duelist that can fight better in longer fights. Overall a nice passive.|
|This is Jax's Q, Leap Strike, it is Jax's only gap closer, but a very good one as it has a decent range ( about the range of Flash ), so even if your opponent Flashes out, you can still catch up with them to secure the stun.|
|This is Jax's W, Empower, you will be maxing this first to reduce its cooldown and increasing its damage, this is a AUTO ATTACK RESET so timing it right would mean a quicker jungle time.|
|This is Jax's E, Counter Strike, this is what makes Jax's ganks deadly, it is a non skill shot and only requires you to stand NEXT TO THEM, also it is an AoE stun! This also makes Jax a very strong anti-carry because it dodges all basic attacks and reduces surrounding AoE damage. Use this ability to engage fights or to peel bruisers off your ADC ! Max this last because it does not increase the stun duration by leveling, so there's no point in leveling it.|
|This is Jax's ultimate, Grandmaster's Might, it gives Jax bonus damage after every 3 attacks, the bonus damage is MAGIC DAMAGE , therefore it works with SPELL VAMP ! The active of this ability makes Jax very tanky mid/late game, gaining him about 80-100 ARMOR and MAGIC RESIST ! :D This ability has a very low CD so it is always available in team fights. Put a skill in this a 6/11/16 ^^.|
I put a point in Counter Strike(e) at evel 1 because it reduces the damage you take from the jungle camps, also it does AoE damagewhich ]speeds up your jungle time.
At level 2 I get (2) to do clear my jungle quicker, AA + Empower = A lot of single target damage
Then I get Leap Strike(Q) at level 3 and start looking for gank opportunities
I leave Counter Strike at level 1 because the stun duration does not increase, so there are no point in upgrading this spell.
Ofc I take Grandmaster's Might(R) when ever possible.
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Mini Tactics Sections
There are a few fun tricks you can do with Jax
1) Jax's Q Leap Strike can be used on allies and wards, this means that if you place your wriggle's lattern down on the other side of the wall you can Q to it, basically a free Flash !!
2) When clearing camps make sure you leave Counter Strike on for as long as possible, this is because it will do more damage depending on the amount of attacks you've dodged, also you will take less damage from the camps.
3) I am sure I have mentioned already, but incase you didn't see it, Jax's W Empower is an auto attack resetter, this means that after you auto attack, use W, then your next auto attack will happen straight away. Timing this correctly will maximise your damage output.
4) When ganking, you can wait till the enemy uses Flash first before Leap Strikeing to them, this will mean the opponent has wasted Flash and has took damage too. ( This will not always work as some players don't panic, or if they are playing champs with a lot mobility such as Ahri and Lee Sin )
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SO MANY TRINKETS , WHICH ONE TO USE???
This is in my opinion the trinket to go for, as it provides early game vision, or it could prevent you from doing a deadly face check ( #DoubleLift ). A free 1 minute ward is worth around 26 gold, which isn't too bad. ( come on , its free ). Although RIOT randomly nerfed the starting times of these trinkets, this is still the best to get.
This is good if used correctly, although early game it grants a scanning circle of like half an Anivia's ult ( Yea that's quite small ) . Also it is not Garenteed that you will find a ward, which means it isn't as reliable as the Warding Totem. But feel free to go for this if you are really experienced with early ward spots.
You may be thinking, ''wait what? this item is in the game? wtf????'', yea, well no one ever uses this because it is seriously bad. Basically if it isn't in the LCS , don't buy it. Unless RIOT makes this do AOE damage, global and also no CD, then I might consider using it.
CHOOSING YOUR BOOTS
It is very important to choose the right boots, as you will be walking in them ALL GAME. It depends on the enemy team comp, if they have lots of AD damage champs with deals most of their damage through AUTO ATTACKS, for example Tryndemere or Irelia, take Ninja Tabi, if they have lots of hard cc, like stuns and slows, then take Mercury's Treads, so against champions such as Morgana, Leona and Thresh. CC such as knockback and knockups cannot be reduced with tenacity, keep that in mind.
Spirit of The Elder Lizard is one of Jax's core items. It gives you ALOT of early game damage. It solves part of Jax's long cool down problem by providing a massive 10 % CDR, this allows Jax to spam Empower early game which is great for pushing down turrets or even take Dragon . The percentage hp and mana gained by damaging jungle monsters is very good and allows Jax to sustain himself in the jungle. Also this item allows you to gain up to 40 gold when you kill a jungle monster, this is MASSIVE and will allow Jax to continue with his core items quicker, this also means whilst you are ganking lanes your gold income still continues as it will build up passively. The passive ''incinerate'' stacked with red buff is lots of damage in the early game, the passive can be spread by Jax's E to monsters and champions, Bladed Armor also spreads this passive to jungle monsters.
I buy the Bilgewater Cutlass after the Spirit of the Elder Lizard to sustain my self easily, the lifestealand the active slow makes your ganks really deadly,this gives you a 100 % slow chance which also means 100 % forced flash or secured stun.
Blade of the Ruined King is a must have for Jax in S4, the 8% damage at the target's current health goes really well with Jax's built in attack speed, the blade also gives Jax additional attack speed , ad and lifesteal, giving Jax immense sustain in fights. Also do not forget the active !!! The movement speed steal combined with the rest of Jax's kit will make Jax stick to his target like glue, ok, super glue. ( Brand can probably heat the glue off, but you get my point )
Welcome to the League of Randuin's Omen, basically every off tank should have one of these because stacking health is just sooooo strong right now. Although this item may take a little longer to save up for but it is definatelly worth the while. The 70 armour gained from this item is insane and will give Jax the much needed survivability . The active allows Jax to stick onto targets as it will slow people down in an AoE, this makes kiting for the enemy adc a lot more difficult.
This item has proven to be very strong in the new meta as you now see it a lot even in competitive play. It gives a lot of health ( 450 ) and 55 magic resist which a lone are already very nice defensive stats. The passive of having a shield which blocks 1 enemy ability is very good against poke comps, such as Nidalee and Ziggs. The health regen also acts nicely as a counter to poke comps. Overall just a very good item and arguably one of the best magic resist items in the game.
This is such a strong item, it gives CDR, Health and also an armour shredding passive, perfect for heavy armor teams. However, only get this if your team is also quite AD heavy as the armor shredding passive obviously does not benefit your AP carries, so if you have an AP top such as Kayle or Lulu do not buy this!
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Jungle Route ! Updated !! Finally !!
So, this is the jungle section, I have one main jungle path for Jax and it works great.
If you spawn on the blue side ( the best side ! ) :
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( 1 ) Start blue buff, now in season 4 riot has reduced the CD of Smite which means you smite blue as soon as possible and the CD will be ready when you get round to doing your red.
( 2 ) Go and do wraiths, why wraiths instead of wolves? Because wraiths takes a little more time to walk to, so your hp pots can start regening you and make you more ready for a counter jungle fight. After doing wraiths do red, then go to wolves.
( 3 ) Go back and get your Spirit Stone when you have enough money. Buy wards if you have enough to keep vision of your jungle.
If you spawn on the red side ( the worst side D: ) :
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You do pretty much the same, just that the golems are now at top instead of bot, so if you decide to do golems give top a gank. ^_^
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Woah, you have actually reached the end of this ugly guide? ^^
Over all Jax is a very strong jungler, he is not the easiest to master, but with enough practice you can surely carry your team.
Feel free to send me some game results on imageshack for me to add into this guide :)
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Just keeping you guys updated as to what I've been adding to the guide ^^
03/04/2013 - Jax Guide Created :D :D :D
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26/07/2013 - Updated Jungle Spawn Times ETC
03/10/2013 - Finally back after abit of a break, back to editing out the general layout of the guide, general neatening up. Credits to emoriam for helping me out alot :) Still in the middle of re-colouring text
07/10/2013 - First attempt of a custom contents table, this is getting reworked soon :)
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10/10/2013 - OMG FINALLY UPDATED JUNGLE, images are still not here yet.
10/10/2013 - Replaced Wriggle's Lantern with Spirit of the Ancient Golem to fit more into the current meta.
10/10/2013 - Better looking pros and cons section
07/12/2013 - Came back to update masteries and item descriptions for Season 4
25/03/2014 - Added flag counter xD, and updated item descriptions and shizz
08/05/2014 - Updated some item builds to make Jax an even more op mother fu*ker
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