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League of Legends Build Guide Author Dirty Goolash

5 Minute Guide to Jax

Dirty Goolash Last updated on November 6, 2010
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Build 1 (Cheat Sheet)

Champion Build: Jax

Health 2835
Health Regen 23.35
Mana 860
Mana Regen 19
Armor 155
Magic Resist 107.5
Dodge 6.75
Tenacity 0
Movement Speed 419
Gold Bonus 0
Attack Damage 287.05
Attack Speed 1.007
Crit Chance 15%S
Crit Damage 0%
Ability Power 115.8
Life Steal 34%
Spell Vamp 20
Armor Penetration 11.52
Magic Penetration 0
Cooldown Reduction 0%

Recommended Runes

Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 0


Defense: 21

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

Hello, and welcome to my recently updated Jax guide! I deleted the old description because it was outdated, and I'm just gonna make a new one that's short and sweet.

The new Jax is pretty damn powerful. Empower + Leap Strike hit like a nuke, and he can survive a lot longer, which means dishing out more damage. Here we will be going over the basics of the new Jax.

Let's start with items.

Core Build:

This is all Jax needs to hold his own. Good damage from Guinsoo's Rageblade and Bilgewater Cutlass, and good AP from Guinsoo's Reageblade. Enough AS from Guinsoo's Rageblade and Relentless Assault. I used to get Frozen Mallet on Jax, but now I prefer Bilgewater Cutlass. I also used to get an early The Bloodthirster but Bilgewater Cutlass also replaces this. Bilgewater Cutlass is a cheaper solution to replace both of these items. It provides the slow Frozen Mallet used to supply, and the damage/lifesteal The Bloodthirster supplied. It doesn't give as much survivability as Frozen Mallet but we solve this by getting survivability items earlier than we used to.

Late Game Items:

In later game, we want to get survivability items. The best part about Jax, however, is that he gains damage from survivability. I usually like getting Banshee's Veil before Atma's Impaler so I have more health to work with Atma's Impaler mpassive. It doesn't matter though. If you feel you could use the damage, or if they have a lot of physical damage, then get Atma's Impaler first. After those two items you want The Bloodthirster because it's the best AD item for him, as it will supply him with the lifesteal he needs to stay around, and he is a hoss at farming, so it's easy to stack.

Tips and Tricks:
-Jax isn't that powerful early game. Pretty much all he can do is Empower + Leap Strike combo. He has slow attack speed, and his attacks don't do much damage.
-Once you hit six, you want to be constantly auto attacking the minions to try and keep the stacks on your Relentless Assault. It will make a huge difference in early battles, even if you do end up pushing your lane.
-You can generally farm really easy once you get Relentless Assault. Just attack the minion taking the most damage and you should kill it on your third attack with the bonus damage. It usually turns out to be timed quite perfectly actually.

"Why no Phantom Dancer?"
Attack speed is wasted on Jax. Guinsoo's Rageblade and Relentless Assault is easily enough. Crit isn't very necessary on Jax either since we aren't getting an Infinity Edge. So do we want to pay all that money just for the dodge and movement speed? We can get better bonuses for cheaper. And 20% dodge is good enough.

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