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Jax Build Guide by Pwner66

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Pwner66

How to play Jax like a Boss

Pwner66 Last updated on October 25, 2012
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main build/master2

Ability Sequence

1
7
12
14
15
Ability Key Q
3
4
5
9
10
Ability Key W
2
8
13
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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INFO

This guide will get soon undated but dont worry it works (everything is pretested and works fine)Thanks for comment and rate it means a lot for me :D


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Introduction

Sup League of Legends players ! well i have to say that this is my first lol campion Guide cuz i actually never play a champ for too much but when i do i end up with awesome resolts.Anyway..now dont lose time and move on !


*P.S. I have to say that i build Jax on a very unique way so any items you are about to see are checked and work for me :P(and Jax)

(You can acctually use any runes you want this are my personal preferals)


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Pros/Cons

PROS

+Great Mobility
+Epic Burst Damage
+Can easily make early game/ mid game/ late game
+Great skill combination
+Can stuck to an enemy

CONS

-Unfed is a bit useless
-Cant tank early team-fights
-Can get countered early game
-Needs to much farm and the "skill" to last hit
-You have to close distance with target so pay attention to focus ranged first


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Usefull Infos for Jax

Jax is a melee DPS,tank,Hybrid,Duelist Champion.The best part is that jax is excellent at all this roles.Also jax is the only champion (or one of the few champions) that can be played AD or AP only but it isnt the best way to build because your ulti will only stack with the improved stat.

Overall Stats:

DEFENSE 7/10
PHYSICAL STRENGTH 8/10
ABILITY STRENGTH 8/10
DIFFICULTY LVL 6/10


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Runes

(You can acctually use any runes you want this are my personal preferals)

Im sure you said "WTF runes this guy pick for Jax" and im sure you are STILL here cuz u wanted to read the reason why well scroll down:

Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Speed
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
3

Greater Mark of Desolation

i take 9 Greater Mark of Attack Speed because Jax have a pretty good passive but he have a low attack speed ratio.You can replace Greater Mark of Attack Speed with Greater Mark of Precision or Greater Mark of Desolation they both work fine.If you wanna build ap Jax i recommend Greater Mark of Precision because Jax use a mix of damage and early game Jax deals low magic damage



Greater Seal of Armor can give you a good early game lane sustain,But if you want to go very agressive you can use Greater Seal of Health(getting 49 hp set of 9)



Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist magic resist...bored of watching people playing Jax without that MAJOR stat that give you resist agaist enemy spells


Greater Quintessence of Health HP is 1/3 of your lane sustain even this small piece can be usefull

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage attack damage :D usefull for both last hit and spells aslo i pick attack damage here because Jax isa hybrid champion and he isn't carry to use armor pen but it is still a good pick


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Masteries


OFFENSE TREE

Summone's Wharth improves both of the spells i pick
Brute Force Gives Some bonus attack damage
Alacrity Nice little ammount of attack speed
Weapon Expertise Give bonus armor pen. which is usefull for Jax
Sorcery This one reduce cooldowns
Arcane Knowledge gives bonus magic pen.
Havoc it increase the damage you deal
Sunder MORE ARMOR PEN !!!
Executioner helpfull to finish of enemies

DEFENSE TREE

Resistance Give a bonus flat ammount of magic ressist
Hardiness it can be replaced with Summoner's Resolve
Durability Bonus Hp per level stuck good with jax Standar hp per level
Veteran's Scars flat hp for a good start


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Masteries 2

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
4/5
1/1
1/1
3/5
3/1
1/
2/5
2/1
4/1
1/1

OFFENSE TREE

Summoner's Wrath Improves both Ghost and Ignite
Brute Force a bonus ad ammount
Alacrity bonus attack speed usefull with Greater Mark of Attack Speed
Weapon Expertise Gives bonus +10% armor pen usefull with Greater Mark of Precision and Greater Mark of Desolation

DEFENSE TREE

Resistance early game sustain agaist ap-type champions (combine with runes)
Hardiness early game sustain agaist ad-type champions (combine with runes)
Durability extra HP pres level for a better lane sustain
Vigor bonus health regen. can be usefull with Doran's Blade 3% lifesteal
Veteran's Scars extra hp comnined with Greater Quintessence of Health
Initiator bonus movement speed to ascape ganks or chase easier when you have above 70% HP
Honor Guard Redice incoming damage allowing you to take less and harrash more
Juggernaut Grands a bones amount of hp from ur max hp


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Summoner Spells



Both spells are great to escape or get into a team fight. Ghost gives bonus movement and Flashcan teleport you to a near location (you can use it to escape in need through walls).They can be combined but is not recommended for Jax



Both spells are ofensive and they both are great for Jax.Ignite "burns an enemy dealing true damage for a short duration (improved Ignite gives bonus ad and ap).Surge gives bonus ap and attack speed which is very usefull for Jax cuz of the bonus ap and attack speed(Improved increase attack speed by 40% and ap by 10%).They can be combined i recommend this combination for Jax BUT they lower your escaping while making you more offensive



This spells can be used defensivelly except Exhaust which can be used offensivelly,but they are nice picks for Jax

NEVER PICK THIS SPELLS

Promote useless spell for all champion....well not all MOST of them
Cleavorance ummmmmmm better let the support to take it
Clarity DA FAQ !? are you ap carry ?


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Items

-ATTACK DAMAGE ITEMS



-ATTACK SPEED ITEMS

Zeke's Herald

-ABILITY POWER ITEMS



-MAGIC RESIST ITEMS



-ARMOR ITEMS



-HEALTH ITEMS



-BOOTS



-HYBRID ITEMS


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Usefull Builds

BRUISER JAX



PRE-NERF JAX RECOMMENDED



ANTI-AP JAX



ANTI-CARRY JAX



AP JAX


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Gameplay (Solo Top)

I will try to make it quick


TARGETS:
Destroy enemy turret
Dont lose your turret
Kill the enemy solo toppper
Gank other lanes



Role:
keep the lane safe while your jungler will "missing" in jungle.
Dont allow the nemy solo toppper to level up and dont allow him to last-hit for gold
Dont allow the enemy jungler take kills from your lane (i mean kill you)


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Skills Combos



What you actualy do is Leap Strike to the enemy,using Empower to have a quick-hit and Counter Strike to return behind minions without taking any great ammount of damage (ussually between 64-110) or go in the nearest bush so i will be able to stun the enemy (if he is close) witout taking NO damage (ultimate may not be used)



[ THIS IS ONLY FOR TANKY Jax ].I run in to the enemy team activating Grandmaster's Might (to reduce incoming damage) while activating Counter Strike to stun them, Empower to hit the weakest and nearset target (NEVER USE THIS ON TANKS) and Leap Strike back to safe and let the tank do the rest .



this is the spell cast order i use when i want to turret dive.Activate Empower before Leap Strike so that you will deal the hightest damage you can,when you land activate Grandmaster's Might to reduce damage from turret and Counter Strike to dodge targets basic attacks and minnion attacks.Do not turret dive if you low hp or enemies missing i repeat DO NOT



This is an offfensive skill order. Grandmaster's Might then Counter Strike leap strike to the enemy and stun then activate Empower and 1-2 basic attacks (if you have leveled up Grandmaster's Might for the bonus-passive) and take the enemy down or run to the nearest bush to lose minions AGROOO


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Ganking Tips

How to gank mid

In order to gank mid lane your team's midlaner must be pushed down by your side so that your job will be easier (TIP:Ask the champion at mid lane if the enemy use Flash or Ghost to say it in chat,it will make it easied for ganking).The best way to do it is run behind the enmy and activate Counter Strike when you are close enough (this will give the friendly mid laner to react better to your gank) when you stun the enemy activate Empower to deal for a quick shot,now in most of the cases your mid champion will have a CC spell if he use it correctly you will have the enemy "controled' for enough time to kill him,If the target escape use ghost and ignite (TIP: It's better not to gank if you allready used your spells)

How to gank bot

The most difficult part is to get there (LOL).If you deside to go from top straight to bot (Something i dont recommend)DO NOT gank mid go from your jungle to bot lane,now if your team have pushed down the nemy team a lot just go behind the turret and get in the bushes then ping them to stop pushing and get back then wait and ping them to focus carry.From the other hand if your team got pushed hit them from the side bush,again you must focus carry because support deal no damage and carry actually deal all the damage and need farm and level.

How to gank top lane after ganking other lanes

The only thing you have to do is just get from the side way .if the ohter solo laner pushing your lane you only have to get him backdoored.if he escape dont worry just keep farming and push his lane,even if he try to get you backdorred you can Jax escape.

How to invade

(for you that you dont know, invade is when your jungler want to start by picking an enemy buff).If your team want to invade its better starting with Counter Strike because that way you can stun the enemy and pick an easier kill.Also this is great to escape with your team after the invation.This spell can be usefull to counter enemies on solo top from level 1


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Updates

21-9-2012 I started making this build :D

9-10-2012 I published this guide :D

10-10-2012 I changed the runes and added new masteries :D (Cheaper and better)

11-10-2012 I remade the items chapter adding new items and categories

13-10-2012 I changed the item build and added summoner spell chapter

14-10-2012 I added Greater Mark of Precision, Greater Mark of Desolation , Greater Seal of Health

22-10-2012 I added Usefull Infos for Jax

25-10-2012 I added Ap jax Build and improved the jax info part


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Upcoming

New items
Images :D
New Chapters and In-Chapter Categories
Secondary Masteries (DONE)
Secondary Runes