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Jax Build Guide by hatechoo

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League of Legends Build Guide Author hatechoo

i can has jax hybrid?

hatechoo Last updated on August 9, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
3
8
12
15
Ability Key Q
2
5
9
13
18
Ability Key W
4
7
10
14
17
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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 0


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so this is my first time messing with this.

sorry if it's a little dirty, im new to all of this.
constructive criticism is much appreciated.
basically this is my hybrid jax build, and it has received much testing.


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some basic notes on laning/play style

this set-up is normally for a solo jax on a 3v3, but works well in 5s as well.
IF you're solo jax on 3s, the build varies a little though. instead of going right for ninja tabi, i'll buy a vampiric scepter. this gives me the ability to stay in the lane until i have enough to purchase the rest of my ninja tabi.
solo jax dominates the jungle in 3s, so use that to your benefit. red should be grabbed at level nine, and dragon grabbed after grabbing red. obviously, use discretion when you're jungling for red and dragon. getting dragon last hit by an enemy player is an unfortunate consequence and one of many if you don't.
for 5s, i recommend laning bot with this build. the dps this build puts out makes controlling dragon fairly easy. grab buffs and dragon often, but make sure not to ignore your lane in doing so.


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build notes

i couldn't be bothered to try and put an exact build order for him, so i put the items there. i always get ninja tabi first, followed by hextech gunblade. from there the order can vary based on how the game is going. manamune also isn't crucial to the build, so if you want you can switch for a defensive item. randuin's omen, thornmail(depending), and guardian angel are all good defesive items for this build.
also, my skill order might be a little wonky, but w/e. i try to aim for balance throughout leveling.
with my rune build i'm looking to up my dodge chance, while giving me some CR and AS for increased damage output.
for masteries, i go mainly defensive, this is to make him able to deal with damage a little better as i don't normally build defense items. the rest is focused for magic pen, so that abilities tickle a little more.


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teamfighting

due to the dps output this build can have, you'll often be prioritized late game. in order to prevent from being squished in teamfights, try to hold back and wait to engage until a clear target has been set, then jump into the action and use your stun to control how each subsequent target is engaged. don't be afraid to get in 1 or 2 v 1s though, especially if your heal and ignite are up. you can drop them to finish the first target and the hextech on the second target. i mean obviously it depends on the target/s, but you get the idea.


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Farming/Jungling

it's pretty simple, just auto attack and get last hits. late game counter strike becomes an amazing farming tool though. just stand in a big group of minions with a dodge up and watch them drop.
jungling is also pretty simple for this build once you have lifesteal.
jax is an amazing buff-*****, so don't be afraid to exploit your jungle if it's open.