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League of Legends Build Guide Author crazieshado

Jarvan - [Tank/Offtank] You Can't Kill Me But I Can Kill You

crazieshado Last updated on October 9, 2012
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GabrielJCD's Forum Avatar by GabrielJCD » January 6, 2012 5:48am | Report

Very good guide :D
i've used the exact same item build as your tank jarvan and it's simply awesome ^^
+1 from me

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Nash19's Forum Avatar by Nash19 » January 10, 2012 5:06pm | Report

Hey, I've been playing Jarvan quite a lot lately and even though I don't get many kills nor a really good k/d ratio, I still do feel like I'm very useful to my team. I'm mainly playing him as a jungler, I sometimes solotop if noone else wants to do it.

I see that everyone recommends 09/21/00 masteries (defense), I've tested it out on Irelia when she was F2P as well as on Gangplank and to be honest I really hated those, and that's why I'm actually playing jungle/solotop jarvan as 21/09/00.

Can you tell me if this is sort of viable or if I'm doing something very wrong ? I've got a feeling this isnt too bad, but seeing guide writers recommending 09/21/00 every single time sort of makes me wonder whether I just need to get used to these defense masteries.

Thanks in Advance,

Nash

crazieshado's Forum Avatar by crazieshado » January 16, 2012 12:28am | Report

Nash19 wrote:

I see that everyone recommends 09/21/00 masteries (defense), I've tested it out on Irelia when she was F2P as well as on Gangplank and to be honest I really hated those, and that's why I'm actually playing jungle/solotop jarvan as 21/09/00.

Can you tell me if this is sort of viable or if I'm doing something very wrong ? I've got a feeling this isnt too bad, but seeing guide writers recommending 09/21/00 every single time sort of makes me wonder whether I just need to get used to these defense masteries.

Thanks in Advance,

Nash


Thanks for reading my guide! I figure most people just snag a look at the item builds before playing. Anyways, about your question, it's definitely viable to run 21/9/0 on Jarvan. Anyone who would insist upon only using any one set of masteries is somewhat dense and stubborn, and I think that as long as it feels right, any reasonable tree is viable. I've been using 21/9/0 myself sometimes too. Coupled with life steal quints and a doran's blade, it can be an excellent aggressive opening with (conditional) sustain.


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Spacewalk's Forum Avatar by Spacewalk » January 20, 2012 6:11am | Report

This is better than the current top rated guide. Very nice mate.

silentdirge's Forum Avatar by silentdirge » January 28, 2012 9:28am | Report

In your "A Note on Offtanking and Why It's Practical" section, you made a mistake. Well, kind of. You mention how stacking resistances isn't practical since the %damage mitigated decreases as you increase resistances. This is correct, but misleading. It is in fact the case that for every point of resistance a stat is increased, your effective health increases by a constant amount. Therefore, for a tank, or any champ for that matter, there is no "sweet spot."

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Ammuine's Forum Avatar by Ammuine » February 1, 2012 9:13pm | Report

I just went 11/0/22 using the Tank build. Major props for the guide. Really detailed and specific.

Specolar's Forum Avatar by Specolar » February 23, 2012 7:09am | Report

I really like your guide on how you can play him as both tank and offtank. However I did find a problem with your skill order for tank, you have 6 points for Dragon Strike and only 4 for Golden Aegis. Otherwise it's very well done, keep up the good work.

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GhostbladeX's Forum Avatar by GhostbladeX » February 28, 2012 11:43am | Report

Just wondering if a Sunfire cape would work? I mean extra armor/health and neat damage per second as an AOE

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jaysten's Forum Avatar by jaysten » March 7, 2012 2:42pm | Report

Liked the guide, but FYI your screens links are broken.

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rugers285's Forum Avatar by rugers285 » March 9, 2012 8:15am | Report

Thanks for this guide it finally gave me a character i like playing after jax was nerfed and i found out unless i have a good team xerath is worthless ha


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