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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.
First Jax Build.
This is my more of a Ap Lifesteal to make sure your spells do the most damage they can and you can Two shot people.
This is great and you can have a lot of fun.
Experience with this build(story): The other day i was playing a 3 v 3. It was Jax(me) Mordekaiser and a Malzahar. Then their team was a Lux Twitch and Mordekaiser. My team had been feeding so they were really strong. well i jumped in on twitch and of course wrecked him because he decided not to get any health. Then focused down morde for some reason. Well i got Morde Dead and had like 400 health and then lux ran up, i lucky stunned her and from their she didnt have a chance. So as you can see its fun to wreck kids with jax : ).
Marks: Greater Mark Of Desolation I take Armor Pen Marks because with jax you do a lot of 1 on 1 1 on 2 1 on 3 and need this stuff. It helps take tanks and other champs down easy.
Seals: Of course With jax it is always a must and a fun thing to do to get dodge runes because then your stun is up every 10 seconds and you just stun everyone. then the team fights are pointless for them because you are stunning so much.
Glyphs: I get magic Penetration runes because they help your spells do a lot more damage then they should. Which gives you an easier shot to kill them.
Quints: I take more Magic Pen Quints because this build is more of a Ap build but next build will be more of an AD Build.
Well i Start of with a
For the Early Regeneration and health for early game, Nothing to Complicated. Then after that I go to getting
For running and frolicking and such. Then I Rush to a
For the Ap and of course to build it into a Guinsoo's. Then after the wand I Finish
For the Dodge to help Jax's E. After the Ninja Tabi I get to the Best item for jax. A
Because it meshes with jax Ult so much plus it gives good ap and damage. Then after the Rage Blade i Grab a
I get this for the Spell vamp and it builds the Gunblade which is a Great Item.
Then Once that is done I grab a for the lifesteal and to build a good individual and team helping item. Then once done with the Life steal i finish the For amazing damage. Then after that amazing item i finish For the Stats it gives you and your team. Just for the slow Next i get a but i doubt if you do what you are supposed to the game shouldnt last that long. Finally this should be a game ender but if not build a which will get your ap so high and they wont be able to do a thing.
Alternative items to get.
I would only recommend a couple items
1. This would be good for Magic Penetration and good Ap.
2. For the ability that sheen would give to rape certain people down to no health quick.
3. This would give great attack speed and would drop magic resist so your spells would do more work.
4. Would give you a little magic resist and take away your enemies to do work.
5. If you are having a crazy good game then get this for fun.
6. For great cooldowns and good Attack speed.
His Passive: -Equipment Mastery
Jax's prowess with weapons and armor increase his fortitude as he gains equipment. Jax gains 3 health per point of Attack Damage and 2 health per point of Ability Power received from items.
This is great because you get some great health and can do some damage with all your life steal because your health will stay awhile unless they ignite.
His Q: -Leap Strike
Jax leaps towards a target. If it's an enemy, he attacks it and deals an additional 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 (+70% of ability power) magic damage.
This is one of your abilities that will help you the most. Combo it with Empower and you will rape.
His W: -Empower
Jax charges his weapon with energy, causing his next attack to deal 75/110/145/180/215 (+40% ap and 40% bonus ad) bonus magic damage.
This is what does all your damage. Will drop health like crazy.
His E: -Counter Strike
Passive: Increases Jax's dodge chance by 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 / 18%.
Active: Jax stuns surrounding enemies for 1 second and deals 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 / 160 (+60% of ability power) magic damage to them.
Usable only within 7 seconds of dodging an attack.
Does the stun and helps you dodge. Will help you out great one v one.
His R/Ult: -Relentless Assault
(passive) Jax's basic attacks increase his attack speed by 6 / 10 / 14% for a short duration, and hitting the same unit 2 consecutive times enhances Jax's next attack for 140 / 170 / 210 (+70% of ability power) bonus magic damage. Attack speed stacks up to 10 times.
(active) Grants 20/35/50 + Jax's dodge percent in bonus magic resistance for a short time upon activation.
Does a lot will stack to 10 and help with your guinsoo's that stacks to 8.
Skill Sequence of this build
I always Max out First because this is what does most of the damage you deal as Jax.
Then i Max out This is the next skill in the sequence because this helps your team fights by Wrecking all Enemies with a stun. So the more the Merrier.
Next I of course max out the last skill that you normally max out This does some damage but will only help chasing so if you have one point or a couple it will help you.
There are a couple points that i have to make about this build and Champ.
1.Jax is a fun champion and an incredible champ to play or have on your team. He will Help you wreck and do work for your team if he knows what hes doing. I would recommend playing him whenever you can because he is just a blast to play.
2.This build for him is An Ap build and will do some work. But the other 2 builds i have will also help you and be fun to play.
Second Jax Build(AD)
This is another way to play Jax that i play but this relies more on the 4th hit of your ult and just hits then your skills like the first build. This build is just as fun and if you complete it you do some crazy crits. I had crits going up to like 1500 when i was playing it was insane.
Have fun and give criticism.
Runes for the AD Build.
Marks: Greater Mark of Desolation I grab Armor Pen Runes so that you can take out people much easier even if they are getting some armor items.
Seals: I grab dodge seals once again because it just makes playing jax a fun time.
Glyphs: I grab Crit Strike Chance because with you items you will get some crazy damage with crits from the Inf Edge. So more of a chance means better Crits.
Quints: Greater Quintessence of Desolation Just more Armor Penetration that does work on tanks or anyone that gets armor.
I start of this build just like the last getting moving on to getting and Finishing . Then After getting the Normal . I grab a for the life steal and excellent damage. Plus the great passive it gives. Then after Finishing the I move on to the item that will get you a massive amount of attack damage going and making the Crits damage crazy. That would be the Infinity's Edge. This is a great items to make crits do a lot of damage. Then if you get this far which you wont you will have a lot of health from your passive so grab a For the armor and helpful Crit and Passive. But by this time the game will be done due to your massive Damage.
Alternative Items for Ad Jax.
A couple of suggestions.
1. Good attack speed and Damage.
2. Good damage and Armor Penetration
3. Great item and good Armor Penetration.
4.Madred's Bloodrazer Will destroy any tank with high health.
5. Great Lifesteal and Ward Friendly :)
6. If you are having a fun game :)
Third Build for Jax(Tanky Dps)
I play jax like this when im feeling the trolling. Because think a jax with health is a mean jax.Also a frozen mallet will destroy anyone. So if you are feeling like trolling have fun with this build.
: ) Enjoy.
Runes for Jax(Tanky Dps)
Marks:Greater Mark of Desolation For great armor penetration to have a little fun with.
Seals: Evasion= GOOD JAX!.
Glyphs: I get health with this build because a jax with a lot of health is a terrible jax to fight. especially with an atma's and a Frozen mallet.
Quints:Greater Quintessence of Vigor I wouldn't just get health runes so i took some health regen to help you regain that health out of battle.
Items For Jax(Tanky Dps)
I start of with the same items on jax that i normally do the standard
. But the things you see that are new.
Aegis of Legion Now you are probably thinking Phever you are an idiot why would you get this but as a Trolling Tanky Dps jax you can get right in on team fights and help out with this by giving stats plus help yourself. it works trust me.
Just think a normal Jax already does a lot of damage and wrecks hard. Imagine a Jax with Crazy health and a Slow.... WHA WHA WHA WHA WHAT! Yes a jax with a slow isnt very enemy friendly he does a lot of work with the slow.
Will take all your health and turn it into greatness.
Alternative Items for Tanky Dps
A couple Options.
1. When you have an Auto attack heavy enemy team. This will help team fights and one on one.
2. Will shut anyone down like Twisted Fate or Karthus or anyone that will slow you or stun.
3. The passive will help you greatly in a team fight with the slow.
4. Just for Extra armor and mana.
5. Just when you are having a good game and want to be extra terrible :D.
These are three ways i play jax and i hope they will help you. So try them Vote and Give feedback. :D