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Hi there, this is my first guide ever, plPlease do not down-vote without commenting :)
The reason that i choose to do a Jax guide is that this is currently my fav hero, his new remake has made him even better, if you know how to play Jax. This new remake really seperates the good jax player from the average.
-This i the way i play Jax, and i've been getting really good results. (Won 14 out of 15 recent matches)
I simply use FLAT AD Runes, i know that this might be stupid, but i havent experimented with other yet. I would suggest getting some Armor pen instead, or maybe just do hybrid runes. (FLAT AP/AD)
The flat AD runes make up for an excelent start, and you can solo the bluebuff right away. That is, ofcourse, if you use the new counter-strike spell wisely.
This mastery makes up for a really good jungler, supports his early AD, and the few points in defensive is making him able to withstand more creepblows. This is the mastery that Phreak uses too.
You might notice that the items i choose manly gives jax attackspeed, and stack/dmg each attack, I do this only to increase his DPS, his ult+ionic sparks is just an incredible add to the normal autoattack, he will be able to takeout almost every hero in a matter of seconds in the lategame. I also grab the hextech gunblade as he is a hybrid champ, and to give him surviveability + an extra 300dmg burst. If you use the gunblade on the same target that you Empower+leapstrike, you'll see that the champion is pretty sure to go down atleast 1/4 of his/her HP, especially squishy carries.
I choose Counter-strike because of the new awesome remake, and max this first, especially against attackspeed-stacking opponents, this way you'll be able to do almost 700 dmg with a well timed lvl 5-counter-strike. This is also extreamly good for jungeling as it makes you able to completly ignore the creeps for a little over 2 seconds (including the stun ofc.)
-I only get one point in leapstrike, since i only use it to catch up on enemy champions when ganking.
-Empower is a verylow cooldown, burstdmg attack, that is why this is maxed as my second. Make sure to use this as often as possible in teamfights.
I use ghost to get a lot of ganks in the start, since i wait a little to fully upgrad the boots. This is awesome since you can ezly catch up with a champion trying to flash towards tower on their lane, when you gank.. Smite is pretty obvious. :)
Your job as Jax is to take out the enemy carries, and fast! His leapstrike makes him able to get close to both Tristana, Vayne, Caitlyn etc. jumping over tank, and almost completly ignoring the rest of their team.
Keeping their carry bussy will lead to victory in most teamfights, and the good thing is that Jax will pretty much take the damn carries out every time. This is due to the incredible burst of the Empower+leapstrike combo + the 300dmg Hextech Gunblade. The combo for taking out an enemy carry would look something like this R+W+Q+E+1 (1= Gunblade) As you take out carries you might notice yourself getting pretty strong, and with the attackspeed and Ionic sparks, Jax is perfect at solopushing lanes while the teams are bussy fighting.