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Built this more for theorycrafting, so figured might as well go all out... I also play Garen, Tyrn, and Hymerdinger... But Jax is really the only Champion I have consistent success with... I like the way he plays... and the Suprise Butt Seckz is nice 2
Build far enough into defense in order to get Nimbleness + the extra dodge. Helps with Jax's skills very well.
From there, everything goes into offense, Cripple works very well when chasing... Also helps lower Resist for the Suprise Butt Seckz
T3 Quin of Evasion: I go with this instead of the HP quin because I find myself relying more on Dodging than just absorbing hits... plus Dodges = no damage
T3 Glyph of Focus: CD reduction... Helpful on chases and getting your Suprise Butt Seckz rdy again
T3 Seal of Evasion: More Dodge, nuff said
T3 Mark of Strength: Increased Attack Damage, also helps Jax's starting health due to his 'Weapon Mastery'
Just varying levels of importance of skills
Relentless Assault > Empower > Leap Strike > Counter-Attack
1st 3 levels are just to get all skills... Leap Strike (aka Suprise Butt Seckz), Empower (aka Lubrication), then Counter-Attack (Anti-Suprise Butt Seckz)
Leap Strike is your primary attack, and really should never be used without empower. Reason Empower is > Leap Strike, is the fact you get more Dmg for your point with it
Counter-Attack gives u 10% dodge off the bat, plus its AoE stun is nice... I find as long as I'm in combat, I have it available to use
Doran's Blade is 1st item I get... hands down... more HP, plus attack damage (which is even more HP) and LifeSteal to keep Laning longer
I put down how my build order actually goes in most games... but the main items are as follows
Ninja Tabi: Movement Speed 2, 12% Dodge, and a bit of armor... only real item I see using with Jax
Guinsoo's Rageblade: Works very well with Jax's Ultimate, and you actually GAIN health the longer you attack... frickin epic lol
Sheen / Trinity Force: gives you a bit of mana as well as ability power (which is also health to Jax) but it's passive is what we're looking for... 100% to double damage on next physical attack... Aka... Super Suprise Butt Seckz. Sheen is cheap, and later, its nice to go for the Trinity Force due to it making this passive better by 50% and slowing and etc
Hextech Gunblade: Taken to give Jax another Ranged attack as well as the Huge boost in AD and AP, as well as much needed Life/Mana Steal... I find that once I get the Hextech Revolver, (one step below Gunblade) I no longer worry about mana
Madred's Bloodrazor: Rarely am I ever able to fully build this, but this is taken for the additional AD, extra Attack speed, and helps melt through anyone with it's passive of 4% of targets Max HP as Magic Damage
Early game sucks... just saying... But as long as you play smart, you may get a quick kill or 2... with this build, I really feel Jax lacks a lot of power before he get's his Guinsoo Rageblade... After that its pretty much just Butt Seckz
Hardest part about Jax... is realizing your not invincible... with all the AD and AP giving you HP... you look and feel like a tank... but are squishy as hell! Try not to initiate and wait to suprise butt seckz people... (PS, Jax is a fiend at Kill Steals lol)
Pros / Cons
-Any squishy player is dead in less than a second with the suprise butt seckz
-Excellent at Chasing
-Jumping out of Bushes is just awesome... made better when yelling SUPRISE BUTT SECKZ
-Gets stronger the longer Jax is in constant Combat
-You FEEL invincible... but aren't
-Has ability to make players overly sure about their survival chances