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Jax Build Guide by imaCreator

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League of Legends Build Guide Author imaCreator

Jax - Offtank-AD/Hybrid Jungle Guide

imaCreator Last updated on April 11, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hey Guys!My name is Tom and this is my first Guide here on Mobafire! I hope you enjoy reading it!

Its for Jax , the OP Jungle Offtank. In this Guide I'll build him as an AD-Offtank. He is an Anti-Carry, which can be played in many ways.
Don't Downvote before you tested it! Please give me feedback :)


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Pros / Cons

Pros

  • Fast clearing due to his passive
  • Epic Ganks
  • Good Sustain in Jungle due to his Counter Strike
  • Can Carry Games hard
  • Good Late-game
  • On-Hit Gap Closer with his Leap Strike


Cons
  • a bit squishy earlygame
  • decent speed , but not the fastest jungler
  • sometimes hard to place his stun
  • If he completly fails earlygame its hard to carry

So , as you see , in my opinion , there are way more Pros than Cons!


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Masteries

Masteries
3/5
1/1
4/1
4/5
1/1
1/1
3/1
3/1
1/
1/5
3/1
4/1
1/1

I use this setup for fastest jungle speed and max sustain, I just swapped from my old masteries , because I found out that the magic pen and cooldown reduction is way better than 9 ad at 18 and 10% crit dmg since you don't build crit.

You could swap Veteran's Scars and Durability with Tough Skin and Bladed Armor , its just a matter of preference.

9/21/0 would work too , but I like the damage more! So masteries are up to you, I prefer these.

As long as yourtanky enough to survive or offensive enough to kill the jungle fast , its okay.


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Runes / Other reasonable Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
9

This is my Runepage for Jungle Jax! You can swap almost any Runes , again , it's just a matter of preference.





Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Mark of Attack Speed
9

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

For Red Runes , you can use any of these , I guess its pretty obvious.





Runes

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Yes, this is the only choice for Yellow Runes.




Runes

Greater Glyph of Attack Speed
9

Greater Glyph of Attack Damage
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9
Blue Runes are again (yea, really again :P) a matter of preference :) You can use any runes here.





Runes

Greater Quintessence of Lethality
3

Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed
3

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
3

Quintessences is same like blue .. Any of these will fit this build.


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Summoner Spells

Viable Summoner Spells

is a MUST HAVE for a jungler! Don't even bother switching these!

2nd Spell is up to you .. It can be any of these:
Good to finish of these Runners ;)
All around a good spell . Escape , gap closing etc etc.
Chase , escape , almost same like flash.
Even harder ganks!

Don't even dare to use any other summoner spells!


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Skills Explanation

This is Jax passive. For every hit, you gain attackspeed for a few second , stacks up to 6. Nice for your Jungling speed.







This is Jax's On-Hit Gapcloser. There's nothing much to say , you can use it as initiator , to get faster to jungle creeps etc etc.






This is Jax's skill which improves his next basic attack. It's pretty good and together with a trinity force , it deals 'tons of damage'. If you activate it right after a basic attack , it's faster than a new basic attack, it resets the autoattack-timer.






This Skill is my favourite skill. When you activate it , you dodge every basic attack. Upon a second activation or after a few seconds , it stuns all nearby enemys for a second. Use it before you hit ur Q and activate it right after you jumped on your victim.






This is Jax Ultimate. Every third basic attack , you deal additional 100/160/220 magic damage. That's a lot together with your E and the proc of Trinity Force
But that's only the passive.
Upon activation you gain Armor and Magic Res, if you have a lot of AD and AP , you gain even more def, you will be a tanky damagedealer! Pretty nice.


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Why don't I max Q before E? Well , you can max Q before , but the shorter cooldown on your stun is way better than a bit more damage from your Q.

YourW ( Empower ) together with your AutoAttacks is your main pool of damage , so I max it first.
Grab E on lvl 1 for that dodge and stun to kill all that junglecreeps.

If you want to gank at lvl 2 , grab Leap Strike before Empower


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Jungle Route

Your Jungle Route is
Wolves ( hit , then press e when he is about to hit you , so you dont take any damage.)
Blue Buff (Same as wolves)
If possible -> GANK
Wraiths
Wolves
Red Buff
Golems

Gank whenever possible.
Here's stonewall008's video , its same route.


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Situational Items/Other good items

You can swap any item of this guide.

When jungling Jax , you often want to swap items, sometimes you need to be tankier, sometimes your team needs more damage! NEVER EVER BUILD DIRECTLY ANY BUILD FROM MOBAFIRE! BEFORE BUILDING ANY ITEM, START THINKING IF IT'S REALLY THE BEST CHOICE!
For example , getting Trinity Force later , and instead get Frozen Mallet + Atma's Impaler ealier and then build your triforce..

If you want to be a tankier Jax] , here are some good items

ARMOR

against heavy AD-Carrys
Personally , I'm not building this often on Jax , but I guess its okay . Armor + HP + DPS
This Item got everything you need. Always build it after any Hp item.
This item is good if you have a squishy team or you want to help your team
MAGIC RESISTANCE

Nice mres and Hp regen. nothing much to say

Maw of Malmoritus(no pic available?) Well. Nice AD , mres and a nice passive. If you like this item, go get it !

All Around Nice item. HP, Mana, mres and you block a spell each 45 sec.

This is a decent item for Jax. You get attackspeed, magic resist AND magic damage.

Get this when theres some annoying cc champ like Malzahar with his ult.
OFFENSIVE ITEMS

Maw of Malmoritus(no pic :( ) this item is offensive and defensive for Jax, a pretty good choice.

This item is all around good for Jax. more sustain , more damage and a nice active. I don't think its as good as it was, but it's still a good choice.

ONLY , and really ONLY get this item if your fed. otherwise you are too squishy , there are better choices.

good for early AP and attackspeeed, i like to get this early

Get this if you want to play him mainly AD and the enemys do have around 100 armor , if they have more , get Last Whisper


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Warding with your Lantern


Red: Warding these is REALLY REALLY important. Never let them get a free Dragon or Baron. If it's not warded , go ward with your lantern , or if your fed/you got enough golds , sight wardss are cheap and help you ALOT.

Blue: Ward your jungle if your getting counter jungled a lot (Mostly by strong counter junglers like Lee Sin ). Ward enemy jungle if you want to counterjungle. (only do it if you can 1v1 the enemy jungler/the other jungler is somewhere else)

Green: Ward this if your Lanes fail and get ganked a lot and they don't want to buy wards - it's mainly a problem at top lane in lower elo/normal games.


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Summary

Jungle Jax is quite good if you know how to play him.You can play him in many different ways! If you fail the first few games, it's not a problem! Keep practising and never stop learing!
Please Upvote if you like it , and if you downvote , at least give me a reason!


Sorry for my bad english , my motherlanguage is german ;-)

Last but not least:

Thanks to JhoiJhoi! Her epic guide can be found here!