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Jax Build Guide by Zzirr

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Zzirr

Jax - Stomping for dummies

Zzirr Last updated on May 15, 2013
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Honor Guard
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pickpocket
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nimble
 
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Hi,my name is Zzirr,and this is my Jax guide,i've started playing league of legends in april,2012 and jax was the first champion i bought,and one of my favorites.


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What is Jax?Why chosing him over other champions?

Jax is a melee hybrid dps champion,who relies on items and specializes in dealing tons of damage,and absorbing some punishment aswell. is one of the bests solo top champions,because of his massive damage output,and overall tankiness,there are few champions that can 1v1 Jax.If you like dueling,feel free to try Jax


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Pros and cons

Pros

Insane damage
Awesome mobility with Leap Strike
Almost unkillable late-game
Kills you with a lamp post

Cons

Weak early game
Mana hungry until you grab your Sheen
Item reliant


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Masteries and runes

My masteries are :

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
1/1
4/1
3/1
3/5
1/1
1/1
1/5
3/1
3/1
1/
1/
This will give you the extra ad and ap when ignite is on cooldown,AS,to combo with your passive,AD,to help you get the lasthits,and armor penetration.
The runes I use are pretty standart :
Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
3

AD,to help your early game farming,and resistances,to absorb some punishment


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Summoner Spells

Flash Free escape from ganks card

Ignite Good for securing kills

Smite If you are going jungle

Exhaust If you want some more chasing power

Ghost Good escape spell.Not as good as Flash

Cleanse If they have strong cc,read Amumu

Revive No

Clairvoyance No

Heal No

Clarity No

Barrier If they have a high burst assassin,such as Akali or Zed

Teleport Backdoor your way to victory


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Ability explanation



Great passive,will give you some awesome attack speed per hit,making you a feared duelist



This is your gap closer/escape skill,you can use it on enemies,or allies,but it obviously will not damage your allies



This ability will deal tons of damage,and it resets your attack timer,so you can use it after a basic attack,to attack twice.This ability can be used before your Leap Strike to deal bonus damage.



This will make you an excelent counter to melee adcs,such as Master Yi or Fiora.It blocks all the basic attacks dealt to you for a short duration,and after that ends,it stuns all the enemies that are nearby,dealing damage based on how many attacks jax dodged.



Your ultimate have two parts,a passive one and an active one

Passive:Hitting 3 consecutive times enhances Jax's next attack,dealing bonus magic damage.

Active:Active: Jax gains 25/35/45 (+30% of his bonus attack damage) armor and 25/35/45 (+20% of his ability power) magic resist for 8 seconds.

This is an OP spell,let me tell you why :
He deals the bonus damage,even when your ultimate is on cooldown.Time your third attack with your Empower to deal tons of damage to a single target.

On teamfights,activate this and jump to their ad carry,your ultimate will make you tanky enough to soak heavy damage for your team.


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Items

You can start three diferent ways,but your main goal early game is boots and at least one Doran's Blade,since its passive will give you some nice sustain early on.
Your next goal should be Blade of the Ruined King and Trinity Force,for sustain and damage output,never forgeting the wards.Grab level 2 boots when needed,and get some damage + durability items,to fulfill your role as bruiser late-game.


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Playing Jax

Play passive early on.Try to last hit as much minions as you can.Last hit should not be a problem,since you have ad runes and masteries.Don't try to pick fights early on,since you will get out of mana really quickly.When you get level 6,is when you can begin to play a little more aggressive,because of Grandmaster's Might passive,that will deal amazing damage.On team fights,your role is to destroy enemies that are nearby. Watch out for heavy cc,and always try to focus the enemy ad carry or ap carry,specially the ad carry.Don't worry about heavy damage,since Grandmaster's Might will make you extremely tanky,and feel free to disengage if you are dying.