Jax Build Guide by Osimi
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Tank-Damage Jax / Crit Jax bui
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Hello! and welcome to my Jax build, or at least one of them.
This build is made for him to make use of his Attack Speed potential, Ability Power potential and his Survive ability potential
I don't recommend this guide for people who are used to getting boots as it can mess up the build, it is made for you not to need them so you can stand there and eat people, or at least survive long enough for your team to come help in late game fights etc.
Your damage out put, should you find yourself getting all 4 of the core damage items, be increasingly high, so you can, if you want, just jump in and kill there ADC or low hp players in seconds, the build makes you able to last in team fights should you find yourself being focused and also still push out the damage, along with if not being focused you can happily eat at there weaker players.
Right, so you've got your items, other than rush for a Gunblade, they can all be very dependent on whats going on!
So, after you've got you're Gunblade, or near finishing it, You next item can be anything, However NEVER make it the Infinity edge, that one comes last, always.
This leaves you with Either Rageblade, Trinity force or a defensive item to be building next, or multi-build is you want to.
Firstly, whats happening to -you- are you good on surviving or not? are they trying to gank you? and What are they building against you?
So. if they have caught onto you going down the AP path first, and start to counter it, go up the AD path for Rageblade, or Trinity, if you aren't too pushed on surviving, if you are, but still want to go down the damage line, rush Rageblade for its passive, or go get Phage for Trinity. If you're however, getting very lower on heath at the end of a fight, maybe you should get some armor or magic resist so that you're in no danger of dying in the first place?
Secondly, however, What is happening around you? is there ADC getting fed? is there mid getting fed? is there jungler fed?
Well, is there jungler is fed, its probable best to be ready for him, because if he hasn't got you, he'll be coming, so build something to counter him, but remember about who you against in lane also. If mid or the ADC is fed, consider being ready to switch what your building so you're not ripped to pieces so fast that your items don't make any difference because you're all ready dead.
For the start you have a few options, Long Sword and potions, Amp tome and potions, Doran's Blade or Doran's Shield, I tend to go with the tome and potion, as this will benefit you more over the game and sooner.
Right, so you can do two things with this build, you can run in if you want and lead the charge should you need too, However, its recommended you have your defensive items before you go do that.
Or you can let another run in and then you yourself can go killing, so aim for the glass cannon or the weakest person on there team, since you'll be able to take them out in seconds of leaping in. You can also use that to jump in behind on there last person to be following them, kill em and run off again, taking them down a player for the team fight, tho be careful, don't want to die yourself to them being fast to react! so try to plan your escape ahead of time should things go wrong etc.
Don't be afraid to tank for another player, if it gets you kills its all good, it'll be better having them focus you over a glass cannon or an ADC, since you should be able to last allot longer than them in a fight.
Pros / Cons
Okay. So every build has its Pros and cons.
The biggest con for this build is that if you're not doing too well it just wont work if you keep trying to use it. It just wont, simple as. Hence why I stress to never build the infinity edge first.
The good part to the con is however, This build is changeable very easily without much hassle, you just drop the Infinity edge for either boots, or more defense etc.
Another con on this build, if your team hate you, and your ahead and now they decide they want to focus you, you don't have no boots, so this can be a problem should no one want to help you. If they do help, then you should be fine, and its all happy days, but try not to hate on your team too much, or give them good reasons to hate on you.
Other than the first two cons, its generally decent, Just try not too get too cocky with it I guess.