Jax Build Guide by bLeNzz
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Hey guys, this is my first guide on mobafire. This is not an in-depth guide and is just a short one to show how i build jax. Jax is a very strong champion if played to full potential he can destroy carries and is one of the easier champs to carry your team to victory in elo hell :). He is quite tanky but can unload a ton of damage.
Greater Seal of Resilience : Just for the extra survivability (mainly in lane).
Greater Mark of Strength : Easier last hitting and more damage.
Greater Glyph of Warding : Once again for extra survivability (mainly in team fights, or against ap bruisers in lane such as rumble).
Greater Quintessence of Strength : Easier last hitting again and easier to destroy carries and your laning enemy :)
You can go either way with this : 21/9/0 or 9/21/0 Personally i prefer 9/21/0 as it gives you much more survivability and makes you that little bit more tanky to last longer in team fights and destroy the enemy team. It does not matter to much which way you decide to go, this is just my preference :P
Boots and 3 Pots : Just for the extra movement and a bit more sustain :)
Dorans Blade x2 : Life steal, more survivability and a bit more damage. Always good :)
Phage : This leads into tri-force, i prefer to get phage over sheen, for the slow, health, and a bit more damage. Once you have this you should be able to 1v1 your lane opponent if you couldn't before. Most of the time i get this, but it depends on my lane opponent
Trinity Force : Once you have this you will deal amazing amounts of damage and survive longer. This is a very important item for Jax
Ninja Tabi : Either get these or Mercury Treads depending on their team comp. eg. double ap, get mercury treads. Lots of ad, get Ninja Tabi
Hextech Gunblade : Another amazing item for jax, the lifesteal the damage and the active just works amazingly well for Jax.
Wits End : This is an item I've been testing for a while and works very well for jax. The extra Magic resist, attack speed and passive is VERY good and I have fallen in love with this item for Jax
Maw of Malmortius : More magic resist will make you be able to last a long long time and amazing amounts of damage in team fights and that shield can be very handy to survive nukes and any other magic damage.
Atma's Impaler : The more health you have, the more attack damage you have... plus it gives you armor, why would you not want this item!?
I Get my Leap strike for Jax whenever i can as it scales of ad and can harass your lane opponent very well.
I then max my Empower for the extra damage and extra harass. Also remember to use this before you leap strike to an enemy as it will increase the damage of the leap strike.
I get my Counter strike at level 4 then max it last as i feel you only need one point in this, because i take it for the dodging and stun more-so than the damage.
And ofcourse max your ult whenever you can (6,11,16)
Flash : Of course get this every game unless you hate it and never use it. Use it to escape, Chase etc.
Exhaust : I either get this or ignite, i get exhaust if its going to be a hard lane and i get ignite if i feel like im going to dominate or because im versing an ap (rumble, ap nid etc.)
Basically, the most important part to winning a game is last hitting minions. If you get zoned really hard you could buy a Heart of Gold and/or Philosopher Stone and just try your best to last hit and win your lane :)
Please Test this build out before rating and commenting, so thanks for reading my guide and i hope i helped someone play Jax! :D