Jax Build Guide by the joe man
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ok so ive ben playing jax for a while and a found a pretty good nuild first guide so um i except critics i dont promise that this build is the one for you im just sharing my build so that hopefully it well help you and if it does DO NOT TELL YOUR FRIENDS BECAUSE I DONT WANT THAT MANY PEOPLE PLAYING JAX
lets do this (puts sunglasses on)
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JAX'S INSANE STORY
It is seldom the case where a champion is defined by his actions after joining the League of Legends rather than before. Such is the case with Jax, for whom the argument could be made that he is the most prolific tournament fighter currently at the Institute of War. Before joining the League, Jax was an unremarkable soldier-for-hire. For reasons known only to the former leader of the League, High Councilor Reginald Ashram, Jax was put on the top of the list of candidates to receive a League Judgment - the interview process that either accepts or rejects a prospective champion. His Judgment was the quickest in League history, where the Doors of Acceptance glowed and slowly swung open as soon as it began. Jax faced no recorded Observation or Reflection during his Judgment.
Jax proved himself to be an immediate terror in the Fields of Justice. The self-proclaimed ''Armsmaster of the League'' rattled off a streak of consecutive wins that to this day has not been matched. A number of summoners in the League grew concerned that the perceived objectivity of the League of Legends would be questioned by the presence of an unknown fighter who was unbeatable. For this reason, the new leader of the League (following Reginald Ashram's disappearance), High Councilor Heyward Relivash, created special restrictions for Jax to fight under. This was something the League had never done before, and something that has never been done since. The burly fighter responded by imposing his own special conditions; as a means of protest, he permitted himself to fight using only a brass lamppost. Neither the League's sanctions nor his own has affected his winning ways. The League has since rescinded its sanctions, but Jax has not; he fights and fights well with his trusty brass lamppost.
i go for the classic dodge seals and quintessences get what you want for marks and glyphs i just prefer damage and reduced cooldown i know pretty offensive but HEY ITS MY BUILD
i get just enough for dodge in defense and 1 in utility for that reduced cooldown on ghost and the rest pure offense eh its flexible EXCEPT FOR THE DODGE
jax's role includes him getting kills but thats not his role. his role is making sure the enemy dosent put a hand on his team but instead of taking the damage like a tank actauly his passive does do that but whatever. he deals damage! if you look at your log with this build it should say five kills twenty assists and zero deaths thats right you barely die seriously this must be why in jax's story he never lost a battle. so think of him as some sort of hybrid anti carry anti dps anti fiddlesticks anti jungler super tank and assasin. pretty dull role eh?
i get the dorans blade cause jax benefits from it and i know what your saying (oh but its better getting some boots and some pots) well ill be honest you need a potion to survive, and thats why when you have 135 gold u drop everything and blue pill. (noobs that means go back to base) and buy as many potions as you can. then start working on ninja tabi (i usually get boots first) then straight on to hextech gunblade for well.... every possible reason. then i get a frozen mallet, now i know that most people would prefer ryalas crystal scepter well let me explain my reasoning. ok lets look at the pros and cons and compare the both of the items the scepter has spell slow, costs less and give ap which gives hp while frozen mallet costs more, give more hp and gives on hit slow which means even an auto attack will slow, and gives attack damage which jax does not only benefit more from but gets more health from. but hey you want the cheaper one go for it. next get gaurdian angel because of the passive and the fact that you have like 3000 health and dont need no more health (ok maybe a warmog for fun) and if the game goes this long which it probably wont you can pick the last item (its totally a warmog right) i personaly get the elixars before the last item but if the game went this long wow new record
EDIT SINCE THE NEW PATCH MOST OF JAXES ABILITIES SCALE BETTER WITH AP SO BY RYLIAS SEPTER UNLESS THEY BUILD HEAVY MAGIC RESISTANCE BUY THE FROM NOW ON BUY DA SCEPTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i put all skills equally so theres really nothing to say here so, nice weather were having
EDIT if ur doing very well only lvl up counter strike a bit more cause if you level it up early it does a ton of damage (most people dont notice this because they only put one lvl into it
i always go with exhaust and ghost if there is a replacement and there isnt, go for ignite and flash and if your getting another summoner skill u might as well get the mastery for it unless its flash we dont have that many mastery points
dont go mid! farm and harass tell level 6 empower plus leapstrike, and when in lane against a ranged dps go in the bush (but he'll see me go in) that's not the point the point is they cant attack you and then you leap them so they dont just auto attack you early game. after level 6 change tactics to being a jungler if you have a jungler ask him first before entering the jungle yeah it dosent make cents but hey again its MY BUILD
EDIT if playing twisted tree line go top and hope you get a ad ranged like catylin and her*** her to her tower dont give any exp and when you buy tabi let her push to ur tower and get a nice kill
Creeping / Jungling
when jungling get the blue golem buff first jax cant spam his skills in jungles cause of his horrible mana pool unless he has that blue golem buff! then get the red lizard buff for even less mana problems and do a couple ganks cause this may be a good guide but its kinda expensive you can change back to a laner any time you want just do a little jungle
Pros / Cons
ill list the pros and cons her:
great health for a dps
you wont get hit cause of dodge
has the best dps stun thats an aoe!
sometimes forced to initiate if team has no tank even though he'll probable die
always focused (you'l scare them into attacking squishy champs instead late game if all goes well)
so thats my first build and go critics
and on a note you suck against mages other than fiddle who you can just stun in the middle of his drain or before his ult and that you see a glass canon (ashe or tristina) level 5 and after GO FOR IT you can also dodge ranged dps attacks, and mage regular attacks though im not to sure about regular attacks ill check later (im to lazy to do it now)ill constantly update and fix my grammar soon ill post a fiddlesticks and singed guild maybe a poppy too