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Jax Build Guide by micram12

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League of Legends Build Guide Author micram12

Jax - Tons of Damage (Guaranteed)

micram12 Last updated on June 10, 2012
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Lane

[VS]

Jungle

Ability Sequence

1
7
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
2
4
5
8
9
Ability Key W
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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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

Jax to me is one of the best solo top champions in League of Legends, an amazing damage output as well as a dodge skill makes him perfect against AD champion like Renekton, Fiora, Etc.
Its extremely hard to fail on Jax no matter how you build him but I thought I'd share my build with you.


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Runes

I take armor penetration marks as a standard for all AD champions.
Armor seals help on both solo top or in the jungle mitigating physical damage.
as for glyphs magic resist is always a great choice, I take the per level runes for help against magic damage late game.
finally for quints i take physical damage for lane power or movement speed for help on ganks.


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Masteries

For masteries, go all the way down the offense but make sure to take the armor & magic penetration masteries and make sure not get the critical damage mastery.
Also put 9 points in the defense tree, going all the down to the 30 health for laning, or getting decreased minion damage and health regeneration for jungling.


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Items

Like I said in the introduction, any hybrid, AD or AP build will work on Jax but personally I have 3 must buys for Jax, if laning I rush Hextech Gunblad.
If jungling i head for Trinity Force before Gunblade.
In either case my third item will usually be Guinsoo's Rageblade.
Just remember to get Wriggle's Lantern for jungling.


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Skill Sequence

Maxing Empower first gives you the most damage output, always remember you use Empower right after a basic attack as it resets your attack timer (does really high damage once you have sheen).
I max Leap Strike second for mobiliy and to sync its cooldown with Empower (if you use Leap Strike after activating Empower it will deal the damage of both abilities)
Since the duration of the stun does not increase I level up Counter Strike last.


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Summoner Spells

When laning, I take Ignite/Flash for most cases, however substituting Ignite for exhaust can help you bye reducing the enemy's damage as well as helping you escape ganks.
Feel free to try any summoner spells you like such as Teleport, Surge or even Heal.


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Summary

To conclude, Jax is known in the League of Legends community as a Tanky DPS champion, he truly lives up to the name.
I recommend you give him a try, he is only 1350 witch is not a bad deal at all.
I'd just like to say that this is my first build and hope you all enjoyed it, if you have any tips that can help me improve my future builds please leave a comment and thank you.