Jax Build Guide by Aleksdgreat
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Intro: Why jungle Jax?
THis build is too easily bursted down but shines when not bursted. **** how do i delete this? Some1 do that for me if u can.
Hello and straight to the point.
Why Jax should jungle?
-His *** gets kicked by most popular picks on lane.
-He truly shreds the jungle.
-Ganks? Gap closer and a stun is rather strong.
-He is very strong in every moment in the game. And he is demigod lategame.
-He does not rely on flash.
I'm not going to explain jungle in detail as we are not lvl 1's here.
Basically I recommend Exhaust because Jax has so much healing he is better off staying and fighting unless he has a nice insta-Leap-out situation. Exhaust works best in those clutch moments.
Do not buy Wriggle's Lantern. You don't need it to shred jungle and it doesn't give enough offence with which Jax scales epicly (not a word). Support is for warding and teammates are for helping with dragon.
What I suggest is Bilgewater Cutlass after Boots of Speed. This item provides sustain just like Wriggle, but builds into stuff and is super useful for ganking and duels. Its 150 damage is sweet but the slow is what makes it so superb early game.
Then upgrade boots, most likely into Mercury's threads.
Coming next, one of the most cost-efficient item: Guinsoo's Rageblade. With this shiny thing you will win any 1v1. And tbh it happens as soon as with Cutlass only. I met players who underestimated Jax' power and tried counterjungling. They died or ran away in shock.
That's the almost-core.
Mid game, late game.
At this point you will have Hextech Gunblade and Guinsoo's Rageblade and you are thinking how to build in response to enemy.
If your team lacks beef, Giant's Belt. If it lacks CC, Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
Most often I get that Belt because the burst and DPS from the core 2 blades ( :D ) is so strong that I just need to secure my life more. With HP, as I have resist runes and ultimate.
Most games end or already ended near this point.
But still. Nextly I build Rabadon's Deathcap, which adds so much dmg. Items I buy after (and before) all scale with this purchase.
Then Rylai's and Lich Bane which also scales with every item I have. And does ~5tons of damage more than Trinity Force.
Now if you make sure your other teammates get focused, go in. It's also good if you stay close to your carry to kill the thing that somehow got through your teamwall.
Why I claim the build is most efficient?
Well, Jax is super carry and so he scales greatly with any offence you buy, so many player's builds are subpar and they blindly follow them without trying anything else.
With my build, Jax has formidable DPS, burst, healing, and beef. It combined allows to take any 1v1's, most 1v2's, and some 1v3's. But any OK-Jax build can do that. What I like about my build is that every item scales with the rest of them.
I am strongly against Trinity Force. This item scales only with cooldowns, is costly, and gives all-and-nothing. And some 150 dmg every 2 seconds? Buy any other AD and you will do way more dmg during those 2 seconds and also heal from it. And Jax does not need this movement speed buff as he is already very mobile and with CC. Nor does he need the Slow chance. Tforce is simply best on champions who just get tanky after it. Not on arguably the biggest super carry in the game.
I also really believe my build is universal. There are no better options, you cannot swap any item. I thought about this. And I used this build since the very Jax remake that brought my attention to this champion. And I looked at other players' fail builds, making the champ look bad. I disagreed with those top rated builds here. There is no better way than super scaling build on super scaling champion.
Outro: if you are good with Jax, just try to jungle with him my way.
You will likely be surprised with the outcomes.
So, steal dat blue buff if you must and enjoy Jax while he's OP-ish.
And I wish you a many pentas! (sic)