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Jax Build Guide by amerstr

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League of Legends Build Guide Author amerstr

Leap Strike, Counter Strike, LEGENDARY!

amerstr Last updated on May 16, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
3/
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 19

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 11


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Introduction

Hi, i am amerstr and this is my first guide on mobafire so please do not judge too harshly. this is a guide about my main champ, Jax , in which i bought when i was level 5 and never used him, but now, i have unlocked the true power of the grandmaster! in this guide you will know how to get jax to be as OP as an fresh urfed champ!

NOTE: THIS BUILD WORKS BEST ON 3V3, BUT IT WAS TESTED ON 5V5 AND WORKED JUST AS WELL.


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Pros / Cons


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Skill Sequence

i always take Leap Strike as a starter, since it can really help you catch first blood. i then take Counter Strike and then focus on maxing out Empower and Counter Strike. when i observed other people playing jax, i almost sobbed at how ridiculously they initiated with their skills. Most of them were something like this:
Leap Strike > Empower > chase with Counter Strike

but, SERIOSLY, that is NOT how you should be starting a fight! the PROPER way to do it looks something like THIS:
Activate Counter Strike, wait for 0.5 seconds > Leap Strike and STAY NEAR the enemy so the stun takes place > Empower and chase with Ghost.

So far this is the best way to initate that i found out, now, what would you do if an enemy used all their abilities on you? run, ofcourse! so that is exactly what YOU would do to scare them and chase them with Ghost, activating Empower whenever is cools down. i have slain hundreds apon hundreds of enemies like this.


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Items

i start off with Doran's Shield, because it gives great survivability early game and helps you get first blood, then i farm to get Mercury's Treads, and then go for Trinity Force. %95 of the time the enemy team surrenders/loses right after i finish my Trinity Force, BUT, if the game is still going you should rush a Frozen Mallet and stack two Hextech Gunblade for that extra damage, AP, Spell vamp, and life steal that could pretty much win you the match. IF the team has heavy AD / AP then you can get Thornmail / Force of Nature instead of Frozen Mallet.


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Summoner Spells

I always take Ignite and Ghost. when i play 5V5 i choose Teleport and Ghost. GHOST IS A MANDATORY SS FOR JAX. CHASE THEM WITH YOUR EMPOWER AND ESCAPING IS VERY IMPORTANT AND GHOST HELP YOU DO JUST THAT. soome viable spells for jax are:

Flash
Smite (jungling not included in this guide)
Exhaust
Fortify (dominion)

you can chose any of these spells along with Ghost. Ghost is you heart. never choose anything but Ghost and one of the above ( i prefer Ignite )


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Summary

If you play jax exactly as said above, then he will be SUPER OP. i took down a shyvana with her ulti on 1v1! i also slew nautilus AND kennen in a 1v3 ( i didnt die ;) shyvana ran away ). please comment before voting down, this build is a scratch and any critisism will be appreciated :).

add me lol?

amerstr.

(PS im lvl 22 im kinda new to the game :( )