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Jarvan IV Build Guide by rhysyo

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League of Legends Build Guide Author rhysyo

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rhysyo Last updated on September 14, 2011
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Ability Sequence

1
5
8
13
15
Ability Key Q
2
4
10
14
18
Ability Key W
3
7
9
12
17
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

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 0


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Who is rhysyo

I am an semi experienced LOL player who enjoys the game my stats in ranked are awful at the moment but on the other hand normal wins 769 and counting normal losses nearly 900

Please vote for this to be seen and used please do a couple of games with this build before voteing look at whole guide and I am going to be updating every day I hope and dont feel afraid to add me and maybe do a game im on north american.


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Introduction

welcome to my first guide ever so please leave constructive criticism I have been playing lol for about a year seen some fantastic strategies on a variety of champions.And this guide will tell you how to counter some of the champions Jarvan struggles with and if you are against him how to dominate with and against him solo and duo lane.

thanks to jhoijhoi for the banner


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Pros/Cons

PROS More sustainability and farming capablilty than other jarvan guides of solo top or duo top a lot more damage than others so you can kill fast so u dnt have to worry about more tank items.That's why I build them later but not to squishy either perfect mix in my opinion not like Warmogs atmas builds which basicly make you a chunk of meat if they have.

Or Brands passive and even you're own if facing an enemy Jarvan with lots of hp it is very good late game. This is a good all round build in my opinion late game builds are useless mid to late which allows you to have a good late so that's why I made my build the way I have.

CONS not a full tank and not a full dps build its a tanky dps best of both

THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT JARVAN IV
madreds bloodrazer Great item against hp tanks like

better than madreds bloodrazer but 6 sec cooldown for you're passive


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Summoner Spells

Why flash because of you're ult if you get tower dived and they have no ghost or flash up.Or other blink ultimate them the tower if no creeps are there will hit them and then flash out imprisoning them inside it hopefully netting you a kill note: takes practise.
Is good especially if you are solo top helps you keep you're level and go back and upgrade items.
I would not get this it is not as good as it used to be get much better and worth the gold and opens up another summoner spell to be chosen.
with this build is not needed.
With this build is not needed philosopher's stone
will keep you're mana and health up aswell as gold per five.
Is good but is better for escaping or initiating.


Check saintvicious out if you want to jungle not me.



Good but I prefer and also an escape.


You're a tanky dps no damage reduction needed you will out live them anyway.


If you want but it is a waste you need an escape.
PLEASE CHECK THERE SUMMONERS BEFORE DIVEING :)


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Mastery recap if you're in a game

Masteries
3/5
1/5
4/1
1/1
3/5
3/1
3/1
4/5
2/5
1/1
1/1
3/5
1/1


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Why these runes

gives Jarvan more armour to stop them ad carries tearing you limb from limb.
greater mark of desolation
Jarvans abilities are mostly physical damage based so more pen more damage basicly.
Better last hitting for people who struggle and more damage early game.
magic resist against casters they will cry
Please remember these runes are required I just prefer them and have had a lot of success with them and can go more damage or defence orientated if you wish.


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Unique skills



Can give other attack damage allies armour penetration on that target for a dew seconds which is very usefull for a champion like will let you're team do a lot more damage then they would without you.
Basicly the same as active but gives you a shield and a a lot less of a cool down,and the slow stacks with W which is very good indeed and should be abused to make the enemy have no chance of just outrunning you're team.


Can be used to knock up multiple enemies at once and give allies attack speed and armour which makes you're squishys not so squishy especially combined with aegis if you want to support you're team better.
Good for imprisoning enemies also counts as terrain so team mates or enemies like can pin allies or enemies against the area of affect it has into the circle.
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Ability recap if you're in a game

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


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How to use Jarvan and how not to

If you get counter ganked please cancel ult asap so this doesn't happen you're team will hate you for it.


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Core items

Gives Jarvan more burst compliments his passive nicely nice move speed to chase critical chance a phage that slow honestly all round great item on him.


philosopher's stoneMana health regen gold per 5 what more do you want sustainability and also later in game if you get bursted down with cc like you want to out regenerate it .

Goes well with his W skill and stacks the slows which = a mega slow to there team when they try and escape you're team.

gap closing item is great and survival is good versus them squishy casters who you will laugh at as they do little damage to you with this bad *** item goes well with you're Randuin's Omen.


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More dps items

Just a boss item combines with the mastery and you're passive is just great against hp tanks like .

Still as boss as ever for more tanky than dps if you're struggling farming and want more armour and lifesteal get it.

on top of you're Q will cry and curl up into his shell and shout OP.


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More defensive items

Useful against crowd control heavy teams for example can block or a stun for example .

Can remove pesky and also .

Defence from casters and solves all his mana needs if you feel you really need it get it.

Defence form caster and ad alike helps youre team if no one has one and feel you're core can wait get it.

Useful against area of effect ultimates e.g
just a few examples If you feel you need ad and resistance until you get you're banshees


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Farming

As Jarvan farming is not a problem especially with this build it provides a lot of lane sustainability thanks too wriggles lantern and helps for faster dragon and baron and ward control in solo top is very important.And philosopher's stone will keep his mana up and wait till there a bit above ure base damage last hit and also once you get philosophers stone standard a unit dragon strike to it if not dead auto attack them.


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Ranked Play

Jarvan is very good in ranked play he ganks extremely well if done correctly and thats why pros e.g saint vicious jungles with him but in my opinion he is better in his palace which is solo top.He really assists the jungler and makes ganking easier for the jungler and oftenly make them use there summoners when there low most the time so when youre jungler does come gank it usually nets you a kill or an assist.


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Teamwork

Try and aim standard in front of them when there running and dragon strike to it and then slow them with w and hopefully that worked if not and there sitting on tower here is what I do.flash ultimate standard dragon strike then dead if the you used there blinking ability's dont dive if LOW HP.


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Annoying enemies


He is the best duellist in the game he has knock-up just like you has more burst and more sustain due to the fact of his passive.Solution is get youre jungler to gank regularly and harass with standard and dragons strike then run.

THINGS THAT ARE USEFULL TO USE AGAINST THIS CHAMPION ARE:


Very good solo top like he is a bruiser his ult is anoying has high ad unlike you his damage is most likely magical and self sustain thanks to his w skill.And his passive which is amazing the most annoying thing that is more annoying then Garens is .

THINGS THAT ARE USEFULL TO USE AGAINST THIS CHAMPION ARE:


Lane Warwick is a pain let me tell you but has a vital flaw mana and if he does have mana potions jst burst damage for example standard dragon strike go back 365 g for philosopher's stone and .Back on tower this is important then check with standard so if jungler is waiting to gank you can jst run or flash if needed over a wall anyway wait for it to be of recharge and jump on him.A Warwick with no mana is useless because he cannot use his q so when you have ultimate do that imprison him and crush bare in mind he still has his passive if u were not aware and makes him really annoying and his ultimate is so annoying also applies on hit affects.Such as madreds lizard frozen mallet scales well with ad also and suppression cant flash cant anything till ends or ally stuns taunts him etc if hes owning you get you're jungler two gank him applies to other enemies also.

THINGS THAT ARE USEFULL TO USE AGAINST THIS CHAMPION ARE:




She has good burst throughout game good because of her passive harrasment no mana so its hard to bully her but she is squishy but hard to gank I like to think of her as jarvans nemesis.But here are some vital tips get either to pink vison wards one in middle of lane one for side brush they let you see her in her and vision wards which by the way is awesome.

THINGS THAT ARE USEFULL TO USE AGAINST THIS CHAMPION ARE:


Pretty easy to counter thing is she will probably try last hitting ure creeps with when you see her dash to one knock her squishy but up in the air and every chance you get.Harass with auto attack and bully her out of her lane by countinueing so she cant sustain of you're creeps with her other annoying abilitys such as .trancendent bladesAlso little side not yes her passive makes crowd control effects not so affective but when shes on her own really nothing to worry about because you're main damage is knock up combo.So it will not apply to that and ward ure brush as always so you do not over extend and get ganked for example a with double buff at level six ultimate on you can tell you from experiences not fun.

THINGS THAT ARE USEFULL TO USE AGAINST THIS CHAMPION ARE:



The thing about Garen that makes me hate him is his sustainability from his passive
perserverance and his damage reduction from his w .
And he has a distance closer also so it makes it hard to gank him and land you're combo on him but if you can bait into using both then you're jungler ganks there should be no problem careful if you're low because he will use his ultimate judgement

THINGS THAT ARE USEFULL TO USE AGAINST THIS CHAMPION ARE:
just hit him every few seconds so his passive perserverance doesn't trigger


He really is an annoying encounter top especially with Nocturne fear while Skarner drags you away with his ultimate away but once you get you're core you should be able to survive there damage output.And flash away and also about mid game you probably will own them if you get on full hp its probably a gank any ways dont turn back and fight.You probably will lose because exhaust decreases you're damage output a lot wait it out then get you're jungler yo gank when they have no escape ready and they are over extended.

THINGS THAT ARE USEFULL TO USE AGAINST THIS CHAMPION ARE:



Really bulky really annoying really easy to own thanks to you're passive every 6 seconds git em harass him he has major mana issues so dodge his and his .And usually runs out of mana fast deny him creeps so his passive doesn't take affect and care for his ultimate and combination I see a lot of cho gaths do so of he flashes to you flash away if you're LOW HP.

THINGS THAT ARE USEFULL TO USE AGAINST THIS CHAMPION ARE:

and denying him last hits so his passive doesn't trigger


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Summary

Use this guide if you do not want to be a sacrificial lamb mid to late game is a solid build for a variety of situations just please try to adjust you're play style and item build for them to mine or try to be a bit wary of enemy's are MIA don't try and dive in a 1v1 then it turns into 1v5 but most of all thank you for reading.

yours sincerely rhysyo


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Special thanks to jhoijhoi for sigs and major tips and PSIGuard

for helping me make it this far into the mobafire community and also she is helping me get some videos up for my guide soon also if you're new check her builds out there awesome :) so are PSI guards check em both out they are so helpful

I have a solo top Morgana guide also so please check it out its not in depth to much yet its a WIP please bare that in mind ty all for rating my guide. :)




UPDATES
# New build and masteries in detail
# New optional items and why them items
# Added some colour to my guide
# Added new core items and why
# New ability sequence
# New optional defence items
# Ability table
# Mastery table
# New optional offence items