Jax Build Guide by iSpitInYourFace
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Recommended Runes + Notes
Shredding Machine Collection + Notes
Ability Sequence + Notes
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Masteries + Notes
Intro to the S3 Hybrid Jaxmanian Devil
from wiki: As the youngest of the Looney Tunes, the Tasmanian Devil, or 'Taz' as he has come to be known, is generally portrayed as a dim-witted omnivore with a notoriously short temper and little patience. He will eat anything and everything, with an appetite that seems to know no bounds. He is best known for his speech consisting mostly of grunts, growls and rasps, and his ability to spin and bite through just about anything.
hello there LoL freaks!!! I m very glad to introduce you my very first SEASON 3 build inspired by the famous Taz :::) The only champion who can treat so vandal as Taz can is ofc the no.1 OP champion... Jax
Imagine charging onto you a beefy, high resistant fast super sonic being with ,a HIGH phycical dmg,a HIGH spell spamming dmg,an INSANE hybrid penetration (can reduce even to 0 enemy's armor and magic resistance!!! SICK!) and all these on low cooldown abilities!!!!!!! Terrify
This is NOT A GUIDE ON HOW TO PLAY JAX!!!! I m not gonna explain the techniques and strategies cause i think that any serious player have tried once and played and enjoyed Jax :P Soooooo... this is a straight BUILD for the SEASON 3 Jax. Just my item/rune/mastery/spell recipe and some quick tips.ENJOY N VANDALIZE! :::)
My third game (too bad a defeat) for the Season 3!!! PENTAKILL!!! :::D
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Runes/Masteries /Spells and Ability Sequence
I REALLY REALLY CRIED when Riot removed from Season 3 my PRECIOUSSSSSSSSS Surge :::( That spell was a really sick buff for all hybrids and on Jax ofc! very underestimated :::( So my substitute for the old Surge is the classic offensive Ignite.As for the second choice i pick Exhaust because its a crucial part of the combo (see outro chapter) and the
offers on Exhaust 10 more armor/magic penetration :::)
About the runes: if you dont have marks of hybrid penetration, mix 5/4 marks of armor/magic penetr.
A few words on ability sequence...the faster in cooldown and cheaper in mana cost ability is Empower and thus you have to put some ranks early game and leave the others 1 rank. Around 4 lvl you have to go buy NO MATTER WHAT a Blasting Wand.This little thing will empower your Empower/ Leap Strike stun combo making you very dangerous for every opponent at early game.Leave Counter Strike for the last ability to maximize because the main reason you use this skill is not for the dmg it deals (which deals the less dmg from your 4 abilities) but for the dodge and stun effect which remains the same from 1-5.
My masteries are the classic full offensive hybrid 30/0/0.No defense,no utility...PURE RED!
see above the notes on the Masteries, Runes, Ability Sequence for details
Item Preferences/The Shredding Machine
The new items and how the new defense penetration system works, made me try Jax on full magic and armor penetration!!! :::) This REALLY WORKS like a charm!
First of all I always rush for Guinsoo's Rageblade when playing Jax! And the new rework of this item...KICKS ***!!!!!!
Why rushing Guinsoo's Rageblade? ITS AN AFFORDABLE ITEM EARLY GAME! You can obtain it around 7-9 lvl (even at 6 lvl if you got some kills) with a proper farming/jungling, and this means that early game you have a boost on all of your stats!!! AND THIS IS WHAT Jax NEEDS! extra AP/AD , a passive that is made to boost EVEN MORE the Relentless Assault and .....a new unique passive that makes you more faster and regenerated through life steal and spell vamp whenever you drop below 50% of HP until you exit combat?!?!??!!! All of these good things at early game makes you a beast with just this single item and boots of speed.I really cannot understand why people compare it to Trinity Force which is not affordable early game due to his price.The Shredding Machine items offer all the qualities of the Trinity Force except for the spellblade and slow attacks,but believe me you dont need any slow or spellblade attacks with such a high hybrid penetration and attack speed!
After getting Guinsoo's Rageblade things are very straight...proceed with the Shredding Machine collection items! Get ALL the items that offer armor and magic penetration ! (i know it sounds weird hahaahha but its TRUE and PAINFUL for your enemies!) :::P
The Shredding Maschine offers you the following goodies:
INSANELY HIGH scaling hybrid penetration and attack speed (the heart of the Shredding Machine)
HIGH AP/AD boost ( Jax is a top notch exemplar hybrid champion,so he needs BOTH AP and AD)
450 extra health (making beefy this super sonic monster is a nightmare for the enemy team)
Extra movement speed (no escapes...........take no prisoners!)
Critical dmg (because.... :D also Lethality and frenzy masteries put some nice flavor on crits)
A VERY HELPFUL 20% CDR (makes Empower spammable REALLY COOL!)
Tougher when under 50% of HP (10% lifesteal/spellvamp + 20% AS make Jax even more nightmarish)
EXTRA MAGIC DMG on EACH hit,on EACH Empowered hit and on EACH Grandmaster's Might hit! (TONS OF DMG!)
is that enough? ;;;)
If the game goes extremely well (like my second one on the intro) and u have extra money THEN replace your Malady with one of 3 items Sheen upgrades OR with Blade of the Ruined King.The last one will give you super regeneration while it synergies so SICKLY with Liandry's Torment and has a very cool Hex like slower active that heals you for the amount of the dmg!
Another good option if the enemy team is crowd controlling you for stopping you melting them ,is the new item Zephyr! You lose no AS stat for replacing Malady and you have the needed tenacity you lack from not wearing Mercury's Treads.This change lowers a little AP and boosts a little AD and lowers even more your CDR for spamming Empowered Leap Strikes PLUS the extra 10% mobility combined with active Youmuu's Ghostblade offer you a Ghost each 45 secs!!!! I believe that in late game this item replacement is very crucial and in some games MANDATORY!!! So keep in mind that if an annoying Fiddlesticks Kassadin Blitzcrank ruin your relentless stomping it's time for a Zephyr change even from mid game.
P.S READ THE NOTES ON THE PURCHASE ITEM ORDER
Interlude: 20 reasons why JaX is OP
This funky beast literally has no cons and he is the most versatile AND OVERPOWERED champion in the League for the following reasons:
1)Effectively adaptation on any kind of role: tanky solo top,ad carry,ap carry,hybrid carry,off tank pusher or jungler/ganker assassin!!! ( i play him last games MID! i totally crashed Teemo Ashe Lux LeBlanc Kennen :::D )
2) He can use and benefit from most of the items,runes or mastery combinations!
3) Overall natural stats at 18 lvl are extremely high especially health,AD and AS from Relentless Assault
4) NO skill shots! His abilities work together very smoothly because 3 out of 4 of them they have only passive effects on Jax
5) He is an ''iron cannon'' due to his health and extra toughness from Grandmaster's Might
6) The best stun ability mechanic of the game Counter Strike
7) He can counter any AP or AD carry,while he is very hard to be countered
9) If he collects all the 6 items he is a pain in the *** for the enemy team
10) Leap Strike can be used as a Flash!!!
11)All abilities deal dmg and they are all well scaled up with AD,AP or both of them!
12) Jax is clearly the best 1v1 champion after 6 lvl and he can bring down ANY opponent
13) INSANE and ''easy to do'' burst dmg from stunning Empowered Leap Strikes
14) INSANE ''auto attack'' mode from Relentless Assault and passive Grandmaster's Might
15) Killer ganker
16) Not mana dependant
17) Awesome skins with many options on ''weapons'' :::D
18) He is a mysterious and unindentified 3 fingered and many eyed being! Not a boring human type champion!
19) He has THE COOLEST AND MOST UNIQUE BACKGROUND STORY OF THE GAME! READ IT! :::)
20) Everyone is afraid of dueling Jax!!! Even the leader of League of Legends High Councilor Heyward Relivash :::D
WTF WITH THIS GUY?!?!?!?!?!??!???!??! OP TO THE EXTREME!
The Vandal Jaxmanian Role
I m not gonna explain (as i said in introduction) any strategies or techniques about playing Jax Just a piece of a little advice... eat anything and everything and spin and bite through just about anything :::D play SUPER AGRESSIVE on 1v1 AND EVEN MORE AGGRESSIVE on 1v2 or even 1v3 situations.Initiate fights and keep in mind that the Malady and the The Black Cleaver reduction effects last for some secs, so your teammates will hit harder and kill your shredded victims even if you died! ;;;) The only thing you wish for when a game begins is to get this game laaaaaaaaaaaaaate! Why? Because Jax with ANY 6 ITEMS full build is an end of story for the enemy team...in fact you always play Jax like a carry and you should have the most kills of your team,even of the game! A well played and feeded Jax is the MOST HARD TO COUNTER champion of the game! So your goal is to collect as soon as possible your items and once you get them just eat anyone on your path! This build is quite cheaper than others (and this is my main secret!)and this is why most of the times you will end up with almost or full build! :::)
I did not introduce myself and i wont do it cause i think that Elo and Stats (even summoner lvl)have no means if a player has mastered a champion,and i am a player who has mastered this beast well for so long time! So i encourage any Jax fanatics out there to give a try on this build as it is, and comment about it :::) Thank you for reading this and i hope you will enjoy playing this build dedicated to the no.1 OP champion Jax! :::) Be free to share your thoughts with us :::) Happy fighting on the new season! :::)
JaX - any 1v1?
Enemy - no
JaX - any 1v2?
Enemies - yes,come dragon noob (Famous Last Words) :::D
This is my little gift for all Jax players using this build! (use this combo when you gank full hp opponents even tank ones! BETCHA CANT LOSE THIS 1V1!
Grandmaster's Might+ Youmuu's Ghostblade+ Counter Strike+ Leap Strike+ Counter Strike (STUN) + Empower( Liandry's Torment DMG PASSIVE)+ Ignite+ Exhaust+ Empower+ Relentless Assault= R.I.P NO MATTER WHO OR WHAT!
THIS BUILD IS PLAYED WITH VANDAL SKIN! ;;;)
P.S PLZ PLZZZZZZZZ PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ RIOT DO NOT CHANGE,TWEAK,BUFF,NERF,REWORK OR MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS ON Jax THE WAY HE IS NOW HE IS JUST P E R F E C T!