Jax Build Guide by TotallyEclipse
[10.14] ECLIPSE'S INSANE 1V9 JAX GUIDE FOR TOPLANE KINGDOMBy TotallyEclipse | Updated on July 18, 2020
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Runes: 40% CDR Runes insane scaling + turbo aggro
+1-10% CDR (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Skill Order
Threats & Synergies
Dodge or get mercs and farm what you can, when she grounds you you'll be unable to Q.
There's a small window lvl 2-3 where you can all in him if you set your wave up properly. Kill him twice and you'll kill him forever. Rushing mercs can be good here. If he gets to level 6 uncontested you lose.
Dodge, otherwise its the same thing as Gnar. He pokes you forever, he'll push you away when you Q him. If you can find an opportunity to leap while his knockback is down you'll win the all in. Impossible matchup if they play it right, but you will outscale if you can survive
Wtf this is meta now? Her autos will keep her naturally kiting away making it impossible to stick onto her. She does insane damage and by the time you jump on her you're half hp. Dodge this one
HAHAHAHAHAH Dodge or lose lp
You can kill him level 2 and facetank his damage. After that he'll poke you out forever, nothing you can really do. Can invest in mercs and adaptive helm for mid/late game
He'll poke you forever and by the time you jump on him he gets phase rush and kites you away. He scales harder than you too
Dodge. Too much damage too fast, when you jump on her she will E you away. A Vayne who knows what shes doing will never let you win this matchup
Two ways this will go down: If she knows what shes doing and you're in higher elo, really fucking annoying, you'll never hit her. Try to weaken her level 1 and 2, but you'll outscale her. You can go TP in this lane. Or if they dont know their champion, you can all in her and win always. Use your E to dodge her empowered auto and just hard commit, make sure your R is active post 6 when she starts up her ultimate. You can back off when she activates her smokescreen then jump in again when its down and kill her. Akalis will almost always push the lane as they try to q poke you so you can easily punish her once she reaches your tower.
If she knows what she's doing she'll hit all her vitals and always win. Grab executioners calling and match her tiamat if she rushes it. You can win the 1v1 if you outplay her parry with your E. If she parries one of your abilities you die.
Can be really rough. His barrels will chunk you super hard and his q spam will also chunk your hp. Your best bet is to look for an all in lvl 1 or 2 and kill him, or try to set up a freeze and commit to all ins. You can max q second and spam jump onto him if you want to commit to hard all ins. Otherwise, he'll poke you out of lane and you cant do anything. If you can go even or get a lead, you'll outscale.
I permaban this champ, even if you dodge his q he can spin onto you and then get away and heal all his health up. Your best bet is to keep your passive stacked and all in him early with as many stacks as possible. At level 6, you won't even win a close fight with him having his R up especially if he goes ignite. Go for early tiamat or stinger to have more dps pre6. Be careful fighting him when you are low. If you find yourself ahead, rushing bork is pretty good instead of trinity.
He'll poke the shit out of you and jump away when you leap to him. Only way to win vs him is to commit to hard all ins and kill him. With nimbus cloak MS you can kill him if he messes up, You'll outscale him hard though, remember to stay away from the walls post 6.
Dodge if you see this champion, but if you really want to play it, dodge her E and then look to trade her. Dodge her W with your E, and make sure to walk away from her when she ults so her tentacles dont slam you. Rush executioners calling/bramble vest
Ranged matchup but his burst isnt as hard as someone like Jayce or Gnar. If you can catch him while his E is down, you'll win every 1v1 pre6.
You can kill him before he gets his tank items, but after that neither of you will kill each other. If he gets tabi and bramble he can legit kill you. If you get an early all in pre lvl 3 you can maybe win. Farm lane mostly, can take tp.
Small window pre-6 where you can maybe kill him if he has zero tank items. His cc however is super annoying you'll never catch him, and his life steal keeps him healthy.
If you cant kill him pre 6, you'll never kill him, stack some Attack speed early and try to all in if he steps up too far. Consider TP here
You can probably kill him super early, save your e to block his damage after his w comes up and walk away. spam ping your team when he gets 6 so they dont die to his R plays. Once he gets some armor, you wont be able to kill him in lane, but he cant really kill you either. Outside of lane with a few items you'll shred him
She's not as bad as Vayne, she'll save her disengage for when you jump on her. If you can all in her and snowball you'll always win. Rushing tabi is good
Rush ninja tabi bramble vest and you can fight him. Otherwise there's literally no hope, stand on the opposite side of the wave and try to farm what you can. You'll outscale and destroy him out of lane.
Riven will short trade you and dodge your E constantly. If you're low she'll 1 shot you. Stay away from level 1 bush cheese, if she knows what you're doing you're fucked, play to outscale
He'll run away forever, you can beat him early when his poison is weak but after that he's unchasable, very hard to kill.
He's gonna rush ninja tabi bramble vest and you'll never kill him. Before that, E his Q and you can all in him, and make sure you walk out of his e and care for his healing.
If you let him poke you you'll lose. Jump on him level 2 if he steps up, all in him every chance you get. While his pool is down, you should win all ins. Executioners calling rush is good herev
If he hits all his crit Q's and his W, you will lose the all in. If you E his Passive, look to fight him. You can choose to buy an early executioners calling, but you dont need it
If he's building tank, you can smack him early if you dodge his q. If you can get a lead over him pre6, you'll destroy him forever. If he's AP cho and he knows how to play it, you're fucked, he'll zone you and 1 shot you.
Save your Q for his Q, and jump in the middle of it. then you can look to all in. Save your E for his W, and you'll win it. Dorans early for extra sustain vs his bleed can be helpful, and Stinger early is good for more DPs. if you get a lead on him, you can snowball and kill him over and over again
Grab attack speed and executioners calling, but you'll rarely kill him honestly, but he can't kill you. Try to freeze the wave and jump him after he q's a minion or misses. He'll outscale you FAST so try to kill him early or get a good lead
Don't fight him if he Q's you, otherwise look to all in him and save your E for when his W is up. Be sure to only fight him dismounted when your E is up because he gets mounted really fast.
He's pure autos, burn his spell shield with your Q then e his damage and look for all in. If you fight him in his Q he can probably win, so be careful.
If he rushes ninja tabi bramble vest you will get outscaled by lvl 6 if he doesnt, all in him every chance you get, dodge his Q and delay his passive while you smack him. going for early dorans is very good here. Put a wits end in your build and you'll win for sure later on
Rush executioners calling or bramble first item, then all in him every chance you get. + Ignite, you will win as long as you dont stand in his E. You can upgrade into Mortal Reminder/thornmail later to counter him and/or grab Guinsoos/BORK.
High burst but if you don't get hit by too many Qs you'll win the all in. Respect him when you're low hp as his Q does damage based on missing health. If he trades you early, All in him and you should win.
Pre 6 you can kill her, once she starts stacking armor you won't be able to. Dodge her coin with your E, outscale
Dodge his W with your E and you'll win every trade, be cautious of his fury. Get him to use his R, then back away, and when its off cooldown hes vulnerable. You can kill him easily pre6 if you play it right
When he gets his shield, jump behind him to avoid the damage. E his empowered autos and you should win.
Very snowbally lane. Take as little damage as possible then all in him level 2 to burn his flash. When his flash is down, all in him and use your E to wait out his blind and then all in. You should win with your Corrupting potion heal. First back dblade is very strong as well. I like to rush Bork here if im winning, the lifesteal lets you survive vs all his poison and the active stops him from running away. If you let him poke you uncontested, and shove you under tower, you will lose.
This matchup should be free. His q's are auto attacks so look to e his second q to delay his nado and chase him down with your q +e. Rush tabi first item and then the only way he can match you in damage is with an early BF sword, to which he ends up delaying his first crit item. Burn his shield then all in him and you'll win. You can rush bork into this matchup after tabi and kill him over and over again.
Slippery and annoying but you can win easy. Wukongs usually q after their e so e his q and get him to use his w. While it's down, you have an opening to kill him easily. If he uses his w and your e is up, you kill him even harder. Post 6 save your ignite and R for when he R's and he stands no chance.
He'll rng crit you, you outdamage him early, especially if you can trade him while his fury is lower. If you get ahead early, you'll snowball. Trynd players like to play hyper aggressive so don't let him auto you for free. Save your q for when he spins away then run him down.
Rush executioners calling and all in him every chance you get afterwards. You'll win.
Wait for her second Q then E it, and you win every single all in. She should never 1v1 you
Diana top huh. just perma all in her she cant do anything
You can hold your e forever vs this champion. Don't get stunned and you should be fine, you hard outscale her, look to all in every chance you get. Watch out for her passive reaching 5 stacks.
Just q to her while its off cooldown and all in her, you'll kill her before she hits 6 if she steps forward.
Rush executioners and E his W and the matchup is easy as fuck, you should always win and outscale
Most underwhelming tank matchup ever. He has no escapes pre 6, all in him every chance you get and try to jump behind his Q. You should snowball vs Sion
Wait for him to waste his E and then all in him, and you'll always win. Pretty easy lane
Should be pretty easy, jump out of his circle and E his empowered auto then look for all in. Don't fight him when he has a bunch of his creatures around him.
When he turns on his W, use your E and you win every fight. Dodge his E as well or if you cant dodge it make sure you E his E and hold it for max duration as he starts W'ing you. Be careful when he ults you if you're low.
If you can duo with a yuumi you legit will 2v5 every game if you're fed, with her MS boost, R and your q you can run down anyone and live forever.
Great champ with Jax, boosts his attack speed and hp, very strong 2v5 potential.
Speeds you up, levels you up, and gives you a free GA without buying it. With Zilean peeling you Jax can actually just jump in 1v5 and put in lots of work.
Her heals are insane mid/late game, excellent peel with her cc bubble and ult.
Have her press R while you're 1v5 and its like you have 2 hp bars
His ult will make you unkillable, super strong for forcing dives and having to tank high burst damage
Champion Build Guide
Hello everyone and welcome to my Jax Toplane guide for season 10! I'm Eclipse and I started playing League in season 9. After I got into Jax, I've been one tricking him and I have over 400k Mastery Points on him across a few accounts. I think he's one of the best Top Laners to pick up right now to 1v9 your games and climb! I'm still always looking to improve and get better, so I'm here to share what I know and help out Top laners who are looking to get into Jax and climb with him.
Jax's lvl 1 is among the best in the game in terms of dueling. If you're in danger of being traded, you can safely mitigate damage with your Counterstrike, Or if you are in a matchup where you win level 1, feel free to all in with your counterstrike, chugging a Corrupting Pot stack while you're fighting. In matchups where you can start pushing early, keeping your passive stacked and fighting with as many as possible makes your dps insane and gives you more attack speed than any opponent in lane.
With Ignite + Nimbus Cloak, your kill pressure is cranked up so far. Pay attention to crucial enemy cooldowns and spam all ins when you have openings after level 1.
In matchups where it's better to let the enemy push into you early, last hitting and avoiding damage is fine too. If you can setup a freeze and wait for level up powerspikes you can punish the enemy for walking up too far.
Level 2 you can kill pretty much anyone or at least burn a flash. Take Q and jump in. If you're inside your laner's minion wave, you can use your E to soak all the damage and deal massive damage with your Counterstrike's stun.
In terms of First back itemization, refer to the notes in the build above or in the matchups section.
Jax doesn't have very complicated combos, here's a few standard ones that you should know.
E + Q + E
This is good to chase down enemies, after your Q recast your E as soon as you can to stun them midair. I wouldn't recommend it as an opener because you'll waste your E very early on which is crucial in deciding a fight. Use this on targets you know you can kill quickly or that aren't much threats to you.
AA + AA + W
Remember your W is an empowered auto attack. Activate it on the 3rd auto to proc your passive, giving you huge burst damage.
E + Q + AA + W + Tiamat + E
Very strong 1 shot combo, Hold your E for the maximum duration so they can't fight back, and once again use your W to get off your bonus damage from your 3rd auto.
Q + AA + W
This is a fine opener if you don't need to stun then right away. Since you're on them, hold your E for when you need to counter their auto attacks or other abilities. Try to always make sure you're doing AA + W for maximum damage.
W + Q
Excellent finisher for super low health targets, your W bonus damage applies to your Q so you can kill them quicker upon landing your Q.
E + Ward + Q To Ward + E
This can catch enemies off guard if you're out of Q range or if you're attacking from over a wall, if you have no minions to boost you closer you can use your ward to close the distance and land your stun.
After Laning Phase, you have a few options. As Jax you either want to Splitpush, or Teamfight.
If you take your top tower, you can either keep pushing top and shoving the wave or rotate to push bot lane and help them take their tower. If your bot lane is doing well, you can just keep pushing out top then looking to group with your team to fight or contest objectives.
In fights, you want to always try to flank. Don't reveal yourself right away and aim to jump on the backline carries like the enemy ADC or squishy assasin for example. If you can take out the carries or be as annoying as possible while your team peels for you, you'll win most fights with your tanky items, your R and your E to mitigate burst damage.
If you're splitpushing, make sure to have wards on you to escape if too many enemies come to deal with you and you're pushed up far. Always pay attention to the map and check who's rotating to come stop you. Drawing pressure is excellent, but dying usually isn't. Once you have Trinity + Thydra + Steraks, your potential to 1v3/1v4 is insane. If you get caught and chased in a sidelane while strong and fed, there's a lot of cases where you can flat out take the fight and win. As you're learning, test your limits and try to challenge anyone who comes to stop you. You'll be surprised as to how long Jax can survive if you manage your abilities properly.
A simple flowchart to follow would be:
Push Out Sideline ---> Rotate to your team
If no one is stopping you from splitting, then by all means, keep pushing the lane and smacking towers, unless your team is fighting and really needs you. Every game is different and with experience you'll be able to make better judgments on when to split and when to stop splitting. Make sure you're with your team for crucial fights if they can't handle them on their own.
This wasn't a super in-depth guide I'd say but I hope you learned something new about Jax and I hope you enjoy him in Solo Q. He's relatively easy to pick up but mastering him will get you super far. I'd always recommend to watch high elo replays to learn more, looking at as many other guides as you can, and filling yourself with as much knowledge as possible about Jax to master the champion. I stream on twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/totallyeclipse , and I hope you enjoyed the guide! I might add more to this in the future.