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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Vs Melee
Threats & Synergies
Avoid his Q's edge and you will be fine. Get fast Tabi and Phage bonus ms from those items will help you a lot to dodge his Q's and W. If you don't feel confident on Jax just farm don't try to fight him you outscale him anyway later and you will beat him easily.
After rework it's tough opponent. Try to fight her when she got W on cd. It may sounds stupid but try to fight her in her minions, when she is hiding at her shroud you will lose your attack speed from passive and conqueror. If you will keep those 2 things up you will beat her going all in when her W expires.
Easy match up for Jax cuz Camille based mostly at AAs. Try to proc her passive shield then you can go in. If she miss her E 90% of times she is dead so not much to do in this match up. Your E blocks her Q rember about it. I suggest max E second so she won't have any chance vs you :)
Try to all in him at level 1 with E if you won't kill him at lvl 1 you will probably do it at lvl 2 or at least make a lot of pressure on him. Tips are dodge his Q use Counter Strike when he use his E and be careful when you are low hp cuz he can flash R and get you down easily.
Most of fights you are winning vs Darius but if you do 1 mistake especially in early he will just kill you. Try to get out of his Q or get close to him enough to deny heal. You need to be prepared with your E when you are sticking closely to Darius he got AA range advantage (175 basically + 25 bonus from W) when you got only 125 :( Also don't try to fight him when he got 5 stacks on you from Hemorrhage.
Try to get him down on lvl 1/2. If you don't have your E up don't fight with him cuz his E (bonus AD from missing health) makes his AAs dangerous for you especially in early state of the game. Dr. Mundo weakness it's early game, use it. Ignite can help you there a lot to kill him at lane + reduce his huge healing from R and passive. If you are playing with TP you can get Executioner's Calling to reduce his hp regeneration.
Before you get Trinity and Essence Reaver it's really skilled match up. Get fast tabi. If the vital appear in a bad spot for you just walk out of her vision so the vital will reset in different spot. Be careful when using your E since her W may stun you and its debuffing your AS for 50%. The best option for you is to keep your E for the maximum duration as most Fioras will try to predict your Counter Strike. Also make a side step or walk behind her to avoid her riposte and stun her. If you are fighting with her and she R's you just stick to wall and don't move so she won't be able to proc her 4th vital.
A bit annyoing to play against him on early but later you outscale him hard. Get doran shield on lane + tabi. Max Q and poke him. Your E blocks his Q remember about it :)
Try to dodge his Q by your E and you will be fine. If he will try to E your jump away. Even if you will lose vs Garen at early you will kill him anyway later so don't worry
Max Q, try to bait his jump then all in him. Fast tabi and phage will help you to chase him. Maxing second E also will help you a lot since most of his dmg comes from AA especially at mini gnar.
All you need to do is dodge her E in this match up. If she ults and you will know that you won't be able to finish her with her heals just jump away, wait for end of her R and then go in. You can get Executioner's Calling to reduce Illaoi heals if you are struggling to 1 vs1 her. After Trinity and Essence Reaver you should kill her everytime.
Use your E carefully cuz she will dance with minions dodging your stun. Avoid her stun and don't go through her ultimate - it will disarm you and this will be her chance to kill you. Your E don't block her Q anymore like it did on old Irelia Q, remember about it.
Very easy match up for Jax. Be careful for his all in, it's the only way he can get you, hitting you with his every spell. Tabi + Trinity and he got no chance vs you.
Very difficult match up for Jax, especially for not experienced players. Even if you will make Q on him he will just E you so try to jump when his E it's on CD. Get Doran Shield and Tabi, ask your jungler for help. Don't try to get every minion if it will cost you getting huge poke from Jayce, 1 cs for - 50% hp - not worth. Also there is 1 thing when its not good Jayce its not that hard match up and its playable but if its good Jayce its nightmare for Jax.
Kayle will try to push you under turret and focus on farming. Easy to get her at early lvls since her E got a bit high CD. After she gets items may be a bit hard cuz of her 3 sec immortality. If she ults dont use Q or W wait until her R ends and then try to all in her or just jump away when she ults and return when it ends. Max Q vs her and second E.
Get fast Doran Shield and Mercury. If you will try to jump on him he will E away from you over and over again. He will poke you all the time so the most optimum is to all in him. Since Kennen it's range champ you will max Q so your Leap Strike will get lower CD than his E, use it !
If you get him down from his mount, he is free for you. Your E blocks his W completely. You need to look at his courage since he will get large amount of hp from mount so fight and dive him wisely !
Boring match up for Jax, get Doran Shield and Mercury. Most of the time if you jump on her she will just W you and press E to run away. Since her E got 8 sec longer CD than your E, you can try to all in her when she will waste her E.
Overall all depends about Malphite and You. You can play aggressively and get the lead or you can just afk farm and wait for a gank from your jungler. Try to get him at early levels. Mercury will help a lot in this match up.
Not big deal for a Jax, can be easily killed but ff you don't want to play aggressively just farm then split. Mercury is enough resist item vs Maokai.
Don't try to fight at all at early game. Get fast Mercury. After Trinity + Wits end you will win fights with him. QSS releases you from his R
After getting buffed it became more jungler than top laner nowadays. Try to all in him at lvl 1, you need to punish him all the time for most of creeps he wants to stack. Time works in favor for Nasus so try to end game ASAP. You won't be able to kill him when he will get enough stacks to kill you at 2x Q. QSS can be really good option in this match up.
A bit annyoing opponent. Get fast Tiamat to outpush waves. Mercury + Wits end and you should be fine laning/fighting Neeko .
Keep your Counter Strike for his empowered auto attack. Get mercury for his CC. After he use his dash it's your move to deal some dmg or even kill him, after Trinity and ER he can't stop you at splitpush.
Ask your jungler for ganks as Pantheon has no escapes + probably he will sit under your turret poking you with Q all the time. You can try to get some his HP at lvl 1 its the biggest chance for you to win trade, then its on lvl 6. Overall there is nothing much you can do there expect trying to farm and waiting for you jungler. Get doran shield and cloth armor at early then tabi. Remember about his E passive that you will die from anything when you are below 15% hp.
Try to all in her at 1 lvl with your E. Don't get close to walls or other structures cuz she can easy stun you up with her E. Be careful with your Q because her W deny your jump. After getting Tri + SoS you should win every 1 vs 1 vs her. Remember that your E blocks her passive autoattack.
Try to all in her lvl 1. Stack armor, don't stay near walls while fighting with her. Be careful cuz even if she is behind she still got huge burst.
He counters you at every single way if you will jump on her she will just E or blind you. Ask jungler for help, get doran shield after first recall and rush tabi. Max Q vs her, after getting trinity you can try to all in her. Also you can try to help your laning phase a bit by chasing her from third bush with your E at 1 lvl. Later you will outscale her.
Try to all in him at 1 lvl with you E, also your E blocks his W so remember about it. Be careful at his 6, he can easily 1 shot you with full fury from his R. Tabi rush and after Trinity you should win vs him.
Try to push fast lane don't let him control bushes cuz he will outdamage you so hard. His W is denying your stun and healing him back from all your dmg you dealt to him. Fast rush tabi and after trinity you should win every skirmish. Your E block his Q.
After adding Sword of Shojin to the game difficult opponent. Riven itemization (DD+SoS) is quite good vs Jax nowadays. If it's good Riven it's hard to do something in lane cuz she will always wait for her spells and won't let you take her. Every trade she is just using W and insta E to retreat slowly taking down your hp. You can't hesitate vs Riven, you need to find gap between her W and E CD when she will come close to last hit minion. If you notice opportunity like this you need to all in her, that's how you are winning vs Riven. I recommend fast Tabi.
Annyoing with his Q, stack some attack speed at minions at 1 level then all in him with E. Try to not let him to push you under turret cuz then he will harass you all the time with his spells. Pay attetntion at his passive if he will overheat try to fight him then, he won't be able to deal you dmg. Get Doran shield and Mercury Treads in lane. Adaptive Helmet is so good item vs him, keep that in mind.
Rarely on top lane but annyoing match up if you meet him. Most of the time if you jump on him, he will just W you QEQ and run away. Don't stay close to minions so you won't get affected by his E+Q. Early is his weakness. Punish it jumping at his head everytime you can. Mercury must be in this match up + Adaptive is also hard counter item vs Ryze. Max Q.
Try to fight him at level 1 with your E. Remember that his W blocks your autoattacks even your W. Be prepared with your E when he will be in air to taunt you just press E and you will minimize all his dmg. Overall quite easy match up for Jax especially after Trinity.
Fight him when his passive is on CD so he won't escape you. Always keep your Q, wait if he will E you than you are making Q, never opposite way. Rush Phage to make equal movementspeed and you can kill him easily. Be aware to not chase him all of the time cuz sometimes it's just not worth and you will lose minions under turret. Also Mercury and Swiftness are ok vs Singed. You can max Q to get closer to him more often.
If you won't play risky everything should be easy in this match up. If you will fall behind then it's hard for Jax to do something cuz he gets tankiness from his W and runes. He has a lot of CC so Mercury Treads good buy vs Sion. Don't forget about his passive cuz he can still get you down after dying but your E counter his passive very well. Avoid coming close to bushes because he will try to make ,,invisible'' Q at you. At 1 lvl try to all in him.
Max Q, dodge his E and you will be fine. Be careful at lvl 6, he got his powerspike and can burst you down. Early buy Executioner's Calling will be useful vs Swain. Try to jump on him if he will burn from his spells. Mercury recommended.
Annyoing with those CCs and heals, Mercury + Executioner's will be useful vs Sylas. Remember about his W healing increased by 50% against targets below 40% health so be careful diving him or trying to kill when you got low hp. After Trinity you should win every fight.
Tough opponent, he will outdamage you at early. After 1/2 items you should win skirmishes. He will stack a lot of hp so Botrk against him will be good choice. Don't let him to make 3 stack at you cuz Devour deals huge dmg.
Doran shield and Mercury in this match up very helpful. If he will use his blind then its your time to jump on him and chance to kill him. Remember that his blind deny dmg from your W. Dont try to chase him at all cuz he will try to bait you at his shrooms. Max Q + Phage wait untill he will waste his blind then you can try to all in him and kill thats how you should lane against Teemo. Adaptive Helmet broken item against Teemo.
Rush Tabi and try to block his Q with your E. Remember that his ult removes some of your resists and drains your health over time. Executioner's Calling can be useful vs his huge healing from every source.
Fast Tabi in this match up also Randuin's Omen is strong item vs Tryndamere. Be careful at 1 lvl cuz of his RNG crits, remember that your E got longer CD than his E at 1 lvl. Always keep your Q after he will try to make AA+E away from you. Be careful when diving him cuz of his R making him immortal for 5 sec. Always try to bait his R and then go in. Bramble Vest or Executioner's are good anti items vs Trynda's healing. I recommend to take ignite vs him to make pressure on early cuz in this match up it all depends about early.
Counter Strike blocks all dmg from his W. Tabi rush + Phage and you can kill Urgot without bigger problems. Be careful at his ultimate if you will have below 25% hp you will be executed immediately. You can get QSS to remove his R.
Now more like midlaner/bot than top, max Q get fast Phage+ Mercury and you should be able to run him down every time. Counter Strike blocks his Q keep that in mind.
Tough opponent for Jax. Vlad got decent sustain and can easily harass you. You have to bait his pool since his W got longer CD than your E otherwise he will just dodge your stun with it. When he will waste his pool then try to all in him it's your chance to get him. Max Q + while laning stay behind minions so his E can't hit you also try to avoid getting hit by his upgraded Q. Executioner's will be helpful.
Try to get his passive down then you can get him easily next time or get fast Executioner's. Your Counter Strike blocks his Q. After buying Trinity easy to kill.
Try to get him at 1 lvl with Counter Strike. Block his Q with your E and you will win every trade. Fast Tabi will help a lot since every dmg from Wukong is dealing AD dmg.
Kinda annyoing lane before 6 level. Tabis+Omen are good against him. At 6 lvl stack AS and try to all in him, you should be able to get him. Be careful with yout E a bit cuz he can bait it riding across the minions and dodge stun quite easily.
Your E blocks his Q and autoattacks from his ghouls. Try to dodge his E so you won't get all his army ghouls at your face. After Tabi and Trinity you should win 1 vs 1. Ignite/Executioner's can be useful vs Yorick Q/Grasp.
Shield, Slow, Knock up, Ardent + other supp items.
Shield, Slow, MS, Increasing AD, Strong heal, Knock up, Ardent + other supp items.
Shield, Slow, Bonus MS, Root, Ardent + other supp items.
Got everything what Jax needs. Lulu offers bonus MS, AS, Knock up, Heal, Slow, Increasing Dmg - literally perfect synergy for Grandmaster at Arms. Ardent + other supp items.
Slow, Heal, Bonus MS, Knock up, Stun, Ardent + other supp items
Black shield, Root, Stun, Slow Ardent + other supp items.
Not that good as other Ardent supports but can be useful in other way to help you execute nemies with R
Heal, Knock up, Charm, Ardent + other supp items.
Insane healing, Silence, Root, Slow, Ardent + other supp items.
Stun, Heal, Immunity not that efficient like Ardent supports.
Strong bonus MS/Slow, Stun, Revive
As good as Lulu for Jax. You can try to fight 2 vs 5 when you got Yuumi inside you. She got heals, ms, root, slow - perfect for Jax.
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