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Jax Build Guide by CaptianMike

Get to gold fast!! | Jax jungle - especially for low elo

By CaptianMike | Updated on June 2, 2020
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Runes: 1v9

Precision
Conqueror
Triumph
Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand

Resolve
Conditioning
Unflinching
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

New standard
LoL Summoner Spell: Ghost

Ghost

LoL Summoner Spell: Smite

Smite

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Ranked #17 in
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Win 52%
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Champion Build Guide

Get to gold fast!! | Jax jungle - especially for low elo

By CaptianMike
Introduction
Do you want to get out of your elo? Do you want to 1v9 games with ease? Enter Jax. If played correctly, you can skyrocket your winrate and get to gold or above in a flash! I will put brief overviews of each chapter at the top, but if you want more in depth be sure to read down! Let's get into it.
Summoner Spells Back to Top
Self explanatory for jungle. Absolutely necessary.
You're probably wondering why I don't take flash. Ghost is extremely strong when you want to stick to opponents. You are virtually un-kitable in team-fights. Best of all, the cooldown is nearly half that of Flash at 180 seconds (3 minutes).
Items Back to Top
Jax has one of the most variable build options in the entire game. Building correctly is what differentiates good Jax's from great ones. I will continue to experiment with builds and see which one is most effective.



You should rush this item first in almost every situation. The attack speed really helps your clear speed, and Jax scales very well with attack speed due to the passive on Grandmaster's Might.
This is a fairly standard item that you build second in most games. Jax can make use of all the stats, and the sheen proc helps burst down squishy targets. This item is great because the components are strong in their own right. I usually build Phage] -> Stinger -> Sheen. Phage is good for the health and speed, and stinger is good for the additional attack speed which means better clear speed. I usually build sheen last since building mana isn't that strong.
Rageblade is best against tanks due to the penetration stats, and because it takes time to stack up. This item is better than trinity force in extended fights. If you buy this, don't buy Trinity Force or else you will go above the attack speed cap, thereby wasting gold efficiency. Build this against Mordekaiser, Red form Kayn, and other tanks.
This item is AMAZING if your opponents have 2+ crit based champions. The active is very fun to use, as enemies do not expect the slow. If the enemy has a fed yasuo, buy this item! Otherwise, only buy if your opponent has 2 or more crit champs. This can be purchased after trinity force/guinsoo's rageblade.
While you might not always build lifesteal items, you can increase the healing you get from conqueror and the lifesteal against jungle monsters with your jungle item. Healing is an important trait when trying to solo or duo baron! Build this into heavy magic damage enemies.
In-game strategy Back to Top
I like to do a full first clear and recall with at least 1000 gold to buy Recurve Bow. If you have extra gold, buy Boots of Speed and Hunter's Talisman for the mana regen

In this elo, your opponent's laners aren't good and often overextend. It is very important that you look at your minimap and ask your allies if your opponents have their summoner spells. Make sure to gank! Ganking boosts team morale because you are helping, and more effectively, your enemies will lose their minds if you spam gank (which is great). If you kill your opponent's a few times, they might just give up.

To reiterate, gank when you can. If you get ahead, counter jungle to push your lead but be careful not to die. The good thing is that Jax scales very well so even if you don't get too far ahead, just say "we scale" to your team.
How to navigate teamfights Back to Top
Teamfights in league of legends are messing and difficult to properly go through but I will tell you how to teamfight with Jax.

First: identify a priority target.
Generally, the enemy has one fed member and if you can kill that person you should be able to win the fight. If you catch the high priority target out of position (aka they facecheck a bush you are in) GO ALL IN! If the high priority target is playing safe, let one of your allies initiate the fight, THEN go in for the kill. Jax is mediocre as an engager.

Second: kill the rest of the enemies based on who has the most damage. Let's play through an example. They have a fed Syndra. You engage and kill Syndra quickly. What do you do next? Most likely you should jump and kill their ADC because usually ADC's have high damage. Then that's it- you and your team will overwhelm the enemy especially without their strongest member that you killed. NICE.

Finally: be decisive after a fight. Communicate with your team what you want to do after a win. If you are near baron, ping and type "baron" to your team. if you are close to the enemy base, destroy an inhibitor! Communicate and lead your team to victory.
Ward hoping Back to Top
Ward hoping is a key mechanic of Jax. This is the act of placing a Warding Totem and immediately Leap Strikeing to it. It's simple and very powerful. This is effectively another flash. You can ward hop over walls, cover extra distance in a chase, or dodge skill shots.
For this reason, always try to keep at least one Warding Totem available.

Try this out in practice tool a couple times - ward hop over walls. Make sure you can hop in and out of the dragon and baron pit. Ward hoping feels good once you get it down.
Auto attack canceling Back to Top
If you already understand AA cancelling, feel free to skip this section. If not, please read!

Note: a common abbreviation of Autoattack is (AA)
AA cancelling is the act of using an ability immediately after the damage from an auto attack goes through. I will attach a gif shortly.

As Jax, use your Empower right after you auto attack so you basically hit twice at one time. For the most damage possible, DO NOT activate your Empower before you use Leap Strike. This is because hitting an enemy with Leap Strike will consume your Empower. Instead, use Leap Strike, then immediately use Empower and auto attack after. This way you are adding more damage by using an auto attack reset.
Other tips Back to Top
If you take the Revitalize rune, healing is increased even more while you are under 40% health. To maximize healing, use smite and Refillable Potion while you are low on health for more healing!

Keep a control ward in your inventory so you can ward hop with it!

Don't forget you can reactivate Counter Strike early to stun sooner!

Speaking of which, if you stun the rift scuttler it reduces it's armour and magic resist from 60 -> 10! So stun it first then attack it to kill it faster.
Conclusion Back to Top
Give Jax a try and let me know how it goes! I love reading comments so if there is something I missed and you want me to add something let me know! I hope this helps you reach your end of season goals.

Thank you for reading
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Get to gold fast!! | Jax jungle - especially for low elo