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Jarvan IV Build Guide by Losttime

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Losttime

I am a Solotop Prince, so play me like a Sir...!

Losttime Last updated on October 5, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 1

Honor Guard

Defense: 21

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 8

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Hey , its me Losttime (ingame: FFW Chronox)
Today i am bringing you a new Jarvan guide.
In this guide i will explain how i am Playing or have Played Jarvan in low lvl.
This guide is a FULL TANK guide for Sololane!

I Tested everything out , and i saw so many fail Guides ( dont know if my Guide Counts too^^)
but everytime i play with this Guide i Win :)
This Guide works also in Ranked!
Try it out , if it works well pls Vote ^^ if it dont works write a comment about the problem and i will update this Guide :)

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His Story

As the royal family of Demacia for centuries, members of the Lightshield line have spent their lives waging war against any who opposed Demacian ethics. It is said that every Lightshield is born with anti-Noxian sentiment in his blood. Jarvan IV is no exception, even though he is the first Lightshield born to the age of League of Legends. As his forefathers had before him, he led Demacian troops into bloody engagements with Noxian forces, and on many occasions he has bled alongside wounded allies and fallen comrades. In his most crushing defeat, he was outmaneuvered and captured by a Noxian battalion under the command of Jericho Swain. This mistake nearly cost him his life at the hands of Urgot, but he was rescued by the Dauntless Vanguard, an elite Demacian strike force led by Jarvan’s childhood companion, Garen.
Those close to him believed that his capture had changed him. Xin Zhao was quoted as saying: "His eyes never seemed to look at you, only through you to something he could not look away from." One day, without warning, Jarvan IV handpicked a squad of Demacian soldiers and left Demacia, vowing to find "atonement". He began by tracking and hunting the most dangerous beasts and bandits he could find in northern Valoran, but he soon tired of such prey. Seeking something that only he understood, he ventured south of the Great Barrier. He wasn’t heard from again for nearly two years. After many had assumed the worst, he returned to glorious fanfare on the streets of Demacia. His Demacian plates were adorned with the bones and scales of creatures unknown. His eyes bore the wisdom of someone twice his age. Of the twelve soldiers who had departed with him, only two returned. In a tone as cold and steady as steel, he swore to bring the enemies of Demacia to their knees.

“There is only one truth, and you will find it at the point of my lance.”
―The “last words” of Jarvan IV at his failed execution

(Had to Do it cause i need 3k WORDS?!)

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U dont need Ward if u go sololane.
Maybe u Ask why ?:
The Combination of E + Q gives u a Free Flash!
E can also be used for looking inside of Brushes!

How to Gank as Jarvan ?
Use E and Q to Rush inside and thow your Enemie(s) up .
Then Use your Ultimate !
And Free Kill :)
The Only Problem is if u use Ultimate to save your Allies .. a Little Tipp : Maybe u catch your Mates too .. so free kill for Enemies ..

And Now a Wise Tipp:

Use your Ultimate Wisely! It can Saves your *** or destroy your Team!..
May Demacia be with u! :)

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Laning Phase

Jarvan IV is one of the best Solo Top Champs. He is able to take on 1vs2 lane fairly well if the enemie forgoes a jungler , but hes an unmovable menace 1v1 at top lane.With this guide u should be able to easy lane and farm gold on your lane without dieing :).
Full build your team can also 4vs5 against the Enemies!(Win chance is high!)

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U may Ask why this Items?
This guide is made for Tanky Jarvan , with this Items u dont need to go back into the base to heal cause of the Life reg : more then 100 after warmogs and Randuins Omen.
With Eleisias Miracle u reg also Mana and Life and Dorans Shield to + u get Armor!

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Summoner Spells


Flash and Ignite
Flash and Exhause


Cleanse Just Take if u know that your Enemies have much CCs.
Teleport Just if u use other guide ^^
Heal Just if u want to be a Noob :P
Clarity Only if .. u want to troll
Clearvoyance Are u SUPPORT? IF YES , Take it , if no , NOT!
Garrison Ähhm , Dominion Spell ? lol..
ReviveToo long Cd .. useless
SmiteJust if u Jungle .. thats not a Jungle Build .. but u can try it :)

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Pros / Cons

He is Ungankable cause E+Q Combo
He is Really Tanky!
He is a Prince , so play like a Sir!
His E increases your Armor and Atk speed Passively
His Passive is OP
He Yells DEMACIA!!

He is Slow
Slow Atk SPeed
If he spamms 2 much Spells u get fast OOM.

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This Runes are for Sololane Def.
Enought Armor and Enought Magic Res to own everyone!

U can take any other Runes too but i recomment that :)
It works very fine

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Skill Sequence

E Demacian Standart+ Q Dragon Strike+ W Golden Aegis+ R Cataclysm + Q Demacian Standart ...
Just Support in teamfights with CCs.
U Farm your Money just with Supports and Minions!
Your are TANK so u have to START TEAMFIGHTS or SAVE your TEAM!

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I usually try and keep my Demacian Standard on the ground at all times to maximize the time my team is benefiting from its bonus. It's also smart to try and knock up as many enemies in one lunge, because that can be just the setup your team needs to burst half of their team to 0 HP. It's also good to stick your Dragon Strike through as many tanky enemies as possible, which will make it easier for your AD carry to shred them to pieces.

In teamfights you need to try and pick apart their team and separate them from each other. If you can get a carry alone, you should usually be able to kill them 1v1. With Cataclysm you can usually single someone out and pick them off. You can also use it to capture several enemies together for some nice AoE damage out of one of your friends. It also can be used to save a low-HP teammate from a chasing enemy.

In any case, you must always keep in mind that Cataclysm can also screw over your teammates. Unless it will be in your favor, never trap a teammate inside of your ultimate. They will be very, very unhappy with you.

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The Problem on Solotop is :
U cant be Always uncounterble..

One of best Counters against Jarvan is :


He is spamming the whole Lane phase his "E" , he is harrasing u hard but with Life reg u will beat him :) / Just play def.


His Damn Blind darts.. they suck hard ..
The only way : THROW HIM UP and FIST Him!


U may never saw a Vlad solo but : He is extremly strong against u . I recommend some luck and the Summoner Spell : IGNITE!


Hard to Beat : His Shield is allmost Unbreakable and he dont even has mana.
Against him u should play Def untill u are lvl 6 , wait untill he used up his ult or ask your jungler For a gank.

U can Beat him easy , dont worry . Just dont get tricked by his Invisibility :)

He can Dodge much of your Auto atks , so just use skills to weak him and Finish him off with Ultimate or DEMACIA!


Just Fist Him , he isnt as OP as you , just harras him so his Passive wont make u any probs.


Just own her but "play" gentle cause u are a Sir..

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Thanks for reading my Guide !
Its my first guide so dont Hate me if something is not perfect!

U can Also Whisper me Ingame : FFW Chronox (Eu West)