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Jayce Build Guide by LiFeX

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League of Legends Build Guide Author LiFeX

It's a bird? It's a plane? NO, It's HAMMER TIME!!

LiFeX Last updated on July 31, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hi there, my name is LiFeX

This is my 1º build. I'm from Spain, that means I don't speak English as good as you do, please don't blame me for that :) I will try my best with BBcode ^^

Please, don't refuse to read the guide or try it because you think is strange or you don't play Jayce top like that. This works!

I'm making this build because I love Jayce . Is my main character right now and I use to pwn with him on top with so nice score. My stats with him are these: 12'7 K/G 5'3 D/G 9,1 A/G 193 CS/G

Here you have some games with him:

Well, let's start! :D

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Pros / Cons


+So FUN to play
+Can do EPIC combos
+Nice skill nuke
+He is good in all game phases


-Squishy if you dont make him offtank, but wait! YOU ARE OFFTANK
-Weak if you dont have hands
- Lee Sin can **** you on top, you will need a lot of help from the jungler

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Greater Mark of Attack Damage

Greater Seal of Armor

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage

Greater Mark of Attack Damage and Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage These runes will give you early damage for harras in lane with yourCannon and scale with your skills, specially with your To The Skies! / Shock Blast (Opness :D)

Greater Seal of Armor This will give you sustain against physical damage on early game, also quite good

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist This is for MR focused on late game, combined with your Wit's End is enough for you.

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Summoner's Wrath For improve your ignite

Brute Force Flat ad, just like your runes

Alacrity For attack speed, this is always good.

Deadliness More damage :D

Weapon Expertise Armor penetration for the win! -> you do nicePhysical Damage and dont forget the Autoattacks + Atma's Impaler + Trinity Force... All combined with your To The Skies! / Shock Blast

Lethality Your crits with Atma's Impaler + Trinity Force are even higher! That's Great!

Vampirism A little Life Steal is always good :)

Sunder As I said, Armor Penetration :)

Executioner More Damage ;D

Resistance Little sustain

Hardiness More armor flat :)

Durability Health per lvl, this is quite good!

Veteran's Scars Flat heal :)

This is all, let's go with the Items!

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Item Sequence

Trinity Force

Wit's End

Warmog's Armor

Atma's Impaler

Madred's Bloodrazor
Armor for you :D Most of tops do physical damage, and this will protect you from the AD carry too! It's pasive is just amazing. 10% less damage from Basic attacks, I think this is AWESOME! You can also build Mercury's Treads Either if there is a Vladimir top or a Kennen. This also would be a nice choice if they have tons of CC, for example a Nautilus jungler! All depends of enemy team :) But I use to build tabi when the top makes Physical Damage

Phreak: "Tons of damage!" This item is epic on all the offtanks, But with Jayce is even more because you spam skills like hell!

Nice attack speed, MR for tankyness and also do quite good damage combined with your Lightning Field / Hyper Charge

You HP It's OVER 9000!!!!!! Actually no, but is quite high! More sustain + More damage thanks to Atma's Impaler

Armor, Critical Chance and AD, so nice!

Attack Speed, Armor, Damage and with his passive you will destroy all that annoying champs with tons of HP as Malphite, Olaf or Vladimir

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Situacional Items

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I think this 5 items works in most of all situacions and I never had to change them. But with is different, let's talk about that :)

-If either in the enemy team there aren't guys with tons of hp or your damage is enough, you dont have to buy Madred's Bloodrazor you can chose:

For tankyness :D this would be so nice if you are their focus

If they dont have armor neither. Will give you more damage por your To The Skies! / Shock Blast and more sustain

Again, Armor Penetration ^^ For those annoying Guardian Angel in their carrys ;D

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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

And you will say: "Oh god, why you max Q as Jayce top? NOOB" But let me tell you something:

To The Skies! / Shock Blast Are 2 offensive spells which scales on AD and can do quite damage. Yes, Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate does tons of damage at lvl 5 because it hits 20% of their maximum HP. But I really think this is an spell for late game and I use it as an utility spell. You can avoid ganks and potency To The Skies! / Shock Blast or **** them with an strategy push

To The Skies! / Shock Blast Do a lot of damage if you use it with your portal and can be used from so long distance! POKE POWER!!!

Well, I max Q because it works with my way to play Jayce!! You can do it in another way if you want :)

(Thanks to jhoijhoi for the line dividers/separators ;D)

I max Lightning Field / Hyper Charge second because it will give you even more poke and combined with your To The Skies! / Shock Blast you will **** them if you think it's HAMMER TIME It also gives you mana per hit, which allows you to stay lane for so long!

Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate -> As I said, I use this spell as utility.
1º Potency your Ball.
2º Dodge ganks pushing them away and running through your gate.
Flash behind them and Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate will give you a free kill if your jungler comes to your lane!
This is my Skill Sequence :)

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Combos with Jayce

These are some combos you can do with these spells:

-> In hammer: To The Skies! / Shock Blast + Lightning Field / Hyper Charge + Autoattacks + Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate Change to Cannon fast and Lightning Field / Hyper Charge hit them with it and when they start running away, just do your poke combo Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate + To The Skies! / Shock Blast

-> If you start in Cannon Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate + To The Skies! / Shock Blast + Lightning Field / Hyper Charge They will arrive next to you, change into HAMMER TIME and Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate + To The Skies! / Shock Blast + Lightning Field / Hyper Charge

Wow, both ways they are close to deads and they couldn't even hit you! ^^

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Summoner Spells

YOU HAVE TO USE THIS! It's necesary for your epic combo Flash + Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate

I use for his dps and heal reduction, it works quite good on jayce!

You can also use for slow and reduce their damage ^^

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How to play it on top

Well, let's start!

-Start with Boots of Speed and 3 Health Potion and go to you lane like a boss, help your jungle if it's necesary :)

-Farm with Cannon and harras them with autoattack and poke them with To The Skies! / Shock Blast

-When you return to base, take Ninja Tabi or Mercury's Treads and Phage

-Keep farming and harrasing and just build yourself and pwn them all

How build it through the full game?!?!

+ 3 -> or -> -> (sustain on lane, you will sell it later, but it helps) -> -> -> -> -> -> CARRY DA GAME!

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Farm with Jayce

At begin just start with your Cannon, farming with autoattacks and poking them. If either you kill your enemy or he recall and neither you dont want to push his tower nor you can -> HAMMER TIME use your To The Skies! / Shock Blast + Lightning Field / Hyper Charge this way you will take all the cs in your lane, pushing it fast so you can go back for heal and buy items :)

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In Team Fights

All you have to do is Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate + To The Skies! / Shock Blast for nuke them and give bonus speed to your hole team

Now it's HAMMER TIME use To The Skies! / Shock Blast on their carry + Lightning Field / Hyper Charge for kill him then go def your carry with Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate pushing the enemy away from him and change to Cannon finishing that enemy.

Every time you waste your spells, change into the other form of your weapon, this way you use your Trinity Force and make your maximum damage. Belive me, you are tanky enough :)

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How to avoid ganks

Oh wait, their jungler is next to me!!

NOPE, push him with your hammer, put the gate and run through it getting the bonus speed from it and your passive. That wasn't even close to kill you

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How to get a gank from your team

You are in Cannon, Nuke him with your To The Skies! / Shock Blast + Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate

Run to him through the gate changing to hammer for bonnus speed.

Again To The Skies! / Shock Blast + Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate. Your jungler is close to him, just do your EPIC COMBO Flash + Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate.

Oh wait he is dead without any chance of back from it :D

I will tell you a secret. If you start using Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate in HAMMER TIME And they flash with some spell while you are channeling it, they will get pushed to the position that they should have been pushed without flash!!!! (EPIC for that combo ;D) I don't know if you understood me, as I said, I'm from Spain, I just try my best! ^^

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Jayce is an amazing champ and you should play it. Follow this guide if you trust me and post your games if you can :) Please vote the guide, I want to improve myself :)

Have fun playing this amazing character ;D