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League of Legends Build Guide Author Shadow-twin

Jarvan IV: Jungling DEEMAAICAA!

Shadow-twin Last updated on March 6, 2011
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Team 1


Team 2

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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

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Welcome to my first guide on Mobafire, on the League of Legends newest gold boy. Jarvan IV.
Being the mighty prince of the legendary "DEEMAACIAA!", isn't just a game, and you should not just own the other people, you should reflect the Meme, that is Demacia.
(Note = It was pretty late when I wrote this, so alot of noobish wannabe funny stuff in here, sorry)

I hope you guys will take a few factors into consideration before, shooting me down like the noob I am.

First off: Jarvan IV, has just been released, that means;
A. Hard to define whether he's buff or not, which will probably mean a change in the future patches (Nerf)
B. People will have no clue what the **** he can and therefore get owned or be owned (This will resolve itself over time and the future patches)
C. New champions will have tons of builds and guides before the right one is found, this I how I play him (in the few games I have played so far)

Abbreviated Terms
AA = Auto-attack (Basic Attacks)
CC = Crowd Control (Stun, fear, slow, snare, etc)
FB = First Blood
AP = Ability Power
AD = Attack Damage
MD = Magic Damage
AS = Attack Speed
MS = Movement Speed
MR = Magic Resistance
ArPen = Armor Penetration
MPen = Magic Penetration
LS = Life Steal
SV = Spell Vamp
DPS = Strong Auto-attacker
MDPS = Strong spells; casters
CDR = Cooldown Reduction
OOM = Out of Mana
MP = Mana
HP = Health
MP Regen = Mana Regeneration per 5 seconds
HP Regen = Health Regeneration per 5 seconds

(Thanks to SixSonatas)
Okay, let's get on with it!

Very high damage output (Up to over 500 AD with decent ArPen)
Bulky (Not extreme, but decent)
Damage ampifier - Q reduces Armor
Jungling will result in not one, but two solo lanes
Fast jungler after Madred's / Wriggles (But who isn't <.< )
Very good map awareness - His flag can be used as a 8 second ward with good vision + Wriggles
Viable ganker (Some will have a hard time getting the skillshots right)
Extremely viable ganker after level 6 (Lock in the enemy, pro for ranged - con for melee)
Have his very own Demacian shout
Commando skin offers the biggest mofo sword in LoL (A Swordmorphed spear)

A pushover early and with this build
Need help from middle lane to pull blue golem
Mana starved, Blue golem addicted
The Jarvan effect (Makes you extremely cocky)
Downsides of his ultimate (I'll get onto that)
CC and you can kiss your *** goodbye
initiator (You won't be very tanky... Imagine Pantheon, but without his jump)
Snowballer (I'll work on a more stable build later)
The term hard jungler suits him well
Way too many Pros

Most important - He is very psychologically based (I'll write something on this, when I rewrite my guide)

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1.0 = Release
1.1 = Added Special thanks and Lux to Beloved heroes
1.2 = Added bulkyness to the people with a second build, that offers more survivalibity and longer buffs! Hooray for democracy.

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Greater mark of desolation x9 - Let's you penetrate armour more easily, helps early, mid and late game
x9 - Gives you the extra armour needed for early jungle
x9 - Gives you the much needed AS, both for jungling and ****in' **** up
Greater quintessence of desolation x2 - Same as marks / ArPen is just too badass to ignore
x1 - You'll get alittle chunk of hp early... Who am I kidding, I can't afford the last Desolation or two extra fortitudes :D

Overall: ArPen makes you hurt more against squishies and tanks
Armour, needed for not taking too much damage
AS, In this build you get alot of AD, so AS is just a one-up for you

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III. Masteries
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I have yet to experiment with his masteries... I could imagine a 21-0-9 would be beast too

x3 - Critical chance stacks good with your late game attacks
x1 - Improved Smite because it's okay for a jungler and there's nothing better atm
x3 - Cooldown reduction = Win
x3 - Attack speed, again it stacks very well with the whole concept of a AD Jarvan
x1 - Magic pen, I'm rather unsure here... I have yet to meet a Jarvan that can kill me or be the top 3 dps (I always seem to juke and slaughter their team :s)
x3 - ArPen (Already been discussed)
x1 - To deal more damage to creeps and ... It's really just leftovers
x3 - You're AD, more AD <3
x1 - More damage ... Insignificant early, but you deal over 400 per hit late game and 600 with Q and even more with R... Can be discussed to move somewhere else

For the defensive (I'll make it short) You want the extra movespeed, so max armor, one Mresist and then dodge <3

This talent tree will make you more dangerous and easier to jungle too :-3

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Items + Early game jungling

With my item build, you'll start out as a soft jungler

+ x5

Basic, but decent... It won't be a joy ride and you'll need help from the mid to pull the blue golem.

- Make the middle lane attack the Golem from here and then just run to lane, free 3-5 hits and place your inside the bush when the blue enters it
After clearing the Blue, go onto Wolfes, kill one of the small ones and just spam and to stun

Wraiths can get a flag and a stun too if they want <3 - Go for the blue first.

Golems, Flag, Strike, Smite and kill the last golem... You could do Red before Golems, but I don't recommend it - Gank or blue pill for and maybe another

Do another route, get some buffs and starting ganking on lanes, Ping and tell your mates when to go and hopefully with some teamwork, you guys will score kills (If you're confident with Jarvan, ask for the FB or maybe Double early, so you can get onto Sword of the Occult fast)
(Jungle route)

(Flag jump / Jukes)

(Gank suggestion #1)

On with items!

After the Razors, try to get a gank and some CS, so you can afford atleast Wriggle's Lantern and Boots of Speed /
Berserker's Greaves

Build an Sword of the Occult when you can (If you can afford 2x Long Sword but not Occult, please get them

After the Sword of the Occult, buy a The Brutalizer for more damage and ArPen

It's time to get some more damage, so build that The Black Cleaver ALWAYS get B.F Sword first, both in the The Black Cleaver and The Bloodthirster, which is your next item :)

Turn your The Brutalizer into a Youmuu's Ghostblade and get elixirs now

Keep them up and when you can exchange Wriggle's Lantern for a Banshee's Veil, you'll be maxed ;)

= Helps you farm better, Lifesteal, AD and Armor - Best part = Free ward
= Movespeed and AS, good for DPS Jarvan
= With stacks (That you gain very fast) you'll be hurting alot
= Decent AD with ArPen, best for your damage output
= AD, AS and lowering enemies armor is very good for your damage output
= AD and another great addition to your Lifesteal ratio (100 AD beast!)
= Upgraded , CDR and a awesome Active for owning
= Gives you hp, mp, Mres, and a amazing passive - Late but useful

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Skill Sequence

I'll do this short and simple for a starter

Pop out the bush forwards those you're ganking

Use your on either infront of them (If they're chasing a teammate), make sure the marker is just hitting them, but still far away and infront of them aswell if they're running / Non-suspecting the gank

Use the second you have tossed the flag and make sure it also hits them (If you get matched against a juking expert, YOU WILL have a hard time landing the stuns

Freeze them with and keep hitting with your Q and re-flag, hopefully you'll score a kill or two (Remember that the key to gank is teamwork, talk with the laners before going)

If you're level 6, you can also use your ultimate when ganking
BEWARE: Your ultimate is a strong prison, but it doesn't just keep the person inside, it keeps your allies outside too

I done it a couple times, where I ended up dying or losing kills or even killing my teammates because I didn't remove it or got silenced with him inside

Point is... Use your ultimate smart ( is really great, imagine your team getting owned, R in, W and flash out of the prison... "Gj Jarvan, saved our *** mate"

- One way to use your R and usually very effective, wait to use your Golden Aegis until it's like 0.5 sec left

I have to work on most of my guide <3 ;D

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Beloved champions

Laning Nunu is awesome with your skills.
With (Great nuke/slow) and his ultimate , the two of you can destroy almost anyone.

Nunu's will help you move around faster, hit faster and you can easily pull of a duo-ultimate

When you think about it, she's amazing top and especially with you as a jungler!

Tell her to go, but don't use ... You jump in with your combo, slow and then you pop , she pops inside of it and go crazy with !
Tried it once, didn't regret a single go <3

Shen is very strong in a solo lane and at level 5, 7 or 9, his + deals tons of damage! He'll go with this and and you will come in accompany him in ganking - Shen's ultimate is great for going 2v1 too! You can go and kill one of them, leave with low hp, have the other one chase you... Juke him in a bush and get him while Shen's ulti'ing and then taunting to finish the job <3
- Simply amazing

There's alot of heroes that will sync well with , but I'll do more later on

Fast one , she's amazing with him too, but has a urge to ultiwaste for ks'ing :P

Finals Funkeln is good for lasting hitting the people that gets away past towers and starting out fights

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Chapter 8

Maybe it is... Or maybe you're playing bad I can't tell from my point of view

I'll like to share my matches with Jarvan (Note, some of the scores overlap, so it's around 10/11 wins or something like that) - The low item builds and low scores are dued to the fact I was often untouchable and my team could destroy them even in teamfights

Note: Some of the matches are on the photos twice, but it's there - I show all my matches even defeats

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You like mana, but don't have it
You are great at ganking
You will hurt like hell, when you learn to play and have a good team setup
A million ways to use your ultimate
Play good and play well = Easy wins
Don't underestimate your W, but don't overestimate it too
Having a trained eye for skillshots will greatly improve your Jarvan play


My first guide and I'm not really scared of critism or w/e... I'm more afraid that my build is good and people will start using it and get better than me xD (Or deny me Jarvan when picking :( )

I always wanted to give birth to a original and impressive guide, Approx. 1���½ hour after Jarvan's EU Release, I developed my build :)


I hope it works for you guys

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Special thanks and shoutouts

Tiki00 - One of my classmates and a good mate, helped me get ingame pictures and then whooped me 1v1 after we were done taking pics :D
Kinqo - Another classmate and also a good mate of mine, helped me test my build and plays a good Shen <3
Unknovne - Classmate, good mate too, the legendary Lux ks'er ;p (Kept getting Teemo when he was below 100 hp AND Slowed ;D)

Thanks for helping me out <3

Thanks to Mowen and SixSonatas for some FAQ on the forums