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Jarvan IV Build
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Jarvan IV is and off tank/ Melee DPS. He should probably not be the one to solo especially in a 5v5. He is a very good combo if he is put with a person who can stun or root other champions.
I play Jarvan as a Melee DPS/off tank, that is the reason i have Atma's Impaler. if you were going to play him as and off tank i suggest putting in something like sunfire cape and wormog's armor, and taking out Atam's impaler and Phantom Dancers. if you go the build i say you will have a 70% critical chance and 1304 critical hit and the end of the game also you will have 17% life steal so you can do some pretty nice tanking. you will also have about a 1.8 attack speed, so your life steal will be amazing in the end, and it may be the only thing to keep you alive in sticky situations.
I put 3 armor pen quintessences. these could be switched for health quints.
I have 9 armor pen marks which i suggest keeping especially if you have health quints.
You could either have 9 crit chance seals or 9 health seals, or u can do some of both
i suggest you combine the cool down glyphs and the Mana regen glyphs
I have a 9-21-0 Mastery build because i play jarvan as a melee DPS/Off tank. if you wanted to play as pure DPS you could do a 21-0-9 build
always Max Demacian Standard First, but by lvl 3 you should have all skills with one point except the 4th one. -of course when your lvl 6, 11, 16 always lvl up your 4th skill.- the Standard/dragon strike combo can be deadly, especially if you have someone that can stun in your lane. if not, what you do is, throw the standard behind them, dragon strike to the standard, and use Golden Aegis, which slows them. then hit them till they start to run then you use Cataclysm and finish them off. if you have good move sync then games will be a piece of cake.
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 the 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 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