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This build is designed for high fast damage and utilizing good life steal and dodge it will make you a force to be reckoned with. I focus on attack speed and life steal but in doing so leaving a weakness against focus and stuns. Learn to avoid stuns and you should be multi-killing in no time.
Boots of speed-I tend to get this first for that extra chase potential at the start and it allows for you to get you tabi quicker which is a must.
Malady-Attack speed is the main bonus which means you’re going to get stacks on your ulti that much faster.
The Bloodthirster-Here comes the damage you've been waiting for. The life steal you have will now make for some great 1v2 match ups.
Phantom Dancer-This is where you become unstoppable. Now when you max your ultimate’s stacks you will have a handsome 2.5 attack speed and the + 20 dodge will go down wonders.
Frozen Mallet-If the battle somehow continues on for this long you'll be in the need of some survivability and the 100% change for slow doesn’t hurt either.
You will always have a hard time at this point. Your attack speeds low your pretty much just a meat shield holding a lamppost. He can’t harass very well so make sure you teamed with someone who can. Once you’ve hit level 4 you'll now have CS (counter strike) and be able to grab a kill or two. Leap Strike is good for initiating the assault and for chase which is why I tend to max it out first. If you can’t get first blood or a kill period before Level 6 make sure you continue to farm minions at the very least. Remember this combo because it is used throughout the game. Empower/ Leap Strike/ Counter Strike/ - Rinse lather and repeat until satisfied (or their dead)
With a bit of luck by now you should have you’re malady and are able to pump out the damage. Your should be able to rack up a few kills easy now. Aim for getting b.f sword asap because your atk speed won’t be able to sustain you for long. Now you do have some tanking ability mid game from your life steal and dodge but don’t get over-confident, let the real tanks jump in head first and then run in and pick off the squishier champs first.
This is where Jax becomes the Grandmaster of Weapons he’s meant to be. His stun is awesome in team fights. You should be able to gank ANYONE and rip them to pieces before their team-mates can help. A good strategy if you being pushed is to ramp up your atk speed on minions then jump into the fray for that extra advantage.
Hope this guide is helpful for all you Jax enthusiasts.
I find offensive masteries work better with this build but you can go with defensive just make sure you get the Dodge and Nimbleness as these help Immeasurably.
The dodge seals are the big one here but you’re armor piercing will contribute to a little bit more dps early on and is lovely against tanks.
Flash is great to help chase people like kennen or shaco.
Ignite is for the early kill that you greatly need.
Have Fun ^_^