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League of Legends Build Guide Author Naixpalm

Jax to the Max !! *UPDATED*

Naixpalm Last updated on July 11, 2011
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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.


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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They say jax is a OP champ but for me it takes a good items and skill to juke and make a good jax. In this build you will learn how to face rape and almost 3v1 easily.

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-Awesome at ganks
-Has burst damage
-Can go in/out of the battle
-Can jump on wards
-Have **** loads of HP late game
-Have alot of Magic resist
-Hes just awesome


-Squishy early game
-Can be harrased on lanes
-Can be easily focused on

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Equipment Mastery:

Jax increases his HP based on how much AP/AD he receives from items

Leap Strike:

Jax leaps towards a unit and hits it with his lamp if its an enemy unit. This is one of two jax's hybrid abilities.


Jax empowers his weapon adding additional damage to the next attack/skill he does.

Counter Strike:

This is the skill that makes him awesome. He will have a chance to dodge and auto attack from an enemy unit and may use his stun within 7 seconds after dodging an attack. (cannot dodge skills)

Relentless Assault


It increases Jax's attack speed every time a successful auto attack is made


It increases Jax's magic resist based on how much his dodge chance for 5 seconds.

Skill Rotation:

W+Q -> auto attack -> E (If you dodged) -> auto attack
Basically always use Empower then Leap Strike to an enemy champion for burst damage. Use your ulti against Ap champs to survive

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Summoner Spells

I always use Exhaust so the enemy champion wont get away and flash for turret dives and easy get away but here some other spells you may use.




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Ok now for runes.
x9 So you have an armor Pen for your Leap Strike, Empower and for Auto Attacks (i know it uses both AP/AD but its better to have armor pen for jax cuz you aint using those skills everytime. you have to use your auto attack too.)

x3 Same reason for marks.(why not Dodge Quint?)You may also use dodge Quit and it will give you 4.5% oh dodge but by now you will have a huge dodge chance.

x9 for having a huge dodge chance on game and you can use your stun alot more.

x9 I use this because theres no awesome runes left on glyphs i keep looking for more helpful runes on blue but i guess this is the best ones for me.

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For me i always getwithx3 so i could harass enemies by leaping towards them and run back to safety. Then rush yourso you will have a huge dodge chance and have a advantage against AD champs. After that getthis item is awesome for jax because its like his ult that stack attack speed also ability power, by now you have a small burst damage. Getfor lifesteal and finish youras soon as you could by this time your raping alot of people. Now you need some attack speed and movement speed so getand finish your build withandwhen your done with that build you'll have **** load of HP and damage.

Situantional Items(Offence)

If you feel like u have to slow every single time.
If theres another jax or if you need armor pen and stuff.
If youre a lich bane lover.
For huge CC teams.

Situational Iteams(Defence)

For AP nukers.
For AD champs

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Tricks you could use

you could use your leap strike on minions/wards/jack in the box/mushroom, so you could easily escape. When someone is chasing you try running to a bush and wait for him to get close and jump back out to a minion if you can or you can just jump at him before he goes in to the bush and if you have your stun active use it. You could jump to anyone through a wall. You can farm your stun on minions and jump to a Mage like malzahar and stun him.

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I actually prefer Jax mid. i know iknow how can a JAx mid !!?!?!?!. Ive tried it before and its really awesome especially when your against really squishy champs like ashe, ezreal etc. you just have to play smart and harass if you can. Just jump and run away. real easy, you just have to be careful and practice alot.


always help your teammate and harass the enemies if you can but always remember you are in a 2v2 battle so always watchout of the other champion. Farm as much as you could

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Team fights

In team fight you could always initiate first but its too risky for jax to do it but you could do an AoE stun in the middle of a teamfight. I prefer Leaping in to a teamfight after our tank initiated first. always target the squishiest ones and always use stun when u have it.

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Things to Remember

-Dont jump to a champion that has CC and can instantly kill you
-Always use your empower then leapstrike to someone
-Always have an escape route
-Never forget to use your ulti and stun
-Always gank if you have a chance
-Jax is just awesome ..

Alright i think thats it .....
Thanks for reading it and hope you rape everyone with him.. goodluck !!