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Jax Build Guide by John Rambo

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League of Legends Build Guide Author John Rambo

Jax wil get you

John Rambo Last updated on February 16, 2014
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Cheat Sheet

Jax Build

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

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

Chapter 1

Item Build

I feel that Jax, because of his dual scaling, baits a lot of people into building him stupidly, which is why you'll see some AP Jax's and the like. He has three absolute core items.

Trinity Force is the overall best item in the game for Jax. All of the parts give stats that are extremely good on Jax, as he benefits from attack speed, ability power, attack damage, and the sticking power from Phage and the passive on Sheen synergize amazingly on with his kit.

Gunblade is often the most associated item with Jax, for good reason. He has good scalings both for AP and AD, and this item gives both, while also giving him all the sustain he'll ever need and a very useful active for sticking to targets. However, as it mainly becomes more powerful a bit later, and because the pieces of trinity force are so strong in lane, this will be the second item you get, not first, despite what a lot of guides seem to say.

After you have Gunblade and Trinity Force, you will be doing all the damage that you really need to be. The best choice after these two items is Guardian Angel. As team fights start to roll around, this item gives you great hybrid defenses, the only item other than Aegis of the Legion to give this, and an active that makes you very hard to deal with in fights.

While it is not necessarily required, I can pretty much assure you that Warmog's Armor should also be core. The extra survivability from the huge chunk of health is amazing, and with a lot of health you really start to get more out of the defenses purchased with GA. I've seen some people claim that a Jax with Warmog's does no damage and will simply be ignored, and these people just aren't playing correctly. Said it before, I'll say it again, Trinity and Gunblade are all the damage Jax needs, so building survivability allows you to continue to do that ridiculous amount of damage. He will be able to instantly burst carries if he's able to get to them, get Warmog's and make sure he can.

You get these situationally. If against an AD opponent in lane or the enemy AD carry is doing well, go Tabi. If against a AP opponent at top or the enemy is packing a good amount of crowd control, go Mercs.

Another very strong item, albeit a little expensive. Shield will save your life a million times, and the AD bonus with lowered health really fits with Jax's all in playstyle. My personal favorite 6th item on Jax. Another note, since Jax's ultimate gives him Armor based on his AD, technically this item gives him both Magic Resist and armor.