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Jax Build Guide by Ravaging Blade
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Threats & Synergies
We all know that Jax counters Yi. However, Yi may put up a fight if he can time Jax's E with his Q.
The only way Yasuo can put up a fight is if he can dodge your stun. This can be avoided by jumping in first, slowing with Stalker's Blade or BotRK and then activating E. (make sure that your minions are absent)
Fiora may be weak against regular Jax builds. However, this build will lack some damage to finish her off immediately. Fiora can kite with Phage, Furor, and proc'ing her passive. Time your stun to win.
In early-mid game, Jax can lose to Nasus if he has decent stacks. However, this falls off at late game because of the armor Jax naturally has with his ultimate. Fight with caution. (try avoiding fighting in Nasus's E)
Given that Zed can be easily countered with Zhonya, Zed may be rendered useless. However, Zed may outplay with the right shadow-swapping.
Jax will lose to Lee Sin's early game pressure and his disengage in team fights. Time your E and Zhonya if you fail and are stuck in the middle of the fight, you should have your next E ready in 3 seconds (if maxed).
Shen's E and W WILL be a burden for most Jax players. Once you engage then he starts blocking your auto's, you'll get squished by their carries. Time your engage after his block and possibly his taunt.
HE HAS A BUILT-IN THORNMAIL. no other explanation needed
If you engage with your Q and E, you'd just be pushed away by Alistar. Time your stun after his W. If you get caught, you have Zhonya.
This guy is a pain in the a**. You might lose early game against Garen. However mid-late game is all yours.
The only way for Xin Zhao to win a 1v1 against Jax is to ult when you use your Q and E. Save your E after he auto attacks, E's you, or ults.
THIS GUY WILL BEAT YOU IN BOTH TOP LANE AND JUNGLE. DON'T ENGAGE! I REPEAT! DON'T ENGAGE! He has an escape route (E,Q) for your Q and E. Don't even try to fight him immediately.