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LoL Champion Build Guides: Jayce

Jayce The Defender of Tomorrow

Find the best Jayce build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 11.24. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Jayce build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Jayce's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

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Jayce Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Jayce we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Jayce, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Jayce this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 11.24. However, if you are a new Jayce player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Jayce!

Patch 11.23: 771913 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Jayce's Top Items

Jayce's Runes

Jayce's Best Runes 46%

Win Rate 10798 Games

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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Runes 43%

Win Rate 7748 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 2116 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
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Jayce's Summoner Spells

Jayce's Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 67047 Games

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Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 45%

Win Rate 7588 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 162 Games

Teleport Ignite

Jayce's Starters

Jayce's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 17311 Games

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Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 36170 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 6015 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Jayce's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 20761 Games

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Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 45286 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 9095 Games

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Patch 11.23: 771937 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Jayce's Top Items

Jayce's Runes

Jayce's Best Runes 49%

Win Rate 1972 Games

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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 1556 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 53 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
More Jayce Runes

Jayce's Summoner Spells

Jayce's Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 14331 Games

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Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 9480 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 370 Games

Exhaust Flash

Jayce's Starters

Jayce's Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 10393 Games

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Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 4988 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 2542 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Jayce's Best Trinket 45%

Win Rate 13253 Games

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Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 7422 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 3817 Games

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Patch 11.23: 771955 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Jayce's Top Items

Jayce's Runes

Jayce's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 703 Games

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Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 60 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Time Warp Tonic
Time Warp Tonic

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 140 Games

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: First Strike
First Strike
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Cosmic Insight
Cosmic Insight

Sorcery
LoL Path: Sorcery
LoL Rune: Transcendence
Transcendence
LoL Rune: Manaflow Band
Manaflow Band
More Jayce Runes

Jayce's Summoner Spells

Jayce's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 4420 Games

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Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 815 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 40%

Win Rate 428 Games

Flash Smite

Jayce's Starters

Jayce's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 2558 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1232 Games

Long Sword Refillable Potion

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 461 Games

Long Sword Health Potion

Trinket

Jayce's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 3306 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Jayce's 2nd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 1485 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Jayce's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 925 Games

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Jayce Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Jayce guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Jayce Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Jayce. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Jayce Skins

Jayce's Abilities

Jayce's Hextech Capacitor
Hextech Capacitor Jayce's Passive Jayce's Passive
Self
Jayce's Passive
Jayce's Passive
Each time Jayce switches between Hammer Stance and Cannon Stance he gains 40 bonus movement speed and ghosting for 0.75 seconds.
Q
Jayce's To The Skies! / Shock Blast
To The Skies! / Shock Blast Jayce's Q Ability
Self
0
Jayce's Passive
To The Skies!: Jayce leaps to an enemy, dealing 55 / 95 / 135 / 175 / 215 / 255 (+1.2 per bonus attack damage) physical damage and slowing enemies by 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55% for 2 seconds.

Shock Blast: Jayce fires an orb of electricity that detonates upon hitting an enemy (or reaching the end of its path), dealing 55 / 105 / 155 / 205 / 255 / 305 (+1.2 per bonus attack damage) physical damage to all enemies in the area of the explosion. If fired through an Acceleration Gate, Shock Blast's damage, range, speed, and explosion radius are increased by 40%.
W
Jayce's Lightning Field / Hyper Charge
Lightning Field / Hyper Charge Jayce's W Ability
Self
0
Jayce's Passive
Lightning Field: Passive: Jayce restores 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 mana per strike while in Hammer form.

Active: Jayce creates a field of lightning that damages nearby enemies for 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 / 100 (+25% of ability power) magic damage per second for 4 seconds.

Hyper Charge: Jayce gains a burst of energy, increasing his attack speed to the maximum amount for 3 attacks. These attacks deal physical damage equal to 70 / 78 / 86 / 94 / 102 / 110% of his attack damage.
E
Jayce's Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate
Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate Jayce's E Ability
Self
55
20 / 18 / 16 / 14 / 12
Thundering Blow: Jayce deals 8 / 10.4 / 12.8 / 15.2 / 17.6 / 20% of his target's maximum health (+1.0 per bonus attack damage) as magic damage and knocks him back a short distance. Damage to monsters is capped at 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 magic damage.

Acceleration Gate: Jayce deploys an Acceleration Gate for 4 seconds, which increases the movement speed of allied champions who pass through it by 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55% for 3 seconds. This movement speed bonus rapidly decreases over its duration. If Shock Blast is fired through the gate, its speed, range, damage, and explosion radius are increased by 40%.
R
Jayce's Mercury Cannon / Mercury Hammer
Mercury Cannon / Mercury Hammer Jayce's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
0
6
Mercury Cannon: Transforms the Mercury Hammer into the Mercury Cannon gaining new abilities and increased range. The first attack in this form reduces the target's Armor and Magic Resist by 10 / 15 / 20 / 25% for 5 seconds.

Mercury Hammer: Transforms the Mercury Cannon into the Mercury Hammer gaining new abilities and increases Jayce's Armor and Magic Resist by 5 / 15 / 25 / 35. The first attack in this form deals 25 / 65 / 105 / 145 (+0.25 bonus attack damage) additional magic damage.
Q
Jayce's To The Skies!
To The Skies! Jayce's Q Ability
600
40
16 / 14 / 12 / 10 / 8
Jayce leaps to an enemy, dealing 45 / 80 / 115 / 150 / 185 / 220 (+1.2 per bonus attack damage) physical damage and slowing enemies by 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55% for 2 seconds.

Rank 6 cooldown: 6 seconds. Rank 6 cost: 65 mana.
Q
Jayce's Shock Blast
Shock Blast Jayce's Q Ability
1050
55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75
8
Jayce fires an orb of electricity that detonates upon hitting an enemy (or reaching the end of its path), dealing 55 / 110 / 165 / 220 / 275 / 330 (+1.2 per bonus attack damage) physical damage to all enemies in the area of the explosion. If fired through an Acceleration Gate, Shock Blast's damage, range, speed, and explosion radius are increased by 40%.

Rank 6 cost: 80 mana.
W
Jayce's Lightning Field
Lightning Field Jayce's W Ability
285
40
10
Passive: Jayce restores 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16 mana per strike while in Hammer form.

Active: Jayce creates a field of lightning that damages nearby enemies for 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 / 85 / 100 (+25% of ability power) magic damage per second for 4 seconds.
W
Jayce's Hyper Charge
Hyper Charge Jayce's W Ability
Self
40
13 / 11.4 / 9.8 / 8.2 / 6.6
Jayce gains a burst of energy, increasing his attack speed to the maximum amount for 3 attacks. These attacks deal physical damage equal to 70 / 78 / 86 / 94 / 102 / 110% of his attack damage.

Rank 6 cooldown: 5 seconds.
E
Jayce's Thundering Blow
Thundering Blow Jayce's E Ability
240
55
20 / 18 / 16 / 14 / 12
Jayce deals 8 / 10.4 / 12.8 / 15.2 / 17.6 / 20% of his target's maximum health (+1.0 per bonus attack damage) as magic damage and knocks him back a short distance. Damage to monsters is capped at 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600 / 700 magic damage.

Rank 6 cooldown: 10 seconds. Rank 6 cost: 90 mana.
E
Jayce's Acceleration Gate
Acceleration Gate Jayce's E Ability
650
50
16
Jayce deploys an Acceleration Gate for 4 seconds, which increases the movement speed of allied champions who pass through it by 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55% for 3 seconds. This movement speed bonus rapidly decreases over its duration. If Shock Blast is fired through the gate, its speed, range, damage, and explosion radius are increased by 40%.
R
Jayce's Mercury Cannon
Mercury Cannon Jayce's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
0
6
Transforms the Mercury Hammer into the Mercury Cannon gaining new abilities and increased range. The first attack in this form reduces the target's Armor and Magic Resist by 10 / 15 / 20 / 25% for 5 seconds.
R
Jayce's Mercury Hammer
Mercury Hammer Jayce's Ultimate (R) Ability
Self
0
6
Transforms the Mercury Cannon into the Mercury Hammer gaining new abilities and increases Jayce's Armor and Magic Resist by 5 / 15 / 25 / 35. The first attack in this form deals 25 / 65 / 105 / 145 (+0.25 bonus attack damage) additional magic damage.

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