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Creator: Corwin323 February 7, 2012 5:23pm
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I have recently played the new Jax and fallen in love. One of my favorite champions in the league by far. I've put playing him on a hold for now because of my fear/reluctance to face the fact that I don't think he's viable.

I've been playing him in the jungle, which he seems to fit into nicely, but he's also very farm/level dependent, making a jungle Jax a weak Jax. I've thought about playing him solo top, but I just don't see it working out. I see him getting zoned and beaten down, especially in today's aggressive top, or even AP top meta.

I'm here to ask you guys what you think. Do you think Jax is viable? Do you think he works in solo top? Do you think he works in the jungle? Or do you think that maybe he just isn't viable right now?

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Jax seems to do fine in the jungle at the moment. I've had a couple of occasions where I've seen our fifth slot filled by a jungle Jax, and while he does seem a little more vulnerable to getting countered, by and large he does well enough. His gank potential is great with CounterStrike and Leap. It might be that because of his heavy reliance on items that it takes a more skilled player to make him really work though.

As for going top, I wouldn't want to try it, personally. Or see anyone else try it either lol. He's never struck as me being really aggressive early on, and top lane is major aggro from minute one at the moment.
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Great on Dominion, totally not op, but powerful.
Cho is MEGAZERGLING!
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He works solo top if you rush a wriggles and go full defensive
He is like nocturne, needs very little dmg-wise now, so don't build him with much damage.
Get a frozen mallet and build him tanky to suit the situation. He is VERY different from his old self
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seems more of an assassin than a tanky dps at the moment. He doesn't feel as fun to me
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Jax can still blow up late game, he feels more item-dependant than before though.
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Jax?
****ing terrible solo top.
Meh bruiser.
Average Jungler.

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Jax is awesome if you fight melee champions, otherwise he's just good
Imo, hes a counterpick like Talon
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TheJohn wrote:

Jax is awesome if you fight melee champions, otherwise he's just good
Imo, hes a counterpick like Talon


Who do you think hes a counterpick to?

Diesel wrote:

Jax can still blow up late game, he feels more item-dependant than before though.


I can agree with this.


He works solo top if you rush a wriggles and go full defensive
He is like nocturne, needs very little dmg-wise now, so don't build him with much damage.
Get a frozen mallet and build him tanky to suit the situation. He is VERY different from his old self


Tried this post-post. Absolutely amazing. You were 100% right. Got a triple kill with Wriggles+Warmogs. Metagolem Jax works incredibly well. When building this way, Jax has much more lane presence than I thought he would. I've actually been building Frozen Mallet then building Warmog's Armor, just because I don't think he needs the damage from Atma's Impaler early. What do you think about this?
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Jax gets worked by a decent AP carry. Ahri/Cass/Ryze are all able to burn him down, while avoiding almost all of his damage.
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