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JunkRamen 12-16-2009 02:10 AM

How to make Jax work?
I've been trying out Jax over the past week and I've found that he's really fun... but so far not very effective. He's really strong at certain levels but tapers off quickly. It just seems that anything he's good at, someone else (or at least someone else that I've purchased) does better.

Moving quickly towards squishies in a group battle and killing them - Tryndamere does it better because if they shift their DPS towards him, he will ult and kill the squishy. But then again he's Trynda****ingmere. I find with Jax I just get focus fired and have to run away very quickly. I could stack more HP, but then I wouldn't be killing the squishy, just hurting it a little.

Having a strong early game - A lot of heroes do it just as well, if not better (eg Nunu). It's hard to beat Jax in a 1v1 fight early on, but he doesn't seem to have the same kind of impact on the early game that champions like Nunu and Teemo have.

Chasing - Kassadin does it better.

Any decent build for Jax seems to be very expensive. He needs high attack speed, dodge, health, and either AP or damage. Maybe a mana item. I get Starks/Tabi's and then I have issues. Trinity costs too much and leaves me with low health. Frozen Mallet costs a lot and I end up hitting like a sponge. PD costs too much and I get nuked and owned. With any build that doesn't involve an early Sheen or Philo Stone, I oom quickly... but Philo Stone kinda sucks and early Sheen means no increased attack speed.

Does the AP build work? Does it offer anything another hero can't do better? Wouldn't his dodge be too low unless he has runes?

I want to buy Jax this week, but 3150 IP is hard to justify for a hero that doesn't seem to do very well. Am I just doin it wrong? Does he require runes to work? What do you people do?

Comus 12-16-2009 04:26 AM

I play jax with the intention of late game godmode. To do this you need to ***** as much gold as possible as quickly as possible, early dragon is a must, and so is continuing to keep it down.

My build:
Ninja Tabi
Phantom Dancerx2
By this point you're reaching godmode, the enemy team will gang up on you, and if there's no real casters, they'll probably all die.
From here I get starks then infinity edge, and then any tanky item, but by the time you get the second phantom you'll probably have won.

SomeoneRandom 12-16-2009 04:37 AM

Jax is a carry, he is better than any of the heroes you listed late game except for Tryandamere for obvious reasons... Not to mention once he hits 6 if you use your summoner skills well most heroes just flat out cant kill you 1v1

mermin 12-16-2009 04:41 AM

kassadin does rape jax ur right

Patyrn 12-16-2009 12:26 PM


kassadin does rape jax ur right
Not if jax has lizard buff. Riftwalk -> Leapstrike -> Rape

AmyOverlord 12-16-2009 03:00 PM

^Still rapes. Riftwalk, Cleanse, Ghost, Flash, etc.

baskot 12-17-2009 11:19 AM

i play jax alot, I feel confident versus most enemies 1v1... but 1v1 is not what LoL is about. all your augments are moot.

Steelrambo 12-17-2009 11:37 AM

Jax can deal ungodly amounts of damage in a fairly short period of time. With an AoE stun, he can even perform well in teamfights. If you use your summoner spells properly, you should be fine. Jax's builds do often cost a lot of money, and for that, you should consider doing some occasional jungling, and *definitely* should keep the dragon down.

Bait 12-17-2009 11:54 AM

whenever someone picks jax in one of my games, i die a little inside. jax does suck.

jax does use trinity force. he needs some attack speed and liz buff to get his kills.

Steelrambo 12-17-2009 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by Bait (Hozzászólás 412319)
whenever someone picks jax in one of my games, i die a little inside. jax does suck.

jax does use trinity force. he needs some attack speed and liz buff to get his kills.

This depends entirely on what Elo bracket you play in. I saw your name on the top 500, so, sure, maybe it doesn't work there. Mid tier games allow a lot of room for Jax to cause trouble, though.

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