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A Jax Guide Question

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Hatcher

Senior Member

02-03-2011

I just started playing 2 days ago, but I think I found my character of choice - Jax.

I was looking at a couple different builds, and wasn't quite sure which way to go.

For the past couple games I have been using:
http://www.leagueoflegends-wiki.com/lol/champions/jax---the-armsmaster/jax---lifesteal-tank---by-emoshun

Which seems to be working well, but I don't really have the experience to know what he's capable of.

Some other guides I were looking at but haven't had a chance to use in game are:
Jax: Ultimate Hybrid (http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=4589269)by Marouka
In-Depth Look (http://www.feverclan.com/forums/showthread.php/30837) at Jax by Manatikik
Jax: Dodge, duck, dive, dip and dodge (http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=78675) by Faustus
Jax, the Counter Specialist (http://leaguecraft.com/strategies/guide/1947)by jedo
Jax: Because you can (http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=1067974)by Headphones
Mighty Guide to Playing Jax (http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=1372713) by DaGhost
Stacks Jax (http://www.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?p=1494685) by Hypocrix
Jax Guide (http://www.squidoo.com/league-of-legends-jax-guide) by SammySpam

any suggestions as to what I should be using?


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DrDragun

Senior Member

02-03-2011

Most people will tell you to get a Rylai's. One of Jax's biggest problems is sticking to his target when he's chasing or getting kited. The Rylai's slow will help you stick to your target even though buying hitpoints on Jax is a waste.

General Build:
Doran's Ring
2 Doran's Blade
Ninja Tabi
Rylai's Scepter
Rageblade / Banshees / Hexdrinker / Deathcap / Malady / Gunblade / Abyssal Scepter / Atma's depending on game

Ideally you will build pure AP but certain games may demand you to get Hexdrinker

dodge seals and quintessences (ouch 10,000 IP for Jax)
MR/level glyphs
attack speed marks

Masteries 9/9/12 (Nimbleness ofc, neutral buff is mandatory for Twisted Treeline but in 5v5 you can drop some points from utility and build more offense or defense)


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Sediti0n

Senior Member

02-03-2011

Ive played jax for months and i can say:
Build ginsuo's rageblade, bloodthirster, and phantom dancer. These are your core items because they will give you lots of hitpoints. I usually go for Survivability items afterwards, such as Randuin's Omen or/and Banshee's veil.


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Sediti0n

Senior Member

02-03-2011

You want a lot of attack damage on jax. Because your relentless assault will do more damage per second with more attack speed, not necessarily having more AP. And with all the damage from bloodthirster/rageblade you dont need ability power


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Hatcher

Senior Member

02-03-2011

Quote:
Sediti0n:
You want a lot of attack damage on jax. Because your relentless assault will do more damage per second with more attack speed, not necessarily having more AP. And with all the damage from bloodthirster/rageblade you dont need ability power


are there any guides that demonstrate this well?

the other two posters contradicted eachother...one said hp items, the other said hp is useless. ?


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DrDragun

Senior Member

02-03-2011

Watch pro livestreams, it's all AP Jax with Rylais I guarantee. It adds a LOT of punch to your Leap+Empower combo as well as your Ultimate procs. Jax is not Master Yi he does not build like a pure AD DPS.


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Sediti0n

Senior Member

02-03-2011

Quote:
GodsR3v3nger:
are there any guides that demonstrate this well?

the other two posters contradicted eachother...one said hp items, the other said hp is useless. ?


Do what you want, but if you cant take advice from people who have played jax extensively then you're doomed to fail

He wont be USELESS with the guides you have read, but he performs best with more attack damage and speed.


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Sediti0n

Senior Member

02-03-2011

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Hatcher

Senior Member

02-03-2011

Jax benefits the most from attack damage and ability power, as it gives him increased survivability from his passive. Jax will also need items to increase his innate attack speed, so that he can get stacks on Guinsoo's Rageblade and Relentless Assault quickly. Finally, he will need defensive items to ensure that he can do a good amount of damage in a team fight without being focused down.

Read this in one of the guides - from what you all have said, this is a good basic rule to follow?


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Sediti0n

Senior Member

02-03-2011

You build the core build, focusing attack damage, then build survivability if your teammates are not very reliable

Usually attack damage is all you need to have sufficient health for most of the game. I just build armor or magic resist near the end of the game to mitigate excess damage, lets say, if they have a fed caster


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