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[2.6a] Jax Guide - The Jungle ADC Xerox(JAX) machine

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Patch 2.6a
April 07, 2022 14:12
Jungle

The Jungle ADC Xerox(JAX) machine

Ok so the jokes aside, I have been favoring early game junglers a lot, however recently solo games have been insanely difficult since no matter what lead I snowball ADC's and Mid lane carries never seem to get online. So I have been playing hypercarry junglers like Jax.

Pros

  • Insane Mid-Late game Damage
  • Great Base stats
  • Can 1vs9 in the late game
  • Can split push if the team is losing
  • Strong against ADC's and AD basic attack reliant champs
  • Can evaporate targets in the middle of a teamfight

Cons

  • Weak in the early game
  • Weak ganking potential
  • Not good against AP heavy comps
  • too boring to main :(

Jax Build

Best Build Guide for Jax

1) Starting Item
Long Sword
2) First Recall
Vampiric Scepter
Recurve Bow
3) Core Items
Blade of the Ruined King
Trinity Force
Sterak's Gage
4)Boots and Enchantments
Mercury's Treads
Gluttonous Greaves
Gargoyle Enchant
Stasis Enchant
5) Other Compatible Items
Guardian Angel
Mortal Reminder
Wit's End
Edge of Night
Maw of Malmortius

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

1)The only logical choice, don't go for boots or attack speed since you have Relentless AssaultRelentless Assault .

2)You do your first recall before Drake or Herald spawns, you get a successful gank or jungle fight. At around 3:30 minutes and you buy tier 2 items for Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King

3)So the Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King and Trinity ForceTrinity Force synergize with Relentless AssaultRelentless Assault and EmpowerEmpower and are the first two items you buy in every game. Do not go for situational items before those two, these items are to hyperfarm and counterjungle and clean up low HP enemies or the ones who overextend. Just rush this two items, no any other tier 2 items before those. Only acceptable buy is Boots of SpeedBoots of Speed . Sterak's GageSterak's Gage is a great overall item which goes with nearly all the bruisers, however with jax its like bread and butter. I think even better than Guardian AngelGuardian Angel . It lets you go in a teamfight, assassinate a target and after that 1. Clean up disengaging enemies or 2. Get out of the losing fight.

4)You go for tier 2 boots after 2 core items, Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King and Trinity ForceTrinity Force have been completed. Go for Mercury's TreadsMercury's Treads if you need extra tenacity and magic defence or for Gluttonous GreavesGluttonous Greaves for extra sustain in teamfight. If you need Plated SteelcapsPlated Steelcaps on [Jax}, just git gud and use your [jax:3] effectively. Only acceptible enchantments are Gargoyle EnchantGargoyle Enchant or [stasis enchant] for extra survivability if you get caught offguard. Gargoyle EnchantGargoyle Enchant gives you surprising tankiness and wastes a lot of enemy teams abilities so that your team can clean up, taking its cooldown into consideration its just a great enchant for junglers and i think many people undervalue it. For outplay potential take [stasis enchant].

5) Ok so as you can see I don't like defense items on JaxJax as AD items scale well on him due to Relentless AssaultRelentless Assault , EmpowerEmpower . And you also have your Grandmaster's MightGrandmaster's Might for defenses. Maw of MalmortiusMaw of Malmortius is the least favorite of all. Take it against FizzFizz , AhriAhri and other burst heavy mages.

Jax Runes

Best Runes for Jax

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Adaptive Carapace
Adaptive Carapace
Inspiration
Mastermind
Mastermind

JaxJax is a DPS type splitpusher champion, accordingly you need to itemize your runes. Always take ConquerorConqueror and MastermindMastermind . As you will mainly be focusing on objectives. BrutalBrutal and Adaptive CarapaceAdaptive Carapace gives you a little early game presence which you desperately need and a healthy jungle clear.

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Triumph
Triumph
Resolve
Hunter Titan
Hunter Titan
Inspiration
Mastermind
Mastermind

Take these runes if enemy has a lot of control, Hunter TitanHunter Titan and TriumphTriumph will give you extra tenacity and sustain. Try to last hit enemies with [jax:2] to proc your TriumphTriumph

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Relentless Assault
Relentless Assault - Passive
Leap Strike
Leap Strike
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Empower
Empower
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Counter Strike
Counter Strike
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Grandmaster's Might
Grandmaster's Might
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Flash
duh, best spell ever check
Smite
just take it, upgrade it to blue smite generally as Jax already exceeds on 1vs1 and you need chilling smite to get closer.

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Auto Attack
AA
Empower
2nd

Auto attack reset, clear camps and do max damage output. Push turrets this way as well. Using Leap StrikeLeap Strike on jungle camps and minions is acceptable, however never waste your Counter StrikeCounter Strike in such ways.

Grandmaster's Might
Ult
Counter Strike
3rd
Leap Strike
1st
Auto Attack
AA
Counter Strike
3rd
Auto Attack
AA
Empower
2nd
Auto Attack
AA

All in combo, for teamfights. Proc your Grandmaster's MightGrandmaster's Might and Counter StrikeCounter Strike , go in with your Leap StrikeLeap Strike or [flash], try to fit in an auto attack. The second proc of your Counter StrikeCounter Strike has a delay after you tap it so keep it in mind. After the successful execution of prior skills, finish off with Auto Attacks and use EmpowerEmpower as an auto attack reset. Keep in mind EmpowerEmpower is your main source of damage and a huge burst. 

Counter Strike
3rd
Counter Strike
3rd
Flash
Flash
Auto Attack
AA
Empower
2nd
Auto Attack
AA

Ok so you proc your Counter StrikeCounter Strike on the range where you could get poked with auto attacks, than tap second phase of Counter StrikeCounter Strike and [flash] in quickly(you could use [jax:1], but it is less effective) to stun the enemy. Finish off with auto attacks and EmpowerEmpower . Be mindful on this combo, is your flash worth the kill? I cannot tell you that, at it is situational and due to your judgement.

Auto Attack
AA

Get creative, you really do not need to memorize any combos other than mastering auto attack resets and Counter StrikeCounter Strike timing.

Jax Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Master Yi
Easy
Master Yi
Camille
Easy
Camille
Amumu
Easy
Amumu
Dr. Mundo
Easy
Dr. Mundo
Shyvana
Easy
Shyvana
Xin Zhao
Easy
Xin Zhao
Wukong
Easy
Wukong
Riven
Easy
Riven
Rammus
Easy
Rammus
Jayce
Medium
Jayce
Graves
Medium
Graves
Vi
Medium
Vi
Pantheon
Medium
Pantheon
Rengar
Medium
Rengar
Gragas
Medium
Gragas
Nunu & Willump
Medium
Nunu & Willump
Evelynn
Medium
Evelynn
Diana
Medium
Diana
Jarvan Iv
Medium
Jarvan Iv
Olaf
Hard
Olaf
Fizz
Hard
Fizz
Kha'Zix
Hard
Kha'Zix
Tryndamere
Skill
Tryndamere
Lee Sin
Skill
Lee Sin

JaxJax is a Master YiMaster Yi on steroids, you should be able to 1vs1 him at any stage of the game. If he gets ahead do not coinflip dragons, heralds and baron as he can Alpha StrikeAlpha Strike + [smite] to steal it.

Jax

How to Jax

Farm, take skirmishes, scale. Get creative and focus objectives.

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