- Quick Guide
- Author / Skins
- Item Build
- Rune, Masteries, and Summoner Spells
- Strategy and Tactics
Greater Quint of Attack Damage x3
Greater Mark of Armor Penetration x9
Greater Seal of Armor x9
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist x9
Okay so for runes this is going to be a pretty simple explanation. Flat armor since physical damage is sort of crazy early game. Flat damage quints to make sure I can last hit easier and get some decent early game damage. Flat armor pen reds because of how jarvan functions. If you shred their armor then have penetration you get a TON of phys shred. For example, lets say the opponent has 100 armor. I get 26% shred, then 15 armor pen, then 15 more from brutalizer. I shred it to 76, then pen 30 reducing it to 46. Combo that with my passive and high Q base damage and you're going to make a lot of damage happen off of that armor pen.
Okay these masteries are going to be pretty simple to explain. Lets look at it this way, you want to do massive damage and dunk dunk dunk. To do the most damage you're going to have to use this build. This is a decently standard 21/9 build focusing on health and damage, and a lot of damage at that.
I don't really have much to say here unfortunately. Basically, flash/ignite is just the best right now. Why not get ghost? Because Jarvan already has 2 gap closer mechanics and EQ->flash->R means you can dunk from LITERALLY two screen lengths away. Ignite gives +5 damage (from masteries) so that's really important for early game. Other than tha somet things become really popular because they're really good. Flash/ignite fit this category.
|Q Dragon Strike|
|W Golden Aegis|
|E Demacian Standard|
Okay so far for skill order this one is hopefully going to be really simple to explain. You start with E because of the bonus armor. SOMETIMES (SOMETIMES) you'll start with Q against people like Vlad or Kennen but even then it'll often be better to just get the E bonus armor to mitigate their auto attacks until you can EQ combo properly. You max Q first for the armor shred and big damage. Then you max your E because you want that armor and attack speed to keep tearing people apart. Lastly you max your W which gives you sme decent survivability late game. Decent enough to not get stomped on anyway.
- Boots of Speed
- Health Potion
- Warding Totem (Trinket)
Starting items should 95% of the time be boots + 3 health pots. You aren't very escapey as Jarvan so you won't get away with silly things like a Doran's shield start or something like that. What's more, Jarvan is one of the greatest gank assisters so it really does make sense to help your jungler out by getting boots. Remember that a lot of Jarvan's playstyle is unselfishly killing enemies for your allies. Boots ensure you can do this. Cloth armor will be decent in "oh crap" fights like against Riven, or Lee Sin, etc.
- The Brutalizer
- Trinity Force
- Doran's Blade
- Ninja Tabi
This is the ideal build you are shooting for. This should be what you fight tooth and claw to achieve. Once you get this build the appropriate response is to shout DUNKMASTA J in chat repeatedly while full health comboing people. To say this build does damage is like to say that labs are the best dogs. They just are so accept it. With this build you will legitimately be able to full health combo anything short of a tank. Even most bruisers will be killable if they havn't stacked on armor.
Full Game Build
- Trinity Force
- Randuin's Omen
- Maw of Malmortius
- Ninja Tabi
- The Black Cleaver
- Frozen Mallet
- Enchantment: Alacrity
- Greater Stealth Totem (Trinket)
Okay some things MUST be noted about this build.
- Your ideal build is Boots -> dorans -> hexdrinker -> ninja tabi -> brutalizer -> trinity. It is only then that you being to build the rest of this.
- The ideal build against an enemy that does 0 magic damage is Boots -> dorans blade -> dorans -> ninja tabi -> brutalizer -> trinity -> hexdrinker.
- Brutalizer is a core item and Black Cleaver adds a lot of damage too.
- Hexdrinker is also a core item and getting Maw will only be done once item capped (And probably last, it's overcost.)
- Ninja tabi is interchangeable with Merc treads depending on your matchup. Please note however that Ninja tabi is way overstat for its cost and will often make you near unkillable to ranged carries for the majority of the game.
Pros and Cons
- Dude, you're DUNKMASTA J.
- You can full health combo down anybody barring tanks.
- You remain tanky-ish enough to initiate many fights so long as you have proper team support.
- You maintain Jarvan's team fight utility, which is a lot of utility for an assassin (who get 0 typically.)
- You can't fight the burly bruisers like Olaf or Jax or such very well. In fact, you should probably avoid bruisers entirely until team fights when you can do 70% of their health and let your team finish.
- It's really easy to mess up Jarvan's combo by missing. Also, he's kinda buggy.
- Jarvan does not have the best laning phase.
- His mana is ridiculously low too.
Counterpicks - Early/Mid/Also Early Game
This might need a little bit of explanation. Basically, I do NOT consider malphite a counter to Jarvan, regularly, because Jarvan can just push his lane then gank mid and get around Malphite. This is why I consider Ahri a counter pick, because she will 100% avoid every one of his ganks. What's more, Jarvan can ult on to even a black shielded Morgana to gank her easily with no ultimate. Because of Jarvan's ignore-top-and-gank-mid playstyle that often occurs the only tops that really counter him are the ones that can force him in to tower and completely stop him from roaming. That's Lee Sin and Darius right there. There really isn't such a thing as a late game counter to Jarvan since falling off late game as all bruisers do counters Jarvan on its own.
HOWEVER, since Jarvan is so good in team fights compared to other bruisers even ones that will completely stomp him 1v1 (Jax) aren't a counter since he'll just beat them in team fights. For example, Jarvan can shred Jax's armor, knock him up, slow him, etc. Jarvan's team is bound to get the kill on Jax first due to Jarvan's higher burst and team buffs (his flag.) Jarvan can also IGNORE Jax and just trap people in his ultimate for kills, or just go for the kills himself since he's better at it than Jax. That's not just Jax though, I was just using Jax as a reference. Jarvan does this same thing to pretty much every bruiser.
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