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Jarvan IV Statistics for powershot12

Author's performance with Jarvan IV compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
5
5
Win %
60
44
Kills
6.2
5.2
Assists
14.0
10.6
Deaths
4.8
6.1
KA:D Ratio
4.2
2.6
Gold Earned
13.3K
10.8K
Creep Score
67.4
138.4
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Viable Summoner Spells


4.png- Great for getting out of skirmishes in the jungle or when you get ganked

14.png- Great for securing kills and stop supports from healing everyone. 

3.png- Good for escaping fights and for slowing people down long enough for you to kill them. 

6.png- Decent spell for chasing down fast enemies but is not an excuse to chase 27_icon_64.png

Decent Spells 

21.png- Good for tanking turrets and living in team fights but your w is a shield so unnecessary. 

11.png- Jarvan can jungle but this guide is focused on soloing top lane. 

12.png- After going back to heal good way to get back into your lane.

Horrible Spells

13.png- Gives you mana. That's it.

7.png- Although decent early game you have enough life steal late game to gain most of your health back. 

1.png- I wonder what 3111_32.png were for. Still doesn't ring a bell.

10.png- If your bad enough to use this spell than just get out.

2.png-........... it grants you vision. But a sight ward lasts 3 minutes longer and is only 75 gold so this is an obvious pick right  

New Runes Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

Q
E
Q
W
Q
R
Q
E
Q
E
R
E
E
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
3
5
7
9
W
4
14
15
17
18
E
2
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

You want to level up your Q Dragon strike first because it is good at poking at your opponents plus it is your main damage dealer. Good for early game poking and late game damage. 


 Next upgrade your Demacian Standard because it combines well with dragon strike and the passive increases your attack stat by quite a lot. 

Your W should be leveled up last because the shield is only effective late game when some of the enemy's heavy hitters start dealing massive damage. The slow will also help you escape from battle. 

Upgrade your Ultimate whenever you can. Cataclysm is good for singling out opponents or multiple weak opponents. This is perfect for taking out some of the enemy's AP carry because you can't escape the arena it builds. (except for flash)    

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Start with a Dorans Shield if you want more sustain
    Boots and health pots will add some mobility and survivability.

Core Items

Situational Items

Start with a 1054_32.png for staying in lane longer or 1001_32.png and 32003_32.png for some healing and mobility. 


Upgrade to 3111_32.png to prevent hard CCs and some magic resist against Ap heavy teams.

3134_32.png will let you use your ult frequently and will shorten the cooldown for Demacian Standard. Upgrading that to a 3071_32.png will give you bonus armor pen.

3083_32.png will help you stay in lane longer and help you tank turrets for your team. Bot as good as it was in season 2 but 1k health plus a sweet passive makes this item worth picking up

3143_32.png gives out nice armor and health and will greatly benefit you with its passive and its active which reduces move speed and attack speed 

3065_32.png will help you against ap champs. Also has some other useful stats such as health cooldown reduction and increases healing effects, this item is truly one of the best magic resist items since patch 3.10 a.

3022_32.png is a very important item as it allows yout stick to your target as well as deal damage and gives a very nice health boost (second to only 3083_32.png

Situational Items

To finish your last 2 items, asses the enemy team. 

3031_32.png for bonus attack damage and some critical strike damage works if your carrying the team

3078_32.png if you really want to do some more damage from your Demacian Standard and some other bonus stats.

3156_32.png used against Ap heavy teams or champs who have global or long range AP ults (like 30_icon_64.png).

3026_32.png for against ad and ap heavy teams or for some extra livability in team fights.

3153_32.png for high health tanks. Adds extra firepower. 

3006_32.png3047_32.png buy only if there is no AP threat on the other team and not much CC. Other than that stick with the 3111_32.png.

3068_32.png for some bonus armor and you deal bonus magic damage to nearby enemy champs. 

3072_32.png-Gives you some extra fire power in your attacks and a bit of sustain from the lifesteal. 

Buy boot upgrades if you want but I would wait until late game.
 



Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Hard
  • Ahri
    Easy
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Anivia
    Easy
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Medium
  • Brand
    Easy
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Draven
    Medium
  • Elise
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Easy
  • Fizz
    Easy
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Hard
  • Hecarim
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Master Yi
    Medium
  • Mordekaiser
    Hard
  • Nasus
    Hard
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Nocturne
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Rammus
    Hard
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Shen
    Medium
  • Singed
    Medium
  • Sion
    Medium
  • Skarner
    Easy
  • Talon
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Hard
  • Tryndamere
    Hard
  • Vayne
    Easy
  • Vi
    Medium
  • Viktor
    Easy
  • Vladimir
    Medium
  • Volibear
    Hard
  • Wukong
    Easy
  • Yorick
    Hard

VS

Aatrox

Hard

Good luck with this one. Your best bet is to get to him before level 6 and farm passively and wait for the jungler as he has the upper hand. 

VS

Ahri

Easy

Cannot deal enough damage before shes dead. You are too tanky.

VS

Akali

Easy

Shes very squishy as long as you don;'t feed her you'll win your lane. 

VS

Alistar

Medium
12_icon_64.pngshould be easy because he has no high attack damage moves. But watch out for his unbreakable will which heals him a lot. An14.pngreduce the healing to take him out.

VS

Anivia

Easy

Squishy as hell. Even with her combo she is an easy tko.

VS

Ashe

Easy
22_icon_64.pngshouldn't be a challenge as long as you get close enough to her. Ashe has no defense so a couple of attacks should get you the kill.

VS

Blitzcrank

Medium
53_icon_64.pngjust watch out for his rocket grab - Static feild combo and you should be alright. The main thing is his mana barrier passive which will give him a shield either wait for it to run out or take him down.

VS

Brand

Easy
63_icon_64.pngis an easy target early and late game because he is really squishy. Your cataclysm plus your dragon strike should be enough to lower him to over half health. Even if he has a lot of AP he wont be able to pull it off because of your attacks. Only thing is to watch for his ultimate when you are around your allied champions because it ounces between them.

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

Its a battles of the CCs. Whoever can land there spells will come out on top. Avoid his Rupture and don't get too low on health because he can Feast on you. 

VS

Darius

Hard
122_icon_64.pngis high AD and can combo his abilities well. Be cautious when facing him. Wait for one of yourteammatesto take him down. Beware of his grab that pulls you in. A good AP carry should help you take him down such as101_icon_64.pngor99_icon_64.png

VS

Draven

Medium

If fed you will have a hard time but he is relatively squishy so he shouldn't be too much of a problem. 

VS

Elise

Medium

She has poke as well and does AP damage. She is squishy though so forcing her to back off is your best bet.

VS

Fiora

Easy

You aren't a dps attacker which gives you the upper hand already. She can hurt you much if you don't basic attack her. Poke away. 

VS

Fizz

Easy
105_64.png destroys squishy. 59_64.png is not a squishy. Therefore 59_64.png>105_64.png. Don't you love math!

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Has no real CC except his Ult. He is quite squishy at early levels and should be an easy target.

VS

Garen

Hard

He has a spin to win and great Aoe damage. Plus he can execute you quite easily. Have a jungler gank for you to make it simpler.

VS

Hecarim

Medium

Hes a tank and can throw down tons of damage late game. Shut him down early to prevent him from dealing to much damage but don't focus him cause hes a tank. Watch out for his Ulti which fears everyone in battle. 

VS

Jayce

Medium

Poke at him when he's in hammer form engage when he is in cannon form. Battle of skill. 

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

Stay near your minions and poke at him constantly. Also best to stay out of brushes.

VS

Master Yi

Medium

Yes now the OP to the max and that is11_icon_64.png. There are 2 Yis you could be facing, Ap or AD/ADS Yi. Look at there build to determine which one.


AD/ADS Yi is almost too easy. A3075_32.pngplus your regular attacks should take him down.
AP yi is hard. His meditate is the most annoying. Use an14.pngwhen he is healing and attack him then. That's all you can do.

VS

Mordekaiser

Hard
82_icon_64.pngshould be a very close battle. He's got his damage attacks and you have yors.Ultimately82_icon_64.pngshould win because all his attacks can do damage and his ulti has life steal. The best way to take him out is to let him kill himself out with his abilities. Wait till he is half health than go in for the kill. Good idea to have a ranged sniper to help like22_icon_64.pngor51_icon_64.png

VS

Nasus

Hard

You'll have a tough time especially with his wither play cautiously and engage after he uses wither. Watch for his ult as it changes the fight entirely. 

VS

Nidalee

Easy

Her spears are quite annoying but other then that she is squishy and is an easy target. 

VS

Nocturne

Medium
56_icon_64.pngshould be relatively easy to take out as long as you are not ganked. Beware of his fear and his shroud of darkness which blocks an ability. An 3.png will guarantee you a kill.

VS

Pantheon

Medium

Mantheon will stun u and poke at you. Remember he uses a lot of mana which gives you an opening to attack. 

VS

Rammus

Hard

Will make your life miserable if he goes top lane. Dont let him taunt you and make him pay when his taunt is on cooldown. Weakest before he gets 3075_32.png.

VS

Rengar

Medium

A for now keep the brushes warded and things are set but things might change after his new rework. 

VS

Riven

Medium

She can snowball her lane hard. Getting some early kills as well as harrasing her will lead you to victory. 

VS

Rumble

Easy

Relatively easy and you can withstand his presence in lane. Just watch out for the equalizer.

VS

Shen

Medium

Fairly easy to deal with because u can out-duel him and his ult doesn't directly affect you. Warn other lanes about his presence when he ults. You can also knock him up when he ults to negate the effect.  

VS

Singed

Medium

Tough guy to face but you can EQ away if he flips you. 

VS

Sion

Medium

Even though it is medium difficulty he has a slight upper hand do to his stun. Play passively and poke away. 

VS

Skarner

Easy

VS

Talon

Medium

Better to stack health against him as he will burn through armor. 

VS

Teemo

Hard

Once upon a time there was a champion that nobody liked. People called him names and laughed at hi,. That champion is 17_64.png. Nobody likes him and his poison and blind are very annoying. Though not invincible pushing your lane will help and a pink ward is very useful. 

VS

Tryndamere

Hard

When 23_icon_64.pnghas his Ulti,there is almost no way to kill him without dieing. The trick is to

make him run when he has his ulti on. When he starts running he will be an easy target but if he stays and fight your best bet is to run.

VS

Vayne

Easy

Get to her early as you have the upper hand. Bully her enough before she gets 3153_32.png and if your good enough she won't be able to get it until mid game. 

VS

Vi

Medium

1 on 1 it can go either way. She can escape your cataclysm though. 

VS

Viktor

Easy

VS

Vladimir

Medium

Keep trading blows with him and keep poking at him but don't get caught because he has good sustain. 

VS

Volibear

Hard

He will munch down on you and it will be a bad day. Try to make him use off his passive as it has a relatively long cooldown. 

VS

Wukong

Easy

Other then his stealth you have the matchup advantage.

VS

Yorick

Hard

Has great poke with his ghosts and when you try to turret dive him he can use his ult to even things up. Harass him and call over your jungler. 

Good Allies Back to Top

Even though Jarvan is a solo top, he can also pair up with other champs in different lanes (like bottom).  He can act as a support or an ADC in some cases  

104_icon_64.png 89_icon_64.png= Excellent : Graves is my opinion is the best ally to have with Jarvan (if he isn't soloing top). Graves is a high ranged damage  attacker while Jarvan can deal massive amounts of damage. Leona is a champ I would pair myself with guaranteed. Even though it isn't the meta, Leona and Jarvan have so much CC it isn't funny. IT is for sure a kill lane with a ton of sustain. 

22_icon_64.png 51_icon_64.png= Very Good: Ashe's slows are very helpful for finishing off opponents. Because they are slowed, you don't have to waste a cataclysm to finish them off. Only problem is her spells except her Ulti don't do that much damage. Caitlin can do massive amounts of damage with all her abilities. Only problem for these 2 are watch for Kill Steals.

36_icon_64.png12_icon_64.png57_icon_64.png= Good: Any tank can work with Jarvan and most of the damage but the point is Jarvan is a tanky fighter mid to late game so a tank is unnecessary. 

82_icon_64.png= Bad: Only because pushers can usually solo lane themselves and they don't need you. Morde could take out all there turrets in less than 20 minutes by himself.

30_icon_64.png 101_icon_64.png 8_icon_64.png= Very Bad: Jarvan does not work well with Ap carry simply because they can't target there abilities properly with you poking them back with your dragon strike and demacian standard. You would only be that anoying fighter pushing people back to their turrets. 

56_icon_64.png121_icon_64.png72_icon_64.png= Horrible; We can all agree Junglers are definatly not an option to lane with. The big reason is your Ultimate isolates the enemy champion from the outside world so the junglers can't gank them that well. Although an occasional gank is OK, laneing with junglers is like asking for a loss.  

ARAM Items and Tactics Back to Top

Items

Build basically the same thing as on Summoners Rift except there's no 3083_32.png (yeah i know it sux)

Start with either 1001_32.png1054_32.png1055_32.png, and 2003_32.png or 1001_32.png1011_32.png, and 2003_32.png.

Turn your 1011_32.png into a 3022_32.png or get started on one. Just like on summoners rift this is a very important item for your success.

1001_32.png should be turned either into 3111_32.png or 3047_32.png depending on your situation (though I tend to favor 3111_32.png due to tenacity)

For MR 

3065_32.png Number one pick for MR considering all of the bonus stats that are given. 
3156_32.png A nice secondary item for MR considering t gives AD as well. 
3112_32.png Gives MR as well as health regen 
3102_32.png I usually don't tend to get unless im facing a full ap team but still a solid item. 

For Armor

3143_32.png Your best bet considering the passive
3110_32.png Good item with many other stats but make sure its one per team.
3075_32.png Used for full AD teams. 

A note 3068_32.png is a not a viable option in my opinion on ARAM because with the lack of 3083_32.png it will be harder to siege towers do to its passive and youll end up taking more fire from the turret then enemy champions.

For Damage 
3181_32.png A very solid pick that will provide with you with some extra punch.
3071_32.png Not as necessary on this map but still very helpful due to armor reduction 
3074_32.png A decent secondary lifesteal damage item.

Tactics 

59_64.png excels at ARAM do to his incredible durability as well as early game damage. Other then champs with poke such as 76_64.png and 99_64.png I would put 59_64.png right up there with the big boys and is defiantly a solid pick ( that is if your lucky enough to get him that is.)
59_64.png should be the leader of the team on ARAM as he should be the one engaging and tanking for his team. DO to his incredible early game he will be able to eliminate high priority champs easily. He can Cataclysm to the back line to eliminate the carrys and can siege towers. It would be ideal to try and get first blood because of his CC and can destroy squishes quite well.  

Summoner Spells 

21.png Always get this to boos your survivability.

14.png One of my personal favorite spells to finish off low health champs though feel free not to take it if that's not what your looking for 

3.png Will shut down the enemy carry for sure and a solid pick 

4.png I don't like taking flash on this map mainly do to its long cooldown on a short game and that there aren't walls to flash over to but fell free to take it if its what you want. 








Conclusion Back to Top

59_icon_64.png is a very good Ad Carry because of his abilities. You can use him to push or just to kill. Remember early game use your dragon strike to poke at your enemies and combine your cataclysm with your shield to emerge victorious from your fights. Pairing59_icon_64.png with an AD ranged champion is the best combo. 59_icon_64.png is tanky so he can hold out in lanes for quite a while. Watch out for your mana early game because dragon strike can deplete it pretty fast.
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