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Jarvan IV Statistics for Ctrl Alt Veigar

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

Value
Average
Games Played
4
Win %
43
Kills
5.3
Assists
10.6
Deaths
6.1
KA:D Ratio
2.6
Gold Earned
10.9K
Creep Score
138.7
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png
Mandatory for quick repositioning. The lack of defensive items makes you squishy, hence take 4.png 99% of your games.

14.png
Strong for securing kills and keeping high-sustain champions like 50.png or 8.png down. Falls off late game.

3.png
Very strong throughout the entire game. Counters AD assassins and carries to some degree and grants you the time to escape or kill them.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Cunning Tree

  • Wanderer is way better, since your passive is already a better version of Savagery (and it works on champions, too).
  • Assassin for increased damage on the solo lane. If you have a need for more sustain, pick Secret Stash.
  • Merciless for the same reason (damage).
  • Dangerous Game helps in surviving a fight after it's over (like getting ignited). Bandit only if you want to lane passively and poke a lot.
  • Precision scales into late game and is (still) way stronger than Intelligence in terms of damage output.
  • Thunderlord's Decree to make your combo even deadlier.


Ferocity Tree

  • Sorcery increases your ability damage (not ability power aka. AP). You don't need attack speed from Fury.
  • Double-Edged Sword for more damage.
  • Natural Talent for more AD (and AP for the SwagFlag). Vampirism can be good (in combination with 1055.png) to withstand high poke.
  • Oppressor for increased damage while your target is CC'd. Bounty Hunter is also fine, especially if you roam/team fight a lot.

Resolve Tree

Instead of the Ferocity Tree, you can invest the remaining 12 points into the Resolve Tree.
Recovery, Explorer, Veteran's Scars and Insight are good for you.

Abilities Back to Top

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

You can take E as first skill if you want to secure jungle entrances and get vision in bushes/over walls.
Otherwise, Q is your choice to go for the lane.

Since your Q poke is very potent, max it first.

W at level 3 or 4 for slight protection and the slow.


Update: slightly increased E's attack speed since 6.15

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Normal start
    sustain start
    p*ssy start

Core Items

    Core build #1
    core build #2

Situational Items

    situationally good
    meh

Start

Either pick 1055.png or 1036.png, it depends on your oppponent and your playstyle. 2033.png is for pussies.
If you start with 1036.png, you can replace the health pots with 2031.png.

First Back

Either 1038.png or at least a 1037.png. 3134.png is also stronk. If you farmed badly or died, get some 1036.pngs.

Core Items

3031.png grants 65 AD, 20% crit chance and increased the damage crits deal by 25%. Neat!

3147.png blows up squishies. Grants a lot of AD and some movement speed.

3072.png is the strongest item in terms of raw life steal. Also grants a shield from overheal.

3071.png is really strong if they start stacking armor. Additionally give some HP and a on-hit movement speed buff.

3078.png has a spellblade effect and almost every stat you can imagine (except AP). Same passive as 3071.png.

3142.png got some love. Now gives as much AD as an 3031.png, as well as 20 armor pen and 10% cooldown reduction.

Situational Items
3074.png as life steal item can be good to supplement your burst with its passive.

3812.png is nice if you want to cap your cooldown reduction.

3139.png is vital if the enemy team has debuffs/hard CC you can't evade, like 33.png's E.

3156.png is a good alternative to 3139.png if you have no need to remove hard CC. When falling below 30% HP, grants a magic shield and additional life steal.

3508.png is very situational. Only good if you actually buy some attack speed and have mana issues.

Meh Items
3004.png could, in theory, be strong, but you probably won't survive long enough to use it to its fullest potential.

3036.png only when enemy team has at least 3-4 tanks.

3022.png: if no other defensive option really suits you.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Ahri
    Hard
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Aurelion Sol
    Medium
  • Azir
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Hard
  • Karma
    Medium
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Lux
    Medium
  • Vel'Koz
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Hard

Difficulty: 6-10 - 9/10

The foxy girl is so damn strong. Juke her abilities as well as you can; maybe max W second to withstand her ahrifoxfire.png's damage. Only ever ult her if her ult is down. Otherwise she will just laugh and dash away.

VS

Annie

Hard

Difficulty: 7/10 - 10/10

The point-and-click stun combined with her extreme burst is a really bad joke. Only engage if she just used her stun on a minion. A 3155.png is strongly recommended.

VS

Aurelion Sol

Medium

Difficulty: 4/10 - 6/10

He is rather annoying than dangerous. He will push the lane like he is getting a baby; prepare for that. With his aurelionsolE.png, he can theoretically fly over your ult walls, but he gets interrupted immediately by any damage. His aurelionsolR.png pushes you away if you stand directly in front of him.

VS

Azir

Medium

Difficulty: 5/10 - 6/10

Not a dangerous matchup, but a rather difficult one nevertheless. If you ult him, he will just slip away with his WEQ combo. Or, he ults you in your arena. Both options are bad. Better burst him down.

VS

Heimerdinger

Hard

Difficulty: 8/10 - 10/10

Annoying little ****. He will ruin your day, I mean game. Try to farm as well as possible. Maybe try to make him tilt by juking his skillshots and spamming your emotes. If he steps out of his turret's range, he is dead meat.

VS

Karma

Medium

Difficulty: 6/10 - 7/10

Laning can be difficult since she has surprising damage and is annoying overall.
You both have a shield, but hers is stronger with a lower cooldown.
Don't get chained by karmaspiritbond.png, you can hardly retaliate if you do.
Try to engage when she just used her karmasoulshield.png, then you have a chance of killing her.
Careful, Karma is a b*tch.

VS

Kennen

Medium

Difficulty: 6/10 - 8/10

Can go either way. His ult is extremely strong, so try to avoid getting stunned when you're low. Count the marks!

VS

Lux

Medium

Difficulty: 5/10 - 7/10

Her burst damage is really high, so better not get hit by luxlightbinding.png.
If she comes close to last hit a minion, either do the jarvanivdragonstrike.png poke or jarvanivdemacianstandard.pngjarvanivdragonstrike.png combo +  auto hit to proc Thunderlord's.

VS

Vel'Koz

Medium

Difficulty: 4/10 - 6/10

If he misses his velkozE.png, you will most probably with any trade. He is very squishy, so EQ+AA+R can already be an overkill in late game.
As always, poke with Q and go in frequently for your EQ combo + an auto hit. This will proc Thunderlord's.

Playstyle Back to Top

Early game

On lane, you want to farm better than your opponent why poking with Q or EQ a lot. At level 6, your all-in potential skyrockets. Don't hesitate to engage to burn your opponent's  4.png. EQ + auto hit will trigger Thunderlord's. Combine with W to additionally slow your target.

Mid game

You should have some kills by now. If not, start roaming and ganking side lanes since your ganks are quite deadly.
Don't forget your team mates.

Late game

This is where you fall off slightly. That is because of the teams grouping; you can't easily assassinate a carry anymore without having to deal with the rest of the team.

General

Try playing like 238.png - quickly in and out.

Changelog Back to Top

Coming up:

  • More matchups, when I played them
  • Adding "Why play AD J4 - Pros & Cons" section

April 12th 2016

  • Guide created

About the author Back to Top

Hey there, this is Chrymbor from EU West.
I really enjoy playing unusual picks (see link below).

If you have any questions or remarks to make about my guide, please leave a comment.

Also check out my other guides.

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