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Jayce Statistics for The Impulse

Author's performance with Jayce compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
7
Win %
44
Kills
7.3
Assists
7.1
Deaths
7.0
KA:D Ratio
2.1
Gold Earned
12K
Creep Score
163.3
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

4.png Everyone needs this one!


14.pngPreferable for 1v1 duels.


12.pngTeleport is viable option, but Ignite>Any other.


21.pngCan be useful.


3.pngRarely seen on Jayce top, but can be useful too.


New Runes Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

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

If you want to poke with your Q constantly you can level your W at 4 or level 8, but you shouldn't do it against ranged champions, because you won't be able to get the mana if you AA in melee form.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Start With
    First Buy

Core Items

    Standard
    vs AP top
    Get a ward, save a LIFE!

Situational Items

    Late Game Standard *High Damage*
    Offensive
    Defensive
    Late Game Standard *Tankier*

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Akali
    Easy
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Darius
    Easy
  • Elise
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Jarvan IV
    Easy
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Katarina
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Nidalee
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Easy
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Udyr
    Medium
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium
  • Yorick
    Hard

VS

Akali

Easy

It's really good getting W at level 4 when you are playing against akali.

-Just stand in her shroud and your W (melee form) will do the job.
-Get magic resist items, because she will be able to burst you after 6.
-Don't trade melee with her.

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

-He has good sustain, you can outdamage him in trade, but ask your jungler for a gank.
-He's weaker before level 6, so you can try killing him early.
-Be careful about his ult, it deals 300 true damage even with him sitting on 0 AP!

VS

Darius

Easy

-Pretty easy, just harass with AA, try not to get pulled.
-E him instantly if he pulls you.
-Don't let him stack 5 drops of blood on you.
-Ignite + Stacked passive with ult is a sure kill, so be careful.

VS

Elise

Medium

Her harass is better than your is, but if you get enough Magic Resist you should be able to win trades.
-Be careful, don't attack her with low HP%.
-Her Human form Q deals more damage when you have more HP%.
-Her Spider form Q deals more damage when you have less hp, and it's good finishing move.
-Don't underestimate her burst!
-She can easily dive you if she's ahead.

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Harras him as much as possible, he will be standing on 0 mana.

VS

Jarvan IV

Easy

-There aren't much good J4 players. If you play vs decent one, just try harassing him before he gets enough armor to trade you. Don't let him live, just AA him whenever you can, but try not to miss cs because of that.
-When he ult you, just melee form E him outside.

VS

Jax

Medium

If Jax plays good he will be able to beat you in trades, well u can E him even if he activate his dodge.

VS

Katarina

Easy

Pretty easy one, get a hexdrinker.
E her when she starts her ult.

VS

Kayle

Medium

Depends on how Kayle is playing, be careful if he gets level 2 before you, he can E+Q+Ignite instakill you.

VS

Lee Sin

Medium

Don't trade with him before level 4.

VS

Nasus

Easy

Harras, Q+AA+E in meele, and then disengage.

VS

Nidalee

Medium

-Nidalee is something similar to you, she will try to poke you with AA same as you do it.
-This is even matchup and you should try winning it pre6.
-She has more sustain than you, for sure.
-Get Hexdrinker if she's AP.

VS

Olaf

Medium

-Before 6 he won't be able to do well against you.
-Don't let him come and E your face with true damage.
-Jump on him only when he is running away.
-After 6 you must dodge axes when he enters ult, and try falling back with your gate + R speed.

VS

Rengar

Medium

-He has more sustain than you.
-Try harassing him whenever you have a chance to do it.
-Be careful about his Q burst, he can instantly kill you on level 2 if you make a mistake.

VS

Rumble

Easy

-Get early Hexdrinker.
-He can be dangerous at lvl 4.
-You should be able to take him 1v1.

VS

Singed

Easy

Harass, kill him before 6 to get easy snowball. Freeze as much as possible.

-He will get big late game, you can't do anything about it.
-Try to help your team more if you can't kill him.
-Try to closeout the game faster.

VS

Teemo

Medium

Fight him before 6, try not to enter the bushes after it.
-Get Hexdrinker if he's AP.

VS

Udyr

Medium

-Just get out of his stun + Q range.
-If he catches you too many times you will probably die, because your sustain is pretty low.

VS

Wukong

Medium

-This is skill matchup really.
-Wukong is weak first 4-5 levels, so try harrasing him then as much as possible.
-Be careful of his gapcloser + ult combo, if you don't have E or flash you are in trouble.
-If it's hard get ninja tabi.

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium

-Be careful of his gapcloser, whenever he does that just hammer him away as fast as possible, and then continue to poke with AA.

VS

Yorick

Hard

Well, Yorick may be the biggest counter to Jayce:
-He will block your range form Q with his ghouls, if you want to Q poke him, just enter the bush and ghouls won't follow you.
-Call your jungler to help you snowball.
-Junglers like Xin are your best friend in my opinion, you will burst Yorick down in a second.

Early Game Back to Top

It really depends on matchup, but everything you need to do I will explain here:
-First of all, if enemies have aggressive jungler, like Vi, Xin Zhao or Jarvan IV, be careful of level 2 ganks.

-You should know that when you are playing top lane, you need to buy WARDS! It's most important item in this game. It can save your life, help you coordinate with enemy jungler, and give you and your teammates vision of big objectives.

-Try not to die as much because top is all about snowballing.

-There are many different styles of play that you can do with Jayce.

-You can either, freeze/push/rush the tower.

-If you freeze, you should try to get every mob so you can build your advantage, and give your jungler opportunity to gank enemy top laner.

-If you push, try to ward as much as possible, and you have to be sure that you can beat your opponent 1vs1.

-If you rush the tower, you should bully enemy top laner by auto attacking him in ranged form. After you get the tower you should try helping your team to get dragon or outnumber your opponents in teamfights.

-Don't forget to use your RED POT!


ITEMIZATION:

-Start with 2037_32.png 4X 2003_32.png + 2044_32.png

 1036_32.png + 2X2003_32.png

 1029_32.png+5X2003_32.png

If you farmed well, you should be able to grab3070_32.png   + 1036_32.png at your first back.

You can also get 1055_32.png.

After those upgrade 1036_32.png to a 3134_32.png .

You can also upgrade your boots to 3047_32.png(vs ad)/3111_32.png(vs ap)/3158_32.png for more poke, and if you are snowballing already.


Mid Game Back to Top

Jayce is really strong champion in mid stages of the game. It really depends on in which situation u are, if you won your lane, try to group up with your teammates and start taking important objective (but remember, if enemy top laner is heavy late game, jax/irelia, don't ever let her free farm even if u are taking dragons/towers, try to shut them down as hard as possible). In teamfights, if the enemy team is full of Bruisers you should defend your carries with E spells. If enemies are playing with big front line, try getting closer to the carries and one shot them, or just POKE POKE POKE for the win.

ITEMIZATION:

-If the game goes normally your standard mid-game build should look like this:

1055_32.png3111_32.png or 3047_32.png3071_32.png3044_32.png1053_32.png2041_32.png or 2044_32.png OLD

TIP: your cannon W spell is best if u have Black Cleaver, just stack it up and then change to the hammer form, and burst enemy down.

NEW PATCH!

1055_32.png3047_32.pngor3267_32.png3134_32.png3004_32.png3072_32.png+2044_32.png



Late Game Back to Top

Jayce is average late game champion in my opinion.

He is weaker than in mid-game. You should do everything like in mid game, either poke if they have heavy initiator team without sustain, or try picking up enemy carries for easy win.

ITEMIZATION:

In my opinion this is how Late-game Jayce build should look like:

3071_32.png3267_32.png or3262_32.png3072_32.png3078_32.png3026_32.png3143_32.png or 3156_32.png(vs double ap team) OLD !

NEW PATCH!

3267_32.pngor3262_32.png3004_32.png3072_32.png3035_32.png3071_32.png3026_32.png  OLD !


UPDATED BUILD: 3267_32.png or 3262_32.png (you can also get Homeguard).

3072_32.png - This is a must  3071_32.png - Pretty good, since you can stack it with ranged W really fast

3035_32.png - For targets with loads of armor

3042_32.png - This is pretty often build item, since you get tear early. (not sure how it's gonna work now with Psychical damage instead of Magic.


3143_32.png- Great item for shutting AD Carry down.

3083_32.png - Also acceptable

You can get these too: 3078_32.png3022_32.png3153_32.png3156_32.png3139_32.png3142_32.png



Pros & Cons Back to Top

PROS

-Funny to Play

-Has decent amount of cc

-Nice utility

-Loads of damage

-Ranged/Melee form

-Poke

-Physical/Magic damage

-Can escape/chase easy

-Easy snowball

-Ass kicking Taunt/Joke :]


CONS

-Mana/Blue dependent if you poke constantly

-Needs time to master

-Not so good initiator

-Weak early game


Tips Back to Top

-When you are casting Q in cannon form, always cast it before you land your E, try using smartcast, it will be much easier. It increases you chance to hit, because enemy will be unprepared if they don't see your E first.

-Try getting Tear as fast as possible so you can stack it sooner.

-Don't use your Q in hammer stance to gapclose if enemy is about to move behind some objects (like trees or cliffs) because they will avoid the damage and you will stay in the same place.

-If your enemy top laner is weaker than u, and he knows it, but he still attacks you, that means something is  going wrong, don't fall for the baits like those. Enemy mid laner or jungler is coming for you!

-Ranged form W is great at taking down towers.

-You can also play Jayce in many different positions.

About me Back to Top

Hello everyone, I am The Impulse from EUNE or AKi15 from EUW, this is my guide for Jayce.
I decided to make a guide for this champion because I'm really good playing him right now (you can check my stats in this guide).

I had best win ratio with Jayce in soloq, it was 30 wins and only 2 losses, following my guide you can do it too.

Currently in Diamond on EUNE and Plat I on EUW (Diamond inc soon there too ^^)

Thanks to everyone who uses this guide, it should help you learn some basics about this champion.

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Changelog Back to Top

Updated - 10.04.2013.

-Matchups described better.
-2 New tips.
-Builds updated to be more accurate with new patch.
-Itemizations updated in Early/Mid/Late game.
-Masteries Changed.
-Spells Updated.
-Cons: Early game weakness.
-About me section updated.

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