Originally Posted by Phreak
Want to bring up something quick for the metagolem arguments.
While certainly he does have some AD scaling, the GP/LeeSin/Noctune scaling is all AD. I mean, yeah ok there are technically AP ratios, but let's be real here.
AP is a crucial part of Jax's scaling. Atmogs, while technically usable (and with free attack speed really isn't that bad) is not the optimal build.
Here's the problem. He has ONLY AP ratios. So either, those AP ratios are enough to make him a mage, and he builds AP for burst, perhaps with some bonus AS in there (probably not), or he needs his auto attacks and completely ignores AP. Problem with hybrid is that he gets NO benefit out of it now. He was the last champion that could arguably go hybrid, now there are none. W is just another auto attack with some bonus AP scaling. Is it as good as just adding flat AD? I don't know, can't see the numbers. AP scaling can't crit though, so I doubt it. Same with his ulty. His E has a long CD, but it's AoE. What's the ratio? Might be ok. Leapstrike, same question.
Passive- Benefits LARGELY from AD/Crit. Ult adds poor AP scaling as well.
Q- Benefits only from AP, but how much?
W- Almost gaurenteed better from AD scaling.
E- Only AP, but how much?
R- Extra magic damage FAR exceeded on every third hit by a 1:1 AD ratio, I gaurentee it. Bonus AD benefits from crit chance and more AS.
My guess would be a total of 1.4 AP ratio from Q/E combined. Is that worth getting AP for, or is some decent crit/AS/AD items gonna blow that out of the water after the third attack?
With his AS passive and AD ulty going for crit/lifesteal and tank might be the way to go. Atmas/Executioners?(I wish this item's active wasn't so sad)/Frozen Mallet/Wits End?/LW or Starks?