Originally Posted by DonutTheMeng
So, i've just played a ranked game versus a "meh" jax ( my first :-) )and i was wondering how i would go about ranked games, maining Jarven.
Recently, the mana buffs had made him more viable and what not, but a few weeks ago i heard dbllift and saintvicious (i think) argue about what was the better way to build him.
Can anyone describe what they were talking about or give their own imput on Jarven as a solotop champion?
Jarvan Solo top is what i main.
This is what i usually run in ranked:
Philosophers Stone, Mercury Treads, Trinity Force, Atmas Impaler, Aegis of the Legion, Randuins Omen
IGNITE + FLASH
Ranked Solo tops enemies are:
Nasus - Farm Pimp, usually gets Trinity + Atmas, harass him after you get Trinity Force
Irelia - Passive lifegain + Tanky ,...Get Wriggles Lantern between Trinity and Merc Treads for increased laning sustain
Wukong - Ger Oracle...it is a must. When Wukong uses his "Dash Ability" strike + Ult, wait out the ult halfway and then turn back to smash Wukong. Use e, basic attack + 150% physical from Trinity, q, Basic Attack + 150% from Trinity, w , basic Attack 150% + trinity.........Rinse and repeat.....
Maokai - Laugh at the tree. Rush items like chalice of harmony and Merc Treads + Philo stone. Laugh at Maokai's low damage output with 115 MR at level 8. Chalice + Philostone makes Jarvan the pimp of Spam. Spam q over and over again. Turn the Tree into toilet paper.
Tryndamere - This is tricky. Don't aggro him early on...as his passive might trigger for a series of crits. Rush Thornmail, Frozen Heart, and Randuins. Jarvan has a number of Cc's...so when an enemy Tryndamere is present, Jarvan must become the ANTI-Trynd. Get Ninja Tabi too.
Yorick - Yorick is bomb. If you face him...you on your own dude.....
nahh....just kidding, get Merc Treads, and Tiamat...Tiamat clears out ghouls faster and Merc treads wears out the Ghoul of Famine