Maybe it's because I mostly play mages, but I'll take a Jayce over Jax on bottom any day. I'd take even Darius over Jax. Darius is much easier to kite than Jax. He just keeps leaping on you every few seconds. Darius has one, long CD, short range pull.
Sure, you'll be able to play around with Jax in lane for the first 12m, but after that adding in the fact that will have close to a major item over most of your top, he'll just start rushing and successfully 1v2ing under your tower...
Worst I've seen Jayce do: "Oh look, he traded for 50% of my HPs and I didn't touch him..."
Worst I've seen Jax do: "Oh look, Jax just took out 60% of my team by himself..."
Originally Posted by NavyGothic
Yeah... it's hard to get too upset about Jax these days when Kassadin has so many new buddies in "omgwtfbbq" tier.
Mostly this I think. But please, just because the cheezy Dominion champions got a bit bigger (release balance issues) doesn't mean forget about him. Remember we are ahead of the SR learning curve. We see OPness they do not. Jayce is being looked at and him sure that Khz will be discovered soon. Counters are counters and everyone has them. It doesn't change the fact that a late game bottom fed Jax is literally...literally unstoppable.
TL;DR: The thing that is most scary about Jax is that he's a tankyderp that scales comparable to Vanye. And in Dominion, you know he will get to this point. Every. Single. Game.