Originally Posted by Statikk
Jax is actually one of the champions I feel has possibly become overpowered with the changes.
He has strong clearing speeds (Counter Strike for AoE and Empower and his passive for single target) and decent resilience (Counter Strike dodging) in the jungle. His ganks are scary because of Leap + Counter Strike stun. He also scales monstrously with the increased gold for later game.
We're monitoring him very closely.
Jax is actually already OP in the top lane.
All that is holding him back are Shen, Singed and Malphite. 3 hard counters to him that are currently also some of the best top laners
But with weaker defensive items, some of them will get weaker. Jax doesn't need these defensive stats. And his trades early are strong enough.
=> Jax will get stronger top and in the jungle
I don't actually understand why Jax still has the 25% AOE dmg reduction on his E. It was give to him when his R didn't give defensive stats, cause he was too squishy. Then The HP and R got changed that he got pretty strong again (best 5 top laners). So why was this not removed?