IntroductionJayce is a mobile champion with many neat tricks. He can go tanky or squishy depending on your play style.
Strengths and WeaknessesStrengths:
-Powerful ranged poke
-Skill set w/ very cool tricks
-No health sustain
-Difficult to play until you get used to him
-No true ultimate
MasteriesThe masteries are standard bruiser masteries.
If you want more tankiness switch to 9-21 masteries instead.
RunesMarks: Armor Pen.- more damage to champions
Seals: Armor- Take less damage from autoattacks and AD abilities
Glyphs: Scaling Magic Resist- Good for late game
Quints: Attack Damage- Good for farming and poking in ranged form
Marks: AD or Hybrid Penetration- Hybrid Pen when maining hammer. Max E if doing so. Does magic damage. Tons.
Glyphs; Flat Magic Resist- Better VS. AP tops.
Ignite for killing potential and Flash for lack of escapes.
Passive: Hextech Capacitor
Easy to spam to chase or to get back to lane. This plus mobility boots equals very high speed.
Q: To the Skies! / Shock Blast
To The Skies: Gapcloser and Slow. Good for chasing and preventing escapes. Max 2nd of maining hammer.
Shock Blast: Amazing AOE poke. Combined with Acceleration Gate, you will do tons of damage.
W: Lightning Field / Hyper Charge
Lightning Field: Mana from hammer form basic attacks. Doesn't do that much damage. When maxed it is good for farming.
Hyper Charge: Good for taking at towers at max rank. Not so useful otherwise. Using this skill then switching to hammer form consists and is good that way.
E: Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate
Thundering Blow: Insane Damage when maxed. It does magic damage so hybrid marks are recommended for maxing this first for amazing amounts of damage.
Acceleration Gate: Good for initiating and escaping. Shock Blast thought Acceleration Gate = TONS OF DAMAGE.
R: Transform: Mercury Cannon / Transform: Mercury Hammer
Useless ult other than the first basic attack in each form.
Early GameJayce's Pre-6 game is critical. He needs to get enough damage to the enemy because his ult doesn't do much. Other champs have game-changing ults. He lacks health sustain, so try to avoid being poked down.
Late GameJayce's Late game is great if you play your cards right. Your Shock Blast though Acceleration Gate combo does a great amaount of damage. Towers do not stand a chance against you. Just remember, turn on your Muramana if you have it.
Team FightsLike many other bruisers, Jayce's job is to dive onto the squishies and destroy them.
JunglingDue to his lack of health sustain he isn't that great of a jungler.