“Hard matchup if the jax is good, I recommend going PTA in this lane and playing for the early game because he is very squishy early, the big things against jax is you don't want to fight him if he gets his passive stacked up on minions first so don't let him do that on minion waves, and the other big thing is his counterstrike blocks your W, so in this matchup I like to E into his counterstrike right when I think he is going to release it, to do this you have to first bait his counterstrike out first with auto attacks which most of them will do, and then just E into him right as it's going off (they can activate it early so you have to judge the timing) and then you can trade with W, overall this matchup isn't too bad unless the jax is really good, you can be very agressive early on in this lane, and you will also outscale jax surprisingly now that spear of shojin is gone.”
“TL;DR - SKILL MATCHUP. KEEP AN EYE ON HIS PASSIVE STACKS. HE CAN DODGE YOUR Q EASILY WITH HIS Q. IF HE JUMPS IN AND USES COUNTER STRIKE, USE E AND THEN Q WHILE WALKING AWAY. DON’T TAKE TOO MANY BAD TRADES. FREEZE WAVE INTO HIM. HE SUCKS VS FREEZES. CONQUEROR IS GOOD. Jax is a very strong champion and can be tricky to beat for a newer Dariuses. You really do not want to die to Jax in this lane. If he gets fed he will be too strong to match on a splitpush and will easily be able to 1v2. The removal of Spear was nice as you can actually play around his E now as opposed to him permeanently having it up before. But a Bork rush also makes Jax INSANELY hard to 1v1. This is why a Bramble + Steelcap rush is very effective against him. But if he goes for Triforce/Sunderer, just go for Steelcaps. If he takes E level 1 which is what most Jaxes take, try to land as many Qs onto him as possible. You want him to use up his corrupt pot stacks as much as possible as him surviving your bleed stacks thanks to it is the most tilting thing on the planet. A good Jax will most likely jump into you with Q if you try to Q him so try to be wary of that. If he jumps onto you with his counter strike up, you want to pull him in and then Q him as you walk out. This will give you both free damage and stop him from properly utilising his stun. You want to keep an eye out on his passive, as if he attacks you with it stacked up, he will beat you down very quickly. You treat Jax like you would most other DPS heavy toplaners. By kiting him. Having a higher AA range along with ghost and your W slow makes this very doable. Try not to use your W when he uses counter strike. There is a trick you can pull off where you activate your W and then hit him with it JUST as the stun goes off. This way, even if you are stunned, the animation for the W will continue playing and it will actually hit him. But doing this requires you to have knowledge of how long Jax’ counter strike is. He is VERY easy to kill if you have the wave pushed into your side of the lane and you spike harder than him at level 6 (provided you are both at high hp). Steelcaps + Bramble is a good combo vs him. If he goes ignite, DO NOT FORCE ALL INS WHEN YOU ARE LOW HP. HE WILL BEAT YOU. If you are a higher elo player and have better wave control, try your hardest to thin the wave before it hits your turret. Your goal is to make sure that the wave gets stuck juuust outside your turret. This is the prime all in distance, because at this point, Jax cannot Q into your Q because he will take turret shots. This is the point where you want to sneak in a few stacks on to him here and there while he is trying to shove the lane and then try to all in him with Ghost. But for this to be even possible, you HAVE to thin the wave a bit.”
“Jax’s only way to trade with you early is his E, so abuse him when it's on cooldown. A good Jax will E → Q to catch your E, so try to time getting away as soon as you see his E animation. Once Jax finishes his Triforce, he becomes a powerhouse.”
“Mostly skill matchup. It's a fight of "I dare you". You always want to work around Jax's E. If he fails to block your stun, you win. If you try to stun his dodge mode, you lose.
You want trades to be short and he likes them long. His Q makes this tricky. To counter this, I suggest not using E as your engage. You both have no ranged poke so he can't kite you. Try to outsmart his stun and hit yours. At the point use your dashes to either chase him for double dash to a safe distance for round 2.”
“Don't fight him if he has his passive stacked up.
Don't Auto attack through his E as you will take more damage.
All fights will be close, so you have to try and poke him down before you all-in.
Olaf is better in teamfights but Jax outscales HARD.”
“Jax is not a problem in laning phase. You can cancel his dash with your Q stun. You can win most short trades but he will look to all-in you. He will win any all-in 1v1. He is going to be a threat late game if gets fed in lane. Do whatever you can to stop or avoid his snowball. He will shred you later on and near oneshot your ADCs. If he does get fed, look for when he tries to jump on your ADC and peel for him.”
“Jax is a champion that is going to outscale you no matter what, but even though he scales, that doesn't mean his early game is bad. He has a playstyle that Aatrox doesn't really like, where he jumps on top of you making it hard to land your Q's. As long as you get off your combo and manage to back off, you should take him down bit by bit until you can fully all in. ”
“Jax wins if his stun is up if (14-8 sec cd if no cdr).
If you can bait it, then you have a small window to trade before it comes up again.”
“If he takes E lvl1 dont fight him and possibly even Q out of the range if necessary. His counterstrike can be triggered early and there is about a .75 sec window of failure. I usually count 1 sec in my head and then parry, but it depends on the player. You have to get used to their style as this is a skill match up. ”
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Take Grasp. Start W.
level 1, try to bait out his E by walking up to him and pretending to auto him. Hopefully you didn't walk into him too much and idealy you just get hit by his E and maybe just 1 auto attack. Auto him back if he's in range after his stun goes off but usually they just walk away. W him to get your health back and auto him with a grasp proc + shield bash. Try to rush level 2. If he's good he'll try to rush level 2 as well. If he gets level 2 first you just have to back off and wait for the wave to come in.”