Wednesday, April 6, 2011
DH5: 023 - Jax, Grandmaster at Arms
Yikes! Leap strike! It's that dodging and damaging death-dealer Jax! flying through the air to end your time alive!
I like the proportions of Jax quite a bit, he's built like a very tough looking guy with some speed in him. I actually remember first seeing him and his street-lamp wielding set up really early in the beta and being drawn to a pretty well laid out color palette and interesting accessory choices. Riot tends to cram every element of eastern culture into their champs but I believe that with Jax they scored a healthy medium of their own influences. His skin selection is very interesting and "Vandal Jax" is very well done with a much meaner looking masher.
In game Jax used to be a monster, he's one of those champions that's gone through some fluctuation during his time in the roster. Initially we'd get first time players to try him out amongst our friends for his very direct play style. Now I don't really see a lot of Jaxes in the games I play but every now and then one will show up and remind me just how terrible that auto-attacking monster really is. Any fans of that weaponless wonder Jax? sound off here in the comments or that giant leap strike he's doing will land on you!
-jouste the drawbarian.