Iceborn Gauntlet Jax Build

Iceborn Gauntlet Jax build with runes and items. Iceborn Gauntlet Jax guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Iceborn Gauntlet Jax build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Jax and build Iceborn Gauntlet.
Jax Iceborn Gauntlet build for ARAM with optional Imperial Mandate for more fun.
Jax ARAM modifiers
DMG done +5%
DMG taken -3%

TLDR

Starting items
Cloth Armor should be final item in your build.
Sheen should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Jax ability Counter Strike should be leveled first.
E
Jax ability Leap Strike should be leveled second.
Q
Jax ability Empower should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Plated Steelcaps should be final item in your build.
Iceborn Gauntlet should be final item in your build.
Frozen Heart should be final item in your build.
Randuin's Omen should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Imperial Mandate should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Aftershock from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Iceborn Gauntlet Jax Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You rush Iceborn Gauntlet and optionally Imperial Mandate.
  2. You play as Tank, but with focus on kitting the enemy team and utility for your team.

How to play

  1. You rush Iceborn Gauntlet #1, then you need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  2. You can rush Imperial Mandate #2 if you can afford it, this makes this build more fun. However, if you are behind, it is okay to just skip it.
  3. There's great synergy between Iceborn Gauntlet + Imperial Mandate + Font of Life. You create frozen pools that will persist for a few seconds, slowing enemies, applying Imperial Mandate debuff + Font of Life heal mark for your allies.
  4. For more utility oriented build, you can get Locket of the Iron Solari (sustain) or Shurelya's Battlesong (engages).
  5. Triumph is better overall (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  6. Be careful to not waste Aftershock. Try timing it and keeping it for going in.
  7. As Jax playing Iceborn Gauntlet, your skill order depends on a situation. In general, max Empower (W) for damage. Against ranged or for reach, max Leap Strike (Q). Against heavy melee or lots of auto attackers, max Counter Strike (E).

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. Jax can Leap Strike to friendly units, including wards. You can use them to plan your escape.
  2. Jax benefits greatly from items that have both Ability Power and Attack Damage such as Guinsoo's Rageblade and Hextech Gunblade.

Skill Order

  • Jax [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Leap Strike
  • Jax [object Object] ability.
    W
    Empower
  • Jax [object Object] ability.
    E
    Counter Strike
  • Jax [object Object] ability.
    R
    Grandmaster-at-Arms

Items

Starting items
Cloth Armor item.
Sheen item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Starting items vs poke
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Plated Steelcaps item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Rush #1
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Optional #2 rush
Imperial Mandate item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good utility items
Zeke's Convergence item.
Trailblazer item.
Shurelya's Battlesong item.
Knight's Vow item.
Locket of the Iron Solari item.
Good MR items
Hollow Radiance item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Force of Nature item.
Spirit Visage item.
Good Armor items
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Frozen Heart item.
Thornmail item.
Unending Despair item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Situational DMG items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Wit's End item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Sterak's Gage item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Plated Steelcaps item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Frozen Heart item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Thornmail item.
Imperial Mandate item.