AP Jayce Build

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

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Jayce and build AP.
Unconventional and very fun AP Jayce build that is focused around this very specific item and rune.
Jayce ARAM modifiers
DMG done +5%
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Hextech Alternator should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Jayce ability To the Skies! / Shock Blast should be leveled first.
Q
Jayce ability Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate should be leveled second.
E
Jayce ability Lightning Field / Hyper Charge should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Ionian Boots of Lucidity should be final item in your build.
Hextech Rocketbelt should be final item in your build.
Kaenic Rookern should be final item in your build.
Warmog's Armor should be final item in your build.
Liandry's Torment should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune First Strike from Inspiration tree.
Minor rune Domination.
Summoner spells
Pick Ignite as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Jayce Runes

Inspiration
Inspiration major tree Glacial Augment rune.
Inspiration major tree Unsealed Spellbook rune.
Inspiration major tree First Strike rune.
Inspiration major tree Hextech Flashtraption rune.
Inspiration major tree Magical Footwear rune.
Inspiration major tree Cash Back rune.
Inspiration major tree Triple Tonic rune.
Inspiration major tree Time Warp Tonic rune.
Inspiration major tree Biscuit Delivery rune.
Inspiration major tree Cosmic Insight rune.
Inspiration major tree Approach Velocity rune.
Inspiration major tree Jack Of All Trades rune.
Domination
Domination minor tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination minor tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination minor tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination minor tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination minor tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination minor tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination minor tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Ultimate Hunter 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 Hextech Rocketbelt #1, Liandry's Torment #2.
  2. You get Cosmic Insight rune to use Hextech Rocketbelt more often.
  3. You poke with Hextech Rocketbelt and First Strike to earn gold and burn enemies.
  4. After core items, you adapt. You can play as a tank or as a damage dealer.

How to play

  1. Use Hextech Rocketbelt active to poke your enemies all the time, earning gold with First Strike.
  2. Adapt to the enemy team. Build tanky or more damage. You can play as a utility tank, poke, or even you can go some AD items to still have plenty of damage. Depends on the team and how you want to play.
  3. For utility tank, remember that Liandry's Torment works good with Serpent's Fang (to counter shields) and Oblivion Orb (to counter healing).
  4. Cosmic Insight reduces cooldown of all active items, so Zhonya's Hourglass really works well with this build.
  5. Wait for the First Strike and proc it with your combo, to deal damage and earn gold.
  6. Be careful to not get poked, because you waste First Strike procs.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. Your usual combo is Shock Blast (Q), then Acceleration Gate (E) (not E then Q!). You first use Q, people do not expect that it will go further, and then you enhance it mid-flight with your E.
  2. As Jayce, you have your 'Ultimate' (Transform Mercury Cannon) since lvl 1. You can lose track of enemy levels and get surprised by their level 6 spike and their ulti. Watch out!
Riot
  1. Be sure to switch stances often. It will enhance your attacks and grant you quick bursts of speed.
  2. If you find yourself taking lots of damage, try using Jayce's Hammer Stance, as it grants you additional defenses.
  3. For increased range and damage, try casting Shock Blast through the Acceleration Gate.

Skill Order

  • Jayce [object Object] ability.
    Q
    To the Skies! / Shock Blast
  • Jayce [object Object] ability.
    W
    Lightning Field / Hyper Charge
  • Jayce [object Object] ability.
    E
    Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate
  • Jayce [object Object] ability.
    R
    Mercury Cannon / Mercury Hammer

Items

Starting items
Hextech Alternator item.
Rush #1
Hextech Rocketbelt item.
Rush #2
Liandry's Torment item.
Boots
Plated Steelcaps item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Abyssal Mask item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Good Armor items
Randuin's Omen item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Thornmail item.
Frozen Heart item.
Unending Despair item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Situational items
Trailblazer item.
Knight's Vow item.
Zeke's Convergence item.
Optional AD items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Chempunk Chainsword item.
The Collector item.
Axiom Arc item.
Ravenous Hydra item.
Serylda's Grudge item.
Situational items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Oblivion Orb item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Serpent's Fang item.
Try if you super fed
Horizon Focus item.
Cosmic Drive item.
Lich Bane item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Wrath item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Example final build
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Hextech Rocketbelt item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Liandry's Torment item.
Thornmail item.