Tank Jayce Build

Tank Jayce build with runes and items. Tank Jayce guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Tank Jayce build in League of Legends Patch 14.12!

Updated: 2024-05-19 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Jayce and build Tank.
Tank Jayce ARAM build with Jak'Sho. Get tanky and adapt to enemy team!
Jayce ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Guardian's Horn should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Jayce ability To the Skies! / Shock Blast should be leveled first.
Q
Jayce ability Lightning Field / Hyper Charge should be leveled second.
W
Jayce ability Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate should be leveled third.
E
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Jak'Sho, The Protean should be final item in your build.
Hollow Radiance should be final item in your build.
Unending Despair should be final item in your build.
Force of Nature should be final item in your build.
Thornmail 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.

Tank Jayce 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 to play

  1. You start with Guardian's Horn. Your #1 rush should be item that counters enemy team most (MR or Armor item). Get Jak'Sho as #2 item. Then adapt.
  2. You will be more tanky later on, so play more carefully in the early game.
  3. Triumph is better overall (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  4. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  5. 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.
  6. Be careful to not waste Aftershock. Try timing it and keeping it for going in.
  7. Playing Jayce Tank build, do not be afraid going melee in Hammer form, however remember to use Cannon form as well - for kitting, running away and damage.

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