It is seldom the case where a champion is defined by his actions after joining the League of Legends rather than before. Such is the case with Jax, for whom the argument could be made that he is the most prolific tournament fighter currently at the Institute of War. Before joining the League, Jax was an unremarkable soldier-for-hire. For reasons known only to the former leader of the League, High Councilor Reginald Ashram, Jax was put on the top of the list of candidates to receive a League Judgment - the interview process that either accepts or rejects a prospective champion. His Judgment was the quickest in League history, where the Doors of Acceptance glowed and slowly swung open as soon as it began. Jax faced no recorded Observation or Reflection during his Judgment.
Jax proved himself to be an immediate terror in the Fields of Justice. The self-proclaimed Armsmaster of the League rattled off a streak of consecutive wins that to this day has not been matched. A number of summoners in the League grew concerned that the perceived objectivity of the League of Legends would be questioned by the presence of an unknown fighter who was unbeatable. For this reason, the new leader of the League (following Reginald Ashram's disappearance), High Councilor Heyward Relivash, created special restrictions for Jax to fight under. This was something the League had never done before, and something which has never been done since. The burly fighter responded by imposing his own special conditions; as a means of protest, he permitted himself to fight using only a brass lamppost. Neither the League's sanctions nor his own has affected his winning ways. The League has since rescinded its sanctions, but Jax has not; he fights and fights well with his trusty brass lamppost.
Unmatched in both his skill with unique armaments and his biting sarcasm, Jax is the last known weapons master of Icathia. After his homeland was laid low by its own hubris in unleashing the Void, Jax and his kind vowed to protect what little remained. As magic now rises in the world, this slumbering threat stirs once more, and Jax roams Valoran, wielding the last light of Icathia and testing all warriors he meets to see if any are strong enough to stand beside him...
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 6-B, likely higher | 7-B | 3-B
Name: Saijax Cail-Rynx Kohari Icath’un, Jax, Grandmaster at Arms
Origin: League of Legends
Age: Unknown | Unknown (Likely over 1000, lived in Icathia before it was destroyed)
Classification: Mercenary | Former Kohari Warrior | God
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Can use any weapon to maximum efficiency (Though he prefers ones that are similar to a polearm), Limited Fire Manipulation (Via Empower), Skilled in hand to hand combat, Can increase his offensive and defensive power (Via Counter Strike and Grandmaster's Might), Regeneration (Mid-Low), Instinctive Reaction, Resistance to Mind Manipulation and Memory Manipulation (Survived the effects of the Void, which can shatter the strongest minds and erase a lifetime of memories in a short period of time just from being touched by or exposed to) | All previous abilities but greatly enhanced plus Flight and the ability to grow four extra arms
Attack Potency: At least Country level (Was the only champion in the League so powerful that he had to be restricted by the High Councilor in order to make battles within the League of Legends fair, making him vastly stronger than Anivia, the most powerful champion up to that point), likely higher | City level (Decapitated an Ascendant, which would make him comparable to the likes of Azir, Nasus, and Renekton) | Multi-Galaxy level (Should be comparable to God Fist Lee Sin)
Speed: At least Hypersonic+ with Massively Hypersonic+ reactions and combat speed (Should be superior to the likes of Garen and Veigar, considered above every other champion at the time, having been the only one that the League had to restrict the power of), likely higher | Hypersonic+ with Massively Hypersonic+ reactions and combat speed (Can keep up with Garen and Kled, as well as close-ranged lightning/light-based attacks) | Massively FTL+
Lifting Strength: Likely Class M+ (Due to being known as the strongest in the League, which should make him stronger than Malphite) | At least Class K (Should be superior to Poppy and comparable to Galio) | Unknown, likely Galactic
Striking Strength: At least Country Class, likely higher | City Class | Multi-Galactic
Durability: At least Country level, likely higher | City level | Multi-Galaxy level
Range: Extended melee range with lamppost or similar weapon | Likely Multi-galactic
Standard Equipment: Lamppost (He can also use a Hockey Stick, Wooden Plank, Fishing Pole, Cardboard Tube, Morningstar, Halberd, Mace, and Trophy, and likely any weapon in general to the same efficiency; these are just some objects he has been seen using) | God Staff
Intelligence: Very High (Considered one of the most if not the most skilled fighter in all of Valoran, He is a master wielder of every conceivable weapon)
Weaknesses: A bit overconfident, limiting himself by using a lamp as opposed to an actual weapon, holding back against most opponents, altering the way he holds his lamp to make it more difficult to wield | None notable
- Relentless Assault: Jax gains bonus attack speed for 2.5 seconds every time he lands a basic attack, stacking up to 6 times.
- Leap Strike: Jax dashes to the target unit or allied ward. If his target is an enemy, he deals them physical damage.
- Empower: Jax's next basic attack or Leap Strike within 10 seconds deals bonus magic damage. Empower resets Jax's autoattack timer.
- Counter Strike: Jax enters a defensive stance for up to 2 seconds, reducing physical damage from basic attacks by 100% and area of effect abilities by 25% for the duration. At the end of the duration or if Counter Strike is activated again, Jax stuns all nearby enemies for 1 second and deals them physical damage, increased by 20% for each attack dodged, up to a maximum 100% increase.
- Grandmaster's Might: Jax deals bonus magic damage on every third basic attack within 2.5 seconds. When activated, Jax gains bonus armor and magic resistance for 8 seconds.
Key: Pre-Retcon | Post-Retcon | God Staff Jax
Note: Jax’s status as the most powerful Champion only applies to the Champions released at the same time as him, not the ones after, such as Aurelion Sol and Dark Star Thresh. As such, scaling Jax to them is not possible.