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Jayce - The Defender of Tomorrow

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Jayce
JayceSquare.png
The Defender of Tomorrow
Release Date: July 6th, 2012
Cost: 6300IP 975RP
Attributes: Fighter, Marksman
Resource: Mana
Statistics
Health: 420 (+90)
HP Regen: 6 (+0.8)
Mana: 240 (+40)
Mana Regen: 6 (+0.8)
Move Speed: 335

Attack Damage: 46.5 (+3.5)
Attack Speed: 0.658 (+3%)
Range: 125 / 500
Armor: 12.5 (+3.5)
Magic Resist: 30 (+0)

Jayce - The Defender of Tomorrow is a Bruiser with the ability to switch between a ranged and melee form. His ultimate, available from level one, enables him to swap from hammer stance (melee) to cannon stance (ranged). In hammer stance, he has a jump that slows, an AoE DoT and a knockback that deals max %HP damage. In cannon stance, he has a skillshot, an attack speed buff for three attacks, and a gate that increases the movement speed of allied champions that pass through it. Jayce's kit enables him contribute to poke within a team composition and is a strong top lane bruiser in the present meta.

Description

Lore: Armed with wit, charm, and his signature transforming hammer, Jayce lives to protect his native Piltover. He rose to prominence as an inventor, one whose magnetic personality and innovative creations brightened the lives of his nation's people. However, his technological marvels also attracted the attention of Piltover's enemies. Viktor, the machine-augmented scientist from Zaun, staged a deadly raid on Jayce's laboratory, barely impeded by the lab's meager security force. Viktor stole designs for an arcane power converter. Jayce feared that Viktor would create weapons of devastating power with the stolen technology. He implored the Piltover government to respond, but the officials were unwilling to support an act of aggression. Refusing to allow his own inventions to threaten the people of Piltover, Jayce decided to strike back against Viktor himself.

Jayce returned to his laboratory and began making preparations for his one-man attack. After an intense period of research, development, and hands-on testing, he emerged. He had created an array of powerful armaments, including his crowning achievement – the versatile, transforming Mercury Hammer. Armed and ready, Jayce began his assault, easily smashing aside Viktor's acolytes as they rushed to stop him. Jayce fought his way into the heart of the lab and confronted Viktor, forcing the Zaunite to flee. After destroying Viktor's prototype weapon, Jayce returned to Piltover where he was hailed as a hero. He reveled in the adoration, but he knew that his actions had provoked the nation's enemies. Now devoted to the defense of his people, Jayce is Piltover's best hope for a bright future.

"Trust me: if we're smart, Piltover can stand strong against any threat. Hey, I'm living proof."

- Jayce

Abilities

PassiveHextech Capacitor
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(Innate) Jayce gains 40 movement speed for 1.25 seconds and ignores unit collision each time Transform is cast.


QTo the Skies! / Shock BlastBanshee's Veil.pngCleanseQss.png
To the Skies.jpg

Shock Blast.jpg
(Active) While in Hammer Mode, Jayce leaps to an enemy, dealing physical damage to his target and to enemies in the area, slowing them for 2 seconds.
Cost: 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 mana
Cooldown: 16 / 14 / 12 / 10 / 8 seconds
Physical Damage: 20 / 65 / 110 / 155 / 200
(+1.0 bonus Attack Damage)
Slow: 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%
(Active) While in Cannon mode, Jayce fires an orb of electricity that detonates upon hitting an enemy or reaching the end of its path, dealing physical damage to all enemies in the area of the explosion.
If Shock Blast is fired through an Acceleration Gate, the missile speed and range will be increased, and its damage will increase by 40%.
Cooldown: 8 seconds
Cost: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 mana
Physical Damage: 60 / 115 / 170 / 225 / 280
(+1.2 bonus Attack Damage)
Accelerated Physical Damage: 84 / 161 / 238 / 315 / 392
(+1.68 bonus Attack Damage)

Additional Information about the Skill:

  • To the Skies' slow effect can be removed with either Cleanse or Quicksilver Sash. Shock Blast does not apply debuffs.


WLightning Field / Hyper ChargeBanshee's Veil Grey.png
Lightning Field.jpg

Hyper Charge.jpg
(Passive) While in Hammer Mode, Jayce regenerates mana each time he strikes an enemy while in Hammer Stance.
(Active) While in Hammer Mode, Jayce creates an electric aura, dealing magic damage over 4 seconds to nearby enemies.
Cost: 40 mana
Cooldown: 10 seconds
Mana per Hit: 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14
Magic Damage per Second: 25 / 42.5 / 60 / 77.5 / 95
(+0.25 Ability Power)
Total Magic Damage: 100 / 170 / 240 / 310 / 380
(+1.0 Ability Power)
(Active) While in Cannon Mode, Jayce gains a burst of energy, increasing his attack speed to maximum for 3 attacks. These attacks deal varied damage depending on rank.
Cost: 40 mana
Cooldown: 14 / 12 / 10 / 8 / 6
Damage: 70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130%


EThundering Blow / Acceleration GateBanshee's Veil Partly.png
Thundering Blow.jpg

Acceleration Gate.jpg
(Active) While in Hammer Mode, Jayce deals magic damage equal a percentage of the target's maximum health, knocking the target back a short distance. This damage is capped against monsters.
Cost: 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 mana
Cooldown: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 seconds
Max Health to Damage ratio: 8 / 11 / 14 / 17 / 20%
(+1.0 bonus Attack Damage)
Max Damage to Monsters: 200 / 300 / 400 / 500 / 600
(Active) While in Cannon Mode, Jayce deploys an Acceleration Gate for 4 seconds, increasing the movement speed of all allies who pass through it for 3 seconds. This bonus fades over the duration.
Cost: 50 mana
Cooldown: 16 seconds
Movement Speed: 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%


RTransform: Mercury Cannon / Transform: Mercury HammerBanshee's Veil Grey.pngQuicksilver Sash.png
Transform Mercury Cannon.jpg

Transform Mercury Hammer.jpg
(Active) While in Hammer Mode, Jayce transforms the Mercury Hammer into the Mercury Cannon, gaining new abilities and ranged attacks.
The next attack in Cannon Stance reduces the enemy's armor and magic resist for 5 seconds.
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Armor and Magic Resist Reduction: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25%
(Active) While in Cannon Mode, Jayce transforms the Mercury Cannon into the Mercury Hammer, gaining new abilities and bonus armor and magic resist.
The next attack in Hammer Stance deals additional magic damage.
Cooldown: 6 seconds
Bonus Armor and Magic Resist: 5 / 15 / 25 / 35
Bonus Magic Damage: 20 / 60 / 100 / 140
(+.4 Ability Power)

Additional Information about the Skill:

Transform: Mercury Cannon's armor and magic resist debuff can be removed with Quicksilver Sash.


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Competitive Usage

In Premier Tournaments
Event Bans Picks Wins Losses Win % Picked/Banned in % of Games
WC2014.png 2014 World Championship 8 11 7 4 63.6 24.4
LPLlogo small.png 2014 Season China Regional Finals 0 2 1 1 50 13.3
Ogn logo.png 2014 Season Korea Regional Finals 2 4 1 3 25 46.2
CS NA logo.png 2014 NA CS Summer Playoffs 0 1 1 0 100 5.6
Gpllogo small.png 2014 Season Garena Regional Finals 0 3 0 3 0 25

Patch History

v3.09

By increasing the cooldown on Jayce's Acceleration Gate, we can keep his Shock Blast + Acceleration Gate combo impactful while toning down his poke and disengage potential. In addition, since later in the game not every Shock Blast will be accelerated, we've increased the base speed of the ability to make it better as a standalone skillshot.

  • Shock Blast
    • Basic missile speed increased to 1450 from 1350 (Accelerated Shock Blast missile speed remains the same)
  • Acceleration Gate
    • Cooldown increased to 16 seconds from 14/13/12/11/10

v1.0.0.152

  • Base Movement Speed increased by 25.

v1.0.0.150

  • Thundering Blow
    • No longer deals any flat base damage. Still deals % max health damage and has a bonus attack damage ratio.
    • Fixed - Stun no longer sometimes last beyond the knockback duration

September 18th - World Championship Hotfix

  • Thundering Blow mana cost increased to 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 from 40 at all ranks

v1.0.0.145

  • Improved the responsiveness of his basic attacks, primarily in Hammer stance
  • Fixed a bug so that the first basic attack after swapping to Mercury Cannon is now more responsive

v1.0.0.142

Jayce
released



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