Monday, March 7, 2011

[Review] Jarvan IV

Now here are my thoughts on Jarvan. Took me awhile to write the review since I havent had much time to play LoL in the past week but it's here now.

(Passive): Jarvan IV's first attack on his target deals 10% of the target's current health as bonus magic damage, this caps at 400 damage. This effect cannot occur on the same target for 6 seconds.
(Q): Jarvan IV extends his lance through his opponent, dealing physical damage and then lowering their armor by a percentage for 3 seconds. If its lance contacts his standard it will pull Jarvan IV to its location, knocking up all enemies in his path.

(W): Jarvan IV forges a shield protecting him from harm for 5 seconds and applying a 2 seconds slow to surrounding enemies upon activation. The shield adds more mitigation for every enemy champion nearby when activating.

(E)(Passive): Grants Jarvan bonus attack speed and armor.
(Active): Jarvan IV throws a Demacian flag to a nearby area, dealing magic damage to enemies in the area and granting his passive benefits to nearby allies and again to himself for 8 seconds

(R): Jarvan IV heroically leaps to an enemy champion, dealing physical damage and creating a circle of impassable terrain around them for a 3.5 second duration. Jarvan IV can destroy the area by activating it again. Champions can still leave or enter the area by using teleport abilities

He feels ALOT like Xin Zhao. Xin has a knock up on 3rd attack when Q is actvated, while Jarvan has knock up on E+Q combo. Xin has -% of HP on ulti, Jarvan has that for his passive (singe target though). They both got attack speed as passive. And some sort of blink on the enemy (E on Xin and R or E+Q on Jarvan).

I think he lanes pretty well anywhere. He's actually really good as solo laner and I prefer him that way, but some strong harassers who can also heal might be hard to counter as him. But he easily denies squishie non healers, which is just about any carry. His E+Q+ auto attack (to apply passive) is damn strong.
Some people say it's best to lvl E first in order to grant team as well as you some additional attack speed. But after trying out that and leveling Q first I would definitely go with Q. It can be retardedly good ranged harass with really short cooldown and not very mana expensive.
But although he is more than decent solo laner you can also go duo lane with him. And with some decent CCer it can be imba. I practices Jarvan + Alistar which is some strong CC and it works really well.
But I use HP regen Quints on him. Tried it out and along with Doran's shield it is some very decent regen that will let you stay on lane forever. And since mana is not a big issue on him you don't need to get Manamune or something.

This is my current impression of him. And the post is not yet finished just to keep you all updated.


  1. Hmmm... maybe I'll play some more so I get enough points to buy him...

  2. I have to say that he's a bit out of my budget right now too, best get to playin'!

  3. Might be worth a try.

  4. You should try out Bloodline Champions, it's like LoL/HoN but better!

  5. @Justin testing:
    Actually I did try BLC. Have had beta account. It was fun for awhile but I must say LoL somewhat suits me more.

  6. I've been looking for a League of Legends blog! Maybe I'll finally get into it soon after some more of your blog posts :)

  7. I think I check it out if I have some time off :D

  8. Keep posting please!

  9. A pretty strong character in my opinion, I just cant stop playing as lux.

  10. haha very true. awesome post.

  11. strong guy but i preffer the other characters.

  12. I bought Jarvan just after patch. He is good and playing him is fun and satisfying. I think he will be nerfed, expecially his ultimate.

  13. Oh wow pretty neat. I'll be checking back soon!