MGG / Games guides / League of Legends / League of Legends S12: Build Guides /

League of Legends S12: Jayce Top Build Guide

Season 12 Build Guides
League of Legends S12: Jayce Top Build Guide

Find out all you need to know to build Jayce Top in League of Legends Season 12, including runes, items, and skill order.

League of Legends S12: Jayce Top Build Guide

From runes to items, gameplay tips amd more, we've put together a guide to help you master playing Jayce in the toplane in League of Legends.

Be mindful that there are several ways to build and play a champion, and you'll need to be adaptable as the game and the enemy team progress.

That said, this guide is a good starting point to helping you get to grips with the champion and making an impact in your games.


Jayce Rune Choices - League of Legends
Jayce Rune Choices

Core Items


3100 Gold


2900 Gold


Eclipse is a solid all-round item for Jayce, with damage, Lethality, and plenty of Armor Penetration. The passive will also proc often, for even more damage.

Manamune helps sustain Jayce in terms of ability costs and mana, and is particulary effective once it becomes Muramana.

Other good items include Serylda's GrudgeYoumoo's Ghostblade, and Serpent's Fang.

Starting Item & Boots

Refillable Potion

150 Gold

Long Sword

350 Gold

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

950 Gold

Skill Order

While your choices may differ according to how the game progresses, the typical Jayce skill priority is:

R > Q > W > E

Summoner Spells

These are the summoner spells most typically taken by Jayce in this role. Naturally, this may change depending on match-ups.

Flash - League of Legends
Teleport - League of Legends


Jayce is a solid bruiser capable of dealing both ranged and melee damage, and as such is great at poking an enemy and then going all-in for burst damage. However, he is mana-thirsty, hence building Manamune. 

  • Level 1 - Take Q - To the Skies! / Shock Blast, so you have a gap closer and a ranged poke.
  • Level 2 - Take E - Thundering Blow / Acceleration Gate, for a grab and move speed buff.
  • First Back - Build towards Eclipse with a Serrated Dirk, or get your boots.

Tips & Tricks

  • Launch Shock Blast in front of an Acceleration Gate to surprise your opponents.
  • You can push an opponent through a wall with Thundering Blow, then follow up with To the Skies! to isolate the target, kill them, and escape. This technique also works on monsters like the Blue Sentinel.
  • The Lightning Field passive restores mana with auto-attacks, when in Mercury Hammer form.
  • You can use Hyper Charge then switch to Mercury Hammer form, without losing the attack speed buff.
  • Placing Acceleration Gate speeds up Shock Blast.
  • Don't hesitate to alternate forms, especially when freezing your opponent, so that you can recover mana effectively.


More Stories

08:10 LoL: This champion has been dominating soloQ for months and it's not about to stop!
08:06 MOBA's Most Hated Champion Is Also Infuriating TFT Players
10:07 LoL: When does season 13 start?
10:01 K'Santé, the first problem that Riot Games will have to solve in 2023
09:53 What is the best-designed champion? The community has the answer!
09:50 Azir support, the new pick that is all the rage in China
09:50 LoL: Which champions received the most skins in 2022?
10:53 LoL: Would the solution to improve the meta be to remove the nerves on the anti-heal?
10:52 LoL: The patch schedule for season 13
10:53 LoL: The pentakill of the champion who is least likely to do so


The best champions for Patch 11.16
League of Legends 2021 World Championship Finals venue and date announced
LoL: 7 questions about Akshan answered by the developers

Discover guides

LoL Guide, Build: Glacial Augment and Electrocute Ahri, Mid, S10
How to Sona Support in S10
League of Legends Transfer Window — From LCK to LPL, Khan joins FPX