Is Jayce weak?

#1HighUlitmaPosted 5/9/2013 9:21:44 PM
My friend and I are arguing about this. My friend thinks that he's weak because Dyrus said so and I think he's stupid. What's you're take? :)
#2Dota2Posted 5/9/2013 9:23:13 PM
#3aHappySackaPosted 5/9/2013 9:24:46 PM
Dyrus said he's weak? when? even then he's wrong as Jayce is one of the best poke champs around and speed up his team also.
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#4Elemental FusionPosted 5/9/2013 9:26:29 PM
He's not the strongest duelist. The tops that can get in his face and stick to him will probably give him problems. But he has a lot of good match-ups because that's not how you play Jayce.

He has great ranged harass and disengage tools - so even if an enemy would technically outdamage him, they never get to do their damage because Jayce has already done his damage and is walking away. And he'll do this until you either have to leave lane or he all ins and kills you.
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#5qqaaxxPosted 5/9/2013 9:40:55 PM
He is consistently chosen in the mid lane in high level play.

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#6xVashTS98xPosted 5/9/2013 9:42:00 PM
When he said "weak" he meant as a duelist, not something silly like he's a bad champ.
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#7zeppelin312Posted 5/9/2013 9:42:53 PM
he is a poke champ now
#8eco masterPosted 5/9/2013 10:10:07 PM
HighUlitma posted...
because Dyrus said so

And what was his rationale?
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#9Lord_WoobiePosted 5/9/2013 10:18:31 PM
I don't even see why he'd be a bad duelist. He can Cannon EQ poke you until he's ready to engage, then hit his W, shift into Hammer, jump on your face, hit you 3 times really really fast, then knock you away when he's done with you.

He has problems with tanky champs who can shrug his damage off, but his short-term burst makes him a pretty competent duelist.
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#10Stalky24Posted 5/9/2013 10:19:41 PM
xVashTS98x posted...
When he said "weak" he meant as a duelist, not something silly like he's a bad champ.

He is quite a good duelist actually, since he has engage, disengage, burst and kite tools. But it takes a lot of practice to get good at dueling with him, since you have to know exactly which tools use when (instead of just mashing buttons like playing a street fighter).