How To Play Jawhead In Mobile Legends
Last Updated: January 22, 2022
Looking for a solid fighter to use in the EXP Lane? Fancy a hero with a whole lot of utility but still manages to deal decent damage? Jawhead just might be the perfect hero for you. Here’s everything you need to know about the Steel Sweetheart.
Jawhead is one of those heroes that takes a fair bit of skill to play. He has a high skill floor because it is easy to mess up his combos and cost you the game. But don’t let that discourage you from using this hero. If you invest enough time and learn his playstyle, you will have a very good hero with lots of carry potential in your hands. Jawhead is naturally tanky so he would be pretty durable even if you decide to go with a full damage build. Although, he is much more effective being built like a Tank to capitalize on the effectiveness of his kit. He has excellent mobility, great crowd control, and he can be useful to his team even if he’s behind. Jawhead is a hero that is good at all stages of the game. Even with all the pros about using this hero, he does come with a few weaknesses. The most glaring of which is his difficulty to play. But with enough time, this weakness can be ignored. Another drawback to Jawhead is he is a very team reliant hero. His effectiveness is tied to his teammates and how well they can follow up with Jawhead’s initiations. Overall, he is a very good Fighter that is very strong in the current meta.
Jawhead’s kit revolves around dealing damage and dishing out crowd control. He is a hero with a lot of stuff going on in his kit and it’s because of this utility that makes him such a great option in the EXP Lane.
Passive – Mecha Suppression
Each time Jawhead deals damage to a target, he inflicts a stack of Compression on it for 3s (stacks up to 10 times). Each stack of Compression increases the amount of Basic Attack damage Jawhead deals to the target by 8%.
Jawhead’s passive allows him to deal a lot of damage even if he decides to go full tank. It’s one of the best passives in the game and can be the difference maker in long extended fights.
First Skill – Smart Missiles
Jawhead’s body-mounted missiles enter Launch State for 5s, randomly firing up to 12 missiles at nearby targets. Each attack deals 125( +20% Total Physical ATK) (Physical Damage).
This is Jawhead’s primary offensive ability. It allows him to deal damage to random targets in a team fight. It also gives him decent wave clear and makes him very difficult to take down in a straight up duel.
Second Skill – Ejector
Jawhead enters Fling State, gaining 30% of Movement Speed and a shield that absorbs up to 250( +180% Total Physical ATK) damage for 5s. Using this skill again throws his closest target to a designated location, dealing 300( +80% Total Physical ATK) (Physical Damage) and stunning the target and enemies in the area for 0.5s. (Prioritizes heroes. Can be used on teammates, but they won’t take damage).
Jawhead is primarily known for this ability. This is also the reason why he has a high skill floor. Ejector is an ability that works as a sort of double edged sword. Under the right hands, it can be an absolute game changer. But it is very easy to mess up and when you do, it can cost your team the game. Being able to fling a nearby hero to a direction of your choice has great pick potential. If you’re not careful, you can accidentally send a member of your team into a dangerous situation. It is best used to target carries from the other team and fling them towards your teammates for an easy kill. You can also use this to set up a teammate with excellent crowd control so they can initiate a fight when they land.
Ultimate – Unstoppable Force
Jawhead locks onto an enemy hero, charging into them and stunning them briefly, while knocking back enemy units around the target. Deals 350( +150% Total Physical ATK) (Physical Damage) to the initial target and the units surrounding them.
This is a great initiation skill to have on a hero like Jawhead. This ultimate allows him to dive into the enemy team’s backline and from there, set a pick by chaining this ability with Ejector. There’s lots of creative ways to use this ability so don’t hesitate to practice and experiment with what you can do.
In the EXP Lane, Jawhead is better off as a damage dealer with a bit of tankiness. This is because he’ll be up against duelist and strong damage dealers when in a side lane. Building damage can help him be more effective in his role. However, if you want to play Jawhead in the Jungle, he would be great with a full tank build. There are three items we would consider the core in every build. These are War Axe, Bloodlust Axe, and Antique Cuirass.
- War Axe
+35 Physical ATK
+10% CD Reduction
Unique Passive – Fighting Spirit: Dealing damage to enemies grants 9 Physical Attack and 3 Physical Penetration per second for 3s, to a max of 8 stacks (Marksmen/MAges/Supports only receive 33% of these stacked effects); also grants 15% Movement Speed at full stacks.
- Bloodlust Axe
+70 Physical ATK
+10% CD Reduction
+20% Spell Vamp
- Antique Cuirass
+2 HP Regen
+52 Physical Defense
Unique Passive – Deter: When attacked by an enemy hero’s skill, reduces their Physical ATK by 8% for 2s (up to 3 stacks).
All these items enhance Jawhead’s strengths. These items allow him to deal a lot of damage and survive in long sustained fights. Generally, you would want to rush these items depending on your role and play style preference.
- For emblems, there are two sets that are viable on Jawhead: Assassin and Fighter. Assassin emblems allow you to deal more damage and the talent Killing Spree gives you great bonuses whenever you kill an enemy hero. Fighter emblems, on the other hand, increase your survivability by a huge margin. Taking the talent Festival of Blood increases your spell vamp so you’ll effectively be restoring your health whenever you deal damage.
- The best battle spells to use on Jawhead are Retribution, if you’re jungling, and Flicker, if you’re laning.
- Jawhead’s effectiveness is tied to his capability to stick to his targets. If he can’t stick to his targets, he is practically useless. Which is why heroes that can peel him away are hard counters to Jawhead. Heroes like Chou, Baxia, and Nana are heroes that can severely counter Jawhead and limit his effectiveness.
So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know on how to play Jawhead in Mobile Legends. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite games. Have fun!