Well the leak is out, and looks like our hotshot from Piltover will be sporting a hammer that transforms into a gun. Along with some very, very interesting abilities.
NOTE: None of the information below is finalized until RIOT posts an official announcement regarding his abilities. While we are fairly certain this is his kit, it is not a 100% guarantee that this is what we will see on release. Ability names, numbers, and effects are all subject to change.
Well judging from the data below we can assume Jayce will be another bruiser for top lane. Although he could have some potential for jungling (Thunderclap AoE), his passive among other abilities would be going to waste. With strong mixed damage and being able to switch between melee and ranged he is going to be one tough contender in top lane.
Passive: Jayce gains 40 bonus Movespeed and ignores unit collision for 1.25 seconds after each shift.
Q – Thunderstrike: Deals magic damage based on % of target’s max HP and knocks target away.
W – Thunderleap: Jayce jumps to target location, dealing physical damage and applying a slow to all enemies hit.
E – Shift Cannon: Shifts into cannon form, gaining increased range and new abilities.
Q – Gate of Speed: Jayce summons an electrical gate boosting the Movespeed of teammates passing through. If Jayce’s ranged attacks pass through this gate, the projectiles gain damage/range/speed.
W- Energy Charge: Jayce charges himself with electricity, gaining attack speed for a few attacks.
E- Shift Hammer: Shifts into hammer form, gaining passive armor and magic resist and new abilities.
R- Lighting Field (Both forms): Passive: Jayce gains Mana on Auto attack. Active: Create a Lighting field dealing AoE damage over time. (Think Kennen ultimate)
There you have it, number 100 looking pretty strong right now with powerful Hybrid damage and a solid kit. Once his ratios and base stats are found it will be easier to determine how capable he is of holding his own in top lane. Be sure to check back soon as we will have them posted once we find them.