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Janna Statistics for Krypture

Author's performance with Janna compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
92
7
Win %
53
46
Kills
1.0
1.5
Assists
14.9
12.7
Deaths
3.4
5.1
KA:D Ratio
4.7
2.8
Gold Earned
9.2K
8.5K
Creep Score
15.6
20.6
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

Why 3.png?

3.png targets enemy champion, reducing their movement speed and attack speed by 30%, their armor and magic resist by 10, and their damage dealt by 40% for 2,5 seconds.

Pick 3.png vs a bursty team comp (e.g.: 92.png107.png245.png104.png43.png);
Pick 3.png vs a bursty bot lane (e.g.: 119.png1.png)

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Why 14.png?

14.png Ignites an enemy champion, dealing 50 + (20  × level) true damage over 5 seconds, applying Grievous Wounds and revealing them for the duration. The sight will not reveal stealth champions.

Pick 14.png vs a high sustain team comp (e.g.: 36.png106.png50.png67.png16.png);
Pick 14.png vs a support with heals (e.g.: 267.png16.png37.png) or vs a marksman who needs lots of life steal (e.g.: 429.png67.png).

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Why 4.png?


4.png Teleports your champion a short distance (425) toward your cursor's location.

You should always pick 4.png, it's great for escapes and good for 4.pngreapthewhirlwind.png plays.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Ferocity:

I don't think it's worth getting points in the Ferocity Tree, because your main goal is utility combined with offense aka Cunning, and some defense aka Resolvearrow-10x10.png.


Cunning:

Get 5 points at Wanderer, once you'll need the bonusarrow-10x10.png movement speed while roaming, and getting Savagery will kinda be useless, once you won't farm.
Better get that Secret Stash, Runic Affinity won't be as good as a biscuit. You won't get buffs that early (or maybe never) and the biscuit makes your pots last longer, and instantly restore 20 hp and 10 mana.
Meditation will be better than Merciless, you want to have some mana, and dealing some bonusarrow-10x10.png damage as Janna won't be as effective.
As a non-farming support you want to get some goldarrow-10x10.png while in lane without stealing your adc's farm, and getting 3 gold while poking (you can only get the gold once every 5 secs). Dangerous Game won't be as good as Bandit because you shouldn't think you'll win lane 100%, and it's better getting gold every time a minion gets killed by your adc than thinking you'll have assists/kills while in lane.
You want to peel for your team often, so better get Intelligence, once your build might exceed the 40% cdr, and 5% is a lot. You won't deal much damage, so Precision might not be good.
Is there any optionarrow-10x10.png left? You're Janna, your shield is amazing, it gives the shielded champ bonusarrow-10x10.png ad, and with Windspeaker's Blessing your shields and heals will be 10% stronger, and increase your target's resistances by 15%. That's A LOT. Thunderlord's Decree seems so weak compared to Windspeaker's Blessing, damn! You're Janna, it's almost impossible to deal 30% max health of a champ within 2 seconds... Stormraider's Surge isn't an option for sure. Windspeaker's Blessing is just PERFECT on Janna.

Resolve:

Get 5 points in Recovery, once you won't build that much of resistances, making Unyielding almost useless.
Explorer and Tough Skin are both good, but you will probably roam, and getting 12 movement speed while in river it's A LOT, plus Wanderer, which gives you 3% movement speed out of combat. Explorer is the best option imo.
It was hard for me to choose between Runic Armor and Veteran's Scars, because getting 8% bonus on shields and heals on me will be great, but 4% total health is great aswell. I chose Runic Armor, but I need to test deeply between those two, and see what's better.
Insight is nice, but Perseverance is so damn strong. You'll look at your hp bar going up fast as hell. Great for staying in lane against a bully matchup (e.g.: 1.png51.png).

Abilities Back to Top

E
Q
W
E
E
R
E
W
E
W
R
W
W
Q
Q
R
Q
Q
Passive
Q
2
14
15
17
18
W
3
8
10
12
13
E
1
4
5
7
9
R
6
11
16

Why eyeofthestorm.png first?

Janna's kit is made to peel, protect, kite and poke... eyeofthestorm.png is the best ability to max first because it shields you/your teammate and gives the shielded champ bonusarrow-10x10.png AD, which means you'll give your adc 14 / 23 / 32 / 41 / 50 (+ 10% AP) ad whenever you shield him, allowing you to winarrow-10x10.png trades and possibly getting a kill.

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Why sowthewind.png second?


sowthewind.png's passive is perfect if you want to roam, and the active is great to poke.
You can poke with howlinggale.png aswell, but it will consume you more mana than sowthewind.png and deal less damage.

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Don't forget to upgrade reapthewhirlwind.png at levels 6, 11 and 16!


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Level 2



I usually upgrade howlinggale.png at level 2 because you'll possibly get ganked. Even though you don't get ganked I recommend taking howlinggale.png level 2 if you're against a strong level 2 bot lane (e.g.: 104.png89.png). Use your Q to cancel Leona's leonazenithblade.png.
But you can still go sowthewind.png level 2 if you want to poke them and you feel like you're not going to die.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Start with this if you're going agressive
    start this if you're going passive
    Don't forget to read author notes
    Dilemma between these 2 in Author Notes

Core Items

    you should get this at your first back
    I like to buy these boots. The other ones don't look that fancy
    don't forget to upgrade your trinket at level 9!
    your build should look like this vs a full ad team
    This is how your build should look like if you're against a high magic damage team
    i get this item 90% of my games, it's simply great

Situational Items

    other defensive items you can buy
    Other Offensive items you can buy
    get this item if you're stomping and if you're getting assists/kills every 2 seconds
    I don't usually buy this

Starting items:


Start  3303.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png if you're going to play agressive. 3303.png gives you 10 extra damage and 5 goldarrow-10x10.png on AAs and abilities.

Start 3301.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png if you're going to play passive. 3301.png gives you 3 goldarrow-10x10.png and restores 5 hp each time a nearby enemy minion dies that you didn't kill.


2031.png or 2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png?


Personally I don't like2031.png that much, even though it refills everytime you go b. Getting 4 of these 2003.png will be better for early game, once you want to stay in lane for some time, at least until you get enough goldarrow-10x10.png to buy Sightstone.


Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Alistar
    Medium
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Bard
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Hard
  • Braum
    Easy
  • Caitlyn
    Hard
  • Corki
    Medium
  • Draven
    Medium
  • Ezreal
    Easy
  • Graves
    Medium
  • Jinx
    Hard
  • Kalista
    Hard
  • Karma
    Easy
  • Kog'Maw
    Medium
  • Leona
    Medium
  • Lucian
    Medium
  • Lulu
    Hard
  • Lux
    Medium
  • Morgana
    Easy
  • Nami
    Hard
  • Nautilus
    Medium
  • Quinn
    Easy
  • Sivir
    Medium
  • Sona
    Hard
  • Soraka
    Medium
  • Tahm Kench
    Easy
  • Taric
    Easy
  • Thresh
    Medium
  • Tristana
    Medium
  • Twitch
    Easy
  • Varus
    Easy
  • Vayne
    Medium
  • Zilean
    Easy
  • Zyra
    Hard

VS

Alistar

Medium

This is a skill matchup. If you manage to cancel his W with your tornado it may be an easy lane. If you can't, then you might be in trouble.

Don't be afraid to poke him, and when you think he'll W just use your Q, it's not that hard to cancel it.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png.
Playstyle: agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Annie

Hard

Annie is a big problem to Janna... You can shield her Q, but you can't shield her W and her Tibbers with stun. When you want to go for your ult, you might already be dead.



Starting items: 3301.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png
Playstyle: REALLY passive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Gold per 10/Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 0/9/21

VS

Ashe

Easy

I've never had trouble laning vs Ashe. It's an easy matchup imo.

Poke her a lot, watch out for her passive, you're still squishy.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Bard

Easy

It's an easy matchup, you outrange him, outtrade him, and you have more cc than him. If you don't get hit by his Q you will be fine playing one handed vs him.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Blitzcrank

Hard

This matchup will be hard if you get by his hooks, and once you're squishy you'll possibly burn any summoner spell or just die. Try to stay behind your minions and dodge his hooks, once you're a mobile champ you might dodge it easily.


Starting items: 3301.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png
Playstyle: Passive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Gold per 10/Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 0/9/21

VS

Braum

Easy

Not a big problem, but he's annoying. If he hits a Q on you and his adc is 236.png, you'll probably be forced to flash, so yeah, try to dodge his Qs.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Caitlyn

Hard

Caitlyn is such a nasty champion with a nasty range... If you get hit by her passive you can say goodbye to your hp. She has a retarded range, when you're going to AA her once she AAs you twice and Qs you in the face. Just focus on protecting your adc.



Starting items: 3301.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png
Playstyle: Passive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Gold per 10 Quints
Masteries: 0/9/21

VS

Corki

Medium

He's easy to beat until level 6. After level 6 he gets stronger, and you're squishy. Try to kill him early game and you might be fine after 6. You can cancel his W with your Q.



Starting items: 3301.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive until level 6
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Draven

Medium

He's one of the reasons Janna needs health runes. His AAs with his Q hurt a lot. You can wreck him though, just Q him when he tries to catch his axe. If he fails, feel free to harrass him, if he doesn't, wait for him to fail.



Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Ezreal

Easy

This blondie doesn't scare me at all... If you stay behind your minions it will be impossible to get hit by his Q.

Wait for him to E so you can all in on him, and either burn one of his summoner spells or get a kill on him.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Graves

Medium
You have 475 range, Graves has 525. It's not much of a difference. You can AA him when he goes for a last hit. Watch out for his E AA Q, it hurts a lot and you're squishy.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Jinx

Hard
You have 475 range, Jinx has 525, but don't forget she can get 600/625/650/675/700 range in 1 click, and AA you to death. She deals lots of damage, you should avoid fighting her, just make sure you protect your adc.


Starting items: 3301.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png
Playstyle: Passive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Gold per 10 Quints
Masteries: 0/9/21

VS

Kalista

Hard
I hate playing against Kalista. It's simply annoying. It's hard for you to hit your Q with success, because Kalista never stops moving, and she's able to harrass you during laning phase. Protect your adc, avoid getting hit and wait for her to make a mistake or a gank.


Starting items: 3301.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png
Playstyle: Passive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Gold per 10 Quints
Masteries: 0/9/21

VS

Karma

Easy
Karma isn't a problem, it's easy to shield her Q. You can win trades if you shield her Q, and when she uses W, Q her and get away.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Kog'Maw

Medium
Kog'Maw is strong, but you can poke him when he goes for a last hit. When he activates his W he gets 630/650/670/690/710 range, and he deals bonus magic damage. When it goes on cooldown (17 seconds) feel free to poke him more often. 


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Leona

Medium
Skill matchup. You'll have an easy lane if you manage to cancel every single E, and disengage at the right time. If not I'd recommend you to go 0/9/21 and play passive.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Lucian

Medium
You can poke him when he goes for a last hit. Try to dodge his Qs, and you will do fine. At level 6 you can cancel his ult with your Q or ult.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Lulu

Hard
Lulu is such a pain in the ass. I hate playing against Lulu, she deals decent damage, and her laugh just makes me want to kill her. Avoid fighting her, just protect your adc and avoid dying.


Starting items: 3301.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png
Playstyle: Passive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Gold per 10/Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 0/9/21

VS

Lux

Medium
I put Lux in Medium and not Easy because of her snare. If she lands the snare on you it will be hard for you to get out of there alive. She deals some nice damage, combined with her adc's damage it's a tough matchup. But if you dodge her snares it is an easy lane. 


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Morgana

Easy
Whenever Morgana tries to bind you, just shield yourself. 
As obvious, you want to focus her adc, and she'll probably black shield her adc. When it goes on cooldown and she ults you, laugh at her and ult before you get stunned by her ult.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Nami

Hard
I struggle vs Nami 80% of the games. She's really good, she can outdamage you, outsustain you, she wins all ins... You'll have a hard time against her.


Starting items: 3301.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png
Playstyle: Passive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Gold per 10/Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 0/9/21

VS

Nautilus

Medium
Never played against him as Janna, but he might be a headache if he hooks you or your adc. Stay behind your minions and he won't be able to do much.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Passive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Quinn

Easy
I haven't seen a Quinn in months... She doesn't seem like a big problem. Try to cancel her E, it is really hard, but not impossible. If she ults to get near you or your adc, just ult the birdy away.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Sivir

Medium
Sivir might be a problem against you, but only if it's a good Sivir player. You can bait her spell shield by standing next to her or AAing her, she'll probably spell shield one of your AAs. When she does that, feel free to poke her a lot.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Sona

Hard
Sona hurts a lot. A good Sona will get you praying for the laning phase to end. She can zone you out, outdamage and outsustain you. She has strong all ins aswell. Playing passive against her and waiting for a gank to go agressive will be the best option to this lane.


Starting items: 3301.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png
Playstyle: Passive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Gold per 10/Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 0/9/21

VS

Soraka

Medium
Soraka is squishy as hell. At trades in bot lane you should focus Soraka, if you focus her adc she can heal him really quick. Force her to b or kill her. Her E silences you, don't forget it. You should be fine if you dodge her Qs.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Tahm Kench

Easy
If you stay behind your minions he won't be able to do ANYTHING. It's an easy matchup imo.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Taric

Easy
The only thing Taric has is a stun... and gems. Your main job is to keep a distance from Taric, as long as his W hurts a bit. But he won't be a problem.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Thresh

Medium
Thresh is a strong pick and he's usually picked. Stay behind your minions if you don't want to get hooked. If he hooks your adc and dashes to him, try to cancel it with your Q.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Tristana

Medium
Tristana is really strong, but you can counter her easily. If she wants to W next to you, you have one job: cancel it with your Q. And get ready to shield whoever gets targeted by her E.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Twitch

Easy
Never played against Twitch, but he might be an easy matchup if you carry a pink ward with you, or if you're level 9 (you should have oracle's lens once you get 9).


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Varus

Easy
Varus isn't that strong, and his Q is kind of predictable and slow, it's easy to dodge. He has no escapes, so it's easy to catch him and force him to flash.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Vayne

Medium
Vayne is really strong, but not as strong as late game. Whenever trading with her, make sure you don't get hit 3 times, because her W hurts a lot. At your first back don't forget to buy a pink ward, it counters her A LOT.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Cooldown Reduction/Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Zilean

Easy
Zilean doesn't look like a problem, as long as you have flat magic resist glyphs. He's like Tristana, but Zilean is an old man with beard. When he ults let him "escape" with low hp, and when his ult goes off feel free to kill him. Same goes to his adc.


Starting items: 3303.png2003.png2003.png2004.png2004.png3340.png
Playstyle: Agressive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 9/0/21

VS

Zyra

Hard
Ugh, I hate this matchup. She deals lots of damage, and she has some decent AoE cc. She's squishy though. Try to nuke her early game with your early game.
AND WATCH OUT FOR HER PASSIVE.


Starting items: 3301.png2003.png2003.png2003.png2003.png3340.png
Playstyle: Passive
Runes: Armor Marks, Health Seals, Flat Magic Resist Glyphs, Gold per 10/Ability Power Quints
Masteries: 0/9/21

SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE Back to Top

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