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Janna Statistics for RoestigeBiovork

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

Value
Average
Games Played
5
11
Win %
80
48
Kills
1.4
1.0
Assists
15.2
14.0
Deaths
3.0
4.6
KA:D Ratio
5.5
3.2
Gold Earned
11.3K
9.4K
Creep Score
19.4
17.3
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Flash because its flash.

I always take exhaust because it gives a nice slow,AS reduction and dmg reduction ! Unlike ignite, Exhaust is good during the laning phase, mid and late game.
Ignite: You can take ignite but exhoust will nearly always be the better option! 

New Runes Back to Top

Summon%20Aerie.png?width=64 Summon Aery is great for poking & shielding alike. This is definitely my most used page on Janna. 
Manaflow%20Band.png?width=64 Greatly decreases mana problems. Great rune.
Celerity.png?width=64 Celerity is great on Janna because it scales with movement speed. +3% MS & 8% of your bonus MS will be added to your AP. 
Scorch.png?width=64 Scorch is a must when you take Summon Aery. Janna's W sowthewind.png is exellent poke combined with scorch and Summon Aery & Manaflow Band. 


SECONDARY TREE:

Personal favorite choice


Font%20of%20Life.png?width=64 Janna frequently impairs enemy movement with her W and Q. Bonus healing is always nice.
Revitalize.png?width=64 5% stronger heals and shields, 15% stronger when allies are below 40% health. pretty self explanatory why this is a great rune for Janna.



Other Viable Option
Magical%20Footwear.png?width=32 Free boots! +10 movement speed on boots. 
Cosmic%20Insight.png?width=32 +5% CDR on everything. I really like the item cdr on this!


Guardian.png?width=64 I really only take Guardian against high-burst enemy champions like Zed, Talon etc.. Guardian has saved my adc's life from an assassin's burst many times! Take INSPIRATION as secondary tree (see ^)

Abilities Back to Top

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

Janna's Q can stop every dash/jump if you use it properly! Using it at the right time will probably prevent the enemies from getting a double kill when you are getting ganked! REMEMBER: Your Q can't stop Abilities like Malphite ult,Vi ult etc.


Don't spam your Q, it has a high mana cost + cooldown. It's quite easy to dodge so don't try to use it for long ranged poke.

Q escape tip : 
When trying to run from chasing enemies, charge a Q in the direction you're going as they will likely use the same route. It will also increase the knockup time because the tornado charges for a longer time.


Wsowthewind.png combined with Scorch and Summon Aery is cheap poke!

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Try to get one whenever you can!
    Get a sweeping lens when you've completed the ward quest. Upgrade at level 9.

Core Items

    Janna's FIRST AID KIT Item! +20% heal/shield power is great on Janna! This is an excellent item for every ap support really. Also, it's a must buy when facing high-CC champions like Nautilus and Leona so you can cleanse their CC.
    This is what a final build could look like.
    Amazing item! I get it *most* of the time. The +10% shield power is good. Particularly good when your adc is reliant on attack speed. Vayne, Kalista, Tristana, ashe, Kog Maw. I love this item.
    Janna's FIRST AID KIT Item! Great AoE shield which is the main reason this item is useful. MUST BUY when facing champions that deal a great amount of AoE damage like Brand, Lux, Katarina. MR/ARMOR stats will make you less squishy.
    Best starters Item for Janna. Must buy because it provides you with wards and it has some other nice stats.

Situational Items

    Rabadon's scales really well with Mejai's. It will give you ALOT more AP > Shield/heal OP. But it's really expensive and you want to buy this as your last item if you bought mejais.
    This item basically is AP Locked Of The Iron Solari but its passive is worse [in most situations] ,you can buy this item but i recommend buying locked. I can see this item being good when you don't need the extra AoE shield or when your enemies have alot of ap champions in their team, the promoted banner minions are immune to magic damage.Btw auras don't stack so make sure you dont buy both of them..
    Personal preference! Unlike Mobility boots, Swiftness Boots will always give you the full movement speed. I also like the 25% slow reduction on it! +55MS +25% slow reduction + W passive makes you almost impossible to catch!
    It's a very situational item and I never buy it. Neither do I recommend it on Janna.
    Buy Banshee's when you need alot of MR,this can be really usefull too when playing vs: Blits,Thresh,Malphite etc ..
    Defensive option. If you really need the extra armor, this is a good item. -20% damage from AA crits. Particularly good against Yasuo, Draven, Trynda.
    It's always nice to shield, and instantly heal allies at the same time, but you should only build this item when you know you can harras with your AA without getting burst down or grabbed by blitzcrank, Thresh etc etc.
    Janna's FIRST AID KIT Item! Good buy. The AoE heal combined with your ult and Locket Solari can turn the tides of battle easily!
    +115 MS when out of combat for 5 seconds. With these boots you'll be flying across the map! Great in combination with the rune Celerity.
    Twin shadows is back! Bonus AP and MS is always nice, but the active is what I like most about this item. 2 Ghosts that can slow for 40% up to 5 seconds based on the distance it traveled. Great for scouting or catching out of position enemies.

The build path is mostly different depending on what the enemy team composition is like, so it's very hard to actually give you one.

I noticed there's some kind of patern I usually use when choosing which item to buy, usually it's kind of like this:
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4th-6th items:

  3190.png or  3222.png    //   3905.png  or 3174.png    //   3107.png   //   3143.png



3107.png Redemption can be a good first item if your adc doesn't benefit off of Ardent Censor


Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Alistar
    Easy
  • Annie
    Easy
  • Bard
    Easy
  • Blitzcrank
    Medium
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Braum
    Easy
  • Janna
    Hard
  • Karma
    Medium
  • Leona
    Easy
  • Lulu
    Easy
  • Lux
    Easy
  • Nami
    Easy
  • Sona
    Medium
  • Tahm Kench
    Easy
  • Taric
    Easy
  • Thresh
    Medium
  • Zilean
    Easy
  • Zyra
    Easy

VS

Alistar

Easy

You can interrupt his Wheadbutt.png and mess up his combo.

VS

Annie

Easy

Not too hard, you can stay out of range & negate Annie's burst

VS

Bard

Easy

VS

Blitzcrank

Medium

VS

Brand

Medium

VS

Braum

Easy

VS

Janna

Hard

VS

Karma

Medium

VS

Leona

Easy

You can stop leonas leonazenithblade.png E by using your Q!

VS

Lulu

Easy

VS

Lux

Easy

VS

Nami

Easy

VS

Sona

Medium

VS

Tahm Kench

Easy

VS

Taric

Easy

VS

Thresh

Medium

VS

Zilean

Easy

VS

Zyra

Easy

Gameplay Back to Top

JANNA GAMEPLAY IN A NUTSHELL

EARLY GAME you just want to play safe as Janna,you dont deal alot of dmg so most other supports will out-damage you.. However,you still want to proc Aery for pokeSummon%20Aerie.png?width=32! Go for early trades but make sure you don't take anydamage. When you launch your AA you want to shield eyeofthestorm.png yourself before your AA hits the enemy, this will give your AA more damage because of the ad ratio on your shield, you can AA 2-3 times before the shield runs out of time. Using your sowthewind.pngzephyr for Aery procs is recommended, AA-W-AA.. I dont recommend using howlinggale.png Howling Gale for poking the enemies, your Q charges slowly which gives the enemies more than enough time to dodge it.. It also has a really high mana cost so spamming this will force you to back,dont use Q for poke !

MID GAME-LATE GAME  Engaging with Janna is really hard since they nerfed her Q range on instant cast, you want to bait the enemies to engage on you because Janna is the Queen of Disengage ! Also, do NOT forget to keep the dragon warded ! You should always ward the area in front of dragon since alot of Junglers/mid laners will take this route to gank bot lane. When in a fight, ALWAYS shieldeyeofthestorm.png your carry ! Even when you're about to die [There are some exeptions] because im pretty sure you already used your abilities when you're about to die so now you couldn't do much more anyways, now its up to your adc so shield him ! The extra AD from your shield is massive late game with some AP so you shielding an AD champion is most efficient, your ADC is the best option in most cases.

ULT INSEC:
This is very situational, and its somewhat tricky to do ! If you want to insec you usually have to use your Flash too.. For example: You and your adc are comming back to lane, the enemies are pushing really hard and are standing on the edge of tower range while attacking the tower, you can see that your adc is nearby you flash 4.pngbehind them and reapthewhirlwind.png them into your tower where your adc kills them.. Make sure you use your 3905.png if you've got the item before you flash !! This is really important because this will slow the enemies which will prevent them from walking away ! If you dont stand 100% behind the enemy champion you will knock them slightly to the left or right ! Make sure you stand perfectly in place. 

Marksman synergies Back to Top

Remember: The ''Worst Marksman'' tier only means that other adc's have better synergy with Janna.It does not mean that they are a bad adc. Also, this list is based on own experience.

GODLIKE TIER :18.png  67.png  429.png  119.png  29.png
429.pngIf you master Janna you can make some pretty awesome plays with Kalista's ultkalistaR.png,when she ults you can jump on the enemies,when they're knocked into the air you walk behind them and ultreapthewhirlwind.png them into your tower/adc :)
119.pngOoh gosh those crits! Your E adds MASSIVE early game damage to Draven!dravenspinning.png [My favorite]
67.pnganna can give vayne the protection she needs, Janna's E also gives a nice dmg boost to vaynes Tumblevaynetumble.png

OKAY TIER:21.png  51.png  15.png   222.png  22.png  96.png
222.pngOverall just a good adc to have as Janna
21.pngMissFortune is known for her early game/lane bully power but she has low self peel!Janna can give her the protection she needs.Janna's shield works really well with MF's Q in lane,just shield MF when she q's your enemies and you'll see ;]
51.pngJanna's E will give caitlyn extra poke damage,her AA range + E is great for poking the enemies down.
96.pngKog Maw is REALLY strong late game, but he's very immobile so Janna can give kog the protection he needs.

MEH TIER :42.png81.png
I feel like Corki,ezreal and Twitch are not that great in combination with Janna.There are alot better options
42.png:He doesn't have the highest AD scalings so Janna's E won't work at its full potentional.
81.png:Ezreal is a very slipery champion, he doesn't need Janna's protection and since Janna is made to provide protection to your adc you can see where this is going.. Good adc, but there are better supports for Ez.

PROS AND CONS Back to Top

CONS:

Somewhat squishy
Low damage
Low range
Bad engage
Sometimes your ult does more bad, than good
Some people find her passive playstyle rather boring>?

PROS:
Very strong disengage
Very strong Shield with AD ratio  [Can be used on towers!When an enemy is trying to execute under tower and you can't get in range,just shield the tower and you'll get the kill! This doesn't work with minions]
Huge AoE heal
High MS
Great at saving Allies
Decent poke with Aery Summon%20Aerie.png?width=32

About me Back to Top

Heyo :D I'm victoriousturtle! I consider myself a mid/support main, but my best champion is by far Janna. I love everything about her kit and playstyle. Other than Janna, I also really enjoy playing Lux and Katarina, as well as other supports like Nami and Sona.

REMEMBER that I am nowhere near a pro player, this guide is purely based on my LoL knowledge I gained over the past 5 years, common sense and my experience playing Janna. I've also done a fair bit of research on Janna guides a few years ago.



Here is an idea of the champions i like :P  ef4fd3a11a6fe6603b403a09bae3889b.png




Proud owner of all honor ribbons ! [Update: RIP ribbons]Blue honor ribbon.pngGreen honor ribbon.png

Thanks for visiting my Janna Guide! Back to Top

Hey! This is my first guide. All feedback is welcome, if you don't like this guide, please tell me why ! And if you do, please do too ;)

If there's anything you want to tell or ask me, just comment, I try to check regularly!
Also, English isn't my mother tongue but I tried my best ! If you found my guide useful please give it a thumbsup and subsribe ! Oh wait, this ain't youtube. Thank you all for visiting my build :3


Also,I'm working at a Sona and Nami build atm,come check it out if you're interested :D 

SONA: http://www.lolking.net/guides/374551/preview (outdated)

NAMI: http://www.lolking.net/guides/391243/preview  (outdated)                                                                                  
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