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Jhin Statistics for Nuzzles Bulge

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

Value
Average
Games Played
38
7
Win %
50
44
Kills
9.0
6.0
Assists
8.7
7.9
Deaths
6.5
5.5
KA:D Ratio
2.7
2.5
Gold Earned
14.4K
11.5K
Creep Score
222.8
180.8
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Okay guys, this is my first guide so just bear with me here. Hey, my name is Sir Wolfie, I'm a mid / adc main who has completely fallen in love with Jhin. Currently, I have 150k points with him, but I plan on getting one million with him before this year ends. 


So starting off, I prefer to play Jhin Mid over adc, he has so much poke and no other mid laner can dish out as much damage as him in the early levels.

4.png This spell is absolutely needed on Jhin to even play him, he has such low mobility that if you don't take this it'll be a miracle if you don't go 0/11 and get camped to hell


21.pngI take this spell mid just for baiting potential, its very good on him Mid and helps you survive the early burst of some mages (Leblanc) or assassins (Talon / Zed)

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Okay so there are a little bit of stuff you can run with Jhin.


Just please, for all of us, don't take battle fever on him, he literally scales the worst in the game with it. 

If you want a more bursty early game, go for Thunderlords, I always run Deathfire just because lategame your W will be adding 200 magic damage over time, same with every ult bullet, you can also run Secret stash if you wanna play more passive. 


Abilities Back to Top

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

Okay so this is basically what I run for my spells, alot of people talk alot of shit about me for taking jhinE.png as my 8th spell but let me explain why. This trap early games does nothing but offer a mediocre slow. If I accidently level it I throw it in choke points on the map. It doesn't do much damage (early game does about 80) and isn't that great till you get later on. I personally love leveling jhinQ.png and jhinW.png evenly, the farming utility with Q and the more damage + longer root on W is just too good for me to pass up. Although, if you don't like this you can just take jhinE.png at level 4, its totally up to you but this is just how I run it



Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    For Farm Lane
    For Aggressive Lane

Core Items

    If your laner is ap
    If your laner is AD
    Should rush these down ASAP
    this comes after your Statikk
    No other boot really offers as much as this does on Jhin

Situational Items

    Full Build Example
    You can rush this after maw
    for zed or high utility
    IF THE GAME DRAGS OUT VERY LONG THIS SHOULD BE YOUR FULL BUILD

So, its easier to just explain this and my build path down here


3140.png - Always rush this down if you're going versus 238.png , if you don't you'll get dumpstered

3156.png - This item is absolutely AMAZING on Jhin, lifeline is REALLY strong on him, rush this against EVERY AP midlaner


3087.png / 3094.png - With the recent changes to Rapidfire, statikk is much better on Jhin, helps with his wave clear and so much more

3031.png - ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL ON JHIN, this should be your rush after you get Maw or QSS


3046.png - ALL OF THE STATS FROM THIS ITEM IS AMAZING ON JHIN, it gives him so much increased damage while increasing survivability.

3508.png - Infinite Mana and CDR? Whats not to love about this item really.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Ahri
    Medium
  • Akali
    Easy
  • Anivia
    Easy
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Aurelion Sol
    Hard
  • Azir
    Hard
  • Brand
    Medium
  • Cassiopeia
    Hard
  • Cho'Gath
    Hard
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Ekko
    Hard
  • Fizz
    Hard
  • Heimerdinger
    Medium
  • Karma
    Hard
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • LeBlanc
    Easy
  • Lissandra
    Easy
  • Lulu
    Hard
  • Lux
    Easy
  • Malzahar
    Hard
  • Orianna
    Hard
  • Swain
    Hard
  • Twisted Fate
    Easy
  • Viktor
    Medium

VS

Ahri

Medium

This matchup is pretty much skill based, if you don't dodge her champ constantly you will lose lane, but if once you get past that you'll win, and don't even try ulting her, she'll dodge all your bullets with spirit dash if its up.

VS

Akali

Easy

Pre 6 you just dumpster on her, grab a pink for her shroud and just poke her down, come back with hexdrinker and she won't be able to do anything to you, even when she gets ult just get to your third auto, if she jumps auto w q auto and run away

VS

Anivia

Easy

Pre 6 you destroy, just watch out for her flashfrost.png, and try not to get too close for her wall or you'll be easy pickings for the jungler

VS

Annie

Hard

Pretty tough matchup for you early, she'll just get her stun up and Q, W you, and if you don't have hexdrinker before she hits 6 then she'll just all in burst delete you. Play safe vs her and just try and force her to use Q to farm when her stun is up.

VS

Aurelion Sol

Hard

His w outranges you, tons of damage via his ult and orbitting stars, this guy just destroys you, farm with your q and play safe or get roflstomped

VS

Azir

Hard

This is a tough matchup for Jhin, Azir can poke you safely while only able to be hit by your W, try and just farm with your Q and poke him with your fourth bullet, once you get maw he'll be a little easier just watch out for azirR.png pushing you back into tower.

VS

Brand

Medium

Depending on the Brand and how well you're able to dodge his brandfissure.png and brandblaze.png this could go either way, its mostly a skill matchup but once you get Maw you'll melt him.

VS

Cassiopeia

Hard

If you get too close she'll just poison you and spam her cassiopeiatwinfang.png on you all day, if you see her use her cassiopeiamiasma.png and recently her Q you can run in for poke or for farm, as they have a little long on the CD, even through your Maw she'll still do a ton of damage to you, play safe and wait for help from the jungler

VS

Cho'Gath

Hard

Cho absolutely destroys Jhin with his combination of slows and massive true damage, just play farm lane vs him and don't try to fight him face to face, especially once he gets feast.png

VS

Diana

Easy

You destroy Diana early on, with her having 0 way to get to you, all you have to do is dodge her dianaQ.png and poke her down with your Grenade and fourth auto's, you should be able to kill her level 2 if you poke her down hard enough.

VS

Ekko

Hard

Ekko is a hard matchup for Jhin, all he has to do is ekkoE.png and steal your movespeed and you'll be finished for he can just sit on you and even if you burst him down his ult will be there to save him.

VS

Fizz

Hard

Being able to close to you, burst you down and dodge your auto's with his E, fizz is a very tough matchup for you, play safe and poke him down making your jhinQ.png bounce off minions, once you get Maw you can play a little more aggresively

VS

Heimerdinger

Medium

If the heimer is bad and groups his towers close, you can just throw grenades to kill them, play farm lane though, try and get your jhinQ.png to jump off minions to his towers and you'll be all good

VS

Karma

Hard

I've fought this matchup three times and eachtime i've gotten destroyed, being able to snare you then do a ton of damage with her karmaheavenlywave.png is tough, try and farm with jhinQ.png and you'll pull out fine

VS

Kassadin

Easy

You destroy kassadin through early and mid game, just poke him down with your fourth bullet, jhinQ.png and jhinW.png and you'll do just fine

VS

LeBlanc

Easy

If she leblancslide.png just through your jhinW.png where the marked place is and you'll land it 80% of the time, don't try ulting, you'll fail almost every time, play safe till hexdrinker and go ham on her

VS

Lissandra

Easy

Just play passive versus her... very passive, everytime theres a Lissandra mid you get camped by the jungler... really hard, don't take risks, if you see the jungler somewhere on the map go a little more ham but other than that play safe

VS

Lulu

Hard

Lulu's a hard matchup due to her insane poke and CC, you'll almost always get camped so just play under tower and farm with your grenades

VS

Lux

Easy

You completely destroy Lux, if she goes in with a binding, auto attack her, and W her, you're just in her attack range just don't use jhinR.png before she uses luxmalicecannon.png, it'll hit you almost everytime

VS

Malzahar

Hard

He'll just use his alzaharmaleficvisions.png on you when he gets the chance, and once he gets alzaharnethergrasp.png he'll just burst you through your maw, play safe vs malz and try and wait for help from jungler

VS

Orianna

Hard

Ori's poke does much much much more damage than yours early, just farm and don't attempt to make trades unless shes very recently usedorianaizunacommand.png

VS

Swain

Hard

Just absolutely destroys you with his poke, don't even attempt to outtrade him until you've atleast gotten maw, and even then i wouldn't try, swain absolutely dumpsters you

VS

Twisted Fate

Easy

You destroy twisted fate, just stay away from his pickacard.png and sidestep his wildcards.png get your fourth auto off on him when you can, safely, and poke him down 

VS

Viktor

Medium

Viktor is a semi tough matchup for Jhin, as long as you can farm safely with you're jhinQ.png and get him low enough to snipe him down with jhinR.png then you'll destroy him, until you have Maw play safe

Poking Combos Back to Top

So there are alot of ways you can poke on Jhin, here are a couple of my favorite ways.


jhinW.png - A long range damaging source with a magic damage DoT due to Deathfire touch? Can't go wrong poking with this


The best way to poke with Jhin is to get on your Third Bullet, run up to your poke target, auto them, throw out a jhinQ.png, instantly followup with jhinW.png and get your fourth auto off and run away, this'll usually leave people with half HP early on and is a very strong poke method

Another good way is to just throw your grenade on a group of almost dead minions with your laner near them, it does a good 100-200~ damage at level 1 and 3, very strong

and Finally, the best poke but hardest to pull off is to get your laner near a group of minions with your third bullet loaded, run up to them and shoot them, instantly throw your jhinQ.png on a minion it will kill and jhinW.png them for the root, then just shoot the fourth bullet for a huge chunk of their hp, this does massive damage but is hard to pull off.

End Back to Top

Thanks for reading the guide, if theres something you want me to add just ask in the comments and i'll get back to you ASAP, I hope more people come to realize Jhin is an AMAZING champion, and don't just call him shit off the bat. Good luck on the rift!

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