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Jhin Statistics for ryanvan27

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

Value
Average
Games Played
120
6
Win %
58
43
Kills
8.3
6.0
Assists
8.6
7.9
Deaths
5.2
5.5
KA:D Ratio
3.3
2.5
Gold Earned
13.5K
11.5K
Creep Score
205.4
181.4
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

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You will be running Flash and Heal every game as botlane Jhin. The flexibility of Flash allows for creative outplays or pure mobility. You will have a support with you in the botlane so bringing heal will be very valuable as the health and speed burst will affect you and a teammate. You should always go heal unless the meta changes such as the ardent censor meta. Teleport is viable in higher ranks due to the safety net it provides and the useful quick rotation but I do not recommend running it unless you are in a 5 man or higher elo. 

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New Runes Back to Top

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Fleet Footwork and Sorcery will be the optimal setup for Jhin and sets him up for late game success. While FF has been nerfed multiple times, the lane sustain is still useful even if little. The movement speed burst, however, is important to set up potential 4th shot poke. FF also scales better than other options such as Arcane Comet, which can be used for a lane dominant style of play. You would want to pair FF with Overheal as any heals from FF or your support will give you a nice shield at 100% hp. You have the option to take Bloodline or Alacrity. This is mostly personal preference as the life steal synergizes with Overheal but Alacrity provides free AD and mobility down in the later game. Depending on the meta, both are optimal and you cannot go wrong choosing one over another. Sorcery as the secondary tree gives you an abundance of extra AD for late game insurance in both Gathering Storm and Celerity or Absolute Focus. 

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Abilities Back to Top

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Passive - Whisper jhinpassive.png 

Jhin's basic attacks use ammo and his attack speed cannot be improved except through growth by level up. Jhin can attack up to 4 times before reloading, with his final 4th shot critically striking for a percentage of the enemies missing health and providing extra movement speed. 
Jhin also gains extra scaling when you purchase attack speed or crit chance as it boosts a percentage of his AD.

Jhin's passive is what makes Jhin a unique and special ADC. Without the traditional high attack speed, Jhin puts more damage and utility in each of his auto attacks until his last auto. It is especially important to utilize the movement speed when you crit with Jhin as it makes an immobile ADC much more slippery. 


Q - Dancing Grenage jhinq.png

Jhin launches a grenade at an enemy dealing physical damage. The grenade bounces 4 times and increases the damage for each following bounce if it kills an enemy. 

Jhin's Q is his bread and butter poking and wave clear ability. You are going to want to level up Q first and max it at level 9. Remember to target low health minion in lanes to increase the damage of the final bounces to enemy champions. 


W - Deadly Flourish jhinw.png
Passive - Enemies damaged by Jhin or his allies, or inside a blooming jhine.png Lotus Trap are marked for 4 seconds.
Active - After a delay, Jhin fires a long-range shot, stopping at the first enemy champion hit, dealing physical damage and rooting them if they were marked. If Deadly Flourish jhinw.png hit an enemy champ, Jhin receives movement speed from his passive jhinpassive.png.

Use Deadly Flourish jhinw.png to catch out enemies and chain CC with your support in the bot lane. It is especially easy to hit this ability if the enemy champion was previously CC'd. Level this up at 2 and max it second. 


E - Lotus Trap jhine.png

Passive - Jhin summons a Lotus Trap jhine.png after he kills a champion
Active - Jhin throws out a trap that gives him vision and stays there for up to 2 minutes. If an enemy steps over the trap, the trap slows for 2 seconds before exploding for damage.

An often under appreciated and underutilized ability, use Lotus Trap at choke points and in bushes to provide vision and possibly damage. Treat them like budget wards in the early game and flank covers in the late game. Level this up at 4 and max them last. 


R - Curtain Call jhinr.png

Jhin begins channeling for up to 10 seconds where he can shoot 4 long ranged sniper shots. The bullets stop and slow when they hit an enemy champion. The 4th shot deals bonus missing health damage and also critically strikes.

Jhin's ultimate may be the most fun and powerful ultimates in the game. Even if you are not in range to help a fight, you can cast your ultimate to output massive damage or use this ability to pick off opponents. The versatility of this ability is limitless. You don't always have to fire your shots right away, take your time to visualize your opponent's dodging pattern will make it much easier to land your shots. Take this ability at level 6, 11 and 16. 

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Items Back to Top

Starting Items

Core Items

Situational Items

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Starting Items:

Buy boots and 4 potions if you are in poke lane which requires you to dodge skillshots. The added security of 4 potions allow you to stay in lane longer. Otherwise, you can go the standard start of Doran's Blade and 1 pot.


Core:

Most of the time you will be rushing Stormrazor, followed up with Rapid Fire Cannon and topped off with IE. The boots of choice will be Swiftness Boots for added mobility or Berserker Greaves for additional crit mobility and damage. 
This curve is stronger than most of the current crit ADC's which are stuck in a subpar position at the moment. This core build focuses a lot on mobility so remember to utilize the bonus movement speed whenever you crit an enemy. 

Situational:

A special case for the core build is often if you find yourself winning the lane hard in the early and the enemy team does not have many tanks. You can opt into rushing a Youmous Ghostblade which will spike your ability damage in the early to mid stages. Build RFC second and delay Stormrazor to third and IE to 4th item. To finish off builds, if the enemy team has lots of healing, build Mortal Reminder, otherwise, take LDR. Usually, you will also want a Mercurial Scimitar if the enemy team has CC but a Bloodthirster is a viable alternative.



Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Ashe
    Easy
  • Caitlyn
    Medium
  • Draven
    Hard
  • Jinx
    Easy
  • Kai'Sa
    Medium
  • Kalista
    Easy
  • Kog'Maw
    Easy
  • Lucian
    Medium
  • Miss Fortune
    Medium
  • Sivir
    Easy
  • Xayah
    Medium

VS

Ashe

Easy

Ashe is an immobile but long ranged ADC, she has a lot of utility to set up ganks and all-ins so beware. Other than that she doesn't have much presence so Jhin dictates the pace of the lane. Use this to your advantage.

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Caitlyn

Medium

Caitlyn is known as the quintessential lane bully with her long auto range and zone control abilities. You will need your support to capitalize on her over aggression and try to force an all-in when she overextends to poke you. Remember to dodge her abilities as one could lead to a massive combo.

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Draven

Hard

Ninja Tabi 3047.png are a must buy vs Draven. Focus on trading with 3rd + 4th shots instead of early clips as he can threaten an all in. Keep your distance away and only go in when your support lands CC or you receive a gank. 

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Jinx

Easy

Jinx is a fairly weak laner which scales into a formidable carry in the late game. Similar to Kog, you dictate the lane and can control how to play it out. Just remember you are put on a clock as she out scales you. 

VS

Kai'Sa

Medium

Kai'sa is a moderately strong laner that also scales insanely. The one major weakness she possesses is her short range, which is punishable in lane. If you or your support catch her out with CC she should always die. Focus on not getting hit by the enemy CC as Kai'sa can follow it up with her ult and passive stacks. Don't try to take any 1v1s against her.

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Kalista

Easy

Kalista is a very weak solo Q champion as she takes a lot of coordination to use her utility ultimate. Her overall kit is very weak in the current meta and does not do a lot of damage. Her laning is average at best but there are some very talented kalista players that can fully utilize her. Take the aggression in lane and you will outscale her. 

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Kog'Maw

Easy

Similar to Jinx, Kog'maw has a weak laning phase but will outscale Jhin with his on-hit build. With this in mind, putting pressure on Kog in lane is very helpful as it will delay his powerspike if shut down correctly. Try to play aggressive and call for ganks on a Kog lane.

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Lucian

Medium

Lucian is a strong ADC in the current meta that punishes immobile ADCs very well. You can trade against him in lane due to his short range but beware in the side waves as he can duel very well. Try to outscale Lucian and play more for teamfights.

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Miss Fortune

Medium

MF is a very strong lane bully currently due to her empowered Q chunking for almost half your health. To even stand a chance you will have to position away from the minion wave, denying her the opportunity to land a Q on you. She is quite immobile when her W is down so try to chain CC her. 

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Sivir

Easy

Sivir will most likely keep your wave perma pushed so there won't be much opportunities to trade unless you give up the push. Try to call for ganks when waves just arrive so Sivir is caught off guard with her short range. Try to also match her push as best as you can to deny her the bot priority she gains with the early push.

VS

Xayah

Medium

Xayah is a decent laner with short range that has to play around the placement of her feathers. As long as you respect the damage of her feathers and play accordingly, Jhin should win lane. Her late game can be better than Jhin if played right but if you look for the 4th shot in late game situations you can catch her off guard. 

Conclusion Back to Top

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Jhin is a very different and unique ADC to play and is also beginner friendly as he auto attacks much less than other ADCs. With a strong power level throughout the whole game, Jhin has a high floor and high cap. With many different builds, the flexibility Jhin provides alongside with utility is very important to a team composition. Whether he carries the team or plays in a supportive role, Jhin is a very strong pick when the enemy team is full of squishy champions (most of the time in soloq).

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