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by SilverNova

[2.3] ADVANCED JINX GUIDE

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July 12, 2021 10:55
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ADVANCED JINX GUIDE

Find out how to dominate your games by using this avanced jinx guide. Because well, the enemies "Gotta' die sometime!"

Jinx Build

Best Build Guide for Jinx

Starting Items
Long Sword
first recall
B.F. Sword
Cloak of Agility
Recurve Bow
Vampiric Scepter
Gluttonous Greaves
critical damage (offensive)
Infinity Edge
Runaan's Hurricane
Quicksilver Enchant
Rapid Firecannon
Bloodthirster
Mortal Reminder
attack speed (defensive)
Blade of the Ruined King
Runaan's Hurricane
Quicksilver Enchant
Infinity Edge
Phantom Dancer
Guardian Angel
flexible items
Maw of Malmortius
Statikk Shiv
Frozen Mallet

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Starter Items

  • Long SwordLong Sword is the best because it allows you to farm and poke efficiently

First Purchases (Offensive)

First Purchases (Defensive)

Critical Build (Offensive)

This build focuses a lot on being up in the face of your enemy and shredding through them with critical strikes and area of effect damage through Switcheroo!Switcheroo!

  • Infinity EdgeInfinity Edge is what you buy first because it gives you an insane amount of damage if you manage to crit. Jinx has a lot of attack speed built into her Switcheroo!Switcheroo! so therefore she doesn't really need any attack speed item as a first purchase.
  • Runaan's HurricaneRunaan's Hurricane is your most important power spike as it allows you to crit on multiple targets, and deal splash critical damage to anyone nearby. This is basically your bread and butter for dealing damage. This item is included in all of Jinx's builds, no matter how they look
  • Quicksilver EnchantQuicksilver Enchant is the only enchantment worth buying as it cleanses all CC and gives you a burst of movement speed which allows you to escape potential engages and all-ins. Stasis EnchantStasis Enchant isn't useful because you dodge one skill, but when you come out of it you are more than likely to just get nuked.
  • Rapid FirecannonRapid Firecannon is a perfect fit with your first two items, as it allows you to do even more damage but from a safer distance.
  • BloodthirsterBloodthirster is a good all-around item as you need a lot of life steal to stay alive, and it also grants a big amount of AD and a shield to save you from death.
  • Last item is flexible, but I typically go for Mortal ReminderMortal Reminder to pierce through fat tanks like MalphiteMalphite and AlistarAlistar

Attack Speed (Defensive)

This build focuses on staying alive, meaning that it includes shields, revives, and more. With this build you just want to stay behind your team and attack whoever is closest.

  • Blade of the Ruined KingBlade of the Ruined King is a strong early purchase as it gives you more room to kite and catch-up to enemies that are running away. On top of that, it grants you life steal to survive your lane and a decent amount of attack speed to stack with the rest of your build.
  • Runaan's HurricaneRunaan's Hurricane is your most important power spike as it allows you to crit on multiple targets, and deal splash critical damage to anyone nearby. This is basically your bread and butter for dealing damage. This item is included in all of Jinx's builds, no matter how they look.
  • Quicksilver EnchantQuicksilver Enchant is the only enchantment worth buying as it cleanses all CC and gives you a burst of movement speed which allows you to escape potential engages and all-ins. Stasis EnchantStasis Enchant isn't useful because you dodge one skill, but when you come out of it you are more than likely to just get nuked.
  • Infinity EdgeInfinity Edge gives you an insane amount of damage if you manage to crit. You already have two attack speed items, so after buying IE you should be popping off.
  • Phantom DancerPhantom Dancer is only bought because it gives you a shield while Statikk ShivStatikk Shiv just gives damage. You want to survive, so you buy PD.
  • Guardian AngelGuardian Angel is your second chance if you screw up during team fights. Only buy it if you feel like you won't get instantly popped after coming back to life. Otherwise, buy a flexible item.

Flexible Items

Jinx Runes

Best Runes for Jinx

Keystone
Conqueror
Conqueror
Domination
Gathering Storm
Gathering Storm
Resolve
Loyalty
Loyalty
Inspiration
Pack Hunter
Pack Hunter

Conqueror

  • Consistant damage, and fast stacks. Best rune you can take.

Gathering Storm

  • I like this rune because Jinx is most powerful at 2 items, at which point this rune will give you more AD than any other. You can also take brutal if you prefer early game domination.

Loyalty

  • Works really well in the dragon lane as you are 2, meaning that you get extra armor/magic resistance all the time

Pack Hunter

  • Works really well in the dragon lane as you are 2, meaning that if you get a kill/assist then you both get gold
  • P.S: SWEET TOOTH IS ALSO REALLY GOOD!

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Get Excited!
Get Excited! - Passive
Switcheroo!
Switcheroo!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Zap!
Zap!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Flame Chompers!
Flame Chompers!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Super Mega Death Rocket!
Super Mega Death Rocket!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Barrier
Take barrier if your support is willing to take heal.
Heal
Take heal if your support takes ignite/exhaust
Flash
Flash is a must have. Always take it.

Jinx Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Ashe
Easy
Ashe
Miss Fortune
Easy
Miss Fortune
Vayne
Easy
Vayne
Ezreal
Medium
Ezreal
Varus
Medium
Varus
Draven
Hard
Draven
Jhin
Hard
Jhin
Tristana
Hard
Tristana
Kai'sa
Skill
Kai'sa

All she can do is spam VolleyVolley to poke you, and then try to kill you with Enchanted Crystal ArrowEnchanted Crystal Arrow . If you stay behind minions, she won't be able to do anything. You have longer range, and more damage.

However, if she does get fed then don't try to fight her because she has powerful slows through Frost ShotFrost Shot .

Jinx

Synergies

LuluLulu - Pix deals magical damage every time you attack someone. This means you are now an AP/AD Critical Burst Machine with Crazy Attack Speed. Lulu also gives you increased movement speed, attack speed, and shields which is the best dream you'll ever have as it allows you to fight anyone in the game as long as lulu is next to you.

NamiNami - Nami is really powerful because of Tidecaller's BlessingTidecaller's Blessing which causes your attacks to deal magical damage and slow the enemy. This is super useful for Switcheroo!Switcheroo! as it allows you to shred through enemies while they are slowed. On top of that, she is also an excellent healer and has good CC with Aqua PrisonAqua Prison and Tidal WaveTidal Wave . Overall a very powerful pick with Jinx.

SonaSona - Sona is an early game bully and a late-game monster. She has shields, heals, damage, and a long stun that can turn a fight around. As long as you don't feed early, you should come out as a very powerful duo.

BraumBraum - Braum is only decent because of your attack speed and Concussive BlowsConcussive Blows . He is a good support for disengaging and engaging but isn't able to heal or shield you.

SorakaSoraka - Soraka is generally very weak right now, and won't be able to do much if e.g. an OlafOlaf or ShyvanaShyvana engages on you.Especially if they have grievious wounds

BlitzcrankBlitzcrank - Doesn't do anything apart from hooking. If he lands a really nice hook then you might get a kill but apart from that, he won't be able to do anything to protect you.

JannaJanna - Janna is decent, but only if she knows how to use Howling GaleHowling Gale . Her shield is strong, and her ultimate is also very powerful. However, Janna herself is very squishy. With that being said, she will more than likely die very quickly in a team fight and therefore leave you vulnerable. She has poor scaling into the mid and late game and only shines when roaming to other lanes. So highly depends on Janna user. Can be terrible, but also very powerful.

LuxLux + SeraphineSeraphine - Hit or miss. If they land their abilities often, then they are insanely powerful. If they don't, then they are terrible.

Comments
Look at the nice things other people said!
iNTACT
7 months ago
Im adc main, currently im in plat1. According to u should i be adc main or i should fill? Cause i see most challenger players fill.
SilverNova
7 months ago
You need to know how to play all roles in order to climb above Diamond. Platinum/Emearld is hard to get out of, so the better you are at all roles, the faster you'll be climbing.
RiAnnLiVE
8 months ago
Awesome thanks for this insane detailed guide.
SilverNova
8 months ago
No worries! If you have any questions about this guide, or have any suggestions for further improvements then please let me know =D