Janna Build Guide by trochoff
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Hello, I'm Trochoff and this is my very first guide on MobaFire. Currently I'm in Diamond IV division on EU Nordic&East server, fallen back from diamond II. I would like to share my guide to competetive Janna.
Pros / Cons
- Good poke with Eye Of The Storm
- Can defend turrets with Eye Of The Storm
- Safe warding with Howling Gale & Eye Of The Storm & Tailwind
- Good disengage with Howling Gale & Monsoon
- Good gank assisting with Howling Gale & Zephyr
- A good Monsoon in teamfight requires experience
- Squishy, can have trouble against burst lane
- Monsoon can be useless in AoE team compositions
Why these masteries?
Greater Mark of Armor
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Gold
Why these runes?
Why these summoner spells?
Exhaust shuts enemy carry down on bottom which allows you to win the trade or run away. In later phases of the game, Exhaust reduces damage output and movement speed of meelee DPS's who strike onto your carries.
Other summoner spells?
Ability picking sequence
I max Eye Of The Storm first, because it is fantastic poke tool (increases your carries damage output), it denies enemy poke or helps your carry to last hit. I also take a point to Howling Gale at level 2, in order to prevent early ganks or aggresion. 2nd, I max Zephyr because it further increases Janna's movement speed, allows her to move through units and is a nice crowd control tool. I max Howling Gale last, because it only scales with damage. Take a point to Monsoon whenever possible of course.
Hey! What should I buy now?!
After 1st back, if doing well, I like to buy Ruby Crystal or if I can afford it, I buy Sightstone. If you haven't bought Sightstone, remember to always come back to lane with at least 1 sight ward, but preferably 2. Next item to get ASAP is philosopher's stone. It grants bonus gold, it increases your mana regen and gives some nice health regen too. Later on it'll be transformed into shurelya's reverie.
Later, preferable items are especially Locket of the Iron Solari - it stacks well with Eye Of The Storm and grants some health. If your jungler picked Aegis of the Legion go towards shurelya's reverie. Also upgrade Sightstone to Ruby Sightstone and buy boots. I prefer Boots of Mobility, but if the enemy team is ad heavy, buy Ninja Tabi or if enemy team is ap/cc heavy, buy Mercury's Treads. In teamfights, remember to use Locket of the Iron Solari, shurelya's reverie. Always keep a slot for Vision Ward to deward objectives (in very late game, you should also buy elixirs to deward and have some nice bonus stats.
Early game, in-lane, you want to ward efficiently, because as a support it's your role to protect ad carry:
When trading early on, try to predict your carry movements so you can Eye Of The Storm him in time he pokes or gets poked/attacked. It's pretty easy, you'll get used to it with Janna. Use Howling Gale only when trying to set up kill or disengage, because long channels of Q are rarely useful. Sometimes they are of course, when trying to knock up bush or denying farm.
Mid game, the time when fights for drake and little teamfight start to occur - remember to shield your carry and use locket if you bought it already. Try to land a good Howling Gale to threaten or just CC enemy team.
Janna I love to have a Caitlyn in my team. It's my personal favourite lane, Caitlyn's passive with Janna's Eye Of The Storm deals heavy damage. Also, Caitlyn's Piltover Peacemaker has quite long channeling, so you can use Eye Of The Storm right before it to deal more damage. Their slows synergy well, and once Caitlyn get's caught, janna can quickly disengage or turn the fight.
Lane type: POKE LANE
How to play with Caitlyn?: You have to be aggresive and take adventage of Caitlyn's long range. Try to use Eye Of The Storm whenever Caitlyn pokes/trades and use it during Piltover Peacemaker and Ace in the Hole channeling.
Varus. Although I prefer Leona + Varus, Janna works with him well too. He can poke pretty nice consuming stacks of his passive with Q or E. Janna's shield works then. He also has no escape mechanizms, so Janna helps with her perfect disengage kit.
Lane type: POKE LANE
How to play with Varus?: Varus can trade really well by himself, because he has bursty poke. Play with him same way you've played with Caitlyn - aggresive, poke with Eye Of The Storm. If Varus hits level 6 before your opponents (you can take adventage of golems or wolves), go all-in ASAP! Varus should initiate with Chain of Corruption and if you are too far away, use flash to knock target with Howling Gale and right after it slow him with Zephyr. It's almost a guaranteed kill (if the enemy team has Soraka, you propably have taken Ignite - use it on the target ASAP, or he might get away.
Janna in my opinion is Draven. Well known for his massive early game poke (not only early game ^^), along with Janna's Eye Of The Storm and her hard cc can be called a burst lane.
Lane type: BURST LANE
How to play with Draven?: Draven doesn't have to force poke - whevener someone is in range, he will deal 145/155/165/175/185% of his attack damage. Use Eye Of The Storm when he's poking, but since level 2, you can already go for kills. Knock someone up with Howling Gale and draven will follow with his Spinning Axe's. He will land at least 2 free auto attacks + possible Stand Aside (if he hasn't leveled Blood Rush 2nd) which will drop someone below 50% hp in a split second (you'd be amazed, but this little combo can kill a Sona or Zyra).
Thanks for reading guys!
Thank you for reading my Janna guide. If you know what I can improve in the guide, feel free to comment and vote!