Jhin Build Guide by Malkavian999

League of Legends Build Guide Author Malkavian999

Jhin Jungle - Ganking Lanes From your Nexus

Malkavian999 Last updated on November 19, 2016
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R


Natural Talent
Battering Blows
Piercing Thoughts

Ferocity: 18


Cunning: 12

Runic Armor
Veteran's Scars
Legendary Guardian

Resolve: 0

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Introduction/Jungle Guide

Hey Guys I am Malkavian and this is my Jungle Jhin guide. You may find my build odd but it works. Before we begin please check out my Gameplay Video then we can talk about gameplay and stuff. Enjoy...

Terms you might see while reading my guide:

AS: Attack Speed
AD: Attack Damage
AP: Ability Power
MS: Movement Speed
MR: Magic Resist
AR: Armor (Easy one)
aa: Auto Attack
SS: Skillshot
TF: Teamfight
TP: Teleport
CJ: Counter Jungle

This guide is for jungling. First of all you have 2 choice to begin with. Blue side or Red Side. Each side has several benefits so I will try to explain as much as I can.

1- Blue Side Start: Route should be Gromp-> Blue Golems->Wolves->Gank mid/top -> If you have enough HP go get red (if your enemy has a jungler who can steal your red)

Benefits: It allows you to get Gromp buff which means faster jungle clearance for tanky junglers ( ie. Rammus,Zac) It allows you to get blue buff which means free ganks and more skill spam. Especially good for Evelyn, Amumu, Diana, Fiddlesticks since they need blue buff more than anything in jungle

Down Sides: Makes you lose HP more, you cant kill crab that easy (he is slippery and fast :) ) ganks will be weak without red buff, bad for sustain, makes you lose extra pot if you are not using a Lifesteal/shield champion

2- Red Side Start: I personally try to start from red side no matter what.
Route Golems(smite)->Birds (kill small ones first)->Crab (for sustain/cooldowns)->Red Buff (smite)->gank mid/bot lane

Benefits: With golem start you get stun buff for every 5 attacks which is great for AS junglers. After you get red buff ganks will be easier and easier to force your enemies to flash. Red Side Start allows you to punish early agressive enemy bot laners (almost none of them wards river in first 4 mins)

Down Sides: If you are mana based champion like Fiddlesticks you have to return base, If you have no aoe damage it takes slightly more time than clearing Blue side jungle.

How to be a Better Jungler:

As a jungler your most important job is being awere of map! Means you gotta keep track of enemy cooldowns (flash/ulti/TP) You gotta know when Dragon/Baron Spawns ( Easy with new patch you always see the cooldown but you gotta remind your teammates when Dragon or Baron will spawn cause they are busy with dealing farming/enemy harrass/ jungler ganks)

Always ping as soon as you decided to gank a lane. If you pinged a lane to gank dont try to abandon it unless you see a good opportunitiy.

Always buy pink ward and place it between top and mid. (yes that is yoru job!) So your top and mid laner might save themselves from 1-2 enemy jungler ganks which is good for you. Enemy jungler will lose time and buy sweeper (if you want to Counter Jungle) Always try to smite Birds for the vision buff and clear the wards around the map

Always choose a jungle path which gives you gank opportunities faster. For example: If you feel like enemy top laner will push ( Riven, Irelia, Vlad always pushes lanes :) ) then start with wolves go for gromp then take blue and you can good to gank top lane when it is pushed. But if you start gromp then go blue then you try to kill wolves you lose time to walk back to top lane.

Be efficient with you time. Do not waste time walking mid lane if your mid lane is pushed. Go farm mobs when all lanes are pushed. Also ganking top lane is always tricky after lvl 6 , DO not camp top unless you see neemy jungler close to their top lane, cause if you camp top enemy jungler can easily take drag.

Try to help lanes that has disadvantage in lane (Irelia vs Ryze/Vlad) ranged vs melee match ups are tough. So help your poor Irelia :) Dont forget that your team as strong as your weakest lane.

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Greater Mark of Attack Damage

Greater Mark of Critical Chance

Greater Seal of Armor

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage

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Thunderlord Mastery Tree fits Jhin's skillset most in my opinion. With your high range you can play like an AD Xerath :) So thunderlord procs are good to increase your dps since you are skill based champion rather than AS adc.

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Ranked Play

I am gonna upload a Ranked game video whenever I can. Until then you can check my gameplay video on PBE server. (PBE is very laggy but at least you can see jungle route and how you should gank etc.)

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Pros / Cons

-High Range ( Very High)
-Good Damage
-Good Poke

-Not Mobile
-Hard to jungle early you need to kite mobs since in every 4th attack you need to reaload.

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Creeping / Jungling

You need to kite mobs to maintain your hp. In early stages jungling is really hard nad it gets very easy in mid game. Always recommend you to start on Red side since you can smite red to get hp back.

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Team Work

In team your role is to assasinate enemies back lines. If you cant do it just poke your enemies as much as you can with your high range skills and always place your traps on bushes and crossroads to limit enemy movement.

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Unique Skills

Your traps works like Cait traps but with few differences. Your traps are invisible to enemy and when enemy steps on them they get instant damage and slow instead of stun.

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With Jhin you can gank lanes from distance so if you miss your skillhots etc and if enemy doesnt steps on your traps just go back and farm your jungle. Always try to kill River Crab for the vision since you are vulnerable in your jungle vs bruiser junglers. So try to keep vision up in both River.

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The End

I am gonna update and improve my guide whenever I can find time to play Jhin. Since he is getting banned in every queue I join I couldnt try it on ranked games alot. So once I am able to play him I ll update my guide for Ranked play.

Please leave a comment about this guide.

Have Fun on your games!