Jinx General Guide by i fart on ur cat
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Hello guys. My name is Dave and this is my Jinx guide. Im playing LoL for 2 and a half years. Im in silver V in season 3. I main AD carrys ( Quinn, Jinx and Kog'Maw). When i saw: UPCOMING CHAMPION MIGHT BE ViS SISTER i knew this is it cuz vi is pretty awesome and she is my main
or top bruiser. And when i saw her 1st picture i was so thrilled i said to myself: im gonna main this bit**! So i did and decided to publish this guide to help you, other LoL players who wanna play her good.
P.S. this is my second guide so dont get rude. and im not from english talking country so sorry for all missunderstandings, wrong words or wrong typing :)
also, please read whole guide before judging it and voting or commenting.
For Jinx I usually pick normal runes for AD carrys:
Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
These marks are the best choice. You need the extra AD from these to help you last hit minions. Alternatively you can use Greater Mark of Armor Penetration but if you choose to use them you'll have a difficult time with last hitting. Pick the runes wich u already own (one of these to).
Armor runes are must have runes. Jinx has no escape abilities so when they will try to poke you or atack you with their aa, they will do less damage if you have these runes. If you dont own them already, buy them as fast that you can - its not a loose of IP :)
Magic resist glyphs are the best choice. Almost every AD carry has atleast 1 spell wich gets dmg with AP (Jinx's Flame Chompers!) If you dont own them, you can take MR per level instead.
These quints are absolutely awesome. With these combined with Doran's Blade your sustain is very high - you have +25 AD and 5 hp per auto attack. The alternative is Greater Quintessence of Life Steal.
Pick 21/8/1 masteries:
This is the best possible solution if you ask me: you get bonus AD, armor, health reagen, health and buffs on your summoner spells :)
[Flash]! No need other words to say. It's your MUST HAVE SPELL. You can get a kill with it, you can jump trough the wall and escape from enemy hunting, secure the kill in teamfight, dodge skillshots that would kill you etc. I think its the most usefull mastery in the game...
As every AD carry, even Jinx need armor. Beacuse she dont have any spells that will gave her shield, she has to get a barriel. Its the best choice in difficult situations as 1v1 fights. You can ask the supporter if he can pick a support who has shield (like Lulu or Lux) and you dont need to pick [barrier]. Instead of it you can pick an Ignite wich is the second best solution.
If not barrier (read barrier paragraph), you could pick ignite. If you think enemy is going to flash, just ignite it and secure the kill. I dont think Jinx would need ignite, cuz she realy burst down enemys :)
This is the last possible choice. If you get double stunn or ignite+blind (or any other fcking cc) you just click cleanse and you cast [Flame Chompers!], root them and escape ;)
- high damage
- fast wave clear
- global ulti
- fast destroying turrets (you must swich on Pow-Pow, the Minigun as many times you can, to get an attack speed buff)
- high burst
- low mobility
- no escape (just in case you get Get Excited! buff)
- mana depedant
This is the best starting item in Jinxs case. It gives you 10 dmg, 80 hp and restores 5 health on hit... Just awesome! You could buy Long Sword and 2 Health Potions, but i chose this one because it gives you same bonus AD as Long Sword, but you get even kind of life steal AND 80 hp wich u will need if for sure :)
OTHER SITUNATIONAL STARTING ITEMS
and 2 s. Its almost same good as my 1st choice.
and 4 s. 3rd best choice. Being faster than your enemy is allways advantage ;)
EARLY GAME ITEMS
This item is a base item for our 1st full item bought: Manamune. It gives you 250 mana and great mana r. I coose this item for a reason wich you will find out in Manamune paragraph.
Great item... Makes you more sustain and its a base item for The Bloodthirster.
Get those as fast as you can. You need attack speed and high mobility in combat so i recommend to buy Enchantment: Furor wich will give you speed buff when in combat.
MID GAME ITEMS
Rush for this item as fast as you can. You may ask: WHY THE FCK SHOULD I BUY MANAMUNE ON ADC FFS! The answer is simple: Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher. When you will toggle it on, you will have to pay 20 mana for EACH auto attack. Thats a lot for AD carry, who doesnt have much mana, especially not for casters, who have to spamm spells as crazy. So if you buy Manamune you get 250 mana, 20 AD and 7mr/5s. Thats a bit bad for 2100 money...but that passive is just AWESOME! For every spell you cast, you get extra 4 mana and also transforming 2% of your mana into AD. So you have this stats from Manamune at level 18: 1000 mana (+935 from Jinx) so together 1935 wich is transformed into 38,7 DMG. If you sum this with 20 AD wich you get with this item too, you have almost 60 extra dmg, wich is VERY USEFULL.
This will be your third full item (after Manamune and Berserker's Greaves), because it gives you good extra AD and lifestill. Also passive will give you some extra AD and lifesteal fast, cuz you can farm fast and minions can also also fill this passive.
Buy this after those 3 big one items. Its the base item for Phantom Dancer or Statikk Shiv. You will decide wich one you pick...
LATE GAME ITEMS
VS This is totally choice... If you pick Phantom Dancer you will get 50% attack speed and 30% and also passivelly abailtiy to move trough minions. You also get 5% bonus movement speed. Its GOOD item for Jinx, but i prefer Statikk Shiv. Yes , its true you get less attack speed (40%) and crit (20%), but you get 6% bonus movement speed + AWESOME PASSIVE! This passive just make her so OP. combined with Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher you will burst down every carry so fast, they wouldnt even beleive it :D
Build this after. Nice extra AD item and it will rase your crit amount (250% instead of 200%). You will definatelly need this :)
] This is your last item. It gives you AD and you are able to ignote 30% of enemys armor, so your auto attacks and spells will deal more dmg. I chose this item just because of this armor pen, but if you would like to deal more dmg with auto attacks, you can buy another The Bloodthirster, Infinity Edge or Blade of the Ruined King. In late game, they will probabley focus you... If you realy cant healp yourself, then buy Guardian Angel...
OK item for Jinx. Gives her nice attack speed buff and lifesteal. Pick that if you dont like The Bloodthirster or Last Whisper.
Better as and crit buffs than Statikk Shiv, but you will poke less :)
As any caster, even Jinx could need more life. I like this item more as The Black Cleaver, because your aa can slow, and gives you more healt...but logicaly it also cost more ^^
If you realy cant healp yourself, then buy this (in team fights they will focus you and then went for your mates. If you buy this, they will probablly wait for you to respawn and kill you again...well when they are waiting, your team can kill at least 2 of them)
ACTUALLY YOU CAN BUY ANY ADC ITEM, IF YOU KNOW THAT WILL WORK GOOD ON HER.
if anyone has any questions, please write a comment. i hope it helps :) also if there will be any changes in playing, i will update this guide, so it wont share any wrong informations.
GL and HF