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Jinx Build Guide by Jenkinsu

Lethality Jinx: The Money Lord

By Jenkinsu | Updated on February 25, 2019
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Runes: Standard

Sorcery
Arcane Comet
Manaflow Band
Transcendence
Gathering Storm

Inspiration
Magical Footwear
Cosmic Insight
Bonus:

+1-10% CDR (lvls 1-18)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2
Summoners
LoL Summoner Spell: Barrier

Barrier

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

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ADC Role
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ADC Role
Win 54%
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Champion Build Guide

Lethality Jinx: The Money Lord

By Jenkinsu
Introduction
This guide is mostly inspired by Darkk Mane's "A Glorious Guide on How to Play Jinx" video, which is linked above. I one tricked Jinx for a good bit in S8 so once I saw the video I knew I had to try it. After a while it became my favorite way to play Jinx and I've picked up a good number of tips and such along the way. I guess you could consider this an expansion to his video as I go more in-depth to the glory of Lethality Jinx.
Why you should try this Back to Top
If this video doesn't want to make you try this, I don't know what will. As you can see by the time late game rolls around you nuke squishies for pretty much all their HP in one hit. Is it optimal? God no, but that's not the point. The point is to tilt the enemy team that a Lethality Jinx mid just penta'd their uber meta comp. They FF, try to report the midlaner for trolling and you sit there watching the enemy team go up in flames. Oh, and killing everyone in 2 hits. That's fun too
Laning Back to Top
In lane, you have one goal: get ahead. Keep up your farm, whittle down your enemy laner and get tower plates. Try to focus mainly on last-hitting your minions since Lethality Jinx is fairly reliant on items to do meaningful damage outside of laning. Try to keep both sides of the river warded at all times since a good gank means certain death as Jinx has very little options to escape. If you spot the enemy laner out of position, punish with a Zap!. If it's safe, try to position yourself in a good angle to hit Zap!. People often sleep at how much damage it does and won't back when they really should. If you're chasing them down and they're close to you, try to drop Flame Chompers! ahead of them so they stay in range longer. If you can get free tower damage, try to since you get a nice bonus of 160 gold per plate.
Mid-Game Back to Top
So by this point laning is over. Turrets have fallen, lanes are roaming and Drakes and Herald are being fought over. At this point your main goal is to stay as far back as possible while still pumping out damage with Zap!. Don't be afraid to go for Super Mega Death Rocket! snipes since if you hit they die giving you a bunch of gold, and if you miss it's no big deal since it's only around 60 secs CD at this point. Try to be aware of enemy locations since it's very easy for you to die to ganks, especially if you don't have Flash.
Late-Game Back to Top
Spam the living hell out of Zap! and aim it at the enemy champs. By now you're at full build; Manamune is complete so you never run out of mana, you have 45% CDR and armor is non existent to you. Your Super Mega Death Rocket! is around 30 secs in CD and Zap! has a 2.2 sec CD. If you miss, cast it again and if they get hit keep up the barrage. If they're squishy ult will kill below 35-40%HP no matter the range, and tanks will die below 25%HP at any range. Past 1500 units (roughly the distance of Tier 1 mid turret to the center of the map) squishies die below 60%-75%% and tanks die below 40%-50%. Keep in mind that after 1500 units the speed of the rocket nearly doubles from 1500 to 2500, so try not to overcompensate over longer distances. Remember to keep as far as you can away from them so you don't overextend and go from 100-0 in 0.2 seconds.
Conclusion Back to Top
TL:DR, play safe but aggressively poke, keep your CS high and don't miss your skillshots. That's all for my Lethality Jinx guide, I hope you enjoyed it! This is my first guide so if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments and let me know how I did. Jinx is one of my favorite champions to play and after you try out this build hopefully you'll agree
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