Janna Build Guide by Cazziel
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Threats & Synergies
Heavy CC and burst, I'd rush MR if I was matched against her
Also heavy CC and you can be in quite a lot of trouble if you get hooked
Annoying burst damage - rush MR
Annoying burst, but luckily Annie supp is out of meta
Heavy CC - punish him if he misses hook
CC heavy, but also easy to punish and poke
Ult is a very big threat - use Q to keep him at a distance and ult if you see a bad situation happening
Her Q can be a death-sentence for you - play safe!
Punish her for every missed E. Ult her away if the situation gets very bad
His CC is annoying but you can easily keep him at a distance. Poke him everytime he misses W.
Janna and Nami go pretty even. Just avoid her bubble
Soraka's healing and sustain is gonna be a pain early game
Lulu is not a threat at all - her mana-cost is high, so bait her to spam spells early
Lux's high burst is a bit of an issue for Janna, as she is very squishy
Pretty even lane. He's tanky but he is also very pokeable. Just avoid getting locked down
Fiddlesticks support is rare lately and not very good. Punish him.
I wouldnt play Janna vs Nautilus. Laning is gonna be very bad and he'll outscale you.
Heavy poke but you'll go pretty even in lane. Have shield up for her R+Q
Pretty even lane. Have R up in case your ADC gets caught by her R to get enemies away
Shen is very pokeable, punish him if he misses E
Bard has a lot of damage, but his kit isn't the biggest threat vs Janna. Avoid getting stunned.
Poke, poke, poke him! He's pretty slow so he's an easy target for E+Q CC combo
Full AP Zilean might be an annoyance because of his bombs dmg, but not the biggest threat. Make him waste R.
His E is gonna be your only major threat.
AD Sion has high damage, but is very pokeable.
Her poke is pretty annoying but you go even in most lanes
Perfect combo because of ult synergy
You both have great slows
An OK lane, not the best but not the worst either
Can be pretty strong if played right, just make sure to time your spells right
Pretty good combo
Does pretty well in lane, very safe lane as both champions have good disengages
Not the best pick for Kai'sa but it can work
An ok lane, but not ideal - Lulu is a better match with Twitch.
Not favorable but it can work
Very strong lane, Janna's CC is perfect for Draven
Very strong lane
Janna's AD boost from her E is perfect with Jhin's 4th shot making him very strong. Also, her CC is good at locking down champions for his ult.
Overall just a very good lane. Make sure to not interrupt his skillshots with your spells
Not much to say, an OK lane but not the best
Both champions are perfect for a defensive lane
The synergy is ok but not favorable - play something a bit more tanky with Aphelios
OK synergy, but something a bit more tanky like Leona works a lot better
Not favorable but you can make it work
Hi everyone, I'm Cazziel, and this is my Janna
guide. Janna is my one of my favorite champions, and she's super fun and useful, and very easy to learn which makes her a great support for beginners. I wrote this in S8 but I'll keep it updated as much as possible! Please let me know if you spot any mistakes.
Without further ado, I present to you, my Janna support guide. Thank you for taking the time to read this guide.
(Use the link above for any abbreviations you don't understand)
+ Ranged Champion
+ Good Knock-up with Howling Gale
+ Strong shield
+ Amazing slow with Zephyr
+ Good disengage and healing with Monsoon
Janna has a great and useful kit with contribute with both with both damage, healing and shielding. She's very easy to learn, and always a safe pick for me
- High cooldowns early game
- Q is a tricky skillshot
- Bad against tanks/CC heavy champions
- High use of mana
Janna is a very squishy champion, especially early game so she's an easy target for assasins. Her cooldowns are long, and she uses a lot of mana earlygame especially. Make sure to always have an eye on the minimap and WARD WARD WARD.
- Increased damage and shielding - useful rune throughout the entire game in my opinion.
- Shortly after casting your Ultimate, gain a burst of movement speed - this will be very useful for escaping and avoiding bad fights. Can be replaced with Manaflow Band
- Gain 1.5% extra MS. Gain extra AP or AD (Adaptive) based on your bonus MS. This synergizes perfectly with Janna's passive!
- Great for early game trades especially, can be substituted with Waterwalking if you want that extra ms
Flash: Very important - use it to dodge hard CC/escape from an angry mob chasing you
Ignite: For the kill secure ;)
Exhaust: Great for locking down a target/escaping/making sure the enemy Zed (or whoever their carry is) wont explode the entire team.
Heal: An extra heal can, in some situations, be very useful, expecially against high damaga champions like Brand and Lux
Tailwind: Janna passively gains 8% bonus movement speed and grants the same amount to nearby allied champions moving towards her.
Janna's basic attacks and Zephyr deal bonus on-hit magic damage equal to 25% / 35% of her bonus movement speed.
Howling Gale (Q): Janna summons a whirlwind at her current location which charges up over 3 seconds. Its range, speed, damage, and knockup duration increase for each second it is left charging.
At the end of the duration, or upon reactivation, the whirlwind launches itself for 1.5 seconds in the target direction, dealing magic damage to all enemies it passes through and knocks them up for 0.5 − 1.25 (based on seconds charged) seconds.
Zephyr (W): While Zephyr is not on cooldown, Janna is aided by an air elemental who ghosts her and grants her bonus movement speed.
PASSIVE: While Zephyr is not on cooldown, Janna gains movement Speed and can move through units.
ACTIVE: Janna commands her air elemental to attack the target enemy, dealing them magic damage and slows them for 2 seconds
Eye of the Storm (E): Janna shields the target allied champion or herself for 5 seconds, decaying over the duration after 0.75 seconds.
While the shield holds, her target gains bonus attack damage.
Eye of the Storm can be used on turrets, causing Janna to be credited for any kills it earns while the shield holds.
Monsoon (R): Janna surrounds herself in a magical storm, throwing enemies back. After the storm has settled, soothing winds heal nearby allies while the ability is active.
As she summons forth the might of the wind to knock surrounding enemies back she also restores health to nearby allies each second for 3 seconds, or while the ability is active.
Here's a video by C9 Hai that explains Janna:
In laning Janna is a reliable support. Make sure you always harrass the enemy adc when he tries to farm, to deny him as much cs as possible and use your shield to block most incoming damage from trades. When your jungler shows up, make sure you always have Zephyr up so you can slow the enemy! If its a clutch situation, your Q is also a great tool to get rid of unwanted enemies. If it's truly necessary, Monsoon is also great for knocking back enemies and escaping, and it synergizes well with Yasuo 's Last Breath
Also, if your adc dies and your tower is getting pushed in, remember that Eye Of The Storm can be used for towers!
Once you have your Shard of True Ice fully stacked, make sure to buy a Oracle Lens so you can remove enemy wards.
Also, make sure to have atleast one Control Ward in your inventory all the time, until you get full build - trust me, these are important.
If you are sure your adc can farm 1v2, then try to go with your jungler and get some free kills or objectives. This will benefit your team a lot.
Warding is important! Here's the best places to put wards in laning phase:
In teamfights Janna should stay in the backline, preferably close to the adc, and use her Q Howling Gale to CC enemy champions, focusing the high damage carries. She should shield either the assasin or the ADC of the team (usually the squishiest).
If you see kill-potential, the best combo you can do is Zephyr -> Howling Gale -> Ignite to ensure maximum damage.
In the beginning of a fight, or to chase down the last survivor, use Twin Shadows to get a nice slow onto the enemy/enemies, as it can slow up to 2 people for up to 5 seconds! Also, if you have Mikael's Crucible make sure to keep an extra eye out for CC spells, so you're sure to cleanse your teammates!
Some spells this item counters includes: Rammus E, Morgana Q, Zoe E (Removing the "Drowsy" effect prevents the target from falling asleep), Ashe ultimate, and Twisted Fate W.
Note this item doesn’t work well against champions who are suppressed by abilities like Malzahar Ultimate, Skarner Ultimate or Warwick Ultimate - here it's better for your teammates to have QSS (Quicksilver Sash).
If you have exhaust, focus the assasins and the enemy adc and exhaust them to reduce their damage and maybe even secure a kill for your team!
If you die in a teamfight, you can still help by using if its up, also remember keep an extra eye on the map, incase any dangers show up.
Janna is an extremely fun champion to play, and has a lot of utility. She can be played by almost anyone, and I recommend her to anyone who wants to try out supporting. Warning! It's hard not to get addicted!
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I'll be making a more in-depth guide soon, and if I made any mistakes, then please bare with me, this is my second guide ever.
Hope you have fun and gain elo with Janna support !