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Jinx Build Guide by Vapora Dark

ADC Vapora Dark In-Depth ADC Jinx Guide Season 11

ADC Vapora Dark In-Depth ADC Jinx Guide Season 11

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Runes:

Precision
Lethal Tempo
Triumph
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace

Sorcery
Nimbus Cloak
Gathering Storm
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor

Spells:

LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Heal

Heal

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Hi, I'm Vapora Dark, a veteran player that's been playing since season 1. During that time I've hit Master tier as a mid lane main in season 5, as an ADC main in season 7, again as a jungle main in season 8, and once more in season 9 playing a mix of all those roles, but mainly ADC. I can play every role to a very high level and have a very good understanding of the general aspects of the game on top of that.


I've been writing guides on MOBAFire since 2011, among which my achievements include winning the MOBAFire guide contest multiple times, achieving the highest score on the site multiple times with multiple guides, achieving the most comments on a single guide of all time by a very large amount which hasn't come even close to being surpassed in the 3 years that it's been archived, and having the most collective guide views on the site by a very hefty amount. I've also written some champion guides for Riot Games on the Lolesports site.


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In this chapter I'm going to be gathering a compilation of Jinx footage ranging from full gameplays, VOD reviews of myself and more famous players, as well as short plays, to help you learn the champion even better if you're willing to put in the time to watch some extra content on top of the actual guide itself, as well as give you an idea of what the champion can achieve in the hands of a good player. Click here to sub for more educational content.



















Jinx is a hypercarry, and has one of the highest single-target DPS's in the game, receiving a huge semi-permanent 140% attack speed buff at level 18 from Switcheroo!. When opting away from this AS boost she instead has a massive 675 auto-attack range while dealing massive AoE damage.

For these reasons Jinx is one of the most impactful ADC's in the game you can possibly play, since a well played Jinx definitely does work.

Having said that, she does have some downsides though. She's less self-sufficient than other ADC's, since all she really has to protect herself is Flame Chompers!, while someone like Tristana has Rocket Jump and Buster Shot to keep herself safe. It's important that Jinx receives peel from her team if anyone tries to get to her, or she'll die before getting to use that DPS that makes her shine.

Another con is that she's very vulnerable in the early-game, her weakest stage, as her bad matchups are plentiful and she doesn't have the greatest tools for surviving ganks.

Fortunately she greatly rewards the player for getting past these weaknesses, so if you can master Jinx, you can be sure that it'll be worth it.

Precision & Sorcery



Lethal Tempo
Lethal Tempo: This keystone helps unlock Jinx's full explosive late-game potential, increasing her DPS onto all targets rather than a single target with Press the Attack in tune with her AoE nature.

Triumph
Triumph: This can be a life saver in close fights, and the 25g per takedown actually adds up to quite a bit in bloody games.
Legend: Bloodline
Legend: Bloodline: Since you're not building lifesteal early on, this rune will give you some sustain throughout the early and mid-game and allow you to forego lifesteal throughout the rest of your build as well.

Coup De Grace
Coup de Grace: This is the best rune in its tree for almost every champion that wants to go into Precision since it's the one that simply does the most damage in your average game.


Sorcery


Gathering Storm


Gathering Storm
Nimbus Cloak: For an immobile ADC like Jinx, the defensive and offensive power of extra movement speed on summoners cast is too good to pass up on.

Gathering Storm: The raw amount of AD this rune can give in longer games makes it the second best rune in Sorcery after Nimbus Cloak. Though not all games will go to late, its consistency in being present at all times once activated makes it more valuable than Absolute Focus for Jinx.


Offense:
10% Attack Speed
Flex:
9 Adaptive Force
Defense:
6 Armour



Flash and Heal has been the standard ADC summoner spell combination since possibly mid-season 3. In fact, Flash has been the standard summoner spell to take on almost every single champion since forever. It's always been indisputably the best summoner spell in the game, so there's nothing you can replace it with, especially on a champion like Jinx.

Heal on the other hand, replaced Barrier when it got buffed in season 3 to give movement speed on the cast, which is the reason it's been standard over Barrier ever since, despite being affected by Ignite's Grievous Wounds. Aside from the small movement speed boost, which can be used both offensively and defensively, another reason why it's stronger than Barrier is it affects an ally, which is perfect for bot lane where you're laning with a support.

The reason you want a defensive summoner on ADC is that you have a lot of DPS, so the longer you can survive, the more damage you'll put out, usually out-damaging what you'd get from Ignite. And if it can go as far as to save your life, then that's even better, as ADC's are very important to have alive for both providing DPS and taking down towers, especially in Jinx's case given her tower shredding capabilities with Switcheroo!.
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Get Excited!
Get Excited!: The second most important part of Jinx's kit next to Switcheroo!. Get Excited! makes Jinx the queen of clean up amongst ADC's, and possibly amongst any role. It can also serve to help her kite, dodge skillshots, or just get out of sticky situations whenever she's able to get a kill or assist. Once Jinx Gets Excited once, it's hard to stop her getting more and more resets. Also it activates off tower kills/assists too, so it allows you to stay longer to kill a tower while still being safe.
Switcheroo!
Switcheroo!: This spell makes Jinx a high skillcap champion in more ways than one. The first is that the 1 second cooldown between switching guns makes it feel clunky as hell to quickly switch between the two guns, and when momentarily switching into one form you'll need to learn to wait for the 1 second cooldown to be over before switching back. The second is that you need to learn in what situations to use Pow-Pow, the Minigun and which to use Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher. The third is that Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher's splash damage makes it very good for harassing enemies by auto-attacking minions and getting the explosion to hit them, accomplishing the same damage but without attracting minion aggro. The fourth is that in a late-game situation while using Pow-Pow, the Minigun you're going to have an attack speed of 2.2 auto-attacks per second or higher, and that is very hard to orb-walk with. Though not for me obviously. :^)
Zap!
Zap!: This is mainly used to slow down enemies outside of your range as you're chasing them down, but it also does a hell of a lot of damage if you can hit someone with it as harass in lane.
Flame Chompers!
Zap!: This is mainly used to slow down enemies outside of your ran
Flame Chompers!: This ability is by far your best form of self-peel short of killing someone and proc'ing Get Excited!, so it's important that you don't waste it since the cooldown is very high so you only really have one shot at using it well. Once dropped on the ground Flame Chompers! takes 0.7 seconds to arm, so you need to make sure to drop it significantly ahead of chasers to make sure they don't just walk over them. But at the same time, it's better you don't drop them too far ahead because that gives them more time to just walk around them, and you preferably want them to get snared rather than just suffer a small delay by walking around them. However, it is still preferable for them to be slightly delayed than for you to mess up the timing and the enemy just walks right over them. Because that, my friend, is how you waste your only self-protection.
Super Mega Death Rocket!
Super Mega Death Rocket!: Global abilities are always fun. The fact that it's an execute means that if you hit a non-tank that's 30% HP or below with it it's almost always going to kill them, even if they only get hit by the splash damage, so bear in mind that that's the HP at which you should aim to snipe enemies. Aside from sniping low HP/fleeing enemies though there's not much else to use it for though, since the damage it does is less than the damage you would do just by auto-attacking, and it's not guaranteed to hit.
Your mythic options are between Kraken Slayer, Galeforce and Immortal Shieldbow. Kraken Slayer and Galeforce are the strongest and what you should go in most games but Immortal Shieldbow can have its uses in games where you face high burst and may want more survivability. Kraken Slayer is not just the best item for dealing with tanks but the highest DPS item in general, while Galeforce offers both a lot of safety as well as a lot of burst. It can help you get more kills and snowball, and stay safe from opponents whom might benefit from your immobility.

While Kraken Slayer is generally the strongest choice, all 3 items can have their uses on Jinx. When in doubt though, it's true that you cannot go wrong with Kraken Slayer, while Galeforce and Immortal Shieldbow can leave you lacking in damage if you miscalculate how much DPS your team needed from you in fights.

As your second item you'll always want to build Runaan's Hurricane due to its massive synergy with rockets. This isn't mentioned in the tooltip but the range of the bolts scales with auto-attack range, meaning the higher your auto-attack range, the wider the Runaan's Hurricane bolts will search to find targets to hit. Switcheroo! with rockets is AoE devastation with one of the highest auto-attack ranges of any champion in the game, and Runaan's Hurricane both enhances this playstyle as well as highly benefits from the range increase, making it an essential second item to Jinx once you've built your first big DPS item.

For third item your main option is Infinity Edge but you can also consider The Collector as a cheaper alternative against comps that won't build much armor. The lethality makes it equally as effective relative to its cost against low-armor targets, and can potentially allow you to hit a big powerspike one back sooner, as well as sit on Serrated Dirk instead of B. F. Sword which is both a stronger component and also more affordable since it lets you pick up a Long Sword if you can't afford anything else. Should you opt for The Collector you should build Infinity Edge afterwards, while in the reverse you have The Collector as an option but also have the following items to consider.

Lord Dominik's Regards is essential against multiple tank comps, especially when they're particularly focusing on stacking armor. It's recently become a trend to build this early (2nd or 3rd item) against tank comps but I believe this is misguided because the damage increase onto tanks is nowhere near enough to compensate for the amount of damage you lose onto non-tanks compared to building your regular core items. This, as with any situational item besides components like Quicksilver Sash, should only be considered after your first 3 core items, and never before.

Mortal Reminder is essential against comps or individual champions with high reliance on healing, such as Vladimir, Aatrox or Dr. Mundo. You should also consider rushing Executioner's Calling as your first big component in laning phase against supports like Yuumi or Soraka because all their strength in laning phase comes from their healing, and cutting it in half has a greater impact in fights than building damage. You also don't have to complete Mortal Reminder until you've completed the rest of your build, since it's a very cost-inefficient item and most of its benefits are already obtained with just Executioner's Calling.

Bloodthirster is now an amazing choice if you can afford to spare the gold now that it gives 20% crit chance. This is an item that offers a great mix of offense and defense between its +20% lifesteal and the huge overheal shield. A great item to be considered when in search of some tankiness as an ADC.

Guardian Angel is a good item to build when your team's win condition hinges on your own survival. Usually built as a final item but can be built at any point after Infinity Edge if you're not lacking in damage.

Stormrazor and Phantom Dancer are both strong damage-focused final items if you don't need other situational items and don't have to worry about survivability. Stormrazor offers more single-target burst damage while Phantom Dancer offers more DPS.

Mercurial Scimitar is mandatory against certain champions whose CC can be devastating and hard to avoid, such as Skarner, Malzahar, Lissandra and many more. You can start by building just Quicksilver Sash at any point after your first item, whenever you deem it necessary, and just like Mortal Reminder you don't want to upgrade it until you've completed the rest of the build since it isn't a very cost-efficient item once you already have the active.
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Always start Switcheroo! at level 1 on Jinx, your other spells aren't good at that stage.

Using Pow-Pow, the Minigun, you should use your attack speed boost to push as fast as possible to beat the enemy bot lane to level 2. When possible however you should switch to Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher to shoot rockets at the caster minions when you think the splash damage will hit the enemy ADC. This will also help you push faster since you'll be auto-attacking 3 minions at once, but the main point is that you'll be efficiently using your mana to both push and harass, and you won't be attracting minion aggro despite essentially auto-attacking your enemy.

Whichever bot lane starts losing the push should begin to back off once they've clearly fallen behind in the push, to avoid trading against the bot lane with the minion advantage. Since you're Jinx you'll almost always be the one winning the push.

At this point you don't want to keep pushing, but rather begin to freeze by only auto-attacking the minions to last-hit. This is for two reasons. The most obvious reason is that when your minions get low from being auto-attacked by the minions you're intentionally leaving alive, the enemy ADC has to walk towards you if they want to last-hit it and take free poke in exchange, and rather than do that they will instead choose to miss that CS, placing you at a CS advantage.

The second reason is that while you want to push for your level 2 powerspike, your level 2 powerspike is useless if you push the enemy bot lane safely under tower. You want the minion waves to stay as close to the middle of the lane as possible, so that when you hit level 2, if the enemy bot lane don't let themselves be zoned far enough away you can just all-in them for a kill, or at least chunk them for a lot of damage.

At level 2 you should skill Zap! as it does huge damage at rank 1 if you can land it. Flame Chompers! is also viable if you're expecting to get ganked.

Throughout laning phase your win condition is almost always just to shove every wave into tower and force the enemy ADC to last-hit there. Jinx is great at harassing under tower with auto-attacks, but most importantly she's very bad at trading under even circumstances early on ( Zap! can't go through minions so all she has are auto-attacks), and so she needs to outpush the enemy bot lane whenever possible to obtain a minion advantage to trade with.

Whenever you're shoved under tower and can't poke anyone with auto-attacks, you should be auto-attacking the tower to make sure it goes down as soon as possible, since it's a +650g boost in power for you if your team allows you to take full local gold (as they should).
Outside of laning phase, your objective is to destroy the nexus. No I'm not kidding, that's literally the best way to describe it. Every action you take in laning phase is to set you up for mid-late game, every action you take outside of laning phase is to bring you one step closer to destroying the enemy nexus. The way you do this is by performing actions that will make killing the enemy team easier (acquiring gold, dragons, barons) so that you have less resistance, and destroying towers as a way to acquire gold, have better control of the map, and open up routes to the nexus.

At this point you should be grouping with your team as much as possible to teamfight and siege down towers. Jinx is great at sieging towers due to her large auto-attack range, but she can also be quite risky compared to someone like Tristana due to her low mobility making her easy to pick off if not positioned safely. However, if you can work past this she's extremely effective due to her sieging power, her strong waveclear with Runaan's Hurricane and Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher, and her ability to harass enemy champions from a distance.

Sieging towers is pretty simple, but you need to be careful about it. When both teams are alive and your team is trying to take a tower, it's your job to do as much damage as you can to the tower without dying. You need to do as much damage as you can while remaining safe. This means you can't just walk up to the tower and stand there auto-attacking until it dies; this leaves you open to get engaged upon, unless there's no resistance from the enemy team. Instead you have to repeatedly poke the tower. Walk up to it, attack it a bit, back off if someone dangerous is walking up to you. Now you might think "but what if they never stop protecting their tower? Doesn't that mean it's never safe for me to auto-attack it?". If they're constantly standing in a defensive position in relation to their tower, then they're in range for your team to poke them and force them back. They need to be in a place where it's safe for them to sit and look for a good engage, where your team has no way to attack them besides tower diving them, which only works when you're super ahead. And if they advance, that takes them further out of safety, so if you match their movements to stay safe from an engage, they'll be forced to move back for their own safety again, as they don't want to get engaged on either, nor poked down to a point where they need to back to recover their HP.

So you should think of sieging as slowly whittling down a tower. It almost never takes a single minion wave to destroy a tower (unless you have baron buff), it can take many, many waves, but slowly but surely, the tower will go down if you can siege it properly.

When you're attacking a tower with enemies nearby you always want to be positioned at max distance from the tower while you auto-attack, and in between auto-attacks you should move backwards then forwards, so that while your auto-attack is "on cooldown", you're not spending any more time closer to the danger than necessary. It's also good habit in case they start to try an engage and you're already automatically moving backwards the moment you finish your auto-attack, meaning you'll often protect yourself from an engage faster than you can actually react to it, so long as you notice in time to not move back towards the tower for your next auto-attack.



Against teams with very high wave clear (hello Anivia), it can be very hard if not impossible to siege down towers, especially inhibitor towers that actually recover HP all the time. Your options in these situations are to engage on the enemy team under their tower, which only works when you're reaaaaaaaally far ahead, get another lane to slow push then rotate to it when the wave is reaching the tower, or go get baron. The enemy team won't usually just give up baron for free though, and so you can use this to bait them into a fight. They'll need to constantly have vision on baron to make sure you're not doing it, which can be hard to keep up if your team places Control Wards and uses Oracle Lens to clear their wards, so at some point they might have no choice but to face check baron to make sure you're not doing it. Even if you are, you can take the opportunity to turn around and team-fight, so long as your team hasn't become too low to fight.
Ever wondered how pros can get 300 CS at 30 minutes before? No, it's not completely down to "insanely good last-hitting mechanics". You can do it too, just by using a simple wave control technique. Watch this video to understand how minion waves work (it'll also go through lane freezing again).
So when 2 minion waves collide on bot lane, in the middle of the lane, you should be there to push those 6 minions. And then you leave bot lane. No, you don't stay to push the 2nd minion wave too and force your wave to hit the tower. Aside from being at risk if you do that, it's also just not smart to do it. Because once you clear the first wave and your minions advance to crash into the next minion wave, your minions will be on the enemy's side of the map, and as you just learnt from the video, that means that the wave will slowly but inevitably start to push towards your side of the map.

After clearing that first wave you just go pressure mid or teamfight or whatever, then you just return bot lane in 2-3 minutes when the enemy minion wave has finished pushing to your tower (and make sure to get there before the minions start dying to the tower). At that point it'll be a 15-20 minion wave. Assuming it's 20 minions, and you've been off of bot lane for 2 minutes, you'll be getting 20 minions for the 2 minutes you've spent off lane, keeping with the 10 cs per minute rule you always want to aim for (though won't always be able to achieve).

But even if it isn't quite 20 minions, the time that you've spent off of bot lane, you'll have spent farming mid lane, and maybe even jungle monsters. You'll essentially be farming 2 lanes at once, keeping you easily above the 10 CS per minute rule so long as you can consistently get to the bottom lane wave in time before the minions start dying to the tower. This won't always be possible, as CS isn't the most important thing in the game. Sometimes you'll be busy teamfighting, or making sure you're around in case a teamfight starts. But in general you'll want to go farm the wave as much as possible, then push the wave onto the enemey's side of the map to restart the push, both to get ahead in farm and to avoid having a huge minion wave destroy your tower.

When the wave that you're pushing is a cannon wave, that messes with this technique a little bit. Because you'll be killing the enemy cannon minion and letting your own cannon minion push uninterrupted, the enemy minion wave won't slowly push up to your tower. Instead your minions will continue to push forwards, very slowly. When it's a cannon wave, you should either push the 2nd wave too (if it's safe to do so, not at all safe to do when the enemy team is ahead in towers and enemy threats are unaccounted for on the minimap), or just recognize that you won't be able to get the wave to push back to you in this specific situation and settle for creating a slow push instead, rather than trying to create a farming opportunity for yourself later on.

The video also explains how to create a slow push, but this technique is very rarely useful in solo queue with how uncoordinated everyone is outside of very high Elo. Keep it in mind in case you ever think it could be useful, but most of the time it just ends up creating a huge minion wave for the enemy AD carry to farm, getting him ahead in farm instead of you. It's better suited for ranked 5s assuming your team understands the strength of a slow push, or if you're a high Challenger player and for some reason reading a MOBAFire guide.

In some situations, notably when you expect to be sieging for a while and especially sieging towers that are really close to the enemy base, such as inner towers and inhibitor towers, it's really not ideal to have to force yourself to go back bot lane to farm every 2 minutes. If you do the technique and you can't go bot you'll essentially have just created a slow push against yourself, causing the enemy minions to die to tower, wasting gold, damaging your tower, and possibly even destroying it. Rather than putting yourself in that situation, this is when you want to create a slow push against the enemy team, as they'll hopefully be too busy defending against the siege to send someone to clear bot. This way they'll be the ones losing minions to the tower, taking tower damage, and possibly losing a tower if it's already low. And if they do send someone to clear it, you'll either have an easier time sieging or your team will be able to dive the enemy team 5v4 under tower.
When it comes to team-fighting as an ADC, there is one golden rule which is the most basic team-fighting rule of all, and yet makes you an infinitely better team-fighter if you start following it; attack whoever's closest to you. If you stand at the back, behind your frontline, and just auto-attack whichever enemy is absolutely closest to you, you have the best possible positioning, as you'll only be in focus range of whoever's diving you, or whoever you're attacking. It's recommended in general to take down the enemy carries before the tanks, but as the ADC if you try to attack a carry then you're in range of every single member of the enemy team, and if they all focus you then you'll go down in under a second. By keeping your distance and attacking just whatever's closest, you'll be hardest to kill, and can therefore output maximum DPS by just staying alive and being able to auto-attack all fight long. The only time you should attack the enemy team's carries is when there's no other enemies standing between you and them.

The best players of all know not only when to follow that one basic rule, but also when to take even further measures to stay safe. Before you ever even get into a team-fight, you should have already analyzed what all the threats to you on the enemy team are, and play more safely or aggressively accordingly. For example, if a Shyvana is the one trying to dive you, you'd want to follow the rule of attacking whatever's closest, and just kite her while your team also hopefully tries to peel her.



But sometimes you need to turn the safety notch up another level and straight up walk away from someone that could be a threat to you. For example, if you're playing vs Zed, you cannot be one of the ones trying to focus him down while he still has enough cooldowns and HP to be a threat. Even if he's the only person in range of you, and you have 3-4 team-mates around you, you still can't be auto-attacking him until the threat he presents has been neutralized ( Death Mark goes on CD, or he gets so low that he'd die before he could burst you). All the skill and mechanics in the world won't stop him bursting you down in half a second if he gets near enough. And you not only need to stay out of his Death Mark range, you also have to account for the extra distance he can cover with Living Shadow, Youmuu's Ghostblade and Flash, and how quickly they can help him close the gap.

No, when you're playing against Zed and you see him running in your direction, you stay as far the f**k away from him as you can get. Don't help your team kill him, that's not your job. The assassin's job is to kill you, your job is to not die to him, and your team's job is to protect you from assassins by killing them. If the assassin commits their cooldowns onto someone else when they realize they can't get to you, that's when it's safe for you to walk back into the fight. Or if the assassin gets CC'd and blown up uselessly before they get to do anything, then it's also safe!





Champions that present such a large threat to you aren't just limited to assassins ( Talon, Zed, LeBlanc) that can burst you down within a second. Other champions, mostly if fed, can just out-duel you so brutally, that even if you have 2-3 team-mates helping you in an effective 1v3/1v4, you're still going to die if they can get in range of you. Champions that can commonly do this when fed are bruisers like Irelia, Jax, Renekton, etc. Champions tanky enough to qualify as tanks while still dealing huge damage to a squishy target like you, especially when fed.

Against champions like these, it's really necessary for you to watch out and keep your distance. You can try poking at them with Zap! and the occasional auto-attack, but you can't fully commit to DPS'ing them down until again, they either fall so low at your team's hands that they're no longer a threat, or realizing that they can't get to you, they commit their most important cooldowns (mobility and/or CC) onto someone else. In Irelia's case, it's safe to commit onto her when she's used either Bladesurge, as she won't be able to gap close to you or burst you with it (though Flash may still pose a threat), or Flawless Duet, as it'll prevent her using her deadly stun on you. And if she's used both then until they come off of cooldown she presents almost no threat at all, so long as you maintain good positioning and kite if she tries to walk towards you.

When following the rule of "attack whoever's closest", often you'll have to choose between two champions that are at a more or less equal distance from you, and it'll be optimal for you to attack one or the other, but it's hard to be completely certain about who the right target is. That being said, here are some things for you to consider which will hopefully lead to you making the right choice:

1) Which is the bigger threat?
You'll want to take out whoever's the biggest threat not just to yourself, but to your team as a whole, and disregard the weaker enemy. Sometimes it's not very clear cut, others you have to choose between a fed Riven and a 1/1/5 jungle Sion, in which case it's a very obvious choice which you should focus.

2) Who would die faster?
When the targets are equally threatening, you'll want to focus whichever one is squishiest/lower HP, as the sooner they're out of the fight, the sooner your team gains a numbers advantage. Sometimes even if they're the lower threat, it's still worth focusing them down first if they're going to die significantly faster, but only sometimes, and it depends on how big a threat the other possible target is.

3) Who's least likely to get away from you?
The less mobile one is the least likely to walk away and succeed in getting away. You'll want to focus the least mobile one as they're the ones most likely to die if they get low. A tank with gap closers like Zac (and let's just say his passive isn't up so you don't need to worry about that) may get low, then just leave the fight with Elastic Slingshot before you can finish him off. If your other option is an equally tanky Nautilus for example, he's less likely to be able to get away alive when he gets low, so it'd be smarter to focus him in a situation where it's just as easy to auto-attack both.

Generally, from top to bottom those would be the most important factors to take into account respectively, but sometimes one factor, if it's big enough, can over-ride a generally more important factor. For example, choosing to DPS down a negative KDA, full AD Lee Sin, over a fed Riven, because you can kill the Lee in about 2 seconds while the Riven is both tankier and more mobile, so takes a fair while longer to kill.
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That's it for my Jinx guide. I hope you found this helpful and learn to play Jinx as well as you want to. I personally think she's one of the more fun ADC's and hopefully you'll share this opinion!

If you enjoyed this guide you may also enjoy Vapora's Guide To Tristana, my guide to my favourite ADC. They have very different playstyles but I find Tristana equally if not more fun to play. Otherwise you may still want to read it if you're wanting to improve your ADC skills because it's kind of like a general ADC guide as much as it is a Tristana guide.

Special thanks to Hopper for doing the banners and most of the coding.

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