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League of Legends (LoL) Question: Why is Jhin bad?

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  • Yasutsuna

    Why is Jhin bad?

    I remembered back when Jhin was first released (I stopped playing at that time and came back wlast month), he was picked in LCS and just went full Lethality. How did he suddenly went from top tier all the way down to the bottom?

    Was it because of the lethality nerf?
  • Answers (4)

    PsiGuard (1495) | February 17, 2018 3:45pm
    Jhin's been on and off again in terms of how high priority a pick he is. I wouldn't say that he's particularly weak at the moment; the meta just doesn't favor him.

    Lethality items aren't in too bad a spot right now, but there are a lot of slow games at the moment, often involving some beefy frontliners like Tahm Kench and Alistar, so Lethality ADCs don't get to push their advantage as hard as in scrappier metas. Fleet Footwork was also buffed, giving scaling ADCs some breathing room in laning phase which makes them stronger picks.

    I think Jhin is fine in solo queue and/or in games where the enemy team comp isn't super front-line heavy and safe. He did just get a small buff to his ultimate recently which is pretty nice. He's just not a hypercarry, so he can't fulfill the same role as some of these popular scaling ADCs like Tristana, Xayah and Kog'Maw.

    Try Jhin with a Xerath support, both of you running Arcane Comet. It's pretty strong in lane.
    Fr0ntButt88 (5) | February 18, 2018 3:53pm
    I play fast Jhin with Fleet Footwork, and it works great. Shen or Zilean would pair well with him.
    WitsEnd | February 23, 2018 11:19am
    I think Jhin isn't weak at all. He might fall off in late game, yes, but his laning phase is awesome. He can farm early with his Q and his W is one of the strongest harass spells in the game. Paired with an aggressive support like Brand you are almost guaranteed to win lane. However, as it was said above, he's not a hypercarry. Jhin is a strong laner, but his late game is weak. That's probably the reason that his winrate is getting lower compared to stronger late-game champs like Twitch Xayah or Ezreal. He's currently off-meta: a small buff and he'll be back at the top.
    shawwesley (1) | February 21, 2018 5:58am
    Not bad at all as for me
    junir | February 20, 2018 8:23am
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