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League of Legends: Wild Rift Jinx Guide: Best Build, Runes and Gameplay Tips

The Loose Cannon

League of Legends: Wild Rift, Jinx is a Marksman Champion who mainly occupies the Dragon Lane and plays as a Carry. Jinx is an S-Tier pick and a moderately difficult to play champion. Jinx deals with massive Physical Damage. This champion can solo hold a lane due to her skill sets. In this guide, we will take a look at the best runes, spell, build, including tips and tricks to pave your way to victory with Jinx in League of Legends Wild Rift.

We have previously discussed how to master playing with other LoL Wild Rift heroes like Amumu and Master Yi. So make sure to check these hero guides as well. For now, let’s focus on Jinx.


Skill Analysis

Jinx is a champion with the common five skill sets of one passive and four actives. In this Jinx guide, let’s see what are her abilities in LoL Wild rift, and when you can use which skill to get the best out of her.

Passive – Get Excited

passive

Attacking a single target, either a turret or enemy for 3 seconds grants her 150%, decaying Movement Speed, and 15% Total Attack Speed for 6 seconds. 

Skill 1 – Switcheroo

skill 1

Pow-Pow, the Minigun: This ability grants bonus Attack Speed for 3 seconds and effect stacks up to 3 times for a total bonus of 30%.
Fisbones, The Rocket launcher: This ability grants an increase in range by 75 and after the explosion, it deals damage by 110% to enemies around it.

Skill 2 – Zap

skill 2

When the skill is targeted on a single enemy it deals with 103 physical damage (10 + 160% attack damage) and provides vision. Also, the target slows by 30% for 2 seconds.

Skill 3 – Flame Chompers

skill 3

Jinx throws out 3 Chompers. After an enemy steps on them, it deals  70 magic damage (70 + 100% magic damage) and Roots them for 1.3 seconds

Skill 4 – Super Mega Death Rocket

skill 4

Jinx fires a rocket that explodes on hitting the enemy and deals 25 to 250 physical damage (25 +15% bonus attack damage to 250  + 150% bonus attack damage) plus 25% of their missing health. 80% damage to nearby enemies.

Skill Up Methods for Jinx

Level up Switcheroo! at level 1, and then continue leveling Switcheroo! until it’s maxed. After that, you can start leveling up Zap! followed by Flame Chompers!


Best Runes Setup and Spells for Jinx in League of Legends: Wild Rift

Runes Setup

Fleet Footwork

When you achieve 100 stacks,  This rune grants Jinx additional movement speed, heal, and Damage after getting 100 stacks. Stacks can be achieved by constantly using basic attacks.

Brutal

This is a Minor 1 Domination Rune which is helpful for Attack-Damage champions. It grants a bonus of 7 attack damage and 2% armor penetration. This damage ignores all the armors used by enemy champions.

Regeneration

This one is a Minor 2 Resolve Rune which helps the champions survive and stay longer in the lanes without recalling much. The Passive of this rune grants regeneration by 2% missing HP or Mana every 3s (based on whichever percentage is lower)

Hunter Genius

 It is a Minor 3 Inspiration Rune, which reduces the cooldown of the champion by 2.5%. This one is effective for spamming skills in a short period.

Battle Spells

Flash

Teleport a short distance forward or towards the aimed direction. This spell works well on Jinx to secure kills by chasing an enemy. Also, it is useful in turret diving and escaping as Jinx lacks escape skills.

Heal

Restores the champions HP by 80-360 (based on level) as well as a 30% bonus movement speed for 1s. It also heals nearby allies.


Best Builds for Jinx in League of Legends: Wild Rift

Core Build

Wild Rift Jinx Guide

Gluttonous Graves

This is a top Tier boot which is a must for Jinx. It grants 40 movement speed along with +8% Physical Lifesteal and +8% Magical Lifesteal. Also increases the movement speed by 15% for 3 seconds.

Bloodthirster

It grants +65 Attack Damage along with +15% physical Vamp. This one is a core item for all  Marksman. In addition to this  Bloodthirster provides an additional shield once the lifesteal over heals the champion.

Guardian Angel

A late-game item. Therefore it is one of the most useful and essential items for Jinx. It grants you 40 armor and 45 Attack Damage and the Resurrect Passive effect. The resurrection gives 50% HP and 30% of max mana and has a cooldown of 3 Minutes

Runaan’s Hurricane

For marksman like Jinx, attack speed and critical damage is a must. This particular item increases both her attack speed and critical chance. It gives +25% Critical Rate and +45% Attack Speed. It’s passive allows her basic attacks to strike 2 additional nearby enemies with 40% physical Damage each.

Rapid Firecannon

 It’s a top tier physical item and an essential item for Jinx too. It adds a 25% extra critical rate and a 35% attack speed. This item syncs with the skillset of Jinx.

Infinity Edge

Along with Attack Speed and Critical Strike Items, there must be Attack Damage to shred the enemy’s HP. Thus this item increases the Critical Strike damage with an additional 60 Attack Damage and 25% critical strike chance.

Core Build vs Ability Power (AP) Champions

Wild Rift Jinx Guide
  • Blood Thirster
  • Gluttonous Greaves
  • Infinity Edge
  • Phantom Dancer
  • Runans Hurricane
  • Guardian Angel
  • Quick Silver Enchant

Core Build VS AD and Assassin Champions

Wild Rift Jinx Guide
  • Blood Thirster
  • Gluttonous Greaves
  • Infinity Edge
  • Phantom Dancer
  • Death Dance
  • Guardian Angel
  • Quick Silver Enchant

Core Build for Tank Champions

Wild Rift Jinx Guide
  • Mortal Reminder
  • Gluttonous Greaves
  • Infinity Edge
  • Blade of the Ruined King
  • Runans Hurricane
  • Guardian Angel
  • Quick Silver Enchant

League of Legends: Wild Rift Jinx Gameplay Tips

Being a marksman, Jinx is usually played in the Dragon Lane accompanied by a Tank to soak damage and provide vision. The Wild Rift’s map is a mirror so understand the map side before laning. According to his gameplay, we can break it down into three phases. Our League of Legends: Wild Rift Jinx guide includes the perfect game plan for the early, mid, and late game in the game.

Early Game

In the early game, it’s relatively difficult for any Marksman to farm on their own. For the ease of farming bring a tank to help you farm. Take the Red Brambleback which provides True Damage to the enemy when you use your basic attack. Last hit the first minion wave and hold on to your lane. Remember destroying the turret plating grants extra gold.

Mid Game

By now you can hold the lane on your own. Let your tank help others to gank. Keep an eye on the map and roam. In the team, you have the most damage dealing ability so always position yourself behind the tank.

Wild Rift Jinx Guide

Late Game

With all the necessary items with you, you’re now capable of killing mages, marksman, and assassins with a perfectly timed combo. But keep in mind, the enemy has also that amount of damage. So, positioning yourself matters the most. Never engage alone.
Apart from this, accomplish the objectives like clearing lanes, killing the dragon, Baron Nashor and Drakes. You can use your combos like-

Skill 1 + Skill 3 + Skill 2 + Skill 4

Heroes that can counter JinxHeroes that Jinx can counter
AsheTristana
JhinCaitlyn
Miss FortuneCorki
EzrealDraven
VarusKog’Maw

Additionally, Jinx forms strong pairs and serves as Best Combos with Leona, Blitzcrank, and Thresh.


Final Thoughts

We can conclude that Jinx is a moderately difficult Marksman with high damage output and sustain. Therefore, keep in mind that your HP is quite less and remember to stay in team fights for kills and securing objectives. 

With the above guide, you can easily practice Jinx in LoL Wild Rift, and before heading to play ranked matches practice a little bit in the PVP mode.


That’s all for today’s League of Legends: Wild Rift Jinx Guide. Do you prefer to use Jinx in any other way? Let us know in the comment section below!

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