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Tips

Playing As Janna Janna
  • Eye of the Storm.png Eye of the Storm can be used on allied turrets.
  • Quickly firing a Howling Gale.png Howling Gale without the charge up can be used to heavily disable the other team.
  • Timing Janna's Monsoon.png ultimate can push enemies away from a wounded ally or even separate enemies.
Playing Against Janna Janna
  • Save an interrupt ability for when Janna uses her Monsoon.png ultimate.
  • Listen for the charge up sound on Howling Gale.png Howling Gale in case Janna is trying to hit you with it from off screen or from brush.
  • Janna's at her strongest when Eye of the Storm.png buffing another ally. If you can harass her ally, it will weaken her ability to fight you.

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Janna is a defensive support, which means it is better to use all abilities to defend and save your teammates.
  • Howling Gale.png Howling Gale
    • It is not recommended to spam Howling Gale.png Howling Gale at laning phase due to its relatively high mana cost and cooldown.
    • As your primary crowd control using it unnecessary will put you and your carry at risk for about ten seconds.
    • A nice trick about Howling Gale.png Howling Gale is, it can interrupt dashes. For example, Alistar Alistar's Headbutt.png Headbutt, Thresh Thresh's Death Leap.png Death Leap or Lee Lee Sin Lee Sin's Resonating Strike.png Resonating Strike.
    • It is a great escape tool, especially in narrow areas.
    • Planting Howling Gale.png Howling Gale in uncovered brushes is a good tactic in surprising enemies.
  • Zephyr.png Zephyr
    • The passive gives Janna the movement speed she needs.
    • Ability to move through units should not be underestimated. It may trick your opponents, especially regarding skillshots.
    • Active ability is great for chasing down fleeing enemies.
    • Beware though, using the active will deactivate the passive part while on cooldown.
    • Most of the time it is wise to not use the active part when fleeing when you're not about to reach a safe position within immediate time. Not using it will keep a heavy movement speed difference between you and your enemies while slowing them will reduce your movement speed for 10 seconds while they are only slowed for 3 seconds.
    • Recommended to max this skill after Eye of the Storm.png Eye of the Storm, since high movement speed is desirable for any support champion.
  • Eye of the Storm.png Eye of the Storm
    • This is one of the greatest shield skills in the game if not the best.
    • When cast on ally physical damage carry, it grants bonus AD while it persists increasing their DPS.
    • The shield does not have a cast time. That means it may be cast when enemy projectiles are mid-air making it easy to block tower shots for example.
    • Also it is important to use shield only when necessary because it has a high static cooldown, which makes building CDR extremely beneficial on Janna.
    • It can be used on turrets. Therefore, be careful on casting on allies near turrets. Unintentionally can be cast on turrets.
    • If a foe is killed by a shielded turret, it will count as her kill.
    • This skill should always be maxed first at level 9.
    • Alt + E keys (default) will self-cast. It is quite useful to learn this self-cast.
  • Monsoon.png Monsoon
    • Using Monsoon.png Monsoon at the right moment and at the right position can change the tides.
    • In most cases it is crucial to keep Monsoon.png Monsoon channeling. Healing done is not to be underestimated and turns the tables.
    • However, sometimes quick casting and running is needed.
    • Note that activating items such as Locket of the Iron Solari item.png Locket of the Iron Solari or casting spells like Eye of the Storm.png Eye of the Storm or Howling Gale.png Howling Gale cancels the channel.
    • The best way to use Monsoon.png Monsoon is to cast after necessary items and skills used.
    • Summoners spells can be used while channeling
    • The greatness of Monsoon.png Monsoon is knocking enemies back. This can also be used to push people in your own tower.
    • Hitting enemies against a wall will stun them for 0.25 seconds. Use this especially when people dive you in your tower.
    • Using Monsoon.png Monsoon too early is not a wise move. It is wise to wait until enemy dashes have been used to reach your backline. Casting ultimate when their mobility is low always a better move.
Mastery Usage
  • For best performance, it is important to focus on Cunning and Resolve tree.
    • Fleet of Foot mastery s4.png Wanderer is recommended since Janna excels in speed.
    • Culinary Master mastery s4.png Secret Stash turns potions to biscuits which can help rejuvenate mana as well as health.
    • Since Janna is mana thirsty, Strength of Spirit mastery s4.png Meditation can replenish more missing mana.
    • Dangerous Game mastery 2016.png Dangerous Game is a fair choice for assisting in kills which can return health and mana, however Pickpocket mastery s3.png Bandit helps with earning gold whilst harassing with basic attack.
    • Janna has big cooldowns in earlier stages, so it is recommended to use Expanded Mind mastery s4.png Intelligence.
    • As an aggressive Janna, Thunderlord&#039;s Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree is helpful within fights. Windspeaker&#039;s Blessing mastery 2016.png Windspeaker's Blessing synergies with Eye of the Storm.png Eye of the Storm and Monsoon.png Monsoon to increases defenses and gain buffs, especially under heavy combat.
    • For Utility purposes, it is recommended to have resistance such as, Recovery mastery s4.png Recovery, Unyielding mastery s4.png Unyielding and Block mastery s4.png Tough Skin
    • Also Summoner&#039;s Insight mastery s4.png Insight helps with cooldowns.
Item Usage
Countering
  • When facing with Janna's Howling Gale.png Howling Gale always be on the move to avoid getting hit.
    • Always be on alert if she is hiding in shrubbery as hidden gales can be a nasty surprise.
  • Janna's medium is speed, so applying hard crowd control can slow her down for an easy catch.
  • Do not attempt to pursue Janna through towers under fire, as dying from a shielded one scores her kill.
  • If Janna wastes her Zephyr.png Zephyr, she will move slowly, making her an easy pray.
  • In teamfights, Janna will attempt to use Monsoon.png Monsoon to heal her weakened teammates and push away enemies. During this stage, she stands idles whilst channeling. Using crowd control skills can cut her heal short.
    • Additionally don't let her fool you to pursue or a well positioned ult will lead to disaster.

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