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Champion Spotlight

By David 'Phreak' Turley [1]

Jinx Champion Spotlight

Jinx Champion Spotlight

Marvel at the mayhem and start your own crime spree as the Loose Cannon in the JinxSquare Jinx Champion Spotlight.

With a pair of guns known as Pow-Pow Pow-Pow and Switcheroo! Fishbones, Jinx lights up the battlefield by chaining her abilities to Get Excited! Get Excited! with her Get Excited! passive. Switcheroo! Switcheroo! keeps your opponents on-tilt and off-guard, trying to guess which gun you'll unleash next. Shock enemies with Zap! Zap! and maintain control of the lane by spreading your Flame Chompers! Flame Chompers! When it's time to finish the fight, we'll show you how to use a Super Mega Death Rocket! Super Mega Death Rocket! most effectively--- aw, who're we kidding, you know how to use a Super Mega Death Rocket! Super Mega Death Rocket!; it's right there in the name.

Get Excited! Revel as the world burns with Jinx, featuring sample masteries, tactics and more in this Champion Spotlight.

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Blade item Health Potion item Warding Totem item
Early B. F. Sword item Zeal item Boots of Speed item
Essential Infinity Edge item Berserker's Greaves item Runaan's Hurricane item
Offensive Rapid Firecannon item The Bloodthirster item
Situational Lord Dominik's Regards item Mercurial Scimitar item Guardian Angel item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item Control Ward item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Doran's Blade item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item2
Early B. F. Sword item Zeal item Kircheis Shard item
Essential Berserker's Greaves item Infinity Edge item Rapid Firecannon item
Offensive Runaan's Hurricane item Phantom Dancer item The Bloodthirster item
Situational Lord Dominik's Regards item Death's Dance item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item
Howling Abyss
Starting Guardian's Hammer item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Infinity Edge item Runaan's Hurricane item Berserker's Greaves item
Offensive The Bloodthirster item Lord Dominik's Regards item
Defensive Mercurial Scimitar item Frozen Mallet item
Consumables Oracle's Extract item Health Potion item Elixir of Wrath item


Playing As JinxSquare Jinx
  • Switcheroo! Rockets aren't always the best choice! Jinx's Pow-Pow minigun is incredibly powerful when fully ramped up. Switch to it whenever an enemy champion gets too close.
  • Jinx's Switcheroo! rockets deal full damage to all enemies in the explosion. Use them on minions in lane to hit nearby enemy champions without drawing minion aggro.
  • When a fight starts try to stay on the edge of the fray by poking with Switcheroo! rockets and Zap! Zap! Do not run in and unload with the Pow-Pow minigun until you feel it is safe.
Playing Against JinxSquare Jinx
  • Jinx's Pow-Pow minigun takes time to ramp up. If you see her poking with Switcheroo! rockets try to jump on her and burst her down.
  • Jinx's Super Mega Death Rocket! ultimate does less damage the closer you are to her.
  • Jinx's Flame Chompers! snare grenades have a long cool-down and are her primary means of protecting herself. If she misses with them she will have a hard time escaping if engaged upon.


Ability Usage
  • JinxSquare Jinx is a champion who specializes in having both raw damage and very high DPS, but vulnerable to any kind of crowd control. As the game progresses, Jinx may be able to survive even a one on one duel with an enemy champion, as well as taking advantage of her Get Excited! passive to achieve multiple murders.
  • Her Pow-Pow minigun serves to clean the minions off the lane, as well as in close confrontations with her enemies. She has a very fast attack speed with her Pow-Pow minigun but has a very short attack range. Instead, her rocket launcher  Switcheroo! Fishbones provides distance for safe confrontation and a lot of AOE damage, but it is slow and uses mana per auto attack, so it is best suited for efficiently poking enemy champions in team fights. If the summoner prioritizes her Switcheroo! Q first in the early game, her minigun, Pow-Pow Pow-Pow, will attack with very fast in the mid to late game.
  • Zap! Zap! is a powerful skill with long range and decent amount of damage. It is very useful to check for hidden champions in the brush as well as to slow enemies who are running away or trying to engage you. But, it has a visible trajectory and a short delay before launching, so the enemy can easily dodge. However, in the early or mid game, her Zap! W is perfect if you use it in the right moment .
  • Flame Chompers! Flame Chompers! or grenade-trap, if you want, serves to Root icon root opponents and keep them from moving. It is very useful in team fights as well as for self-defense, but it does very low magic damage and has a very long cool-down so it's the ability with the lowest priority to level up, leaving it for late game. Jinx can save your skin (or her own) if Flame Chompers! Flame Chompers! are placed at a closed distance just to catch an opponent when being attacked, once they are Root icon rooted Jinx can move away to counterattack with her Pow-Pow Pow-Pow or Switcheroo! Fishbones thus becoming kind of a duelist.
Mastery Usage
Item Usage
  • JinxSquare Jinx's Switcheroo! Switcheroo! has powerful synergy with Runaan's Hurricane item Runaan's Hurricane. Pow-Pow Pow-Pow gains a stack of the attack speed buff for each bolt that hits, and Switcheroo! Fishbones' splash damage will stack on all enemies for all three projectiles. If enemies are bunched up, a few well-placed rockets can devastate their health bars.