Champion Spotlight

By David 'Phreak' Turley [1]

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Jinx Champion Spotlight

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

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

Get Excited!.png 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 Jinx Jinx
  • Switcheroo!.png Rockets aren't always the best choice! Jinx's Pow-Pow.png minigun is incredibly powerful when fully ramped up. Switch to it whenever an enemy champion gets too close.
  • Jinx's Switcheroo!.png 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!.png rockets and Zap!.png Zap! Do not run in and unload with the Pow-Pow.png minigun until you feel it is safe.
Playing Against Jinx Jinx
  • Jinx's Pow-Pow.png minigun takes time to ramp up. If you see her poking with Switcheroo!.png rockets try to jump on her and burst her down.
  • Jinx's Super Mega Death Rocket!.png ultimate does less damage the closer you are to her.
  • Jinx's Flame Chompers!.png 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
  • Jinx 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!.png passive to achieve multiple murders.
  • Her Pow-Pow.png 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.png minigun but has a very short attack range. Instead, her rocket launcher  Switcheroo!.png 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!.png Q first in the early game, her minigun, Pow-Pow.png Pow-Pow, will attack with very fast in the mid to late game.
  • Zap!.png 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!.png W is perfect if you use it in the right moment .
  • Flame Chompers!.png 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!.png 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.png Pow-Pow or Switcheroo!.png Fishbones thus becoming kind of a duelist.
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