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The 2022 League of Legends season is finally here and, with it, a bunch of new changes to the game. Jinx is one of the premier marksman options in the bot lane in the current metagame. According to stats and data website U.GG, Jinx has one of the highest pick rates among bot lane champions at 19.6% across all regions and ranks in the current patch 12.1. As one of the most popular ADC champions, players can see the raw power Jinx can bring to a team composition. Those looking to climb can follow this quick Jinx build guide, which is used by the current Rank 1 Challenger player, DK21.

Jinx runes and abilities

Jinx wants to use Precision as her main tree and Domination secondary with these individual choices:

  • Keystone: Lethal Tempo
  • Secondary: Presence of Mind
  • Secondary: Legend: Bloodline
  • Secondary: Coup de Grace
  • Secondary: Taste of Blood
  • Secondary: Zombie Ward
  • Flex: Attack Speed
  • Flex: Adaptive Force
  • Flex: Armor

As for ability leveling, Jinx players will want to start with their Q ability “Switcheroo!” and from there they will look to max Q at Level 9 and his W ability “Zap!” at Level 14, while putting points in her Ultimate at every possible level.

Jinx item build

For the ideal Jinx item build, players will want to follow this guide:

  • Starter items: Doran’s Blade + health potion
  • Summoner Spells: Heal + Flash
  • Mythic: Kraken Slayer
  • Legendary: Infinity Edge
  • Legendary: Runaan’s Hurricane
  • Boots: Berserker’s Greaves

For late-game items, players should consider picking up Lord Domink’s Regards and Guardian’s Angel.

Jinx counters

According to U.GG, here are the top five champions that counter Jinx in the bot lane. These counters are based on win rate:

  • Ziggs (52.09% WR against Jinx)
  • Twitch (51.79% WR against Jinx)
  • Sivir (51.33% WR against Jinx)
  • Jhin (50.74% WR against Jinx)
  • Vayne (49.77% WR against Jinx)

As for champions that Jinx counters, here are her best matchups based on win rate:

  • Samira (44.85% WR against Jinx)
  • Aphelios (44.90% WR against Jinx)
  • Kalista (45.55% WR against Jinx)
  • Kai’Sa (47.47% WR against Jinx)
  • Tristana (47.56% WR against Jinx)

These are the champions that pair well with Jinx in lane according to the duo data on U.GG based on win rate:

  • Blitzcrank (55.18% WR with Jinx)
  • Braum (54.3% WR with Jinx)
  • Soraka (53.32% WR with Jinx)
  • Sona (53.26% WR with Jinx)
  • Maokai (53.11% WR with Jinx)

 

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