• Jhin is a high-damage, high-utility marksman with low mobility
  • His AD increases based on the amount of critical hit chance and attack speed he gets from items
  • He is best paired with high-CC teams for peel and CC-chaining

Among the marksmen in “League of Legends: Wild Rift,” Jhin is one of the most unconventional ones in terms of design, but he is far from weak.

Jhin’s slow and methodical playstyle reflects his thirst for flare and drama. His lack of attack speed is more than compensated by his immense AD scaling and hard-hitting auto attacks. He’s easy to pick up and play, but mastery over his kit demands attention to tiny details.

Here’s a beginner’s guide that goes over how Jhin is played in “Wild Rift.”


Jhin has high damage and utility at the cost of mobility. He’s best used in the dragon lane with a CC-heavy support like Lux, Alistar or even Blitzcrank. These supports will not only provide peel for Jhin, but they can also set him up for a successful root with his second ability, Deadly Flourish.

Max Dancing Grenade first, Deadly Flourish second and Captive Audience last.


Avoid poking with Deadly Flourish unless the enemy is unable to move. Its range may be long, but its casting time makes it very predictable. Trade with Dancing Grenade and a loaded fourth shot instead.

Captive Audience mines work well as wards and gank-deterrents. Use them pre-emptively along the river and bushes, but don’t be afraid to use them mid-combat whenever enemies get too close.

Jhin’s main damage source is his auto attacks. Every fourth shot is a guaranteed crit that also deals execute damage. The more missing health an enemy has, the more damage it deals. This is great for executing an enemy tank or securing an objective like Baron or Dragon.

Splash art for Dark Star Jhin in League of Legends
Splash art for Dark Star Jhin in League of Legends Riot Games

His ultimate is best used at the start or end of a fight. Each shot slows an enemy significantly, opening them up to follow-up attacks from teammates.

Use Dancing Grenade as a filler skill whenever Jhin is reloading.

Jhin gains a burst of movement speed every time Deadly Flourish hits or whenever he scores a crit. This makes him surprisingly mobile and the speed can catch enemies off-guard. Use this together with his fourth shot to trade safely with enemies.


Jhin can reach very high amounts of AD thanks to his passive scaling off of critical hit chance and attack speed, and his high base damage makes Lethality a decent option to go for. Here are a few Jhin builds to consider:

Crit Marksman

  • Infinity Edge
  • Rapidfire Cannon
  • Gluttonous Greaves
  • Bloodthirster
  • Mortal Reminder
  • Guardian Angel

Runes: Fleet Footwork, Brutal, Regeneration, Manaflow Band

Off-Meta Lethality

  • Youmuu’s Ghostblade
  • Duskblade of Draktharr
  • Gluttonous Greaves
  • Infinity Edge
  • Rapidfire Cannon
  • Bloodthirster

Runes: Fleet Footwork, Brutal, Regeneration, Pack Hunter