[Guide] Winning Every Game - A guide to Janna

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dirtystyle

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02-07-2011

both builds are extremely viable. Janna is a champ that requires very few items. it is not that either build is a waste both builds indeed have there uses. AS janna is ment for more harassing and supporting in the lane at the early phase. you dont need to farm any gold, you let your partner farm the gold. the AP build that you are talking about would require you to farm gold a little more quickly because idealy you want your RoA as fast as possible ie before the 15 minute mark. So to say that either build is better than the other, or that the other build sucks, is extremely egotistical.

both builds are viable and both depend on the team composition.

personally when i play janna I usually start with a CoH and see what my team is doing and how i can best fill th role that they need. but the last thing I normally do is farm gold with janna because she does not need it. agian, that is situational as it should be with all champs. each build is situational.

There is no one way to play any champ... each person should be able to use a champ in their playstyle well. lets remember this isnt about my janna is better than your janna... its about which team wins.


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xSivex

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02-17-2011

I would suggest to add Udyr in your list of champions to babysit.

As an avid Udyr player I know how devastating Udyr and Janna are on one lane.

I mean, you've got everything: Udyr deals insane damage to anyone dumb enough to get near him, Janna shields him from damage and increases Udyr's damage (I managed to get a 200 damage dot with Udyr on level one). Udyr's Stund an Janna's Gale can set up kills easily.

Just wanted to point that out :3

Remember: UDYR SMASH PUNY CHAMPION


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Fallen Chronicle

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03-04-2011

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Originally Posted by Bumbah View Post
I applaud your effort at making a guide for Janna. Your guide has some great points, like how versatile she is. And I agree with your spell descriptions and ranking priorities. However, AP Janna is not the way to go. I'm sorry if I caught you off guard, but is really isn't.

If you play Janna you will find she's the least item dependent champ in the game. Her strengths lie in HOW you use her spells, not how strong they are. Her best attacking spell is her plain old auto attack. Experienced Janna players know this. Think about it this way: Once you use, say, Howling gale...they get knocked up...then what? You are left to either shield yourself/teammate, use zephyr, or run away or..AA. Once you use Zephyr..then what? You are left with HG, shielding yourself, run away, or....AA. Shielding yourself increases your Damage...for what? AutoAttacking! The least common denominator is AA. Its beast! Many champs in this game have great spell combos. Janna doesn't. Her combos all involve AAing the target AFTER it's slowed, Knocked up, knocked back, etc. Use her beastly AA to your advantage. I've had many First bloods by shielding and auto attacking. Janna is SO strong pre lvl 6 its sick. Thats due to her Autoattack.

What I challenge you to do is try a build that involves attack speed. This can be via a Nashors Tooth, Phantom Dancer, or w/e. Focus on knocking them up via a quick Q and get a few AAs in, then back off. Take notice how much damage she really does. Shield yourself and AA some minions. The time it takes to kill a few is comparable to a fully charged HG, early game. Rank up zephyr, put the pressure on some opponents, and you'll see with their reduced speed combined with your increased attack speed and Movement speed you will really put a dent in them.

Feel free to downrank me. I don't really care. I like to think i've tried every Janna build there is, and the ones that have always shined have involved supporting my carry by CCing my opponents and helping out with good old fashioned Auto Atttacks. Your CC spells will be effective with AP or not. Thats the key to remember.
you have points in terms of items i go Rod of ages this gives u survivability as well as some extra ap which is always nice and some other buffs which r good then i go nash tooth like you mention for cdr and for as as well as ap. Ap isn't useless but its nice to have once i get those to items its game over.. but after those to i try to build sunfire cloak for the last hit dps dmg


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Fallen Chronicle

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03-04-2011

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Give three quoted examples where I blatantly bash anyone, please?

I'm correct in saying that he's not doing his team any favors by doing DPS janna because it's an incredibly selfish way to build.

I could've been a lot more obnoxious, called him a troll for suggesting that, and got every single one of my 50+ LoL friends to down vote him. In fact, I was way more courteous in actually arguing my point past "to each their own."

In fact, because I'm capable of giving point blank proof as to why his build isn't a good choice, he assumes it's because I have "Debate and math" skills, which is him assuming that I was able to make it SEEM like my build is better, when in actuality, the reason why I was able to do that, was because it actually was. My post made his posts seem silly because his posts ARE silly. Not that I was rude in the slightest, but when I take the time and the effort to prove or disprove something, and show point blank facts as to why this is, I'd like some recognition past "Well, to each his own."

Also, down voting my guide post, and the rest of my posts, while upvoting his, and you're telling me that I'm picking fights. Okay.
i got battle janna but i help my teamates when i can does that mean im Selfish for liking to gank with janna and carry it acually is more benifical if your teamates suck,


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Alyzar

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03-05-2011

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i got battle janna but i help my teamates when i can does that mean im Selfish for liking to gank with janna and carry it acually is more benifical if your teamates suck,
Janna is already an amazing support ganker. If you want to carry your team, don't play Janna.


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tapobu

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03-29-2011

i like the build. i'm a little disappointed about the item limitations though. the thing with janna is, she can build any way she wants. i've found that all she *really* needs is 40% cooldown. you can get that with boots, soul shroud, runes, and a 9/21/0 setup, or a million others ways too. i've actually played her as a dps carry before, and it works alarmingly well. why? because you don't know whether your carry is going to be good or not, but you know you'll be good. and i've found that IF your carries aren't putting out, janna can and janna should (plus it's super unexpected!). or if your tank isn't doing well enough, janna can and janna should (it is for this reason that i always go with cleanse+flash/ghost). the thing with janna tank is, she can't just sit in there and take it. but with cleanse, she can initiate, cleanse, run like hell, and lead the entire team into a huge gank. janna's a squishy, so of COURSE we can kill her! oh...oh wait. oh ****.


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DeamonsFace

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06-15-2011

well i still gonna pay my own item build...=)


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SmokeyPaws

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09-11-2011

actual question about your guide: in the masteries under utility you take 3 levels in good hands instead of perseverance. Why plan to be dead instead of give yourself a natural 4% mana and health regen right off the bat? In the very few games I've played so far with Janna, I don't really die ever due to her escapability, so if you aren't going to die a lot, why waste the points?


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KingofBlades15

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09-11-2011

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Originally Posted by SmokeyPaws View Post
actual question about your guide: in the masteries under utility you take 3 levels in good hands instead of perseverance. Why plan to be dead instead of give yourself a natural 4% mana and health regen right off the bat? In the very few games I've played so far with Janna, I don't really die ever due to her escapability, so if you aren't going to die a lot, why waste the points?
because perseverance is the worst mastery in the game, and is completely useless except in very specific circumstances.
http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/...d.php?t=219077


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Lorifel

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09-12-2011

By the way if you say Janna is a master of escapes and a queen of assists why don't you stick a Mejai's Soulstealer somewhere in her build? It is a rather cheap item and should be pretty easy to stack up from assists alone.