Jinx

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Jinx
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The Loose Cannon
Release Date: October 10th, 2013
Cost: 6300 IP 975 RP
Attribute: Marksman
Resource: Mana
Statistics
Health Mini Icon.png Health: 517.76 (+ 82)
HealthRegen Mini Icon.png Health Regen: 5.84 (+ 0.5)
Mana Mini Icon.png Mana: 245.6 (+ 45)
ManaRegen Mini Icon.png Mana Regen: 6.68 (+ 1)
MovementSpeed Mini Icon.png Movespeed: 325
AttackDamage Mini Icon.png Attack Damage: 58.46 (+ 2.41)
AttackSpeed Mini Icon.png Attack Speed: 0.625 (+ 1%)
Range Mini Icon.png Range: 525
Armor Mini Icon.png Armor: 22.88 (+ 3.5)
MagicResist Mini Icon.png Magic Resist: 30 (+ 0)
Skins
Mafia Jinx Released: 2013-10-10 / 975 RP
Firecracker JinxReleased: 2015-02-10 / 1350 RP
Slayer JinxReleased: 2015-11-05 / 1350 RP

Lore

Jinx lives to wreak havoc without a thought for the consequences, leaving a trail of mayhem and panic in her wake. A manic and impulsive criminal, she despises nothing more than boredom, and gleefully brings her own volatile brand of pandemonium to the one place she finds dullest: Piltover. With an arsenal of deadly toys, she unleashes the brightest explosions and loudest blasts - all the better to shock and surprise the hapless authorities. Always just out of the law's reach, Jinx's favorite game is to toy with Piltover's finest - especially  Vi.

Piltover had long been known as the City of Progress, a place where peace and order reigned. That serenity was challenged when a new kind of criminal arrived, the likes of whom had never been seen. This mysterious outlaw unleashed a series of warped and destructive capers that endangered the entire city, and left its people reeling from the worst crime spree in Piltover's history.

As the string of crimes without rhyme or reason hit the city, sightings of the lawbreaker emerged. Though the young woman's origins were a mystery, some saw traces of Piltover hextech in her firearms, while others described the street fashions of Zaun in her dress. Because her arrival always brought trouble with it, those who crossed her path soon gave her a name: Jinx.

As Jinx's rampage escalated,  Caitlyn - the sheriff of Piltover - responded by declaring a state of emergency and organizing a city-wide manhunt. In typical Jinx fashion, the criminal marked the Piltover treasury, the city's most secure building, with a direct challenge to its most abrasive officer. With a caricature of Vi's face splashed across the treasury's facade, and a scribbled time and date of her supposed raid, Jinx was openly daring the enforcer to stop her from robbing it.

Determined to put the troublemaker behind bars, Vi watched and waited outside the treasury until Jinx's time had finally come. True to her scrawled promise, the smiling menace showed her face. Knowing this was her chance to capture the outlaw, Vi gave chase into the building's interior. She smashed through wall after wall to chase down Jinx, who giggled as she lit up the evacuated treasury with fiery explosions. Vi finally cornered the criminal inside the vault, but Jinx wasn't done just yet. With a maniacal laugh, she fired a barrage of rockets, bringing the entire building down upon them both.

When Vi finally crawled out of the ruins, the battered enforcer found no trace of Jinx. Adding insult to injury, not a single ounce of gold had been taken from the ruined vault. Instead, the criminal left a parting message to her favorite officer of the law - a challenge only now visible through the gaping opening in Piltover's skyline. The lights of the city spelled out a simple taunt: you'll never catch me. As Vi read the message, she heard the distant laughter of her new nemesis, and the city plunged into utter darkness for the very first time.

"Oh look - I'm opening my box of care! Oh wait - it's empty!"

-  Jinx

Abilities

PassiveGet Excited!
Get Excited!.png
(Innate) Whenever a champion, tower, or inhibitor that Jinx has dealt damage to within the last 3 seconds is killed or destroyed, she gains 175% decaying Movement Speed and 15% Total Attack Speed for 6 seconds.

Subsequent procs make Jinx even more excited, stacking the Attack Speed (max stacks: like a bajillion).


QSwitcheroo! - Pow-Pow, the minigun / Fishbones, the rocket launcherBanshee's Veil Grey.png
Switcheroo!.png

Switcheroo!2.png
(Toggle Off) Jinx's basic attacks grant bonus Bonus Attack Speed for 2.5 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. Stacks fall off one at a time and only benefit Jinx's first attack after switching to Rocket Launcher.
Switching to her Rocket Launcher will not clear any active stacks, but they will not grant attack speed after her first attack.
Cooldown: 0.9 second
Total Bonus Attack Speed: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%
Bonus Attack Speed per Level: 0 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70%
Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher: Basic attacks deal (110% of Attack Damage) to Jinx's target and all nearby enemies, gain bonus range, fire 15% slower, and drain Mana.
Cooldown: 0.9 second
Cost: 20 Mana per Roccket
Bonus Range: 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 / 175


WZap!Banshee's Veil.pngCleanseQss.png
Zap!.png
(Active) After a short delay, Jinx fires a shock blast that deals physical damage to the first enemy hit and slowing it for 2 seconds.
Range: 1500
Cost: 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 Mana
Cooldown: 10 / 9 / 8 / 7 / 6 seconds
Physical Damage: 10 / 60 / 110 / 160 / 210
(+140% of bonus Attack Damage)
Slow: 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%


EFlame Chompers!Banshee's Veil.pngCleanseQss.png
Flame Chompers!.png
(Active) Jinx tosses out 3 chompers that, once armed, explode on contact with enemy champions dealing magic damage over 1.5 seconds to nearby enemies. The champion that sets off the chomper is also rooted the same duration. Chompers explode automatically after 5 seconds. A single champion can only set off a single chomper, but can be damaged by any number if they remain in range.
Range: 900
Cost: 50 Mana
Cooldown: 24 / 22 / 20 / 18 / 16 seconds
Magic Damage: 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300
(+100% of Ability Power)


RSuper Mega Death Rocket!Banshee's Veil.png
Super Mega Death Rocket!.png
(Active) Active: Jinx fires a rocket that travels in a line, exploding on the first enemy champion hit. Enemies caught in the explosion take magic damage equal to a base amount (this amount increasing over the first second the rocket travels) plus a percentage of their missing health. The primary target of the explosion takes full damage, while nearby enemies take 80% damage.
Range: Global
Cost: 100 Mana
Cooldown: 90 / 75 / 60 seconds
Minimum Magic Damage: 25 / 35 / 45
(+10% of bonus Attack Damage)
Maximum Magic Damage: 250 / 350 / 450
(+100% of bonus Attack Damage)
Additional Damage: [+25 / 30 / 35% of targets missing Health]


Competitive Usage

In Premier Tournaments
Event Bans Picks Wins Losses Win % Picked/Banned in % of Games
Ogn logo.png HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 0 17 7 10 41.2 20
RpPoints.png All-Star Paris 2014 0 4 1 3 25 23.5
LCS logo 25x25.png 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 0 1 1 0 100 5.6
LCS logo 25x25.png 2014 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 6 29 15 14 51.7 31
LCS logo 25x25.png 2014 EU LCS Spring Playoffs 0 7 3 4 42.9 35

Patch History

v6.10

Rocket attacks faster at level 1, but scales worse with attack speed.

Our last round of changes to Switcheroo were targeted at differentiating Jinx’s weapons to make it clear when each should be useful. Pow-Pow’s minigun is for hyper-carry damage output at short range, while Fishbones’ rocket launcher is for poking and area damage at the cost of a significant amount of DPS uptime. We’re happy with how that’s played out, save one unintended goal: the usability of Jinxs’ level 1 rockets suffered immensely. Seeing how our previous change was about making rockets scale worse with items, we’re improving the feel and flow of Jinx’s trusty Fishbones for all of her destructive lane-bullying needs.

Switcheroo!.png Q - Switcheroo!

FISHBONES BASE ATTACK SPEED : 0.531 0.625
FISHBONES ATTACK SPEED PENALTY : 15% reduced bonus attack speed 25% reduced bonus attack speed


v6.1
Bugfixes!

Get Excited!.png Passive - Get Excited!

Tone it down a bit : Fixed a bug where Jinx was getting more than one passive stack after killing an inhibitor

Switcheroo!.png Q - Switcheroo!

freeloader : Fixed a bug where Jinx was able to cast rockets for free when out of mana
lazybones : Fixed a bug where Jinx was receiving less attack speed than intended from Get Excited! when using Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher
no takebacks : Switcheroo! can no longer be cast while disabled


v5.24
Rockets root Jinx for less

Increasing Jinx’s attack frame when using Fishbones had the unintended side-effect of rooting her for longer than attacking in mini-gun, so we’re bringing it in line to make it feel like it did pre-preseason. Her attack speed is still slowed, mind you, but you’ll regain control of your movement much sooner.

Switcheroo!.png Q - Switcheroo!

FISHBONES CAST time : .32 .28
PROC YOU LIKE A HURRICANE : Fixed a bug where Runaan’s Hurricane bolts couldn’t crit while using rockets
DEATH MACHINE FOR LIFE : Hurricane bolts are now mini-rockets while using Fishbones!


v5.22
Passive's attack speed now stacks on multikills, but Rockets lose attack speed.

As you'll notice with many of our markspeople changes this patch, we're focused on pushing each one's unique identity to help them stand out from one another. In Jinx's case, her thing is getting excited and snowballing teamfights, so we're really letting her crank it up to 11 (provided she can make the plays to get there).

General

BASE ATTACK DAMAGE : 53.04 58.46
ATTACK DAMAGE GROWTH STAT : 3 2.41

Get Excited!.png Passive - Get Excited!

NEW GETTING OUT OF HAND! : Getting excited now stacks, increasing Jinx's total attack speed by 15% per stack
DURATION : 4 seconds 6 seconds

Switcheroo!.png Q - Switcheroo!

NEW STUPID ROCKET LAUNCHER : Jinx loses 15% total attack speed while using Fishbones, the Rocket Launcher


'v5.10

"In terms of objective power shifts, this reduces some of Jinx's early game strength and trades it for a bit more lategame power. Philosophically we want to continue highlighting Jinx's late, late game potential, but we were also seeing her start to crush turrets early on once she got a snowball rolling. You might call a change like this a power curve Switcheroo! but then we'd have to hit you for trying too hard."
  • Switcheroo!.png Q - Switcheroo!
    • MINI-GUN BONUS ATTACK SPEED : 30/55/80/105/130% 30/40/50/60/70%
    • [NEW] POW-POW'S LEVELING UP : Mini-gun now gains 0/2/4/6/8/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50/55/60/65/70% additional attack speed based on Jinx's level

v5.8'
Super Mega Death Rocket's close-range damage has been severely reduced.

"Jinx nerfs? EVERYBODY PANIC! Jinx is a champion that plays the game fast and loose, manipulating her range and using her toolbox of diverse (and colorful) explosions to control the battlefield. The only real way to stop this swiss-army-machine-gun was to get in her face, at which point she'd Super Mega Execute You At Close Range and gleefully skip away. It's worth highlighting that Super Mega Death Rocket still has that execute, which means Jinx can continue to get those mid to long range snipes but will just need to be more strategic about it, rather than just shotgunning it into the nearest baddie. "
  • Super Mega Death Rocket!.png R - Super Mega Death Rocket!
    • MINIMUM DAMAGE : 125/175/225 (0.5 bonus attack damage) 25/35/45 (+0.1 bonus attack damage)

v4.21
Rules are made to be broken. Like buildings. BUT NOT CLARITY. NEVER CLARITY.

"Recent updates to the way buff icons are shown have made telling what weapon Jinx is using a little chaotic (and not the kind she prefers). We've changed it so Switcheroo's icon is always the gun you're currently using, and added a flashy-toggle swirl to show you're spending mana while using Fishbones."
  • Switcheroo!.png Q - Switcheroo!
    • SPELL ICON : Switcheroo!'s spell icon displays the gun Jinx will switch to ⇒ the gun Jinx is currently using
    • TOGGLE SWIRLS!!! : When using Rockets, the ability icon will flash (like Ashe's Q) to show that Jinx is now in "mana spending mode"

v4.13

"We are all very excited about this change. Extremely."
  • GetExcited.jpg Passive - Get Excited!
    • NEW UNINHIBITED EXCITEMENT JINX NOW GETS EXCITED WHEN SHE CONTRIBUTES TO KILLING AN INHIBITOR!

v4.5

  • SuperMegaDeathRocket.jpg R - Super Mega Death Rocket!
    • "NEW" BUGFIX: Now goes on cooldown when Jinx finishes firing, rather than when she begins firing
    • "NEW" BUGFIX: If Jinx dies while firing her Super Mega Death Rocket! it will no longer go on cooldown

v4.1
Summary: We’ve lowered Jinx’s base health but increased her health per level. We’re also standardizing Flame Chompers! arm time, reduced its damage at earlier levels and fixing a slight bug.

Given all of Jinx’s other core strengths; we’re looking to reduce some of her early game laning power.

Despite Flame Chompers! taking a little longer to arm – and doing less damage at early levels – Jinx can at least get excited about their increased reliability against champions who could use movement-based abilities to get over them (Vi, Lee Sin, etc).

  • General
    • Base health reduced to 462 (from 500)
    • Health per level increased to 82 (from 80)
  • FlameChompers.jpg E - Flame Chompers!
    • Standardized arm time to 0.7 seconds (from 0.5 to 0.74 seconds)
    • Fixed a bug that would cause Chompers to sometimes not activate on champions dashing over them
    • Reduced damage at earlier levels to 80 / 135 / 190 / 245 / 300 (from 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300)

v3.13
Summary: Switcheroo!’s Minigun attack speed bonus has been reduced at early ranks. Zap!’s base damage has been reduced at early ranks and its mana cost has been slightly increased. Zap! also no longer reveals stealthed units.

Context: We feel that while Jinx's kit has a lot of built-in weakness in the mid and late game, her early lane dominance is so overwhelming that it distorts her overall power across the entire game. The goal here is to address Jinx’s early damage potential while trying to minimize effects on her late game.

  • Switcheroo! - Minigun
    • Total Attack Speed bonus reduced to 30/55/80/105/130% (from 50/70/90/110/130%)
  • Zap!
    • Base damage reduced to 10/60/110/160/210 (from 30/75/120/165/210)
    • Mana cost increased to 50/60/70/80/90 (from 45/55/65/75/85)
    • No longer reveals stealthed units

v3.12
 Jinx released.



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