AP Jhin Build

AP Jhin build with runes and items. AP Jhin guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play AP Jhin build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-06-29 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Jhin and build AP.
AP Jhin build for ARAM. Liandry's Torment included.
Jhin ARAM modifiers
DMG done -10%
DMG taken +5%


Starting items
Haunting Guise should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Jhin ability Dancing Grenade should be leveled first.
Jhin ability Captive Audience should be leveled second.
Jhin ability Deadly Flourish should be leveled third.
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Liandry's Torment should be final item in your build.
The Collector should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Void Staff should be final item in your build.
Blackfire Torch should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Jhin Runes

Domination major tree Electrocute rune.
Domination major tree Dark Harvest rune.
Domination major tree Hail of Blades rune.
Domination major tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination major tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination major tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination major tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination major tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination major tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination major tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play as Mage building Burn items.
  2. You rush Liandry's Torment.
  3. You burn your enemies. With DOTs. And debuffs.
  4. There's some weird interaction between burn effect from Liandry's Anguish and The Collector item. You will often get kills from that, which makes this build really fun, good and fun to play.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Jhin build, your default rush is Liandry's Torment vs. HP, Blackfire Torch vs. squishes. Then get the other item
  2. Adapt to an enemy team. Are they full of tanks, and they rush tons of Magic Resist? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item to counter MR stacking. Their team has champs with lots of healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item).
  3. Items like Morellonomicon or Oblivon Orb are extra effective with this build, thanks to damage over time effects from Liandry's Torment.
  4. An enemy team has an extremely strong shielding? You can get Serpent's Fang to counter it. It works with your DoTs, meaning shield reduction lasts longer.
  5. They have lots of melee? Or you just want to kite them? Get Rylai's Crystal Scepter.
  6. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.
  7. If you are doing well, are ahead and want to have some fun, you can buy The Collector item. It works off your damage over time effects!
  8. Auto attack and count! Even with AP items, your autoattacks are quite powerful. Every 4th shot is basically an execute, that scales off with enemy missing health.
  9. Depending on the enemy team, you can max E first. If an enemy team has lots of melee champions (tanks, bruisers), you can just run around and put traps under their feet in fights.
  10. You can play very safe from the distance if needed (lots of poke, going in, going after you). Use W, R and place traps.
  11. When enemies are under the turret, put traps in minions weave to trigger them, or behind the turret. This is super annoying to an enemy team (something like Teemo's shrooms).

Tips and Tricks

  1. Before using Ultimate, you can place traps before you, so enemies will have a hard time getting to you in time.
  2. Simple combo: place trap and wait for the enemy to come, then W him, this way he takes tons of damage.
  3. Harder combo: traps stack, you can place multiple in one spot and wait for an enemy with W.
  4. You can use traps for bush control. You can also use them to annoy enemy team - when enemies are under turret, put traps in minions weaves to trigger them, or behind turret.
  5. Slow enemy push by placing traps on the minions' path.
  6. Do not wait for 'special moment' and just use R on the enemy team when possible!
  1. Deadly Flourish has incredible range. When approaching a fight be sure to look ahead for enemies that could be rooted.
  2. Your ultimate deals significantly less damage to enemies with full health. Look to pick off weakened targets as they run away.
  3. You can still cast your spells while reloading. Use them to fill the down time.

Skill Order

  • Jhin [object Object] ability.
    Dancing Grenade
  • Jhin [object Object] ability.
    Deadly Flourish
  • Jhin [object Object] ability.
    Captive Audience
  • Jhin [object Object] ability.
    Curtain Call


Starting items
Haunting Guise item.
Rush this
Liandry's Torment item.
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
For mana problems
Rod of Ages item.
Seraph's Embrace item.
Tear of the Goddess item.
Good items
Horizon Focus item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
The Collector item.
Shadowflame item.
Riftmaker item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Situational items
Morellonomicon item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Imperial Mandate item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
Counter shields
Serpent's Fang item.
Fun item that works with DoTs
The Collector item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Liandry's Torment item.
The Collector item.
Shadowflame item.
Void Staff item.
Blackfire Torch item.