Support Jhin Build

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

Updated: 2024-06-29 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Jhin and build Support.
Support Jhin build with Imperial Mandate that's all about slowing and disrupting fights.
Jhin ARAM modifiers
DMG done -10%
DMG taken +5%


Starting items
Bandleglass Mirror should be final item in your build.
Tear of the Goddess should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Jhin ability Captive Audience should be leveled first.
Jhin ability Deadly Flourish should be leveled second.
Jhin ability Dancing Grenade should be leveled third.
Final items
Ionian Boots of Lucidity should be final item in your build.
Imperial Mandate should be final item in your build.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Frozen Heart should be final item in your build.
Kaenic Rookern should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Glacial Augment from Inspiration tree.
Minor rune Resolve.
Summoner spells
Pick Exhaust as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Support Jhin Runes

Inspiration major tree Glacial Augment rune.
Inspiration major tree Unsealed Spellbook rune.
Inspiration major tree First Strike rune.
Inspiration major tree Hextech Flashtraption rune.
Inspiration major tree Magical Footwear rune.
Inspiration major tree Cash Back rune.
Inspiration major tree Triple Tonic rune.
Inspiration major tree Time Warp Tonic rune.
Inspiration major tree Biscuit Delivery rune.
Inspiration major tree Cosmic Insight rune.
Inspiration major tree Approach Velocity rune.
Inspiration major tree Jack Of All Trades rune.
Resolve minor tree Demolish rune.
Resolve minor tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve minor tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve minor tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve minor tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve minor tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve minor tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve minor tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve minor tree Unflinching 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. This build is all about Imperial Mandate.
  2. And also all about slows.
  3. You support through disrupting fights, being annoying, Slowing/Healing/Buffing and soaking damage.

How to play

  1. Your core items - Imperial Mandate and optionally Rylai's Crystal Scepter for even more slows (and consistency).
  2. Your CC triggers Glacial Augument that slows AOE. All Slows trigger Font of Life AND Imperial Mandate, healing and buffing your allies.
  3. Since LoL Patch 14.1 Imperial Mandate is changed. Now you need your team to proc it to deal any damage. So you need to play a little bit differently. Do not spam mindlessly. Try coordinating it with your team - when they are about to poke or when they go in.
  4. Font of Life heal can trigger various support items, like Ardent Censer or Staff of Flowing Water or even Moonstone Renewer!
  5. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  6. You can play very safe from the distance if needed (lots of poke, going in, going after you). Use W, R and place traps.
  7. Auto attack and count! Even with AP items, your autoattacks are quite powerful. Every 4th shot is basically execute, that scales off with enemy missing health.

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
Bandleglass Mirror item.
Tear of the Goddess item.
Rush this #1
Imperial Mandate item.
Optional rush #2
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good support items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Locket of the Iron Solari item.
Redemption item.
Shurelya's Battlesong item.
Ardent Censer item.
Moonstone Renewer item.
Staff of Flowing Water item.
Good tank items
Fimbulwinter item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Knight's Vow item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Good MR items
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Good Armor items
Randuin's Omen item.
Thornmail item.
Frozen Heart item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
For mana problems
Tear of the Goddess item.
Seraph's Embrace item.
Situational dmg items
Serylda's Grudge item.
Titanic Hydra item.
The Collector item.
Sundered Sky item.
Muramana item.
Liandry's Torment item.
Runaan's Hurricane item.
Counter healing
Executioner's Calling item.
Chempunk Chainsword item.
Counter shielding
Serpent's Fang item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Wrath item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Example final build
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Imperial Mandate item.
Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.
Spirit Visage item.
Frozen Heart item.
Kaenic Rookern item.