Tank Jinx Build

Tank Jinx build with runes and items. Tank Jinx guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Tank Jinx build in League of Legends Patch 14.11!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Jinx and build Tank.
Tank Jinx ARAM build with Heartsteel and Grasp of the Undying.
Jinx ARAM modifiers
DMG done -10%
DMG taken +5%

TLDR

Starting items
Giant's Belt should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Jinx ability Switcheroo! should be leveled first.
Q
Jinx ability Flame Chompers! should be leveled second.
E
Jinx ability Zap! should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Heartsteel should be final item in your build.
Overlord's Bloodmail should be final item in your build.
Kaenic Rookern should be final item in your build.
Titanic Hydra should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Ghost as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Tank Jinx Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
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
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 to play

  1. You rush Heartsteel.
  2. After Heartsteel, you can rush Titanic Hydra (more fun, damage and some survi) AND/OR Sundered Sky or just go full tank - depending on if you are behind and if your team needs more damage.
  3. Sundered Sky is very good damage item for this build. It scales off your HP (so Grasp, Heartsteel, Overgrowth). It gives damage and pretty good sustain in fights. Remember to switch targets to maximize the effect!
  4. This is auto attack oriented Jinx build, so do it! Especially if running with Titanic Hydra and Sundered Sky as well.
  5. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for a very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  6. Triumph is better (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  7. 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.
  8. Remember to consume your Heartsteel procs!
  9. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!
  10. You can also be pretty god teamfight disruptor. Just throw Flame Chompers! (E) in the middle for maximum effectiveness.
  11. You can be pretty good peeler. Stay close to your carries and throw Flame Chompers! (E) under them (vs melee) or in front of them (vs mages or enemies who go for them from distance)
  12. Even when playing Tank Jinx and not buying damage items, you still have nice damage. Your Super Mega Death Rocket! (R) will still be pretty good execute ability, dealing AoE based on target's missing health. When used from distance, it will deal even more.

Tips and Tricks

Riot
  1. Rockets aren't always the best choice! Jinx's minigun is incredibly powerful when fully ramped up. Switch to it whenever an enemy champion gets too close.
  2. Jinx's rockets deal full damage to all enemies in the explosion. Use them on minions in lane to hit nearby enemy champions without drawing minion aggro.
  3. When a fight starts try to stay on the edge of fray by poking with rockets and Zap!. Do not run in and unload with the minigun until you feel it is safe.

Skill Order

  • Jinx [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Switcheroo!
  • Jinx [object Object] ability.
    W
    Zap!
  • Jinx [object Object] ability.
    E
    Flame Chompers!
  • Jinx [object Object] ability.
    R
    Super Mega Death Rocket!

Items

Starting items
Giant's Belt item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Starting items vs poke
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Mercury's Treads item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Rush this
Heartsteel item.
Dmg items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Runaan's Hurricane item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Sundered Sky item.
Wit's End item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Good Armor items
Frozen Heart item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Thornmail item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Situational items
Knight's Vow item.
Zeke's Convergence item.
Trailblazer item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Heartsteel item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Thornmail item.