How To Play Janna In League Of Legends
Last Updated: May 30, 2022
Janna is one of the easiest Support champions to play in League of Legends. She’s an enchanter that has everything you would want from the class. Here’s everything you need to know to get you started playing the Storm’s Fury.
If you’re new to playing Support, you came to the right place. Janna has a very easy to use kit that is very beginner friendly. She has everything you need to get you started from heals, shields, and lots of crowd control. She is very mobile despite lacking a true mobility spell plus her impressive range allows her to poke and bully the opposing team’s Bot Lane duo. She is best used when played aggressively but is still pretty strong when played defensively.
Janna’s kit is all about utility. She has just about everything you’ll need and want from an enchanter like her.
Passive – Tailwind
Janna gains 8% bonus Movement Speed when moving towards allied champions, and they gain this bonus when moving toward her.
Tailwind is a pretty straightforward passive. A lot of new players may tend to underestimate this ability but it can be the deciding factor in crucial situations.
Q – Howling Gale
Summons a whirlwind, which deals magic damage to enemies in its path and knocks them into the air for 0.5 seconds.
The whirlwind can be charged up to 3 seconds. For each second charged, it: deals bonus magic damage; knocks up for an additional 0.25 seconds (max 1.25); travels 25% farther.
Howling Gale is your primary damaging ability. You’ll be using this a lot to set up kills or just disrupt the enemy team’s formation. It can be hard to land at first and may take some time to get used to but once you do, it will be one of the best abilities you can use.
W – Zephyr
Passive: While Zephyr is not on cooldown, Janna gains bonus Movement Speed and can move through units.
Active: Deals magic damage to an enemy and slows their Movement Speed for 3 seconds.
Zephyr is another one of your abilities that deal both damage and crowd control. It’s mostly used to help you land your Q while also letting you stick to your targets.The passive, on the other hand, lets you move through units to help you poke down enemies when they try to last hit minions.
E – Eye of the Storm
Shields an allied Champion or turret a shield that decays over 5 seconds. The shield absorbs damage and grants Attack Damage until it is fully depleted. Each ability that slows or knocks back an enemy champion grants 20% heal and shield power for 5 seconds.
Eye of the Storm is Janna’s shielding ability. It’s a super underrated ability that not only shields your target ally, it also gives them a boost in Attack Damage. When coupled with some of the other support items, the buffs your teammate would get will be absolutely massive.
R – Monsoon
Summons forth the might of the wind to knock surrounding enemies back and restores Health to nearby allies each second for 3 seconds.
Monsoon is one of the best team fighting abilities in the game. It lets you heal your teammates while also disrupting the enemy team’s formation. You can use this both to set up kills or to escape from a tight situation.
Runes and Item Builds
When it comes to items, your focus on Janna is to build items that would help her buff up her team while also increasing her mana regeneration.
For your starting items, you begin the game like any other Support. You go with Spellthief’s Edge since it gives you all the stats you need. Later on, this item will have an active ability that will allow you to place wards on any area on the map.
For your Mythic Item, you have two choices: Moonstone Renewer or Shurelya’s Battlesong. Both of them are really good on Janna but we’ll give the slight edge to Moonstone Renewer. Both these items are similar when it comes to stats; their main difference lies in their unique abilities. Moonstone Renewer gives you additional heal whenever you shield your allies while Shurelya’s Battlesong has an active that gives you and your teammates around you bonus movement speed.
After purchasing your desired Mythic, it’s time to upgrade to tier 2 boots. Since you’re a champion reliant on using your abilities, go with Ionian Boots of Lucidity for the ability haste. Next, go for Chemtech Putrifier to imbue you and your allies’ basic attacks with Grievous Wounds. Next, go with Ardent Censer to increase the attack speed of the ally you shield while also giving them bonus on-hit damage. After that, you’ll need Staff of Flowing Water to increase the ability power and ability haste of the ally you’ll be using your shield on. Finally, top off your build with Redemption to make you a bit tankier plus it has an active AoE heal.
For your runes, go with the Inspiration tree and take Glacial Augment as your keystone. This will help you and your team stick to your targets better thanks to the bonus slow it gives. Next, take Magical Footwear for free boots, Biscuit Delivery for the sustain, and Time Warp Tonic to immediately get the effects of health potions and biscuits you consume. For your secondaries, take Font of Life and Revitalize from the Resolve tree. Font of Life lets your team deal more damage to enemies whose movements you impair, while Revitalize makes your shield stronger. For rune shards, take Ability Haste, Adaptive Force, and Magic Resist.
- You don’t have to wait for Howling Gale to fully charge up when using it to poke your enemies. Try to use it while in a brush to surprise them when they come near.
- Janna is countered by Senna, Xerath, Zyra, Vel’Koz, and Brand. If you’re matched up against these champions, try to play it safe instead of being aggressive.
- For your summoner spells, take Exhaust and Flash. Exhaust lets you slow down an enemy’s movement speed and attack speed, allowing you and your team to follow up. Flash, on the other hand, gives you another layer of mobility in your kit.
So there you have it! That’s all you need to know about playing Janna in League of Legends. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite games. Have fun and we’ll see you on the Rift!