Jhin, the Virtuoso, now available!

Posted on at 10:06 AM by Moobeat
[2/8 Update: It has been a week since release and Jhin's price has been reduced to 6300 IP!]

"Your life had no value before me." - Jhin, the Virtuoso is now available for purchase!
During his first week of availability, Jhinwill be priced at 975 RP / 7800 IP, after which he will drop to the standard 6300 IP price point. Alternatively, you can pick up Jhin and High Noon Jhin in his limited time release bundle for 1837 RP through February 8th.

Continue reading for preview of Jhin's performance, including a full run down of Jhin abilities, a look at his release skin High Noon Jhin, and more!

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Jhin Now Available

From the official release announcement - "Jhin, the Virtuoso, available now":
"It’s time to get your snipe on.

Scope out more Jhin news here:

Dust off your duster and saddle up, because High Noon Jhin’s comin’ to town. The skin’ll set you back a couple of gold nuggets - 1350 RP if you’re into digital moolah - or can be picked up with Jhin’s launch bundle for 1837 RP. You’ve got until 23:59 PT on 2/8 to pick up the bundle - after that, it’s headin’ for the hills. Yeehaw? Yeehaw."

"I wonder what they think when they see me." Continue scrolling for a better look!

Jhin, the Virtuoso

Champion Spotlight

For a quick rundown on Jhin's abilities and gameplay, check out his champion spotlight:

Stats & Abilities

  • Range: 550
  • Movespeed: 325
  • Attack Damage: 53
  • Attack Damage Growth: 4
  • Health: 540
  • Health Growth: 85
  • Mana: 300
  • Mana Growth: 50
  • Health Regen: 1.1
  • Health Regen Growth: .1
  • Mana Regen: 1.2
  • Mana Regen Growth: .16
  • Armor: 20
  • Armor Growth: 3.5
  • Magic Resist: 30

Whisper (Passive) 
Death in 4 Acts - Jhin's hand cannon has a fixed attack speed (.63 - increases at ~3% per level) and can be fired 4 times before needing to be reloaded. The 4th bullet always Crits and deals bonus damage equal to 15-25% of the target's missing health.  
Every Moment Matters - Critical Strike Chance and Bonus Attack Speed have special scaling:
  • Attack Damage is increased by X [ (2-40 based on level)% + (40% of Crit Chance) %+ (25% of bonus attack speed)% of total AD).
  • Jhin's Crits deal 25% reduced damage but grant him 10% ( +40% of bonus attack speed) movement speed for 2 seconds.
[NOTE: Will reload after a short time without attacking.] 

Dancing Grenade (Q)
30/35/40/45/50 Mana 
7/6.5/6/5.5/5 sec Cooldown 
Jhin launches a cartridge at the targeted enemy that deals 60/85/110/135/160 (+.3/.35/.4/.45/.5 total AD) (+.6 AP) physical damage before bouncing to a nearby target that has not yet been hit. 
The cartridge can hit a maximum of 4 times. Each kill by the cartridge increases the damage of subsequent hits by 35%.

Deadly Flourish (W) 
50/60/70/80/90 Mana 
14 sec Cooldown 
Jhin fires a long range shot that stops on the first champion hit, dealing 50/85/120/155/190 (+.7 Total AD) physical damage to it, and 65% of that damage to minions and monsters hit along the way. 
If Deadly Flourish strikes a champion that has been hit by one of Jhin's basic attacks, Lotus Traps, or allies within the last 4 seconds it will root them for .75/1/1.25/1.50/1.75 seconds and grants Jhin movement speed as though he had crit them.

    Captive Audience (E) 
    40/45/50/55/60 Mana 
    2 sec Cooldown 
    Jhin places an invisible Lotus Trap at the target location that lasts 2 minutes and activates when stepped on, revealing nearby enemies for 4 seconds.  
    The trap leaves behind a zone that slows everything inside by 35%, and detonates after 2 seconds, dealing 20/80/140/200/260 (+1.2 Total AD) (+1.0 AP) magic damage (65% damage on subsequent hits and  vs. minions and monsters). 
    Jhin prepares a new trap every 28/27/26/25/24 (reduced by CDR) seconds and can store 2 at once.  
    Beauty in Death - When Jhin kills an enemy champion a Lotus Trap will spawn and detonate where they were killed. 

    Curtain Call (R) 
    100 Mana 
    120/105/90 sec Cooldown 
    Jhin sets up and channels, enabling him to fire 4 super shots at extreme range in a cone in front of him. The shots stop on the first champion hit, slowing it by 80% for .75 seconds and dealing 50/125/200 (+.25 total AD) physical damage, increased by 2% for each 1% health the target is missing. The 4th shot crits for 200% damage.  
    If cancelled early, Curtain Call's cooldown is refunded by 10% each unused shot.


    Jhin's VO is up, clocking in at over 20 minutes! 

    [Click here for an explanation of the  by Riot Utora!]

    This includes oodles of special taunts for champions like Bard, Draven, Garen, Illaoi, Jinx, Katarina, Lucian, Rek'sai , Shen, Sion, Sona, Tahm Kench, and Zed. He also has unique taunts for Ionian and Noxian champions as well as special lines for purchasing items in the shop!

    Jhin's champion select quote is:

     "In carnage I bloom like a flower in the dawn"

    Interested in any of the non-English voiceovers? You can find videos here:

    Background / Lore

    Here's Jhin's short form in-client lore, expect a longer version on his champion page at release!
    "'Art requires a certain... cruelty.''

    Jhin is a meticulous criminal psychopath who believes murder is art. Once an Ionian prisoner, but freed by shadowy elements within Ionia's ruling council, the serial killer now works as their cabal's assassin. Using his gun as his paintbrush, Jhin creates works of artistic brutality, horrifying victims and onlookers. He gains a cruel pleasure from putting on his twisted theater, making him the best choice to send the most powerful of messages: terror."

    This bio is available in long form on Jhin's  champion page and champion bio page:
    "Khada Jhin, the Virtuoso 
    “Art requires a certain…cruelty.” 
    Jhin is a meticulous criminal psychopath who believes murder is art. Once an Ionian prisoner, but freed by shadowy elements within Ionia’s ruling council, the serial killer now works as their cabal's assassin. Using his gun as his paintbrush, Jhin creates works of artistic brutality, horrifying victims and onlookers. He gains a cruel pleasure from putting on his gruesome theater, making him the best choice to send the most powerful of messages: terror. 
    For years, Ionia’s southern mountains were plagued by the infamous “Golden Demon.” Throughout the province of Zhyun, a monster slaughtered scores of travelers and sometimes whole farmsteads, leaving behind twisted displays of corpses. 
    In desperation, the Council of Zhyun sent an envoy to beg Great Master Kusho for help. Upon hearing of the region’s plight, Kusho feigned an excuse for why he couldn’t help. But a week later, the master, his son Shen, and star apprentice Zed, disguised themselves as merchants and moved to the province. In secret, they visited the countless families emotionally shattered by the killings, dissected the horrific crime scenes, and looked for possible connections or patterns to the murders. 
    Their investigation took four long years, and left the three men changed. The famous red mane of Kusho turned white; Shen, known for his wit and humor, became somber; and Zed, the brightest star of Kusho’s temple, began to struggle with his studies. Upon finally finding a pattern to the killings, the Great Master is quoted as saying: “Good and evil are not truths. They are born from men and each sees the shades differently.” 
    Depicted in a variety of plays and epic poems, the capture of the “Golden Demon” would be the seventh and final great feat in the illustrious career of Lord Kusho. On the eve of the Blossom Festival in Jyom Pass, Kusho disguised himself as a renowned calligrapher to blend in with the other guest artists. Then he waited. Everyone had assumed only an evil spirit could commit these horrifying crimes, but Kusho had realized the killer was an ordinary man. The famed “Golden Demon” was actually a mere stagehand in Zhyun’s traveling theaters and opera houses working under the name Khada Jhin. 
    When they caught Jhin, young Zed marched forward to kill the cowering man, but Kusho held him back. Despite the horrors of Jhin’s actions, the legendary master decided the killer should be taken alive and left at Tuula Prison. Shen disagreed, but accepted the emotionless logic of his father’s judgment. Zed, disturbed and haunted by the murder scenes he had witnessed, was unable to understand or accept this mercy, and it is said a resentment began to bloom in his heart. 
    Though imprisoned in Tuula for many years, the polite and shy Khada Jhin revealed little of himself - even his real name remained a mystery. But while a prisoner, the monks noted he was a bright student who excelled in many subjects, including smithing, poetry, and dance. Regardless, the guards and monks could find nothing to cure him of his morbid fascinations. 
    Outside the prison, Ionia fell into turmoil as the Noxian empire’s invasion led to political instability. War awoke the tranquil nation’s appetite for bloodshed. The peace and balance Kusho had famously fought to protect was shattered from within as dark hearts rose in power and secret alliances competed for influence. Desperate to counter the power of the ninja and Wuju swordsmen, a cabal within the ruling council conspired to secretly free Jhin and turn him into a weapon of terror. 
    Now with access to the Kashuri armories’ new weapons, and nearly unlimited funds, the scale of Khada Jhin’s “performances” has grown. His work has brought fear to many foreign dignitaries and to Ionia’s secret political underground, but how long will a serial killer, craving attention, be satisfied working in the shadows?"

    Release Skin - High Noon Jhin

    "You shoot to kill, you better hit the heart.High Noon Jhin, Jhin's release skin, is also now available individually or as part of the release bundle!

    High Noon Jhin

    1350 RP

    Login Theme

    Of course, what champion release would be complete without a new login theme; here's the track for Jhin!

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