The Jhin League of Legends Champion Spotlight is filled with puns

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Jhin

Riot have always impressed me with their amazing character design. Just take one look at the entire roster for League of Legends and you’ll understand why.

Yes, there are some default, unimaginative champions (Ashe for example, is a plain old frost archer), but they form a very small minority. Otherwise, the line-up has been filled with interesting characters, such as an emo mummy, a little girl with a giant teddy bear, and most recently, a creepy Virtuoso called Jhin.

Our initial goal was pretty clear: we wanted to deliver on a sniping fantasy that was notably different from Caitlyn’s long range gunning. If anything, her fast rate of fire and unlimited ammo aligns her closer to a semiautomatic rifle-wielding gunner, whereas we wanted to really explore what it felt like to use an old fashioned, bolt-action sniper rifle.

We aimed for a champion who had slow and impactful shots, who could express skill through their long-range snipes, and who’d apply pressure with their shots even if they missed. One way or another, every shot would count.

That is how Riot went about conceptualising Jhin – the newest Champion for League of Legends. He was announced a few short weeks ago, and now, finally, he will be entering Summoner’s Rift officially. Here’s his Champion Spotlight, which goes over all of his abilities (which you can read about in more detail right here), and explains how they should be used.

 

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Oh man, the puns in that video are too damn high! I’m going to need a Jhin and tonic after that… HA! Puns aside, that champion spotlight really does help one understand Jhin and how he’s meant to be played. He looks like a really interesting champion, and I think he will fit into Summoner’s Rift just fine.

What about you? Do you like Jhin? Will you be throwing down cash/IP to purchase him immediately?

Last Updated: February 1, 2016

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • The Grand Admiral Chief Prime

    When Matty gets back to Dota after writing about another moba…
    http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mp5nJeB3Aali3LEiK9xW1rQ.jpg

    • Hammersteyn

      haaha

  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    So what you’re saying is that the character design is great, but the game itself is no DOTA?
    Gotcha! 😉

    • hairyknees

      Haha League of Legends and Dota are both great games 🙂

      • Captain JJ ‘saurus

        *he says without any hint of bias. 😀
        All these MOBAS seem the same anyway ;P

        • hairyknees

          Haha I actually am not at all 🙂 I’m one of the few MOBA gamers I know who’s happy to play ALL of them. I’ve poured many hours into Dota, Heroes of Newerth, Heroes of the Storm, and League of Legends. I love them all (HoN is my least favourite)!!!

          I only have a thing for Dota really because I’ve played it the most out of them all. In the past few months though, I’ve weened off it, and find myself playing HotS more.

          ALSO FU MOBAS ARE NOT THE SAME! On the surface they are, but mechanically, they’re not 😛 gtfo

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            XD
            I knew that comment might just break your heart a little. ;P
            I think the last “MOBA” I played was DemiGod. Which I thoroughly enjoyed. But yea, that was a long time ago.

  • I DOTA understand this..

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