Janna in ARAM in Season 12 – Strengths and Weaknesses
If you want the very best support in season 12 in ARAM, then pray to the League of Legends Gods to grant you, Janna! This champion is extremely strong in this game mode because she rises to power only after a few minutes in. Her mythic item is very cheap, and it boosts her potential to carry a hundredfold!
Janna’s power lies in her ability to set up kills but also to avoid getting harmed. Her Q – Howlin Gale has an excellent range, and it’s much easier to hit in ARAM since the terrain is narrower. Her W – Zephyr can surprise you with its damage, while her E – Eye of the Storm becomes a “half-HP” shield when you max it up. And her R – Monsoon tops everybody’s health, and it’s an invaluable tool for healing in ARAM!
However, the biggest downside to playing Janna is that she can be too squishy. Enemy champions can fairly easy one-shot you or just melt you in one stun. You’ll have to be very careful about how you position, where you click, and which fights you engage in. But if you play on the defensive foot and take all these things into consideration, then you can tilt your opponents in no time!
This is our complete guide on how to best build Janna in season 12 in ARAM, which runes to pick up, as well as what to consider when choosing your Summoner Spells. So let’s begin!
Best Build for Janna in ARAM in Season 12
The best Summoner’s Spells for Janna in ARAM are Flash and Clarity. As Janna, you can frequently end up having mana issues, so Clarity helps a ton with that, especially in the early 5 to 10 minutes. Plus, it helps your team as well.
You can also switch up to Heal if your teammates bring Clarity of their own. Mark can also be a good option if you want to be the playmaker and do inSec kicks with Janna’s ultimate.
Best runes for Janna in ARAM
Arcane Comet has been the default keystone option for Janna for a long time. This is the case in season 12 as well, primarily because Janna can spam its effect very easily thanks to her W. The applied slow helps her land the comet, and since Janna has only two damaging abilities, Arcane Comet is an excellent DPS boost for a support champion.
Manaflow Band is here to fix Janna’s mana problem. The way this rune works is pretty simple, actually. Once in 15 seconds, you have the chance to both return your missing mana and to increase your maximum mana. And you only have to damage an enemy champion with either Q or W for it!
Transcendence will add a bunch of ability haste to your kit and help you spam those tornados for the rest of the game. Combined with your item build, you’re looking at a very active Janna from start to end!
And Gathering Storm is the preferred rune for Janna in the last row of the Sorcery tree. Every 10 minutes, it gives you a bonus flat AP, which is an excellent way to build your damaging without spending gold for it.
For secondary runes, you should go for Domination, and Relentless Hunter especially. Now, Janna is naturally a very speedy champion. But with a stacked-up Relentless Hunter, she practically flies over the map. Yes, the bonus cancels as soon as you enter combat, but it’s very useful when trying to reach your teammates when they need help.
Eyeball Collection is the only other rune choice that significantly helps Janna. It passively builds her AP without any effort. So you only have to pick up before the game starts and forget about it.
The choice for bonuses is the easiest of all. Two Adaptive Forces and one Armor / Magic Penetration is the way to go in all ARAM games.
Best items for Janna in ARAM
Imperial Mandate is the mythic item we mentioned at the start. It gives Janna all of her most important stats – ability power, ability haste, health, and mana regeneration. And it only costs 2500 gold, so you can purchase it on your first back.
Imperial Mandate will deal bonus magic damage to enemies when you use either Q or W against them. Plus, it increases the value of any AP item you buy next.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
As for boots, Janna goes best with Ionian Boots of Lucidity. Her best stat is ability haste, and anything that increases it is more than welcome.
Ardent Censer is part of Janna’s core item build in ARAM, as well as ranked and URF. It transforms her E and R into game-breaking boosts that benefit all your teammates, especially the marksmen champions.
Staff of Flowing Waters
Staff of Flowing Waters provides a nice movement speed buff for Janna and her teammates every time she uses a shield or a heal. And it can be excellent for both running away and chasing down enemies.
Redemption is a great way to double your healing potential as Janna. It’s another very cheap item that you can always purchase, which will help you keep your friends alive. Plus, you can use it while you’re dead!
And as for the last item, we highly suggest you go for Rabadon’s Deathcap. By the time you reach it, you’ll already have great utility with the rest of your build. Rabadon’s Deathcap will not only enhance your damage but your shields as well. Getting it can make you powerful enough to close the game on your own!