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"Art requires a certain... cruelty." - Jhin OriginalSquare Jhin

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 Whisper 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 ideal 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. Armed militias searched the forests, towns hired demon hunters, Master Yi OriginalSquare Wuju masters patrolled the roads - but nothing slowed the beast's grisly work.

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 OriginalSquare Shen, and star apprentice Zed OriginalSquare 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 Jhin OriginalSquare Khada Jhin.

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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.

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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?

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  • Blood Moon Jhin

Patch History

  • Whisper Whisper
    • Final shot AD ratio against structures increased to 150% AD from 120% AD.
  • Whisper Whisper
    • Bug Fix: Now properly respawns with full ammunition.
  • Captive Audience Captive Audience
    • Bug Fix: No longer deploys a Captive Audience trap instead of a Whisper Whisper fourth shot in certain scenarios.
  • Stats
    • Base health increased to 585 from 556.
    • Health growth increased to 93 from 91.
  • Whisper Whisper
    • Bug Fix: Fourth shot can no longer be cancelled against minions and monsters.
    • Bug Fix: No longer auto-targets enemies and monsters with his fourth shot when idle.
  • Whisper Whisper
    • Undocumented: The fourth attack can now be cancelled against minions and monsters.
V10.2 - February 2nd Hotfix
  • Dancing Grenade Dancing Grenade
    • Undocumented: The grenade's damage is now properly increased if Jhin kills the target the grenade last bounced off.
V10.2 - January 30th Hotfix
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 59 from 57.
  • Deadly Flourish Deadly Flourish
    • Cooldown reduced to 12 seconds from 14.
    • Root duration increased to 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 seconds from 0.75 / 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75.
  • Deadly Flourish Deadly Flourish
    • Bug Fix: Range/cast indicator now appears correctly.
  • Captive Audience Captive Audience
    • Trap duration increased to 180 seconds from 120.
    • Recharge time to reduced to 28 / 25 / 22 / 19 / 16 seconds from 28 / 27 / 26 / 25 / 24.
  • Curtain Call Curtain Call
    • Damage multiplier increased to 0% − 300% (based on target's missing health) from 0% − 250% (based on target's missing health).
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where the level-up tooltip was displaying incorrect values.
  • Dancing Grenade Dancing Grenade
    • Minimum AD ratio increased to 45 / 52.5 / 60 / 67.5 / 75% AD from 40 / 47.5 / 55 / 62.5 / 70% AD.
  • Deadly Flourish Deadly Flourish
    • New Effect: Can now ping whether the ability is within range or not.
  • Curtain Call Curtain Call
    • New Effect: Can now ping whether the ability is within range or not.
  • Whisper Whisper
    • Bug Fix: Movement speed bonus on crit is now determined based on his attack speed when the basic attack fires, rather than when it hits.
    • Bug Fix: If he crits multiple times in a row, his movement speed bonus is now recalculated for each crit, rather than each crit refreshing the duration of the first crit's bonus.
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where he was getting an empowered haste off his first Hail of Blades rune Hail of Blades attack (the one that triggers it).
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where he was not getting an empowered haste off his third Hail of Blades rune Hail of Blades attack.
  • Captive Audience Captive Audience
    • Bug Fix: No longer fails to play sound and animation if the trap is triggered in brush.
  • Stats
    • Base health increased to 556 from 540.
    • Health growth increased to 91 from 85.
    • Base armor reduced to 24 from 29.
    • Base health regeneration reduced to 3.75 from 6.
    • Base attack damage reduced to 57 from 61.
    • Attack damage growth increased to 4.7 from 4.
  • Whisper Whisper
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where it interacted recursively with Guinsoo's Rageblade item Guinsoo's Rageblade's bonus attack damage-granting effect to grant more attack damage than intended. Now it stacks multiplicatively.
  • Captive Audience Captive Audience
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where they would trigger repeatedly against intro bots.
  • Jhin PROJECTCircle PROJECT: Jhin
    • Bug Fix: Music once again plays at the beginning of the game upon first move.
  • Whisper Whisper
    • Passive attack damage increased to 4% − 44% (based on level) from 2% − 40% (based on level).
  • Dancing Grenade Dancing Grenade
    • AD ratio increased to 40 / 47.5 / 55 / 62.5 / 70% AD from 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% AD.
  • Deadly Flourish Deadly Flourish
    • New Effect: Any of Jhin's damage now marks enemy champions with Caught Out, allowing the Root icon root with Deadly Flourish.
  • Curtain Call Curtain Call
    • Base damage increased to 50 / 125 / 200 from 50 / 115 / 180.
  • Dancing Grenade Dancing Grenade
    • New Effect: Now draws nearby minion aggro when targeting an enemy champion.
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 61 from 53.
    • Base armor increased to 29 from 20.
  • Dancing Grenade Dancing Grenade
    • Base damage reduced to 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 from 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150.
    • AD ratio increased to 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% AD from 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% AD.
  • Curtain Call Curtain Call
    • Base damage increased to 50 / 115 / 180 from 40 / 100 / 160.
  • Stats
    • Magic resistance growth increased to 0.5 from 0.
  • Jhin BloodMoonCircle Blood Moon Jhin
    • Bug Fix: No longer uses Classic Jhin's critical strike VFX.
  • Jhin HighNoonCircle High Noon Jhin
    • Curtain Call Curtain Call
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where the range indicator was too large.
  • Dancing Grenade Dancing Grenade
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where casting it from fog of war / brush would not reveal Jhin to enemy champions.
  • Captive Audience Captive Audience
    • New Effect: Targetable hitbox increased to 125 units from 50.
  • Curtain Call Curtain Call
    • Slow duration reduced to 0.5 seconds from 0.75.
  • Deadly Flourish Deadly Flourish
    • AD ratio reduced to 50% AD from 70% AD.
    • Damage modifier versus minions and monsters increased to 75% from 65%.
  • Curtain Call Curtain Call
    • Base damage reduced to 40 / 100 / 160 from 50 / 125 / 200.
    • Bonus damage per 1% of enemy's missing health increased to 2.5% from 2%.
    • Removed: Cooldown refund.
    • Clarity: Enemies now have an indicator for the max range of Curtain Call.
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Restored High Noon's harmonica sound effect when his fourth shot is ready.
  • Dancing Grenade Dancing Grenade
    • Mana cost increased to 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 from 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50.
    • Base damage reduced to 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 from 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160.
      • Maximum damage reduced to 123.01 / 184.52 / 246.03 / 307.54 / 369.05 from 147.62 / 209.13 / 270.64 / 332.15 / 393.66.
  • Captive Audience Captive Audience
    • Mana cost reduced to 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50 from 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60.
  • Stats
    • Base health regen increased to 6 from 5.5.
    • Health regen growth increased to 0.55 from 0.5
    • Movement speed increased to 330 from 325.
  • Whisper Whisper
    • Bug Fix: Rapid Firecannon item Rapid Firecannon's buff would consume itself if Jhin reloaded.
    • New Effect: Death In 4 Acts' final shot's critical strike applies against structures.
      • Clarity: The bonus physical damage isn't applied.
      • New Effect: Every Moment Matters' critical damage reduction is increased to 44%.
    • New Effect: All bonus attack speed is affected by attack speed slows affecting Every Moment Matters' bonus attack damage.
  • Deadly Flourish Deadly Flourish
    • New Effect: The Caught Out mark cannot fall off during the cast animation.
    • New Effect: Applies spell effects as a single-target ability versus champions.
  • Captive Audience Captive Audience
    • New Effect: Constantly applies the Caught Out mark rather than just to the enemies inside upon activating and/or detonating.
  • Curtain Call Curtain Call
    • New Effect: Applies spell effects as a single-target ability versus champions.
    • Bug Fix: Enemies will no longer 'stutter' on the edge of Jhin's screen while ulting.
  • Curtain Call Curtain Call
    • Animations improved for players with high-resolution screens.
  • Added


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