How to Win Ahri vs Janna Counter Matchup Ahri is in the b tier of champions

Ahri vs Janna

How to Beat Janna as Ahri in LoL Janna is in the s tier of champions
Mage Assassin
Support Mage

How to Beat Janna as Ahri

based on 2,275 Ahri vs Janna matchups
Win Rate
48.5 %
K/D/A
2.58
Pick Rate
2.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter stats from the millions of ranked League rounds that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Janna as Ahri resulted from an examination of 2275 ranked games where both champions faced off against each other. This matchup is relatively rare. Ahri is forced to battle against Janna in only 2.6% of her games.

Ahri vs Janna Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Ahri has done a dismal job of beating Janna. On average, she wins a acceptable 48.5% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Ahri against Janna games, Ahri’s team is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood, indicating that she most likely will get first blood against Janna.

Best Ahri vs Janna Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Sapphire CrystalAmplifying Tome

Core Ahri Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestZhonya's HourglassHorizon Focus

Optional Items

Rabadon's DeathcapShadowflameVoid StaffMorellonomicon

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Ahri to level up q
>
Second ability for Ahri to level up w
>
Last skill for Ahri to max out e

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Sorcery Manaflow BandTranscendence
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Ahri's passive ability p
Ahri q ability q
Ahri w ability w
Ahri e ability e
Ahri's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
14
E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Janna as Ahri

Tips for Playing as Ahri against Janna

Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.

Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.

Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.

Advice to Win Against Janna

Save an interrupt ability for when Janna uses her ultimate.

Listen for the charge up sound on Howling Gale in case Janna is trying to hit you with it from off screen or from brush.

Janna's at her strongest when buffing another ally. If you can harass her ally, it will weaken her ability to fight you.

Ahri vs Janna Counter Stats

Ahri Image
Win Rate
48.5 %
VS
Win Rate
51.5 %
Janna Image
5.3
< Kills >
0.9
4.8
< Deaths >
4.8
7.1
< Assists >
13.5
1.23
< Killing Sprees >
0.12
158
< Minions Killed >
17
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.54
1,495
< Physical Damage >
802
13,351
< Magic Damage >
3,765
4,808
< True Damage >
378
19,654
< Damage Dealt >
4,946
19,095
< Damage Taken >
14,803
10,658
< Gold Earned >
7,455
1.95
< Towers >
2.09
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
4,330
< Total Healing >
8,289
13,359
< Experience >
10,052
20
< Vision Score >
50
9
< Wards Placed >
23
72
< Time Dealing CC >
260

How to Counter Janna with Ahri in LoL

The stats provided here show several strategic Ahri against Janna matchup stats that may help you realize the differences between the two. For instance, Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Janna’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Janna. This observation is largely caused by the difference in kills.

Ahri normally has a much larger longest killing spree than her counter does. Typically, she receives more damage than Janna. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also illustrate that the one champ has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Ahri and Janna

Damage Types Compared

Ahri
Janna
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Ahri
Janna

Who is Better, Ahri or Janna?

Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Ahri usually loses when trying to fight Janna, with a 48.5% win rate. As a result, Ahri makes a poor counter for Janna.

While Ahri does have a lower win rate compared to Janna, when facing one another, Ahri also has a lower difficulty level that makes her a less complex champ to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Ahri into Janna.

Furthermore, Ahri has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Janna. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Janna matchups, Janna is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Ahri is a somewhat poor counter to Janna. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Ahri against Janna.

Additional Information for Ahri Players

How We Calculated Our Ahri vs Janna Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Janna as Ahri, we analyzed 2,275 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Janna as Ahri comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Ahri in order to counter Janna during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Ahri usually racks up much more CS compared to Janna. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to use in your Ahri versus Janna build include Luden's Tempest, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Horizon Focus. When Ahri included at least these three pieces in her build, she did much better when facing Janna than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Ahri had an average winrate of 48.5% battling Janna with this build.

To have the highest likelihood of coming out on top against Janna as Ahri, you should use the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Ahri vs Janna battles, this combination of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 48.5% winrate overall.

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