Shaco Build Guide by Sariondil
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Hello! Now I wish to introduce my 3v3 build with my favourite hero Shaco! Shaco is melee AD champion and almost everybody call him OP. Maybe he is. Or maybe they can't stand how good Shaco can be,even when he is not OP.
Why I choose Shaco? Because he is so cool? Yeah he is,but he is Demon Jester. :) I choose Shaco,because I can say i have a lot of experience with this champion and i wish to share this to everybody who likes Shaco as I do.
Pros / Cons
Awesome move speed
Deceiving trough walls has never been so easy!
Passive slow from E
Has quite decent skill cap
Clone! (feel like StarWars Stormtrooper?)
In bigger fights can't do well
Almost always targeted 1st
A lot of AD champs you can see on top can destroy Shaco easly.
Hard to master
Very hard to master
Abilites- Shaco deals 20% bonus damage when striking a unit from behind.
Never run away from Shaco. Good tip. But they don't even need to run away from you. If you are trying to do fast FB,then try to strike from behind of your target. When enemy hits (and don't have big attack speed) you can move (fast!) behind him and deal 20% more dmg,but you have to be fast and have a lot of experience with Shaco to do it. It's hard but awesome trick how to win lane.
- Shaco instantly stealths for 3.5 seconds, and teleports to target nearby location. If he attacks while stealthed, the attack is guaranteed to crit for 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 % bonus damage.
Your most useful skill.. Used for offensive chasing or dmg dealing or deffensive escaping or dodgin enemy skills.Do you like dodging Ashe's Enchanted Crystal Arrow? Do it with Deceive! Now you can dodge every skill shot. Unsless it's on CD. Or you're out of mana... Don't waste your mana for nothin'! Damage dealt by Deceive scales with Backstab Greater Seal of Critical Damage or any ... of Furor, Sheen or Trinity Force and Infinity Edge
- Shaco creates a Jack in the Box at the target location with 150 health. It will Stealth after 2 seconds, and pop out when an enemy comes near (300 range), fearing nearby enemies for 0.5 / 0.75 / 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 second(s) and attacking them.
It deals 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 (+20% of ability power) damage, and lasts 60 seconds while stealthed or 5 seconds while firing. Casting Jack In The Box does break stealth.
This spell can make difference between win and lose of fight. Imagine you're fighting with Jax. You spawn on right side of the map. Go to top plane,put box on closer side of your brush. Slowly extend boxes to left grass. When Jax will engage you,you'll be able to fear him a few times. 0.5 fear with 175dmg in 5 seconds per box can give you huge adventage and better chance to kill him. Boxes can be also used as mini wards,such as Teemo's Shrooms. You can also ward Dragon,buffs,important paths or just block escape route of your enemies. Think about using it.
- Passive: While Two-Shiv Poison is ready to cast: Shaco's attacks poison his target, reducing their movement speed by 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30 % for 2 seconds. Affected minions also have their chance to hit reduced by 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30 %.
Active: Shaco throws a dagger to target enemy dealing 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 (+100% of ability power) (+1.0 per bonus attack damage) magic damage, and poisons them for 3 seconds. The passive is deactivated during the cooldown.
I can't stand throwing this skill after 1st attack.DO NOT EVER DO THIS.Seriously. It's not good idea. CD on this skill is around 8 seconds. Slow from throwed dagger lasts 5 seconds. In those 3 seconds can unslowed enemy escape. Better auto-attack him all day and only if he's low on HP or Flashed forward,then throw it. Not when you're fighting him. Somethimes it's good to use it just for more dmg dealt but not when he's running away.
- Shaco stealths for half a second and creates an illusion of himself nearby, which deals 75% of Shaco's damage and receives 50% increased damage (Deals half damage to turrets and inhibitors). On death, the illusion deals 300 / 450 / 600 (+100% of ability power) magic damage to nearby enemies.
Lasts up to 18 seconds.
This is why Shaco is so awesome. It's hard to control clone,but if you can control and use well it,you'll win. There is lot of usable options what to do with your clone. In 18 seconds you can have Aggro for Dragon,buff or tower. Can be even lure to get your enemies closer to you and your teammates or to box. Awesome combe is when you throw box into grass right when your enemy came into it and then hit ulti. You'll be able to hit him many times (you and your clone) because he'll be feared by box. Even with flash he won't escape,you have Deceive. If enemy is chasing you and you're low on hp,you can hit ulti and try to trick your enemy with it. You one way,your clone another one. Clone will also FOLLOW you if you go somewhere. Why don't you hit ulti and send clone forward and then run behind it. They will try to kill your clone,because they know it will follow you,but they don't know it's just trick. It's risky but almost always worth.
Greater Mark of Desolation - Normal stuff for any AD champion depending on his basic attacks. Penetrating enemy armor should help you in many situations.
- With this I have many experiences... There are viable and too. You can use to improve your dmg with and your critical strikes. It also provides cool bonus with . And use to better chance on critical strike,but it's useless. Try it,but armor seals are best. Giving you additional Armor in earlygame and then rest of game is vs (and they will come) AD solotop champion necessary.
- You will ask me "Why not magic resist?". And I will answer you with "Because you will have smaller cooldowns on your abilites and it will save you many times". In fact you should be able to kill any AP hero (maybe except Kassadin and his annoying Rift Walk or Vladimir and other huge hp champs. And lower cooldowns can really save your butt so prepare for this.
- And here we go. Last choice that you maybe don't understand. Move speed quints. I guess everybody was sometimes... Disapointed when low hp enemy be able to run away and you were not able to catch him. So one day i told my mother "I don't want any food today" and I started play and soon I bought 3 Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed and can stop this stupid fleeting.
Masteries are 24/0/6 because i wasn't able to cut it into 21/0/9. You will tell me "Cut the lifesteal off,you got lantern!" but i can't do this. I know many situacions,where i was low on health and just cutting creeps of healed me to full hp. These 3% are usable everywhere.You will need it,trust to me. I am not going write it in depth,everything is standard and i have no idea how to make it better.
OK,my favourite part.
At first,you will need . And why? It will give you health,lifesteal and dmg boost to start. You will have bigger chance to take first blood or just assist. If you took FB,you have golds to buy to little armor boost and it's part of . Then you are just following item sequence and complete your build. Shaco without Infinity is dead Shaco. There is no necessary things I have to explain. The Black Cleaver for attack speed and AD. Trinity Force for Sheen and everything you need. The Bloodthirster for Lifesteal and AD.Second The Bloodthirster for EVEN MORE of this... :D
Use this if you want to be faster. Being fast can be your help,but some AS from
can help you more.
Use this agaist team with many CCers like Malzahar
This can be used agaist tanks like Rammus or Malphite. Also Attack Dmg and Attack Speed from this can be nice boost again even more squishy heroes. Many AP champs need more hp for survibality and best item for this is Rylai's Crystal Scepter and with MB you will cut them faster.
Buy this if you want to have more AD and lifesteal. But you will need at most Infinity Edge.
More Attack Speed,Move speed and Critical Strike Chance?? Must have (almost) every game.
Very good item for a lot of meele DPS heroes. Little AD boost,700 HP bonus,that will give you much more survivability. And slow your enemies! They won't have power to move,because they will be slowed by your Two-Shiv Poison and now with Frozen Mallet too!
Very cool item,that will give you many usefull stats. But combo with Sheen, Deceive and Infinity Edge is hardly awesome! Imagine Critical for 1500 again and again and now you know what I am talking about.
If you want AD,AP,Lifesteal and for AD Shaco almost useless Spell Vamp,you will need this. But it's really better for hybrid playstile,not fully AD Shaco. There is a lot of better items!
Almost useless for AD Shaco,still for Hybrid builds.
Agaist hard armored enemies,it will help you much!
Again awesome item agaist armored. AD and AS bonus is cool too.
AD,CS chance,Armor penetration and CDR with Movespeed and AS boosting passive is cool at all,but i know some better items. Use this if you want strike fast from behind and have lower CDs on you abilites!
Blocking enemy spells and more HP and Mana is cool,but just if you want to play more defensive.
MR and AS + nice passive will help you agaist AP heroes.
WARNING! TRYNDAMERE HAS BEEN SPOTED! If you have some problems in fights again this noob char,take Executioner's Calling cause it have power to counter that *******. You will cut him off fast,but his ultimate will help him. Just use active of Executioner's Calling and when he is running away,Deceive behind him,try to hit him and throw Two-Shiv Poison when he tryes to Spin away. Shace has pwned Tryndamere like a boss. By the way Lifesteal and CS chance is so cool too.. ;D
Here I'll try to write all heroes you might fight with. Some of them are really hard to kill,some of them not. It depends on their skill and on your skill. It's very difficult to say, but I'll try to write as many opponents I can. Let's start with easy ones. But 1st,i'll show you champ you might see on top lane.
Akali, Brand, Cassiopeia, Cho'Gath, Darius, Diana, Dr. Mundo, Fiddlesticks, Fiora, Gangplank, Garen, Hecarim, Irelia, Jarvan IV, Jax, Jayce, Kassadin, Kayle, Kennen, Kha'Zix, Kog'Maw, Lee Sin, Lux, Malphite, Mordekaiser, Nasus, Nocturne, Olaf, Pantheon, Renekton, Rengar, Riven, Riven, Rumble, Shen, Shyvana, Singed, Sion, Talon, Teemo, Trundle, Tryndamere, Udyr, Vladimir, Warwick, Wukong, Xin Zhao, Yorick
OK and now is the hardest part. But not for me. Playing Shaco requests skill and experiences with him. It's not like Garen. Just sit on chair and "WoW!Garen!I've never played him before.OK,let's try it..." -20 minutes later- "Wow! I have won!Garen is so cool hero,it's so easy!" No. It's Garen not Shaco. You have to learn him for few weeks. Nobody will help you,you have to train more and more and more. And once more. Because you always have something,what you don't know. OK,but now let's start with helping how to gang. If you can thank God,you are on top,it's easy. You can decieve from places where are minions to bot lane. Or from bush. Just Decieve to their backs,strike em with your amazing crit and place a box to the way where are they running. You slowed em,maybe will fear,if you will place it greatly and maybe do double kill.
Here is map that i called "HOW TO USE Deceive :)
I've found,many ad shacos use Deceive and then THROW SHIV AND ATTACK! GUYS! Why are you doing this?! It's your ranged attack! Used to slow retreating enemies or kill someone after his Flash. BUT. YOU THROW IT BEFORE ATTACK! Why? Just for more 100 dmg? Eh... Useless... Rather keep it for slow.