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[7.11] The Ultimate Assassin/Bruiser Shaco Guide

EvilLurker Last updated on June 1, 2017

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Updates

[June 2nd 2017]
Updated the nerfed Sunfire Cape


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Intro

Hello, my Summoner name is Animal Instincts on EUW. I was Bronze Season 1, Platinum Season 2 and 3, and Diamond seasons 4, 5, and 6.

I am playing this game since beta, and I have a lot of experience with Shaco so I wanted to share my build with you.

I currently stand on Diamond 3, with 2 smurfs - one in Diamond 5, and another in Diamond 4.


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The God Clown

If you ever loved making a mess in teamfights, causing havoc in the enemy jungle, and just being an annoyance, Shaco is the best champion you can play.

It took me a long long time to find the perfect build for him.

If you want to play assassin shaco just to kill targets, it can sound fun but its not always viable. You need a way to survive to distract the carries in certain situations.

If you want to deal tons of damage and still be able to sustain..
Or even better, ever dreamt of peeling against 4 enemy champions?

I have recently played against 3 supertanks - Dr Mundo, Amumu and Tahm Kench while the
enemy team had 2 carries. Basically what I did is kept them busy for around 10 seconds,
while Mundo chased their carry 1v4. He died in the process, and so did I, but afterwards
their team had 2 carries with half hp from my damage, and my team were able to clean up
and get a swift victory..

Not only that, you can completely nullify an enemy jungler like Amumu or others, and make them useless for half the game at least. When the enemy jungler is neutralized, all your lanes have to do is either play passive or win their lanes. No jungler involved, PURE SKILL GAME. And when he is weak, your ganks will matter.

That's what bruiser shaco is capable of.

Try this build and you won't regret it.

By the way, if you're new to Shaco, I suggest playing at least 100 games before judging.
He takes a lot of skill and cunning to master.


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Story

Most would say that death isn't funny. It isn't, unless you're Shaco - then it's hysterical. He is Valoran's first fully functioning homicidal comic; he jests until someone dies, and then he laughs. The figure that has come to be known as the Demon Jester is an enigma. No one fully agrees from whence he came, and Shaco never offers any details on his own. A popular belief is that Shaco is not of Runeterra - that he is a thing summoned from a dark and twisted world. Still others believe that he is the demonic manifestation of humanity's dark urges and therefore cannot be reasoned with. The most plausible belief is that Shaco is an assassin for hire, left to his own lunatic devices until his services are needed. Shaco certainly has proven himself to be a cunning individual, evading authorities at every turn who might seek him for questioning for some horrendous, law-breaking atrocity. While such scuttlebutt might reassure the native inhabitants of Valoran, it seems unimaginable that such a malfeasant figure is allowed to remain at large.

Whatever the truth of his history might be, Shaco has joined the League of Legends for reasons only he knows. He is a terrifying figure, typically shunned by both his fellow champions and the media at large. Only the summoners in the Institute of War know why such a creature was allowed into the League, but most Runeterrans suspect it to be a means that allows the power that be to keep an eye on the ever-elusive Shaco. Unsurprisingly, this champion is popular in places where madness can openly reign, such as among the power-hungry summoners of Zaun and Noxus.

Whatever you do, don't tell him you missed the punch line.


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Runes

Runes vary on your playstyle.
If you want to counter jungle, I usually take an extra armor quint for the sustain. Otherwise the generic ADC runes are the best and most viable build on him - AD marks, armor quints, MR glyphs and AS quints, except Assassin builds which consists of AP glyphs.


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Masteries

Masteries are usually 12-18-0, varying from Stormraider to the usual Thunderlord's. Again it depends on your playstyle, on each build I explain on the Masteries section each build specifically.


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Counter Jungling

This is the fun part with shaco.
This is why I love playing him.

Counter jungling.

How?

Search and track them. Expect where they are going to go. Ward their red.

DUEL THEM! Make them cry! Put jitb and start auto attacking with red buff. The ignite you have will make sure you win your duels. Make them waste flash. Take their whole jungle.

If they call for help, watch the minimap. Sometimes you can even ONE VS TWO and get away with killing one of them. Enemy mid laner will most likely interfere, but I had times when I killed both of them. Just keep doing auto attacks with your red buff, and use your Q's and JitB to outplay. After a while doing it, you will master it and make chaos in their jungle.

Check my channel and search for Shaco videos on youtube (Search for "EvilLurker Shaco")


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Teamfights

Basically you have two options.
1. Peel for your carries
2. Distract the enemy carries
3. Assassinate low hp targets.

If your adc is fed, you might want to peel for him. Just Q into the enemy gap closer and use your tools to slow him down and damage.

If their adc is fed, try to q into them, use your combo and ignite to scare them, and immediately R and send your clone into them, then back away. This will create confusion, they will start attacking your clone while you escape and distract them while your carries deal with the front line.

Your other option, if your team is ahead, just search for low hp carries and combo them to death, then proceed to peel for your adc.


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Media

Shaclone's Current Build:
Skip to 5:08 for some really good elo tips:
Counter jungling:

Unranked to Diamond:

Funny stuff:


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Teamwork

Your team is the key to victory. I haven't realized this in a long time, but there is no such thing as SOLO QUEUE CARRY. You need your team for victory! Give them a boost to their morale. Tell them you believe in them, tell them to play smart and follow your lead. If they get flamed they will perform worse and won't care. Victory is in your hands, lead them to it!