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Shaco Build Guide by IstrokeZz

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League of Legends Build Guide Author IstrokeZz

A true meta guide for shaco (updated for patch 6.17)

IstrokeZz Last updated on August 18, 2016
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AD BRUISER

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ASSASSIN

Ability Sequence

2
7
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
1
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
4
5
8
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 18

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 12

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0



Threats to Shaco with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
1
Gragas Graggy is not a problem.
1
Kindred It's always sweet to see a squishy kindred that you can kill in less than a second.
1
Kayle Fairly easy.
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Introduction



Hi all, my name is Joseph and im currently playing around g3-plat5 this season. This my first guide ever, so it will be awesome if u guys can comment it so i can improve this guide...I've been maining shaco since i started playing this game (around s3).So, here we go.


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Champion presentation







Shaco - rage quit maker Jungler, Assassin

Synergy: Works well with cc champs, as his fear isn't much reliable when you gank.
Jungler ganking potential: One of the best, but you need your ally to either root, charm or stun to be relatively effective.
Speciality: Ur a ****ing pain in the *** for your ennemies, what do u need more?
Explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfN4u7LZTjo





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Pros/cons

Pros

+ Great gank potential with Two-Shiv Poison.
+ Can shut an adc
down quite easily in late, mostly by using Deceive.
+ Greatest escapes.
+ Can counter jungle his opponent very easily.
Shaco is very fun to play, you got a great early game to kick things off, great ganking and counter-jungling potential. U also have jukes for days, which allows you to make ballzy moves quite often. Also, by playing shaco, you get the feeling of being the king of the jungle, at least that's what your ennemies says when they are getting shut down for the 4th time...


Cons
+ Once behind, its tough ti get back in the game, and since you won't have a lot of damage, your ganks will be weak.
+ Relatively useless in team fights.
+ Some guys like xin xhao get the average on you in lategame.
+ Vulnerable to cc once the q on cooldown.
Shaco's main problem is that while a lot of champions become monsters late game (hi xin), he is getting weaker, and if you cant assasinate your target in the first seconds of the fight, then you will basically die being useless, so use your abilities with intelligence.


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Skill order

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Skilling Order



> > >

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Q
Q
Q
Q
Q
W
W
W
W
W
E
E
E
E
E
R
R
R


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Skill explanation.

BACKSTAB
// Shaco deals 20% bonus damage when striking an enemy from behind with his basic attacks or Two-Shiv Poison.
// Always initiate fights by stabbing your ennemies in the back, don't be afraid to be a coward!


DECEIVE
// Shaco instantly blinks to the target location and stealths for up to 3.5 seconds, also causing his next basic attack within 6 seconds to critically strike for bonus critical damage.
// Ok so this is my favourite shaco ability. U can troll so much with it. Especially when you find yourself against blitzcank or tresh, whose grabs won't be effective at all against you when you pop this ability. U understood it, this is a great dodging and escaping tool, but it also gives a huge amount of damage for the next basic atatck. This is why this ability is very important to rapidly shut carries down (this ability will mostly put the ennemy mid life on the first auto-attack). Combined with crits items and passive, it's possible to one shot squishy ennemies like Veigar, Syndra.

JACK IN THE BOX
// Shaco summons a box at the target location that stealths after a 2-second delay and lasts for up to 60 seconds. If an enemy passes by, it opens and causes surrounding enemies to turn and flee while it attacks nearby enemies for up to 5 seconds.
// The position of these boxes is vital. U can esaily trade, escape someone with the flee giving by Jack In The Box. This ability helps you clearing your very first jungle camp quickly and withput taking a lot of damage. But unlike AP shaco, only the flee is interesting when you are fighting, because it only scales with AP, and we are building AD of course...

TWO-SHIV POISON
// Shaco passively slows his target and deals him extra damage, and blinds the monster every 5 attacks.
// This is mostly to slow or execute an opponent while you are chasing him, but it is also a good harass tool. The passive is also very helpful at lvl 3-6 while clearing your jungle.

HALLUCINATE
// Shaco vanishes for 0.5 seconds, then creates a clone of himself that lives for up to 18 seconds and explodes upon its death, dealing magic damage to all enemies around it.
// This is THE ability that u shall not miss. If u dive and kill someone under tower and u are one tower shot away from dying, pop this ability right before the tower hits you, and it will not hurt you. If u are running away, chasing, fighting someone with some kind of deadly cc ( Light Binding ), pop this ability just before it hits u, and u will be able to escape this cc...


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Items explenation for bruiser shaco.

Items


Item Sequence

Stalker's Blade - Warrior
2625

Ravenous Hydra
3500

Randuin's Omen
2900

Maw of Malmortius
3250

The Black Cleaver
3100

Ninja Tabi
1100

Well, since rangers's trailblazer are no longer available, it's obvious that this is the best jugnle item you can have on shaco, period.

A must buy on shaco --> lifesteal, better clearance.

Your goal with bruiser shaco is to go a little more tankier than assassin shaco, so you can deal dmage in time and no instantly. Randuin's Omen's passive is a great tool to trade agaisnt the ennemy adc, and the armor that it gives you is not negociable.

Great overall item, although a bit out of date right now, not as good as it used to be.

Just like Randuin's Omen helps you trading against adcs, this item helps you trading against ap carries, and it also gives you some more damage! Just like Ravenous Hydra, i think this item is good for shaco in every situation, but it finds its best use in this build.

Ninja Tabi gives more armor, obviously, which is great to fight the ennemy adc! You can also trade them for Mercury's Treads if the ennemy team has a lot of CC.
The Black Cleaver gives you tankyness, damage and attack speed on hit effect, which is great. It's one of the strongest items right now according to this build, so you should definitely take it.


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Items explenation for assassin shaco

Items


Item Sequence

Stalker's Blade - Warrior
2625

Ravenous Hydra
3500

Infinity Edge
3600

Guardian Angel
2400

Boots of Mobility
900

Statikk Shiv
2600

This kinda new item scales the best with shaco, why? BECAUSE IT PROCS ITS PASSIVE TWICE! When you use your ultimate, and hit the same target you and your clone, you will proc Duskblade of Draktharr 's passive respectively one after the other!! Isnt it huge? You can do the same with Leblanc, but this item fits ad assassins, so sry lb.


When you play assassin shaco, you wanna be as aggressive as you can, therefore you will gank and counter jungle a LOT, and the slow and dmage given by this jungle item makes it the best for this purpose.

This item suits shaco perfectly in every situation. It has a decent life steal, the active is very useful in 1v1 trades and the passive makes you clear your camps faster. This is defenitly better than Titanic Hydra

Now ok you may prefer Statikk Shiv, just for its passive but lets be honest this item is like an improved Statikk Shiv without passive. And the bonus movemnt speed scales perfectly with Deceive, this is why i prefer this item.

Crit? Damage? Aggressive? Don't hesitate and buy this item that will increase your chances of killing a Veigar before he even had the chance of pressing Primordial Burst

I think this item is perfect for an assassin shaco build, because with this build you are extremely squishy and you won't last long in team fights if you don't take the right decisions immediatly, which is very hard to do. This item gives you a chance to at least shut down a carry, and then let the rest of your team do the rest while Guardian Angel's passive is on display. It's just sad that its cooldown is very very very long...

Take these boots because in this build the attack speed is important (more than in the other one), which is why you will prefer those boots, that will make you a mid laner and adc squash machine.


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Runes

Runes for bruiser shaco build

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Runes

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
3

Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power
5

Greater Glyph of Ability Power
4

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Runes for assassin shaco build

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Runes

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
1

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
5

Greater Glyph of Ability Power
4

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed
2


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Now you see me, now you don't.

This is what shaco is all about :(


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Creeping / Jungling

Your role playing shaco will be to feed yourself and your lanes as quickly as possible, and if you do so i recommand you to go with the assassin shaco build. Otherwise if you don't, take the bruiser one, and you will still be able to make the ennemy carries lifes a living hell.

I recommand you to start at your RED BUFF alone, and then go to ennemies blue, place where YOU WILL have or steal the ennemy's blue buff and even make a first blood if the ennemy jungler started blue buff.
Then smite the wolves in the ennemy jungle, and go back to yours, where you will alternate ganks (as much as possible) and farm, to not fall behind.


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Ranked Play

When playing shaco in a ranked game, ull have to clear your red buff as soon as possible, and then try to counter jungle the ennemy's blue buff. Try to give kills to your carries and not to yourself because they will be more important than you in team fights...you are a great assassin, but that's about it in late game.


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Conclusion

So this was my shaco guide, please leave a comment so i can know what was right and wrong with my guide, because again, it's my first one, bye!