Shaco Build Guide by Ironhowl
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Hello im Ironhowl, I have been playing LoL casually for the longest time, recently I started building a team for ranked (not into solo que.) I play shaco quite often and do well, I like playing him as AP because well... people rage. His early game is amazing against pub's. While I don't recommend this 100% for ranked, it is a fun way to play the game. Which is what im here for.
Greater Mark of Magic Penetration - I take these for early game damage, I have never failed to kill someone in a box nest with these marks.
Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power - Take these for a stronger late game. Deathfire Grasp + Two-Shiv Poison will drop a enemy FAAAAAST!
Greater Glyph of Ability Power - These will grant you insta first blood, trust me!
Greater Seal of Replenishment - You need mana, I cannot stress that enough.
Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction - Also a solid choice for quicker nest setup.
Doran's Ring - I would never start with anything different hands down best startup item.
Sorcerer's Shoes - 20+ Magic Pen. 2+ speed. Nuff said.
Deathfire Grasp - It's on use is bread and butter for AP shaco.
Rabadon's Deathcap - Best AP item. you get this thing early its 2 shotting time with Two-Shiv Poison
Rod of Ages - I really only end up taking this if things are getting bad, sometimes it's useful to rush this instead of Deathcap
Lich Bane - Amazing burst and utility its a must in my opinion
Zhonya's Hourglass - If im getting focused I take this, SOMETIMES very rarely will I get this over or before RoA
Morello's Evil Tome - Solid item, not much to say I either usually have the game over or my team isn't doing hot enough to win so this is pretty much a GG item
Jack In The Box - Take this first, free blue buff bro. Plant boxes at your blue or enemy blue walk back to lane retrieve payment of CDR and mana regen.
Two-Shiv Poison - Your only nuke but with enough CDR and AP it becomes THE nuke.
Deceive - I use this to lure people into boxes, get away, close in for a TsP, or for Lich Bane burst.
Hallucinate - Backdoor spell. Nuke spell. Escape spell. Box lure. You name it, it does it (Hold alt to position the clone)
Flash - Get away, gap closer, lure. Solid grab for ap shaco.
Exhaust - Exhaust someone while there on a nest lol at them while they die.
Teleport - Useful for obvious reasons.
Ignite - Not gonna lie, I used to take this over exhaust but I found it better for the team and myself to take exhaust
Ghost - If you take this, take it over Flash
Pros / Cons
- Great early game damage
- Good at escaping ganks
- Good at ganking
- Heavy burst damage late game with DG and TsP
- Makes people rage
- Can be annoying if people suspect you have boxes somewhere
- MR can shut you down
- Not extremely viable in ranked due to the trickery that involves shaco