Shaco Build Guide by Birthdaycakez
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Early Game Shaco (Levels 1-6)
-AP Shaco does virtually no damage early game. There's not really any way to counter this con, so you just have to wait until mid game.
-Starting with the doran's ring it would be best to lane with a beefy champion like a tank or fighter. A tank would make you much less effective as neither of you will be dealing a good amount of damage.
-The best laners with you would be Mordekaiser, Malphite, Maokai (AP or Tank), and Rammus.
-As AP shaco, your new home is the bushes in either top or bottom lane (even jungle if you want to counter) but you have to be quick since shaco's boxes have half the life of a ward.
-Shaco can survive in his lane for a long *** time so don't go back to the fountain if you have half your health left.
The reason for this is because he can clutch like a **********er! If someone dives you, plant a box by the turret and then they'll be feared. Pop your ulti (if you have it) and its a possibility that they'll attack your clone. They'll be dropped once the turret and your boxes kill them good, and you'll get a nice kill to put in your little book.
EARLY GAME STORY TIME: The above statement happens to me a lot actually. People underestimate the power of AP Shaco. He can kill people rather quickly, being that you place your boxes right. KEEP THEM AWAY FROM MINIONS IN THE BUSH. Those minions will **** you over if they get your boxes. This happened to me so as a failsafe I put a smaller patch of 2-3 boxes next to my other one incase the minions got it. Some wise-*** Xin-Zhao tried to get me while we were both at half health, since he knows that only my abilities are good for hurting people, and he landed into my other patch and died... Cool story, right? Yeah I know.
Mid Game Shaco (Levels 7-14)
-You'll start to pick up some magic pen and ability power at this stage, with the Mejai's Soulstealer and the Sorcerer's Shoes.
-Still be cautious as there are a few champions who's midgame is their best.
-You should be a complete mana-***** right now. Use your abilities wisely!
-Don't get down on yourself if you're not getting kills
A fed Shaco is a good one!
Late Game Shaco (15-18)
-Shaco can do ****-****s of damage at this point. Nearing his cap of about 700 AP (with Mejai's full) he should drop anyone if they fall into his bush.
-With all that magic pen and a Lich Bane, he'll easily drop someone to half health easily with the spell combo's below.
AP Shaco Abilities and Their Uses
Q: Deceive - Shaco runs like a little *****, but does he? Use this to get away before you get CC'd or take too much damage. Remember! he automatically crits if he's stealthed and attacks someone. Once you use that with the Lich Bane, he can do massive amounts of damage with his auto attack late game.
W: Jack in the Box - Shaco is a rapist jester who uses these boxes to urinate all over his enemies. This ability is your bread and butter. It's how you get kills. USE THEM WISELY! You can use them to farm minions in the jungle, get easy kills, and to juke people with that and your Q.
E: Two-Shiv Poison - Yeah it literally is two shivs for them to die IF YOU'RE AP THAT IS! Well it can work AD too because it's his only AD ability. How to use:
After you Q, wait until you auto attack them so you can do massive amounts of damage with your lichbane/Q crit then land your E. Plant a box down in front of their path to fear them and land it again and they should die.
R (Ultimate): Shaco is lonely and needs to make a copy of himself to feel better. This has a 1-1 AP ratio. Sometimes I use it to start a fight or in the middle of one to confuse the **** out of them. If you clutch (which is easy) with half health against two burst damage-type champions, use this to confuse them and deal lots of damage. Plant a box in the middle of the fight and focus one enemy at a time.
Teleport works like Teemo does. Teleport behind enemies to your boxes to surprise them after recalling. Then when you run away the opposite direction they might forget you have boxes and get greedy to kill you.
Exhaust is good in a 2v1, 3v1, 4v2, 5v4 fight to focus your kill. This easily changes it into a 1v1, 2v2, 2v2, and a 3v4.
1v1 shaco's are easy as you have fear to your advantage. You can slow them, crit them, and have sex with their widow'd wife after you kill them.