Shaco Build Guide by freddaFTW
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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.
Hello, and welcome to my guide to support shaco. This is my first guide, so i have no idea how to do different stuff here. BE NICE! This build is pretty much a troll build, but it's possible to do good as it. I won't write that much in this guide, but if people like it i might add more.
Greater Mark of Insight: For doing more damage.
Greater Seal of Clarity: So you can spam your spells without going out of mana.
Greater Glyph of Focus: So you can stack boxes faster :D
Greater Quintessence of Avarice: You won't be last hitting since you are a support, which makes these great for you. You can take anything here, this is just what i like.
This mastery tree is pretty much straight forward. The ones i think is important here is Greed (Gold per 10 sec), Awareness (Increased expirience gained), Sage (bonus expirience on kills and assists) and Arcane Knowledge (Spell penetration).
The only summoner you need, is clairvoyance. The others you can choose yourself, though i like to have CV and teleport or CV and clarity.
Backstab: is a useful passive when chasing enemies or deceiving behind them to do extra damage. This won't be too useful for you as support, but try to utilize it as much as you can.
Decieve: A great Q ability. It allows you to escape, or catch up to fleeing enemies critting them in the process. I have escaped many clutch situations with Deceive. I take a level at 4, because You probably will be doing more damage with your boxes. I level this ability last because as a support it's not a very useful spell, only the first rank.
Jack In The Box: your main ability to level up. This ability scales well with AP, and best of all Fears enemies, which can be critical in team fights when the opponent team is cc'ed. Although the fear is relatively short, more boxes placed in a location means more damage done during the short fear. You can use boxes to be temporarily wards to check and analyze bushes and monster camps. But note: They do not replace wards.
Two-Shiv Poison: The passive is what makes this skill truly great. It provides Shaco with a perma slow, and the active does decent damage early game. Late game, after you get your items, the damage skyrockets. But theres one very, and I mean VERY important part of Two-Shiv Poison. The passive is deactivated during cooldown, which means if you use the active, then the slow will not proc.
Hallucinate: I can't tell you how useful this ulti is. You can use it to trick, harass without taking damage and dealing damage towards your enemies. A good strategy to wear down enemy champions is to hide in a bush, hallucinate, then send your clone out to attack. You want to make your clone look as real as possible, so back away when your clone is taking damage, but be sure to go near them when your clone is about to die so they can take the full blast of the clone's explosion. Hallucenate can also be used to help you survive by confusing enemies making them guess which shaco is actually you. If you activate this ability just when a karthus ulti is about to hit, it doesnt hit you at all. It can also be used to block caitlyn ult.
On the skill sequence i like to level boxes and 2shiv equally. Like I said, I take deceive at level 4, but if you'd like you can take it earlier or later. the rest is self explanatory, ofc take a point in your ulti whenever you can.
The items i have listed on the build, is what i generally use for a balanced game. You can use any items you'd like, this is just what i like. You also have to be a bit versatile, and pick the items that are best vs the team you are facing.
Team work for support shaco
Your part of the team could be to “ward” with your Jack In The Box and scout with Deceive. You should also harass with your Two-Shiv Poison. Make sure to use Jack In The Box during teamfights as well, as a fully feared team is much easier to kill. This can easily give you the upper hand in a hard team fight..
Well that's it! My first guide complete :D
Thank you so much for reading and I truly hope you enjoyed the guide. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns there's a comment box below. I love constructive criticism and any questions that will come my way i'll do my best to answer.
Hope you enjoyed, and have fun supporting xD