Shaco Build Guide by Super Mega Dude
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Using this build and intelligent play you can become your teams carry and a huge pest to the other team!
After a few failed attempts with earlier builds, I've found a gamestyle and build that makes AD Shaco very strong and very fun to play in Dominion.
I've tried many different builds and I've had the most success using this item sequence
1) Boots of Speed + 1 Health Potion is what you need at the start of the game.
At the 1:19 mark, decieve, pop Ghost and be the first one to the top. Plant a Jack In The Box and begin capping.
You should spam shiv and Jack In The Box from a distance and only Deceive in once someone else starts getting focused.
2) I typically build a Zeal first for added attack and movement speed.
3) Building a b.f. sword next will finally enable you to provide some good damage with Deceive and shiv but you can build a Phantom Dancer for greater mobility and critical strikes.
4) Complete your Phantom Dancer first and build a Sanguine Blade. From here on out you will be able to gank most solo champs effectively and be able to Deceive into fight to swing them your teams way.
Sanguine Blade > Infinity Edge by a landslide through personal experience. Infinity Edge will provide a greater first burst but after that you lack any kind of survivability and will get picked off very fast. Sanguine Blade combined with your fast attack speed and critical chance will enable you to leech back most of the damage you take while hitting harder and harder with Sanguine Blade's passive.
WARNING: You need good feel for his abilities and understand how squishy Shaco is or else you're likely to end up feeding/being useless.
After winning a few games using Shaco the Quick's build I thought why not use a similar playstyle but focused on surprise burst?
You should play exactly like a Demon Jester. You should be poking. P1acing Jack In The Box all over the map, turning 1v1's and constantly trying to cap a point, Deceive out before being attacked then on your way to turn another fight somewhere else.
Once you get your Phantom Dancer and Sanguine Blade you can focus down a lot more opponents
Your opponents should hate you, and your teammates might hate you too if you don't play smart and die in stupid situations.
Can you really help defend against that 2v1 up top? Or can you cap mid while they get top?
Its better for you to run away at low hp, have them attack your teammate then decieve in for the kill when they aren't expecting you.
The longer you stay alive, the longer you can help! Nothing is sweeter than winning a close fight with under 200hp because the enemy thought you hit B
You are a roaming champ. If there's a close team fight occurring up top and you can help win it go top and help, if you cant help then you should be already on your way to cap an undefended point.
Let your team mates initiate.
Gank bottom lane occasionally by only if your teammate expects it and baits the enemy
You have to BE the Demon Jester. Let them know how squishy they are via chat after a good gank.
With some feedback..
I'll throw in a gameplay/tips section and maybe some vids
Thanks for giving it a try!