Shaco Build Guide by FishyCrackers431
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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.
Hello everybody. Welcome to the most amazing build you will ever find for Shaco. Many of you will look at this build and wonder why it's not in the humor section. Well, in fact, it's borderline humor section. It's rubbing its fuzzy *** cheeks against the door to the humor section. But it is just barely legitimate enough to not be classified as pure humor.
Do you want to know why? Well that's too bad, I'm going to tell you anyway. It's because this piece of **** actually works, and it is actually helpful. Some might even say this is the most stupidly useful build ever made. It's rumored that Gandhi himself said that. Bet you didn't know it, but Gandhi mains Shaco, and he approves of this build.
So I bet you're asking yourself, "Why am I still reading this?"
Assuming you're not asking yourself that and are instead asking yourself "What exactly am I supposed to do with this?" here's a little explanation.
Everyone knows that one thing Shaco can do better than any champion is survive, and be really annoying about it. His abilities make him just slippery enough to always escape, while still giving his enemies enough leeway to want to chase after him. This is what we are doing here.
Essentially, your goal as Round-a-bout Shaco is to annoy the enemy team. Steal their Golems, harass their jungler, push their lanes, kick their dog, the works. Make them hate you. More importantly, make them chase you. The entire purpose of this build is to play ring-around-the-rosie with your enemies for as long as possible. Make them chase you, and toy with them while they do so. All the time they spend running after you is time they're not spending on the battlefield. Time they're not spending farming. Time they're not spending in team fights. And, because you don't actually have
any much killing potential, time they're not spending going back to the store.
"What if they decide not to chase me?" You ask? Well, their loss. The reasons you're making them hate you are the same reasons for any champion. They can choose to not chase after you if they really want to, but when they emerge from a team fight and find you've pushed a group of minions past two of their towers, they'll only have themselves to blame.
But I'm Stupid, How Do I Play Dis Shaco?
All you need to know is your goal. You're trying to run away, but not GET away. Run from people without escaping them. The longer they're after you, the more they're losing out on, so keep them chasing. Keep running. Keep yourself in sight. Throw a knife if they lose interest. Hide Jack In The Box's everywhere.
I won't go into the specific items I put for this build, as they are subject to change based on your personal preference. But to highlight what Round-a-bout Shaco is all about, here's what you need.
-Mid-high resistances. Because you're going to be getting hit a lot. Seriously. A lot.
-Tenacity. See above.
-High movement speed. You're going to be running. A lot of running. I don't think you understand. A lot. Of running.
-Cooldown Reduction. More Deceive = more fun. Jack In The Box is good too.
-Health/Mana Regen. You won't be coming back for a while, if you're doing it right.
Team work? Why did I add this into here? Okay... since it's here, I guess you... throw your knives at people to make them chase you instead of other people. Or something.
Pros / Cons
Now here's where we get to the spicy
racism build pros and cons. The thing everyone is here for.
-This build actually works on all maps, with some slight variation based on different allowed items. Especially useful for capturing points on Dominion.
-You're subconsciously trying to stay alive instead of trying to get kills. This actually improves your lifespan dramatically.
-You're almost guaranteed to not die in a team fight. This is mostly because you shouldn't be at the team fight.
-Lane all day 'cause your sustain is insane.
-This build is actually FUN. Seriously, this is one of the most fun builds you're going to find that actually legitimately works.
-The word "Fighting" is removed from your mental dictionary and must be looked up after every game.
-Entire enemy team is likely going to be after you.
-Entire enemy team is likely going to hate you.
-So is yours.