get
prime

Shaco Build Guide by MK9849

Not Updated For Current Season

This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page.


55K
Views
22
Comments
17
Votes
League of Legends Build Guide Author MK9849

[Season 6] Legit Korean Shaco HERE to tutor your league

MK9849 Last updated on November 4, 2014
Like Build on Facebook Tweet This Build Share This Build on Reddit

Ability Sequence

2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
1
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
4
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 9



Threats to Shaco with this build

Threat
Low
High
Show all
Threat Champion Notes
2
Amumu MUMU MY MUMU MY MAMA mumu is easiest champion to counter jungle because he's got no escape skill with slow jungle!!
2
Sejuani Seju is not really seen recently but I know this fat pig damage very low counter jungle blue = gg
2
Jax Jax can be either really hard or really easy depend how you play on him. Keep in mind he suck early cjcj
Guide Top

Introduction

WELCOME
Hey players!
I'm Korean who mains shaco, or the best assassin champion of all. sorry that my English skillz isn't that great but please enjoy.
First I want to say who shaco is and why I play him. (or maybe you will be playing him after reading this)
I can't really say that he does most burst dmg or anything but I can guarantee that He does Best Crtical DMG than any champions.This is my Season 2 -> Season 3, OR I SAY Gold -> Silver 5.. I made 8loses 2 wins for my score out of ten. And my mmr was low. And This is what happened from my silver 5. I decided to quit leauge until I met this shaco friend who taught me how to shaco and I GOT UP TO GOLD AGAIN no actually even better than before. Then up to plat and diamond with only using shaco. (Im better than him now btw muahahaha)

And This is me now still using shaco as a main but this is How I used shaco to get up. My score with shaco Right Now is...Sorry it's in korean but it's 122 wins 51 lose. I lost a lot and decreased to 70% but I'm looking forward for 75% win ratio :D But isn't this pretty good enough to guide you


Guide Top

Runes

Let me explain about this rune page.
After playing around 300 games of shaco (including normal game too) I say like 70% of dmg based on critical damage. Shaco's passive: can increase the critical damage by 20% and shaco's Q: can maximum critical damage to 220% not 200%. So it can be up to 240% critical damage!
Then I thought what it would be like to have more critical damage? Having runes
So I increased the maximum of critical damage to 256% without anything. but just shaco himself
But you did know critical damage increase by how much AD you have? So I decided to put 7 of critical damage runes and 2 of Greater Mark of Attack Damage which increase more damage.(also 4 Greater Seal of Attack Damage and Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage)
Also when I was playing shaco, my friend suggested about having attack damage runes because most of junglers make attack damage rune to faster jungle. attack speed runes by adding 9 of Greater Glyph of Attack Speed. better than nothing haha it actaully helps
And lastly two of Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed are for the good ganks but I prefer it to people who is kind of use to using shaco. Else if you are getting started on shaco I prefer 3 of Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed. <-- that's how I started too
that way you know how to gank by only using 2 runes of Quintessence.


Guide Top

Masteries

I know 3 kind of shaco masteries but usually only use 2 of them
First is most common mastery I use usually against hard jungler/counter/hard gank laners 21/0/9

Masteries
1/5
4/5
3/5
1/1
1/1
3/5
3/1
1/
3/
1/
3/5
2/1
2/1
1/5
1/1

and now second one is the (It's called like this in korea but idk here) Hybrid Shaco
It's basically shaco withboth AP and AD but mostly more in AD
I like to use when I meet really easy jungle like mumu and naut <-- easy to counter jungle 24/0/6.
I know this is pretty much weird but shaco's W and E is based on Ap so there is better chance in killing enemy and faster jungle.
Masteries
1/5
4/5
3/5
3/5
1/1
1/5
3/5
3/1
1/
3/
1/
3/5
3/1

And this last one is prefered to the really beginners but I won't prefer it for a long time because it IS lacking than the other two. Many novices had problem withShaco dying too fast, so this mastery is for beginners only. but once you get to use Q in RIGHT WAY and get away with enemy, you won't need this mastery. 21/9/0
+ no mana regen, movement will make your jungle hard too,,, for
Masteries
1/5
4/5
3/5
1/1
1/1
3/5
3/1
1/
3/
1/
2/5
2/1
1/1
3/5
1/1


Guide Top

Spells

This is the spells which most of shacos play and I also play this mostly

I did say that shaco is very strong assassin but shaco isn't the strongest assassin in the beginning. You guys might doubt if I say shaco is later op but he actually is later op
So to fill the weak damage in early game, ignite is perfect for it <3



This is not very preferred but I'm not saying it's bad. It's best to deceive people or move quickly. So for example when you gank top and teleport to bottom turret. No one would expect that you will gank bot (evil laugh) hahahahaha. Esp. more effective when enemy top laner says "shaco is top" but sad thing you can't fulfill the lessen hp of enemy...



Hmm I don't think this is bad either because after the buff it's pretty useful. I think it's the best spell to go cj and kill the enemy jungler or to gank bot lane. But sadly it doesn't show full efficiency when enemy flash into the turret range...otherwise it's not bad



uhhhh I think it's pretty good for the beginners. Lots of novices have trouble escaping with so yeah preferred to beginners. And this is pretty op at late game because after you assassinate other team, you can escape with flash but haha idk... I still like the smite and ignite better.


Guide Top

Skill Sequence

Skilling Master Order

> > >
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
W
Q
E
E
E
R
E
Q
E
Q
R
Q
Q
W
W
R
W
W

I know it's really not same as all other shaco people over here because they master and then .
It's pretty much obvious to master first because it increase damage, slows enemy even more.
But when I first saw that people mastering after I was like WHAT THE F.. because IT's OBVIOUSLY NOT RIGHT
Remember when I say like 70% of shaco damage was based on critical damage?
increase the critical damage up to 220%!
and just increase fearing time, and damage BUT this is all useless when box just dies by 1st hit of monsters or champion.
and is usually used to get jungle monsters not to give champions more damage. I'll mention this later to jungle using the box but mastering is TOTALLY WRONG + it cost more mana and makes it actually harder.
And let me tell you why it's better to master than .
First as you increase level of , it increase the critical damage by 20%. and it gives you more damage with my rune page and passive. Also every time you level up ,the mana we use for decrease.
I know I'm keep arguing about mana, but to shaco it's extremely important because NO MANA = NO GANK or JUNGLE
Anyways even if you read this if you think the fear time and ability damage is important to you I won't stop but after playing many games of shaco I know it is definitely better for mastering not .


Guide Top

Items

Start Items
- x4

Major Items
- - - -

Final Items
- - - - + I know there should be one more item but let me talk about it later

Item Built
-> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> -> ->

PHEW that was a lot... I know few things you are going to argue about
Why isn't there a

ok So let's talk about this. I know this built is not very similar to any other people who writes about shaco. YES! first of all, it doesn't have Statikk Shiv.
Why??? well, lot's of people don't know how Statikk isn't worth it. Statikk gives a strong burst with crtical damage when it reach up to 100 stacks by walking or attacking. BUT even though the UNIQUE PASSIVE is useful I don't think the item itself is good: 40% attack speed and 20% critical chance... Shaco already got the strongest critical damage by why do you need static? just for 100 magic damage??(FIXED) Static's critical damage increase as your crtical damage itself increase too + it fits well with my rune.yeah it's op when you do static and use But still you know,, it's an Early Item. I think many people still think Statickk is good. But not in late.... I prefer to sell it and get sword of divine late game~ ^^ -More info explained down-

Why is it FLARE? VS
Also many people say Spirit of the Elder Lizard is good item on jungle. YES I agree like totally. I use to jungle all the time before the Wriggle's Lantern gets buffed. Also I still think that is better than flare LATER IN THE GAME. gives you the percent damage and gives you mana and hp by %. But is powerful magic damage that is same until you reach the Feral Flare. But it increase the amount of money you get from monster and if you see the items, you can tell it might cost lot of money than others. YES and since flare is stronger in EARLY GAME you can get fed early then carry late. Later on we sell the jungle item so it won't matter much

Last Item is Optional
Also You know why I only put 5 items on the Final Built? Because they are depended on how enemy team is formed and how fed I am with shaco.
If enemy team has more AD than the AP you built
If enemy team has more AP than the AD you built
If you are a FED SHACO then you built
I really like to built on Sword of the Divine though because it's really like the strongest burst I know in league of legend <3
*TIP for using -> First go in with then autoattack once(to active trinity force and one strong critical engage) And active sword of divine that gives straight 3 critical attack! So technically it's 4 critical attack in a row!!


OTHER ITEMS
This item is not bad as an EARLY ITEM. Good item to chew on ADC and chase them down with fast movement speed but not worth it to keep it until late. AVERAGE


This is an item for the SPLIT. Shaco is known as almost best spliter but you need to have hydra and I.E with you to buy this item otherwise split won't work and no damage overall. PREFER this item when you are losing :/ when split push is like only way... haha GL on your game bro AVERAGE


This item was one I used before Trinity Force got better and this got worse...Well when I tested out all same build, same time, using or .The was like much better than bloodthirster. MUCH MUCH.. if you really want this Bloodthirster you may.... but idk trinity better just telling you.. NOT PREFFERED


Many of people argued about this Item. I tested out the item, and as the crtical damage increased, the damage increased. It's concluded as good item and I think Shiv is good. When you are going to built Statikk Shiv, get Ravenous Hydra first and then . Believe me you will be best spliter having and . But sadly this doesn't give as much magic damage as you AD critical. Maximum only of 500~600. But still good item but the reason why I thought of Sword of the Divine was because it gives you full AD critical damage (1200~1600) to champion 3 times in a row. HUGE BURST. People say after activating sword of divine, shaco is week. Don't worry, shaco dies after the assassinate anyways haha T^T. But when you meet an enemy in jungle 1v1,,, you melt it melt it melt it! anyways... PREFERED


Many people argued about this item too. (not as much as haha] but I personally think this is a BAD ITEM. It give you the lifesteal which is worse than Ravenous Hydra and it gives you 40 attack speed, and only 25 attack speed. + IT"S FREAKIN EXPANSIVE. It has great Unique Passive that melts tank, but not preffered as an Early Item, and worse when you get and because there is no freakin damage. I won't prefer it. Really it's useless other than slowing enemy champion when you active... NOT PREFFERED


This item is very good. No kidding it's really really good. Im sure of it that Spirit of the Elder Lizard is way better than Feral Flare LATER. It also gives you the Mana which shaco highly needs.. But in early game,(00:00~ 25:00) Wriggle's Lantern clears of monsters faster. I really like to go counter jungling in early game with Shaco so to make fast cj I chose to go But I love this item too! PREFERRED


This item is perfect item for you IF you can't give up on your powerful freakin over powered AD, but you are getting rekted by APC.(yea yea that's me..) But even though this item is good, it doesn't work as efficient when you can't match the timing of it. Many shacos just die after CC (stun) and forget about this item. But if you are used to those kind of things.. PREFERRED


... <::>__<::> I don't know why some weird people ask me about this item... Believe me you won't even get to reach this item Muramana. The game will end because you trolled and built Manamune. But you don't need to worry about mana. PREFFERED TO TROLLS :D ... NOT PREFFERED NEVER


Guide Top

Counters

I haven't explained specific about how to handle the COUNTERS or other hard Junglers.
Let me talk about common shaco counters and common junglers recently up

TOP

This champion is .. sigh... If you see Nasus going top in the enemy team. you should always start your buff from bottom side. I know most of people usually start on bottom to get more leash by ADC,Supp,mid but sometimes people always start freakin top side buff.. So just telling. Start from the bottom side, do the wolves/wraiths, and go up with lv 4 if possible. Nasus will be pushed and pushing back by then, but this will be your first/last chance to kill Nasus. Look out for the chance and when Nasus come up in the front for Siphoning Strike GANK!! When he is fed you can't handle him... you will die by his second . So conclusion: Start the buff from bottom side and Gank top early before nasus reaches lv6 otherwise you can't kill him...

This Nasus's little brother is very annoying too. WHATS WRONG WITH THIS FAMILY/BROTHERS! Anyways renekton is hard top but he is at least easier than Nasus. Renekton is almost as strong as Nasus at 2v1 but the thing about Renekton is that he always push. And I know like all renektons push a lot because he is early op. (also late op LOL NERF PLZ) But because he push a lot, it's easier to get obviously. But HOW TO GANK is important. First you have to get your team pushed a little or at least to like half of top lane. then When Renekton go aggresive for our laner using Slice and Dice, thats the chance!. You gank him from behind put box and then attack. He will die or use flash either. :) *TIP If you choose to gank right away, don't go attack his back because he can use Slice and Dice two times using you as a boost. Counclusion: Gank him after he uses that way it's a lot easier.
This champion is also super duper tanky and strong. Also even though she is strong, she never pushes much early so it's hard to face shy top. When shy comes out I never gank top for early game :/ But middle game is perfect to gank shy. shy is tanky draggy sht in the very late game, But before she make herself tanky, she always build some dmg like Blade of the Ruined King. Also she will go pretty aggresive by then. GANK HER AT THAT TIME. Conclusion: gank her when she go aggresive with the (in the middle game) attack damages.

MID

She is known as strongest burst ap champion. She is espcially strong to shaco because shaco is weaker than window. When you have leblanc in the other team, always remember to make Banshee's Veil. Sometimes I buy right after buying I.E so yeah that will help a lot. leblanc combo is Q Sigil of Malice R Mimic W Distortion and E Ethereal Chains. When she comes for you make sure to press ult when she press Q and R. And also her passive makes it very difficult to gank because she just turns into two! *TIP chase the one that is slowed because she got hit by your . Conclusion: don't get engaged by her because she melts you, but there are most possibilities of winning 1v1 when YOU engage first because She get confuzed and get busy running away not fighting. Don't gank her much early when you don't have dmg and keep in mind that even though she's strong, she's also squishy than anyone


Guide Top

Purple Team Lane Ganks

TOP

Top Gank Pictures


MID
Mid Gank Pictures


Guide Top

Blue Team Lane Ganks

TOP

Top Gank Pictures


MID
Mid Gank Pictures


BOTTOM
Bot Gank Pictures


Guide Top

Summary

OH haha It took me a lot of time to finish this but now I still have to put in how to jungle or how to gank but that will be up again AS SOON AS POSSIBLE but you guys to have this jungle way so that I can see better shacos not like troll shacos cough cough people plz
And just a reminder don't you dare make a tank with shaco... Tank shaco is really useless worthless!! Shaco is a assassin not a tanker or anything.. It's not like I physically hate tank shaco. I tested it out and saw how no dmg shaco is like when he has crtical skill and ap/ad skill with fearing box IT SUCKS don't tank shaco :) <3
But thanks for reading all my chapters and enjoy you game with shaco brah
If you have question you can put it in discussion box and if you want me to edit with anything same goes for you discussion box