Shaco Build Guide by lekeke

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League of Legends Build Guide Author lekeke

Shaco AP Jungle! The fun comes to the Jungle!

lekeke Last updated on June 13, 2012
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Build 1 (Cheat Sheet)

Champion Build: Shaco

Health 2833
Health Regen 17.35
Mana 990
Mana Regen 26.5
Armor 91
Magic Resist 77.5
Dodge 0
Tenacity 0
Movement Speed 419
Gold Bonus 4
Attack Damage 114.7
Attack Speed 1.048
Crit Chance 0%S
Crit Damage 0%
Ability Power 565.65
Life Steal 0%
Spell Vamp 0
Armor Penetration 0
Magic Penetration 22.83
Cooldown Reduction 10%


Recommended Runes



Ability Sequence

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





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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 12

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9

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Introduction

Hi everyone! Im a Ap Shaco user and I want to share this build that I use to jungle with him. Its preety funny and really usefull, If you do it correctly, each gank is, at least, 1 kill for your team.
I know that there should be other guides or builds in order to do these things, so I only want to show my way :P


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Runes

I was trying with a lot of combinations but finally I decided to 9xGreater Mark of Insight in reds, 9xGreater Seal of Resilience in yellows (to resist better the jungle), Greater Glyph of Potency in blues and 3xGreater Quintessence of Potency in quintessences. Why? Because with Ap runes at lvl 1 youll do the jungle really fast and your ganks will be totally mortal, and thats what you want xDDD
Another option would be 9xGreater Seal of Intellect in yellows in order to have 1 free TWO-SHIV POISON (that in early is really usefull)

So with that I can do the jungle in 3mins 10sec and have lvl 3 with red and blue buffs


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Masteries

I chose 9/12/9 cause of these 12 points at Defense tree are really usefull in order to minimize the damage that the minions do at the jungle and increase your survival with more Hp....9 points at offense tree are totally justified (Mp...xDD)and the other 9 points at Utility tree too (mana regen is totally needed if you want to be constantly ganking and you finally get Runic Affinity)
maybe I could change Improved Recall instead of Summoner's Insight so Ill try it :P


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Items

ok with it there are a lot of ways and obviously it depends on the game and how it is going.
In order to begin I always buy 1x Amplifying Tome + Health Potion And the jungle way in order to be lvl 3 with red and blue buff and 75% Hp would be

1º->1 box near Wolves but without aggro them while you are going to blue

2º->3 bexes at blue bush then you back to wolves

3º->You wait, and when you box has 3 sec CD you pull wolves to you first box, after fear you put your second one and kill them

4º->Go blue and pull it, after first fear, put another box and kill him without smite

5º->with blue buff go to red and put one box without aggro them, when you box has 3 sec CD pull red and after fear put your second box, kill red with smite.
Congratulations, you are lvl 3 with both buffs at min 3,10 more or less
After that go gank!!

Here, a video where you can see it :P

Ok, then if depends, I usually buy kages-lucky because of the money, but if you need to gank faster then buy immediately Boots of Speed
Once you have Boots lvl 1 and Kages lucky pick, your priority must be build Deathfire Grasp in order to have your Nuke combo.
Then, if you are killing a lot of champions or assisting them try to buy Needlessly Large Rod if you cant, then build sorcerers shoes. Ok then buy rabadons deathcap. With that you can hit them with 3 attacks and almost kill them. After these 3 items it depends of the game:

If you need MR and Mana Reg then buy Chalice of Armony cause new item its really good to sustain your mana pool and get MR
If you need MR and life then: Abyssal Scepter rylais crystal scepter(why Rylai? because with that your boxes will slow your enemies and gives you AP + Hp)

If your enemies have a lot of MR then: Abyssal Scepter Void Staff

If your enemies have a lot of AD then: Zhonya's Hourglass rylais crystal scepter

If you are dominating the game and you want to throw a lot of knives xD then morellos evil tome

So there are a lot of ways in order to build AP shaco so that will be your choice, Rod of Ages its another good option because increase your survival and gives you more mana and AP, but if you buy it, it must be at the beggining of mid game in order to stack it.
Obviously, if you like to go inside the fight, and surprise your enemies with a lot of crits, you should buy Lich Bane xD I dont usually buy it because Shaco has a non-defined passive that say that when you appear at the middl of a teamfigh all the enemy team will focus you, dont know why? xD so i prefer to surprise the enemies killing them with knives and Deathfire Grasp, but Lich is really a very good option

Here a video about a ranked 5vs5 game with this Shaco Ap jungler, where you can see how I play with this Shaco :P Hope you enjoy and learn with it xD


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Skill Sequence

No more to add, your priority must be your knive nowadays
Hallucinate> Two-Shiv Poison> Jack In The Box> Deceive

But obviously, if you see that you need to dissapear a lot of times and really fast, youll learn deceive before jitb, or if you decided to buy lich then youll do it.


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Summoner Spells

I go with Smite Ignite why? because 1 Smite in your team is needed, in order to last hit Dragoon and Baron (and youll do the jungler faster ofc) then, i think that, for AP shaco, Ignite is needed too, in order to overkill your enemies, (and for your 4 ap points that in early are usefull) but if you die a lot of times, maybe you should choose Flash


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Pros / Cons

Pros Really Funny and desperate for your enemies xDDD
Early
-Easy to Gank
-3'10'' Double buff and ready to gank
-Lot of burst damage with Deathfire Grasp shaco two shiv poison
-Easy to Scape
-Able to continous ganking
-Easy to do Counterjungling
-You have double slow, red buf and knive passive xD

Mid-Late
-Really easy to gank
-Dominating burst damage (instant kill carry AD/AP a lot of times xDDD)
-Easy to Scape
-Jitb really usefull for a lot of things and situations (Map control, fear enemies, distractions...)


Cons Really, really weak all of the times
Early
-If you use your Deceive, your possibilities of scaping reduced to 15%
-Without Blue buff....hard time man....hard time...
-Mana dependent
-Bad gank = your dead
-In general, bad farming
-Cant do Dragoon alone

Middl/Late
-If you dont play well, you can be really useless
-without a good early, youll need to go late if you wanna overkill someone
-If you dont adapt your build to your enemies, youll have a hard time
-If you dont do what you have to do at TF, youll be useless



Shaco AP is not as easy as people think. Is easy to throw your knive xD but if you want to be usefull to your team your rol is more complicated because you have to know where enter and who will be your focus, when use your deceive....Shaco AP, if you want to play it how it must be, is hard to master. But, instead of it, is really, really funny xDDD And youll see it


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So then...

Im continously using it so Ill try differents ways, ill notice you if i discover new things :P