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Shaco Build Guide by Violentomen

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Violentomen

[Shaco] Beyond Godlike

Violentomen Last updated on May 13, 2012
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Ability Sequence

2
4
5
8
10
Ability Key Q
1
13
15
17
18
Ability Key W
3
7
9
12
14
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Shaco is the best assasin jungler in League of Legends.He has amazing abilities and tricks to wark with.He can take down any opponent and he is hard to counter.He is a hot stuff in my opinion.He can easily counter jungle every single opponent (except malphite,lee sin).Shaco is a tricky jungler with whom you can finish blue in seconds and steal enemys red in no time.I ho pe this guide will help you learn or improve your shaco gameplay!


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Runes

I use ATK DMG Mark runes for better early dps and q dmg.
I also use ARMOR Seals runes for jungling and MAGIC RESIST Glyphs for Early mid gank.
In Quintessences i use ATK DMG because i like taking as many kills as i can in early game.


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Masteries

In Masteries i go 21-9-0.
Mainly because i want improved dmg dealt and secondly beacause i dislike utility masteries.
Since i jungle with Ad Shaco i get the full ad masteries from Offense and some defensive masteries from defense such as Magic Resist,Armor and Health for better durability against bruisers.


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Summoner Spells

For Summoner Spells i of course take smite because i am jungling and i also prefer taking exhaust cause i depent on killing the opponent jungler once in a while.I dont like flash because i can esc with my Q or W ability whenever i want.


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Items

I start with a cloth armor and 5x Health potions like most junglers.
When i recall for 1st time if i have enough gold i prefer building a wringles 1st instead of boots sice i have my Q ability to escape or engage whenever i want.If i get unlucky and die without getting kills i quickly buy a small boot and a madreds whenever i have the right amount of gold.When i finnaly build wringles its killing time.I start an enormous number of ganks and buff steals because i am enough durrable to kill so i go try my luck mainly in top and mid lane.
After i get some kills i recall and quickly build a Trinity Force my main dmg item.Then u go frenzy and becoming godlike without even trying.A good crit dmg from Infinity Blade after is the best u can build.With Trinity & Infinite Shaco is undoubtedly the best melee dmg in lol because of his Q ability.After this core build i prefer taking the items i reccomend in guide switching wringles lantern for a second Bloodthirster as last itme.


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Jungle Route

I start jungle at blue buff placing Jack in the box (w ability) starting at 00:56.Until the golems come out at 01:55 you should have placed 4 Jacks there behind the golem.
After you gank top or mid depending which opponent pushes more and which one is lower.
Then you go gank enemys red.You place 1-3 Jacks in bushes near red with care not ot trigger an attack on red nor the opponent jungler whom will start attacking red.You wait until the opponent lower red buffs health then u steal it with smite.After stealing it you engage with the opponent jungler because you have the advantage.If the opponent jungler come in bushes before starting red u go all out because you still have advantage with the Jax in the box you placed in bushes(this trick doesnt work for GodTier jungler such as shaco,lee sin,malphite,and a skilled hecarim).After all this trouble you can follow any route you want i advise you not to farm so much but just try to kill and gank as much as you can.


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Advantages&Disadvantages

Shaco is good against Ad carries and mages.He can easily assassinate a low health ad carry or a one-combo burst mage.Also he is one of the best if not the best counter jungler.He is kinda hard to kill in his jungle.Also he can control the flee of an opponent or his own easily.NO ONE AND I MEAN NO ONE can counter jungle a skilled shaco.And in early game he looks kinda Baddass to have for opponent.
The disadvantagies are little but dangerous.A F**** Oracles elixir could destroy his gameplay especially when the opponent jungler or the enemy tank has it.Secondly its the cc abilitys like taunt,stun,or slow that can take him easily down ex.(ahri,ryze,udyr).Last and most importand the master assasins low health pool,thats why i build trinity for him always!!!


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Summary

I hope that this guide helped all shaco gamers and funs.Also dont try any of these tricks against any other shaco who knows it may be ME ;)