Shaco Build Guide by TrankZsheD333
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Shaco is one of the greatest all around junglers in normal games and ranked games and just a blast of fun to play. He is probably one of the best kiters in the game and should be titled "Ninja." Shaco has the ability to jump in and out of fights doing tons of damage and succeeds in confusing the enemy team
Pros / Cons
Shaco has A numerous amount of pros and cons.
One of the greatest junglers
Ganks very well
Can kite like a pro
can con a team easily
Can jump in and out of fights
(With my build) beefy and can dish out tons of damage
a GREAT Back doorer
Can counter jungle
a TON OF FUN TO PLAY
Can be killed with the use of oracles.
Useless late game if bad early through mid game
Has an expensive build
Better choices of junglers
Cant think of anymore
For skills i take a first point in W (Jack in the boxes). Take a point in Q at level two and a point in E at level 3. From then on I max out Q and then E followed by W (putting R in points when available)
For summoner spells i take Smite and Ghost. I do not take Flash because He already has Q, and Flash is not needed if you play Shaco right. Flash is a good option if you prefer it tho. Smite is needed for jungling of course. You can also take Exhaust if your comfortable with playing more aggressively. Ignite is not the best option but in some cases, I guess it can be taken but it is not good more so.
Do not take any of the other summoner spells.
Runes I go Armor pen reds, Armor yellows, CD blues, and Attack Dmg quints. I do this mainly because i have the ability to do a blast of damage to squishies and carries and I have the survivability as well. Any of the other options work as well on shaco though.
These masteries i picked out is a 21-0-9 concept. It's common on most junglers; shaco is one of them. I get the EXP + buff, the buff duration increased in the utilities. In the Offense, I get the ATK spd Minion dmg, and ARmor pen jsut to ADD a ton of UPS on his early game and late game as well.
My Item build allows shaco to excel greatly late game and in his common early game. He has the beefiness from the warmogs + atmas for the dmg to back it up. The youmuu's allows a clean 1v1 fight to go in shaco's favor, or just to bd, do baron, or dragon. Infinity edge just adds a TON of damage and can just dish out complete bursts of damage easily, a GREAT touch in my opinion. The Sheen is for Extra burst damage because the Q basic attack after effect will do much more with a sheen as well as the Shiv toss. I take boots of mobility because it allows him to get all over the map without a problem. Mercury treads or berserker greaves are a good choice too.
Creeping / Jungling
With Shaco you can either start at BLUE or RED buff. I prefer RED buff just because i can get right into the action. At level 1 you take a level of Jack in the boxes and run right towards red and start putting them TOWARDS the lizard, not its minions. Keep stacking them untill 4 or 5 are set and then when it spawns it should be killed without a use of smite. After wards... Go ahead and gank top if it can be ganked or mid, If not go to wraiths, wolves, and then go BOTTOM. Make sure your team doesnt push up the lanes so that you can gank easily. Afterwards you B and buy the next components to your build, Then going to blue and killing it After that you may go gank as much as you want or go jungle anything else. If you enjoy counter jungling Make sure you get a sight ward instead of all 5 health pots. Plant it at whereever the other champion starts at depending on who the champion is and do your magic as shaco and gank them or steal their buff.
Early Game through Late Game
Early game you just wanna do exactly what is listed in the jungling section and build advantages for your team. You take a Cloth armor and 5 pots or Cloth armor + pots + sight ward if you are counter jungling. You do your thang in the jungle and gank as listed in jungling section and just get your items as soon as possible. Always dragon whenever you have the chance By the end of Early Game you should atleast have Wriggles, boots, sheen, and brut.
In the mid game you wanna support your team as much as possible by going in and out of the fights just confusing the hell out of their team. You would want to use your Ultimate clone to confuse them even more and dish out tons of dmg. You should Do dragon as much as possible, farm, and just help your team out. You should atleast have your Infinity edge, Giants belt and Youmuu's, and possibly warmogs
End game is where shaco gets a little weaker. In the end game phase, you should be pushing lanes WHENEVER POSSIBLE and assisting your team just with the slows and damage you put out. Backdooring is a must with shaco late game, it is his greatest contribution late game. By the late game you should be owning in shaco terms and have your full build if it was a long game.
Basically if you followed all these components to the build you have earned yourself a skillful way to own with shaco! I hope this guide has helped you please comment to tell me what i can change to make this build better! This is my first build i hope i did good.