Shaco Build Guide by b_space

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League of Legends Build Guide Author b_space

Shaco - It All Begins With a Box

b_space Last updated on October 21, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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It all begins with a box! That's right!!

Hello everybody, and welcome to my Shaco build. Shaco is one of my favorite champions, and I find him really fun to play. He's a stealth, he got a slow, a clone jutsu from Naruto and high damage output. So, rate my build, and write what you think about it!

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Pros / Cons


High Damage.
Nice farming skills.
Can kill enemy carries in seconds.
Can jungle without smite.
Can do a clone of hisself to troll with enemies.
Can do a clone of hisself to backdoor quite well as Master Yi


Very squishy early game.
Needs cooldown reduction and armor penetration to deal real damage.
Items cost is too high.
MUST farm to be successful.

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Okay, so shaco is a nice champion, but he needs to get played really good to be really good. He is a hard champion, but don't fear it, enemies will.

Greater Mark of Desolation
Armor pen marks? The best choice for every DPS of this game.

Greater Seal of Armor
Armor seals. It's good, you need resistance during your squishy early game, and with these seals you can even jungle without Smite.

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
Mres glyphs. Same reason as armor.

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
Attack Damage to farm better, and to hit harder with your Deceive

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For AD Masteries, I go 21/0/9. I take everything needed in Offense tree, and some nice points in utility. If you go AP you can switch to 9/0/21 that's pretty good too.

Special Reference:
You can even go AD with 0/9/21.
I go this with off-tanks like Lee Sin or Olaf because Utility tree gives everything needed, like CDR, MP5, GP10, etc...

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My items are not typical DPS build. Now, I got three builds.

First Build:
It's the way I build Shaco. I get YoYo as my first main item and a Stark's Fervor after. With these two items I get Attack Speed, Crit Chance, CDR, Armor Pen, and the benefits from clicking YoYo. Let's suppose this is your core:

Let's say you're doing well. Late game Shaco is only useful when he got at least his core. If you can't reach the core by 30-35 min then you are missing something.
As your last items you get offense or defense. I chose getting a The Black Cleaver or The Bloodthirster, and then sell my Doran's Blade and get a defensive item. If they focus you, get Guardian Angel. If they don't focus you but they got a lot of CC that blind hits you when you stealth (like Brand W etc) then get Banshee's Veil

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Team Work

Shaco lacks at doing something useful at teamfights. The best thing possible you can do is taking down in 2-3 seconds the enemy carry and flash out. How can you do that? It's simple. First, you do your Deceive, then, after hitting the carry in their back, you activate Youmuu's Ghostblade and immediatly do your ulti and place a box in front of the carry. You should be able to kill him (if your team is there ofc) in not more than 3-4 seconds. Carries are usually squishy, like Miss Fortune , Caitlyn , Veigar , Talon , etc...
Otherwise, if you see your team initiates, do the same thing but this time don't activate your ulti yet. Finish the carry and this time aim the guy with the most CC in the enemy team. If you see they are too strong and they are focusing you do your Hallucinate ultra ***gy-trolly ulti.

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Unique Skills

Shaco is one of the best Jukers in the game. He can juke better than Nidalee , Lee Sin and other champs considered good. Now, if the enemy is following you and you have like -200 hp and you're heading to your turret, do your Deceive and run in some other direction, like in his back, left, right, or even go to your turret if you know you will survive. Also, Shaco is one of the best kiters in the game. "Kite" means bringing an enemy close to a trap, like close to your team, Teemo Mushrooms or even better ||--> Jack In The Box <--|| JitB is the your best early game kiting skill. With three boxes you can make a double (even triple) kill without any problem.

""Never Forget""

Shaco's Two-Shiv Poison got a poison passive when he Normal Attacks a target or when he throws his Dagger. I can't number the kills I did with Shaco just because of this poison. The posion can take 10-20 hp, but it's WORTH! Why? It's like having 20+ dmg with you. Great yeah?

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Shaco is a really fun to play champion, that's why I love playing with him. You must know that I am not showing you how to 100% play Shaco, and use this build every game so you will have 100% win! You can change items, masteries, runes, and create new builds yourself. i.e.: if the enemy team has 5 guys with high CC would you get Berserker's Greaves or Mercury's Treads ? Think about it, and thanks in advice.

Please vote and comment what you think about this build!

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Friday, October 21, 2011 / 7:05 PM

-Created the build.
-Added a mew "Updates" Section.