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Shaco Build Guide by HadronHead

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League of Legends Build Guide Author HadronHead

Shaco Jungle AD Assassin

HadronHead Last updated on June 11, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Shaco is a unique jungler. He has no base lifesteal, unlike other junglers like Nocturne, Lee Sin or Udyr, and no ability to quickly farm as opposed to Amumu or Shyvana. However, Shaco makes up for this low durability and speed in the jungle with an insane ability to gank, especially once level 3 is acquired. It is for this reason that I play Shaco as an AD Assassin. The following setup will help you achieve this goal.


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Runes

I build with classic jungle runes: Magic Resist per level and Armor, but also going for lots of early damage through flat Attack Damage and with Armor Penetration. This setup allows a bit extra resistance, but focusing mainly on lots of damage through ganks in early game.


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Items

Shaco Jungle is based on ganks, meaning you need high mobility even from the start. This is why I take boots first. Wriggle's Lantern is my next item, because it's a very good jungle item. Follow up on a Brutalizer for armor penetration and damage, then Infinity Edge for massive damage boost, and playing on critical strike coupled with the Q spell. Last Whisper allows huge armor penetration, essential as an Assassin, followed by a Trinity Force, starting with the Sheen for more burst damage. Finish the brutalizer into a Youmuu's Ghostblade.


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Skill Sequence

Start with the W spell Jack in the Box, spamming a few to take out the blue as soon as possible. Take the Q spell Deceive for early ganking, and E Two-Shiv Poison for the slow. As the best damage source, Max Deceive Q first, followed by the E Two-Shiv Poison, and then finally boxes W.


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Play Style/ Guide through early levels

When you finish the blue, look for a gank. With good runes and Ignite, you may just do enough damage with your ally to take out an opponent. Once level 3 is achieved, ganks become really powerful. The best way to gank is to approach the lane, and place a box as a potential escape route, blink in with Deceive and strike the opponent, continually slowing him with the passive of Two-Shiv Poison, and eventually activating it as a sort of finisher, or as a last poke on your enemy.