Shaco Build Guide by BlackWolf1729
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I`M SIMON. I LIVE IN POLAND AND I WANT TO SHOW YOU MY IDEA FOR AD SHACO.
FOR ME SHACO IS BEST AP KILLER. IT`S MY GUIDE, YOU CAN USE IT BUT NOBODY SAID YOU MUST PLAY JUST LIKE ME. MAKE EXPERIMENTS. I HOPE MY GUIDE WILL HELP YOU.
PS. IT`S MY FIRST GUIDE SO SORRY FOR POTENCIAL FAILS.
Most would say that death isn't funny. It isn't, unless you're Shaco - then it's hysterical. He is Valoran's first fully functioning homicidal comic; he jests until someone dies, and then he laughs. The figure that has come to be known as the Demon Jester is an enigma. No one fully agrees from whence he came, and Shaco never offers any details on his own. A popular belief is that Shaco is not of Runeterra - that he is a thing summoned from a dark and twisted world. Still others believe that he is the demonic manifestation of humanity's dark urges and therefore cannot be reasoned with. The most plausible belief is that Shaco is an assassin for hire, left to his own lunatic devices until his services are needed. Shaco certainly has proven himself to be a cunning individual, evading authorities at every turn who might seek him for questioning for some horrendous, law-breaking atrocity. While such scuttlebutt might reassure the native inhabitants of Valoran, it seems unimaginable that such a malfeasant figure is allowed to remain at large.
Whatever the truth of his history might be, Shaco has joined the League of Legends for reasons only he knows. He is a terrifying figure, typically shunned by both his fellow champions and the media at large. Only the summoners in the Institute of War know why such a creature was allowed into the League, but most Runeterrans suspect it to be a means that allows the power that be to keep an eye on the ever-elusive Shaco. Unsurprisingly, this champion is popular in places where madness can openly reign, such as among the power-hungry summoners of Zaun and Noxus.
Whatever you do, don't tell him you missed the punch line.
We can start by buying DORAN BLADE because shaco need health in early game, especially for first blood. After coming to spawn we buy BOOTS and when we can, we are making BERSERKER GRAVES to make attack speed about 1.000. Time to be practical and make INFINITY EDGE it`s PRIMARY item for shaco, its very strong AD fighter so he need Criticals. Unique effect of "Edge" is Granting critical dmg to 250% (!). Shaco is very low hp char, so we MUST buy some health and armor . Best way is IRON SOLARI LOCKET. To keep lane you must kill minions and it will be very good if you will have BLOODTHRISTER. Try stack this as soon as you can. Do you know what is OLAF passive skill? The less you have health, the more you have Attack speed. MAW OF MALTIMORTIOUS make similar effect with dmg. Additionaly it have some resist. IF YOU GOT ALL OF THIS YOU ARE CLOSE TO IDEAL. We just need to make u more immortal GUARDIAN ANGEL is what you need.
Pros / Cons
SHACO KEEP THE LANE VERY GOOD.
HE CAN RUN AWAY FROM DANGER SITUATION.
HE IS GREAT IN AMBUSHING.
AWESOME IN EARLY GAME.
PLAYING WITH HIM IS JUST FUNNY ;).
SHACO IS LOW-HP CHARACTER.
BAD IN (OPEN) TEAMFIGHTS.
WEAK VS TANKS
LOW MANA IN EARLY GAME
IN OPEN FIGHT 1V1 PLACE "JACKS" AROUND YOU TO DEAL MAXIMUM DMG TO OPPONENT.
BEWARE OF TANKS LIKE RAMMUS OR SINGED.
PLAY AS SHADOW, DONT LET ANYONE ATTACK YOU. BEWARE OF STUNS.
HEAL IS MOST NEEDED SPELL FOR SHACO, IT CAN SAVE YOU IN 1V1 FIGHTS OR KILLING DAMAGE IN TIME.
FOR SHACO, ALONE ENEMY IS REAL HEAVEN. BUT WHAT IF HE WILL BE TOO STRONG AND U CANT RUN AWAY AFTER ATTACKING HIM?
IT`S NEEDED IN EARLY GAME TOO, FOR EXAMPLE YOU ARE WAITING FOR ENEMY IN BUSH, SUDDENLY YOU SEE 2 ANGRY CHAMPIONS RUNNING TO INFILTRATE THE BUSHES. WHAT CAN YOU DO? FIGHT. USE DECEIVE TO ATTACK WEAKER ENEMY. HE GOT LOW HP, YOU TOO. YOU CAN KILL HIM AND DIE, OR YOU CAN HEAL YOURSELF, IGNITE ENEMY, AND FAST RUN AWAY. SO FIRST BLOOD WITH EASY WAY.
IGNITION IS USING BY MANY SUMMONERS, WHY?
2 VERY NEEDED PROS.
1. IT DEAL DEAL HIGH DAMAGE IN TIME GRANTING YOUR CHANCE TO KILL WHEN ENEMY IS RUNNING.
2. IT MAKE "DEEP WOUND" EFFECT , DECREASING HEALING AND REGENERATING HEALTH BY TARGET FOR 50%.
SHACO CAN TAKE "EXHAUST" SPELL INSTEAD OF IGNITE. IT MAKING YOUR ENEMY TOO WEAK TO DAMAGE YOU AND SLOWING HIS MOVEMENT SPEED. NEEDED IN 1V1 FIGHTS.
ESPECIALLY IN FIGHTS WITH CHAMPIONS LIKE SHACO, XIN ZHAO, PANTHEON, JAX...
Shaco is great AD character but remember :
NEVER PLAY LIKE "SUPERMAN", YOUR HIGH DAMAGE DONT MAKE YOU IMMORTAL. PLAY CAREFULLY.
I HOPE MY GUIDE WILL HELP YOU.