Shaco Build Guide by TheBuckeye
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Hey guys, and welcome to my first, but definitely not last, guide. First off, I would like to say that this site has helped me so much that now I want to give a little something back. So here it is, my Shaco guide. Currently, Shaco is my main champion, and I just want to say that he is totally OPas a jungler. So, this guide will address almost every aspect of Shaco that I can think of,and if you have any ideas to add to it, just comment please
Before we get to the actual guide, I wanted to show you some of my favorite moments as Shaco in a short video :D
<<insert video of Shaco highlights>>
Pros / Cons
and weaknesses. Here is a basic overview of the pros and cons of Shaco, the Demon
[*] He is a DEMON CLOWN, that is awesome
[*] He is a teir 1 jungler
[*] He has amzing early game jungling ability
[*] He can solo dragon early on, to get great gold boost for team
[*] He can make a clone, which is great at taking down turrets
[*] He is squishy, pretty much all game, until very end
[*] He is very hard to master
[*] He relies strongly on positioning, placement, and timing, which can be hard
[*] He is very mana-hungry in early game
Ok, so a major part in playing as a great Shaco is playing hor Shaco would. This means basically being in the same mindset as Shaco is, though this can make you kinda crazy sometimes, but when you think like Shaco, you play like the demon assasin he really is, popping sneaky and damaging ganks, killing it in the jungle, and dominating those who follow you into the jungle or brush. You really "become" Shaco, and in doing so, reach the maximum potential of your play. The easiest way for me to do this is to read up on some lore on Shaco, so here you go.
<<Insert Lore Here>>
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So, another important part of playing Shaco, is staying calm, cool, and collected. When you are at the loading screen, there are two things you have to do.
-You have to be calm. If you are freaking out and stressing, you won't be able to play a smooth, productive game.
-You are Shaco, enough said
-You need to be the ice-cold assasin.
When you are at the waiting screen, identify certain players
-Idenify who the jungler is if they have one
-Identify who will most likely mid
-Identify who will double up on bot, and who will solo/duo top
<<insert game loading screen and make example of the proccess above>>
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So, an important part of playing with your team is making sure everyone on your team gets along. This cannot always be done, but a way to make your team more cooperative most times is to ask everyone something like "Hey guys, hows it going?" in the champion select. Be friendly, even if someone else isn't don't go off on them, just tell them about it calmly and politely, asking them not to do it again. The whole point of this is so the team wants to win not just for their own personal gain, but so that the entire team benefits, cause the whole team likes its members. When you achieve this, you get a degree of teamwork that is hard to match, and this is how you win matches. If you achieve this you will have teammates who will want to help other members out more willingly, join teamfights when they can, and there will be a better listening environment around the team, and this listening is the foundation of teamwork.
So, this is most of the pre-game preparation you need to do, but there are a few other things you can do, but they are pretty self-explanatory. First you need to find a guide that fits you for your champion, or a build you have made yourself. Second, you need to be sure you will not go AFk during the game, because an AFK can hurt your team very fast. You also need to make sure you know who on your team will be going where, top, mid, bot, jungle, so you don't fight over it in the game, and so you can get started where you are going faster without disputes. There are a few other things you can do to prepare, but it would take up too much space to list off every little thing. Just think, if I were to face a team that I knew nothing about before, do I know everything I can to play this game to the best of my ability? If the answer is no, think about what else you can do to get ready. Preparation is KEY!!