Shaco Build Guide by fjg1810
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This build is going to be short, sweet, and too the point..just like my...nevermind. Annyyyway, this is my quite successful Shaco jungle build. But where is Smite you may ask? Smite is non-existant when it comes to Shaco. All you need is your handy-dandy Jack In The Box and your Two-Shiv Poison to mess red and blue buff up. It is also super easy to 3-4 hit people if you go after other squishies and you know how to use Two-Shiv Poison and Deceive. I haven't been using Shaco a lot and I'm even new to jungling but this build made me want to jungle Shaco every game. Here is how you do it.(p.s. my Summoner Name is KthnxxBai if you want to see this build in action yourself)
Greater Mark of Desolation
I take armor pen marks because you build mostly AD and armor pen is obviously perfect for AD champs.I take flat armor seals and flat mag resist glyphs because, yes, Shaco is good but he is squishier than a nice, big, round, pair of....I'm getting off track here.
And finally I take Crit damage quints because with Phantom Dancer and Trinity Force, almost every hit will be a Crit so obviously you want those crit's to hurt...really bad.
For spells I take Ghost to run fast if someone is trying to get away or to get to a gank/teamfight, and Ignite to stop that person running with 50 hp in their tracks.
Flash could be used to replace Ghost.
I have a mastery page of 21-0-9, taking points in
in the offensive tree.
In the utility tree, take Expanded Mind , Improved Recall , Swiftness , and Runic Affinity .
Open up with the classic jungle build of Cloth Armor, 2 Health Potion, and 2 Mana Potion. With this build, mana is a bigger prob than health so you'll need those 2 Mana Potion instead of getting 5 Health Potion.
Next grab Madred's Razors when you can.
For movement speed I grab the Ionian Boots of Lucidity because of the cdr, but if you want Boots of Swiftness, Boots of Mobility, or Berserker's Greaves then be my guest. I used to get Berserker's Greaves all the time, but I think it makes sense to get more cdr because with this Shaco, attack speed won't be that much needed since you can 3 hit people.
Then with Madred's Razors, upgrade to Wriggle's Lantern. Wriggle's Lantern is your friend, best friend, only friend, love partner. It gives you your life steal and holy **** what's that..a free ward. Thank you very much.
Then start to build Trinity Force by starting off with Sheen and then you can either grab Phage and Zeal and have all three or just wait and grab Trinity Force all at once, but start with Sheen no matter what.
Once you have Trinity Force, get a B.F. sword and upgrade it to an Infinity Edge, which is your love partner that you cheat with behind Wriggle's Lantern back. Infinity Edge is what makes your crit's hurt like they would make Chuck Norris run away.
After that buy another Zeal and make it into a Phantom Dancer. Phantom Dancer is the item that makes you so sexy you decide to have a 4 way with you, Trinity Force, Infinity Edge and Phantom Dancer. And all together you become a big F*** Machine.
Last but not least is actually Nashor's Tooth..I know random right. This item will give you even more attack speed, cooldown and AP which will make Jack In The Box and two-shiv poison hurt either the jungle or the enemy champs. That is it for your items.
This chapter is both Skills and Jungling because why have 2 chapters that fit each other when I can just stuff them both into a tight space.
Start off with Jack In The Box obviously. Jack In The Box is what make you run through the jungle with ease.
When you jungle it doesn't matter where you start. Personally I start off at a buff because right when you kill the buff you get to level 2 and who doesn't like to level up. Anyway, choose where you want to start, besides at dragon unless your a boss, and plant as many Jack In The Box as you can before the monsters spawn. If you start at the wolves or wraiths all you need is 2 Jack In The Box, golems 3 Jack In The Box, and with the buffs, as many as you can, which is 4-5 before they spawn.
Plant Jack In The Box right in the center of where the monsters spawn because you want to surprise the monsters. "Yay I spawnedHOLYS*** WHERE DID THESE BOXES COME FROM!?" Jack In The Box will do most of the damage and you can just auto attack to finish everyone off.
At level 2, get Deceive. With Deceive you can either choose to gank (yes you can gank at level 2 with Shaco and I've gotten a few double kills from it..go figure) or while your Jack In The Box are shooting at monsters, Deceive behind them and get the easy crit shot.
Level 3 get Two-Shiv Poison.
Level 4 get Two-Shiv Poison.
Level 5 get Two-Shiv Poison.
I sound like a broken record but Two-Shiv Poison works a charm. Don't have time to plant 5 Jack In The Box to get red/blue buff? plant 2-3 in a bush and then two-shiv posion to lure the monster into the bush then fear! pewpew! dead! That's how easy it is.
At level 6 obviously get Hallucinate. Then max out Two-Shiv Poison when you can. Then max out Jack In The Box, and then Deceive, taking Hallucinate points at 6,11, and 16. Two-Shiv Poison will be hardcore once maxed out and they slow which if you can't catch up to someone easily, throw a two-shiv posion, Deceive, crit! crit! dead!
Pros / Cons
Jungles like a pro
Crits like a pro
Slows like a pro
Fears like a pro
Sneaky like a pro
Ganks like a pro
squishy like don't-even-think-of-laning-with-him squishy
Let your team know you are jungling, I can't stress this enough. They will think you aren't since you don't have Smite. If they tell you to get Smite, tell them to stfu. If they try to leash, tell them to gtfo. Follow this build and you'll make the other team go wtf.