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Shaco, The Demon Jester AP/AD [LANE/JUNGLE]

Boohh Last updated on July 11, 2014
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History


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.


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Introduction for AP Shaco


Greetings fellow league attendants.
My name is Andreas. I'm from Denmark, and I wanted to make this guide to give you an idea how I like to play my AP Shaco. As I said, this is my guide, my way to build him, and you are free to experiment and try out different strategies for yourself.
This guide will show you a fun way to play Shaco, without getting owned.

I hope you find my build satisfying and totally awesome!


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Items for AP Shaco



I start off with , simply because it's a nice item, if you are going to stack your JITB's, and need the mana per/sec, and hp, so you wont get ********d when they see you.

Secondly, I'll aim for my Boots. I people prefer magic penetration, and it's good because you increase damage. However, some people prefer so they can run faster between lanes, but i like the magic penetration.

I'll upgrade this to as fast as possible. The sheen is a good first item, as it gives me more AP, mana and it increases my attack damage after spells. This means ill get an additional burst, which is much needed in the lower levels.

My next item will be . This will provide survival, AP, and both ganking and escaping possibilities thanks to the slow effect it passively applies.
Your AP should now start to build up and reach acceptable levels.

At this point you should upgrade your Sheen to a Lich Bane. This will increase your damage output even more, it will grant you some magic resist at the side, and it add your AP to your first auto attack after using an ability..!
At this point, your gankability should be through the roof.

That is when you grab Rabadon's Deathcap . It will provide even more AP, and at the same time increase your AP by a significant amount.
By now, you should be “WOW”, and the opponents would fear you if they had got the time before you killed them. However, you still got room for two more items!

might be a good idea. i really like this item. It's great for the fokes like me, that enjoy spamming my spells. The MP/5, cooldown reduction and the magicresist is perfect for us!. Shorter cooldown on everything, and specially our desive gives us a great chance of surviving.
"situation".
Enemy is running toward you, panic.. Hurry, setup a box, wait until the enemy gets feared and then decive away.. (ofc, start running right after placing the box). And then if another enemy appears, your box and decive have a better chance to be off cooldown, and then much greater chance that your mana is still up.

Banshee's Veil Banshee's Veil is a really nice ending item. It gives you even more HP, and the unique passive is really great to. you can avoid many difficult situations.


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Situation choices (items) AP Shaco



is okay, and many people prefer this item, because of the runspeed, but is not a full invisible champion, so i dont think it's as good good as sorcerer’s shoes.

is a okay item, but i wouldnt use it, because of the AD and lifesteal, and we have a slow, but still some people prefer to use this!?

Abysal Scepter is a very nice item against tanks, and other AP users. The Scepter is a strong item bacause of the magic resist, the AP, and the reduction!

is a cheap item! with great abilities, it gives some AP, and mana-regen, and then it gives CDR! nice item, but still not the best as a ganker!

I have seen people writing on the build, that they like building , i see the point, and why to use it. I will therefore add it to my build.
AP-shaco can use the , because of the attackspeed and CD + AP + Manaregen.

Is a item i could have a lot of fun with to! As a AP Shaco one of the best things is to see a squishy AD-carry, or a midchamp, running through your boxbush, dying to your boxes.. hehe.
And it's also a great help against the tanks. Of course it stacks your .

Could be great in some situations. If you need some more HP sustain, and your enemy is quite tanky, this could be a useable item.

Its all up to you. This is just my guide where i showyou what i'll prefer, as my items, during a game with Shaco, the AP jester.


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Summoner Spells for AP Shaco

Is the summoner spells I've chosen, and I'll use them to finish off, and make the ganks even more easier.

Other good choices:


Ghost is a okay summoner spell, its a nice way to flee, if your decive is on CD!

Clarity is a nice spell because you can run low on mana as Shaco.

Heal could be needed in some situations, but only if you are use to have a heal on you.

Teleport is nice because its good to setup ganks!


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Runes for AP Shaco

As you can see, I choose flat AP runes, and magic-penetration . This will increase the damage dealt by my Jack-in-the-Box in lower levels, and the MP will also increase my damage in higher lvl. By doing this, one can easily grab bluebuff at the beginning without any help. Make sure to run to the golem as soon as possible, and spam dolls until it spawns.


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Masteries for AP Shaco

My masteries is divided 9/0/21, and I chose a UTILITY build for several reasons. You need a little mana regen, as you will be spamming your abilities back and forth. Furthermore, movement speed and cooldown reduction will make great additions to this play style. You'd want the neutral buff duration increase, as you will be getting buffs whenever you can, and lastly, you'll spend some points in offence. Improving exhaust will give you a larger damage output on the given target, and then you'll get some much needed magic penetration to further increase your damage output.

You could also go for a 21/0/9 build, but it's just not that useful, if you want to hold your mana up, and not getting in troubles with your escape abilities because you are running low on mana.


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Skill Sequence for AP Shaco

- Shaco stealths himself instantly and teleports to target location. His next attack is guaranteed to critically strike.
Shaco instantly stealths for 3.5 seconds, and teleports to target nearby location. If he attacks while stealthed, the attack is guaranteed to crit for 40/60/80/100/120% bonus physical damage.
Cost
90/80/70/60/50 Mana
Range
25000


Decive I use my decieve to gank, escape, scout the area and to chase. You can jump in and kill an enemy trying to base, or you can escape through a wall, like using the summoner spell flash. It's also great for setting up ganks. Remember that you will always crit when attacking from stealth, and your damage output will be increased by Lich Bane aswell.
Note: Because of the cooldown, you might not get to use this ability both to enter AND escape the fight. Make sure you are ready to stay in the fight if you use it to get in the fight quickly..!

- Shaco creates an animated Jack-in-the-Box at target location, which will wait, stealthed, to Fear nearby units and attack them when some come nearby.
Shaco creates a Jack in the Box at the target location. It will Stealth after 2 seconds, and pop out when an enemy comes near, fearing nearby enemies for 0.5/0.75/1/1.25/1.5 seconds and attacking them.

Its attacks deal 35/55/75/95/115 (+0.25) magic damage and it lasts for 90 seconds while stealthed or 5 seconds while firing.
Cost
50/55/60/65/70 Mana
Range
400


Jack in the Box Im using my JITB's to fear my enemy, and make and easy gank. In addition it actually deals LOADS of damage. You may also use 'em like a ward. Put them in a bush, and when an enemy is coming to gank you, they will be feared, giving you time to run. Also, it's a great way to make a trap. Put several JITB's in a bush, and just wait for an enemy to arrive. Easy kill.

Good places to make your boxes



- Shaco's Shivs passively poison targets on hit, slowing them and applying a miss chance to minions. He can throw his Shivs to deal damage and poison the target.
Passive: Shaco's attacks poison his target, reducing their movement speed. If the target is a minion, it reduces their chance to hit by 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% for 2 seconds.

Active: Deals 40/80/120/160/200 (1+) magic damage to target enemy, and poisons them for 3 seconds. Upon activating this ability the passive is removed until Two-Shiv Poison becomes available again.
Cost
50/55/60/65/70 Mana
Range
625


Two-shiv Poison I use this ability to harass, chase and kill. This ability stacks GREAT with your AP, and so you will have HUGE damage with this ability. In addition, it got short cooldown. It's a really good chase too, as it got a long range, good slow, and with Rylais Scepter, it slows even more..!
This is AD, but the idea is actually almost the same!! Really nice vid!! ;D


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Team Work for AP Shaco

Team Work
Your part of the team could be to “ward” with your Jack In The Box and scout with Deceive. You should also harass with your Two-Shiv Poison. Make sure to use Jack In The Box during teamfights as well, as a fully feared team is much easier to kill. This can easily give you the upper hand in a hard team fight..
In a team fight, you are the assassin. You run around killing those who try to flee and make sure none of your team mates are being followed when they themselves have to flee. Be sure not to stay in the very middle of a team fight from the start. You ARE squishy, and you WILL die fast if you play like a tank.


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Pros / Cons for AP Shaco


Pros


Really good at ganking
Extremely high damage burst
Gets away easily
Annoying


Cons


Squishy
Weak VS tanks and magic resist
Difficult to master


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Introduction for AD shaco


Greetings fellow league attendants.
My name is Andreas. I'm from Denmark, and I wanted to make this guide to give you an idea how I like to play my AD Shaco. This is my guide, my way to build him, and you are free to experiment and try out different strategies for yourself.
This guide will show you a fun way to play Shaco, without getting owned.

I hope you find my build satisfying and totally awesome!


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Items for AD Shaco




I have done a reconsidering! I'm trying to let you guys (or girls), start out with boots. Back in the old days i always started with , but after i the newer patches, and the tournaments, i have been trying to greab instead for a better chase in early level, and then you have a better chance of surviving if you aren't used to play Shaco.

I always chose , because of the attackspeed, and attackspeed is very important, both early, mid and late-game.

nice item, gives the 15% lifesteal, and allows you to hold longer in lane, and could probably save your *** in some situations.

Again attackspeed, very important. And then the lovely runspeed. the runspeed is nice having to, allows you to chase your enemies around the lane.

B.F Sword If you get it right now, you'll get massive crit's.

Is a epic item, if you want's some extra movementspeed, and attackspeed. Its nice a a lategame item, because you need to auto-attack more. It's always a problem with enemies with much HP, not really much, but in LOL HP is everything, if crits and AP aren't. I like to get this before my because i like to movement speed and attack speed as much as i do, and this item will make it allot easier for you to farm minions...

Is a very powerful item for shaco, because of the crit, the extra damage, and the extra crit-damage. now your decive will make your backstab crit 1000+++.
And because of the you will heal for 150++. If you are in trouble with HP, and there isn't any enemies around, just go to jungle kill some minions, and your HP, should be full.

I really love this item, and i almost get it to all my AD champions, because of the HP and the passive, its wonderful, and quite effective, if your enemies keep running away from you.

This item is a great ending item, and it makes you really hard to get down, and really irritating to harrash, because of the passive.

If you dont like the way i build up my items, then just change it :D!


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Situation choices (items) AD Shaco



When i started out playing AD Shaco, i always chose , because of the extra damage, HP and the small amount of lifesteal. The lifesteal isn't doing that much, but anything is better than nothing. will make my decive deal a critical strike on 220, if I'm striking from behind.

YES!!!! This item has been greatly buffed! And this makes it a essential item for Shaco, both jungle and AD!
The new buff provides us with MS which is great! crit, damage, ap, as n'stuff! we can use every single bit of this item on our elegant trolling Shaco!.. THANK YOU RIOT! Shaco is back inside!

If you wanna gank more, and aren't satisfied with the movementspeed between lanes. but if you grap this, you wont be as powerful early-game.

Nice ending item, if you feel threat, its quite awesome. Your decive is probable off cooldown, then it brings you back to life.

against armortanks. not a used item for me.

have seen some Shaco's using it, quite awesome, make you better in lane, because of the mana, and mana regen. could be after [icon= sheen, and then erase the last . Often you wont play long enough to get the last .

Again, if you are against a , or , it can be useful.

For the minionfarm and lifesteal. for those who farm minions instead of champions.

If you feel very squishy and focused, it could help you out build a . If you are building , ill build a for the Armor, Crit and of course the damage.

As i wrote in before it's very use able item, if you have a

I used to get but it got remaked, and now i find it pretty useless. I know it is almost the same item, but still i find i much weaker, despite the shield.


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Summoner Spells for AD Shaco

Is the summoner spells I've chosen, and I'll use to destroy any chance of surviving my enemy would have. If it's a AD lifestealer like or they cant do anything. And if my enemy are fleeing, and i want to be sure that they cant do anything, it can be useful to exhaust them. Or a fleeing foe with low hp, can give a kill. All around to good summoner spells.

A good summoner spell, if you still don't know what you are doing, or maybe feel to "squishy". Nice spell.

Nice fleeing chasing ability, could be useful, if you feel for it.

Okay to have. Again if you feel squishy, it can be useful. It's okay to cheat your enemy, if they think you are on low hp, then decive and . The stupid enemy will think you are on much lower HP than you actually is.

Can be useful in many situations, especially if you are good at setting your JITB, then you can to them, and then come outta nowhere pwning a poor enemy.


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Runes for AD Shaco

I have chosen the runes i have to make a great start for my Shaco. If you can imagine the insane crit they will receive if you decive behind them at lvl 1, you would probably crit 210 of their hp away. Then you exhaust and ignite, the enemy is trying to flee, hes running slowly away, and you just keep stabbing him in the back, and hes dead in 2 sec.

You could pick some Armor-Penetration-runes to, but i recommend that you go after flat AD, because of the awesome damage at lvl 1. The damage allows you to get feed really fast.


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Masteries for AD Shaco

I have chosen the masteries i have, because you, as AD Shaco needs the extra damage.

Sorery It's very important to get this. The cooldown effect is epic, and it gives you many more gank opportunities , and gives your escape-abilities a much better chance.

hardness I'm using the points i have in surplus to help me with some armor and MR for early-game. Its not much, but it is in some situations enough to counter a last-hit on you.


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Skill Sequence AD shaco

- Shaco stealths himself instantly and teleports to target location. His next attack is guaranteed to critically strike.
Shaco instantly stealths for 3.5 seconds, and teleports to target nearby location. If he attacks while stealthed, the attack is guaranteed to crit for 40/60/80/100/120% bonus physical damage.
Cost
90/80/70/60/50 Mana
Range
25000


Decive I use my decieve to gank, escape, scout the area and to chase. You can jump in and kill an enemy trying to base, or you can escape through a wall, like using the summoner spell flash. It's also great for setting up ganks. Remember that you will always crit when attacking from stealth. This is my main ability, and it is the first ability i max.

- Shaco creates an animated Jack-in-the-Box at target location, which will wait, stealthed, to Fear nearby units and attack them when some come nearby.
Shaco creates a Jack in the Box at the target location. It will Stealth after 2 seconds, and pop out when an enemy comes near, fearing nearby enemies for 0.5/0.75/1/1.25/1.5 seconds and attacking them.

Its attacks deal 35/55/75/95/115 (+0.25) magic damage and it lasts for 90 seconds while stealthed or 5 seconds while firing.
Cost
50/55/60/65/70 Mana
Range
400


Im using my JITB's to fear my enemy, and make and easy gank. You may also use 'em like a ward. Put them in a bush, and when an enemy is coming to gank you, they will be feared, giving you time to run. Also, it's a great way to make a trap. I'm quite often setting a box in the teamfight, so the whole enemy-team is feared for up to 1,5 seconds.

Good places to make your boxes



- Shaco's Shivs passively poison targets on hit, slowing them and applying a miss chance to minions. He can throw his Shivs to deal damage and poison the target.
Passive: Shaco's attacks poison his target, reducing their movement speed. If the target is a minion, it reduces their chance to hit by 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% for 2 seconds.

Active: Deals 40/80/120/160/200 (1+) magic damage to target enemy, and poisons them for 3 seconds. Upon activating this ability the passive is removed until Two-Shiv Poison becomes available again.
Cost
50/55/60/65/70 Mana
Range
625


I use this ability to harass, chase and kill. I use it to finish of running enemies.

- Shaco deals 20% bonus damage when striking a unit from behind.

Backstab is one of the things that makes Shaco insane! decive behind an enemy, backstab them, giant crit, they are running away, and you can give them high autoattacks, because they are turning their back to you. Kill!!


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Teamplay for AD Shaco

Shaco isn't much of a teamplayer, or maybe he is?
You are the one that nukes your enemies, the one that pick up kills and you are the team ward!
Use your JITB's as a ward, so you can warn you teammates, or give them valuable information.
And then set a JITB in the middle of a teamfight is nice to :D


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PROS/CONS AD/jungle/lane Shaco

PROS



1. Extreme amount of burst damage.
2. Really high potential
3. If you know how to then great mobility!
4. People tend to call Shaco uncatchable
5. Really good for soloing people
6. One of the only champs who are strong in all phases of the game!
7. He looks brilliant, maybe the coolest looking champs in the game.
8. He got JITB, makes, a teamfight really easy to turn around, ganks really easy to do, and escapes much more likely to turn out good.
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Cons



1. He is squishy, and if you don't know how to juke and kite you will die alot.
2. Lack in Aoe. Shaco got ult, but naeh. If you need it. Pick up Ravanous hydra
3. Can be countered by champs with large amount of health and armor.


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Itemchoice for jungle Shaco



I called this a safe start. The reason why is!!! ; You start with the health and damage which is needed to get a really nice and easy kill on your first gank in mid. We dont hunger for the passive, since our boxes will take the damage.

I prefer getting boots of swiftness instead of because got a greater chase potential if you ask me. the 25% reduction on movement and slow effect and the great movementspeed makes a great deal in chasing down enemies. If you get your movementspeed is getting reduced to the lower the first time you take a hit.

Uh! Uh uh!!! naice!!
This item saved Shaco like the new did!
The movementspeed this item provides is great. The passiv makes a decive autoattack from behind dealing massive burst damage. Attack speed and crit grants you only good! These two things makes you able to stay in a fight and solo people of..!

YES!!!! This item has been greatly buffed! And this makes it a essential item for Shaco, both jungle and AD!
The new buff provides us with MS which is great! crit, damage, ap, as n'stuff! we can use every single bit of this item on our elegant trolling Shaco!.. THANK YOU RIOT! Shaco is back in game!

This item says itself. Its great. It stacks ad and lifesteal, and also from the start provides you with a great amount of both.

is a really nice item on Shace. This items provides him with a even greater burstdamage when you come to strike from nowhere. And because of your and your you will crit a lot, and will hurt the enemy like hell..


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Creeping / Jungling

Okay. I have to make this chapter now that i have provided my guide with a jungle build.
I prefer taking blue at first. stacking my boxes as a true jester, and finishing blue in a sec. pull is not needed, but protection is just fine.

Then i will move on to red, placing the box behind lizard, and then make it attack my box instead of me by stepping back a bit, which provides me with the opportunity to activate my passive and deal 120% damage from behind, striking with two-shiv from time to time. Ill smite it when possible finish it off, get decive and gank mid.

Your first gank is very important. Decive behind the enemy place crit from behind, and setup a box behind the enemy. make them flee, and boom! easy kill.

Now you go to your jungle again, finish of the small buffs and get long sword and boots, maybe some pots. Then you start roaming/jungling around. Don't be afraid to get lower level than the others. You will catch up, as long as teammates don't take your jungle all the time.


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Unique Skills

This guide will provide huge damage output, great gankability, map overview and mobility. It will give you the ability to jump into a team fight and turn the tides of war. And you will be able to pop in, do your job, then get the BELL out of there!


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Results


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Last Words

I will end my guide by saying thanks for reading, and I hope you like it.. If you don't got a brilliant score just like that, you should take some more games. This build takes some practice to master, and you'll learn some good tactics of your own along the way.

GL & HF enjoy my build, and vote up please ;)

BTW.... Thanks to Prince Ralis.. Because he help'd me with my English :D!

And if you find anything i should change, try write a comment before voting down :)

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