Shaco Build Guide by Iceflame707

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Iceflame707

Shaco The jungle master

Iceflame707 Last updated on December 2, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hi im Iceflame707, i play LoL whenever i have some spare time, and enjoy being sneaky.
that is why shaco quickly became my main after buying. he can get away quickly and chase like a boss. shaco is wel known for ganking and will often appear out of nowhere to get a kill. i play him as an AD jungler and i try to gank whenever i can

This is my first guide and i would like some comments on it please

Note: im dutch and doing everything in english can be kinda hard so bear with me k?

Working on the how to gank ;)

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Pros / Cons

Quick jungling
Ganking potential
High DPS
High Burst
Free ward every 3 min

Not good against CC
No Madred's Bloodrazor

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for runes i take :
Flat Armor pen. and atack speed Marks
Flat Armor Seals
Atack Speed Glyphs
Flat Armor pen. quintessences
these will give you the stats for jungleling and will help you get through enemy armor more easely
Greater Quintessence of Desolation Greater Mark of Desolation

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I take 21/9/0
I want to get the masteries necessary for a lot of damage output
I also want to make sure that i have got some extra armor and that minions and monster won't kill me that easely

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I will take this first toghether with 5

this will help you jungeling.

these are next and with these you can solo the dragon at lvl 6 (ill show you how to later in this guide!)

pretty basic. its for getting around quicker

Defenitly a good item for shaco. with this he can use a ward every 3 min. to make sure he doesnt get ganked. it also has lifesteal, witch is needed because he is kinda squishy in lane. armor and atack damage also help with laning, and being more resistant.

You will get a huge speed bonus with these and these will let you manouver around quite good. a ganker's must have.

a good core item for shaco becaude it basicly has everything shaco needs. this item is build from 3 items and i like to buy those in this order

health and slow is good for chasing and will let you live longer

many of shaco's combo's require a lot of mana and this weapon also has a intresting passive witch will lead to good burst damage with decieve.

even more mobility, but also crit chanse and atack speed. the atack speed is handy when laning and for getting a higher DPS. the crit chance is good in combo with our next item on the list

This item will make sure that you do enough Damage and will often let you kill enemies in a few sec. it has a lot of atack damage and crit chance. your crits will also deal more damage witch is realy inportant

Now thats what im talking about! with this item you won't nearly be as squishy and will show your enemies who's the boss! it has great damage output and formidable lifesteal

it will give you some extra armor and magic resist, but its all about the passive. if you die in a figh you can easely get away with Decieve and JiTB.

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if the enemy has a lot of CC's you might considder this item.

if you think you're to squishy. this might be a good idea.

this can be a good item instead of Trinity force. but if you're taking this you are deffinitly taking Infinity Edge(for the crit). this item is also good for getting around. it will make your gankes more effective

you can rush these instead of a Wriggle's Lantern OR when you're done with the build. you can choose to sell Wriggle's Lantern and take Madred's Bloodrazor

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Skill Sequence

This is shaco's passive. atacking from behind will help you get kills and this passive is exeptionaly good when chasing an enemy champion down!

This spel basicly is a flash. but then upgraded with bonus damage and 3,5 sec. stealth
you can use this to gank,get out,chase ect. and it wel often let you get in and kill someone. with the bonus damage and sheen you can do significant burst damage and harras foes without them seeing you. it can also be used to sneak up and place a JiTB to fear and damage enemy champs and minions. i think it is a must have for AD shaco

a little turret witch will stay stealthed for 90 sec. though, when it atacks it will atack for 5 sec and then it dies. in early game it does a lot of damage, but in late game its the fear witch is more inportant because that will help you pick of your foes. it can also be used to cover an escape route. by placing a JiTB in front of where you're going to go enemy's that walk past it will be feared or will at least take a detour

a great ability that will slow enemy's when hit and minions/monsters have a chance to miss their atacks. great for chasing! but when the enemy isn't in reach you can always acitvate it to deal damage and slow the target. its great for harrasing and making sure No one escapes.

you disappear for a brief moment andwhen you come back. you will have yourself a clone! the brief moment of not being anywhere can be used to dodge karthus his ultimate Requiem and many more. the clone does take more damage and does les damage but it can also slow your target with items like Phage and Trinity Force it also explodes when it dies (he also explodes after 18 sec!) dis explosion deals an AOE and is quite powerfull. Hallucinate has one problem though: your clone stands out... he will follow you and he won't have buffs on him making it easy to spot ''the real'' shaco.
Note: control your clone with ALT+right click

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Summoner Spells

i reccomend these for picking of targets and jungling
smite can be used in the jungle to make sure YOU get the buff/last hit

this can also be a good idea but i think two-shiv is enough

when the enemy team has a lot of CC you can take this to not get cought.

you can take this if you realy want it though i do not recommend it

note: the other spels are quite useless for shaco, or other ones are better

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Creeping / Jungling

This is the main part of the guide actually.
i think that explains alot.
after reaching level 6 (and buying madreds razors and hp potion. you might still have one)
you can solo the dragon!

Note: i showed you that you can do it. its not the best way though. \/ might be better.

step 1: hallucinate
step 2: atack the dragon yourself and get your clone to atack him from behind
step 3: put JiTB's down and two shiv
step 4: when he has half HP deceive in place so that he atacks your clone
step 5: repeat step 3 and last hit him with smite!
and thats how you do it. after this you should try and get as many golems as possible for the mana regen

Respawn times! (from Most inportant to Least inportant)
6 min.

Baron nashor
7 min.

Blue buff
5 min.

Red buff
5 min.

1 min. 40 sec.
1 min. 40 sec.
Small golems
1 min. 40 sec.

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Unique Skills

Shaco's passive means that when an enemy puts his back against you. you win. you will only do more damage from behind! fear your enemys with harrasment and sooner or later the will be more carefull when you arrive. and they will run away quicker!

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Shaco is an eccelent jungler and a good ganker and will get out of nasty situations real quick. you can now choose how you want to play shaco: AD or AP its all up to YOU!
i hope you've enjoyed this and that you learned something here
i thank Dante Rebellion for the runes because i have'nt spend any money in that yet.

Have a good day and PWN SOME NOOBS!