Shaco Build Guide by ASuperPOWZ
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Shaco for me is an assassin. He is one deadly champion that is hard to target and kill. Although easy to use, Shaco is very hard to master.
Exhaust + Ignite. Your Deceive saves you most of the time. Use it to leap over unpassable terrain. Lure them to ur [w] to escape safely. That is why i chose 2 offensive spells for shaco.
Get deceive first. Easy first blood. think of it this way. deceive gives you survivability, 40% dmg bonus. With ur passive, backstab (Attack from the back will give an additional 20% dmg) will easily knock around 110dmg first hit. This is about 1/5 of most champions lvl 1. Then exhaust when on 2bars of health and ignite. His a goner. WHY? BECAUSE USE UR DECIEVE AGAIN AND YOU CHASE UP TO HIS FLASH OR WHATEVER BACKSTAB AND 110DMG AGAGIN! FIRST BLOOD DONE.
Your [e] is your harrasment. It slows and deals considerable armount of damage to a champion. DO NOT SPAM IT THOUGH, or else you hav to blue golem for its buff.
Your [r] is very important. I always send my ult out in teamfights. They all charge for you and KABOOM. damage splashed. ( Control + Right click to control your clone.
Place yur [w] in the brushes and lure them to come by running out of the brushes and back in again. THey come in, feared you get an easy kill.
Passive is also very important, especially late game. 20% bonus dmg is very powerful when you hav good items. say 300dmg. deceive+ backstab = 600dmg. wow
Get dorans blade first since it is most suited for shaco. It gives you survivabililty (100health) +10 Attack (Main thing your after) and 3% lifesteal. This can easily help you get first Blood which is your aim.
Get beserkers next because you dont need mobility yet. AS is much more suited for a early game shaco. I usually then get pick axe for damage. Now i have suitable AS and DMG. I then build into black cleaver. This gives me AS and AD. remember to use your ult on suicide missions. I then get last whisper and mandreds. Why? Because shaco should be UNSTOPPABLE! These 3 items give you 40% armour pen, reduced 45 armour, 10armour pen, 125AD, 95% AS and 4% each hit. That means if a tank with 200 armour and 2000health, Its armour is reduced to 120 with the 40% armour pen, 110 with ur 10armour pen runes, 65armour with your black cleaver passive. You should be able to take him down with around 170 dmg each hit with an AS of 150% and 4% health gone each hit. By then, i get BLood thirster for more survivability and life steal. Then its up to you!
My runes are-
Greater Mark of Strength- Gives you attack for your [e].
Greater Seal of Resilence- Self explanatory.
Greater glyph of focus- Cool down for your ultimate.
Greater Quintessence of Desolation- This is for Armour pen for easy First Blood
Tricks and Tips
ALways place a JITB (Jack in the box [w] ) at the ends of the brushes. Make sure it is at the END, so it does not shoot the minions. This gives you survivability because ur JITB has fear.
In team fights i always send out my clone first. CTRL + Right Click to control ur clone. Basically you sent it on a suicide mission, doing good damage before exploding more dmg. Then i go in, deceive, Back stab them, and chase them by throwing a 2shiv poison
SHACO IS A PURE ASSASSIN. ANY LOW HEALTH CHAMPION NEVER ESCAPES HIS HANDS. HE MAKES ENEMY PLAYERS RAGE QUIT BECAUSE THEY KEEP KILLING HIS CLONE! HE ONE GOOD CHAMPION TO USE IF USED WELL.