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Shaco Build Guide by DucksAreMagical

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League of Legends Build Guide Author DucksAreMagical

Shaco [TOP LANE]

DucksAreMagical Last updated on December 22, 2014
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Ability Sequence

2
7
9
10
13
Ability Key Q
1
4
5
12
15
Ability Key W
3
8
14
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 26

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 4



Threats to Shaco with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Aatrox Just don't get knocked up by his Q and you will be fine, also you are all about getting kills early game, his passive even though potent, early game it is almost useless.
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Introduction

(I will be updating this, so expect better)

Shaco is an assassin, carry and jungler. but in this build I will be showing you how to top lane with Shaco, now this is not the most effective way to play Shaco but if your ever needed to go to top lane, you will be happy you read this build :).


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Pros / Cons

Pros

  • One of the most elusive Champions in the game
  • Can snow ball easily if fed
  • Scary late game

Cons

  • Squishy
  • If CC'd (Crowd Controlled) killed easily
  • Has no method of escape after he has used his Deceive


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Critical Damage
1

Greater Mark of Lethality
2

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
6

Greater Seal of Armor
5

Greater Seal of Health
4

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed
3

I chose these runes because, Shaco is squishy so the armour and health seals will give you (even though little) some defence.

The attack damage, armour penetration and crictical damage, these will help you 1. Take down squishy targets no matter what and also help you against foes who build armour Rammus is only one of many who rely on armour and being tanky to kill there foes


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

I chose this skill sequence because you are not going to jungle this game, you need to have the extra mobility and burst damage to harass enemy champions.


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Tactics

Tactic One

If you are low and an enemy champ is chasing you (they must be at least below half health) run into a bush, place a Jack In The Box and Deceive on the spot or out of the bush (A.K.A Get behind your target) when your J.I.B starts to attack, start to attack the target if it is low enough you can use Ignite to finish your target off.

Tactic Two

If a team fight breaks out, focus the lowest target (even if running away) these are usually going to deal high damage and does not want to get focused, this will in some cases win the fight for your team (It wouldn't kill to throw down a J.I.B in the fight to fear the enemies)


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Spells

Teleport

Because you will be laning, not jungling there is not need for Smite, this will help you get xp after a recall (TIP:Recall when your Teleport is up, Only Recall without Teleport up if needed)

Ignite

For when your foes go under there tower, this will secure you kills in most cases if used correctly


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Team Work

Because Shaco is so squishy you will need a support or your team's tank to engage into a fight, Shaco is more of a cleaner, either bursting down a tank, or picking off running foes

Use your team's health as a support for you, Late game is not the best time for Shaco as his foes have become tanky, even though this should not be a huge problem if you have got your build, it still is risky facing a 2 v 1.


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Summary

Shaco is a beast early game, a nuisance mid game and a focused burster late game.

Shaco is a hard champion to master, (even I haven't yet) but once you do, you will be unstoppable killing most of the other teams carries and supports feeding your team to victory.