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League of Legends Build Guide Author A55hat

Shaco - Where'd your health go?

A55hat Last updated on June 9, 2011
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Ability Sequence

4
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
1
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
2
3
5
7
9
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/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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Intro

Before you say "JUNGLE SHACO OR NO SHACO" read the following. This build is based on you getting buffs then heading back to lane and gank whenever you can. That is the reason Ignite was taken instead of Smite.


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Skill Sequence

The skill order I chose, is mainly for a big damage output when ganking. If u play this right, your Shaco will have the best KDR on the winning team. Deceive is a must for early game ganks but leveling git up further than level 1 is a waste. Jack in the boxes has to be the first skill you put up just to get the Blue buff early on. Two Shiv Poison is the only desirable skill to max, this being so, you want to max it first since it is your biggest damage output, aside from your Auto Attacks.


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Items

Starting with a vampiric scepter will let you stay in lane long with it's lifesteal. Also it's part of wriggles lantern, your next item. The reason Wriggles is a must for a Semi-Jungle Shaco is because it lets him get blue buff with ease and lets him just lifesteal tons of his health back. Also it provides nice map awareness whether you put it in the river nearest to your lane, or dragon to keep sight of it. Next is Bloodthirster. Now, before you say "LOTS OF LIFESTEAL IS A WASTE", well it isn't. Lifesteal = Health, this gives you incentive to always fight, because the more you fight, the less you die. Don't run away from a Zilean after he puts his double bomb on you, keep attacking him, you will regain your life back and probably kill him. Next is Bloodrazor or Black cleaver depending on the situation. If they have someone like Rammus or Malphite as a tank then get Black Cleaver. However, if they have someone like Cho' Gath as tank or anyone with high health get Bloodrazor. Next is your second Bloodthirster
for obvious reasons (more lifesteal + dmg) and your GA. GA is useful for giving you more survivability and letting you deceive away safely once you resurrect. You game ending item should be Trinity Force. It should give you enough Att dmg/Att speed to backdoor and the sheen's proc is great all around. You want to sell your Wriggles Lantern for the Trinity force.


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Summoner Spells

My choice for the summoner spells is simple. Heal to save teammates or you when at low hp. Now most people will say that heal is a noob spell etc. but it is very useful with Shaco and can turn the tides of a fight around. Ignite, is an all around good spell, useful for finishing people off and stopping the healing of people like Swain, Vlad, Mundo etc. These are the only summoner spells that I can image are useful for Shaco because he has enough escape mechanisms and mana with blue buff.


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Masteries and Runes

The masteries I took are 21/0/9 for the sake of increased Damage and the jungle buff increase. Being a semi-jungler, the buff increase will greatly aid in lane staying/ganking. The runes are standard for any physical DPS. The only exception is the health per lvl seals which make Shaco far less squishy late game. Also the CDR Glyphs will allow faster placement of JiTB and quicker deceives


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Early Game

Early on, grab a vampiric scepter and head down to Blue Buff. Make sure you have a teammate with you to hit the golem once or twice and let your Jack in the Boxes + Auto Attacks to finish golem off. Since you didn't take smite the enemy team won't gank you because they don't think you are jungling. This is a huge advantage of this build. After you finish blue buff head to the lane that's missing a person and stay there for a while and Harass your heart out because you have blue buff. If your teammate co-operates you can get an easy kill with Deceive + Shiv + Ignite. Even if your Blue buff does run out, don't go back, stay in lane and be conservative. When you have 1400 gold, recall back to base and buy Wriggle's lantern and boots. By this point, Golem should be back up, so you could go and snag it with ease due to your Wriggles. After you have your Blue buff, go look for ganks. If none are available go back to the solo lane and try to get some kills or a tower there. Keep looking for ganks and go for blue whenever it's up. If you're feeling sneaky you could even go for their Blue but be aware of wards.


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Early Game

Early on, grab a vampiric scepter and head down to Blue Buff. Make sure you have a teammate with you to hit the golem once or twice and let your Jack in the Boxes + Auto Attacks to finish golem off. Since you didn't take smite the enemy team won't gank you because they don't think you are jungling. This is a huge advantage of this build. After you finish blue buff head to the lane that's missing a person and stay there for a while and Harass your heart out because you have blue buff. If your teammate co-operates you can get an easy kill with Deceive + Shiv + Ignite. Even if your Blue buff does run out, don't go back, stay in lane and be conservative. When you have 1400 gold, recall back to base and buy Wriggle's lantern and boots. By this point, Golem should be back up, so you could go and snag it with ease due to your Wriggles. After you have your Blue buff, go look for ganks. If none are available go back to the solo lane and try to get some kills or a tower there. Keep looking for ganks and go for blue whenever it's up. If you're feeling sneaky you could even go for their Blue but be aware of wards.


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Mid-Late game

At this point you should already have your Bloodthirster and building your bloodrazor/Black cleaver. Make sure to keep dragon either warded or dead, because you, as Shaco can easily solo dragon with, or without your clone. At this stage, try to stay away from teamfights and just take out their overextending/backdooring squishies. Shaco excels at things like this because of his high mobility and speed with boots of Mobility. Also, he can turn a 1v1 into 1.75v1 with his clone. You should have not problems in 1v1s due to your ultimate, Jack in the boxes and insane amounts of lifesteal. However, this build also permits you to participate in teamfights. With lifesteal like this you can jump into a teamfight, take out their squishy, take focus from another squishy and survive. You can then go into the jungle, regain some health from wolves/lizard/golem and go back in. You would be surprised how well Shaco can survive with tons of lifesteal. Also, if you have GA you can resurrect and deceive away or continue fighting.


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Conclusion

Thank you so much for looking at this build. If there is anything you will like to see or not see in this build, leave it in the comments and I will try to get to your request as soon as I can.


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Conclusion

Thank you so much for looking at this build. If there is anything you will like to see or not see in this build, leave it in the comments and I will try to get to your request as soon as I can.