Shaco Build Guide by PaaaaZ
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Hey all, welcome to my Shaco guide! I have been maining shaco for more than a year now and find him VERY strong in his ganks, and one of the fastest junglers in the game.
He is a very funy champion to play, however he is very difficult to master and can be focused down quite fast. This guide will aim at teaching you the in's and out's of "Shivin' all day" with jungle shaco!
PS guys, this is my first guide and constructive critisism would be very much appreciated, please dont downvote the guide before you try it in game. thanks :P
Greater Quintessence of Desolation Good early game ganking damage, faster jungling
Greater Mark of Desolation Same as above
Greater Seal of Armor These help with the jungling early game, the armour gives great survivability in lane as well, because early game, everyone uses basic attacks.
Greater Glyph of Armor Same thing as above
Why I start with Boots of Speed and not Cloth Armour?
When you are jungling as shaco, you jungle VERY quickly if done right. and with my Greater Seal of Armor and Greater Glyph of Armor i dont need that extra armour. HOWEVER, IF YOU DON'T HAVE FLAT ARMOUR RUNES, START WITH A Cloth Armour
Vampiric Scepter it doesnt matter if you get this or Madreds Razors, just al long as you get your Wriggles Lantern, use the ward from this at dragon to control the jungle
Boots of Mobility These are a MUST for shaco, he relies on ganking unexpectedly and devastating their mid carry, so the extra speed is very helpful
Zeal This item gives a little more attack speed to ramp up your lifesteal, and some nice movement speed for reasons mentioned above. This will later be built to a Phantom Dancer
Sheen Wow. This makes your Decieve Hit VERY hard. And will help make your Trinity Force Later
Infinity Edge Good crit, damage, and a GREAT Passive. The passive doesnt work with your Decieve Crit. Just letting you know
Phantom Dancer Its like a zeal, only covered in blood. This will give you that extra crit you have been waiting for, you will start to really shine after getting this.
Trinity Force This gives a bit of everything, but mostly it improves on your sheen passive which makes you very deadly when ganking
The Bloodthirster This really gives you that extra bite. it makes your auto attacks F@&K them sideways and give you that extra lifesteal every AD carry needs. Dont be afraid to sell your Wriggles Lantern to get this faster.
Guardian Angel Sell your wriggles if you haven't already and buy this badboy. The passive is amazing. and will save you more than once.
Smite Last time I checked, you were jungling....
Exhaust I take this when I jungle with Shaco because I find flash unnecessary when you have his Deceive
Flash This helps for the extra security at level 1, but exhaust is better
Ghost More mobility, escapes, activate after you Deceive to make enemies eat your dust
Ignite Its viable when jungling, but I take it in 3v3's
Teleport Its ok to tele to boxes, but since the box time nerf, not as good
Pros / Cons
very fast jungle
can effectively stun a whole team at lvl 1
fun to play
Hard to master
Focused quickly if you let them
extremely squishy if not built right
The guide is not finished yet guys, I will be continuously improving over the next few weeks, just bare with me. Have fun with this and try it out.