Shaco Build Guide by Hypnotize
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Hi. It's my 1st build but i'll do my best to explain you quite in depth what shaco is about.
1st of all: HE AINT TANK. Shaco's role is to burst enemys carries and GTFO before they notice you even were there.
Shaco is very good jungler however i dont feel like jungling is what he the best at. He's the best at ganking thats the shaco this guild is about.
Pros / Cons
-Even more awesome burst
-easy to get fed
-provides some map awarness
-biggest troll in the game
-low mana pool
-easly countered with oracle
My build is based on burst thats why madred and wriggle is not here.
IE gives you awesome burst. start building it with bf or pickaxe, [*cloak of agility] get as the last part.
1st item are always basic boots. if you get enough gold you can go to b.f. before completing berserkers.
Last 2 items are to your preferation.
I like buying youmuu's ghostblade and phantom dancers but its all about what the game requires.
why first boxes? its simply:
-each lvl increase fear duration
-even without ap boxes really pwn early game and gives you domination
two shiv you will only need for slow and to last hit in rare cases so taking 1 point at lvl 3 or 4 and max at the very end.
And here comes deceive.
It's your bread and butter mid game. After you get ie ( which you should have at around 20 minute ) you will start to pwn as hell.
of course take ult whenever possible.
Creeping / Jungling
so what about my not jungle jungle shaco?
Your jungling will mostly be reduced to getting blue buff ( either your or your enemys), to do it smoothly you have to buy items fast as hell and go place boxes as much as possible in the furthest possible place of golem. Dont ask anyone for pull since it will rape your boxes. let boxes pull it.
After you have your buff, proceed to the closest lane. Jump with q, go to your enemy from the *** side, place box as far from the enemy as possible ( at the way of his escape) and attack. you must do it quickly to get crit and passive bonus.
wait with ignite till enemy get down to 1-2 bars of hp. E use only when you can hit an enemy with auto attack else you will lose your slow effect.
NExt thing is that you can do your job even with a jungler already in your team since you wont kill any minions in your jungle. If your jungler needs blue than just leave it to him and go for enemies. if they also have blue than simply go to your lane or try to steal his blue but placing boxes near wraiths in the bush
farm whenever possible but the priority here is to gank.
You might find yourself underleveled but with a bit of practice you will learn to gank fast and effectively enough to keep up with rest of the team. dont exptect to have higher lvl than solo laner.
These masteries gives all you need to burst down enemies. Of course you can make your own variations but 21 points in offence are pretty much crucial for this build.
Basicly: go in, kill your target in few hits and GTFO! It might sound hard but with my build you will find it very easy to take down their squishy carries and even those annoying bigger bastards like gp with warmog.
Have Fun and remember that shaco is troll so behave like a troll :)
My last shaco games: