Shaco Build Guide by Runex
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I have seen some ap shacos that try make it work but they often end up having stats
like 1;15 2;12 etc.
This guide will show you how to play AP shaco. Properly.
For runes I take
Flat Mpen marks
Flat Mregen Per level seals
Flat CDR Glyphs
Quints however does not matter, take what you feel is necessary. I suggest Ap maybe.
For starters there are 2 possibilities depending on if they got a jungler or not.
If they got a jungler;
Buy boots + 3hp pots
Once this is done, try figuring where their jungler will start. There are two main spots to place the boxes.
1. In the wrath bushes
2. In the golem bushes.
Place until the jungler comes.
If their team doesn't have a jungler Take the bluebuff, side doesnt matter.
Your jungler needs the blue the most. Not you.
So dont go *****ing about that you need the blue because a build says so.
Skill Sequence is :
W - Q - W - E - R - W - Q - W. After this you can take which ever is better for your game.
For spells I take
Alternatives are ; Ignite, Exhaust, Heal,
Ghost is essential, you must try gank other lanes or their jungler. Else this is fail.
When playing this type of shaco, there is a pretty big chance you might get underleveled, but fear not. For with teleport you can poof to another lane and farm.
If you spot someone with low health on bot lane, and you got a box in the bush, teleport there and get a free kill.
How to play him.
When you play AP shaco you're not supposed to stand in one bushing, just waiting for the enemy to show up on your doorstep.
thanks to the amazing fear and damage output on boxes you will be able to take down a weak carry with 2000 hp with only 3 boxes.
When in lane: Put boxes as close to the wall you can, this prevents minions from activating them.
Use Deceive! Even though you're AP level 3 crits from shaco still hurts real bad, so just poof in and then run away to hurt them. Be careful though.
Shivs: Dont be a fool and throw shivs everywhere, they cost mana and you need that for Q and W. Save it till the enemy champion goes into a bush and gets feared. Or when they are trying to flee. The slow will make them an easy prey.
Now that you know how to play him.
I will talk about Teamfights and how to make yourself useful.
Due to AP shacos lack of viability in teamfights, the thing you should focus on is tricking the enemy. Send your clone in He deals loads of damage and will be focused down real quick.
Then when he dies stealth in and put a box in the middle of the crowd, this will fear them, giving your team a huge advantage.
Secondly, fire your Deathfire and shiv on the enemy team carry, this will make sure he/she wont be able to deal more damage because of low hp.
General box placing.
This map will show you the priority and where to put boxes.
Red: These are starters, if the enemy team got a jungler.
Blue: Essential boxes for warding
Green: Purely for ganking/saving purposes.