Shaco Build Guide by Koersy14
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Why Should I use Shaco? Is He a Good Champ For Me?
If you enjoy to sneak up behind people and destroy their League of Legends dreams then this is a champion for you. Shaco The Demon Jester is an amazing jungler who can take even the strongest summoners if built well.
Before you use The Demon Jester, you need to know how to jungle then you should learn how and practice in custom games before using Shaco. You must think that you are not the invincible Jester with like 10000000HP, you are a DPS who bursts down his opponents.
*TIP* To control your clone (after casting Hallucinate) hold down your "ALT" button and right click the enemy you want him to attack, or where you want him to move to.
Shaco ~The Demon Jester~
Hi, I have been using Shaco for a pretty long time and I think I have him mastered. In my opinion DPS is the best way to use him. My Build is used for a Jungling Shaco. He may not dominate to begin the game, but late he is sure to wipe the smile off of the enemy's face. He is an amazing champion who can one shot some champions.
Most would say that death isn't funny. It isn't, unless you're Shaco - then it's hysterical. He is Valoran's first fully functioning homicidal comic; he jests until someone dies, and then he laughs. The figure that has come to be known as the Demon Jester is an enigma. No one fully agrees from whence he came, and Shaco never offers any details on his own. A popular belief is that Shaco is not of Runeterra - that he is a thing summoned from a dark and twisted world. Still others believe that he is the demonic manifestation of humanity's dark urges and therefore cannot be reasoned with. The most plausible belief is that Shaco is an assassin for hire, left to his own lunatic devices until his services are needed. Shaco certainly has proven himself to be a cunning individual, evading authorities at every turn who might seek him for questioning for some horrendous, law-breaking atrocity. While such scuttlebutt might reassure the native inhabitants of Valoran, it seems unimaginable that such a malfeasant figure is allowed to remain at large.
Whatever the truth of his history might be, Shaco has joined the League of Legends for reasons only he knows. He is a terrifying figure, typically shunned by both his fellow champions and the media at large. Only the summoners in the Institute of War know why such a creature was allowed into the League, but most Runeterrans suspect it to be a means that allows the power that be to keep an eye on the ever-elusive Shaco. Unsurprisingly, this champion is popular in places where madness can openly reign, such as among the power-hungry summoners of Zaun and Noxus.
Whatever you do, don't tell him you missed the punch line.
Shaco can really go any path he wants but this is what I see as the best option:
~Procede to go into the enemy jungle and piss them off for as long as you'd like by killing them, stealing camps, ect.
Remeber to gank at any time during the path and as much as you can.
What Items and Why?
Hunter's Machette+5 Health Potions: All junglers need to start with this right now, so you should.
Wriggle's Lantern: It provides some good Sustain plus Damage. For early game this is a great item. Although you should sell it enventually.
Berserker's Greaves: Provides the average amount of Movement Speed, and some Attack Speed, which are important things while playing Shaco.
The Black Cleaver: This provides a good amount of Damage, some Health, and Armor Penetration for extra effectiveness.
Frozen Mallet: This provides some Damage,700 Health, and an on-hit slow. What's not to like?
The Bloodthirster: This provides great Damage, plus Life Steal, which should be key in all Shaco builds.
Phantom Dancer: This item provides amazing Attack Speed, Movement Speed, and Critical Strike chance. All of this is key in Shaco.
Zephyr: This provides a good amount of Damage, Attack Speed, Cooldown Reduction, and Movement Speed. Also key things on Shaco.
Other situational items that he can use includes: Warmog's Armor, Randuin's Omen, Infinity Edge, Ravenous Hydra, Blade of the Ruined King, and Maw of Malmortious.
Mark of Armor Penetration: This allows you to kill high armor champions faster along with a high Damage output to normal armored champions as well.
Seal or Armor: This allows you to be more Resilient to the jungle minions along with champions who use Attack Damage.
Glyph of Attack Speed: Shaco is mainly a Damage champion so the faster you hit them, the more Damage you'll deal. It also makes his clear speed faster.
Quintessence of Armor Penetration: Same as the Marks. It allows you to kill tankier champions faster and squishier champions rediculously fast.
Quintessence of Movement Speed: Allows you to move faster between camps and chase down champions when ganking more efficiently.
The masteries I chose are 21/9/0 because Shaco is mainly a Attack Damage champion, therefore the 21 in offence is logical. Then he also should have some sort of Sustain/Resilience so the 9 in defence will also work well with him. You could go 21/0/9 but it isn't the est in my opinion.
Pros / Cons
-Shaco can take down even the best tanks in under 8 seconds if you know how to use him right.
-Box's can both destroy or let you escape.
-Deceive can be used like a flash.
-Hallucinate is a good spell for escaping or taking on 2 people alone.
-He's really annoying as a counter jungler.
-Must be careful while trying to Deceive through crowds as it doesn't last forever.
-Some builds make him squishy, but not mine.
-Need to be a good jungler or you may feed when trying to kill enemies, as he can be out leveled if not jungled well.
Thank You for reading (and maybe using) my Shaco build. Please leave any helpful comments and give it a vot that you fell is appropriate. After all, He is The Only Jester You Won't Laugh At.