Shaco Build Guide by teheownerer
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The Crazed Way to Kill
They All Dead
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Who am I? I'm kind of a big deal (not really...). It's my first time being here and everything...so, yeah. Anyways... I main as a Shaco Jungler, before I got Shaco I used to play Vayne, and I got eh pretty good. When I got started jungling, I was like "GANKING IS SO FUN WITH SHACO!" and indeed, it is very fun.
Pros / Cons
- Good dmg and crit
- Can Escape Dangerous Situations
- Good Team Snowballer
- Really good chasing
- Really good Team Support
- SOMEWHAT KILL DEPENDENT
- DIES TO TANKS
- CANNOT KILL TANKS EASILY
- BAD LATE GAME
Summary: He's powerful early game, weak late game.
Nasus Nasus has his ult and everything, he can tank and kill you very easily. Simply put...BAD MATCHUP He's really tanky, I have already tried to 1v1 him, I failed horribly.
Teemo Quite easy if you don't get hit by him and his shrooms. He runs sort of faster than you, depending on who is playing him.
Shaco It's Shaco himself...he's pretty easy to take down, depending on your current hp and your enemy Shaco's hp, and whether or not he can be a real dmg dealer. Shaco is of Advanced Difficulty only because...well...all Shaco players should know why.
Vayne Ugh..a true nightmare, Vayne can easily die to your hands, but in a 2v1 w/ Vayne involved, you're dead meat, if you're out of mana and a Vayne is chasing you, you might die. Vayne can just tumble to you, or knock you into a wall, she isn't too tanky, so a backstab w/ Deceive will do quite a bit of damage.Medium Difficulty
Twisted Fate Ah...TF, my used-to-be-favorite champion. He can help his team find you by using his ult, a tip from me, never get into a fight with TF when you're out of mana, or when you're low level and not confident, for he will the second he sees you, stun you, and then kill you. ADVANCED DIFFICULTY
Thresh An easy matchup UNLESS you're trying to get away from him and he has his whole team, then he is a problem, for he has that hook of his, that wall of his, and that E of his. In a 1v1 he is VERY easy to handle with backstabs, Qs and Es. Easy Situational: Medium
Shen The one I have been waiting to talk about. Shen is quite a tanker late/mid game, you never will want to get into a fight with him unless you're confident you can win and you have everything off cd, and u have almost full mana w/ good items. Advanced Difficulty
Kayle Not really an easy target, she can easily slow you down while running or chasing her, she can EASILY speed herself up while healing herself by using her W skill. Even if you do get to her and do lots of dmg, she still has her ult. ADVANCED
Volibear and Udyr Okay...these two are really tanky like Nasus so I do them together. Volibear has his monstrous strength with his monstrous tankiness, same with Udyr, and these two can kill you in a jungle fight. Tip: NEVER EVER CHASE A VOLI/NASUS/UDYR ALONE. BAD MATCHUP
Xin Zhao Xin is quite annoying late/mid game, he can really do some dmg to you, and I think that's it, he's somewhat squishy. Medium
Very important, if you don't have kills you probably won't be able to buy a lot of items. Kills should come easily to you, unless you're facing a tank or a 1v5. Kills come very easily in a 2v1/1v1, for you have a lot of crit dmg, atk speed, atk dmg, life steal, etc, you have everything in that bag of yours to kill anyone in your path.
Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Seal of Attack Speed
Greater Glyph of Attack Speed
Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
Aren't these masteries just...so fun?
Every single one of these help you kill! Isn't that fun? When you're low on health and you kill someone, wut's gonna help? THE MASTERIES! When you need to kill someone...what's going to help? THE Masteries, should I stress it more? The masteries (now new) are cool I guess, while trying to 1v1, these Defense and Offense masteries will help you slaughter your target down to a measly little pulp.
All of the items are quite important, the Tiamat will help you jungle/creep early game and get gold quite fast, the Greaves will just make the killing faster. The Hydra and Trinity Force is a must have, crits are your way to go, get BotRK and Infinity Edge mid/late game only because...well, it isn't needed too much, with all these items, not many people can survive a 1v1 against you, but...who could forget the most important items of all, the starting items, double Doran's Blade will help you survive in jungle, while the HP Pot is just there.
Ahh...the skill sequence.
Maxing the Shiv first get's a good advantage for you when chasing an enemy, you get to deal dmg and slow. Maxing the Deceive next...is uhh pretty self-explanatory, more crit dmg = more kills = happiness. Jack in the box needs to be maxed last, for it is pretty useless when you get out into the real world (out of the jungle). Hallucinate is pretty self-explanatory too, I get a lot of kills when I kamikaze my clone (Kamikaze means "death by explosion while aiming for others" basically, it means to sacrifice yourself.) they don't even expect it and some even die. Hallucinate is a good skill for getting yourself out of trouble.
Creeping / Jungling
Most important part early game. Shaco depends on this! He needs the creeps to level up and stuff so he can get enough gold and lvls to gank a lane.
Does Shaco have teamwork? Eh, kind of I guess, he can slow enemies for his teammates w/ his E, known as Two-Shiv Poison.