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Viable Champs Like Shaco?

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January 27, 2013 4:08pm
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Hello all,

So I've been playing for awhile now, and I notice that the games I have the most fun are when I play Shaco. I know alot of people think he is a really annoying champ, and I understand that, but his gameplay is just very fun for me. I think because:

1. High kill potential - you can really start to rack up kills if you get snowballing

2. Decent 1v1ing - Of particular importance here is, from what I've noticed, its not that Shaco beats up many people in a straight 1v1 fights, but he has so many tricks to make people "fight on his terms", that you really get to feel like you can make plays with him.

3. Super high mobility - Shaco, to me, is the king of getting out of tight spots. It sure is nice to be able to pop up behind someone for an assassination, but my favorite thing is the enemy team closing in on me, and poof, a few boxes and a deceive, maybe an ult, and I live to see another day.

I know no one else plays exactly like Shaco, and he's a rather unique champ. But I was curious if there was anyone else that you would recommend for someone that likes to play Shaco, that I might like their gameplay too. It doesnt need to be jungle either, any spot is fine. It just seems like Shaco's entire game is SO dependent on the first 10-15 minutes, if the other team plays safe til then, I'm pretty much screwed. I like the riskiness of a champ like shaco, but was wondering if there was someone that might have a better transition into mid and late game, who wasn't so dependent on getting those early kills.

Any opinions would be great! And if you have quesitons for me, just ask!
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Well, lets see...
Champs that snowball out of control are fairly easy to find. Jax is the absolute EPITOME of champs that scale into mid and late game. He can be played top or jungle pretty well. He doesn't necessarily have to get kills, just farm to scale really well. He doesn't have the escape potential of Shaco (no one does, he essentially has 4 escape spells >.<) But his leap can target his own minions, which saves his *** on a regular basis if he gets ganked while a creep wave is incoming. Now champs that snowball completely out of control if fed early would include Akali, Katarina, Master Yi, Diana. Ofc ANY champ that gets fed early has the potential to totally carry, but those are the champs that really come to my mind that bring the phrase "well, the 'x' is fed, GG".
Akali has her fog to run into to evade most damage (ofc not aoe non-targeted damage like Siphon of Destruction (hue)), and she can use it to buy time for a jungler to come by and help her out, or just sit in, deal **** tons of damage, and take alot less herself, which works out great for all her lifesteal and spellvamp.
Katarina, like jax, has a blink ability she can use on her minions, allies, or friendly wards, which gets her out of ALOT of tight spots. And she deals STUPID damage.
Master Yi's ult gives him stupid move speed that makes him immune to slows (not as great as Olaf, who becomes immune to ANYTHING, but still awesome), and if he gets kills he melts people and towers stupid fast. I would venture to say that he is also the best backdoor champ in the game, and can take out turrets faster than any other champ atm.
And Diana is just plain old OP. Not as bad as she used to be a few months ago, but still horrible to deal with if she gets a kill or two ahead of her lane opponent.

Hope this helps!
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by FalseoGod » January 28, 2013 6:35pm | Report
Did not read all Overmyynd wrote, I confess :P

I'll add Kha'Zix - he has a few similarities with Shaco (sense of opportunity, dueling, snowballing) and you can boggle a few minds now and then with refreshable Leap and the ultimate

Zed also has high kill potential, lanes very well, snowballs very well and can also play with people
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Psh, and here I thought u liked me Falseo
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Needs paragraphs and less text, it's SO massive (that's what she said)
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Well it WAS broken up by champ after the first paragraph, i just didnt add the spaces. Your eyes are lazy o.0
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