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Shaco Build Guide by nZk01

Jungle challenger

[10.13] Shaco Jungle Guide | AD/AP/Bruiser Shaco Guide

By nZk01 | Updated on June 27, 2020
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Choose Champion Build:

  • LoL Champion: Shaco
    AD Assassin
  • LoL Champion: Shaco
    AP Carry/Utility
  • LoL Champion: Shaco
    Conqueror bruiser/antitank Shaco (AD)

Runes: Early game

1 2
Hail of Blades
Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter

Approach Velocity
Future's Market

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+6 Armor


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


LoL Summoner Spell: Smite


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Champion Build Guide

[10.13] Shaco Jungle Guide | AD/AP/Bruiser Shaco Guide

By nZk01
Why would you even want to play Shaco?

First of all, why would you even want to play Shaco?

- Insanely fun
- Kit is very tricky
- Outplay potential
- Annoying as ****
- Has Stealth, best assassin mechanic in the game

In general, a lot of people just hate shaco as he is very tricky and annoying and can outplay enemies with ease.

If you're fed you can literally just dominate and 1v9 the whole game, which involves the most fun part as an assassin, deleting enemies literally instantly.
Pros and Cons Back to Top

Here are some Pros and Cons about Shaco!


• Strong early game
• Cheesy ganks
• Can trap with Boxes
• Best 1v1 Champ in the game with his Clone
• Very fun and rewarding to play
• Easy solo Dragons
• Can Solo Nash
• Very Snowbally
• Strong outplay potential
• Can 1 HIT squishies if fed
• Doesn't need leash
• Good Splitpusher
• Insane engage/escape with Q


• High skillcap/hard to master
• Boxes have high CD and are kinda useless if not AP and set right
• Needs Q to engage/escape
• Tabis **** Shaco hard
• Item reliant
• Useless if behind/very hard to play from behind
• Invades **** you over SO HARD
(• Clone buggy)
Abilites Back to Top

In this Chapter I will explain the Abilities of Shaco!


Shaco's basic attacks deal an additional 10 - 25(Based on Level)(+15% bonus AD) bonus physical damage when striking an enemy from behind. This damage can critically strike.

Deceive and Two-Shiv Poison also have additional effects when striking an enemy from behind.


Target Range: 400
Cost: 60 Mana
Cooldown: 12/11.5/11/10.5/10

ACTIVE: After a 0.125-second delay, Shaco blinks to the target location, temporarily becoming invisible for 2.5/2.75/3/3.25/3.5 Seconds.

After exiting invisiblity, Shacos next basic attack within 0.25 seconds deals 25/35/45/55/65(+25% bonus AD)bonus physical damage. This damage can critically strike.

Deceive's invisibility is not removed when Shaco castsHallucinate, while casting Jack in the Box causes Shaco to shimmer without removing it.

Backstab: Guarantees the basic attack to critcally strike for (30% +25%) bonus physical damage.

Jack in the Box/W

Target Range: 425
Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 Mana
Cooldown: 16
Detection Radius: 300

ACTIVE: Shaco summons a Jack in the Box at the target location, lasting for up to 40(+5% AP) seconds. The Box arms after a 2 second delay, becoming stealthed and untargetable.

Triggering the box will cause nearby enemies to get feared for 0.5/0.75/1/1.25/1.5 seconds.

Once triggered, the box will also become targetable and start automatically firing at all nearby visible enmies, dealing 15/20/25/30/35(+10% AP) Magic damage with each attack for 5 seconds. If the box only attacks 1 target, it deals increased damage.

Two-Shiv Poison/E

Target Range: 625
Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 Mana
Cooldown: 8

PASSIVE: Shaco's basic attacks slow enemies for 2 seconds for 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% while Two-Shiv Poison is off cooldown.

ACTIVE: Shaco throws a dagger at the target enemy, slowing them for 3 seconds and dealing 70/95/120/145/170(+80% bonus AD)(+60% AP) magic damage, increased by 50% against targets below 30% of their maximum health.
BACKSTAB: Deals an additional 15-50(based on level) (+10%) bonus magic damage, increased to 22.5-75(Based on level)(+15% AP) when the target is below 30% of their maximum health.


Effect Radius: 250
Tether Radius: 1125
Cost: 100 Mana
Cooldown: 100/90/80

First Cast: Shaco vanishes for 0.5 seconds and then blinks in the target direction while creating a Hallucination of himself that blinks in the opposite direction, remaining within tether range of him as a controllable pet for up to 18 seconds.

Second Cast: While Hallucination is active, Hallucinate can be used to move it to the target location.

When Halucination dies or expires, it explodes, dealing 150/225/300(+70% AP) magic damage to enemy units around it and leaving three mini-boxes behind which activate instantly, fearing nearby enemies for 1 second.

The three boxes possess Jack in the Box's effects, except they have doubled, but shared health, and deal 10/20/30(+10% AP) magic damage with each attack, increased if attack only a single target.
Playstyle and Pathing Back to Top

Now we'll talk about how to play and how to path as Shaco

First of all, the main target of Shaco is to get ahead in early and end the game ASAP.

Shaco is really good at counterjungling and cheese ganking, so abuse that.

In general, you just want to play agressive and focus on destroying the enemy jungler and making the enemy jungle yours, maybe even get an enemy to afk :^).


You want to focus on getting clean ganks and maybe counterjungling the enemy jungle such as getting some kills to snowball and take good drakes and herald.


You want to focus on getting an early nashors and turrets such as inhibitors to end the game, as Shaco doesn't scale that insanely good.


You probably won't be able to 1 shot anyone, not even the squishy support and if you can't do that you should look at peeling your carry with boxes or setting some things up or just splitpushing, I would even recommend changing your build to AP if you're AD as AP can peel a lot harder and is just more team and support focused.

The best pathing for Shaco right now is:

Set 2 Boxes at Raptorsand 1 Box in front of Redbuff , then proceed to clear both camps and then go Krugs which lead into a Botlane/Toplane gank into counterjungling or a Midlane gank.

If you prefer on ganking midlane like me, then do this:

Set 2 Boxes at Redbuff and 1 at krugs, then clear both and clear your raptors, after that u can gank mid or if it's not possible just fullclear or counterjungle.

This will be less obvious and you will be closer to your camps than sitting at sidelane having to walk half the map for your next camp.

Another pathing, which is really useful but situational, is:

Set 2 Boxes at Blue buff, then set one at Gromp, clear both those camps and take wolves, then full clear the other side of the map.

With this pathing you get an early Lead on the enemy jungle and most important you get a level on gromp.

After full clearing you can look for ganks or counterjungling.
Streamers, YTers and Players Back to Top

I just wanted to list some great Shaco players that you should look into (vods/videos)!

ChaseShaco (Best Shaco NA)
His YT:
His Twitch:

ShacoTime (Best Shaco Korea)
His YT:
His Twitch:

Zaro (Shaco/Diana 2Trick, was best Shaco World but doesn't really play right now but is still my favourite Shaco player)
His Twitch:
His Acc: (lolpros acc linked because of often name changes)

Eagzey (Best Shaco OCE)
His YT:
His Twitch:

TKP Stefan (Former best Shaco World, kinda inactive)
His Twitch:

Okabekin/MadScientist (S9 Challenger Shaco on EUW)
His Twitch:

DesperateShaco (Well known EU Shaco player)
His YT:
His Twitch:

Extreme Person (Former best Shaco NA)
His Twitch:

Véigâr V2 (Challenger EUW player and Coach)
He plays some Mid and Support Shaco and it's worth to look into it, he explains a lot and is overall a really good player impressive Coach.
His Twitch:
His YT:

ShacoPhobe (Korean Shaco player)
Even though he is Korean, I really enjoy to look at his videos and you can learn some Box placements from him!
His YT:
His Twitch:

PinkWard (Well known NA Streamer)
He plays Top/Mid and Support Shaco
His YT:
His Twitch:

Balling (High Elo EUW Shaco player, really good ****ing shaco)
His latest acc Account(80%WR Challenger, Solo):
Tips and Tricks Back to Top

Some extra tips!

- Use your Boxes to block skillshots
- Abuse the Slow of your AA's from your E and wait until the enemy is below 30% HP to use your E for the bonus Damage
- Abuse the Blink of your Q to go over Walls! (Here some examples)
- You can use your Ultimate to jump over small walls, search on youtube you will find a video for sure

- You can use Tiamat to proc Electrocute
- Try to use your ignite early on so the target gets reduced healing
- Try to use your passive as often as possible
- Let your Boxes tank the camps
- Try to use your Ult to dodge spells and use it early in fights for more damage
- Clone procs effects like Duskblade and Sheen so think about that
- If you die very early on you can buy Jungle item and sneak Dragon at lvl 4/5, this really helps to get back into the game, besides that no one really expects a shaco to do dragon pre 6 so it should be free aswell.
Extra stuff to stay Back to Top
This part isn't important for people who just want to play Shaco, in this chapter I will tell you what I think about Shaco and explain why I think like this.

My opinion on Shaco right now is that he's actually pretty good for SoloQ, you can 1v9 as every playstyle as long as you're know what you're doing.

If you wan't to talk with me about Shaco you can add me on discord:
nZk_CroC#0854 or dm me on twitter
Coaching Back to Top
If you're interested in Shaco Coaching DM me on Discord: nZk_CroC#0854, provide a Replay of a recent game played on the latest patch recorded from your perspective (So I can see your Mouse, etc) and upload it to youtube or some other site.

We will go through the replay for as long as it takes and you can ask me any questions regarding Shaco or Jungling in general.

Price is 10 Euro per session. (Paypal)