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Shaco Build Guide by McSushi
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Max e first
Threats & Synergies
You cannot fight sett 1v1 at any stage of the game, unless you build half - tank, half - armor pen in the late game, but that's very far from optimal for shaco, so just ban him.
You beat him pre 6 in duels if you are good, but when he is fed, he will win 1v1 mostly. Invade him early to shut him down. ban him if sett is banned.
if you don't get ahead of him in levels, he will gank more, farm more, get objectives faster, and scale harder than you can, because of his broken ult and W and passive. so just counter jungle, and use exhaust properly.
You can 1v1 her when you get your IE, but before that it will be hard, unless the player is bad, as she removes half your hp bar with q aa e. not worth banning.
Although this champion isnt a jungler, it's so op that i decided to mention him. ban vlad if you don't want to ban sett and khazix, because late game, he will just oneshot your team alone if you don't have tanks. for shaco, vlad's W is especially problematic, because he's an assassin.
with exhaust, which slows hecarim's speed, which affects his damage, hecarim stands no chance if he and shaco are even on gold.
depends on who gets ahead. he is squishy unless he builds hp, and you beat him 1v1 all day. when he kills jg camps and uses up spells, jump on him, you get the camp or lee if he doesn't wardhop, or both.
vs him take ignite, and USE IGNITE INTO HIS W, at those lvl 3-4 fights. NEVER fight him midgame without ult unless you have another advantage, like gold or current hp.
you beat him if you're good. take exhaust. even though his W heals.
invade her lvl 3, and you beat her all game.
the problem is not him. with exhaust and ult you beat him. the problem is him ulting you into his team, and he is tanky, so your teammates will struggle to kill him.
if you don't shut him down, he becomes a tanky little piece of annoying dashing rooting damaging poop.
take exhaust/ignite(what you like more) and invade her on wolves after she does redside and you do blue gromp red. you kill her.
Nunu & Willump
DO NOT FIGHT him on early crabs, since the chances of you getting the smtie in time vs his q smite is so low. just go opposite crab and start talisman, to be able to clear all AOE camps quicker. take exhaust, not only because of his ult, but also to chase.
you beat him pre 6. then, late game, you can die to 1 combo since his q is so imbalanced at farming, he can get ahead of you in items fast. so just counter jungle him and take early heralds.
not much people play him now, but when they do, TAKE IGNITE AND INVADE HIM. he is always low in his jg, because it's good for his passive. little does he know, its also good and juicy for you, as you can burst him down every time you find him early game. do not counter gank him. counter jungle him.
He will fullclear pre 6, then gank when he has ult, and take objectives when they're up. if you don't stop him. path opposite to him if you're new to shaco, or invade with EXHAUST, AND MAKE HIM WASTE SPELL SHIELD ON YOUR E AND THEN EXHAUST. because, he will basically be like you, except building lethality and damage, not crit.(with lethal tempo)
basically any strong early game bruiser, especially if enemy top is weak early game and vulnerable to ganks.
any midlaner with easy to hit cc, and some damage.
any strong dashing tank engager.
any backline anti tank hyper carry dps.
mages with engage.
front line assassins, if the enemy has the right champions to counter them, you're in deep trouble too, since you're the same type of champs basically.
hook supports. early game - target hooked - it's dead. mid-late game - target hooked, you go on their backline, they focus your team, you kill them
champs like annie, mages with aoe burst, like orianna. you set up for them with blink in, reveal and ult. then they kill the entire enemy team.
great ult, e, and you don't have to deal with her as an enemy if she's on your team. supports like her and soraka and yuumi and zilean.
adcs that have some defense, shaco helps them live longer by either focusing key enemies or making them focus him. if adcs are like kogmaw, enemy team can just kill both the adc and you and keep fighting.