Shaco Build Guide by DonaldBinBaggin
[9.10] TILTING THE ENEMY-Stomp Solo Q with this Shaco Guide!By DonaldBinBaggin | Updated on May 17, 2019
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Threats & Synergies
Shen can R onto you when you are invisible and get a nice engage onto the enemy team.
Orianna can E onto you and get a nice R off you in a teamfight.
Taric can use his E (Stun) off Shaco even when he is invisible. This can lead to some cheeky plays on unsuspecting opponents.
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist
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[9.10] TILTING THE ENEMY-Stomp Solo Q with this Shaco Guide!By DonaldBinBaggin
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Box Shiv Shaco
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NOTE: I hope you enjoy the guide, and any feedback is greatly appreciated!
Although my rank isn't anything special, I have played a fair bit of shaco to know some good tips and tricks around the rift. I have browsed through many different builds, many of which being a one shot full lethality build. As we come towards the end of season 8, I feel more than ever that shaco is best played as an aggressive assassin that excels in reliably popping enemy carries. I especially like his ability to counter jungle early and the slick attributes that his kit has to allow him to live even though it seems impossible.
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This guide will be updated regularly and at every patch. I am currently working on making it more in depth, with the hopes of adding videos to demonstrate early clearing, counter jungling and ganking more easily. I hope you enjoy my guide and feel free to leave a comment and an upvote if you do enjoy! Thanks.
NOTE: This guide is intended for players that already know the basic mechanics to shaco, as I have not currently covered basic combos and such in this guide. I will indeed work towards adding more content for this guide in terms of basic combos, how to outplay and such.
Shaco is simply in my opinion, one of the most enjoyable characters to play in league of legends. The thrill you can get from stomping an enemy adc and killing them until they are 0/10/0 and tilted off the earth is fantastic! Although shaco's kit is best when used in the jungle, although he can be played in the lanes as AP or AD. His unique kit allows shaco to assassinate high priority targets with little counterplay if unaware of his presence. His combos and his ability to outplay always gives me a fun time playing him. If you are new to shaco and looking to pick him up, I would highly recommend him as he has some fairly simple combo's to pick up and with the help of this guide, you will be stomping your ranked games in no time!
Now, if you want your match history looking like this,
definitely give this guide a read, as I'm sure there is something in here that you will find helpful! This guide will be more for people that have played shaco before, and know his basic mechanics/kit so if you are just picking up shaco as a new champion, this guide will help you in most aspects but just not the combos.
- Strong invades
- Exceptional damage during the mid game
- Fun to play
- Has many different build paths
- Difficult to master
- Must have good map awareness to counter jungle well
- Gets punished hard for mistakes
- Must build a duskblade to get damage
The most reliable keystone for Shaco this patch after dark harvest got gutted. Fleet Footwork is also a keystone that can be run, but i prefer Electrocute for the bonus burst damage it provides.
Almost a must on shaco as you will always be getting that extra bit of lethality every time you Q into combat.
Now, this rune can be swapped out for zombie ward if you feel like you need some more vision control on the map. I take Eyeball Collection for the increased power when snowballing a lead.
The best option in this row. Out of combat move speed to help you roam and pressure objectives much more easily.
A pretty standard rune for junglers these days. It helps clear, and give some bonus AD to pack a punch.
This rune combined with Absolute Focus will give you a nice amount of bonus AD at around the 20 minute mark. You can opt to take waterwalking over this if you wish to get a stronger early game and contest scuttle crabs more often.
The most stable and reliable keystone for Shaco this patch.
The best option in this row. Gives some nice lethality to help burst down opponents. A must have.
A very nice rune to have, especially when running electrocute as it allows you to snowball any lead you get that much faster.
This is honestly my favorite rune to take as a jungler. The bonus out of combat movement speed is huge and coupled with boots of mobility, you will be zooming around the map.
Important on shaco as you need some attack speed for clearing camps and early skirmishers. Also very nice as the attack speed transfers on the clone too.
Coup de Grace:
Gives you a nice execute for low HP targets. Also gives you some extra adaptive damage for when you kill an enemy. A nice rune to have.
NOTE: Yoummus Ghostblade can be swapped out for Maw of Malmortius against heavy ap team comps, but will GREATLY decrease your ease of assassinating priority targets and thus, should be considered ideally only for bruiser shaco.
After this continue to go and buy Guardian Angel and Essence Reaver for more damage. Take Last whisper if the enemy carrys have armour items. Lastly, upgrade your tiamat to titanic or ravenous hydra depending on the burst.
In most scenarios, you will want to pick up either an LDR or a Mortal Reminder, as the enemy team will most likely be getting some form of armour.
NOTE: Tiamat should ALWAYS be upgraded last, as the stats from upgrading it aren't better than other item choices.
For the HYBRID shaco build, you will want to buy a dark seal first back, and then rush tiamat into a duskblade. Get mobility boots whenever you can. After that, build into a hextech gunblade, starting with hextech revolver. With these items, you will be able to one shot any squishy even through ninja tabis. Get a stopwatch after this, and build it into either a Guardian Angel, or a Zhonya's Hourglass depending on your playstyle. Feel free to sell your dark seal now, or upgrade it if you are very ahead and want to pressure your lead.
Start off by placing 3 boxes at wolves shown in the video above, having your first box placed at 29 seconds in. After this, you will want to run over to your red buff and get your bot lane to leash it for you. After securing red buff, head over and take your blue buff, then proceed with taking the top side scuttle crab. This will get you to level 3 at around 2:25. After that, you should be looking for either a mid or top gank. Passing through mid lane to get to botside is fine, so don't worry about getting seen. At this point, you can look for either a scuttle crab at bot river, or if any lanes are un-gankable, go back to farming the rest of your botside jungle. Aim to back with enough to buy your tiamat, as this is the most important item on shaco for early game clearing and dueling potential.
Here is a screenshot on where to put the boxes
Please refer to the video above for an example of this clear.
Start off by placing 2 boxes at your red buff, placing the first one at the 29 second mark. After you have placed these, put 2 more boxes over the wall at krugs. Take your red buff, then unlock Q and dash over the wall to krugs, once again placing another box down. Take your krugs and then head over towards scuttle crab. Q over the wall into dragon pit, and then continue by taking scuttle crab. At this point, you will be level 3 at around 2:25. You now have the option to either gank mid or bot. Once again, you can run through mid lane without worrying about the enemy team seeing you as this won't matter too much for you. If a botlane gank is out of the question, head towards topside scuttle crab and your bluebuff. Proceed to take any camps available and look for a gank top lane. REMEMBER: Always try to aim for a tiamat first back, as this is essential for shaco!!
Please refer to the video above for an example of this clear
Place 2 boxes at red buff, having the first one put down at 29 seconds in. After you have placed both of these down, put 2 more boxes over the wall at krugs. Get your top lane to leash you red buff, and proceed to Q over to krugs and drop another box down. After you have finished taking your krugs, head over to the topside river and Q over the wall into baron pit. Proceed to take out the scuttle crab and now you will be level 3 at around 2:30. You have the option to gank mid or top now, remember that you haven't taken your blue buff yet, so getting spotted without it may give the enemy jungler a chance to take it off you. If you don't have a good gank opportunity, i would run back into my jungle and go the long way around to secure blue buff unseen. After this you can either look for a gank, or farm up for your TIAMAT.
Here is a screenshot on where to put the boxes
Key Points to remember
Keep watch of the enemy jungler and their camps
If they are ganking on the opposite side of the map, use the opportunity to take their camps, gank or take an objective. (Drakes, Towers, Rift etc.)
This is your prime time as shaco, before the 5v5 team fights, where it is quite easy to find picks and deal damage before people get resistances. You NEED to make use of the kills you get, GET OBJECTIVES. Too many times, especially in lower elo games, people will get kills but not pressure a lead, but instead just go back to farming and freezing lane.
NOTE: This chapter is aimed for mainly plat and below players, as from my experience this happens in those ranks the most. If you are diamond or above, these points aren't always going to be the best option, so use your better judgement on your situation.
This is a recent one where my team came back from a 250hp nexus!
Back when i was playing AP shaco top lane, i did manage to pull this off... somehow...
A quick juke into outplay of a FULL AP RAKAN MID