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League of Legends Build Guide Author TheSpidou

AD Lane Shaco

TheSpidou Last updated on August 6, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

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Well first of all, i want to thanks evryone 4 taking their time to take a look at my guide.In this guide,i will be showing off how i perform the Shaco.Please note that that evrything you'll see in this guide is FULLY off preference.You can play him AD/AP Hybrid if you want but here,ill show my AD build.Sit back and enjoy. :)

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Pros / Cons

-Can apply his nice passive Backstab with no problem
-Can take Jax 1v1
-Great damage/escape with his Deceive
-Can 1v1 and fool almost any one in the game with his ultimate
-Cant take Jax 1v1
-Very hard champ to master
-Sometimes hard to escape with Deceive (other ppl can predict the way you deceived)
-Cant farm at all in lane
-Pretty squishy

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Shaco's Spells


Shaco deals 20% bonus damage when striking a unit from behind with his autoattacks or abilities.

Nice passive.Also apply on Two-Shiv Poison


Bonus Damage:40%/60%/80%/100%/120%

Shaco instantly stealths for 3.5 seconds, blinking to a target nearby location. If he attacks while stealthed, the attack is guaranteed to crit for bonus damage.

Now this is the spell that make Shaco so fun and hard to play.This is Shaco's escape and main damage.Fantastic spell.However, you HAVE to know when to use it.This spell usage will seperate the goods Shaco from the bad ones.

Jack In The Box

Fear Durration:0.5/0.75/1.00/1.25/1.50 Seconds

Damage:35/55/75/95/115(+ 0.25 Damage per 1 ability power)

Shaco creates a Jack In The Box at the target location. It will Stealth after 2 seconds, and pop out when an enemy comes near, fearing nearby enemies for a few seconds and attacking them. It deals magic damage, and lasts 90 seconds stealthed or 5 seconds while firing. Casting Jack In The Box breaks stealth. Cannot be cast across walls.

This spell is so fun.This is Shaco's natural way to disable people.You can stack them in the bush waiting for someone to come if someone come facecheck the bush they will get feared aprox4/5 seconds wich is pretty awesome.

Two-Shiv Poison


Damage:40/80/120/160/200(+0.5 damage per 1 Attack Damage and 1 damage per 1 ability power)

(Passive): Shaco's attacks debilitate his targets, reducing their movement speed for 2 seconds. It also causes the minions hit to miss their attacks.

(Active): Shaco throws a dagger to a target dealing magic damage, and applying his slowing poison to them for 3 seconds. The passive deactivated during the cooldown.

This spell is what make Shaco able to stick to his targets beacause of the slow.I max it first beacause its my only way to stick to my targets.


Cooldown:100/90/80 seconds

Damage:300/450/600(+1 damage per 1 abillity power)

Shaco creates an illusion of himself nearby, which deals 25% less damage and receives 50% extra damage. This illusion deals half damage to towers and inhibitors. On death, the illusion explodes, dealing damage to nearby enemies. Lasts up to 18 seconds.

This spell is his 1v1 abillity make him able to 1v1 most of his oponents and trick them as well.This spell has a slight delay before the illusion spawns, allowing Shaco to evade damage and projectiles, including things such as Karthus's Requiem and Caitlyn's Ace in the Hole.

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I like to run:
greater mark of desolationArp Marks

Flat Armor Seals

Flat magic resist Glyphs
Flat cooldown Glyphs

Flat health Quints
greater quintessence of desolationArp Quints

As i said earlier, this is fully off preference so dont troll 'bout it.

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21/9/0 with evasion to maximize damage.You can also run 9/0/21 if you feel more confortable wit the utillity stats but if you do so, you will sacrifice some great damage.

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EARLY GAME:Start with Boots and 3 or 2 health pots with 1 mana pot.After blue pilling back to base,i have usally enough to get zerks and a vampiric scepter.The life steal helps u greatly.I finish Wriggle's Lantern and start building The Brutalizer. The Brutalizer is really a GREAT and CHEAP item for shaco.Give you huge damage with cool Arp and Cooldown reduction.Something to create clone more often and boost your damage greatly.

:Now i have Youmuu's Ghostblade, Wriggle's Lantern and Berserker's Greaves.You are pretty squishy at this point.I start building my Banshee's Veil.

:You are going 4 a very nice item: The Black Cleaver!This will make you almost unstoppable.At the end i simply close the build wit a nice Guardian Angel to make you bit more tanky and feed you his cool passive.

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Skill Sequence

My first priority is E ( Two-Shiv Poison) so, i max it first.BUT i take a early point in Q ( Deceive) at level 1.In My Opinion, E ( Two-Shiv Poison) ts the only way Shaco can stick to his targets unless, he get kited too much.I max Q ( Deceive) second and W ( Jack In The Box) last taking a point in R ( hallucination) whenever posssible.

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Summoner Spells

Exhaust to help me 1v1 or slow and Ignite to secure kills.If your target got away your not a good shaco.However if you want to switch Exhaust for Flash or anything else feel free.

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Team Work/Tips

Now... many shaco player will initiate in the fight DIRECLTY with their Deceive this is not the way to do it.Let your team initiate then u are free to jump in unless you'll get focused and die in less than 2 secs.

If one your teamates are getting chased put a Jack In The Box in front of them.The chaser will get feared and they will leave your teamate alone if not throw a nice Two-Shiv Poison on them.

When you poped your clone,you can deceive behind them and land an easy crit beacause they'll be confused but be very careful:You are vulnerable when decieve is on cooldown.

Another thing to do when you are about to die and your Deceive is on cooldown, you can try to trick the enemy by popping your clone and letting him leave the bush.Your enemy will jump on him, giving you more time to escape.

Ordering Shaco's clone can be done by holding ALT and right clicking.

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Last hit
Play safe
Use deceive wisely and carefully
Remember you can control shaco's clone using alt and clicking what ever action you want the clone to perform

Ty for reading the guide =) any feedback is apreciated.Take your time to explain the reason you gived either +1 or -1