This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page
From a Jester to another ~ All working ways of Shaco
Your votes and comments encourage our guide authors to continue
creating helpful guides for the League of Legends community.
Choose Champion Build:
AD Oftank Shaco build
AD Shaco build
Threats & Synergies
You insta kill him In late game.Is no way he can kill you.
isn`t suppose to be hard for you.Only if you are low on mana/life,and you can`t use your Q. If he is tanky, try to buy armor pen.
Pretty hard to attack him.His 3 f*cking turrets will spot you after you exit from your stealth,and then they will kick your butt.After lv 6,try to get your clone ahead ,and let the turrets shot in it,in this time,kill the yordle.
not hard to kill ,but he can spot you with his mushrooms.try to see where he places them,and avoid them. Try to wait until he uses his q, then go ahead and kill him.
hard to escape from this wolf,especially when you are on low life.try to teleport with your q over a wall,put a jitb and run. His healing is insane.He is a strong jungler. Couter-jungle at lv 2 ( as its expalined below)
if he is not a noob,you are lost.You can`t do almost nothing to this frozen dude.Ask somebody to help you,maybe you will kill him in a 3 v 1 situation. Lv 2 counter-jungle is a good way to deny his start.
This matchup is about his and your skills. If he is a good lee sin, dont try to counter-jungle and avoid his q, as it can breake your stealth.
Hey,I am Th3Gh0StK1ller, lv 30 :D. I am looking foward to reach gold only by playing this amazing champion, Shaco. In this guide I try to learn you the game-style of Shaco, to understand who he really is, alongside with some tips, advices and tricks.
Why should you listen to me? I think I played enough games with him to understand his mechanics and I will try to show you my knowledge.
If you got any sugestions ,I will happy listen to them.
What about Shaco?
Shaco is one of the best assasins/ offtank junglers in this game.I really want to see more Shaco around. When the enemy jungler will see that you play Shaco, no matter what champion he picked, he will just stay safe in his jungle..Even he is squishy ,if you can use his Q with intelligence,you can escape from any situation.Also your Jack In The Box can be useful in an escape.
Enough with those sophisticated words, Shaco is the fu*king awesomest and funniest champion :D
With Shaco,killing somebody is funny :DD[/color]
(sorry,I guess that the time I spend with this physco makes me become one )
till now updated a little the fotos,headers,etc
detailed guide!Will make you understand (if you don't already) who Shaco is!
wow,some buds saw my guide(2k)!thanks!It makes me to continue updating this guide!
Updated masteries, items and explanation.Added crit- Shaco items, camp routes to counter-jungle.
Looking foward to: explain how to play crit- Shaco + make this guide in more detailed.
Thanks for the 17K views!
You are awesome guys. Thanks for the 22K views!
today I added: get ready: you sure you ready for it?
AD SHACO OFFTANK BUILD
IMPORTANT: WE ,AS GUIDE CREATORS,NEED YOUR SUPPORT,TO SEE IF WE HAVE
DONE GOOD THINGS!SO IF YOU LIKED MY GUIDE,PLEASE ,GIVE IT A +1 ! ALSO,FEEL FREE TO LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW OR PM IN GAME OR IN THE SITE.
Again,your personal choise. Some notes, the 20 life you gain from Feast is not worth, and I preffer the ability power and attack damage of Natural Talent over the spell vamp and lifesteal of Vampirism .
My personal choice is :
up at the top of the page. I think the best is to go for the cunning tree, and take as a keystone: Thunderlord's Decree becoase is the best keystone for Shaco ( assasin or offtank). You can try to go for Warlord's Bloodlust if you are going for crit- Shaco.
What about runes? Well, after some tests,the best runes for the assassin Shaco are the full ad runes. But what about the offtank Shaco? for the offtank one you should run the cdr glyphs, 4 x +8 life seals, 6x attack speed marks and 3 ATTACK DAMAGE marks. You got it, you still take the 3 ATTACK DAMAGE Quints.
take Stalker's Blade , or Skirmisher's Sabre if there are stealth champions in the enemy team. (ex: Teemo, Akali, Twitch)
Berserker's Greaves are the best boots for Shaco as they provide you attack speed and movement speed. Take Enchantment: Alacrity if you want to gank often or Enchantment: Furor if you want it to stack with Black Cleaver`s `movement speed gained on hit.
If you want to try Crit- Shaco you can get Infinity Edge and Phantom Dancer instead of Bloodthirster and Last Whisper but remember, Ravenous Hydra is a core item.
Not much to talk about here. You should take the items in the order presented above, maybe you can change mercurial treads for Boots of Swiftness if they have rather more slow than hard cc.
How and when to buy items + gameplay as ASSASSIN
Start of the game:
Take 3 Health Potion, Hunter's Machete(for taking the Stalker's Blade) and a ward .
(About Hunter's Machete vs Long Sword:
you should take hunter`s becoase you will get extra money by killing camps,and,at the beginning,you count more on your Jack In The Box for clearing camps ,so you don`t need that +10 damage now.)If you think you don`t need attack speed(from berseker's ) you can take Mobility Boots.
You got to know where the enemy jungler will start. If he is an energy/life based champ, he will probably start with the red part. So, if you spawn from the right side and the enemy will start the red jungle, start with blue and then put a point in 1 and q and go to his red buff camp. wait him to almost clear it, smite it, put a Jack In The Box so he cant run and ignite. This is how you get first blood. If you are on the right side and he start with the blue part of his jungle, do first your red buff and then go to his blue and steal it right when he does it. Same if you spwawn on the left part.Take Stalker's Blade - Warrior,and Berseker's Greaves(Homeguard).Gank top and mid as much as you can,now ,any assist or kill matters.If you have a good game now,then the late game will be insane .Don`t forget about dragon.It will give you and your team a great advantage.use trinkets to make sure nobody is warding it ,and do it as ast as you can.
Mid game is around 20 mins. It`s the start of those teamfights.The best part now is you can easy pass over all of the enemy team ,with your Q,insta-kill the enemy ADC,and run the f*ck out of there.
But,dont just dive between enemy champs,like you are running at a marathon.Take care,be sure the other enemy champs are busy.
Now the enemy saw your insane attack power,and he might buy some deff. That`s why you must buy Last Whisper.Your role,in the late game is to push as good as you can.You don't exel at teamfights,that`s why you must make your team have a good advantage in the early game.
If you can handle Shaco ,and you understand his style,there`s no way you won`t lead your team to victory.
If you can`t handle a 1 v 1 fight,you can take 1-2 deff items.I recommend Guardian Angel or Mercurial Scimitar.Anyway,those are situational items.
just remember:A good early Shaco is the best player late.
For this little guy, pretty much the same thing. Counterjungle, but build tanky. You can absorb some damage with your items, so you wont have only to assassinate and run, you can stay in a teamfight and deal/tank more damage. ( more tips coming soon)
tips & tricks :
Using Deceive over terrain can help you make a clean escape.[/color][/b]
Try getting on-hit effects,these will also benefit you Hallucinate clone
(damage can be incrased with incrased critical damage items).
So, Shaco`s mechanics and skills are pretty easy.
Q for running to a kill/escape/gank .
W for clearing camps.
E for slow/kill/damage.
R for killing a low health enemy under turret/escape/ so on.
But,of course,you may use them for much more things.
I use q especially for ganks.Then I "r' behind the enemy,then,I get a easy fast kill :D
W is the ability wich helps you to escape,or clear a camp.(easy,huh?)
And so on.
Remember: Shaco`s abilityes can be used in may ways,just do what you think is the best in that moment.
Shaco can work with all types of champions.Even if your teammates aren't the best ,you should be able to win a 1v 1 or 1 v 2 fight.
At the beginning,you can clear any camp with almost full life and mana.how?go to the spawning point of the animal,and when you hear "30 secs until minions spawn" place a JITB.and keep placing them ,till the animal appears.Then smite it,and basic.You should be the first player with lv 2 :D
Shaco can counter-jungle easy.just kill fast a camp,put a JITB(a little gift for the enemy jungler) then q and run away.
Shaco`s counter champs are a few.Especially ,those champs who can trigger a stealth champ,like Lee Sin . But I am not the kind of a guy who belives in counters for Shaco ;) .
He is the tipe of champ unbeatable(If you play it good)