Shaco Build Guide by Fletchion
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Shaco is definitely one of my favorite junglers for the fact he is so mobile and can do a lot of damage early on. My build has a more AD approach but gives quite a bit of damage with 2 shiv
Can gank early on
Jungling is made easy with Jitb
Lots of mobility
Is great with both AP and AD items
Can kill most champs
Can be squishy if you are having troubles buy either a Thornmail if its AD or a Quicksilver sash if AP and a Cloak and dagger if the other team has stuns.
Can be countered by alot of champs (pretty much any champ that has a good escape ability)
Is hard to pick up right away.
My runes are pretty simple for a jungle hybrid but if you wanted you could change the Marks to Armor pen and Dodge Seals to Health
Ap Glyphs are fairly important since they are your only boost to your Jitb and Shiv until mid/late game
Creeping / Jungling
When I jungle I tend to start red as shaco and go for first blood IF somone will pull them. IF no one pulls them i will go to the smaller golems and start there.
When going Red buff You should be level 2 after you clear the camp and can get a gank on top if Purple or Bot if blue after a First blood gank I move up to the wolves then wraiths then small golems and repeat grabbing red buff whenever it comes up and trying to gank whenever I have Red.
If i have to go smaller golems I try to gank around level 4-5. After golems i go wolves then wratihs back golems and repeat until level 4 when i have a Madreds razor then i grab red and go for a gank. keep repeating this process.
In Both builds at level 6 I kill dragon for an in depth guide on how to do it Watch the Shaco Champion spotlight. Link:Shaco Spotlight
In this build My items build and my Skill build are simmiliar Getting AP last.
Lvl 1: Jitb
Lvl 2: Jitb if golems Decieve if red buff
Lvl 3: the one you didnt pick in lvl 2
Lvl 4: Decieve
Lvl 5: Shiv
Lvl 6: Hallucinate
Lvl 7: Jitb
lvl 8-10: Decieve
lvl 11: Jitb
lvl 12: Hallucinate
lvl 13: Shic
lvl 14: Jitb
lvl 15-17: Shiv
lvl 18: Hallucinate
How to Kill
The absolute best way to Gank as shaco is Expect something to go wrong! always place a Jitb in an escape route so they are feared away from you. another good technique that i use when i play any champion is B behind baron most players wont look there and if they do and are playing a champion that has skill shots they may hit baron giving you a free kill if they do.
Try to deceive into a brush a place a Jitb and wait for deceive again(a Cd reduction item could speed things up) and deceive behind them and hit them your passive slow from shiv and red buff should ensure you the kill and if they run into the jitb in the brush it gives you more attack damage and a CC.