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League of Legends Build Guide Author JokersDeath

In-Depth Shaco-Guide S6

JokersDeath Last updated on April 8, 2016
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Ability Sequence

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

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Natural Talent
Bounty Hunter
Battering Blows
Piercing Thoughts

Ferocity: 12

Dangerous Game

Cunning: 18

Tough Skin
Runic Armor
Veteran's Scars
Legendary Guardian

Resolve: 0

Threats to Shaco with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
Nidalee No problems with her, she is easy to kill. You can invade her. When ever you want.
Nocturne Same as Nidalee.
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Hello fellow League summoners.
This is my first guide and I am really excited, how it will look like at the end:D!
If you have any Questions or criticism, PLEASE write them in the comments & help me improve!
First of all I want to tell you who I am. My name is "SneakyTwitch" an I am a new Shaco main. Last season I started to play League of Legends and ended the season as Silver V player.

I know, I still have to learn a lot about Shaco, but I really want to share my knowledge I have collected about him with you.

After my Promotion matches in Season 6 (I won 5, lost 5) I was placed Bronze IV.
I used to play some normals for a while and discovered Shaco. In Season 5 I always lost when I had a Shaco in my team and i began to hate this champion. (Like for real. I quitted the champion select, if some one locked in with him.)

Now everything looks different. I wanted to give him a chance in the new season and gave him a try. When I played Shaco for the first time I was really bad.
I could not invade, executed in the Jungle and was totally useless in the Teamfights. Anyways, it was a very funny champ & I decided to learn more about him. From now on I started to main him.

Its true that he is a very high skilled champion if you want to play him good.
The hard thing about Shaco is: estimate the situation & act right and carefully. He is a high burst, split pushing assassin.

To the proper thing I wanted to tell you. I am not Bronze IV anymore, I`m Silver IV. Do you know how I did this? Shaco.

You can not pick him in every situation. You need to look what champions your team wants to play & think about how your Teamfight will look like. If you have no tanky Champions its game loosing to pick a Shaco in the team. ( I will explane later)
You have to look that you team has at least 1 Tank, 1 Off tank and 1 Ap-Carry.

I played Shaco in every role, Top, Mid, Supp, Adc and Jungle. Tank, Ap, Ad and Hybrid.
But this is the stronges Shaco build in my opinion. Its a creation of myself.

I hope you enjoy the guide & learn something!

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Pros / Cons

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+ Good gap closer(very mobile)with Deceive Invisi blete- You have to do a lot

+ Very good counterjungling Invisible text!Invisibletextiiq- Needs concentration

+ Good pre-6 ganks Invisible textInvisibletext!Invisiblqqq- Very squishy

+ Split push GODInvisible text!Invisibletext!Invisi ble text!- Hard to play in Teamfight

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Greater Mark of Attack Damage

Greater Seal of Health

Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction

Greater Glyph of Attack Damage

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage

Marks: I take 9x Attack-dmg Marks for early jungle clear.

Seals: 9x Seals of heath for early sustain.

Glyphs: 6x CoolDown Reduction for your boxes at the beginning.
3x Attack-dmg for early jungle clear.

Quintessences: 3x Attack-dmg for early jungle clear.

Of course, all of the attack-dmg runes are useful for the late game autoattack burst too. But the main reason I take them is because of the jungle clear. Because this build is autoattack based.

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Ferocity: 12

Fury : Get the attackspeed for jungle clear & faster burst dmg.

Double Edged Sword : Shaco, needs all the dmg he can get. So these 3% additional dmg are worth to get 1.5% dmg more.

Natural Talent : Its perfect for Shaco because his abilities scale with AP & the 15 free AP on lvl 18 are totally worth it.

Oppressor : Since he got a slow with his "E" he deals additional dmg. Thats why you should open a fight with your "E" first.

Cunning: 18
Wanderer : The faster you are, the better.

Assassin : Its awesome for invading or split pushing. You are often alone & u are not angry about more dmg, thats why you should get a point on this.

Merciless : The enemies die faster, good if you have to dive them.

Dangerous Game : Since you are not on the lane, the other masterie is pretty useless. This gives you some sustain.

Precision: It`s good if they build some armor or magic resist.

Thunderlord's Decree : You will probably always land at least 3 on a enemy, so this is the best keystone for Shaco in my opinion. You can also go with "Stormraider`s Surge" if you prefer that.

Resolve: 0
I did not put any masterie points in here.

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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18


First we get 1 point in "W" for the early Jungle camp clear.
After we got lvl 2, we put 1 point in "Q" for the invade.
From there we max "E".
The reason we max "E" always first, is: we cant miss it! It is a point to click ability what does insane dmg, even as AD Shaco.
If we max & we don't get our enemy to run in our box, its pretty useless beside of jungle clear.
Our "Q" is good for taking it early but maxing is not really the thing we want, because the additional invisible time is not worth to give away our "E" dmg. At lvl 6,11 & 16 we skill our ultimate "R".

Second we max "W".

The rest of the points we invest in our "Q".

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Why so serious?
- Shaco
The spells are the thing that makes Shaco, Shaco.

His passive "Backstab" is so AWESOME i still cant believe it ;D! When ever you attack a enemy form behind, you deal 20% more dmg.

Passive, use ingame

I think everybody know this ability of Shaco, it`s his trade mark!
Its the "Q" from Shaco. You get invisible for a period time & get a gap closer in a pointed direction. The next auto attack does critical dmg.

Deceive, use ingame

Your second ability is your "W", Jack in the box.
It is a box that gets invisible & last for 1 minute (invisible). If some one comes near to it, it fears the individual & attack it. In active condition it lasts for 5 seconds.

Jack in The Box, use ingame

Your next ability is your "E"
Two-Shiv Poison Is a point to click ability, scaling with AP.
It slows enemies when it hits them.

two-shiv poison, use ingame

His last ability is hallucinate!
It is a better version of the passive from LeBlanc
You get a clone, wich you can control & does auto attacks. When it dies or the time expires, he explodes & does magic AOE dmg.

hallucinate, use ingame

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Always take Smite with you. It helps you in jungle clear, & Drake / Rift Herald & Baron Nashor secure.

I prefer to take Ignite with me, over every other summoner spell. It gives you higher chance for first blood & will hurt low life enemies in the late game.

I dont think Shacois a champion who needs Flash because of his Deceive. It already makes him very mobile & it is totally enough if used correctly!

Teleport: Maybe, for efficiently split pushing. But also there, with Deceive & boots you have enough mobility.

about Heal... umm... no!... just no....

Cleanse is actually a pretty good pick because sometimes the enemies have hard CC-champions like Alistar, Riven, Leona or Ashe.

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Now we come to the part why i wrote this guide.

The essential item we will buy first is: Skirmisher's Sabre - Devourer.
Stated Devourer is the upgraded item of the normal one. You need to get 30 stacks on it; Gromp, Blue, Wolves, Raptors, Red, Golems 1 stack - Rift Scuttler 2 stacks - Dragon, Rift Herald, Baron Nashor 5 stacks. After you got your 30 stacks it automatically turns into "stated devourer". From then on, it`s passive is active wich triggers every second auto attack on-hit twice. This passive is extremly strong, specially with our following build.

The second item we rush is Guinsoo`s Rageblade.
This item will helps us to clear the jungle very fast. Also, after we have ganked successfully we can help the lane to push more efficiently. It increases out ability power we can need for our boxes, our "E" two-shiv poison and our ulitmate hallucinate.
The additional attack dmg increases the dmg of our auto attacks, & IT GIVES US DMG ON-HIT! Thats exactly what our stated devourer will double every second auto attack!

The last Core item we build is Wit's End.
It gives us more attack speed what shortens the time until we got the 8 Stacks of Guinsoo's Ragebalde, a little bit of magic resist and again DMG ON-HIT!
With this item we have successfully used our passive from TWICE!

Now we got our core items and can check how the game is going.

In my first example build where the 3 additional items are: We have the perfect build. You can easily go for solo baron, if you are unsure, get at least red buff.

All other Items are as I said different to the situation.
The good thing about Shaco is, he can be a really good off tank with the different tanky items you can build on him.

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How to?

Now I will explain you, how to gank & how you counter jungle as Shaco!

In my following pictures there are drawn lines. Here is the explenation
-Red line, here you walk normally
-Blue line, here you used your Deceive"Q" to jump
-Yellow dot,there you place a Jack In The Box"W"


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Now I am finish with my guide.
I really enjoyed to write this guide & share my knowledge!
It was my very first guide I ever wrote:).

As I said in the beginning, leave a comment if you see something I can improve or if you have any questions! You can also leave a comment or a like if you tihnk my guide was good;D ( I am so sorry if it has many tippos, I am from swizerland!)

I will try to update my Shaco build constantly!

Since my guide got pretty popular with over 2000 views, I decided to put a flag counter here.
I thank you guys very much for your big support!!

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