Shaco Build Guide by Erosion
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Hey guys and girls, this is my first ever Shaco guide I hope you enjoy and remember to thumb it up if you do. Before I start explaining all of my choices I would like to cite a source I used to help me in the making of this guide, here is the link http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/build/shaco-why-sow-serious-59333. I took a lot of advise from this guide and with all due introductions here you go my first Shaco guide with many more to come.
I see a lot of people building 2 or more tank items on shaco and I will never understand why. If your playing shaco right in my opinion there should be no need for all that excess health and armor. You are not an initiator or a tank leave that to your teamates. What you are is a caster and squishy killer along with a cleanup guy. Examples being lurk around in teamfights never fully committing just throwing in some shivs and boxes. Then when people are running or teleporting back that is your time to strike and since shaco has some of the best escapes you can do it unscathed. The item build I use here maximizes your ad speed and damage allowing for you to do some serious damage with auto attacks. instead of having armor and resist i switched it with pure damage
In my opinion Shaco is strongest in the jungle, if you disagree well then go find a laning guide. Shacos abilities really make his jungling strong and fast being one of the only champions who can gank efficiently in early game. When starting the amount of time it takes for you to get out of spawn actually matters. For if you do not reach the starting jungle point (in this case ill use blue as an example) as soon as possible you may not have enough time to set up your jack in the boxes and send your jungle route to a running start. Also watch out for counter jungling early for if they set off your boxes and escape it will make a big dent in your jungle route. First I start at blue proceeding to wolves. Then smite the big wraith, after that go to goleums and this will be your hardest part of the jungle so make SURE YOU HAVE RUNES!!!. Here's a video that shows the jungle route that I use, Although in this video he saves smite for red its still viable.
If you are above summoner level 20 and need me to make a guide on how to gank with shaco nothing is all im going to say, but to all the newer players here you go. Shaco's skill combinations make him a fast and efficient ganker with the ability to stealth in slow and wreck.
A good strategy with shaco is to also place a jack in the box in the route you think thell run so it fears giving you a little more time to kill them. Also try to have read because the combination of damage over time and slow makes life a lot easier.. ( of **** water boiling over **** **** **** be back) Well now that i fixed that im eating some delicious tortellini which only makes the creation of this guide a greater pleasure for me.