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League of Legends Build Guide Author iIiFaNtArOsIiI

Shaco, The Troller

iIiFaNtArOsIiI Last updated on November 17, 2012
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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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Hello and thank you for reading my guide.I will introduce you one of the best and fun play champion of LoL,Shaco.If you have any ideas or smthing else don't be afraid, ask me.Before starting i want to mention that this is my very first build.

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Pros / Cons


Fun to play
Good escape
OP damage if played well
Can kill dragon in lvl 6 easily


Useless if not fed
Can easily die if he gets stunned
hard to play

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For my runes i pick greater mark of furor [X9 for crit strike chance it gives,greater seal of resilience X9 for survivabilty, greater glyph of alacrity X9 for attack speed and Greater Quintessence of Strength X3 for attack damage.A lot of people ask me "Why critical chance runes??Isn't better penetration or attack damage??".Well this depends on how you want to play,but i will explain to you why i decided to put crit chance runes.You might say that "I have the deceive spell so my next basic attack will be sure crit" i don't dissagree,but after you strike the critical??Thats why i put critical chance runes:to strike some crits when you auto attack low levels.Anyway runes is optional,you don't need to put what i have too.

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I pick 21 in offense tree 9 in defense and 0 in utility because shaco is a damage dependent player.I think you understand yourself why i put 21 in offense.But you might ask why 9 in defense? This is optional,i pick 9 in defense because of the survivabilty it gives you,so gankplank or tryndamere doesn't do so much damage to you.

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Summoner Spells

I pick exhaust for the slow plus the damage reduction it gives you!i find it very useful in all phases of the game(early mid and late) if you know when and on who you will activate it.Try exhausting the ad carry and immediatly kill him.

For my second spell i pick ignite because of the poison and the healing reduction.A must for a predator like shaco.

Other usefull spells is heal if you think that you won't survive ,flash(i don't use it because i have deceive) if you find your self ganked when your deceive is on cooldown or ghost
if you want that extra speed to chase or flee.

All the others spells are not for shaco(smite is for jungle shaco) in my opinion.

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Backstab-25% more damage when hiting the enemy's back.This one of the best passive in the game as the very best thing you want your enemy to do is to start running.So if you have slow they are dead as you can easily reach them and hit them right in their back.Moreover, good combination with Deceive.

Deceive-Very good spell teleport,stealth for 3.5 sec and next auto attack within 10 sec guaranteed critical.Your bread and butter skill you can initiate,escape or harass.GOOD FOR TROLLING.You can easily trick an enemy with this spell plus jack in the box.Try to use it for last hit and the most important,for ganks!

Jack In the Box-Shaco places a puppet or smthing like that witch will fear and hit nearby enemies.That is a must for an ap shaco...but here we are ad i only take 1 lvl for this in start and max it last.I use it for map control(placing jacks in bushes) and also in teamifghts for fear.

Two-Shiv poison-Slows,good for last hit and stacks with phage or red buff.Your basic attacks will slow enemies so you have the chance to make some more hits

Hallicunate- One of the best ulty for teamfights.The teamfight will change 6v5 or 4v3 plus it the great damage the puppet does when it explodes and u can easily trick enemies(wrong ignite ulty etc.).

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I start with dorans blade,then i pick bersekers,then i pick sheen, then wriggles lantern, then infinity edge, then bloodthirster,then when i have collected the money i need,i sell dorans blade and pick Madred's Bloodrazor, then i finish trinity force and last but not least i buy the elixirs

Different situations

If you see that the enemies are buying life build Madred's Bloodrazor immediatly after
wriggles lantern!
If you die too easy you can buy frozen mallet or guardian angel.
If your enemies buy armor build last whisper immediatly after infinity edge

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Game phases

Early game :Farm,Farm and farm.Don't forget to place Jacks in the box in bushes so you are ungankable.Also last hit minions with Two-Shiv Poison(e) and Deceive(q).Try to gank other lanes with Deceive.
Mid game:You have are building wriggles or you hvae built it and you are going for infinity.Now try to start teamfights with your ulty and dont forget to gank as much as you can!
Late game:With the items i have told you,now you should be able to dominate everyone in your path even Mordekaiser!Go and win this game!

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First of all i want to tell you that shaco is one of the best gankers in LoL and you should benefit from that.Placing Jacks in jungle and generally in the map might block the enemy from fleeing.So,ping or say that you are going to gank to your teamates.Then use deceive and go stealth behind the enemy's back and strike him.If you have exhaust you might use it.Immediately after the critical throw him the Two-Shiv poison blade for extra slow.In matter of seconds the enemy should be dead!Kill the red buff too as it stacks with your Two-Shiv Poison.It should be easy with the jacks and the wriggle lantern!

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Thank you for reading my guide and i hope that you found it usefull,even though i had a problem with the icons :/

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