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League of Legends Build Guide Author Infinity Toast

Shaco - Why sow bruisy?

Infinity Toast Last updated on September 7, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

Not Updated For Current Season

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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 9

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Heya everybody,

I present to you, my dear readers, my excellent bruiser Shaco guide.
and please try before you vote and thank you!

Ranked Shaco is very hard because its
like nearly unpossible to reach 60% but i try here:I'll tell some pros and cons before giving details from my guide.


  • viable late game (if played correct)
  • Shaco's clone scales 1:1 on attack speed, thus makes Shaco's clone much stronger.
  • Viable to overextend as Shaco
  • Has a huge amount of armors.

  • Low hp.(I resolved this with hp per level runes)
  • Shaco is top focus and very buggy (fix soon), nuff said.

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Wait, before you read!

anticarry or assasin?

Being an assasin like Akali, Talon or Shaco are very squishy.
Often peoples says "one stun and dead" because they're so hard to play and mostly build as tanky dps to survive.
I'll tell some simple rules as assasin.

  • Assasins schould NEVER ENGAGE or you'll be stunned and take huge amount of damage!
  • Assasins often wait for tank's engage and let enemies going on cooldown so it will be lot easier to take down.
  • Assasins are known as "anticarry", they often kill carries like Brand, Ashe, Caitlyn, Teemo, Anivia etc. and supporters as next Sona, Karma, Soraka (she's ap carry sometimes) etc.
  • it's viable to take down runners because assasins have great close gaps!
  • Assasins can take down someone who's alone in jungle, but beware of another ppl trying help the victim.
  • Assasins doesn't have great crowd controls!
    but as Shaco you can make 3 seconds fear with putting box(es) before and wait for enemy with off cooldown on Jack In The Box, if the enemy is 0,5 sec far away from your box(es) put another one and profit :D!
Be carefull, the danger is everywhere unless you are Shaco the master of overextending
(why?, because all of Shaco's skills can be used offensive of defensive)

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Some clarity on item build

At start just grab fast as possible Cloth Armor and 5 Health Potion Health Potion Health Potion Health Potion Health Potion!

First recall
finish Madred's Razors and grab Boots of Speed.

Second recall
finish Wriggle's Lantern and get another Madred's Razors if possible.

Third recall
finish Boots of Mobility and get Null-Magic Mantle or Wit's End if possible.

Fourth recall
depends on team!
if there's alot of health grab Madred's Bloodrazor,
if there's alot of armors grab B. F. Sword and finish The Black Cleaver.

Fifth recall
Get Madred's Bloodrazor if you already got The Black Cleaver or get The Black Cleaver if you already got Madred's Bloodrazor.

Sixth recall
Grab Elixir of Fortitude, Chain Vest and finish Guardian Angel if you've enough gold for.

Seventh recall
Grab all elixirs and switch Wriggle's Lantern with The Bloodthirster!

it schould be like this at end of game!
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greater mark of desolation for better jungling and ripping armor stacking players.

greater seal of vitality Shaco has terrible hp base stats so let's increase it.

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist special rune to counter strong mages Annie Anivia!

greater quintessence of vitality see greater seal of vitality.

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Viable summoner spells for Shaco

Good pick

  • Smite helps you to speed up jungling.
  • Ghost best escape summoner spell on Shaco in my opinion, because it grants 27%(+6% mastery) speed, 10sec(1,5sec+ mastery) and ignores unit collision. (you can use Ghost while Deceive without breaking stealth!)
  • Exhaust increases your win chance on 1v1 fight.
  • Ignite some extra damage would help you finish off low hp enemies and you can use it while Deceive without breaking it.
  • Cleanse is pretty solid spell to get rid of crowd control.

Bad pick
  • Revive "yo guys! i'm dying alot so i take this"
  • Promote removed
    No worry! it will be added again at dominion mod!
  • Rally trash tier summoner spell...

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Shaco's skillz


This passive makes Shaco an effective anti carry by hitting enemies behind to deal maximum damage.


A close gap ability what every assasin needs.

Jack In The Box

An ability to jungle, map awareness and crowd control enemies, for experienced Shaco players i suggest to max Jack In The Box first because Jack In The Box gives crowd control and damage at once.

Two-Shiv Poison

Sort of free Frozen Mallet to make enemies harder to escape, i would suggest you to save up Two-Shiv Poison till your target ran out Shaco's melee range.


This "i make 2v1 noaw" or "double problem" ability will make enemies cause to confuse, increase damage output and block some abilities but i'll tell that later.

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Jungle routes

* Shaco Jack In The Box is buggy at Talon patch!*
just put boxes behind blue big golem and attack small ranged lizard once to make Jack In The Box focus blue one first!

put boxes behind red and attack red lizard first between 2 ranged lizards! (please try it before in costum game)

Aggresieve be lv2 and GANK!
most effective way, safe and easy!

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Ganking at laning phase

Ganking as Shaco ain't hard because with his Deceive he can reach enemies without being seen.

Gank this way if top lane got pushed hard by enemies, you can easily avoid wards!
Another way to avoid wards and remember to go around baron instead using quick way for element of suprise.
Mid lane is easier because there's alot more ways to gank, there's one for example.
also on laning phase there's no/low amount of Vision Ward because it's so expensive!

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Hallucinate, double problems!

Hallucinate has many uses!

  • Hallucinate can be casted while Deceive without breaking stealth, forces enemies focus clone first.
  • and much much more, discover em all!

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Thanks for reading my Shaco bruiser guide and please try first before you vote & comment.

Good luck and have fun :)

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Change logs

- fixed some codings.
- added new chapter about clarity on item build!
- added my ranks with Shaco.
- vids centered.
- fixed broken part.
- found some broken part in mah guide, going fix eventually!
- added to jungle route about jungling with buggy Jack In The Box.
- made Change logs look better!
- added elixirs and oracle.

- added The Bloodthirster that replaces Wriggle's Lantern later in game
- fixed some typos! yes my little mistakes ]=

- added new chapter "wait, before you read"

- better guide name with "Shaco -" what most top rated Shaco guide have :3
- added Ganking chapter
- Shaco guide published.