Shaco Build Guide by Disborn
SMARTEST SHACO GM 550 PTS EUWest
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Runes: PSYCHO PATH
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-140 HP (lvls 1-18)
Ability Order 3 TIMES MAX W
Threats & Synergies
she can mark u and disable inviz.
she can see you doing monkey business
she can mark u and disable inviz also
broken champ who can break inviz with Q/E
broken champ, hard to kill
broken champ, hard to kill, can oneshot us.
He ca R us to secure kill. Good dmg or good cc in both forms, hard to kill when he get his form. Early invade can counter him
R can see + chase us. Hard to kill bcs of W so we cant invade, can oneshot us.
q can mark us + r follow up, hard to kill 1v1
we cant face him
Hard to kill, can oneshot us.
broken champ, broken dmg, u cant face it alone before lv6 or botrk
Power farm slu... hard to kill, good dmg ap or ad nvm
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Champion Build Guide
It is difficult to understand the correct itemization this year. I'll try to explain.
Now Riots hard control itemization, every year the meta gets stronger (fascists!) and you have to adapt for it, there is almost no room for enthusiasts. It's only difficult at first, but itemization is now much easier.
At first, you might think that you can play with all the items, but at a certain stage of the game they will start working against you and you will not successfully complete your tasks.
- Tank mythics doesnt work well with Shaco's mechanics, these mythics items need healths, cc, tenacity and etc.
- / Crit mythics also doesnt work well with Shaco's mechanics, too expensive and hard itemization. Crits its about DPS, not burst dmg, so we will anyway overpay for stats we no need. We are melee champs so even far behind in gold player can kill us. We can frankly die from any sneeze in our direction, accidental control, etc. We do not have enough resources to control such a game until Riot will buff smth.
? / Bruiser mythics - these items were once powerful enough to take on Assassins, but it seems that time is gone. They were nerfed slowly but surely, first was Divine Sunderer, then Stridebreaker, then Stridebreaker + Goredrinker. These items are now no longer scaled to damage, and instead perform different tasks suitable for champions that were crafted to be Bruisers instead of Assassins like Shaco. Shaco can be bruiser, but these mythics items were changed not in our favor.
Lethality mythics - in short, a Duskblade for assassins using skills to kill (we can pick it as 4-6 item just bcs of the nightstalker passive)
Shaco mechanics were changed a lot of times, he doesnt scale good with lethal and arm pen because E deal ap dmg and almost all his skills doesnt scale with amount of AD, crits are too expensive. I would say Shaco's mechanics about On-Hit dmg, not burst. Clone can copy all on-hit effects, doesnt scale with ad.
I do like Botrk first item atm. Clone do copy all effects of this item. The best item for burst damage even on squishy, it gives good damage to tanks and objects, vampirism, acceleration, slowdown. It's only has a complex itemization, which in parts does not give a lot of resources, but you become super strong.
IMO / In conditions of mythic items turbulence Evenshroud is really good def option, its like Guardian Angel until season 8, which gave 60 armor 45 mr.
Playing Shaco without vamp is ridiculous thing
Clone also can copy Evenshroud passive and u can use clone to blow it up in enemy team (tf) to active Evenshroud. You can go to oneshot enemy adc/dmg dealer, use R and survive + proc Evenshroud on all enemies. I do like initiate the moments and win games.
Berserkers too good item, take it first. If u see enemy team full ap/ad and u need def boots, never pick it as first item, 300 gold boot will be enough.
My build is about On-Hit burst until enemy get low so I can E+Ignite+smite and secure the kill if my target is ranged, if my target is melee then he is all the more dead. This is a duelist Shaco who never loses to anyone 1v1. with huge damage to objects, with Botrk he can already pick up the dragon without using the ult.