Shaco Build Guide

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Next Trick... Puf!... You slain an enemy

written by Kazenoha

Shaco Build

Starting items

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Core Build

Late Game / Luxury Items

Situational Items

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Skill Order

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  • Backstab
  • Deceive
  • Jack In The Box
  • Two-Shiv Poison
  • Hallucinate

Runes for Shaco

Masteries for Shaco

Table of Contents

  • Abilities

    You just need to wait, and attack from behind. This bonus affects Two shiv too.

    It's spectacular how you have a flash with stealth every 11 secs all levels, but remember never, NEVER! use it for enter in a team fight.When you appear, the other team will focus on kill you, Use it only for gank squishy champions and low health champions.

    Jack In The Box
    The fear of JitB will save you and your teammates, remember put a box behind you all the time is really usefull, It prevent ganks from behind.

    Two-Shiv Poison
    This is one of the reason this guide is hybrid,use its active only if you want to take advantage in 1 vs 1, or to kill the enemy when he has low health.

    Use it to enter in team fights, is great, when the other team hits it,and explodes in their faces, and they use all their ultimates for kill "you", and then puf! hehe Im here! Or use it to evade attacks and ultimates, at correct time, you can evade ultimates like Karthus ult, Nunu ult, Ashe ult and more.

  • Introduction

    Hello, Im Kazenoha and this is my guide for hybrid Shaco.

    First of all, I'll tell you that this guide is made ​​for a hybrid Shaco, if you think Shaco can only be built in one way, I recommend you not waste your time in reading, at least you have something interesting to add.

    How it works?

    Well, the idea of this guide is to use all the goods that Shaco has and few know.

    What's the benefit of a hybrid Shaco?

    Shaco can be builded, AD and AP, because his damage is great both physically and magic.
    Shaco abilities cause magic damage, but is a great fighter/ganker. You can nuke your enemys with Deceive and Two-Shiv if you have a good balance Damage/Ability Power.Two-Shiv and Hallucination AP ratio is 1 or 100% that means you earn 100% magic damage of the total AP of Shaco for this abilities.

    Why not be AP then?

    Because AP Shaco isn't really usefull in team fights, you need wait a lot to kill a champion (using boxes) and, if you enter into a team fight, you will be using Two-Shiv and Deathfire Grasp active, and thats all. You can melee them but you have very low physical damage and vs an Alistar or another type of tank, you don't have many options. If the enemy team have many squishy champs, AP Shaco is really good.

     Can I jungle with this build?

    No, this construction isn't made for Jungle,You can kill the golem or lizard at the beginning, using boxes.

  • Masteries + Runes

    I take Full damage in Masteries, because I can't take more experience from utility masteries, Awareness needs 12 points on utility. The new masteries give great amounts of AP and AD is the perfect combination. At least the new masteries grant more survavility for Shaco, I take Armor per level in runes, because Shaco have low armor and he is a melee fighter Armor Penetration and Cooldown per level because you really need to spam Two-Shiv for harassement.

  • Summoner Abilities

    I use Ghost, Ignite
    Also is usefull Exhaust (but remember you have slow with Two-Shiv) and Flash (only if you want more security).

    The other spell you can use is Teleport for going to the boxes' location

    Others spells are useless.

  • Skilling Order

    For skills I take JitB first, so I can grab the blue Golem boost, Shaco use a lot mana at in low levels (Only if you are active).Why use runes for mana regen, if you can take blue boost? When you finish killing the blue golem and the lizards you will level up.

    Then Two-Shiv is the most important spell, with this you can nuke your enemys and use it for harassement.

    Third ability is Deceive. Why not level up Two Shiv? that depend, but is great to have a safe escape.

    And remember to level up Hallucination every time you can.

  • Items Normal Game

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       For items I start with Boots of Speed and Health Potionx3

    Then when i make gold with minions and kills, I buy Boots of Mobility ,and Vampiric Scepter (remember u need lifesteal or you are dead) Also If you want gold quickly buy [item=Kage's Lucky Pick] First

    Then i buy Sheen (great for Nuke damage) and complete Bilgewater Cutlass, I finish my Hextech Gunblade (much lifesteal and spellvampirism)

    Now I have two ways, buy Guinsoo's Rageblade or Lich Bane (Why Lich bane? because when active, this gives you 100% of your AP as a bonus for your next physical attack. I calculated and it gives you more damage than Trinity Force pasive.)

  • Items Dominion

    First I take Boots of Speed Vampiric Scepter and Amplifying Tome

    Then I complete my Boots of Mobility (you need to move fast in dominion).

    Then I get Bilgewater Cutlass and Sheen and I complete my Hextech Gunblade continue with Pickaxe because this give you more damage and I have the Sheen

    I finish my Guinsoo's Rageblade and Lich Bane

    If you want more nuke at the end buy Rabadon's Deathcap but if you want more attack speed and damage take Kitae's Bloodrazor

  • Pros / Cons

    Really nuker, you only need to use Deceive and Two-shiv for get kills.

    Very ofensive type of game, all your spells do great damage and your physical damage is good.

    You have more options for lifesteal/spellvamp. Not only physical damage or magic damage.

    The JitB can kill your enemies when you're not looking, if an enemy attack the turret and one or more of your allies are defending it and you have two boxes, this boxes can kill your enemies, because the amount of AP of the build is significant. (In Dominion works really good)

    You can play AD or AP Shaco as you like.

    Two-Shiv help for harassment.

    Squishy but the runes help a lot.

    AD damage's good but no fantastic.

    Low crit ratio.

  • How get Blue Boost at lvl 1

    Remember to get 3 health potions.

    Sometimes I have to use ghost to get to the Golem.

    And I use Ignite in the Golem because 3 boxes isn't enough for kill him

  • Work It.

    Im playing with AD Shaco. I still working in Jitb places.

  • More..

    I'll put more sections later, the guide isn't finished.

    Sections to come:

    Best JitB places.
    Team and Enemies.
    Good allies.
    Spell uses.

    And more.Thx for reading, COMMENT and RATE :)

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