This was created originaly on the official league of legends guides section of the forums, and was only good pre-nerf.
It has come to my attention that my buddys and people that play with me or against me have been asking me to teach them how to play shaco well. So in this guide i'll be posting my skill path, item build, summoner spells, masteries, runebook and extra thoughts, but I will not be posting his Bio or skill tooltips because I feel that is a big waste of time.
With that being said here is the skill path I have chosen 1.jack in the box 2.two shiv poisen 3.two shiv poisen 4.decieve 5.two shiv poisen 6.hallucinate 7.two shiv poisen 8.jack in the box 9.two shiv poisen 10.jack in the box 11.hallucinate 12.jack in the box 13.jack in the box 14.decieve 15.decieve 16.hallucinate 17.decieve 18.decieve
My item build consists of regrowth pendant > philosophers stone (Late game sell this for a Haunting Guise) boots of speed mejai's soulstealer sorcerer's boots abyssal scepter (The Hybrid side of things would suggest you to buy lichbane instead) zhonya's ring banshee for survival or lichbane for more damage and speed. (if you already have lichbane, try infinity edge) sell philosphers stone > get what ever suits you, hp regen, armor, etc.
Summoner spells Ignite - people really underestimate this spell, at level 18 it deals nearly 500 damage, wich is a lot considering it can save you the trouble of running after someone early to late game. make sure you take your level and calculate the damage ignite will do before you use it, or make sure they have around 100hp or less exactly so that its in the bag. (off thoughts, make sure they use their heal first before you waste ignite on accident, if you don't know if they have heal or not, go ahead and use it then, they might just forget they have heal.) Heal - Really I only suggest this to noobs that need healing fast instead of over a period of time, not calling you a noob persay but i'm saying if your a noob shaco. Rally - if your a skilled player and have rally masteries choose this over heal, it can really boost your ap late game and the healing your team needs to match.
Masteries - 21/0/9(the 9 in utility can be spent in defense, doesn't matter really) 3 deadlyness 1 archmage's savvy 4 sorcery 1 burning embers 1 archaic knowledge 3 sunder 3 brute force 1 improved rally 3 lethality 1 havoc ~ 3 perseverence 1 good hands 4 awareness 1 utility mastery
Runebook Marks 9 "Greater Mark of Insight" +0.95magic penetration each = 8.55! Seals 9 "Greater Seal of Furor" +0.87Critical damage each = 7.83! Glyphs 9 "Greater Glyph of Insight" +0.57magic penetration each = 5.13 ! Quintessences 3 "Greater Quintessence of Insight" +1.89magic penetration each = 5.67! Our Total effect = +19.35magic penetration and +7.83Critical damage!
Early game tips With jack in the box handy, go to any golem spot and post 4 turrets, then lure the golem with an attack to your turrets and post a rally, you may need to post a 5th turret after your 4 are dead. with this buff in hand go forth to your lane may it be top or bottom I don't usualy go mid, post some jack in the boxes strategicly.
Mid game tips get philosophers stone as soon as possible to maximize its gold gain efficiency and get enough kills to get mejais soulstealer, also try to gank more often to help your team while getting mejai's passive increased. continue to kill golem as much as you can so that you can post jack in the boxes as much as you want.
Late game tips Utilitze massing jack in the boxes stradegicly so that you can bait enemys into a solo gank. use decieve to run towards their base not the other way around, enemys normaly always go towards your base when chasing you, so if you teleport behind them, they end up running around aimlessly like idiots.
Here are some Screenshots i've put together to give you an idea on were to put those jack in the boxes. http://www.xfire.com/profile/farrisj/screenshots/
Video gameplay Getting the Golem buff early on in the game - As blue team http://www.xfire.com/video/18ff37/ As purple team http://www.xfire.com/video/1ab04a/ *Edit*Video gameplay Any video will be posted on this clans front page, in the videos and screenshots section.
Extra thoughts - Best combos with shaco are pro Fiddlesticks and/or amumu, fiddlesticks offers you double fear and his 16magic pen aura passive, while amumu offers 20magic pen passive on damage and stun/fear. But remember, do not and I cannot stress this out enough, do not duel stealth in any game ever. Learn from experience, if oracles can see jack in the boxes and your decieve, just imagine how useless 2 stealth players would be. As for my reasons why AP shaco is better then AD, AP deals more damage then AD shaco if pulled off correctly. AP shaco deals nearly 900+shiv, 1200+hallucinate and 300+jitb damage, going straight to their hp because of magic pen.(you do Increased damage if they hit negative magic resist, taking up to 20% more damage) AD shaco deals(If you get up to 400attack damage)1000decieve, 400shiv, 600hallucinate, 125jitb, depending on if you have 50% crit damage runebook BUT shiv and hallucinate are reduced by half or more because you have no magic pen, and decieve+auto attacks are reduced by 50% if the enemy has 100+armor and decieves can be dodged.
Last edited 2010-04-26 9:41 PM PDT; Edited 3 times