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Shaco Statistics for Sewek36

Author's performance with Shaco compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
10
5
Win %
60
45
Kills
7.6
6.9
Assists
8.7
7.0
Deaths
5.0
6.3
KA:D Ratio
3.3
2.2
Gold Earned
11.5K
11K
Creep Score
42.9
132.2
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

The first 2 Summer spells are my usual ones.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Abilities Back to Top

W
E
Q
E
E
R
E
Q
E
Q
R
Q
Q
W
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
3
8
10
12
13
W
1
14
15
17
18
E
2
4
5
7
9
R
6
11
16

You max E first, for the maximal DMG output. Next, you go for Q as you can be longer invisible and use it more often.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Standard start with enough sustain

Core Items

    Core DMG output, both provide a nice crit chance
    Your call what you need more
    When you need to roam really fast, take mobilities. Swiftness cover your slowreduction and berserks provide you even more atk. speed
    For most of Shacos the main item, tbh it doesn't fit my playstyle so I don't build it anymore
    An exemplary finished build

Situational Items

    Tanks? No Problem
    New ER seems viable when having mana trouble
    Both viable right now, you need to see what covers your playstyle more
    Still viable defensive options if you really lack on surviving. A glass cannon Shaco doesn't buy them at all, but when you face many assassins it may save your ass.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Hard
  • Amumu
    Easy
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Diana
    Medium
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Elise
    Medium
  • Evelynn
    Easy
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Hecarim
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jax
    Hard
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Kindred
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Hard
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Master Yi
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Nautilus
    Easy
  • Nocturne
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Rammus
    Hard
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Riven
    Hard
  • Sejuani
    Easy
  • Shaco
    Medium
  • Shyvana
    Hard
  • Skarner
    Medium
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Udyr
    Hard
  • Vi
    Hard
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Volibear
    Hard
  • Warwick
    Hard
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Hard
  • Zac
    Medium
  • Zed
    Easy

VS

Aatrox

Hard

Any Aatrox can easily finish of a Shaco, due to his passive he can reborn after your burst and since your spells are on cooldown, what usually is the case after fighting him, he will just finish you down. The only way to survive is just to escape.

Tricks: While he is loading his passive, put a jackinthebox.png on his body so you will get some time escaping or waiting for help.
Try to deceive.png out of his aatroxQ.png
You may try popping his Ult, while waiting on Q in his near. His winning chance lowers rapidly without his aatroxR.png

VS

Amumu

Easy

Amumu may be pretty easy to counter jungle, as he is a pure tank with barely DMG. Try to lvl 2 counter jungle, and pick him off the game.
Be careful being immobilized when hit by bandagetoss.png
So when you see a Mumu running into you, cover your back or front with a jackinthebox.png
Tricks: With your hallucinatefull.png, you may bring Amumu to pop his ult on the clone.
Always remember to starting the fight while attacking his back.

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

A good Cho'Gath will always feralscream.png as soon as he sees you attacking him. His Q+E+R Combo will kill you rapidly. Try to time your ult with him silencing or ulting you so you will dodge the dmg. In early game he may be easy to gank/counter jungle, try to pick him off the game by early invades.

VS

Diana

Medium

One of the best junglers, Diana is pretty weak pre 6. This is the time where Shaco rules over the jungle. Try to invade her in this time, don't let her hit 6 because you will have barely chance when she's got few items.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy

Mundo is a pure sustain champion, you will not be able to pick him down so just try to poke him as often as possible. A good Mundo will slow you with his hatchet as soon as you try to fight him and will run away. Wait for some CC of your team to get him down. Still he isn't a threat for you.

VS

Elise

Medium

Elise belongs to those few champions who can fight with you, as her cocoon will keep you of from fighting her and in this time, in her spider form, she will do you a big bit of dmg. Try to dodge her E with your Q, it will be much harder for her to fight without you being stunned.

VS

Evelynn

Easy

Evelynn may only be a threat when you let her invade your jungle and pick you of being low on hp. You need to attack her first, ward her jungle with a pink and always have an eye where she is. As soon as you counter gank, you may kill her and her ally.

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy

Fiddle will be scared of you. Honestly, in early and mid game he can only fear you and run away. Use your Q wise as it may help you getting close to him. Don't fight him in his Ult, wait till the cooldown comes and then massacre him.

VS

Hecarim

Medium

Hecarim is a strong champion, due to his sustain and dmg output. He may punish you jungling, so try to only countergank him and farm yourself up. Help other lanes, they may need you more than you messing with Heca.

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium

Same as for Hecarim, Jarvans sustain and fighting mobilities make it hard for you to counter jungle, try to gank squishy lanes for early gold but never try fighting him by your own.

VS

Jax

Hard

You are a joke for Jax, he will Counter Strike you being on him, jump onto you with his Q and rapidly ult when being in trouble. Leave him alone, concentrate on objectives. Build up some sustain if you don't want to melt like butter.

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

If you want to Kha'Zix be fully useless, you need to counterjungle him. No excuses. In early stances he has a low sustain and it's pretty easy for you to kill him in his jungle. But as soon as he grabs some kills, his DMG will outscale yours. In the lategame you will be a joke for him. So you need to tilt him as much as possible.

VS

Kindred

Medium

When it comes to Kindred, you need to pay attantion of your health bar. Her skillset will bring you down easily when you are low on health. The thing changes, when she is low on HP too. It means she's gotta ult herself. Stay in the range of her ult to be healed and your cooldown to reset, then combo her with E/Q and few AAs, she will melt down then.

VS

Lee Sin

Hard

Don't. Even. Try. To. Fight. Him.

VS

Malphite

Easy

A Malphite on his own won't be trying to fight you. He will slow you down with his seismicshard.png and simply run away. The situation changes when he ults you, keep in mind there may be a Yasuo or an another champion in the near to help him so just leave him alone. Still you may try to invade his jungle in the early/mid game. He can't farm as soon as you do and he gets really mana hungry. Steaing his bluebuff may tilt him down.

VS

Master Yi

Medium

Fed Yi = GG, it doesn't matter how well you play Shaco. Your main priority is to tilt him, don't let him stack his devourer and permanently invade his jungle. Keep in mind to have enough HP.
Tricks: Your Boxes interrupt his healing, and may rescue your ass when he Q on you.
Becareful: When you clone in the moment he is Qing you, both you and your clone will get the dmg.

VS

Nasus

Easy

As you know Nasus is a stack champion, don't let him stack, win the game. Usually he will only escape from you but as soon as he gets about 200 stacks, he won't be afraid of you.

VS

Nautilus

Easy

Nasus is same like Amumu or Malphite, very scared of pretty ganks but in mid game tanky enough to survive fighting you.

VS

Nocturne

Medium

Fighting Nocturne depends on cooldowns. When you see him popping his Q or E in the jungle, you may instantly attack him, he will only depend on his AAs. His nocturneshroudofdarkness.png
may block your E or your boxes, so use your skills wisely. Becareful, as he may escape with his ult jumping onto lanes.

VS

Olaf

Medium

Pure Skillmatchup, he may heal up on you and finish you down with his E, he will dodge the boxes with his ult and hunt you down with his Q. But as soon as he makes a mistake, you may use it onto him. Remember, you are a burst champion, with few items and him being low it won't be a problem to kill him. Dodge his axes by Qing in the different direction you are running.

VS

Pantheon

Medium

He ist just annoying, when going into sustain. When he grabs some DMG items he is deadly as fork, so it will be the best for you to tilt him in early or fighting him only 1v2.

VS

Rammus

Hard

Don't get caught in this Taunt, try to Q away from his speedball. As soon as he's got you, you are as good as dead as he may get help quickly or return you enough dmg so you will die. A recommend buing Lifesteal items.

VS

Rengar

Medium

As many of the assassins, you are a snack for Rengar. The trick is to do more dmg in a shorter time than he does. Tilt him in his jungle and build crit items, it will hurt him. Never stay on low hp in your jungle as he may invade you on his ult.

VS

Riven

Hard

Ban her, most op champion in the league able to carry any games

VS

Sejuani

Easy

Sejuani will be scared of you, as he doesn't have enough DMG to kill you. Still pay attention of her teammates helping her, as her CC will keep you long enough in a place, till help comes.

VS

Shaco

Medium

Skill match-up!

VS

Shyvana

Hard

Don't let her stack her Devourer and you MAY be fine. Still I don't promise you winning games by doing this, as she is stronger than you while having more sustain. Trap her with your mates while she is jungling.

VS

Skarner

Medium

Skarner used to be op earlier, but right now Rito provided you some items to kill him. Lookup the item section.

VS

Trundle

Medium

Trundle ain't a matchup to mess with, he is able to chase and kill you easily so stay out of his place. As said before, concentrate on other priorities

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

You wont be able to kill him when he has his ult ready.

VS

Udyr

Hard

Trick2G pwns ya, never fight him alone.

VS

Vi

Hard

Vi is also a strong early game fighter, I won't recommend invading her if you are not sure of a first blood. Still you need to countergank the lanes when she comes in. Dodge her Q with your Q and don't let her stack her W on you.

VS

Vladimir

Easy

Does any1 even jungle him??

VS

Volibear

Hard

In the new meta he is unkillable for you, his hp regen is just too high. You need to build 3036.png

VS

Warwick

Hard

You can kill him only pre4, as soon as he gets some lifesteal/sustain or his ult he will be a hard piece of cake for you mate.

VS

Wukong

Medium

Played correctly, Wukong will be scared of you. He does have some huge dmg on his Q but you still outscale him with your boxes and E. He will be escaping with his monkeykingdecoy.png

VS

Xin Zhao

Hard

Earlier I would say, Xin Zhao is easy for a Shaco. Right now, in the pre-season you will hate his guts. He will simply heal up on you, so try to buy the 3123.png to tilt him hardly.

VS

Zac

Medium

Same stuff as for Amumu, still his passive will save his ass when help is on its way. Don't mess with his ult!

VS

Zed

Easy

You can simply hallucinatefull.png when he is about to mark you with his ult, the rest is a piece of cake

Introduction Back to Top

Introduction Syllian(TV)



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Hey guys, i'm Syllian, on EUW I've been called SyllianTV. I used to play Shaco in Season 4 and 5 very often and decided to make a guide about him being played AP. In the new Season, I got to the conclusion to refresh the guide, this time doing him more AD.
I've noticed there are some funny AD/AP connections due to the new items so I will try many options out and introduce them to you. I hope you will enjoy it and rate my guide with a thumb up!

Jungling *outdated* Back to Top

Level Newbie
I recommend you to start at your blue. As an AP-Shaco you do your main DMG with your shaco-jack-in-the-box.png Jack In The Box and shaco-two-shiv-poison.png Two-Shiv Poison. Put your first shaco-jack-in-the-box.png Jack In The Box on 0:55 and add 3-4 in the following time. You won't need help so send people wanting to leash, back. Now you can go to the red-buff. Put a box behind the Lizard, throw shaco-two-shiv-poison.png Two-Shiv Poison an him and start attacking. Try to not let your box tank the dmg, because she does the same DMG as you do and is helpful by pulling. Generally try to tank the buffs by yourself. On the map next to this text i've marked all jungle creeps and camping spots for you. If you like counter jungling, take a red marked spot. The green ones are more for the experienced Shaco players
Now you may gank a lane. To know more about ganking, visite my next chapter.

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Level Expert
So you think, you are actually an expert in jungling AP Shaco? Good. Start at blue as usual. If you know, the enemy jungler started at their blue (like most of the junglers do) prepare for an invade. If you want to get sure, if the red-buff is still there, you can get vision on it with your scrying-orb.gif Scrying Orb. Then run rapidly to a green marked camping spot. On the map right to the text you can see my usual invade route. Put there 1-2 Jack in the Box and wait for the enemy jungler. He will come with 50-60% health. When he enters the bush, throw immediately your shaco-two-shiv-poison.png Two-Shiv Poison and burn your ignite.png Ignite on him. Trust me, he won't survive and you will have red.

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When to do Dragon?


As a very mobile jungler you can get dragon very often. AP Shaco is much weaker at pulling drag, so you will need the help from the bot lane. Observe the map, if the enemy jungler is actually ganking top and you are mid-bot just run for the damn dragon and get free gold.


When to do Baron?


Belive me or not, but to do Baron, you require just an offtank and you. Above lvl 13 you will be able to do him at anytime, so wait for the enemies grouping up at bot / drag. Baron is more worth!

Ganking Back to Top

Ganking as a Shaco is very simple, you just need a good timing and observation. I've marked 3 zones, how for the enemy laner could have pushed. If he is in the green zone, you can gank at any time. In the yellow zone, it will be harded for you, to make a sure kill. Try to put boxes on his escape way and spam your skills on him. If the enemy laner is in the red zone, forget it. Just wait till he pushes.

The blue mark is about where to use shaco-deceive.png Deceive, to get on the lane quickly. These are my popular spots.ganking.png

Teamfights Back to Top


To be honest, you are useless in team fights.. however you can learn to get more useful! Your task is to disable the AD/AP-Carry. Your tank-dude engages a battle? Send your clone in, use your shaco-deceive.png Deceive to get to their AD/AP-Carry. shaco-two-shiv-poison.png Two-Shiv Poison will do a huge dmg to him, but a shaco-jack-in-the-box.png Jack In The Box behind him and just beat the shit out of him!

Change Log Back to Top

Change Log :

05.06.2014 - 4.9 Patch Refresh

28.11.2013 - Beta Version of the Guide

07.02.2014 - Refresh, mroe squishy masteries, but some more DMG.

!Big Change! 14.11.2015 - Change to AD Shaxo

19.11.2015 - Release!

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