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Shaco Statistics for Tax Machine

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

Value
Average
Games Played
319
11
Win %
55
43
Kills
7.6
6.4
Assists
7.8
7.2
Deaths
5.5
6.4
KA:D Ratio
2.8
2.1
Gold Earned
12.5K
11.5K
Creep Score
65.2
62.0
Average
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  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

14.pngIgnite is the standard or best pick for the early game pressure and to easily win duels and start your snowball. 

3.png Exhaust is also great for ganking lanes that have no cc and helps since it removes some armor and MR, will also may save a life, and it also will help with the 35.pnglate game where he may or not fall off. 

12.png no joke but i've honestly been finding teleport good on shaco. It gives nice pressure to the map once you gank a lane and you're still half or full hp and see another lane in trouble you can just gank. Shaco has tons of mobility and if you tp you rush the enemies down. 

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Ii get Thunderlords because it just helps out a lot with the burst.

I get precision, it's self explanatory why i get it, more armor pen and magic pen.
I take vampirism now for more sustain in the jungle and can last during teamfights if you're going balls deep etc.

Dangerous game is amazing for winning a duel or bursting someone down it gives the extra health you need to
survive. Also can help you survive 1 v 2

I take Oppressor because of the twoshivpoison.png slow and jackinthebox.png fear, great for sneak attacks.  

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

Take jackinthebox.png at lvl 1 at place them at 40 seconds either blue buff or red buff. Take twoshivpoison.png if you're going to farm or take deceive.png if you're going to invade for a cheesy kill or to gank early(Stronger if you take Red first if you're going to lvl 2 gank).


REMEMBER YOUR shacopassive.png DOES 20% MOAR DAMAGE, His hallucinatefull.pngand twoshivpoison.png also use the passive.
Btw never call His E Shiv Call it... The KITCHEN KNIFE!!

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Just don't buy Health pots.
    Another good option

Core Items

    Try to get these items as fast as you can.
    Pick one: go lucidity if you're snowballing. Mercury treads if they have a crap ton of cc. Ninja tabi if they have A lot of AD. Boots of swiftness is cheap and gives a good movement speed buff while reducing CC. I now take sorcerer shoes now because of the magic pen since his W, E, R are ap
    Items You should be getting early, if you aren't doing so well just start going tank after warrior enchantment and tiamat
    Core items if doing super good
    If you're super behind just get tanky but buy statik shiv first then go tank
    Remember to always optimize your build depending on the enemy team comp.

Situational Items

    Want more damage?
    Too squishy?
    Against a Vayne?(or any fed hyper carry lol) No problem
    Example of Full Build
    Example build against a lot of AP
    Example build against a lot of AD
    You're carrying your team
    Trinity is good but it's just so expensive.
    If you are doing good go after Statik Shiv get Ravenous Hydra but if you are behind get a bit tanky first after statik shiv so like. You can replace MR items with Armor Depending on enemy team
    Tank build (remember this is an example tank build you don't have to exactly copy this.. build shaco as a tank when behind)
    Example of a bruiser build
    Only elixers you'll need
    Shiv is go if you're going ON HIT SHACO; example build (order is random) (Steraks gage can be maw of Malmortius if they have a lot of AP)
    Oh yeah btw the duskblade procs with your clone also just saying :33333
    SplitPush build
    (another good item good for splitpushing)

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Easy
  • Amumu
    Easy
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Dr. Mundo
    Hard
  • Ekko
    Hard
  • Elise
    Medium
  • Evelynn
    Medium
  • Fiddlesticks
    Easy
  • Gragas
    Hard
  • Graves
    Hard
  • Hecarim
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jax
    Hard
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Kindred
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Maokai
    Easy
  • Master Yi
    Medium
  • Nautilus
    Medium
  • Nidalee
    Medium
  • Nocturne
    Medium
  • Nunu
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Quinn
    Medium
  • Rammus
    Hard
  • Rek'Sai
    Hard
  • Rengar
    Medium
  • Sejuani
    Medium
  • Shaco
    Medium
  • Shen
    Medium
  • Shyvana
    Medium
  • Sion
    Easy
  • Skarner
    Medium
  • Tahm Kench
    Hard
  • Teemo
    Hard
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Easy
  • Udyr
    Hard
  • Vi
    Medium
  • Volibear
    Medium
  • Warwick
    Easy
  • Wukong
    Easy
  • Xin Zhao
    Hard
  • Zac
    Easy

VS

Aatrox

Easy

Don't even get me started this guy is so easy to invade at lvl 2 he will definitely be low if you find him in his jungle during his first clear so you can easily take a flash or a First Blood. Try to counter gank him since he has one gap closer and is very bad when he gets counter ganked. Try to punish him early game due to poor early game clear. 

VS

Amumu

Easy

Same problem with Aatrox he is vulnerable to invades and if blue is stolen it destroys him Also has a slow clear and he's usually low at the end of the clear. At mid game and late game try not to get bandagetoss.png or you might be a goner.

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

This monster is annoying as hell all he has to do is silence you and q and ult and you'll be dead. Try not get hit by his Knock up or Silence shaco is not the greatest when silenced . Take advantage of his poor early game clears.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Hard

Invade this guy he has poor early game clears and will be low. You need to end during mid or early game you will not want to go against a mundo late game with his items. Don't ever fight him after 6 he will dominate you his E is so strong.

VS

Ekko

Hard

I really hate this champion he is so STUPID when his ult is off cooldown . Invade him take the early lead on him.

VS

Elise

Medium

Just go for the early game clear don't think about invading this spider she will most likely smite your box and her clears are very good.

VS

Evelynn

Medium

Try to invade her early game she will probably be low and tell your team to get pinks. Late game you can't duel her she will be tanky and she has high base damage. Hate this champion

VS

Fiddlesticks

Easy

Invade his blue he relies on his blue heavily, try not to place a box when he uses his E because it will hurt, try to place the box during his drainage after he uses his E.

VS

Gragas

Hard

This fat guy deals way to much damage and yet he's so tanky. Don't try to fight him his W gives him reduced damage, he will be able to chase you due to his mobility and CC.

VS

Graves

Hard

Be careful of this guy he has good clears and ok sustain. He can beat you in a duel his damage abilities are aoe and will kill your clone fast. He has more burst than you after 6.

VS

Hecarim

Medium

He outscales you but he takes a beating with his early game clears due to heal and mana problems so take advantage of this.

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium

His counterganks will destroy you. His early game clears are meh but you can invade him.

VS

Jax

Hard

He will avoid your damage with his E and his R gives extra Armor and MR only fight him if you know you can win.

VS

Kayle

Easy

Shut her down early game she's very vulnerable to counter ganks if she doesn't have ult. Meh clear but will be very low during her first clear. Not as strong since they nerfed devourer.

VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

The grasshopper is a tricky one, when he jumps on you try to throw a box down so you won't be isolated and have a chance winning the duel. He is very low at the end of his clears so try to find him. Also the Clone and Box counts as objects so you won't be isolated ever c:

VS

Kindred

Medium

Her ult saves his allies. A good kindred will kite you but due to her nerfs i don't think she's that hard of a matchup anymore just take all her OBJ camps and you can easily kill her pre-6. 

VS

Lee Sin

Medium

Well i honestly like this match up, for the following: nobody knows how to play him effectively to shut you down, He only is trouble when he gets ahead, you can counter jungle him early game and shut him down also. His first clear is semi fast his sustain is meh average i guess but when he finishes his clear he'll be low. His counter ganks are strong but yours are also.   

VS

Maokai

Easy

Punish his slow early clears he doesn't have have good sustain in jungle. He will outscale you if he's doing well and his ult negates a good chunk of your damage he has great cc and will lock you down. Try to end early.

VS

Master Yi

Medium

Don't ever fight Yi when he's sated he will always win. His clears are good his W negates your damage and his Q is a fast gap closer. But Punish his early game and try to end early. Yi has bad dueling when low level 1-5 and you should be able to kill him.

VS

Nautilus

Medium

Invade him during his first clear. He will be a lot more useful in teamfights than you since he can peel and initiate. His counter ganks are devastating when he's 6+. 

VS

Nidalee

Medium

Put your juke shoes on dodge those Q's she'll can duel you if you are marked. She has more burst than you because of her Q try sidestep spears. When marked put 2 boxes and when she jumps she gets feared and you take no damage easy outplay. If marked already and you ult she can tell which is which.

VS

Nocturne

Medium
Invade him at his first jungle clear. He will outscale you and his level 6 ults are truly devastating. He is a strong duelist so you should beware.

VS

Nunu

Easy

Don't know to much about this matchup but invade him early his counter ganks are strong don't get baited by his R in bush. 

VS

Olaf

Medium

He has speedy clears but gets low during his first clear but when fighting him be careful of his damage return and life steal so just ignite him when dueling him when he's low. He will Outscale you. Avoid his axes

VS

Pantheon

Hard

He gets low during his first clear but his CC and passive destroy you, it will be impossible to kill him with his passive up. Be sure to counter gank him when he has ult up.

VS

Quinn

Medium

I don't have that much knowledge about this matchup but she can duel you and her clears are medium but not that much sustain so try to shut her down early.

VS

Rammus

Hard

"Ok" how do i start with this Spinball of death. He will destroy you with his taunt and W and if he counter ganks you... Ripppppp. Not recommenced to go in the back line by yourself since he will just taunt you off the carry and you will die.

VS

Rek'Sai

Hard

Gross, her Passive when burrowed she can see you when invis and be wary of her counter ganks they are just as strong as yours she has a moderate fast clear and pretty good sustain. She'll Outscale you late game 

VS

Rengar

Medium

Either you shut him down early or he'll shut your team down. Counter jungle and drop pinks for your teamates. When he's ults save your Q until he jumps on you.

VS

Sejuani

Medium

lol she is very vulnerable to invades but she has the cc to lock you down if you get caught and is MUCH more useful than you in team fights. Try to invade her constantly so she can't gank as much; she is item dependent.

VS

Shaco

Medium

Whoever jest the best is the better jester. PSH why you playing normals jk jk

VS

Shen

Medium

He's quite easy to kill early game and invade. His clears are decent and will be either high or low hp at the end of his clear. End Early before he gets tanky 

VS

Shyvana

Medium

Speedster at clearing camps early game, punish her for choosing a champion with such low cc as a jungler and gank much more often, she will outscale you i recommenced not to fight at all.

VS

Sion

Easy

Just sidestep him mess him up early game he won't be useful if he's behind.

VS

Skarner

Medium

Like gragas he does to much damage yet so tanky, don't you EVER try to dive their carries when he's near he'll be like "well hello there" and you'll be ulted. He's much more useful late game so make yourself useful early so gank gank gank gank gank. He's counter ganks pre 6 are scary.

VS

Tahm Kench

Hard

Just... i hate this guy no matter how hard you shut him down he does so much DAMAGE AND HE'S SO TANKY he licks you and half your health is gone this toad is literally a raid boss with 2 health bars. Don't try to fight him he will win always just try to end early before he gets tanky.  BENCH THE KENCH

VS

Teemo

Hard

The true demon is Upon you...

VS

Trundle

Medium

invade him early his clears are pretty fast but not much sustain. Focus more on ganking and getting your carries fed, his late game will decimate your team if he knows what he's doing.

VS

Tryndamere

Easy

SHUT HIM DOWN EARLY HE IS A MONSTER AT LATE GAME take half his jungle when you kill him at low level. He is a strong duelist so duel him early before he gets his ult. 

VS

Udyr

Hard

He destroys you, Everything you do he can counter it his bear stance stuns you his turtle gives him a shield you won't be ableto duel him or assassinate him . Annoying don't chase him try to gank as much as you while he is just farming. it's a duel whoever can get drag first so when 6 solo it before he can. He wrecks at late game and will be able to duel you mid-late game easily. 

VS

Vi

Medium

She is useful in teamfights her counter ganks are devastating don't try to duel her unless you can win. quick tip but when she ults on you as soon as you're about to get hit use your ult to dodge it and Q out of there. 

VS

Volibear

Medium

Dumb bear.. he is too tanky his W is bullshit, don't invade him he'll be likely to win duels but if you have ignite you may have a chance to win. Focus on ganking instead his ganks are pretty good but your teammates should be able to see it coming. His counter ganks are strong

VS

Warwick

Easy

Destroy this punk kill him early game over and over kill his wolves and leave one of them alive. Place a box near your carries so if he ults he gets interrupted. Just be careful when under tower he'll try to ult you and when low you are going to die if you're on his side of the jungle because he can see you when you Q if low enough 

VS

Wukong

Easy

this monkey has no sustain punish him invade him and kill him early and kill him again and again to tilt him so hard he will AFK. he won't stand a chance fighting you if you have a box on your side and when 6 he is a lot more beneficial in teamfights than you. 

VS

Xin Zhao

Hard

When he's ahead it's hard to make a comeback, xin he gets way to much life steal and damage sometimes it's so bad i will use the term "broken", don't invade him just try to keep it safe his counter ganks are deadly so beware. Gank more often and focus more on objectives try to end early-mid game before he gets big as his spear or whatever he uses. 

VS

Zac

Easy

Invade the Gooball early. He has very strong ganks pre 6 due to the range on his E. Fun fact, you can smite his blobs. 

Pros and Cons to the Jester Back to Top

 Pros

1. One of the best pre-6 ganks in the game. 
2. Excels in Counter jungling.
3. His Splitpush is crazy.
4. It's hard to get bored with this champion he's too much fun.
5. Fast wins.
6. Mind Games.
7. Fits quite well in the meta right now.
8. Crazy guy his taunts are the best ^^ 
9. He's flexible champion you can build him tank or Assassin or bruiser like it's great!
10. Enemies tilt easily

Cons

1. Hard to play, Harder to master. 
2. People flame you...
3. Squishy champion.
4. 3075.png destroys you.
5. Revealing champions like 64.png and 2043.png give you a lot of trouble.
6. You can tilt fairly easily with shaco. 
7. Overextend and you die. 
8. He's very fragile towards CC.

How to use your Clone Back to Top

  Time to mindblow your enemies. 

Shaco's ult is very odd but great at the same time you can juke your enemies bait them and much more.
when you're fighting someone make sure you or the the clone is getting the backstab passive off.

How to use your Boxes Back to Top

1. Your boxes will block skillshots when visible.


2 .A box counts as a unit. you can't be isolated c;

3. Always place a box on your feet while backing

4.Use your boxes for wards.

5.Boxes can be smited. 

6. Use boxes to attack turrets

7. Control areas with your boxes
 
8. AND NOW THE Ultimate Troll Move/outplay, how to use this strat is to place 2 boxes and it will cancel any gap closer and will be safe. Examples 64.png Q's you if he Q's to you he won't come into contact with you and just freezes in place for a second and you won't take damage. 59.png ult. 105.png Q . REMEMBER it can block ANY gap closer. Great for mindgames and sick outplays!

Jungle routes Back to Top

 I tend to start blue buff depending on the enemy jungler or midlaner.

Blue safe start: Box at 40 Seconds at blue buff, Gromps, smite and take gromp, wolves back. 


Red safe start: Place 2 of your boxes at krugs and 2 near the red buff but far away the red doesn't activate the red buff. make sure to place the 2 near krugs first then place the other 2 near red. 


Blue invade start: boxes at blue 40 seconds take once you kill the blue buff kill one of the small golems and hit the other one once and place a box and by the time you run go the the pit of the rift herald or drag and deceive.png over the wall and find the enemy and take free red or get a flash or kill.

      Same goes with red invade start.





Gank Routes Back to Top

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Early game Back to Top

This is where you're very useful, try to gank as much as you can and don't forget to farm your jungle camps. When you're going to gank. Try to prioritize Mid and Bot lane instead of top because they usually have an escape or they're too tanky to kill. After your first clear go back or gank if you have enough health. When your top is getting fed try to secure rift herald and give it to him.

Mid Game Back to Top

This is the part where you're going to have the biggest impact on the game. You'll have your items to power and be tanky enough to delete their carries. Remember to be securing the Dragons, always try to get Fire dragon and Mountain dragon. Sometimes ADC's will be farming bot instead of grouping up so you need to kill them.

Late Game Back to Top

You'll still be quite useful until 45+ minutes. Your job will always is to kill their carries and build against them. Be wary if they have pinks or sweepers. REMEMBER you're don't initiate fights unless you're tanky enough but wait for your team to start the fight first then sneak into their back line and get them.

TeamFighting Back to Top

You're useful still i don't get why people don't think shaco's not a good team fighting champion! In fact he's really good in teamfights due to his dmg and invis so he'll be able to kill their carries. DON'T initiate fights if they have pinks or sweepers. 

SplitPushing Back to Top

When you're going to splitpush place your zzrot in a bush and start to push the lane until all the enemies are missing on the map. When you're splitpushing you'll be able to 1v1 easily due to the movement speed and damage output. Splitpushing bot can also help you get baron while you bait all the enemies to go to you, your team gets baron but if they got to baron you get free towers. Same thing with dragons.

When to invade or solo drag Back to Top

As soon as you see the enemy jungler at top lane try to take drag and make sure you are 6 and have hunters potion and chilling smite. hit drag then ult as soon as he tries to knock you back and place a box in front of drag so you and the clone get free backstabs and as soon as the box dies position your clone in front of drag so you get backstabs. 


If you know you can kill the jungler go straight ahead and take his camps while he suffers  or you can stealthy take it so when he is ganking a lane or no where near you just take his camps.

Be careful they might have their jungle warded while jungling so pay attention to the map if you don't see people in their lane early game!

How to bait out abilities Back to Top

As shaco you want to do the mindgames on the enemies. Lets say 51.pngis splitpushing and you know her caitlynentrapment.png is up, what you should do is deceive.pngin first then hallucinatefull.png so she'll think it's you and will use her caitlynentrapment.png to get away thinking, since she thinking that it's you but you are actually right behind her and you are able to kill her.

Works with champions who have a quick escape but will be vulnerable after using them (except for ekko if he has ult or is tanky)  . Some examples:
236.png ,51.png,245.png,115.png,81.png,18.png                         Sivir can do the same thing in a way with her spellshield.png. But w/o it                                                                                      She has no escapes and would have to fight you.

lucianE.png,caitlynentrapment.png,ekkoE.png,ziggsw.png,ezrealarcaneshift.png,rocketjump.png


So lets say another Scenario, You're getting chased by panth and when he is about to pantheon_leapbash.pngon you, You hallucinatefull.pngto avoid his stun and turn the fight around. Or if Xerath tries to kill you and he throws his xerathmagechains.png and you successfully dodge it with your R you can kill him.

SOME examples of champions you'll be able to do conversions.
101.png,80.png,76.png ,161.png,1.png 1.png 1.png134.png 134.png,                          64.png,63.png,63.png105.png
xerathmagechains.png,pantheon_leapbash.png,javelintoss.png,velkozE.png,disintegrate.png incinerate.png infernalguardian.pngsyndraE.png syndraR.png(some of her ult) blindmonkrkick.png,brandwildfire.png brandfissure.pngfizzmarinerdoom.png    OFC THERE ARE MORE BUT THERE ARE TONS OF MORE ABILITIES YOU CAN DODGE!! 

You can use abilities while in stealth?!? Back to Top

Yes you can. You can use or Kitchen knife, box, clone, use the Hydra/Tiamat, or recall in stealth. Now you're probably thinking woah.. how do i do this, well my friend that's why you're reading this. To do this right after you deceive.png use an ability or recall after. Make sure to do it really fast or else you go out of stealth. When recalling invisible, the stealth goes away at the half mark of the recall. So just deceive.png then use any ability quickly right after using deceive.png

The Troll Worm Dance~ Back to Top

Just ult And do you Worm dance Wait for the clone to do the half or more of the dance and move the clone! boosh you now have a dancing movable clone while you run he will be right there dancing cheering you on ^^!

Need Help? /stream Back to Top

If you ever need some help and want to ask me feel free to add me on league i play on the NA servers, ask me anything and i'll gladly help you on your Shaco/jungle game.


Shaco is a very interesting mechanical champion with much potential if put in the right hands, his outplay potential is insane, he has many tricks up his sleeve ANDDD his kit is built around Tilt so good luck in the rift bois!

I Also stream http://www.twitch.tv/happy_cloud101 

I stream frequently but i don't have a set schedule...Yet.  But you can also ask for help on my stream.

I'll Start playing Rank again soon. 

Thank you For reading This guide!!! Back to Top

Hoi! thank you people for reading this guide i hope you find this guide very helpful. You all WHEEL be great Shaco players after reading this guide BAI ^^  

March March March March March March.

Shaclone is the best shaco.
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