I find most success building shaco
wriggles, philo ( can be skipped), hog, trinity (sheen first if ganking, zeal if farming).. then if ap heavy banshee, if ad heavy atma, if you are just dying too easily GA( i actually discourage this item for shaco except very late game, but if you are just dying too easily without doing much, getting this item after trinity works).. so yeah I recommend getting trinity for damage rather than rushing phantom dancer/ie/black cleaver. If you want more damage vs tanky team, bloodrazor. Otherwise, if I want more damage, I get black cleaver, then bloodthirster( sell wriggle usually since I get some defense items mm)
Since shaco scales badly with unfinished items and needs both damage and survivability, i get 1-2 gold items so I can achieve the final build faster.
Shaco is played as an assassin or a bait... so either
1. deceive in there and crit them, fast 2 shiv and hallucinate. then control both clown and yourself( walk into bush without getting hurt much). its kinda hard to explain i guess
or position yourself, wait for teamfight to start, go in and assassinate a loner( one thats not in the middle of all the action.. one that you can attack so that they have to focus another direction if they wanna kill u.
mm what else, shaco is weak 1 v 1 compared to other damage dealers... spam jitbs, i get philo mostly so my mana dont run low while i spam jitbs whereever i go.. practice using jitbs constantly and effectively( so not destroyed by aoe)
thats all i think.
o yeah, blue/wolf route is faster and ganks at lvl 3 as well.. smite wolf, kill wolf camp, do blue, then red( unless all lanes are pushed). Its really fast. Though I havevn't played in a month or so, i remember the high elo shacos players doing the blue route( doing wolf camp first)..
why: its faster ( way fastering jungling in the long run).. can get red right as you lvl to 3..red stays longer for the ganks( unless you want to gank pre 3)..mm thats all i think. i think i already typed that.
edit: o yeah, shaco solos dragon easily after 6.
oracles or pink ward dragon.. just beware so you dont die while killing wardddd
Last edited by Eternal; 06-29-2011 at 05:33 PM.