What about AP Shaco

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DragonEpico

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10-29-2012

In TT, would he work similar to teemo?


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fiddlesticksssss

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10-29-2012

No cuz his boxes don't focus champions specifically, it will rotate 1 shot between different individuals if there are many around, and his only other ability is E which unlike teemos toxic shot, actually has a cd. If you have a good 2 champs that can 2v3 shaco can afk in a bush 10-20 minutes till someone walks through it.


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xRaasu

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10-29-2012

AP Shaco is indeed viable on the Shadow Isles. As for JitB mechanics...

◦Improved Jack in the Box AI
■Boxes will hard lock onto the closest champion that has damaged Shaco recently, or that Shaco has damaged

...Directly from patch notes v1.0.0.146. What you should do as AP Shaco is farm in lane until people start to roam/gank and then wreak havoc on high-traffic areas of the map such as the capture pads and movement buff.

The cap pads are viable ambush points earlier since if you cap the one on the enemy side you will draw aggro, however, if this fails to draw them just wait until the altar(s) unlock or are about to and then go stack your boxes and wait for your prey. *NOTE: If you ambush the speed buff be aware that it will be easier for them to get away if you don't have enough boxes to instagib the enemy in question. You can usually combat this by placing boxes to the enemy side of the buff to intercept them before they reach it.

Be aware that although he is viable he is also slightly more difficult to play due to the removal of twists and turns. That being said some other things you can do are:

1) Set traps and bait with your ult to draw them in and when your boxes fear them throw two-shiv to slow them so they take max damage from the boxes. This will usually result in a kill or an enemy having to go B immediately. Use this opportunity to gank/chase and finish.

2) Harass with your ult by letting them destroy it then run in and act like you're going to fight them, even throw a shiv if it's necessary to trick them. Once they begin to follow you into the bush either keep running or decieve away at a choke point forcing them to either chase you through it (more likely since lots of people are greedy) or turn back and run. Either way you win the trade by a wide margin.

3) Set up a box or two in a spot you can run into to escape and then play accordingly.

Just some basic tips, good luck with AP Shaco!