Shaco - a few questions

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Katalyste

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11-25-2012

These questions are directed at experienced ranked players on the viability of Shaco in higher elo ranked play. I barely see Shaco in ranked play, and when I play him myself he really does seem to fall off late game and even average players in blind pick usually wont have too much trouble with me come late game. Yes I am no great Shaco so it could be my own fault.

My questions are:

What enemy team compositions are better suited for a Shaco in your team?

Do you think Shaco needs a buff in ANY way, for example being able to take a little more damage?

What are your experiences with Shaco in mid - high elo range, playing with or against him?

Thank you very much!


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Katalyste

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11-25-2012

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Restrikt

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11-25-2012

Shaco best at Jungle...


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Katalyste

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11-25-2012

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Shaco best at Jungle...
Of course!


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11-25-2012

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Originally Posted by Katalyste View Post
These questions are directed at experienced ranked players on the viability of Shaco in higher elo ranked play. I barely see Shaco in ranked play, and when I play him myself he really does seem to fall off late game and even average players in blind pick usually wont have too much trouble with me come late game. Yes I am no great Shaco so it could be my own fault.

My questions are:

What enemy team compositions are better suited for a Shaco in your team?

Do you think Shaco needs a buff in ANY way, for example being able to take a little more damage?

What are your experiences with Shaco in mid - high elo range, playing with or against him?

Thank you very much!
if there is only one or two champs with hard cc, shaco is good to go.

shaco does not need any buffs.

Shaco is a stomper if you can play him in almost any elo range, the thing is almost no one can play shaco.


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MuhGeeSher

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11-25-2012

Shaco is kinda hard to play imo. I played him often ( I'm no pro or anything).. You definitely need a team that has your back. I personally like Malphite or Leona on the team, someone like Sona or Soraka is major help. ADC's like Graves and Corki help a ton when engaging. Yorick top would be really lovely or Jarvan. I like working with teams who have a crazy engage so the enemy team scatters or runs back ( major plus for Shaco's passive if they run. ). If I see mostly squishy on enemy team I pick Shaco.. like Veigar mid, Soraka/Sona bot.. Those extremely slow champs and level 1-3 gank = FB.

Honestly, if you fail at jungle or you go like 0/3/2 you're pretty useless.. Make those early ganks and secure kills if you want to be a game-changer.

Also, he's extremely good at backdooring. Talk with your team, ward, know when to go in


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Stomper

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11-25-2012

I'm not the most experienced player in general, but I am a pretty experienced jungler- I lane maybe one in twenty games (call me narrow-minded, but it's what I do).

One of the things I'd really like to get across is this: With Shaco, you really want to try not to take kills. I mean that. Keep in mind your late game is pretty bad because you're a melee assassin, and you're squishy. You aren't exactly a support jungler, but you should always be thinking about who needs kills more.

As MuhGeeSher said, he's amazing at backdooring because you simply can't catch him. Do let your team know, though.

And COUNTERJUNGLE. The enemy jungler's life during the laning phase should be an utter nightmare.


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Tr

Member

11-25-2012

Well. Shaco is good right now.
High elo i know of only one person that jungles good with him consitantly and thats youngmini. He makes it work at high elo so it is indeed possible. The problem, as posters above me have stated is that he is really hard to master.


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AskKarthus

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11-25-2012

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Well. Shaco is good right now.
High elo i know of only one person that jungles good with him consitantly and thats youngmini. He makes it work at high elo so it is indeed possible. The problem, as posters above me have stated is that he is really hard to master.
He's like the old Eve, I guess I have to play him more now...


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Katalyste

Senior Member

11-26-2012

Thanks everyone! I also recently found an awesome Shaco player if anyone is interested -

http://www.twitch.tv/youngmini/b/333328086

I'm not sure how often he streams though, and also:

http://www.twitch.tv/PhyISP

I also remember spectating a game with Rainbow Thugs jungling Shaco, but he didn't want to be friends and doesn't stream ;-;

If you are a mid - high level Shaco player do you mind at all if I add you to spectate some of your games?


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