What type of roles does Shaco provide?

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Aesaura

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04-20-2012

Other than jungling, are there any other roles he can fulfill?


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R3dRain

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04-20-2012

I would say not to play him after all the nerf he got but he can do solo top somewhat with his jack in the box.


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ShadyGrave

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04-20-2012

you lose too much of the fear factor by laning shaco in any place, much like nocturne. be having him jungle, you can basically force some players to play defensive, and those that dont, you can punish them for pushing up. he's not really sololane material and jitb stacking in the bushes is a 1 pony trick.


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Kirielis

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04-20-2012

That's not to say he's unviable at all in lane, but why not take advantage of his scary ganking?

I believe he can be played roamer too, not that roamers are at all common.


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Goozik

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04-20-2012

He's truly best staying in jungle and ganking, deceive with jack in the box are so a powerful gank it's pretty much a waste to confine him to a lane.
After the lane/jungle phase is over and teamfights become common, he should be involved. But he is squishy and not a great teamfighter w/out items + Ult. So most the time should be going after a squishy carry and getting out, he's an assassin not a bruiser.
But one of his best roles is split pushing. After lane phase a lot of early team fight ends even-ish and neither team really has the power to push a turret, you do. Find a free lane then push with proper Box placement on the lane entrances to gank you and sometimes wards(wriggle's) you can easily push a lane to turret and attack freely until a box goes off giving you enough time to deceive out and go push another lane, or if really low/deangerous situation just recall and with boots of mobility you can catch up to team for fight and split push a lane.


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R00ler

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04-21-2012

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Originally Posted by R3dRain View Post
I would say not to play him after all the nerf he got but he can do solo top somewhat with his jack in the box.
According to League's patch preview it sounds more like a buff than a nerf, though not being a Shaco player myself it might feel like a nerf. Here's the patch notes: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/news/lulu-patch-notes.


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Jixson

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04-21-2012

He is fine. They evened him out a bit. The box timer nerf is what hurt him to be honest. Not the scaling they did a patch or two ago.

Other than jungle, and technically an ap carry on Dominion, he can play support, it just isn't really worth it to do it. You provide free wards and good damage even without many items, but you don't provide any sustain like Soraka and such.

This though is just because you can technically play anyone in the game support-style, it just varies on how well they do it. Soraka, Taric, Janna, Alistar do fine wihtout items, but are viable elsewhere(mid/top for Janna/Soraka, jungle/top/mid for Alistar, and Taric can go anywhere) while people like Blitzcrank have insane CC no matter what they build and don't really have a place in the current meta so were forced into the support role(see also Nunu, Leona, Zilean).