AP Shaco Build

AP Shaco build with runes and items. AP Shaco guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play AP Shaco build in League of Legends Patch 14.11!

Updated: 2024-05-22 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Shaco and build AP.
AP Shaco build that is well-rounded and max boxes!
Shaco ARAM modifiers
DMG done +5%
DMG taken NORMAL

TLDR

Starting items
Hextech Alternator should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Shaco ability Jack In The Box should be leveled first.
W
Shaco ability Two-Shiv Poison should be leveled second.
E
Shaco ability Deceive should be leveled third.
Q
Final items
Sorcerer's Shoes should be final item in your build.
Hextech Rocketbelt should be final item in your build.
Lich Bane should be final item in your build.
Shadowflame should be final item in your build.
Rabadon's Deathcap should be final item in your build.
Zhonya's Hourglass should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Dark Harvest from Domination tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Shaco Runes

Domination
Domination major tree Electrocute rune.
Domination major tree Dark Harvest rune.
Domination major tree Hail of Blades rune.
Domination major tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination major tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination major tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination major tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination major tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination major tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination major tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination major tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You play as burst oriented Mage.
  2. You build AP items.
  3. You rush Hextech Rocketbelt.

How to play

  1. Playing AP Shaco build, your default rush is Hextech Rocketbelt.
  2. Adapt to an enemy team. Are they full of tanks, and they rush tons of Magic Resist? You rush Void Staff as #2 or #3 item to counter MR stacking. Their team has champs with lots of healing? Rush Oblivion Orb as #2 item (upgrade to Morellonomicon as 4th or 5th item).
  3. Somebody is going after you each fight? Always getting ulted by enemy assassins? Rush Zhonya's Hourglass.

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. Your auto attacks do more damage when hitting an enemy from behind. You can use it for farming minions and for damage versus champions. Position properly!
  2. You can use your boxes Jack in the Box (W) for bush control.
  3. You can use your boxes Jack in the Box (W) to block enemy skillshots!
  4. The placement of your boxes depends on how the game is going on. Your team is losing? Better to start putting down your boxes behind you (because otherwise, you cannot protect them at all). Enemy team is full on engagement? You also want to put them behind your team. You are ahead and you can protect your boxes? Put them aggressively in front of you!
Riot
  1. Using Deceive over terrain can help you make a clean escape.
  2. Try getting items with on-hit effects. These will also benefit your Hallucination clone.
  3. Backstab's damage can be increased with increased Critical Damage effects like Infinity Edge.

Skill Order

  • Shaco [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Deceive
  • Shaco [object Object] ability.
    W
    Jack In The Box
  • Shaco [object Object] ability.
    E
    Two-Shiv Poison
  • Shaco [object Object] ability.
    R
    Hallucinate

Items

Starting items
Hextech Alternator item.
Rush this
Hextech Rocketbelt item.
Boots
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good items
Malignance item.
Stormsurge item.
Shadowflame item.
Horizon Focus item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Blackfire Torch item.
Lich Bane item.
Situational items
Morellonomicon item.
Banshee's Veil item.
Against high MR
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Void Staff item.
Cryptbloom item.
Counter high HP
Liandry's Torment item.
Counter healing
Oblivion Orb item.
Morellonomicon item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Sorcery item.
Elixir of Iron item.
Example final build
Sorcerer's Shoes item.
Hextech Rocketbelt item.
Lich Bane item.
Shadowflame item.
Rabadon's Deathcap item.
Zhonya's Hourglass item.