Shaco

The Demon Jester

Shaco INFO

  • Shaco was released on 10 October 2009 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 3150 IP or 790 RP.
  • Shaco has obvious similarities to The Joker of the Batman franchise, such as his mysterious origins, his appearance (his face is often drawn with a long, sharp nose and a big smile, and they both have white skin), his voice, and some of his quotes which references Joker-esque quotes throughout the Batman franchise. His story's description of him as "Valoran's first fully functioning homicidal comic" is a direct reference to Tim Burtons's Batman where the Joker describes himself as "the world's first fully-functioning homicidal artist".
  • His story's description of him as "Valoran's first fully functioning homicidal comic" is a direct reference to Tim Burtons's Batman where the Joker describes himself as "the world's first fully-functioning homicidal artist".
  • Shaco is one of the four champions currently voiced by Adam Harrington, the same voice actor for Kassadin, Mordekaiser and Ryze.
  • Shaco is one of a few champions to actually have multiple textures in one skin. When he uses Hallucinate, his clone is a different color than that of the real Shaco, although this can only be seen by Shaco and his allies. To the opposing team, the two Shacos look exactly the same, unless you have some sort of external buff or item effect active.(Shaco's clone copies the buffs since patch V5.22).
  • Shaco's dance is The Worm. A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Shaco was one of the champions chosen for the Noxian pool available during the Ionia vs. Noxus match. However, he was not one of the selected champions.
  • Shaco once stabbed Ram Steed almost to death after Ram Steed interviewed him.
  • The icon for Two-Shiv Poison is reference to the opening scene in An Andalusian Dog.

Shaco Skins

Shaco Pros

  • Ridiculously powerful ganks early game.
  • Very good duelist in jungle.
  • Every skill can be used either offensively or defensively.
  • Great objective control and dominant counter jungling.
  • JiTB tanks jungle so he's always pretty healthy.

Shaco Cons

  • Extremely complex kit.
  • Very high skill cap champion.
  • Squishy early to mid game.
  • Lacks effective crowd control.
  • Small mistakes can really set you back.

Shaco Counter Tips

  • Always keep an eye out for a puff of smoke in the fog of war - this means Shaco is nearby.
  • If he uses his Deceive to enter fights, he won't be able to use it again for a while. Try turning and focusing him if possible.
  • It's usually a great idea to buy pink wards so that Shaco can't sneak in whereever he wants.
  • Counterjungling his Red buff or Blue buff can greatly limit his early gank potential.

Shaco DEV INFO

  • Shaco was designed by Guinsoo.
  • "Shaco" is an anagram of "Chaos".
  • His name probably comes from "shako", which is the cilindric hat the light infantry used to wear in the 18th century and later; Shaco wears a cilindric hat in some of his skins as well. Assuming it is, the letter C may have been subbed to create an anagram of the word "Chaos" for creative effect. It is also a possible reference to the Harlequin Crest, a unique item in Diablo II. The unique's base item is the "Shako".
  • It is also a possible reference to the Harlequin Crest, a unique item in Diablo II. The unique's base item is the "Shako".

Shaco IS STRONG AGAINST

AmumuNautilusZedMaokaiKha'ZixNidaleeTwitch

Shaco IS WEAK AGAINST

Lee SinUdyrViShyvanaRivenWarwickEkko

Shaco IS GOOD WITH

BlitzcrankShenTeemoHeimerdingerEvelynnSingedOrianna

Shaco IS EVEN WITH

Jarvan IVPantheonCorkiUdyrBlitzcrankWukongKha'Zix

SHACO STORY

Most would say that death isn’t funny. It isn’t, unless you’re Shaco – then it’s hysterical. He is Valoran’s first fully functioning homicidal comic; he jests until someone dies, and then he laughs. The figure that has come to be known as the Demon Jester is an enigma. No one fully agrees from whence he came, and Shaco never offers any details on his own. A popular belief is that Shaco is not of Runeterra – that he is a thing summoned from a dark and twisted world. Still others believe that he is the demonic manifestation of humanity’s dark urges and therefore cannot be reasoned with. The most plausible belief is that Shaco is an assassin for hire, left to his own lunatic devices until his services are needed. Shaco certainly has proven himself to be a cunning individual, evading authorities at every turn who might seek him for questioning for some horrendous, law-breaking atrocity. While such scuttlebutt might reassure the native inhabitants of Valoran, it seems unimaginable that such a malfeasant figure is allowed to remain at large.

Whatever the truth of his history might be, Shaco has joined the League of Legends for reasons only he knows. He is a terrifying figure, typically shunned by both his fellow champions and the media at large. Only the summoners in the Institute of War know why such a creature was allowed into the League, but most Runeterrans suspect it to be a means that allows the power that be to keep an eye on the ever-elusive Shaco. Unsurprisingly, this champion is popular in places where madness can openly reign, such as among the power-hungry summoners of Zaun and Noxus.

Whatever you do, don’t tell him you missed the punch line.

Shaco Abilities

Backstab

Shaco deals 20% bonus damage when striking a unit from behind.

Deceive

Shaco becomes invisible and teleports to target location. His next attack is guaranteed to critically strike.

Jack In The Box

Shaco creates an invisible, animated Jack-in-the-Box, which will fear, and then attack, nearby enemies.

Two-Shiv Poison

Shaco's Shivs passively poison targets on hit, slowing their movement speed. Against minions and monsters the poison also slows attack speed. He can throw his Shivs to deal damage and poison the target.

Hallucinate

Shaco creates an illusion of himself near him, which can attack nearby enemies. (Deals half damage to turrets.) Upon death, it explodes, dealing damage to nearby enemies.