The Brutalizer &
The Black Cleaver 3000g
Blade of the ruined king 3200g
Less cost, more benefit. You will not be farming creeps in lane until mid game so the attack speed is not required. Also,
Shaco's job is not to stay in the fight and dish out damage. Do what an assasin have to do; Get in, Get out.The cost at the start game makes
The Brutalizer the best choice. The Attack damage and armor penetration early -- this will help you gank tanky champions with ease early game; the cooldown reduction helps with
Shaco's cooldown Also,
The Black Cleaver consists of small parts making it easy to roll which sharpens your armor penetration and attack damage.
Some people will take
Berserker's Greaves. Keep in mind you only need a FEW
hits. Most of the time, you
Deceive behind them, auto attack, use your throw a
shivy, plant a
Jack in the box,
Hallucination, and you got the kill. This makes the
Berserker's Greaves useless.
Boots of Mobility vs Boots of Swiftness
There is much debate as to which one you should get.
Boots of Mobility allows for faster travel time resulting in more ganks. However, it's movement speed is not constant when you are in combat. Thus, chasing may be a bit of a problem if they somehow survive with little hp.
Boots of Swiftness, your travel time will be slower, but your movement speed will be constant, even in combat.
Keep in mind that you have
Ghost for movement speed, Red Buff for slow, and team-mates at your side.
Deceive to close the gap or walk though walls, makes
Shaco's movements even quicker. It takes practice to get the hang of it and not to stop dead once you hit
It all boils down to personal preference; If you are confident in being able to gank a lot and get the kill,
Boots of Mobility is for you. If not and you feel that you may have to chase a bit, get
Boots of Swiftness.
Sheen - More Damage / Extra mana / More shivy and box damage
Phage - HP / More Damage / Slow
Zeal - Movement speed / Attack speed / Crit
Shaco, you don't need attack speed since you won't be staying in the fight for a long time.
Trinity Force maximizes your burst damage on
Backstab so you only need FEW
hits on the enemy.
The factor of more HP and Attack speed doesn't really matter since you can easily
Deceive away, but the slow is nice.
Also, it consists of small parts which is easily affordable at any point which allows you to build according to how the game is going.
Infinity Edge - Crit / Damage / Extra crit Damage. Enough said? Deals a ton of damage.
Combined with your
Trinity Force, this maximizes your burst damage from one skill, thus allowing you to easily burst down their carries. This item is a MUST
when it comes to
Last Whisper - Extra Penetration allows you to take on more tanky champs and rip through them. Also helps maximize your burst damage on
Last item(s) (Situational)
Very rarely do you have to get a last item since you are very caught up in the game. However, if it comes down to it, buy an item according to the game. I personall buy an item that gives more Damage and/or, lifesteal for tons of damage.
Bloodthirster is a good one.
Also Hextech Gunblade if you prefer that over Bloodthirster
Maw of Malmortius is a no no. You have a very low health pool as an assasin, you don't need this. If you're getting focused, get
Banshee's Veil. More HP, More Mana, Spell shield.
You DO NOT
need attack speed. What kind of assasin will you be if you are actually in the fight battling it out? I cannot stress this enough, attack speed is absolutely useless on
Now before you start criticizing me, think about it. You are
Shaco. Low HP pool. Insane amount of burst damage (
). Do you really need to a lot of hits???
Though it does make sense
to get something like
Blade of the ruined king,
Phantom Dancer, or even
.You may think that Attack Speed helps you kill things faster, but ultimately, it only leaves you vulnerable to being focused. Versus their AD Carry, you're not going to outdamage them in a fight (that is, of course, if he/she is caught up in the game). Bursting them down in a matter of seconds is the way to go.
Guardian Angel isn't that bad if you are getting focused. The time it takes you to be revived is enough time for your
Deceive to be up.