Tuesday, May 17, 2011
DH5: 052 -Shaco, The Demon Jester
Alright! the amount of cards in a deck AND our next highfive!
Ward those bushes and try and keep a straight face! It's that killer comedian Shaco! Ready to jam a twisted joke right into your stomach!
Shaco's design is pretty balanced with the majority of everything aside from color being mirrored across the character directly. I am a fan of his over sized weapons and pushed proportions. I suppose you could argue that he is a little generic looking but the whole killer clown is a fun angle to play with with a roster this crazy. His abilities aren't too flashy but they get the job done and he gives off this haunting aura that makes other players happy to not be dealing with him.
In Game good Shaco's can end them pretty fast. Sunfre Shaco used to be a popular build because when you'd split in half the effects would carry over to the clone and you could really dole out the damages just in an AoE. A good Shaco jungler can set up brutal ganks from a bush or nest together some jack in the boxes and lead enemies into a brutal surprise. I could never get the hang of this guy down but have seen some really strong players on streams and stuff that know everything there is to know about using this creepy clown, and it's brutal. His deceive has made me want to put my fist through my computer on more than one occasion and some teams can just build around setting up Shaco ganks and win by the 20 minute mark. A powerful champion indeed. Is anyone a fan of this fearsome fiend? put on your best harlequin suit and drop us off some comments below!
-jouste the drawbarian