Previous Lore

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

Most would say that death isn't funny. It isn't, unless you're Shaco 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, Deceive.png 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."

They say that death isn't funny. It isn't, unless you're Shaco Shaco. 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 still alive knows whence he came. There are rumors, but one must not speak of them too loudly lest Shaco come to jest.

It seems unimaginable that such a threatening figure would be allowed to remain at large. There are those that believe he is an assassin for hire, left to roam until he is needed. Others believe that Shaco is simply too clever, Deceive.png evading authorities at every turn. Still others believe that he is the demonic manifestation of humanity's dark urges, and therefore cannot be stopped.


Previous Abilities

Backstab
Backstab

Innate: Shaco deals 20% bonus damage when striking an enemy from behind with his basic attacks or Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison.

Ability Details
Backstab is a self-targeted buff.

Additional Information:


Deceive
RANGE: 400
COST: 90 / 80 / 70 / 60 / 50 mana
COOLDOWN: 11
Deceive

Active: Shaco instantly blinks to the target location and stealths for up to 3.5 seconds, also causing his next basic attack within 6 seconds to Critical strike icon critically strike for bonus critical damage.

「 Modified Critical Damage: 140 / 160 / 180 / 200 / 220% 」「 Bonus Critical Damage: -60 / -40 / -20 / 0 / +20% 」
Ability Details

Additional Information:

  • Deceive's casting animation (an orange puff of smoke) can be seen by both teams through the Fog of War.


Jack in the Box
RANGE: 425 / 300
COST: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 mana
COOLDOWN: 16
Jack in the Box

Active: Shaco summons a box at the target location that stealths after a 2-second delay and lasts for up to 60 seconds. If an enemy springs the trap, it opens and causes surrounding enemies to turn and Fear icon flee while it attacks nearby enemies for up to 5 seconds.

  • Flee Duration: 0.5 / 0.75 / 1 / 1.25 / 1.5
「 Magic Damage Per Attack: 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 (+ 20% AP) 」「 Total Magic Damage: 315 / 450 / 585 / 720 / 855 (+ 180% AP) 」
Ability Details
Jack in the Box is a ground-targeted summon.
  • Does not apply spell effects.
  • Magic damage will be mitigated by magic shields.
  • Banshee's Veil item.png Spell shields will block the flee, but not the attacks.
  • Box attacks apply Rylai's Crystal Scepter item.png Rylai's Crystal Scepter as a summoned minion effect (20% slow for 1 second).
  • Casting Jack in the Box creates a puff of smoke that is visible even through brush and the fog of war, and makes a distinctive sound that can be heard by enemies.
  • Boxes are immune to ability damage and displacement effects while in stealth. As such, they can be used to block skill shots.
  • Boxes will not be triggered by enemies that Shaco does not have sight of. As boxes grant sight, this is only true against stealthed enemies, or while Shaco is affected by Paranoia.png Paranoia and Smoke Screen.png Smoke Screen).
  • Stealthed boxes will be revealed and disabled by Sweeping Lens item.png Sweeping Lens.
  • The flee can affect stealthed enemy champions, but it will not reveal them unless the target's stealth state depends on their location or movement (e.g. Teemo Teemo's Camouflage.png Camouflage or Akali Akali's Twilight Shroud.png Twilight Shroud).


Two-Shiv Poison
RANGE: 625
COST: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 mana
COOLDOWN: 8
Two-Shiv Poison

Passive: While Two-Shiv Poison is not on cooldown, Shaco's basic attacks poison his targets, Slow icon slowing them for 2 seconds and reducing the attack speed of minions and monsters.

  • Slow: 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30%
  • Attack Speed Reduction: 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30%

Active: Shaco throws a dagger at the target enemy, dealing magic damage and Slow icon slowing them for 3 seconds.

「 Magic Damage: 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 (+ 100% AP) (+ 100% bonus AD) 」「 Backstab.png Backstab-Enhanced Magic Damage: 60 / 108 / 156 / 204 / 252 (+ 120% AP) (+ 120% bonus AD) 」
Ability Details
Two-Shiv Poison's passive grants an on-hit effect.


When activated, Two-Shiv Poison becomes a targeted ability that applies the on-hit effect.


Previous Splash Art



Patch History

V7.13
  • Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison
    • Base damage increased to 50 / 75 / 100 / 125 / 150 from 5 / 35 / 65 / 95 / 125.
    • AD ratio changed to 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120% bonus AD from 75% AD at all ranks.
    • Damage type changed to physical from magic.
    • New Effect: Now deals 0% - 50% (based on target's missing health) bonus damage.
    • Removed: Dealing 3 - 8 (based on level)% of target's missing health bonus damage.
V7.12
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Bug Fix: Now correctly reveals itself from brush and Fog of War when triggered.
V7.11
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Removed: Boxes killed increasing the minion killed stat.
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • Removed: Boxes killed increasing the minion killed stat.
V7.9
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • Bug Fix: Clone no longer crashes the game if it dies in the fountain on ARAM.
V7.7
  • Backstab.png Backstab
    • New Effect: Now also deal 40% AP bonus damage.
    • Critical strike AD ratio changed to 130% AD from 120 - 145 (based on level)% AD.
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Removed: Dealing 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 (+ 40% AP) bonus physical damage.
    • Cooldown increased to 16 / 15.5 / 15 / 14.5 / 14 seconds from 14 at all ranks.
V7.4
V7.2
V7.1
December 14th Hotfix
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • AP ratio reduced to (+ 40% AP) from (+ 50% AP)
  • Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison
    • AD ratio reduced to (+ 75% AD) from (+ 85% AD)
    • AP ratio reduced to (+ 75% AP) from (+ 90% AP)
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • Clone explosion base damage reduced to 200 / 300 / 400 from 300 / 450 / 600.
V6.24
  • Backstab.png Backstab
    • Critical strike damage on enhanced attacks affected by critical strike chance changed to normal from reduced.
    • Bug Fix: Enhanced attack not stacking Thunderlord's Decree mastery 2016.png Thunderlord's Decree.
V6.23
V6.22
  • Gameplay Update
  • General
    • Recommended items updated.
  • Backstab.png Backstab
    • Removed: Basic attacks dealing 20% bonus damage when hitting a unit from behind.
    • New Effect: Shaco's basic attacks critically strike for 120 - 145 (based on level)% AD when hitting a unit from behind (increased to 200% AD against monsters, stacks additively with bonus critical strike damage) Backstab cannot affect the same target for 3 seconds (affected by cooldown reduction) and applies Shaco's total critical strike damage if the enhanced attack is affected by his critical strike chance (goes on cooldown)
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Mana cost changed to 60 at all ranks from 90 / 80 / 70 / 60 / 50.
    • Cooldown increased to 14 seconds from 11.
    • Cast time changed to 0.125 seconds from randomly between 0.05 and 0.3.
    • Duration changed to 1.5 / 2.25 / 3 / 3.75 / 4.5 seconds from 3.5 at all ranks.
    • Removed: Next basic attack critically striking for bonus critical strike damage.
    • Stealth reclassified as Twilight Shroud invisibility.
    • New Effect: Shaco's next basic attack deals 20 / 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 (+ 50% AP) bonus damage (can be increased with Backstab.png Backstab) and reduces Deceive's cooldown by 2.5 seconds.
    • New Effect: Shaco can cast Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box while stealthed (placing a box briefly reveals him without making him targetable)
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Boxes classified as Noxious Trap stealthed traps.
    • Box health increased to 150 - 550 (based on level) from 150 at all levels.
    • Box arm time reduced to 2 seconds from randomly between 2.1 and 2.3.
    • New Effect: Boxes instantly die to turret shots and take (33% maximum health) minimum damage from champion basic attacks.
    • New Effect: Box duration has a (+ 5% AP) ratio.
    • Box damage to turrets reduced to 50% from 100%.
  • Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison
    • Slow increased to 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30% from 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30%.
    • Base damage reduced to 5 / 35 / 65 / 95 / 125 from 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210.
    • AD ratio changed to (+ 85% AD) from (+ 100% bonus AD)
    • AD ratio reduced to (+ 90% AP) from (+ 100% AP)
    • Removed: Slowing minion and monster attack speed by 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30%.
    • New Effect: Deals (+ 3 - 8 (based on level)% of target's missing health) bonus magic damage.
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • Cast time increased to 0.5 seconds from randomly between 0.25 and 0.5.
    • Clone's damage to turrets reduced to 35% from 50%.
    • New Effect: Clone takes 200% damage from turrets.
    • New Effect: Clone can attack wards.
    • New Effect: Clone spawns three Jack in the Box.png mini-boxes upon expiring or being killed, lasting for up to 6 seconds as well as activating together and sharing damage taken. Mini-boxes deal 25 / 50 / 75 (+ 15% AP) magic damage, cause the target to flee for 0.75 seconds, and gain 210 - 950 (based on level) bonus health.
V6.13
V6.12
  • Backstab.png Backstab
    • New Effect: Bonus damage displays separately from basic attack damage.
V6.3
  • General
    • New ability icons.
V5.22
  • Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison
    • Removed: Passive miss chance on minions and monsters.
    • New Effect: Passive slows minion and monster attack speed by 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30%.
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
V4.19
  • General.
    • New Classic artwork.
V4.5
  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 19 from 15.
V4.2
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • New Effect: Feared enemies flee away from boxes at reduced movement speed.
V3.13
V3.01
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Range reduced to 400 from 500.
  • Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison
    • Slow reduced to 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30% from 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30%.
V1.0.0.154
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • Removed: Shaco revealing himself while in brush when issuing commands to his clone.
    • Bug Fix: Shaco being unable to cast for the rest of the game in certain circumstances.
V1.0.0.152
  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 350 from 325.
V1.0.0.141
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • New Effect: Clone can be issued commands by pressing R (doing this displays a command-specific targeting particle visible only to Shaco)
V1.0.0.136
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Bug Fix: Enhanced attack sometimes dealing more damage than intended.
  • Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison
    • Base damage increased to 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 from 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200.
    • AD ratio changed to (+ 100% bonus AD) from (+ 50% AD)
V1.0.0.132
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Duration reduced to 60 seconds from 90.
    • New Effect: Boxes show their remaining duration under their health bar.
V1.0.0.128
  • General
    • Tips updated.
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Tooltip updated.
    • Removed: Shaco being unable to critically strike when he breaks stealth.
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Base damage reduced to 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 from 35 / 55 / 75 / 95 / 115.
    • AP ratio reduced to (+ 20% AP) from (+ 25% AP)
    • Activation range reduced to 300 from 350.
    • Cast range increased to 425 from 400.
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
V1.0.0.127
  • Stats
    • Health per level increased to 84 from 80.
    • Base health increased to 525 from 501.
    • Base mana increased to 270 from 250.
V1.0.0.125
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • AI updated
      • New Effect: Boxes prioritize the closest champion in combat with Shaco, followed by other non-neutral monsters they attack (they will prefer to keep attacking that target)
      • New Effect: Boxes are immune to damage while stealthed if the source cannot see them.
    • Box trigger radius reduced to 325 from 400 (to mitigate cases where the box fears an enemy and are rendered unable to attack if the target runs out of range.
    • Bug Fix: Boxes being visible to stealthed enemies.
    • Bug Fix: Nearby enemies being able to see boxes in brush or through fog of war before they enter stealth.
    • Bug Fix: Boxes sometimes stopping their attacks if both them and their target are in brush.
    • Bug Fix: Boxes activating but failing to fear targets moving near their range's edge.
    • Bug Fix: Boxes always being targeted first by turrets always prioritizing boxes.
V1.0.0.123
V1.0.0.120
  • General
    • Bug Fix: Dance animation looping incorrectly.
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • Bug Fix: Clone incorrectly interacting with critical strike chance.
V1.0.0.110
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Bug Fix: Enhanced attack being negated by dodge chance.
V1.0.0.103
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Cast range reduced to 400 from 500.
    • Removed: Shaco being able to place boxes inside walls.
V1.0.0.101
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Bug Fix: Shaco not scoring assists when boxes fear enemies.
V1.0.0.100
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Removed: Shaco being able to cast while rooted.
V1.0.0.99
  • Backstab.png Backstab
    • Bonus damage reduced to 20% from 25%.
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Cooldown increased to 11 seconds from 10.
    • Duration reduced to 3.5 seconds from 4.
  • Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison
    • Removed: Passive blind.
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • New Effect: Shaco breaks stealth when placing a box.
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • Cooldown increased to 100 / 90 / 80 from 90 / 75 / 60.
    • Duration reduced to 18 seconds from 30.
    • Removed: Guardian Angel item.png Guardian Angel reviving the clone (particle still applies)
V1.0.0.97
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Cooldown increased to 10 seconds from 8.5.
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • Damage taken by clone increased to 150% from 135%.
V1.0.0.94(b)
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • New Effect: Clone deals 50% damage to structures.
    • Bug Fix: Clone applying on-hit effects twice per attack.
V1.0.0.94
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Tooltip updated.
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Bug Fix: Boxes incorrectly targeting units.
    • Bug Fix: Boxes breaking stealth before their full duration expires.
V1.0.0.82
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Bug Fix: Mana cost changed to 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 from 60 at all ranks.
V1.0.0.81
V1.0.0.79
  • Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison
    • New Effect: Casting while Shaco is stealthed turns him visible.
    • Cooldown reduced to 8 seconds from 13.
    • Mana cost reduced to 70 from 80.
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Bonus critical damage reduced to 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120% from 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 / 130%.
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Base damage per hit reduced to 35 / 55 / 75 / 95 / 115 from 35 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 125.
    • AP ratio reduced to (+ 25% AP) from (+ 35% AP)
    • Mana cost reduced to 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 from 70 at all ranks.
V1.0.0.74
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Bug Fix: Boxes stopping their attacks after killing a monster.
V1.0.0.70
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Cooldown start changed to after Shaco breaks stealth.
    • Cooldown reduced to 8.5 seconds from 10.
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Bug Fix: Boxes sometimes not attacking monsters.
    • Bug Fix: Boxes spawning in unpredictable locations when placed atop units.
  • Hallucinate.png Hallucinate
    • Damage taken by clone changed to 135% at all ranks from 170 / 135 / 100%.
    • Cooldown increased to 105 / 90 / 75 seconds from 75 at all ranks.
    • Bug Fix: Clone dealing bonus damage.
    • Bug Fix: Clone always critically striking if spawned while Shaco is affected by Deceive.png Deceive.
V1.0.0.63
V1.0.0.61
V1.0.0.52
  • Deceive.png Deceive
    • Cooldown increased to 10 seconds from 9.
    • Mana cost increased to 90 / 80 / 70 / 60 / 50 from 80 / 70 / 60 / 50 / 40.
    • Duration reduced to 4 seconds from 5.
    • Range reduced to 500 from 575.
  • Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison
    • Mana cost increased to 80 from 75.
  • Jack in the Box.png Jack in the Box
    • Fear range reduced to 400 from 450.
    • Base health reduced to 150 from 200.
    • Removed: Immunity to magic damage.
    • New Effect: Has 50 magic resistance.
V0.9.25.34
  • Added

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