Back to LoL as casual player

Hi there ! Even if nobody ever read this. Whatever.

Got my new pc several weeks ago and went back to LoL as a casual player ; With S6 update I lost most of my landmarks regarding items, routes, and so on. I also lost a lot of map awareness and hey, I’m also ~6 champions late (not counting reworks).

Soooo.. I’m playing back, trying to catch up with the whole mess LoL has become (no more avarice blade :'(, statik shiv 30% chance crit, Essence reaver 30% cdr (*insert WAT meme here*, Executionner’s calling back without crit (wutwut), triforce no crit 20%CDR (seriously what is wrong with you rito !?) and so much I can’t even catch on.

Special dedicated minute of silence for the recall delay reduction mastery, which was the only one I really found usefull ; despite some new masteries are kinda cool.

 

Well currently I’m going slowly back to business : jungling with my old times favorites (hecarim, amumu, irelia, and so much more) and trying somewhat to master the New gangplank top. Shoutouts to Caitlyn rework too, that I found incredibly more pleasant to play with.

I’ll probably get back to Shaco soon and make some update to this blog pages, as he got a couple updates if I remember.

I’ll test new routes & items builds ; Meanwhile continue to instagib red buff, pick Q and go deny hard enemy blue buff :p

Cheers

Ps: The new patience jauge on jungle mobs is way too retarded & buggier than older system.

Tough week end

Hey there.

I had a very busy week end working on Shaco. Still preparing the looong page about Hallucinate and Clone, a added a couple more tests / illustrations to some specific techniques.

Escpecially for my new technique : BOB / Boxing Outside Brushes (didn’t managed to get the Y / youpiwaza). Well technically you can also box wherever the boxes doesn’t have vision to abuse fear, but hey, it’s still pretty cool. I had a couple more videos but LSI bugged, so I gotta do them all over again x’)

Regarding HOW / Hallucinate Over Walls, I still didn’t figured it out.. But I watched the replay at slow motion speed, and I think we can work something out. Maybe not the perfect technique (I still believe this is mostly random spawn placement), but might improve it a litlle.

Also introducing a new playlist, in order to test that Shaco’s Hallucinate can really dodge almost anything in the game. I’ll complete the footage on the run :)

And finally I’ve updated pages : a couple a tests I needed to re-run are now done.

Voila voila, le baguette*

 

Updates about the blog & the youtube channel

Busy today for my channel today : I updated the way it display (it’s way better now, and actually looks like a real channel :)), and also the background and the avatar (which matches the background :O) !

Thanks to the amazing artist who created this image (dk who you are :x), provided by Riot.

I got to work on the blog too : I published both pages for the W Jack in the Box & E Two-shiv poison. Have a look 😉

R Hallucinate will be huge page, and I hope to release it during the week end, or more likely in the beginning of next week.

Cheers

Some news

Hey there !

Sooooo, until now everything is running pretty smoothly : I managed to publish a short clip everyday for two weeks straight now, and released 2 pages about my favorite champion abilites, the 3rd one about Shaco’s W Jack in the box been ~40% complete.
Edit : 80% done :)

I haven’t got returns from the community yet, but I haven’t done much advertising too, as I prefer to have all of Shaco’s abilities reviewed before ; then I’ll try to get in touch with most famous Shaco players and try to dig a hole in this communauty.

And as I’m in a good mood, here is another short for today. I recorded a nice use of the YHST just for the demo, but hey it’s too damn perfect !

Enjoy  :)

Shaco’s Q ability Deceive page online

Shaco / DeceiveSo here it is. The freakin’ huge and complete page about Shaco’s Deceive.

 

You think one page would be more than enough to handle this skill ? think again.

It took me several hours to get this all clear, but it’s finally done. I hope you guys will enjoy it. Tell me if you think I miss something.

Once again, a big thank you to Chinese Jester and League of Legend ‘s wikia.

Shaco’s passive Backstab page online

Hey there.

I haven’t much time to play / post lately due to massive over time work.

Shaco / Backstab

However I’m currently working on compiling the massive amount of data about our favorite Jester’s abilites, and proud to release the Backstab page.

I’d love to add a small video testing almost everything about it but I just doesn’t have time yet. If I remeber I uploaded a cuople hours of tests on my youtube Account, and this isn’t taht old (around the end of season 4, v 4.19).

Don’t hesitate to tell me what you think about, and if you wanna add something.

Cheers

YHST / youpiwaza’s Hallucinate Secret Technique

Hey there. It’s been a while I wanted to add some words and share this technique I use on most games, and I didn’t see anyone using Hallucinate this way already.

I’ve been using it for more than a year now and versus almost every other champs & team comps and I’ll give you the how to, pros n’ cons and other stuff.

And its a pretty heavy bait/juke weapon, with high potential. Shaco mechanics for the win :p

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Why use it

It is a very unsecure way to mindf*ck and outplay your opponent. High risks high rewards. The goal is to trick your opponent in order to get him to go all in on the clone, while you get near him.

New technique : crafting & polishing

This technique has born through mostly on thoughts : You can R Hallucinate after having Q deceived and not break the invisibility. I call this technique “Drop by clone”. But as cool & mind fuck it is, it has some cons : ~1 sec root ( .5scast & .5s remove) and also the enemy team sees ultimate smoke puff. It still can be used but is pretty obvious to any experienced player.

Then I saw this video > Siv HD juke school clone shuffling

Credits to SivHD 😉

First I thought this was great, but unlikely to work with Shaco’s clone due to the complexity to set in a good situation. But then i worked out.

What is it exactly

Pretty simple. Drop by clone without the cons (root & smoke).

  1. Use R Ultimate in order to get your clone.
  2. Command him walk away from your target
  3. Q Deceive towards your target
  4. The clone reach max range and get summoned back at you / near your target

Make the point :
You are near your target. You are still invisible & free to walk. Your clone is visible.

Make the point from the enemy point of view :
Shaco just Deceived into me ! He has high burst but is kinda fragile ! > Mash da keyboard.

How to / learning

First tries

First of all, you must know and feel when tour clone gonna come back at you.

Just pop your ultimate ad make it run away from you so it summons back. Again. And again. And again.

Now send it to the limit, just before it summons back. Let it chill here.
Q deceive in the opossite direction. Your clone is near you.

This is the most basic.

Advanced use

Metaphor time ! When I look at my clone running away, I see the limit as a firecracker. The path the clone uses is a fuse. When the clone reach the limit : BOOM ! It pops back.

If you don’t move and only your clone runs, the fuse is slow.
If you both runs, the fuse is quick.
When you (long range) deceive, you just cut some fuse away.

The goal here is to have the perfect fuse in order to pop the clone back at you not as soon as you deceive, but as near as your target as possible.

It takes all lots of trials and error to master this technique, but I can assure you it’s worth 😉

The most difficult part in my opinion is then to command the clone to attack as soon as it pops ; else it will follow you and might give a hint.
Proc it too soon and the clone runs at you… and your fuse is basically off.

Note : If your clone doesn’t get killed during the fight. You can also use it as utility to pop your clone to the jungle camp. I often do this in order to practice 😉

In game footage from an old video.

Pros

Mind f*ck / sometimes enemies will continue to attack the clone even after your reveal

Enemies can burn abilities, even ultimates or summoners spell on clone. Best use on targetted kiting abilities like

  • Vayne E condemn
  • Ryze W rune prison
  • Jayce E thundering blow
  • Nasus W wither
  • etc., you get the point

Can add a lot of chaos to teamfight : clone pops in front of adc (and got cced by the enemy team). Adc dashes/flash away but the real shaco is already there :

  • You are on top on adc who is out of position, has less juke potential, and you got a free crit on him (Don’t forget to Backstab).
  • The enemy team focus on the clone, which make them distracted, espescially if while killing Shaco, a wild Shaco appears next to the adc. It can open a decent window of action for a heavy initiator (Amumu, Morgana, Sejuani)

Random notes

  • This technique has a higher effectiveness on AP Shaco thanks the the clone 1:1 AP ratio.
  • It also removes the “who is shaco ping technique”. If you didn’t know when you ping Shaco before he ults, the ping will stay on top of the real Shaco. If they can’t see you they can’t ping you.
  • I recommand using long range Q Deceive to prevent the enemy team to see your smoke puff.

When to use

Two cases

  1. Isolated champions you want to duel, who lacks AoE cc.
    • Can be good versus overly fed champions too, in order to get the bounty.
  2. During a teamfight initiation, either friendly or enemy.

 

Notes on effectiveness

For this technique to succeed you MUST not be seen before or your ultimate will just be wasted. Worse, it might reveal this technique to the enemy team.

Be sure to take the red trinket (possibly red trink ++) and use it before. Before I used to abuse oracle (RIP) but since the Season 5 this technique got really fresh air thanks to the chicken buff (warn if a ward is near and grant oracle for a couple of seconds).

Mobility boots greatly helps to get fluent, and repositionning after the clone has poped in. Other mobility items (Younmu, Zeal) are encouraged too.

Cons

Very high learning curve

You must practice a lot. Especially for long fuses.

Hard to pop the clone exactly where you want, and to command him after.

Be prepared : you will f*ck up hard on the beginning :

  • Clone pops before Q, => not on the good side of the wall
  • Clone doesn’t run away even if asked 5+ times
  • Ult on top of a ward and is wasted
  • Clone appears so far away the enemy team can’t actually beleive you f*cked up a Deceive this much
  • etc. etc.

Still has to avoid lined skillshots : Even if you are invisible, you are not untargetable. Do no eat morgana’s Q dark binding in the face because she target the clone right behind you.

It’s hard to go in a straight line and go elsewhere as soon as the clone pops in.

Note : Can’t use it to tower dive, as the tower will reveal you straight. Duh.
Note 2 : Abuse it under friendly towers.

Fewer tolerance to error

It removes your 2 escapes tools before you even entered the fight. Can’t time dodge abilities through R too.

It’s really deconcerting the first times, as usually you engage with Q Deceive, put a W Jack in a box (~.5s), do an auto attack (~.5s), R Hallucinate (~1s), AA (~.5s), box fear pops out (~1s) and as the enemy can finally get on you your Q Deceive is almost up (with some CDR and blue buff). But in this case NO. You have to stay in.

I highly recommand having some more delay options before trying this particuliar juke, especially while learning it. An early Guardian angel is the must (take it 3rd or 2nd item), but a Zohnya hourglass cann do the trick too for AP shaco.

Clone differencies

I’ll do a specific article on clone differencies that allow quick demystification to advanced players.

One thing to keep in mind is that clone takes more damages. Versus bursty champions, try to get some hp (phage) & resistance (GA, Randuin, Spirit visage) : If they AA the clone and see it looses half his HP straight, they might stop attacking it straight.

Can’t be used versus all team comp

Really avoid it versus hard cc aoe champs, like Amumu, Sona, Galio, etc. who can CC your clone AND yourself, even if you are still invisible.

Care for good supports too. They will look for your Q smoke puff in the fog of war and might hard counter you with a proper use of red trink ++, or might even drop a pink ward in the middle of the fight.

Almost forgot it : care for natural anti-invis counters like Rek’Sai sonar, Lee sin Q E, Twisted fate Ult, etc.

Gimme Moar

See it in action

Here are some personnal plays using this technique. Still looking for someone to do a decent montage about it.

Evil evilness

If you use it repeatedly on the same game (and especially dueling the same opponent) he might see through your technique. Then consider Reverse YHST : pop your ult as usual, Q in and hit straight your opponent. He might pop an auto attack then wait for the ‘real’ Shaco to pop in the fight.

That’s when the clone (not used yet) pops in :’)

Pure evil®

Hey there

Episode 6 / A new hope

Oh god why

Soooooo what’s the point with this website. Well, I don’t really feel confortable with mobafire (even if I find this website is great for guides & sharing) and most of the time I start project and don’t really end them.

Me ? I’ve been playing League of Legend since the original Ashe release (Early 2009) and I’ve played as every roles, and have been focused on Jungle main & support 2nd since a couple of years now.

Back to one of my favorite League of Legends champion / Shaco for the past few months, and after some research I felt that there is lot of potential for this champ but

  1. It’s way too clustered across the web
  2. There are some points that aren’t covered in depth (R / Hallucinate mostly)

Soooo my goal here would be to regroup all this knowledge, and go deep down into Shaco mechanics.

How

This is gonna stay a pretty simple website (at least for now) : even if I’m a web developper, currently I doesn’t have much free time so here it is : Simple as f*ck base WordPress theme.

Anyway I’m aiming for quality & durable content at the moment, so if this works great I’ll consider giving it a better face 😉

This website is gonna work with my youtube channel : I’ll use it for illustrations, demos, etc. but I’ll keep the nice plays on my youtube channel only, in order to not flood the website.

Also as you guys might notice, English isn’t my born language, and any help to remove errors or weird stuff would be appreciated. Prefered to get this in English, I may add a French / croissant feature later on (even moar if you guys demand / help).

Structure

I’ll split this website into several ways :

  • Blog notes : which will allow me to take some notes about my actual thoughts (techniques, skills, builds, builds order, meta, etc.)
    • This will probably be a little chaotic
    • Take them as a beta version of pages
    • It will also contains news & updates
    • I’d really appreciate to share my knowledge with you guys, so I’ll leave the comments open
  • Pages : which will store the informations : what is currently working (items, synergy, etc.)
    • This will allow to have targetted informations on one page, and I’ll try to keep this updated
  • Maybe some notes or pages from other Shaco enthousiasts / stars (my favorites right now : Beautiful Korean, Pink ward, and some others)

Beware

Even if pages will be focused on Shaco, some post will be about Generic jungle, and maybe other junglers. I’m not the exclusive type of guy.

Also I’m not a huge fan of meta, and some suggestions might not speak to everybody (especially runes & masteries). Just take it that way : I’m not saying that my way is the best and that it will allow you to win every game / this is just what fit the most to my playstyle and you should not take it “as it” but try it and adapt it to your needs.

Stay open minded, don’t take it all as truth (test it, it might evolve) and mostly : have fun playing League.

Objectives

As said, I usually drop my projects because a lack of motivation, or simply because I prefer to play & tests new stuff.

My objectives for now are to publish at least one side note & one page every week. I’ll test it for a month and see if it works, and might reconsider my objectives if I’m way ahead or behind.

Also if I get fired (yeah yeah..) I’d revisit my objectives way up, and might even back to streaming.

Edit : Still not fired yay ! I’ll try to add a short every day, with the youtube creator studio it doesn’t that much time :)

Cheers