5 Champions That Counter Shaco (2022)

5 Champions Who Counter Shaco

Shaco is one of the sneakiest Junglers in the game. Thanks to his Q, he can get in and out of the enemies jungle and steal away their camps with ease. Shaco’s 1v1 potential is also incredibly high, which makes him quite hard to play against.

In this Mobalytics guide, we will discuss 5 champions that we recommend you pick into Shaco if you see him locked in by the enemy team. These champions vary from strong duelists, direct counters and champions that outscale him.

If you’re interested in learning how to play as Shaco, check out Shaco’s champion page. You’ll find their latest builds, runes, combos, and much much more.

What champions counter Shaco?

  1. Karthus
  2. Rek’Sai
  3. Ivern
  4. Kayn
  5. Kha’Zix

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1. Shaco vs Karthus

Karthus can reduce Shaco’s early game pressure. Shaco relies heavily on counter jungling and killing the enemy Jungler, but against Karthus, it isn’t that easy. Furthermore, if the Karthus takes Exhaust, Shaco’s 1v1 potential is pretty much non-existent.

To learn more about Karthus, check out Karthus’s champion page.

4 tips to counter Shaco as Karthus

  • Keep the Jungle entrances warded as Shaco might try to invade and annoy you with his Q and W’s. His Q doesn’t keep him Invisible for a long time though, so proper warding will allow your team to collapse on him.
  • Once Shaco is out of his invisibility, try to W him to slow him. This will allow you to Q him a lot of times, effectively ruining his Jungle pathing and forcing him to take an abrupt recall.
  • Make sure you get a Sweeper in this game as you will want to invade Shaco’s Jungle undetected should he decide to gank a lane. The Sweeper will also allow you to clean up his Boxes.
  • Maintain your range from his while he is using his Ultimate and use your Q and E only. You don’t want to get feared by his clone and miss a Smite on an Objective or die because you wanted to use your R.

2. Shaco vs Rek’Sai

Shaco can reduce Shaco’s surprise element when she is burrowed. She also has excellent 1v1 potential, which makes it hard for Shaco to fight her. Post 6, she has a much easier time facing him too.

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Learn Rek’Sai’s best runes and builds by checking out Rek’Sai’s champion page.

4 tips to counter Shaco as Rek’Sai

  • Rek’Sai’s Tremor Sense allows you to see where Shaco is even when he uses his Q. This helps Rek’Sai and your teammates to find Shaco a lot easier than normal. In addition, this can lead Shaco to be in deceit as he may not know that he’s been spotted moving to another place.
  • Avoid chasing Shaco unless you can execute him with your R as he can lead you into his W, leading to Shaco assassinating you.
  • Shaco has a very quick early game clear so be aware of his level advantage between 2 and 3 when wandering around the jungle as this is a point where Shaco can outduel Rek’Sai.
  • When Shaco uses his R, he can easily be distinguished between the fake and real Shaco as the real Shaco, if he was already hit, has a mark on it so there will be no more mistakes on checking which is the real Shaco.

3. Shaco vs Ivern

Ivern can beat Shaco in 1v1s thanks to his shield. Daisy is also a good trading tool if Shaco decides to fight Ivern 1 on 1 post 6. Ivern is also one of the few Junglers who can easily steal Shaco’s camps via invades.

If you’re interested in playing Ivern, make sure you check out Ivern’s champion page.

4 tips to counter Shaco as Ivern

  • Shaco can take the Dragon early. Ensure that you have vision on the Dragon at all times, so you know if he is taking it. Always have a ward inside the pit so you can see him even if he Q’s over the wall.
  • Although you have a solid early game if you run into Shaco and his Box fears you, do not try and fight him unless you have help. You’ll lose the trade if he fears you but have a great chance if you get the jump on him.
  • Look to counter gank and out gank Shaco as much as possible. Otherwise, he will outscale you. When counter ganking, make sure you shield your teammate as his damage early game is high.
  • Buying a Sweepers Trinket early against Shaco will give you a massive advantage because it will reveal where he is while in his Q.

4. Shaco vs Kayn

Kayn is mobile, just like Shaco. If Shaco wants to fight him, he can do so, but Kayn can just escape with his E or Q over the wall. Kayn can easily fight or escape any fight Shaco wants to take with him.

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Learn how to play Kayn by checking out Kayn’s champion page. It has the latest runes and builds, combos and much much more.

4 tips to counter Shaco as Kayn

  • You have to wait for Shaco to use his Q before you engage him, or else he’ll get away, so it is better to counter gank Shaco rather than fight him in the jungle since he will most likely use his Q. Unless he invades you, that is.
  • As Shaco runs Ignite, do not fight him until you have your form or his Ignite is down as he will out damage you.
  • Shaco has great ganks thanks to his Q. Try to ward the river and around his jungle entrances to spot him before he shows up in a lane.
  • After level 6, Shaco can take objectives pretty quickly. Try to keep them warded at all times so you can spot him before he takes them for free.

5. Shaco vs Kha’Zix

Khazix’s 1v1 potential is very good, and so is his ganking/counter ganking. If Kha’Zix gets a slight lead, it will be tough for the Shaco to get back into the game as Kha’Zix can just run rampant across the map.

If you want to “soar over them” and master Kha’Zix, make sure you check out Kha’Zix’s champion page for tips and tricks to play him.

4 tips to counter Shaco as Kha’Zix

  • Never try to all-in Shaco who seems to be taunting you by just standing there. He will probably have his box near him, which will CC and damage you.
  • Remember that Shaco will try to get an early game lead by ganking squishier lanes. Hover around those lanes and see if you can counter gank in time.
  • Your first Ultimate upgrade will come in very handy. Your Q will let you take objectives very quickly while dealing hefty amounts of damage. An upgraded Ultimate will allow you to rival Shaco’s Q.
  • Try to invade him and take his camps if Shaco is ganking, and you can counter gank. You can’t let him get kills and camps simultaneously; else, you will end up losing the game.

Conclusion

Shaco is hard to play against as a whole, but picking one of these champions will make your experience a lot easier.

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FAQs

5 Champions That Counter Shaco? ›

5 Champions Who Counter Shaco
  • Shaco is one of the sneakiest Junglers in the game. ...
  • Karthus can reduce Shaco's early game pressure. ...
  • Shaco can reduce Shaco's surprise element when she is burrowed. ...
  • Ivern can beat Shaco in 1v1s thanks to his shield. ...
  • Kayn is mobile, just like Shaco.
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What beats Shaco top? ›

The strongest counter would be Volibear, a easy to play champion who currently has a Win Rate of (Bad) and Play Rate of (High). League of Legends most often picked champions vs Shaco, this is often heavily influenced by champion popularity.

How do you counter invisible Shaco? ›

Since Invisibility is temporary or movement based, the best way to counter it is decent vision around the area you're fighting in. A Kha'Zix or Shaco can surprise you by going invisible in the mid lane brush and then jumping on you.

Can Warwick counter Shaco? ›

Warwick wins against Shaco 52.25% of the time which is 3.81% higher against Shaco than the average opponent. After normalising both champions win rates Warwick wins against Shaco 0.99% more often than would be expected. Below is a detailed breakdown of the Warwick build & runes against Shaco.

How do you beat Shaco? ›

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Is Shaco strong early? ›

Shaco is a champion who stands very strong early game and is known for his deadly ganks, but severely falls off late game, apart from supports almost any champion with a similar total gold will be able to defeat him without suffering too much damage.

Why does Shaco exist? ›

Shaco has come to be known as the Demon Jester, an enigma who revels in death. No one knows his origin, though many theories exist. Many believe that he is not a natural inhabitant of Runeterra, but instead a demon summoned from a dark twisted world. Others believe he is a manifestation of humanity's darkest urges.

How long is Shaco Q? ›

It attacks all nearby enemy units, dealing magic damage. Its attacks deal increased damage if it attacks only one enemy. It lasts for 40 (+5%) seconds while hidden and 5 seconds while firing.

Does trundle counter Shaco? ›

Shaco wins against Trundle 52.72% of the time which is 6.01% higher against Trundle than the average opponent. After normalising both champions win rates Shaco wins against Trundle 4.22% more often than would be expected. Below is a detailed breakdown of the Shaco build & runes against Trundle.

Is Shaco a good champion? ›

Is Shaco Good Right Now? Ranking as the #7 Best Pick In the Jungle role for patch 12.10, placing it within our B-Tier Rank. A solid choice but there are better picks, concerning difficulty, this is a moderately diffcult to play champion for new players in league of legends.

Is Shaco AP or AD? ›

AP Shaco excels in finishing kills off but AD is much better at making kills happen on his own, along with providing his team with insane pressure around the map because of his dueling ability. In summary, AP Shaco is extremely bursty and fast with a much easier build path compared to AD.

Who is Jax counter? ›

The best champions that counter Jax are Akali, Pantheon, Malphite, Gangplank and Gragas. You can find all the matchup tips we use in this guide on the Mobalytics App.

How can you tell real Shaco? ›

“With the new patch, once Shaco has finished his mythic, you will see a yellow border around the item when you click on him. If the yellow border is missing, you know it's the clone. So you can use this to always 100% tell who the Shaco clone is.

Is AP or AD Shaco better? ›

AP Shaco excels in finishing kills off but AD is much better at making kills happen on his own, along with providing his team with insane pressure around the map because of his dueling ability. In summary, AP Shaco is extremely bursty and fast with a much easier build path compared to AD.

Who is the best shaco player? ›

How are players ranked?
#SummonerWinrate
1.bob lagresseur EUW (#1) Diamond II80.6%
2.ShacoDeBoxeo LAN (#2) GrandMaster69.5%
3.milshakedrinker1 TR (#3) Master65.3%
4.Sve je u redu TR (#4) Challenger65.9%
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How do you play shaco on top lane? ›

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What tier is shaco? ›

Shaco Build

Shaco jungle has a 49.64% win rate in Platinum+ on Patch 12.15 coming in at rank 38 of 57 and graded C+ Tier on the LoL Tierlist.

How do you Jungle AP Shaco? ›

How to Play Shaco Jungle & CARRY for Beginners + Best Build/Runes ...

Is shaco a good Jungler? ›

Is Shaco Good Right Now? Ranking as the #7 Best Pick In the Jungle role for patch 12.10, placing it within our B-Tier Rank. A solid choice but there are better picks, concerning difficulty, this is a moderately diffcult to play champion for new players in league of legends.

How do you play AP Shaco s12? ›

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What is shaco syndrome? ›

The Shaco syndrome is defined by the community as “a law that states that any mechanically complex champion on your team will be completely useless and feed, while on the enemy team they will be gods and carry their team.” The term can also refer to any champion who satisfies the condition regardless of their ...

Is shaco strong early? ›

Shaco is a champion who stands very strong early game and is known for his deadly ganks, but severely falls off late game, apart from supports almost any champion with a similar total gold will be able to defeat him without suffering too much damage.

Where is shaco from? ›

No one knows his origin, though many theories exist. Many believe that he is not a natural inhabitant of Runeterra, but instead a demon summoned from a dark twisted world. Others believe he is a manifestation of humanity's darkest urges.

Where do you put shaco boxes? ›

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How do I move shaco clone? ›

If you right click while holding down alt, it gives move/attack commands to "pets" like Tibbers or the Shaco clone, rather than your champion.

How long do shaco boxes last? ›

It pops out when an enemy comes nearby or when uncovered by a ward or trinket, making nearby enemies flee very slowly. It attacks all nearby enemy units, dealing magic damage. Its attacks deal increased damage if it attacks only one enemy. It lasts for 40 (+5%) seconds while hidden and 5 seconds while firing.

How do you play shaco support? ›

Shaco's level one is a decent time to set up his boxes around the lane and catch enemies off guard. Not many Supports will take Sweeper first, so he should have a gala time in the bot lane. Level 6 is a massive power spike as he can now bait enemies and annoy them massively during fights.

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