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General Information
TitleThe Demon Jester
Release DateOctober 10, 2009
Cost3150 BE 790 RP

587 (+ 89)

8.5 (+ 0.55)

297 (+ 40)

7.16 (+ 0.45)


63 (+ 3)

0.694 (+ 3%)


30 (+ 3.5)

32 (+ 1.25)
Developer Info
DDragon KeyShaco
Integer Key35
External Links
Game Info Wikileagueoflegends.fandom.com

Shaco is a champion in League of Legends.


For outdated and now non-canon lore entries, click here.
  • Biography
Crafted long ago as a plaything for a lonely prince, the enchanted marionette Shaco now delights in murder and mayhem. Corrupted by dark magic and the loss of his beloved charge, the once-kind puppet finds pleasure only in the misery of the poor souls he torments. He uses toys and simple tricks to deadly effect, finding the results of his bloody “games” hilarious—and for those who hear a dark chuckle in the dead of night, the Demon Jester may have marked them as his next plaything.


Backstab.png Backstab [Passive]

Innate: Shaco's basic attacks, Deceive and Two-Shiv Poison have bonus effects when striking an enemy from behind.
  • Basic attacks deal bonus physical damage. Can critically strike.
  • The next basic attack during Deceive.png Deceive crits for (+30% bonus) physical damage.
  • Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison deals extra bonus magic damage.

Enemies can't be Backstabbed more than once every 3 seconds. This cooldown is modified by Cooldown Reduction.

Backstab.png Backstab Bonus Damage: 20 - 35 (based on level) (+15% bonus)
Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison Bonus Damage: 15 - 50 (based on level) (+10%)
Deceive.png Deceive [Q]
Cost: 60 Mana Cooldown: 12 / 11.5 / 11 / 10.5 / 10 seconds Range: 400

Active: Shaco teleports nearby and becomes Invisible. Shaco remains Invisible even if he uses Jack In The Box.png Jack In The Box or Hallucinate.png Hallucinate.

His next basic attack during Invisibility deals bonus physical damage and reduces Deceive's cooldown by 2.5 seconds.

Duration: 2.5 / 2.75 / 3 / 3.25 / 3.5 seconds
Physical Damage: 25 / 35 / 45 / 55 / 65 (+25% bonus)
Jack In The Box.png Jack In The Box [W]
Cost: 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 Mana Cooldown: 16 seconds Range: 425

Active: Shaco creates a Jack in the Box that hides from view after 2 seconds. 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.

Magic Damage: 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 (+9%)
Increased Damage: 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 (+18%)
Fear Duration: 0.5 / 0.75 / 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 second(s)
Two-Shiv Poison.png Two-Shiv Poison [E]
Cost: 65 Mana Cooldown: 8 seconds Range: 625

Passive: While Two-Shiv Poison is ready to cast, Shaco's basic attacks reduce the target's Movement Speed for 2 seconds.
Active: Shaco throws a shiv that deals magic damage and reduces the target's Movement Speed for 3 seconds. The shiv's damage is increased by up to 50% to targets below [+30% max] health.
Slow: 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30%
Physical Damage: 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 (+70% bonus) (+50%)
Hallucinate.png Hallucinate [R]
Cost: 100 Mana Cooldown: 100 / 90 / 80 seconds Area of Effect: 250

Active: Shaco vanishes briefly and reappears with a clone. The clone lasts up to 18 seconds and detonates upon death, dealing magic damage to nearby enemies and spawning three mini-Jack In The Box.png Jack In The Box es.
  • Mini boxes deal magic damage (increased if they attack a single enemy), making enemies flee for 1 second, and trigger together.
  • Clone deals (+60% Shaco's) and receives 50% increased damage.
Magic Damage: 150 / 225 / 300 (+70%)
Mini Jack in the Boxes Damage: 10 / 20 / 30 (+10%)
Increased Damage: 25 / 50 / 75 (+15%)

Patch History[]

Patch 10.6

R clone basic attack damage decreased.

AD Shaco is just a bit too strong right now, so we’re aiming for a soft nerf.

Hallucinate.png R - Hallucinate

CLONE BASIC ATTACK DAMAGE : [75%] 60% total attack damage

Patch 9.24b E damage ratio decreased; cost flattened.

Shaco is overperforming across the board in all his roles (AD jungler, AP jungler, AP support). Looking to bring him down a bit.

Two-Shiv Poison.png E - Two-Shiv Poison

DAMAGE : [70-170 (+0.8 bonus AD) (+0.6 AP)]
70-170 (+0.7 bonus AD) (+0.55 AP)
COST : [50/55/60/65/70] 65 mana

Patch 9.21
W box duration decreased.

Shaco landed in a strong spot after 9.20, so we're doing some light touch-ups to address specific concerns about his lane presence and early jungle power.

Jack In The Box.png W - Jack In The Box

BOX DURATION : [60] 40 seconds

Patch 9.10
R casts adjusted.

We're modernizing Shaco's ultimate.

Hallucinate.png R - Hallucinate

APPEAR : [Random position 50-250 range in any direction around cast position, facing a random direction]
200 range in the direction of Shaco's cursor, facing the clone
CLONE APPEAR : [Random position 50-250 range in any direction around cast position, facing a random direction]
200 range in the opposite direction of Shaco's cursor, facing Shaco

Patch 9.9
Sweeping Lens no longer reveals and immediately activates stealthed W.

Changing Sweeping Lens’ interaction with Shaco's boxes so enemies don’t completely neutralize his signature toys from a distance with little consequence.

Jack In The Box.png W - Jack In The Box

HERE'S JOHNNY : Sweeping Lens [reveal and immediately activate Jack in the Boxes] only reveal Jack in the Boxes
POP DOESN'T GO WEASEL Jack in the Boxes now have small activation range indicators

Q bonus damage ratio reduced; window to proc bonus damage and cooldown reduction effect reduced.

Last patch gave Deceive a lot more power to compensate for the Duskblade changes. It was a bit much, so this patch we're tightening up the window in which he can use that power.

Deceive.png Q - Deceive

BE SNEAKIER : Shaco's next basic attack within [2.5] 0.25 seconds of exiting invisibility deals bonus damage and reduces Deceive's cooldown (cooldown reduction on proc still 2.5 seconds)
EMPOWERED ATTACK RATIO : [0.7] 0.4 bonus attack damage

Q now grants Shaco's next basic attack bonus physical damage.

Deceive.png Q - Deceive

SURPRISE STAB Shaco's next basic attack after Deceive now also deals 10/20/30/40/50 (+0.7 bonus AD)(+0.3 AP) bonus physical damage


BASE ARMOR : [20.88] 26
BASE HEALTH : [582.12] 587

Two-Shiv Poison.png E - Two-Shiv Poison

BASE DAMAGE : [50/75/100/125/150]

E base damage down. E scaling up at later levels. E damage now physical instead of magical. E Execute paradigm altered.

Shaco isn’t getting to live out his assassin fantasy, instead playing as a “sort of tanky fighter with some dashes and a slow that allows him to stick to one target and stat check them to death”. We want him to feel more rewarded for building damage and stabbing people.

Two-Shiv Poison.png E - Two-Shiv Poison

BASE DAMAGE : [5/35/65/95/125] 50/75/100/125/150
RATIO : [0.75 total attack damage] 0.6/0.75/0.9/1.05/1.2 bonus attack damage
DAMAGE TYPE : [Magic] Physical
FINISH HIM Now deals up to 50% additional damage based on target's missing health
FINISH HIM No longer deals 3 ~ 8% missing health damage based on character level

Passive attack damage scaling down. Q base damage removed, cooldown increased. Q's ability power ratio moved to Passive.

Shaco's mini-update brought him to the fore as one of the most prominent junglers in solo queue, with some cameos in pro play to boot. He’s currently dealing a frustrating amount of damage in the instant he comes out of invisibility, considering most of it’s impossible to avoid (especially from you, AD Shaco). We’re bringing his surprise burst back down to more reasonable levels.

Backstab.png Passive - Backstab

ABILITY POWER RATIO 0.4 ability power
ATTACK DAMAGE RATIO : [1.2-1.45 total attack damage (at levels 1-11)] 1.3 total attack damage at all levels

Deceive.png Q - Deceive

BASE DAMAGE No longer has 20/35/50/65/80 base damage
ABILITY POWER RATIO No longer has an 0.4 ability power ratio
COOLDOWN : [14 seconds at all ranks] 16/15.5/15/14.5/14 seconds

v6.24 (Mid-Patch Updates)

Shaco’s burst damage is too high - especially AP Shaco's. It’s one thing to have a high-damage combo, but Shaco’s ability to murder from stealth doesn’t give opponents enough time to react.

Deceive.png Q - Deceive

RATIO : [0.5] 0.4 ability power

Two-Shiv Poison.png E - Two-Shiv Poison

ABILITY POWER RATIO : [0.9] 0.75 ability power
ATTACK DAMAGE RATIO : [0.85] 0.75 bonus attack damage

Hallucinate.png R - Hallucinate

CLONE EXPLOSION DAMAGE : [300/450/600] 200/300/400

Buff-fixes for Backstab.

Cleaning up a few quirks where Backstab wasn’t doing what you’d expect it to.

Backstab.png Passive - Backstab

BETTER CRIT’ING : If the attack that procs Backstab would critically strike normally, it now deals normal crit damage rather than Backstab’s reduced crit damage
THUNDERSTAB : Fixed a bug where Backstab wasn’t stacking Thunderlord’s Decree

R leaves a nest of Jack-in-the-boxes on death. W has more health.

While Shaco’s changelist may appear large, the goals are actually very simple: dialing back his extremes. Shaco’s well known for ending games quickly - either by dominating so hard one team surrenders, or failing to convert those beginning minutes and quickly diminishing in effectiveness. We’re reducing the power of Shaco’s frustrating early ganks and translating that power into more utility within skirmishes. By shifting when exactly Shaco can impact a game most, we’re making him more accessible to the average player while letting the trained Shaco mains out there display their dominance (without causing as many broken keyboards).


THIS HELPS MORE THAN YOU THINK : Recommended items updated

Backstab.png Passive - Backstab
Upon attacking a unit from behind, Shaco critically strikes them. Shaco can’t backstab the same unit for a short duration.

COOLDOWN PER TARGET : 3 seconds (affected by cooldown reduction)
BACKSTAB CRIT DAMAGE : 120-145% (at levels 1-18)

Deceive.png Q - Deceive

COST : [90/80/70/60/50 mana] 60 mana at all ranks
COOLDOWN : [14 seconds] 11 seconds
CAST TIME : [Randomly between 0.05 seconds and 0.3 seconds] 0.125 seconds
STEALTH DURATION : [3.5 seconds] 1.5/2.25/3/3.75/4.5 seconds
CRITICALLY DECEPTIVE No longer causes Shaco’s next basic attack to critically strike
BASE DAMAGE Now deals 20/35/50/65/80 (+0.5 ability power) bonus damage on Shaco’s next basic attack. This damage can critically strike.
FOOL ME ONCE Dealing damage with Deceive lowers its cooldown by 2.5 seconds
SNEAK KING Can now place W - Jack in the Box while stealthed. Placing a Jack in the Box briefly reveals Shaco’s position, but doesn’t make him targetable.

Jack In The Box.png W - Jack In The Box

BIGGER BOX Now gains 0-400 bonus health (from levels 1-18)
ARM TIME : [Randomly between from 2.1 seconds to 2.3 seconds] 2 seconds
BASICALLY WARD HEALTH : Jack-in-the-Boxes now instantly die to turret shots, and lose a minimum of 1/3rd of their health from champion basic attacks
DAMAGE VS TURRETS : [100%] 50%

Two-Shiv Poison.png E - Two-Shiv Poison

SLOW : [10/15/20/25/30%] 20/22.5/25/27.5/30%
DAMAGE : [50/90/130/170/210 (+1.0 bonus attack damage) (+1.0 ability power)] 5/35/65/95/125 (+0.85 total attack damage) (+0.9 ability power)
MISSING HEALTH DAMAGE Now deals an additional 3-8% of the target’s missing health (at levels 1-11)
DEBILITATING POISON No longer slows monster attack speed

Hallucinate.png R - Hallucinate

INVULNERABILITY : [Randomly between 0.25 seconds to 0.5 seconds] 0.5 seconds
NO FOOLING TURRET Shaco’s clone now takes double damage from turrets
CLEARING CHARADE Shaco’s clone can now attack wards
IT’S MULTIPLE TRAPS Now creates a nest of Jack-in-the-Boxes upon death. These boxes activate together, and receive damage together.
NEST DURATION : 6 seconds
NEST FEAR DURATION : 0.75 seconds
NEST DAMAGE : 25/50/75 (+0.15 ability power) per attack
NEST HEALTH : Gains 210-950 bonus health (from levels 6-18)

Backstab displays a separate damage number.

When champions can turn front or back on a dime, knowing when someone’s facing towards or away from you can be a bit of a challenge. Cassiopeia’s Petrifying Gaze gets around this by showing you some pretty clear feedback - ‘are they stunned? Guess they were facing me.’ For Shaco, this isn’t always so simple. Factor in all the different ways that Shaco can amplify his basic attacks (critical strike, Deceive’s bonus damage, sheen, etc) and you can lose track of whether or not you’re actually backstabbing pretty quickly. This is a very long context to say something pretty simple: if you see more sets of numbers, you’re doing it right.

Backstab.png Passive - Backstab

STAB CLARITY : Now shows the bonus damage from Backstab separately when applied

Hallucination gets some nice improvements, and E slows monster attack speed rather than causing them to miss.

This might look like the longest set of changes Shaco's gotten in a million years, but the actual gist of this is we're cleaning up a mechanic that doesn't make much sense (E making monsters miss, but only sometimes?) and making Hallucination more tricky, in line with our other clone changes this patch. Shaco might not see an insane boost in effectiveness, but to the 3 shaco masters out there - we salute you.

Two-Shiv Poison.png E - Two-Shiv Poison

WATCH WHERE YOU'RE SWINGING No longer causes monsters to miss Shaco 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% of the time
PUT A LITTLE POISON INTO IT Now slows the attack speed of monsters by 20/22.5/25/27.5/30% on-hit

Hallucinate.png R - Hallucinate

NOW YOU SEE ME Shaco's Hallucination will now display fake versions of Blue, Red, and Baron buffs
LOOK FOR THE ONE WITH THE KNIVES Hallucination now randomizes its facing on spawn (rather than always facing the same direction)
PULL THE STRINGS Now displays the Hallucination's remaining lifespan to Shaco only

Mass Texture Rebalance (Part 10)

"With this last bundle of champions, the "Mass" part of our Texture Rebalancing has been completed. That doesn't mean we'll never update a texture again - we'll continue to do so as opportunities arise - but this is the end of seeing these as a major patch note item. Thank you everyone for your continued feedback!"
"For those interested in final numbers, these ten installments have rebalanced around 311 skins across 62 champions over 7 months (we started back in patch 4.17)!"
  • LuxSquare.pngLux
    • Base, Commando, Imperial, Sorceress, Spellthief, Steel Legion
  • NocturneSquare.pngNocturne
    • Ravager (update to a previous rebalance)
  • PoppySquare.pngPoppy
    • Base, Battle Regalia, Blacksmith, Lollipoppy, Noxus, Ragdoll, Scarlet Hammer
  • ShacoSquare.pngShaco
    • Base, Asylum, Nutcracko, Mad Hatter, Roya, Workshop
    • Base Jack-In-The-Boxes have also been updated for all skins that use them
  • ShyvanaSquare.pngShyvana
    • Base, Boneclaw, Darkflame, Ironscale
  • TeemoSquare.pngTeemo
    • Base, Astronaut, Badger, Cottontail, Happy Elf, Panda, Recon, Super
    • Base mushrooms (for all skins that use them) and custom mushrooms for Astronaut, Panda and Super skins have also been updated

Splash Updates

"As we've mentioned previously, the splash art team is engaged in a long-term effort to update our oldest base splashes. A few more are ready to go this patch!"
  • SPLASH : The following champions have received updated base splashes (click the portraits for the full image!)


  • JackInTheBox.jpg W - Jack in the Box
    • UTILITY: Affected units run around in fear ⇒ Affected units now run away from the Jack in the Box with impaired movement speed


  • Deceive
    • Range reduced to 400 from 500
  • Two-Shiv Poison
    • Slow reduced at earlier ranks to 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30% from 20 / 22.5 / 25 / 27.5 / 30%


  • Hallucinate
    • Controlling the clone no longer reveals ShacoSquare.pngShaco in brush
    • Fixed a bug that prevented ShacoSquare.pngShaco from casting Hallucinate for the rest of the game in certain circumstances


  • Base Movement Speed increased by 25.


  • Hallucinate
    • Reactivating while the Clone is active now allows you to control your pet, similar to Alt+Right Clicking
    • You will also see a self-only targeting particle when using this ability, depicting what command your pet is following


  • Fixed a bug that caused Deceive to sometimes deal more damage than intedned
  • Two-Shive Poison damage adjusted to 50 / 90 / 130 / 170 / 210 (+1.0 bonus attack damage) from 40 / 80 / 120 / 160 / 200 (+0.5 total attack damage)


  • Jack in the Boxes
    • Duration lowered to 60 seconds from 90
    • Now show their remaining duration (in seconds) in their mana bar


  • Rewrote his Deceive', Hallucinate, and Champion tips for more clarity
  • Deceive will now still critically strike even if you break stealth (ie: to cast Jack in the Box)
  • Jack in the Box
    • Base damage reduced to 35 / 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 from 35 / 55 / 75 / 95 / 115
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.2 from 0.25
    • Activation range reduced to 300 from 350
    • Cast range increased to 425 from 400
  • Hallucinate
    • Fixed a bug where Shaco's clone wouldn't trigger Two-Shiv Poison''s passive.


  • Health per level increased to 84 from 80
  • Base Health increased to 525 from 501
  • Base Mana increased to 270 from 250


  • Jack-in-the-Box
    • Boxes are now immune to damage while stealthed if the source cannot see them
    • Jack in the Box trigger radius reduced to 325 from 400 to mitigate cases where it fears targets and they run out of range, rendering the Box unable to attack
    • Fixed a bug where Jack in the Boxes could be seen by stealthed enemies
    • Fixed a bug where Jack in the Boxes could be seen in brush or through fog of war while not stealthed if an enemy was nearby
    • Fixed a bug where Jack in the Boxes would sometimes stop attacking targets if they both were in brush
    • Fixed a bug where Jack in the Boxes could activate but fail to fear targets moving near the edge of its range
    • Fixed a bug where turrets would always attack Jack in the Boxes first
    • Improved Jack in the Box AI
      • Boxes will hard lock onto the closest champion that has damaged Shaco recently, or that Shaco has damaged
      • Boxes will soft lock onto other non-neutral-monsters they attack (they will prefer to keep attacking that target)
      • We plan more Box AI improvements in the future!


  • Jack-in-the-Boxes can no longer be disabled or pushed by effects like Crystallize


  • Hallucinate clone now correctly benefits from critical strikes
  • Fixed the dance animation to loop properly


  • Fixed a bug where Deceive could be dodged


  • Jack in the Box
    • Cast range reduced to 400 from 500
    • Can no longer be cast inside walls


  • Fixed a bug where Jack in the Box fearing enemies didn't grant an assist


  • Deceive can no longer be cast while rooted


  • Deceive
    • Cooldown increased to 11 seconds from 10
    • Duration reduced to 3.5 seconds from 4
  • Hallucinate
    • Cooldown increased to 100 / 90 80 from 90 / 75 / 60
    • Duration reduced to 18 seconds from 30
    • Guardian Angel no longer revives the clone although will apply the passive particle
  • Backstab (Passive) bonus damage reduced to 20% from 25%
  • Two Shiv Poison no longer blinds the target
  • Jack in the Box will not break stealth upon cast


  • Deceive cooldown increased to 10 seconds from 8.5
  • Hallucinate's clone will now take 150% increased damage at all ranks instead of 200 / 165 / 135%. The tooltip inaccurately stated that Shaco's clone would take 135% increased damage at all levels


  • Hallucination
    • Now deals half damage to turrets
    • Fixed a bug where clones would proc on-hit effects an extra time


  • Updated the Deceive tooltip to clarify that the damage is bonus damage and not a true critical
  • Jack in the Box
    • Fixed a bug where they would acquire targets incorrectly
    • Fixed a bug where they would lose their stealth before their lifetime expired


  • Fixed the mana cost on Jack in the Box to correctly be 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 from 60 at all levels


  • Two-Shiv Poison active range increased to 625 from 600


  • Two-Shive Poison
    • Activating on a target while Shaco is in stealth will cause him to become visible
    • Cooldown reduced to 8 seconds from 13
    • Mana cost reduced to 70 from 80
  • Deceive crit bonus reduced to 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 form 50 / 70 / 90 / 110 / 130%
  • Jack-in-the-Box
    • Damage per hit reduced to 35 / 55 / 75 / 95 / 115 from 35 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 125
    • Damage AP ratio reduced to 25% from 35%
    • Mana cost reduced to 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70% from 70% at all levels


  • Fixed a bug where Jack-in-the-Boxes would stop firing after they killed a monster


  • Hallucinate
    • Clone's damage taken changed to 135% at all ranks from 170 / 135 / 100%
    • Cooldown changed to 105 / 90 / 75 from 75
  • Fixed a bug in which Shaco's clone was dealing bonus damage
  • Fixed a bug where casting Hallucinate while you have the Deceive buff caused the clone to always crit
  • Deceive
    • Cooldown now triggers when leaving stealth
    • Cooldown reduced to 8.5 from 10 at all ranks
  • Fixed a bug in which Jack In The Box would sometimes not attack monsters
  • Fixed a bug where placing Jack In The Boxes atop of units caused them to spawn in unpredictable locations


  • Jack in the Box's fear range will now match the activation range


  • Jack in the Box magic resistance increased to 100 from 50


  • Deceive
    • Cooldown increased from 9 to 10
    • Mana Cost increased from 80 / 70 / 60 / 50 / 40 to 90 / 80 / 70 / 60 / 50
    • Duration reduced from 5 to 4
    • Range reduced from 575 to 500
  • Two-Shiv
    • Poison Mana Cost increased from 75 to 80
  • Jack in the Box
    • Fear Range reduced from 450 to 400
    • Base Health reduced from 200 to 150
    • Jack in the Boxes are no longer magic immune, but instead have 50 Magic Resist

ShacoSquare.pngShaco released

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