Originally Posted by Morello
He teleports and slows you so fast you can't react. The team with Shaco can zone the enemy all they want unless he shows because of how lightning-fast his gank is - wards do nothing effective against in many cases. The Deceive range nerf is to give you another ~1 second to react to it, and hopefully do something to better your position.
He also split-pushes like a monster, so even late-game he has strong use in coordinated teams.
Shaco should be a ganker, but there's a volume level that's appropriate
finally, i'm glad someone actually gets it. But i gotta say, i still don't understand the sense in him having an on-hit slow, and i don't understand why that pbe change was reverted immediately. How is it not enough for him to have the two-shiv active on top of an insanely strong ganking tool like deceive? Especially when a good Shaco also has a fear to throw into his ganks too?
Honestly, i would have preferred for him to lose the two shiv passive slow (and have it replaced by that partial blind on non-champs or whatever), keep the active slow, up the magnitude on it a bit (+10% at all levels), and maybe make it interact with his passive to extend the duration by a second or something if he backstabs them with it.
I mean, Deceive has always irritated me and struck me as imbalanced, but it is understandably part of his style, so whatever. But that two shiv passive just isn't. I genuinely just don't see a reason he should have it.