Originally Posted by Tekel
how do you gank a yorick lane that has been fed 2 irelia kills by 3 minutes in?
With red buff + exhaust you can still nail a kill on the yorick with an Irelia on your team. She lands stun you pop out and AA with deceive + red buff. Both of you share the damage taken and exhaust him, problem solved. If you mean a yorick that is SUPER fed and past 6, the best way around it is to get your Mid fed with a kill or two, and have them come 3 man gank top with you.
Originally Posted by RicochetRicochet
How do you do anything with that champion? Seriously when I play him I just feed.
What runes do you use? Masteries?
How often do you gank?
Do you even farm your own jungle?
When should you by oracle's?
Why am I asking all of these questions?
Do you think that it's appropriate to rush oracles to camp one specific lane for the first 10 minutes of a game?
Do you think that lategame it is better to focus on teamfighting or split pushing?
Do you think that Shaco can be played as an assassin?
Do you play Shaco as a tanky dps?
Do you buy Guardian Angel regularly?
Do you think Mobility Boots are an ideal purchase?
I use flat AD reds + quints, armor yellows, flat MR blues. Masteries 21-0-9 taking the 2 left side columns in offense tree. In utility I like improved recall, mana/level, flat mana regenl (3 points) 1 point in the movespeed and then 1 point in your extra neutral buffs.
Mana without blue buff isnt a problem with the base mana regen + the utility tree which is why I like 3 points in that instead of 4 points in the movespeed. The 21 in offense lets you hit real hard early-mid game so that extra damage helps you snowball.
I gank A LOT. Most games I am ganking more than I am actually farming the jungle. But yes I still do farm my jungle (and the enemies as well :P). As for buying oracles, I play super aggressive (I love doing tower diving ganks) so I dont like to buy oracles. I buy a hefty amount of vision wards though.
As for the rest of your questions I will answer together (some of them overlap). Buying an early oracles and bombarding one lane with ganks won't work out as well as you hope it will. The 400g on Shaco is a lot to drop for it to potentially backfire. Once you get your boots of mobility (I believe this is 100% necessary) you open A LOT of room for new gank potential since you move faster and can come from unwarded places. Late game I usually do split pushing + team fighting in conjunction with one another. I never strictly team fight, nor do I only split push. Each game calls for its own circumstances depending how my team is doing. Most of the time I can split push a lane and then join the team fight when it starts maybe 5 seconds later since run time between lanes near a base is short with boots of mobility.
As for shaco being an assassin, he is and he isn't. He really is only very effective against the squishy caster + AD carry. Most of the time Deceive + Sheen/Triforce AA + Two Shiv will drop a carry to 40%~ health. Which means you REQUIRE damage from someone else on your team to completely drop their health.
Ultimately for your tanky DPS / Item questions what I would say is the following:
1) Wriggles Lantern 100% all the time.
2) Mobility boots 100% all the time
3) Next item usually will be Phage or Hex Drinker or Aegis of Legion depending how the game is going
4) Trinity Force + Guardian Angel are next in line, Triforce first normally.