Originally Posted by Lockedbob
Golem at level one can be done without getting meki. If you head straight after buying an item you manage to place 5 JitB before golem spawns.
However I prefer lizard for the reason below:
Something that works for me is getting the red elixir and drinking it right when lizard spawns. I then tank and kill lizard with JitBx5. I have 2 HP pots and 2 MP pots and I drink one of each and by the time i get on my lane I`m almost level 2 if not level 2. I get one point in deceive at level 2 pop stealth one JitB behind my target exhaust(improved) hit from behind for a huge crit, ignite and have the kill. With a decent ally you should usually kill the second guy as well cause of your lizard buff. Head back home and you have 2 sheen components except the recipe(or stay on the lane and take the last hits for the sheen).
From there on it's really your choice.
this is EXACTLY what i use to do for my DPS build on shaco funny thing is ive never won a single game without DPS shaco and only lost 4 with him im at a 20/10 ratio
basically ive lost 4 won 20 with dps and then lost 5 trying to learn an AP shaco and lost another due to feeders (not blaming them it just happens sometimes) with my do or die build i didnt do HORRIBLY that time but i did pretty bad went 6/4 funny though that 4 of those were on the all mighty fed udyr everyones complaining about
heres a breakdown of what ive been doing with shaco what i started trying with shaco and what im trying now with shaco
i would grab my fortitude run up to golem or lizard (pending on if i was purple or blue team due to them being easier pending on team then i would go SOME damage (basically just an infinities edge) then pure attack speed would solo baron and BD turrets all day long along with only ever having 1 game i went negative with that build my average was 15-20 kills and 0-5 deaths obviously i got bored of that but still enjoyed playing shaco overall due to his mind **** play style
so i tried AP shaco for about 5 games not once did i get over 2 kills and not once did i get less than 10 deaths AP shacos play style is just so drastically different that i couldnt shaco off how i use to play well enough
so now im going for a do or die build its basically what i see as a nice in between of play styles i can get in and nuke then if they die sweet if not i better get our before i do die but i dont have to TOTALLY rely on luring 1 or 2 people into my JITBs or something to get the kill