This bot combo might look a bit odd at first, but believe me it is very strong. But watch out, it is getting nerfed soon. So better play it now, before LoL Patch 13.16 releases!
A rather unusual combination of champions has comes up in the bot lane. Especially, the support is rather rare in this position. A couple of patches ago, players found this OP combo with a stellar duo win rate of over 54 percent. And since then, the win rate has never dropped lower than to 53 percent. So what is that crazy effective combo?
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Why Are Shaco And Ezreal So Good Together?
Ezreal, Shaco is the combo we are talking about. The two champions synergize very well together and tend to bully most lanes with their poke. Ezreal is already a good poke champ by himself. With his E and Q, he deals some devastating damage. The low mana costs on his Q also helps him to get through the laning phase with ease. With his high mobility, he is relatively safe on his own as well. That makes also weak side lanes playable for him and allows Shaco to roam around the map.
Shaco support hasn't been seen that much play in recent times. Nonetheless, his Jack in the box (W) pairs very well with the poke from Ezreal. The Fear that is caused by the boxes helps Ezreal hit his spells, and the extra damage it deals is also pretty handy.
As Shaco you go for an AP build, as per usual on support, to gain some damage from your W on plus. With Liandry's Anguish and an Hourglass, you are already pretty strong as Shaco.
As AD-Carry, Ezreal has a variety of viable item builds. Trinity Force, Duskblade of Draktharr and Navori Quickblades are all very good Mythic Items for him. Followed by Manamune and, depending on if you already have a Sheen Item, an Essence Reaver. Then, you are good to fight. Also, Serylda's Grudge feels pretty solid on him.
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But, sadly enough, not for long. There is already a nerf incoming. Riot will weaken Shaco support in Patch 13.16. The Champion's Mana Regeneration will decrease and his W is going to have a fixed mana cost. So you should play this bot duo now as long it is that powerful.
So what are you waiting for? In to the Solo-Que with your friend and start climbing. It's not long till Wednesday.
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