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Taric Statistics for Darrka

Author's performance with Taric compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
3
Win %
48
Kills
1.8
Assists
13.5
Deaths
5.4
KA:D Ratio
2.8
Gold Earned
8.1K
Creep Score
47.3
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Only 3.png. All we want is to peel for our carry as much as possible.

There is almost no way 14.png can be useful for taric. But if you still want to take 14.png - do it when you are sure u can win early fights and enemy team has heavy healing champions, for example 16.png12.png37.png.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Windspeaker vs Bond of stone

Windspeaker. Taric now has 2 shield\heal ability, both of them apply Windspeaker blessing on allies. Its very helpfull, i guarantee you.


Resolve tree:

Recovery. because we need to sutain at early levels and +5% from Unyelding wont affect much.

Explorer. U will spend a lot of time warding and dewarding, so 15 ms will save you a lot of time and exp.

Veteran`s Scars. +45 health at start is awesome. 8% of self-healing not that much cool.

Insight. Just because we want our exhaust would be ready when enemies will try to kill our carries.


Cunning tree:

Wanderer. We wont lasthit minions, so choice is clear.

Secret stash. Essential pick for every support.

Meditation. because Taric has mana issues. Also 5% bonus dmg doesnt affect much on Taric.

Dangerous game. this mastery may save your life or even win you a game in late game fights. Also we wont game much gold from bandit.

Intelligence. Well, 5% cdr is awesome. especially on Taric.

Windspeaker. It procs from our shatter.png,imbue.png. More heals, more shields, more armor. What can be better?

Abilities Back to Top

W
Q
E
W
W
R
W
Q
W
Q
R
Q
Q
E
E
R
E
E
Passive
Q
2
8
10
12
13
W
1
4
5
7
9
E
3
14
15
17
18
R
6
11
16
Our Skill order: R>W>Q>E.
shatter.png provides maxixmum sustain and also grants you bonus armor.
Max imbue.png first if only enemy bot has a lot of AP dmg (ex. 143.png , 43.png63.png etc. )

shatter.png vs dazzle.png at lvl 1

You always want to take gromps\golems at lvl1.  shatter.png is much more usefull for this.
Even if your jungler refuses to give u gromps\golems and u just pull them for him - its still provides more utility for lvl 1.

imbue.png vs dazzle.png at lvl 2

This one is much more questionable.
If u feel that u can kill your enemies at lvl 2, or at least harras and zone them hard, get dazzle.png at lvl2. Also when u have  51.png236.png119.png and other agressive carries or line just goes into your favor, do it.

But IMO Taric is much more about defencive plays. so get your heal, wait for lvl 3, where u can get some picks and wait for your opponents mistake.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Start this 100% of the time

Core Items

    Core build in most of games
    If enemy team doesnt have much AP
    vs. heavy AD\AP team comps. More detailed opinion below

Situational Items

    Nice lategame items
    If enemy team has a lot of AP
    if you have hypercarry Marksman like jinx, tristana, twitch etc.

3401.png VS 2303.png

Both of this item are good on taric. There are 3 main reasons why i call 2303.png our core:
1)2303.png gives us pack of 4 wards, while usual 2049.png provides only 3. BOYZ! TRUST ME, VISION WINS YOU GAMES. IN EVERY DIVISION.
2)It takes 1 slot in your inventory instead of 2. This may win your a game, if it goes late.
3)it is cheaper to build, so you can build your other core items faster. Why cheaper if they both cost 2.2k?
Because in fact our building pass will look like this:
2049.png 800g + 3097.png 850g + 550g upgrade cost = 2303.png 2.200g

2049.png 800g + 3097.png 850g + 3067.png 800g + 550g upgrade cost = 3401.png + 2049.png3000g NOTICE! U will always build sightstone first item, because vision = OP.

When u`d better build 3401.png?
1)If enemy team is full AD, so you dont need to build 3190.png. So you still will be able to shield your struggling mates. (in other cases 3190.png is much more effective to build than 3401.png);
2)If enemy team has superfed assasin or bruiser, which can kill your carry before your ultimate will proc. In that case we build both 3190.png and 3401.png.

About boots in 6.11

3009.png Got nerfed. again.
I dont recommend to build it now, since other boots provide much more utility and almost same movespeed.
3047.png or 3111.png is our best choice now. Try to build them during games.
You can try to build 3158.png, but nowdays u can easily reach 45% cdr with ur other items. So i dont think its a usefull investment.
 Get 3117.png if you want to roam and ward\deward a lot. But personally i dont like this boots on taric.

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Alistar
    Easy
  • Annie
    Hard
  • Bard
    Medium
  • Blitzcrank
    Medium
  • Brand
    Hard
  • Braum
    Medium
  • Janna
    Medium
  • Leona
    Easy
  • Sona
    Hard
  • Soraka
    Medium
  • Thresh
    Easy
  • Trundle
    Easy
  • Zyra
    Hard

VS

Alistar

Easy

Alistar is all about landing WQ combo. 

This is when Taric becomes very usefull.
Ur kit is designed just for this situation - saving ur dying allies.

VS

Annie

Hard

Annie is all about burst AP damage. 

You wont have a chance to proc your ultimate before she will land her burst on you.

VS

Bard

Medium

Matchup of skill. U have absolutely different kit, so its hard to compare this 2 guys.

What you should know: u will struggle a lot while laning. There`s also huge chance that bard will avoid ur dazzle.png with bardE.png.
Also ur Ults counter eachother. And it depends a lot who will cast its own first.
If Bard cathces ur teammates while they are under tarichammersmash.png effect => GG WP.
In other way if bard catches someone with bardR.png. u can simply put ur ult on them right after bardR.png goes off.

VS

Blitzcrank

Medium
53.png is always pain in the ass.
Try to protect ur carry from rocketgrab.png & powerfist.png combo. Its better for you to make fights on your own terms.
Also it depends a lot which marksman you have.

VS

Brand

Hard

absolutely broken in 6.9 and very painfull for Taric at all.

Try to get 3190.png as fast as u can. And cry for help from your teammates

VS

Braum

Medium

Braum and Taric has pretty much similar kit in term of supporting.

Braum usually sronger at early game. But later Taric`s kit becomes more valuable.

VS

Janna

Medium

Top tier support. 

Try to pick her if there`s a chance instead of Taric (joke... or not?)
No problems while laning, but she`s absolute beast in terms of peeling for her ADC.

VS

Leona

Easy

All her kit is focused on heavy all-ins. And who`s the best support vs enemy all-ins? Yeah baby. its fabulous 44.png.

start casting your tarichammersmash.png if 89.png is going all-in and her team follows. this will make all her engage totaly useless

VS

Sona

Hard

You are probably going to struggle a lot.

Try to survive early game. Later on its all gonna be in ur favor.

VS

Soraka

Medium

Soraka is a top tier support at this moment.

You wont have any problem laning vs her at early levels, but late game she can provide much more utility than you in teamfights.
NOTICE! This doesnt mean Taric is a bad support. He is kind of a conterpick, which shines vs exact opponents

VS

Thresh

Easy

Depends on how good 412.png is.

Hey may cause you some troubles while laning. But late game is totaly in 44.png favor.

VS

Trundle

Easy

Our kit works very good vs trundle.

U can consider Taric as a counter to Trundle.
Each time he cathces someone with trundleE.png - just shatter.png him and dazzle.png into trundle face right after. GG WP.
Same for Trundle`s trundleR.png.

VS

Zyra

Hard

A lot of AP damage.

Taric will always go bad vs AP champs

So how Taric actually works? Back to Top

When should you pick Taric:

1) If enemy team has a lot of AD champs. Taric directly scales from armor. The more AD damage enemy team has -> more utility you will provide.
2)If enemy team has all-in champs (ex. 24.png,59.png,56.png,23.png,5.png etc.). They cant oneshot your carry and you will have time to succesfully proc your ultimate and watch how they`r doing no damage to you.
3)When enemy team got  238.png. Because zedR.png need 3 sec to proc, while Taric`s tarichammersmash.png needs 2.5s. What can better? I guess only old 3140.png... 3070.png3070.png3070.png.
4)Good counterpick vs 203.png. Cast your ultimate at the time Kindred ult ends, so u will have 2.5s of invulnerability to finish low hp enemies. ( if u are in the same team is also good)

Early game:

1)Always try to get Golems\Gromps. Taric provide enough utility & damage to take them. This will give huge advantage to your early.
2)Laning for Taric is the worst time. Try to farm carefully and wait for lvl 6.
3)If there`s an opportunity - call for gank. properly landed stun can make a lot of problems to enemy.

Mid game/Late game:

Since we get lvl 6 its our time to shine. Fighting with Taric is all about all-ins. You have to make your enemy to start a fight with no escape possibilities. AND WHEN THERE IS NO CHANCE WE WIN THIS FIGHT COMES COSMIC RADIANCE, BOOM! WIN!
Your ultimate is designed to cast when your carry is being dived or when your frontline goes deep into enemy team. Both of this are viable choises for putting all your skills into.
Try to get as much heroes as possible while casting your imbue.png and tarichammersmash.png. Dont forget that tarichammersmash.png also has AoE effect, so u can cover more than just you and your shielded ally with it.

Properly landed tarichammersmash.png can win you fight. If its a late game -> this may win you a game.

What`s next? Back to Top

Hey guys! Thanks for reading this guide.

I will try to update it and fill with information as long as it goes. Stay tuned, press like and join discussion to make this guide even better :)
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