Full Build AP
Not Updated For Current Season
The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Threats to Taric with this build
|Sona||Since Taric has lost his point and click stun. Sona has become much harder to deal with. Her poke can give you some problems, but she is squishy. When engaging focus on her first. Swap Boots of Swiftness for Boots of Mercury Threads|
I don't claim to be the best league of legends player, but I love my Taric. My build below focuses on getting that 45% cooldown as fast as possible so that you can reduce the cooldown on his stun. It is a sort of glass cannon build, but it has worked for me. I hope that my guide brings you more joy in playing my favorite champ.
This is not an in depth guide. I just wanted to share my build with other Taric mains.
Make no mistake that you will be more squishy with this rune build, but if you play it right you will completely dominate your lane and possibly the whole game.
9X Mana regen seals - Taric's abilities utilizes a great amount of mana resources. This helps Taric to use his stun and abilities more frequently
9X Armor Marks - This will give Taric a little more defense against AD
9X Scaling cooldown reduction - Using scaling cd is better than flat cd reduction runes. this means you do not have to compromise on less tanky items. The only cd item you will get is Iceborn Gauntlet. It is the perfect item as it also works well with taric's passive as well as increasing his damage.
1X Quints of CD reduction - To give you even more cooldown
2X Quints of Movement Speed - Because Taric is melee, movement speed will help for engages and escape
I will only discus 1 mastery here. Why did I choose Thunderlord's Decree and not Windspeaker's Blessing.
In my personal opinion the new heal on Taric is extremely weak. I think that Thunderlord's Decree works really well with Taric's new passive of increased attack speed for 2 hits. You will be able to proc it regularly and increase your damage.
Remember that this build will make you squishy until you get your tank items. During the lane phase you need to keep your distance or hide in the bush. You need to wait until the enemy team tries to engage your ADC. Your stun will provide the protection. This is when you can really do some damage. You can also try and stun when the enemy has a few enemy minions left in lane. Try and get stuns off regularly, especially when they are out of position. Once stunned you can engage, this is where the MS runes come in handy. Stun, run to enemy, engage, proc Thunderlord's Decree. There is a high chance that your ADC will finish the kill. Finaly please don't hesitate to use your Ultimate to dive towers.
Again please remember you are not the tank. What I normally do is use bastion on one of my engaging team members. I then stay back and throw those stuns while he engages. This also allows you to protect the back line as well. This also provides that your ultimate covers a large area including the back line. You can also engage on single enemy targets. and let your team do the rest.
Taric provides so much utility for your team. I really hope this guide will provide you fun in your games, and hopefully you will also convert to a main Taric.