Tanky Support Taric
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[*] Why two supports
[*] Counters Heal Reductions
[*] Important Assassins
[*] Pro's and cons and How to Play Taric + Soraka
This is my First Guide For my Friends based on the experience i have so far.
I am not the greatest lol player in history, doubt anyone is.
This is not a Guide on how to own, whale, troll or rape on others.
its also far from perfect, ill be updating it over a course of two weeks. My aim is to use this guide in games for the next two weeks.
This is version one of the guide.
Greater Mark of Attack Damage
Greater Mark of Armor
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Glyph of Scaling Health
Greater Quintessence of Gold
| Ninja Tabi Locket of the Iron Solari Frozen Heart
Ruby Sightstone zeke's herald Will of the Ancients
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Mark of Ability Power
Greater Glyph of Ability Power
Greater Quintessence of Ability Power
| Sorcerer's Shoes Locket of the Iron Solari Will of the Ancients
Abyssal Scepter zeke's herald Liandry's Torment
Try To give Taric as much armor through Runes and Masteries as you can as he and your dou partner will benifit from this greatly.
Ninja Tabi + Locket + Frozen Heart Give Alot of Armor for his Aura, the team will love it.
Give Soraka Ability power through Runes and Masteries as Her Q Already Reduces Magic Restance to the max of -120
All buffs from Aura Items can stack only once, so it doesnt help to Buy a third one, because only 2 will work together.
Debuffs from Aura items will not stack, So 2 Frozen Heart's will not debuff the enemy with -40% attack speed.
Why Two Supports
If you read My notes in the Item section for Taric and soraka, then just imagin when we put all that together. So what does Taric + Soraka with the item builds provide the team :
+56 Magic Resistance
+27 Armor + Soraka's 3 sec Buff = Max 132 Armor
+75 ad (+ including tarics Ulti that lasts 10 seconds)
+95 ap (+ including Tarics Ulti)
+460 Absorb Shield From Locket
+10 hp regen
-20 Reduce Magic Resistance debuff + Sorakas Q Stacks = Max -140 reduce magic res
-30 Armor (when taric Uses W but then u loose 27 armor buff for 10 seconds)
-20% Attack Speed
Soraka Provides 406 Heal Plus 105 armor buff + 605 Heal (ulti) = 1011 Heal
Taric provides 220 Heal, but with all the Ap Buffs it will be = 275 Heal
Taric Summoners Heal 355
Thats 3 Heal Sources for the Team.
If every you Buy Spirit Visage, You will Recieve Massive Heals From All items and Heals.
Although These Stats Are SO Nice, We Lack Alot of Damage and to make up for the lack of damage Try to organise with the rest of the team Some Assassins and Bruisers.
PLEASE you must ban Blitz, and thresh. If Soraka gets Grabbed then its only down hill from there.
Counters Heal Reduction
So What will counter a taric and Soraka Dou Bot Lane? or Through out the game if things dont go well.
Always try to Buy Spirit Visage to help Improve Healing To you. Because, Ignite only Last 5 seconds, And you cant always Ignite All 5 ppl of a team.
Execution Calling Only Reduce's Healing for 1.5 sec, so they have to stick on you.
Morellonomicon only reduces healing for seconds ONLY when you below 40% hp.
And i mean you have spell vamp, life steal, 4 healing sources, play your game right and you will never drop below 65% hp.
Taric and Soraka Lack Alot of Kill potential and Damage, Because they are spamming spells specially Soraka's Q, they gonna push Creep Constantly, So they Are Pron To Ganks.
You need jungler to gank for kills, AND you Need an Assassin playing mid to come gank and score kills. Very Well Played Plays Can Garrentttttteeeeee This.
Notice! with Soraka + Taric, Ur assassin can tower dive providing Taric Gets a Stun off First or of Soraka Gets a spell of First to get tower agro.
YOU NEED Assassins on your team, ITS a MUST for this to work
High Damage for mid are :
Ahri, Akali, Fizz, Kassadin, Katrina, Kha zix, Leblanc, LeeSin, Malzhar, Pantheon, Talon, Trist, Xerath, Zed, Temo, Twisted Fate, Jinx, Gragas, Kennen, Brand, Kayle.
High Damage For jungle are :
Lee Sin, Khazix, Zed, Yi, Jax, Nocturne, Pantheon, Evelyn, Shaco, Riven, Vi, Xin, Regnar, Aatrox, Jarvan, Jinx, Diana, Wukong, Shyvana, Olaf.
High Damage Top Lane:
Kha zix, Wukong, Regnar, Riven, Diana, Kennen, Zed, Elise, Darius, Draven, Vayne, Jinx, Pantheon, Quin, Fiora, Lucian, Jarvan, Jax, Udyr, Kayle, Xin, Jayce, Akali, Vi, Yi, Nocturne.
Pro's and cons and How to Play Taric + Soraka
SPAM Soraka's Q, ON EVERYTHING!
Try and Hit Champs with ur Q and let taric heal u up. If Taric Gets a stun off on them, go in and Q. Ur Q Clears waves like a monster, u can Q them as they Tower hug and just back before tower hits u.
Taric Must Ward River, U cannot Be gank or its down hill. Ban Grabbers, So u are safe in ur dou bot lane.