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.
Heal makes you and Taric even harder to kill when you decide to kill turrets in front of the enemies face.
This can make the difference between a kill or not. Flashing forward for a Headbutt into your turret or in the direction of your favor is a great tactic. Feel free to save your *** by flashing through a wall too ^^!
When dropped at the right time, this will make dropping a tower a breeze.
Important to have for you and Alistar when there is no need to base and a tower is open. This is also a great way to help mana hungry teammates in a team fight.
You will be tanking turrets if you and Taric feel secure staying to kill a turret after your minions have been depleted. Going into the defense tree helps a ton. Picking up extra health and reduced damage. The 9 points in offense are for magic penetration on your Pulverize and Headbutt.
Taric dips into the offense tree for the improved Rally. Improved rally will make backdooring and team fights even easier, and the added attack speed and damage will help you maintain your mana while keeping radiance up for towers/team fights (he gains mana when dealing damage).
Attack damage per level to help beat up towers and maintain mana on Taric.
Mana regen per level to have an easier time staying and pushing your lane.
Ability power per level to increase your spells effectiveness mid-late game.