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Taric Build Guide by SterlingLuster

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League of Legends Build Guide Author SterlingLuster

Taric- Destroy and Defend

SterlingLuster Last updated on May 30, 2016
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Ability Sequence

2
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
3
14
15
17
18
Ability Key W
1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





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.



Masteries

Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 0

Wanderer
 
 
5/
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merciless
 
 
5/
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Bandit
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
5/
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
1/
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
1/
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 12



Threats to Taric with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Taric Not saying much about this. If you are reading this guide, it's probably for Ranked. If you are playing Taric in Draft Mode, you won't play against yourself. So, if you are in a Banless Blind Pick, just be better than the other Taric.
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Runes

Taric's runes typically run more to the side of Armor and Health, which are great with his kit.

If you are looking to deal a lot of damage with your Dazzle, try some AP per Level Gylphs for some early game safety (so you aren't stealing kills) while securing your place in teams fights outside of Heals, Shields, and Invulnerability. If surviving is more your worry, grab some Scaling Magic Resist Glyphs, these will help you keep standing in the face of some magic types.

Taking some Hybrid Pen. Marks gives your Dazzle and your passive, Bravado, extra damage. These are easily exchanged for Armor Marks.

If you feel confident and want to exchange your Quintessences (which I don't recommend) go for flat AP Quints. These give you extra bite early and increases your Heal.


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Masteries

Taric typically runs more tank than this, but the Cunning Keystone, Windcaller's Blessing increases not only Starlight's Touch and Bastion, but imparts MORE of your armor and some of your magic resist with Bastion, but in an area with Starlight's Touch.


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Pros / Cons

Pros:
High Armor
Good sustain
Peel while moving
invulnerability makes for good turret seizing

Cons:
Spell Shields make you useless
Not squishy but easily caught out
No reliable "medium" damage. Usually too much or too little
Dazzle can exhaust all Relic Shield charges


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Creeping

With Relic Shield, try to focus the artillery minions for more gold while trying to pick up CS your ADC might miss, better you grab it with Relic Shield than miss it completely.


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Team Work

In team fights, use your Starlight's Touch and Cosmic Radiance when everyone is close by. Use Bastion strategically, assessing the area by the following criteria:
Who needs the shield (HP or nearby enemies)
What objective is being taken or stolen (where enemies may come from or leave)
Who can you hit with Dazzle quickest

When using Dazzle, don't be afraid to flash in for a cheap kill on a HIGH PRIORITY ENEMY. If it secures a kill on their highest lvl or DPS, don't feel too bad about flashing in to take them out, or stealing that kill.


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Being a Support/How to deal with ADCs

Being a support main myself, I am VERY well versed in many types of ADCs. Rarely will supports be thanked for their efforts and people are usually quick to blame them for most things. THIS IS NOT THE SAME FOR EVERYONE. I've have ADCs ONLY thank me and some practically grovel at my feet. Be aware that the MUTE function is perfectly viable if you are being harassed. If you get a kill and people get mad, just say sorry if you feel like it. DO NOT FEEL BAD ABOUT CARRYING IF YOU DO. If you end up carrying and saving people, they tend to come around.

IF YOU SAVE SOMEONE AT LOW HEALTH AND TAKE THEIR KILL:
"Better I get the kill than you dying."

Be good, be unapologetic for your good plays, be generous.


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Thanks!

Thank you for reading. Leave a comment if you want, let me know what you think and please remember: This build is not an every game build, it is more for when a team lacks damage or if you feel like carrying.