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Taric Build Guide by MadBrew

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League of Legends Build Guide Author MadBrew

Taric: Gem's are truly outrageous

MadBrew Last updated on May 24, 2012
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Ability Sequence

3
7
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
2
4
5
8
9
Ability Key W
1
14
15
17
18
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 8

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
3/
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Mastermind
 

Utility: 22


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Introduction

Introduction


As you can see this is a Guide about " Taric - The Gem Knight" in Madbrew's point of view.


This guide may not cover all of your doubts but I'll be here to answer them and update this Guide as long as I'm here.

First thing you should know is that you shouldn't follow a guide to the letter at all. Your game play threads what you should wear or do.

There are many ways to play Taric but others than this one or few other types of support Taric will lead you to trolling or to lucky wins



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Pros / Cons

Pros / Cons






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Pros


+ A tank support who acts like a war dog
+ Good Crowd Controler
+ Can easily scare and outzone
+ I could be the whole day telling Taric attributes...
+ I won't be..
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Cons


- Isn't the strongest heal in the game
- Taric isn't a healer at all !
- Might have mana issues, in some cases
- You might be seen as a troll if you aren't experienced enought


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Masteries

Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/5
1/5
3/1
3/5
1/5
4/1
2/5
3/5
1/1
3/1
1/

Summoner's Wrath : Improves our Exhaust so our AD Carry can easily nuke the enemy focused
Brute Force : Gives Taric a welcoming AD
Sorcery : 4% Cooldown reduction that will help you a lot early game
Summoner's Insight & Mastermind : Decreases your flash cooldown so you can make a combo that will devastate your enemy in every situation (Later explain)
Expanded Mind & Meditation : Yes, you are mana hungry you need this
Scout : One of your tasks is to ward, and ward properly for that you'll need this
Greed : Additional 2Gold every 10secs will help you a lot(Later explain)
Wealth : A good Support for your early game since you'll need to get as many Wards and Pots as you can.
Awareness & Sage : Level faster get your skills up as fast as possible and you'll have your job a lot simplified
Intelligence : 6% Cooldown reduction that makes 10% - and your job getting easier


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Runes & Summoner Spells

Runes


Runes

Greater Quintessence of Gold
3

Greater Mark of Armor
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9


About Armor & MR: All together gives you an additional 20,88 armor and additonal 12,69 Magic Resist




Summoner Spells



Exhaust: Needed to disable enemy AD Carry while your AD Carry damages him
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Flash: Needed to gauge or dodge the enemy
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Clairvoyance: Some may prefer this one but in my point of view seems kinda of useless mid/late game



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Skill Sequence & Combo explaining

Ability Sequence Order

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

We want to choose as the first skill Dazzle so you can have early CC and lane control even at Lv. 1. As for the 2nd skill we'll want to get Imbue to give our AD Carry and ourselves some sustain. As for the 3rd skill we want to pick Shatter and then maximize it for greater nukes.

> > > > >

This will be the powerful nuke that you'll use, You'll disable an opponent for real and if he isn't a Tank you may kill him if your not careful (Supports don't usually get kills). You'll make your AD Carry job easier and feed him like a boss.

Most of Taric's don't use this at all since they play very defensive or just poke and run, however Taric is well tanky to carry a whole Team for some time.


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Items

Gold Income

I'll start to explain about your Gold Income Rate:

You can be sure with this build you won't be waiting so long for gold income and that's what defines a good support. You are a Gold dependant since you have to buy Wards and sometimes Oracles the whole game. With the masteries, runes and items I provide you, you'll get an additional 20 Gold from 10 to 10 seconds - That makes 120 additional Gold per minute ! (Excluding normal rates of Gold Income)






Items
This are the items you need at the beginning, they also can be changed in different situations
  • : Needed early game to improve your MP5, and to upgrade it to a Philosopher's Stone
  • : // I usually use one of this to counter other supports warding early game
  • Sight Ward: You can use this one to put wherever you need or want
  • : Quick sustain without the waste of mana
  • : Quick sustain without the waste of mana
  • : Quick regeneration of mana in a important occasion


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Warding



This shows you the best places to put down a ward, and which type of ward.


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Summary

Summary

// I finish telling you reader that a Guide shouldn't be followed to the letter and you should always be flexible when playing.

// This Guide will be updated often since this is just the first phase of it, I will make additions in future to this guide but won't edit since this is the current best way to play Taric, in Madbrew's point of view.






Credits to jhoijhoi for the template, which you can find here.