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Threats to Taric with this build
|Yasuo||as long as you get close enough to land your e(windwall) you can easily 1v1 him even if you are far behind|
.... is probably the first thing everyone thinks when you pick taric. Well i can tell you why. With the last patch Masteries got reworked completly and taric benefits a lot from that. I think that Taric is a very strong pick against ad teams(again the buff of yasuo is an indirect taric buff through masteries). Be aware that this is no high elo guide!!! I am currently silver and taric is amazing and just smashes his enemys but im pretty sure that changes as soon as you climb higher.
So one of the most important things about playing taric is that you have to use you passive all the time. It makes you able to spam stuns and heals and is very important for your damage. That means you always go for: ability, AA, ability, AA, ability, AA.... and i mean ALWAYS. This is why i invest so much in cdr. If you dont do this you will have way to much cooldown and will loose every 1v1 and your ult cooldown is something like twice as high. Also i would not recommend to use the E to initiate fights if your team has better options because it can be used very effectively to protect your adc and you have really long cooldowns as long as you are not in the middle of a fight.
ibg vs tonsofdamage(trinity force)
I think this is pretty similar to the way you choose tonsofdamage over ibg on skarner. You can use every stat you gain from ibg while you cant do much with the crit or attackspeed of tonsofdamage. Also it helps a lot with ganking and actually killing people because taric is obviously not a dps machine and sometimes people will just walk away because you dont have the damage to finish them of. (a little thx to dercrazyede at this point who made me love the pre-juggernaut-update-skarner pls check out his awesome guide if you are planning on playing skarner in the future: this one )
Creeping / Jungling
I would always recommend starting blue. Even if your top doesnt want to help you because the buff is just amazing on taric.
my cry for help
In the last chapter i just want to ask people that are better at the game and maybe even tryed taric jungle for help to help me improve this guide and my taric.(also DaFeist is the one and only taric-master so challenge him for a 1v1)