Taric Build Guide by ThunderBolt
Not Updated For Current Season
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.
Welcome to my guide on how to play AP Taric! This is my first guide so if in your eyes I failed miserably, then stop reading HERE. If your still reading, then I'm gonna show you my way to play AP Taric. There are numerous ways to play Taric; Support Taric, Tank Taric, even sometimes jungle Taric. But I believe that if played right and used effectively, AP Taric will save teams, blow people up, and be big differences in games.
Runes and Why I use them.
Lets start off with the Reds:
Greater Marks of insight not only give you great magic penetration, they can make your Dazzle do great amounts of damage, your shatter blow people up, and Radiance win team fights.
Greater Seal of clarity will help you spam those much needed heals out and keep you in the lane longer. I choose Mana per level since they are cheap to buy, are more effective late game, and by level 6 and above you benefit more than the flat mana regen seals.
(ALTERNATIVES: YOU MAY ALSO USE AP SEALS, THEY ARE JUST AS EFFECTIVE.)
No question you should use straight up AP glyphs. ( Per level AP glyphs are also awesome).
(ALTERNATIVES: YOU MAY ALSO USE CDR/ CDR PER LEVEL GLYPHS.)
Again straight up AP Quints are the way to go.
(ALTERNATIVES: YOU MAY ALSO USE CDR QUINTS, MANA QUINTS, MAGIC PEN QUINTS.)
I find the build I use to work best for me. If you feel that your build is better and will help you more when you play AP Taric then by all means use what ever you feel is best. There are multiple ways to build AP Taric, try them all out, find what fits you best, then pwn faces.
I find going into a Doran's Ring first will be the best starting game item. The health, Mana regen, AP all give you that little boost early on. After you farm, get a few kills, maybe even get a tower (it happens), go ahead and build into your death fire grasp (GRAB BOOTS: after getting the Kages Lucky Pick). After that go into a rabadon's Death cap, the AP it gives is INSANE and will help you blow more noobs up. After that I go into a Rylai's Crystal scepter, The Health and AP will again, help you stay in fights longer and blow people up. Then I go into a rod of ages for the health/mana/AP. Then a Banshies veil for the nice Defense it gives. REMEMBER TO BUY WARDS, YOU ARE STILL "KINDA SUPPORT".
AGAIN THIS IS MY PREFERENCE! IF YOUR BUILD IS BETTER FOR YOU THEN USE YOUR FREAKING BUILD :D
I go 9/0/21 because I feel that it will help benefit more to my laneing style, and give me more of a effective presence late game. Another great set up is 21/0/9 (the all AP set up). Remember you are also a "kinda support", and I feel utility will help with the AP presence and Support Presence Taric gives in-game.
Level 1-6, put the first one into dazzle, that way getting first blood in your lane, or ganking blue will make life a lot easier. After that I recommend going into imbue twice to help sustain lanning presence, then put 2 into shatter to help get minons down in a flash. After you grab your Ult at level 6, Max out Shatter, THAT WAY YOU BLOW DA NOOBIES UP. Then max out Dazzle, because by now it hits like a truck. Put points into your ult when you can. After that max your heal.
FLASH AND IGNITE are the way I go.
FLASH AND CLAIRVOYANCE also a great way to go.
FLASH AND TELEPORT if you want to jump right back into farming :D
IF YOU LIKE IT THEN VOTE UP :D
thats all folks haha, if I messed anything up, LET ME KNOW. If your gonna troll me then by all means go ahead haha.