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League of Legends Build Guide Author Rhoxiner

AP Taric FTW

Rhoxiner Last updated on October 12, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Burst them away

Hi guys, this is my first guide to lead you in a very efficent way to play Taric. I havent seen a good ap guide yet, wich i do not understand, because he bursts everything away. He must not only be played in 5 vs 5, but can in 3 vs 3 aswell. The best point for Taric in generall is, that you can play him in every lane: as support bot, full mage mid or top.

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So lets start. Runes can be chosen individual, I prefer Greater Mark of Magic Penetration because they are the only runes that are usefull for magic damage. For seals it is the best to choose for yourself - do you play more aggressive or are you the strategy type? So if you play more to harras the enemy you should go for Greater Seal of Scaling Ability Power and Greater Glyph of Cooldown Reduction. Else you should go for some life by Greater Seal of Vitality and then instead of Greater Glyph of Scaling Ability Power. The Quintessmces are of course Greater Quintessence of Ability Power for enough early damage, there is no really alternetive(magic penetration is ok, but not optimal in my opinion)

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The items are the most important for taric, because he deals not enough damage for example without a Rabadon's Deathcap. Another extremly important item (and very effective one) is Deathfire Grasp, it gives you an extra spell, that deals big damage!!
the rest is kinda individual, but you should buy at least one cooldown reduction item, so you can spam your spells for teamfights or longer 1 vs 1 fights. You can even buy ionic boots instead of magic penetration boots.

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Skill Sequence

I guess the skill sequence is not that diffecult to understand. You max your Shatter spell first. It has the biggest amount of damage and has a usefull passive (armor increase). After you maxed it, it's the best to max Dazzle, because you need as fast as possible as much as possible damage for one shots or big burst damage (you have without Deathfire Grasp only 3 damage spells with high cooldown, so you need to deal as much damage as you can with it).

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Summoner Spells

There is not much to say about. in early game you cant one shot people, so you need Ignite to finish your work. And of course one of the most usefull summoner spells: . In chase your Dazzle --> Radiance --> Shatter combo + Ignite is not enough chase your target with Flash. It can be used for teamfights, to run or chase, important is just that you focus the squishiest one (because in most cases it is the one, that deals the most damage and when you can kill instant its always 4 vs 5 / 2 vs 3 so the teamfight is almost win).
You can even take Clarity instead of Flash because taric needs lots of mana (first of all in early game). And Clarity gives you the needed mana to spam your spells.

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In the end i just want to say: give your best to win the game. Taric is a powerfull mage/ supporter champion and can be used in many ways. This one is an effective one to kill most champions in a few seconds. But everyone is different, so try your own build or gameplay to make your game a win.
PS: Sorry for my bad english, its my first guide so let a feedback here please :)