Taric Build Guide by Bond00
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Why is AD Taric Playable
I played Taric much as tank as support but then i noticed that taric spells are made to be in one lane with ad carry, then i thought why not be ad taric He has a stun, a AOE skill that reduces armor, heal that can save you from poisons ignites and things like that, and ulti which gives you (and other team mates in range) attack damage and ability power. Dont judge till you try it :) This is Beta version of build and my first Mobafire build so please comment :)
The mana regen is mostly to have some potions in early you will find that taric bruising will only be most effective early you will have to start small invest in to late. Boots are optional mercury, ninja, bersekers depends on the situation. Glacial shroud is overall perfect for taric, his Shatter deals more damage if you have more armor and gives a bigger armor boost to teammates the additional mana stacks up with taric passive which deals 2% additional damage to minions/creeps and 4% to champions from his mana pool. You will soon find that taric is really week to magic damage, but a spectral cowl can change that. Frozen mallet is a more aggresive tanky item i mostly do it for the slow and the additional hipoints which are needed becouse you will have enough ressits from your build, but you can keep glacial instead so its optional. If you still feel the magic damage is a bit too strong finish a spectral crowl in to a banshees or spirit visage either works great on him. Last but not least is the zephyr i build it mainly when i have no mercury since it gives tenacity but that item is mostly for the attack speed with Muramana + Taric's passive and move speed so there would be no escape
Going top with taric isn't that easy but if you can manage to farm up early or even get a couple of kill you can be a really good tank
When you attack someone you should first stun that enemy then get close because of sheen effect you should auto attack your target then use shatter and auto attack again if the target isn't running you can use heal to get another sheen effect if the target is running try to disable him with phage/trinity effect if you don't have them yet just stay close to him and wait until you can stun him again. Ultimate use recommended more with phage
With runes i take att speed early because of reduced heal cooldown reduction is needed with sheen effect. skill order is to max Shatter you will have much Armor early so i take magic resist runes. then finally armor pen. Quintessences
For summoner spells i usually take Exhaust and Flash but Ghost and ignite isn't a bad idea ghost is good for High mobility that Taric Doesn't have
Jungling: Taric jungle is possible and i dare to say really easy yes he is kinda slow but hes ganks are really strong first spell to take Shatter Build is as same a normal jungler just i really recommend the Start fervor its a quite good item matching hes needs