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League of Legends Build Guide Author AdrienB

Taric, the full tanky support

AdrienB Last updated on May 13, 2012
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Mixed AD/AP team


Heavy AD team

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: 0

Honor Guard

Defense: 21

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 9

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I'm not gonna explain how to play Taric as a support, only giving some advice about his build.
In my opinion, Taric shouldn't be picked as a support in a team when you have already 2 tank (top and jungle). In this case, a champion like Janna or Soraka is much better.
But when your jungle is not a tank like Dr. Mundo, but like Twitch for example, and when the solo top is Irelia and not Shen or Olaf, you should choose Taric for support.

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Runes and masteries

I don't think i have THE runes for tanky Taric, but it works well.

Armor is important, added to his Z you won't take so much dammage by the carry and the support during the lanning phase.

Magic reduce is good in late game, so i choose MR per lvl (better than MR pure since you reach lvl 6)
And because my masteries won't give a lot of gold, I'll go for Gold/10 quint. But if you have it, health quint will be good to.

My masteries looks like a full tank. Enlightenment in defense tree is needed, cause you will spam your skills after (combined with shurelya's reverie and Randuin's Omen it is very nice.
But you can change the other masteries of the tree if you prefer something else.
In Utility, I choose the speed, and because 12mana/lvl isn't a lot, i prefer Good Hands.

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Like in every other support, i go for a Faerie Charm and 2 sight ward. I take only one health pot cause Taric has Imbue, and 2 mana pot for very early game. You won't run out of mana after your first back if you don't spam like hell.
When I do my first back, if all work well, i already have 1 or 2 assist, and I can buy philosopher's stone and again sight ward. If i have a lot of gold, i buy Boots of Speed, or Heart of Gold if I really have a lot.
2nd or 3rd back, you will have your 2 gold items and your final boots. Ninja Tabi or Mercury's Treads, depend of the build of enemy team, and if mid/top feed for example.
After that, you can do the Aegis of the Legion, who is a very good item for support. Right after, finish your shurelya's reverie for cooldown reduction and engage/escape of teamfight.
Finish your Randuin's Omen for more armor if AD on ennemy team is dangerous for you and your team, or a Force of Nature if AP are strong. After Force of Nature finish Randuin's Omen.

You can, if they only have one AP, who has no cs and play very bad, don't take the Force of Nature and go for a Warmog's Armor, or a Sunfire Cape if you think you have enougth health.

I always keep a place for sight ward, and game end before i have enougth gold for a last big item, and keep warding is very important. When I have my 5 items, I take Elixir of Fortitude, and sometimes Elixir of Brilliance.

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Skill Sequence

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

Always take Dazzle first, cause it can bring your team first blood so much easily, in early lane attack or when invading other team blue/red.
Continue with Shatter if your carry AD is close of full life, or Imbue if really needed. Continue by alterning Shatter and Imbue to full them both at lvl 12 and 13. Take Radiance at 6/11/16 like always, and finish with your Dazzle.

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For summoners, i take exaust and Flash, to have an escape (or engage with Flash- Dazzle, wich works really well), and for more control in lane. If my team ask for Clairvoyance I will take it but I personally prefer exaust.

To sum up, Taric is both a support and a tank who can engage in all enemy team and still survive.

Don't forget to take an Oracle's Elixir when you think it's time to unward, except if your jungler already bougth one.

Thank you for reading, it's my first build I will probably upgrade it later.
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