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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by TheOtherWiggan » March 26, 2012 7:43am | Report
Is Taric viable at high levels? I'm looking for a solid support that I'll be able to master as I work my way to 30 and the ranked matches that follow. Trying to find one or two solid champs to play and master. I've tried several champs and have a few that I like. I'm looking to make my main role support. Just thought I'd reach out to you guys an get our opinions.

For any people on here that are master support players feel free to point me toward any guides or info you think I might need.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Luther3000 » March 26, 2012 7:59am | Report
Yes, Taric is strong.

He's best with a strong early AD with good burst since Taric's burst is pretty much the strongest of all supports. You can zone people from the brush and kill them if they come into stun range. If you're going to play defensively don't bother with him, his heal is fairly awful and his lategame isn't that strong.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by koksei » March 26, 2012 8:01am | Report
wouldn't call him "master" support player but you could ask Wayne3100 since he is pretty good.

Dunno if he plays Taric tho but taric is viable for sure.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by xIchi » March 26, 2012 12:31pm | Report
Taric is viable yes.
His W skill passive and active is pretty good!
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Gaiaix555 » April 3, 2012 3:57pm | Report
Taric is one of my more used supports. I find tankier supports like Alistar and Taric to be better than the classic "Heal-n-Shield" supports like Soraka, Janna, and Karma. I find their sheer beefcakey-ness makes them more powerful in teamfights, as they are able to take alot of punishment, whilst supporting. For sake of simplicity, lets look at Taric vs. Soraka

Strong multi-target heal with low(sometimes) cooldown
Innate Aura for your team/carry
No mana problems(assuming you hit things)
Ultimate improves the entire team

Strong heal with an armor steroid, long cooldown
Reduces enemy Magic Resistance if you can keep the pressure on them
Restores mana to others, but can have mana problems
Innate Aura for your team/carry
Ultimate saves lives across the map

The only real noticable differences between the two would be their Auras, the nature of their supporting means, and their beefyness. Taric provides Armor, a Stun, and is a more agressive oriented rock.....Soraka gives Magic Resistance, a Silence, and is a squishy backline medic.

Since you will be fighting an AD carry and an AP support on bottom, Taric's aura is considerably more important than Soraka's(albeit she doesnt have to spend a skill point or two to get her's)

Overall, I would recommend Taric and Alistar over Janna and the ilk.

Hope this helps! :D
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by tweeboy2 » April 3, 2012 7:09pm | Report
I'm not a "masterprouber1337" support. Just an average player.

Taric IMO is good when he's paired with the right carries. I've found Cait works exceptionally well with Taric.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by The Overmyynd » April 4, 2012 6:29am | Report
I play support alot, so i see alot of great players and great combos and how they work. If you want to support as your main, you need 3 to 4 different characters, to pair with different AD carries and 2 different roles. The "traditional" meta in use now, and the less traditional but much more fun "kill lane". As far as "traditional" meta support the best tend to be Taric, Soraka, and Alistar. Ez Soraka bot=GG. The traditional support in the meta basically says that the AD carry gets all the farm, and the "support" job is to make sure the AD carry health bar stays full, one way or the other. Taric is def a viable option in hight ELO. I would suggest owning all 3 so u can counter pick to almost any situation. But for the much more fun "kill lane", there are 2 champs that do the job exceedingly well. Blitzcrank and Maokai both run excellent Kill Lanes. Maokai also is an excellent Zoner, which can win lane by denying enemy champs exp and gold from a mile away. When I as maokai partner with a good ez, we ALWAYS get our first kill lvl 2, and usually First Blood. Of the two, a very good Blitz is probably the best Kill lane supporter, but im kind of biased towards my favorite tree <3. I would suggest you own these two characters as well, if you want to be knows as a Supporter Extraordinaire. Hope this helps XD
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by animorte » April 4, 2012 7:24am | Report
Arguably one of the best supports for early game. He has a great single target CC, Armor debuff, and multi-target sustain. His late game isn't quite as game-changing as some other supports such as Janna, Sona, Lulu, and basically all others that have an AoE CC. He is the only one that gives his entire team a massive damage steroid though.

With Taric, I can almost always get my AD Carry fed, as long as they aren't ******ed. They can be melee or ranged, it doesn't matter. That stun...
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