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Aggresive Taric - Lord of the bloodstones (AKA...

Creator: fireleopard23 September 19, 2012 9:28pm
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So I was talking to a friend of mine recently about ridiculous builds on characters when I suggested a AD/AP Hybrid Taric. We laughed and then actually stopped to think about it. Between his passive (which restores mana based on damage done) and the 3-second CDR on his heal when he hits an enemy champion, he seems very well designed to work off Attack Speed and Attack Damage. His ult gives Ability Power and Attack Damage to all his allies but why not take advantage of it on him too. So I've tried it out in a couple of games now and it has worked fairly well. I think if I can just come up with a solid build, it could make a huge impact in game.

So what I've built on him so far was

Nashor's Tooth
Boots of Swiftness
Guinsoo's Rageblade
Rod of Ages
Hextech Gunblade (Though a Lichbane or Trinity Force might be better)

Just want to get you guy's thoughts on the idea or input on to the build itself
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Are you playing as a support? That's usually what Taric does, and he does not have enough to gold to build even half of that as a support, since he will spend so much gold on wards.

Regardless, this build leaves you way too squishy. Your W and Q are not enough to keep your alive for any appreciable amount of time, especially since you have to spend the self-buff part of W for it to do damage.

If you do want to build Taric as something other than a support, I highly suggest running him as a bruiser. With just a bit of AD, his W allows him to do surprising amounts of autoattack damage, and his R is an impressive steroid. My usual build for bruiser Taric (which I've only used bottom lane 1v2, when my AD has been absent for some reason) is Philo, boots, HoG, Chain Vest, Phage, and then it gets a little situational. Trinity Force is really good on him, as is Wit's End and Frozen Mallet. Randuin's is a no-brainer, since he has an armor steroid; Frozen Heart is also good, as we as other standard tank items.

However, I don't believe that Taric has the early game damage necessary to hold his own top lane, and he's not mobile enough to work well mid. He remains best as a support.
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the only good time to use the rageblade is when you use Kayle solo top or mid
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Try nashor's tooth,gusinos rage blade,hex tech gun blade, archangels staff,lich bane,trinity force.
Great damage and ability power might be tricky torun until you have master using your vampirism a to keep full hp. But your dips is strong and so is your ap.
Very expensive to build almost 20 k
You would be better of going bruiser-support to maximize your ability to heal-tank damage-support carries. Otherwise a lot of your potential is wasted on trying to balance low hp high will get focused quickly in team fights and will lose most of your tankin power to really do real good.
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I hardly see a reasonable explanation for Switfness and Manamune. Your burst AND sustained damage in team fights should surprise people a LOT though.

@Lifebaka: Actually, a Taric with some flat AP has scary heals for early game. Since he has TONS of free armor, he will be pretty much impossible to beat if you're an AD champion. Sort of a Yorick without the crazy 6v5 ult. But a bajilion moar burst.
I wouldnt try it myself, but I believe a well built Taric could hold any AD top lane, in low to mid-range ELO at least.
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I don't see Taric being anything else then a very strong support.

He destroys squishies, he, imho, will stand no chance vs a Darius, lee or even garen. He might tank quite nicely, but he won't win his lane.

I play Taric bot, I feed my ad carry with the enemy squishy support. I can easily burst down their carry to half help with 1 stun, a w and a few auto attacks. Add his ult when he's level 6 and theres goes a free kill for the carry. Taric hits over 85 damage lvl 1 with ar pen against a carry with no ar runes. PLay taric bot, support well, win games.

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