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Zeke's Herald and Will of the Ancients on Taric

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I was thinking that Zeke's herald and Will of the Ancients would be a good item on taric considering that he is a support tank. I personally think that these two items would turn a team fight in your allies' favor. My friend tells me that it is more important to build lifesteal and spellvamp for one person than the whole team because it got nerfed, but i think that it would still help with taric's heal's cooldown. The cooldown at level 5 is 14 seconds and a lot can happen in that amount of time. Your thoughts?
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As long as you're not sacrificing your durability, I dont't see why not. I know that "support" comes before "tank" but let's be real, if you can last long enough to use your heal twice, then what's the point in cdr, right? Otherwise, your thoughts seem good. Nothing like spamming heals and stuff all over the place to annoy your enemy lol

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Taric is , at his heart, a support. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking those if your team needs them. Sure, you lose out on some durability, but you have a true tank on your team to worry about that. You are merely an offtank. Just watch your CDR, don't go over the 40% cap. If you want a bit bigger opinion, check out the guide I wrote up on the guy, it's in my sig.

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I wouldn't get wota on him, maybe if I had a vlad or cassiopeia on my team and they really needed a second one, but eh, wouldn't get it until the end. I usually only get zeke's if there are 3 or more champions that will benefit from it
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Zeke's isn't bad on Taric, but I can't imagine getting it in most games either. As a support, Taric is very likely to be building both Philosopher's Stone and Heart of Gold. After boots and holding a slot for wards (which you might as well do, since you'll never finish a full build as a support anyway), that's four items. In order to get Zeke's finished quickly, you'd have to rush it after this core, so you'd miss out on building Shurelya's, Randuin's (which is great on Taric; Shatter is .6 seconds on the active for free), and Aegis before about 40:00 on the clock. Those three items probably do more for your team, at least most of the time, which is why I would have a lot of trouble justifying building Zeke's before them. Building Zeke's after them is a possibility, but few games last that long.

WoTA is not that good on Taric. He doesn't have much of a reason to want AP himself, he can't use the spellvamp himself, and most of his team won't benefit from either of those stats either. Perhaps in very AP heavy comps, but even most of those can just build their own.
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I'm not a very big fan of Zeke's Herald. I mean, yeah, when you're done building your Aegis of the Legion, shurelya's reverie and Randuin's Omen, then you could start building zeke's herald.
I don't ever get to that point, though because I just spend all the money on sight wards.
I would never build zeke's herald instead of Aegis of the Legion though unless you're having a tank in your team who builds it.

There are some cases where zeke's herald is pretty good. That's when your whole team consists of AD carries. But then again, it would be your team composition that needs improvement.

As for Will of the Ancients: I wouldn't get that one. Your reasoning isn't very convincing either because seriously, no one plays Taric for his Imbue or his healing power generally. It's so weak compared to his other skills.
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The funniest thing ever IMO is AP Soraka... It took a whole team a good 15 seconds to nuke me down at lvl 18 one game haha

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