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Taric Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Relic Shield item Health Potion item3 Warding Totem item
Early Sightstone item Targon's Brace item Boots of Speed item
Essential Face of the Mountain item Mercury's Treads item Oracle Alteration item
Defensive Righteous Glory item Locket of the Iron Solari item Zeke's Convergence item
Situational Knight's Vow item Frozen Heart item Iceborn Gauntlet item Randuin's Omen item Spirit Visage item Abyssal Mask item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Summoner's Rift (Jungler)
Starting Hunter's Talisman item Refillable Potion item Warding Totem item
Early Tracker's Knife item Bami's Cinder item Boots of Speed item
Essential Tracker's Knife (Cinderhulk) item Mercury's Treads item Oracle Alteration item
Defensive Righteous Glory item Locket of the Iron Solari item Zeke's Convergence item
Situational Knight's Vow item Frozen Heart item Iceborn Gauntlet item Randuin's Omen item Spirit Visage item Abyssal Mask item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Iron item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Shield item
Essential Ninja Tabi item Glacial Shroud item
Offensive Zeke's Convergence item Sunfire Cape item Iceborn Gauntlet item
Defensive Knight's Vow item Thornmail item Locket of the Iron Solari item Randuin's Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item
Howling Abyss
Starting Guardian's Horn item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Locket of the Iron Solari item Ninja Tabi item Frozen Heart item
Offensive Zeke's Convergence item Iceborn Gauntlet item Redemption item
Defensive Knight's Vow item Spirit Visage item Randuin's Omen item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Iron item

Tips

Playing As TaricSquare Taric
  • The cooldown reducing component of Bravado Bravado makes Cooldown Reduction items like Frozen Heart item Frozen HeartIceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet, and Spirit Visage item Spirit Visage exceptionally powerful on Taric.
  • Using Starlight's Touch Starlight's Touch at lower charges makes its healing less Mana efficient, but can greatly increase Taric's sustained damage via Bravado Bravado.
  • Rather than saving Cosmic Radiance Cosmic Radiance for the last moment and risking someone dying during the delay, it can be more beneficial to cast it as soon as you know a teamfight is guaranteed to start.
Playing Against TaricSquare Taric
  • Taric's ultimate, Cosmic Radiance Cosmic Radiance, has a long delay before its effect. Try to quickly assess whether to disengage a fight or attempt to kill his allies before it goes off.
  • Taric reduces his spell cooldowns by basic attacking enemies with Bravado Bravado. Try to kite him in teamfights and punish him for approaching the minion wave in lane.

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • Starlight's Touch Starlight's Touch and Cosmic Radiance Cosmic Radiance are AoE spells for your allies, and Dazzle Dazzle is linear skillshot with a medium-sized hitbox. Try to position yourself properly so you can stun as many enemies as you can while simultaneously protecting and healing your team.
  • Most teams are divided in two parts during teamfights - the frontline and backline. If you are in the frontline use Bastion Bastion on your ADC, and if you are in the backline use Bastion Bastion on your tank/bruiser or your APC if they are melee like DianaSquare Diana or FizzSquare Fizz.
    • Doing so ensures that your spells, especially Cosmic Radiance Cosmic Radiance, can get their maximum coverage and benefits.
  • Due to the 100% attack speed bonus from Bravado Bravado, AD marks can provide good damage output if you land Dazzle Dazzle properly.
  • Bravado Bravado can allow you to have Dazzle your stun up every 4 sec if you have target next to you along with 40% CDR. Keep in mind that even if you miss the ability, you should autoattack a nearby enemy to reduce its cooldown so you can try again.
  • Cosmic Radiance Cosmic Radiance has a long delay, and most of the time the enemy team will try to kill your carries before the proc. Use it right after you use Dazzle Dazzle, this will help your carry defend itself for the 2.5 seconds delay and then kill the enemy during the next 2.5 seconds in which they are immune.
  • Cosmic Radiance Cosmic Radiance can be very effective for hit-and-run tactics. You can use it to discourage enemies from fighting you as your team destroys their tower and then go back. Remember to let your team know they have to go back if they don't want to teamfight without your ult.
Runes Usage
Item Usage
  • Taric functions best as a tanky protector/support. He is most often played as a support Bot lane, although Top Lane and Jungle are also decent roles. As such, items that grant armor, cooldown reduction, magic resist, health or mana should be prioritised over anything else.
    • The Relic Shield item Relic Shield item line is the best choice for tank supports like Taric as it gives health and CDR. It also provides sustain and gold income and, when fully upgraded into Face of the Mountain item Face of the Mountain, a shield which works well with Taric's kit to save his allies.
    • As with most supports, Taric should build a Sightstone item Sightstone / Eye of the Equinox item Eye of the Equinox and Oracle Alteration item Sweeping Lens to help control vision for his team.
    • Armor is doubly important as it increases both Taric's Bastion tankiness and Bravado damage Dazzle output.
      • Iceborn Gauntlet item Iceborn Gauntlet and Frozen Heart item Frozen Heart are both great options for armor. They both give armor, mana and CDR which are all great stats for Taric. The Spellblade effect on Iceborn also synergises well with Bravado Bravado and the attack speed slow on Frozen Heart is great at stopping attack speed reliant champions.
      • Randuin's Omen item Randuin's Omen can be paired with Frozen Heart item Frozen Heart to cripple attack speed reliant champions. Its critical strike reduction passive also helps in dealing with champions that rely on critical strikes and its active provides another source of CC in the form of a slow. Active and Passives aside, the high health and armor values that this item provides also increases Taric raw tankiness. However, bear in mind that this item, for the most part, only benefits Taric, making it a somewhat selfish purchase.
      • Thornmail item Thornmail's massive armor stat, along with its damage reflecting passive, makes it seem very appealing. Much like Randuin's Omen item Randuin's Omen however, it only benefits Taric. Also take into consideration that if playing as a support, it is unlikely that enemies will be focusing you over squshier targets which renders Thornmail item Thornmail's passive less effective.
      • Dead Man's Plate item Dead Man's Plate is useful, offering a decent amount of armor and health along with a passive that gives movement speed and a slow. The passive movement speed helps with roaming and also counteracts Taric's weakness to kiting. The slow adds another source of CC albeit a rather mild one.
      • If solo laning, Sunfire Cape item Sunfire Cape can cover Taric's lack of waveclear and add another damage source. Its jungle item counterpart, Juggernaut item Cinderhulk, does not provide armor although the health and AoE damage are useful nonetheless. This item is not recommended for support Taric as the passive might accidentally steal CS or push the wave unfavourably.
  • Alternatively, Taric can build a mixture of attack speed, AD, crit and on-hit effects to synergize with Bravado Bravado's attack speed boost and damage. Although it can do very high damage, building this way is not recommended as Taric lacks an easy way to stick to targets and a lot of his kit will be less effective.
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