taric dps guide

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myroprax

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01-18-2010

The gem knight
Taric is mostly built as either a tank or an ap build, both are good but they don’t reach the full potential of the gem knight all four of tarics abilities can scale to attack speed and damage you won’t be master yi but you’ll do significant dmg while still being able to heal and support and you’ll be one of the best tower pushers in the game.


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Abilities
Passive. Gemcraft, 7.5 percent of dmg done is returned to you as mana. A good passive if you play dps it gets rid of the need for mana regen items.
Q. Imbue, taric brings forth earthen energy to heal his target as the magic flows through him he is healed for the same amount if taric chooses to heal himself the total effect will be 1.4x the base amount. This is your basic heal you can heal an ally and be healed for the same amount or you can heal yourself and get 40% more health. The reason this scales well with attack speed is because each time you hit a target the cool down goes down by 2 seconds this is good for laning as well as team fights because you can throw a heal out every 3 seconds if you have something to hit. This is also very powerful for jungling. This is your second ability to lvl up.


W. Shatter, taric is protected by a hardening aura increasing the armor of himself and near bye allied champions. He may choose to splinter the enchanted rocks surrounding him to do damage and decrease the armor of nearby enemies. This is your main ability it increases your armor passively and you may activate it to do dmg and reduces the armor of all targets hit. This is an amazing farming ability go into the middle of a creep wave hit the back creeps one each then activate and it should kill the entire wave if each one has been hit once. This is also good for jungling whenever the ghosts are up run over there and shatter for a quick 100g. The best thing about this ability is the reduced armor it gives opponents.


E. Dazzle, taric emits a brilliant ball of prismatic light from his gemmed shield stunning and damaging his enemies. This is your last ability to increase. Dazzle stuns one enemy and does dmg depending on range a longer stun the farther away you are and less dmg but more dmg and shorter stun the closer you are. This ability is basically a stun your only going to use it to chase and get the whole two seconds the length of the stun doesn’t increase as you lvl so you just want one lvl in it at the start of the game.


R. Radiance, taric emits a brilliant light, healing his allies and increases their physical damage. this is what makes taric such a good dps its an aura that increases your attack power by 80% percent and heals you per second, this is also an aura for team member that’s increases there attack power by 40% this is very powerful in team fights and for taking down towers. It consumes mana at an astonishing rate but it’s on a 20 second cool down and thanks to tarics passive you won’t go oom for awhile while taking down a tower or using it to get the lizard or golem buff.


Skill training
1. E
2. Q
3. W
4. W
5. W
6. R
7. W
8. Q
9. W
10. Q
11. R
12. Q
13. Q
14. E
15. E
16. R
17. E
18. E


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Recommended Items
First off im gonna say as taric if you play him right you get money FAST most games you’ll have your build done by the 40 min mark.
Bezerker boots
Starks fervor, this is for the attack speed but also for the debuff it gives enemy champions minus 25 armor which stacks nicely with your shatter.
Black cleaver, again removes armor by this time with shatter Starks and if you get enough hits in, your targets gonna have minus 115 armor now I’ve tested and discover that when removing armor you can go into negatives! So you’re pounding a caster with 60 armor you’re going to make them -40 armor which means you do 32 percent more dmg! Stack that with your ult and bam you’re starting to two shot squishes and destroying the enemy tanks
Frozen mallet, taric has no slow so this is a must plus the health and dmg add to your survivability greatly.
Last whisper, 40 percent speed 20 attack both things you need but its passive is the best armor pen item in the game 40% armor pen this is gonna be the item that destroys the tanks
Last is a judgment call go with another dmg item such as another cleaver or guardian angel if you can’t afford to die.


Recommended Summoner abilities
My typical abilities are flash and exhaust both can be used offensively or defensibly but alternatives are ignite, very powerful 500 dmg at 18. Ghost, well for chasing and escaping. Cleanse. It’s mostly up to a player’s style.
Recommended Masteries
21 offensive 9 utility.


Recommended Runes
Marks, attack speed or armor pen I recommend armor pen it can get up to 30 with quintessence.
Seals, just increase your armor
Glyphs, CD helps your Imbue and faster Shatter for more minion kills.


How to destroy
Early game, try and get FB with your dazzle and exhaust, early laning you want to get as many last hits on creeps as you can once you get your shatter to lvl 2 or 3 start taking out creep waves. If an enemy gets to close dazzle shatter and if you have radiance throw it up you should be able to get half their health before they get to the safety of their tower. Your should not have to return to base until you have enough gold for your boots and a recurve bow.


Mid game, you now should have shatter lvl 5 and your Starks every time ghost are up your going to want to take them its 100 gold for about 4 seconds of your time. You should be constantly helping with ganks and/or taking out towers which you can do ridiculously fast with your ult. When ganking, dazzle run to them, ult then shatter for maximum damage. Once you have your black cleaver tanks such as malphite and rammus become obsolete to you, you have enough armor pen to take then down to 100 armor if they have 300 armor! Now even though you’re an amazing dps you still need to hang around the team throwing out heals every couple of seconds and ult for the team to take towers down in 5 seconds.


Late game, you now have all your items and its getting close to the end you have good dmg a heal and 3 auras for your team, you can take out enemy tanks and destroy squishy champions in three or four hits with shatter and ult up you can pretty much solo towers so just play it smart watch the map and don’t get ganked you going to be the first target of all team battles.

Teams battles
This is a little tricky since it takes quite awhile for teams to innate a full fight you have to be careful with your ult as not to waste it and watch your allies waiting for a heal.

That is my spec on taric and I go most games with a two digit number in kills and 2 or 3 deaths. GL and have fun 
Comments and ideas would be appreciated.


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Monxide

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01-18-2010

why play dps way if he is way too squishy and the biggest benefit taric can bring to the team is his radiance which boosts damage of real carries?X_x


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myroprax

Senior Member

01-18-2010

hey ctually has very good base health with mallet he almost has 3000k along with his shatter 130 armor not squishy


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Chaoticon

Senior Member

01-18-2010

Grats on making a guide that pretty much copy and pastes condons guide. The difference, however, is your guide is humorless and fails at format.


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myroprax

Senior Member

01-20-2010

theres another guide simliar to this? the only dps taric guide ive seen is the whack a mole guide im sry if its a copy if its not to much trouble give me the link to condons guide


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IceDive

Senior Member

01-20-2010

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Originally Posted by myroprax View Post
hey ctually has very good base health with mallet he almost has 3000k along with his shatter 130 armor not squishy
3000k health? Didn't know there was a 2.997.700 health bonus on frozen mallet..


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myroprax

Senior Member

01-20-2010

......oops X) sry 3000 health X)