AP Taric ARAM Build

AP Taric Build for ARAM gives Best AP Taric ARAM runes. With items, skill order, summoner spells, this LoL AP Taric ARAM guide offers complete AP Taric ARAM Build for Patch 14.7 in League of Legends
ARAM Build Guide for champion Taric and build AP.
Unconventional and very fun AP Taric build that is focused around this very specific item and rune.
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Taric ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken +10%

TLDR

Starting items
Hextech Alternator should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Taric ability Dazzle should be leveled first.
E
Taric ability Starlight's Touch should be leveled second.
Q
Taric ability Bastion should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Ionian Boots of Lucidity should be final item in your build.
Hextech Rocketbelt should be final item in your build.
Kaenic Rookern should be final item in your build.
Liandry's Torment should be final item in your build.
Warmog's Armor should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune First Strike from Inspiration tree.
Minor rune Domination.
Summoner spells
Pick Ignite as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

AP Taric Runes

Inspiration
Inspiration major tree Glacial Augment rune.
Inspiration major tree Unsealed Spellbook rune.
Inspiration major tree First Strike rune.
Inspiration major tree Hextech Flashtraption rune.
Inspiration major tree Magical Footwear rune.
Inspiration major tree Triple Tonic rune.
Inspiration major tree Future's Market rune.
Inspiration major tree Minion Dematerializer rune.
Inspiration major tree Biscuit Delivery rune.
Inspiration major tree Cosmic Insight rune.
Inspiration major tree Approach Velocity rune.
Inspiration major tree Time Warp Tonic rune.
Domination
Domination minor tree Cheap Shot rune.
Domination minor tree Taste of Blood rune.
Domination minor tree Sudden Impact rune.
Domination minor tree Zombie Ward rune.
Domination minor tree Ghost Poro rune.
Domination minor tree Eyeball Collection rune.
Domination minor tree Treasure Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Ingenious Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Relentless Hunter rune.
Domination minor tree Ultimate Hunter rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How it works

  1. You rush Hextech Rocketbelt #1, Liandry's Torment #2.
  2. You get Ingenious Hunter and Cosmic Insight runes to use Hextech Rocketbelt often, almost like ability.
  3. You poke with Hextech and First Strike to earn gold and burn enemies.
  4. After core items, you adapt. You can play as a tank or as a damage dealer.

How to play

  1. Use Hextech Rocketbelt active to poke your enemies all the time, earning gold with First Strike.
  2. Adapt to the enemy team. Build tanky or more damage. You can play as a utility tank, poke, or even you can go some AD items to still have plenty of damage. Depends on the team and how you want to play.
  3. For utility tank, remember that Liandry's Torment works good with Serpent's Fang (to counter shields) and Oblivion Orb (to counter healing).
  4. Ingenious Hunter reduces cooldown of all active items, so Zhonya's Hourglass really works well with this build.
  5. Wait for the First Strike and proc it with your combo, to deal damage and earn gold.
  6. Be careful to not get poked, because you waste First Strike procs.
  7. Your main combo is First Strike + precast E + Hextech Rocketbelt + stun with E, then follow up with empowered auto attacks (casting other spells Q/W/E) + Ignite.
  8. Your alternate combo just for poke is First Strike + Hextech Rocketbelt + optionally E, without going in

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. You have good engaging tools - E and R.
  2. Do not wait for 'special' moment with your Ultimate! You feel that fight is about to happen, use it early.
  3. You can use your Ultimate to team fight (combined with E and just going in), to scare off enemies or to dive under turret.
Riot
  1. The cooldown reducing component of Bravado makes Cooldown Reduction items like Frozen Heart, Iceborn Gauntlet, and Spirit Visage exceptionally powerful on Taric.
  2. Using Starlight's Touch at lower charges makes its healing less Mana efficient, but can greatly increase Taric's sustained damage via Bravado.
  3. Rather than saving 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.

Skill Order

  • Taric [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Starlight's Touch
  • Taric [object Object] ability.
    W
    Bastion
  • Taric [object Object] ability.
    E
    Dazzle
  • Taric [object Object] ability.
    R
    Cosmic Radiance

Items

Starting items
Hextech Alternator item.
Rush #1
Hextech Rocketbelt item.
Rush #2
Liandry's Torment item.
Boots
Mercury's Treads item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Fimbulwinter item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Force of Nature item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Spirit Visage item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Good Armor items
Thornmail item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Unending Despair item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Frozen Heart item.
Situational items
Trailblazer item.
Zeke's Convergence item.
Knight's Vow item.
Anathema's Chains item.
Optional AD items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Chempunk Chainsword item.
Ravenous Hydra item.
Serylda's Grudge item.
Axiom Arc item.
The Collector item.
Situational items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Zhonya's Hourglass item.
Oblivion Orb item.
Serpent's Fang item.
Try if you super fed
Horizon Focus item.
Lich Bane item.
Cosmic Drive item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Seeker's Armguard item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Hextech Rocketbelt item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Liandry's Torment item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Thornmail item.