Tank Taric Build

Tank Taric build with runes and items. Tank Taric guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Tank Taric build in League of Legends Patch 14.11!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Taric and build Tank.
Tank Taric ARAM build with Jak'Sho. Get tanky and adapt to enemy team!
Taric ARAM modifiers
DMG done NORMAL
DMG taken +10%

TLDR

Starting items
Guardian's Horn should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Taric ability Dazzle should be leveled first.
E
Taric ability Bastion should be leveled second.
W
Taric ability Starlight's Touch should be leveled third.
Q
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Jak'Sho, The Protean should be final item in your build.
Hollow Radiance should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Unending Despair should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Aftershock from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Tank Taric Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand 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 to play

  1. You start with Guardian's Horn. Your #1 rush should be item that counters enemy team most (MR or Armor item). Get Jak'Sho as #2 item. Then adapt.
  2. Triumph is better overall (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  3. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  4. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  5. Be careful to not waste Aftershock. Try timing it and keeping it for 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
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Plated Steelcaps item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Good tank items
Warmog's Armor item.
Fimbulwinter item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Good MR items
Hollow Radiance item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Spirit Visage item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Force of Nature item.
Good Armor items
Randuin's Omen item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Unending Despair item.
Thornmail item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Frozen Heart item.
Situational items
Zeke's Convergence item.
Trailblazer item.
Knight's Vow item.
Situational DMG items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Wit's End item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Sterak's Gage item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Thornmail item.
Spirit Visage item.
Unending Despair item.