League of Legends will release another round of changes for one of the most underrated heroes in the league, Taric. Although this is the case, there are still some high-skilled players that know what they are doing when playing Taric.
Thanks to their knowledge and proper skills, they can make this hero their secret weapon in every League of Legends match. Previously, Taric is a great support that can properly protect ADCs in the bot-lane. However, this was changed after some players, including those playing in professional tournaments, found a way to partner it with junglers.
Riot, the developer of League of Legends, said that the new meta is an unhealthy one since it makes Taric funnel jungle champions. If you don’t know what funnel is, it means that most of the champs on your team rely only on one hero. Most of you are going to use your resources in order to protect that one champ and hope that he or she can carry the game.
League of Legends’ Taric updates
Taric is great when it comes to the new funnel meta in League of Legends, thanks to his healing ability and last skill called Cosmic Range. This ability releases pulses of cosmic energy onto the nearby allied champions after a short delay period. Once it hits them, they will all be invulnerable to all kinds of damages for a short duration. However, Riot doesn’t like this strategy.
Mark Yetter, one of League of Legends’ developers, said that “Taric isn’t in a terrible spot, but we think he’s being held back from the best state he could be in because of the unhealthy synergy he has with Yi using a jungle funnel strat.” He added that their “plan is to make adjustments to the way that combo works, giving us some room to buff Taric more generally.”
As of the moment, this game’s support champ is best partnered with Master Yi, which is a jungle hero that can easily squish the enemy team’s hyper carry, such as ADC and AP champs. Taric’s Q Alpha Strike, which is his stunning ability, works well when Master Yi plunges into the enemy ADC. This will allow the jungle hero to immobilize the enemy player while dealing tons of damage.
However, some of the game’s fans find this OP and unfair since it is very hard to counter. Because of this, Riot is expected to release the changes for Taric in the coming weeks. With League patch 11.8 around the corner, it’s unlikely we will see it that soon. However, come mid-season, and Taric could be back to his old self.
Best counters and partners for Taric
Meanwhile, there are still some champs that can counter Taric efficiently. These include Lulu, Leona, Alistar, and Senna. In the game, Leona is considered a great CC champion since all her skills can immobilize the enemy team. On the other hand, Alistar can easily counter Taric’s support by pushing him away from their carries or stunning them to by his teammates some time to escape.
The remaining heroes, Senna and Lulu, can provide their barriers for their carries and poke the Taric before he even uses his ultimate skill. On the other hand, Kai’Sa and Jhin are the two best ADCs you can partner with Taric.