is taric even viable anymore?

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User Info: Dwhite_1

Dwhite_1
4 years ago#1
i remember seeing him ALOT a while back, and i guess he got nerfed or something cause i havnt seen him at all recently

is he not a good support nowadays or something?
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User Info: JetdaHawk

JetdaHawk
4 years ago#2
He's perfectly fine. He got a massive buff a while back and then they nerfed it a little bit so he wasn't overpowered and everyone stopped playing him. It's just a flavor of the month cycle. Some other support will become everyone's favorite, I believe it's currently Lulu, and then they'll fade when a pro plays someone else really well.
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User Info: Lord_Woobie

Lord_Woobie
4 years ago#3
Tarique is still great. Not as much utility as he used to have since they nerfed his armor aura, but he's still decently tanky and can make da plays with his stun/burst combo.

He's the quintessential kill-lane/anti-kill-lane support.
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User Info: Bhellium

Bhellium
4 years ago#4
just not insta-win bot anymore
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User Info: Ephidel

Ephidel
4 years ago#5
I'm not sure it was really a result of any direct buffs to Taric that people started to consider him overpowered, because the only thing that happened to him between Volibear's release and the aura nerf was him getting MR per level. I think it's more that the game changed around him and the free armor was something people really liked.

When they nerfed his armor aura, they also increased his damage, so it was more of a change to what he's capable of. He works fine as support if that's what you're into, but try playing him in other roles too, he can do some neat stuff.
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User Info: Knight_Of_Order

Knight_Of_Order
4 years ago#6
They nerfed his burst, armor aura and stun. He's...ok, but he just doesnt offer a much as the stronger supports (Lulu, Sona, Zyra, Nami, Leona, etc)
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User Info: Knight_Of_Order

Knight_Of_Order
4 years ago#7
Ephidel posted...
I'm not sure it was really a result of any direct buffs to Taric that people started to consider him overpowered, because the only thing that happened to him between Volibear's release and the aura nerf was him getting MR per level. I think it's more that the game changed around him and the free armor was something people really liked.

When they nerfed his armor aura, they also increased his damage, so it was more of a change to what he's capable of. He works fine as support if that's what you're into, but try playing him in other roles too, he can do some neat stuff.


All the other top tier supports got nerfed in one way or another + S3 made flat armor pen much stronger = Taric jumped to top tier.
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User Info: FlareZero

FlareZero
4 years ago#8
He just doesn't feel the same any more as as support since the nerf. It was exactly what Riot intended as his aggressive play style isn't as dominant as it was before. I'd rather pick Leona or someone else if I plan on being aggressive and going for all-ins.
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User Info: zeppelin312

zeppelin312
4 years ago#9
just play him in the jungle or on top

User Info: LordMordor

LordMordor
4 years ago#10
the changes to armor pen and the fact that armor items themselves were in general more expensive/less efficient meant his Aura became a lot more valuable

combine that with an easy on demand stun, healing, and his own burst and he was definitely a step above other supports


the armor aura was why people played him...so when they nerfed it he lost a lot of his popularity. It also helped that Thresh was released and everyone flocked to him as their support of choice
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