Next in our series of champion spotlights is former knight Taric, the Shield of Valaran. Taric has probably been the least popular champion of the set so far, which I think overshadows how fun he can be to play and versatile to deck-build around. One thing to know before you play him: he will only ever have 1 "support" mechanism active, so if you go into an attack with him at L1 then he and his supported ally won't be invulnerable even if he then levels mid-attack. If you really want him and his ally to be invulnerable, try to level him before committing your attack. With that in mind, here are 4 decks that showcase his potential.
You can always find the latest Taric decks in our deck listing!
SilverFuse's Lee Sin + Taric OTK
It's ironic that right after the patch notes hinted at a possible "major update for Lee Sin", players have discovered new synergies with him in Targon. L2 Lee Sin + Might was a powerful but inconsistent combo in the previous expansion. Gems and Zenith Blade seems like a much more reliable variation, and Taric provides midgame pressure as well as an alternative win condition. We briefly showcased Hyped's version of this deck last week; here's SilverFuse's take which drops Arbiter of the Peak for Star Shaping and squeezes in a couple of Bastion.
BruisedByGod's Taric + Fiora
The other Taric combo that's been growing in meta popularity lately is Taric + Fiora. We showcased Mogwai's take on this archetype for Labor Day; here's a slightly different build from BBG.
Charm3r's Taric + Vi Assembly Bot Medarda
SilverFuse's Taric + Braum Braum's Goats
Finally for our "just for fun", here's a themed deck from SilverFuse. Honestly this combo has a lot of potential, but with all the Hush, Sunburst, and Culling Strike in the meta right now it's very vulnerable to a sudden tempo loss.