If you can proc Z-Drive Resonance on an enemy champion, it's worth taking risks to do so. The bonus Move Speed makes it easy to escape.
Phase Dive's dash is a great tool for setting up Ekko's other abilities. Use it to get double hits with Timewinder or get into position to detonate Parallel Convergence.
Chronobreak is a potent escape tool, but it can also be quite powerful when used offensively. Don't underestimate its damage potential.
Taric's ultimate, Cosmic Radiance, has a long delay before its effect. Try to quickly assess whether to disengage the fight or attempt to kill his allies before it goes off.
Taric reduces his spell cooldowns by basic attacking enemies with Bravado. Try to kite him in teamfights and punish him for approaching the minion wave in lane.
The stats provided here underscore several critical Ekko against Taric counter stats that can help us realize the differences between the two. As an example, Ekko’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Taric’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Ekko may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Taric. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.
Ekko typically has a much larger longest killing spree than his opponent does. Typically, he receives more damage than Taric. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also illustrate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Ekko usually fairs equally well when facing off against Taric, with a 49.8% win rate. Thus, Ekko makes an ok counter for Taric.
While Ekko does have a lower winrate compared to Taric, when on opposite teams, Ekko also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to develop with. You should be careful when picking Ekko into Taricas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Ekko has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Taric. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ekko vs Taric matchups, Taric is the better champ with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Ekko is a somewhat poor counter for Taric. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Ekko against Taric.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Ekko to counter Taric during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Ekko often racks up more CS compared to Taric. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported here to do well.
The most crucial items to prioritize in your Ekko versus Taric build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Nashor's Tooth. When Ekko bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs Taric than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Ekko had an average win rate of 49.8% when playing against Taric with these items in his kit.
To have the highest likelihood of beating Taric as Ekko, you should use the Electrocute, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Domination and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players picked for Ekko vs Taric battles, this set of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 49.8% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Taric as Ekko are presented for all ranked divisions combined. If you would like to narrow the statistics and builds to a specific division, you should use the selection menu located earlier on the page.