You can set her passive to use hotkeys in the options menu. The default is Shift+F1~F5
Try to use Inherent Glamour sparingly, ineffective uses will put enemies on the alert.
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.
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.
The stats shown on this page underscore several strategic Neeko against Taric matchup stats that may help us understand the differences between these two champs. Neeko’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Taric’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Neeko may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Taric. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.
Neeko typically has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her counter does. Typically, she receives less damage than Taric. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Neeko usually loses when trying to fight Taric, with a 45.4% win rate. Therefore, Neeko makes a poor counter to Taric.
While Neeko does have a much lower win rate compared to Taric, when they face off with one another, Neeko also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more time consuming character to develop with. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Neeko into Taric.
Moreover, Neeko has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Taric. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Neeko vs Taric matchups, Taric is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.
Neeko is a bad counter to Taric. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Neeko against Taric.
If you would like to truly master Neeko to counter Taric during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Neeko typically accumulates much more CS as Taric. Champs who on average don't earn much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.
The most important items to focus on in your Neeko versus Taric build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Stormsurge. When Neeko bought at least these three items in her build, she did much better vs Taric than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Neeko had an average winrate of 45.4% when countering Taric with this counter build.
To have the best likelihood of vanquishing Taric as Neeko, Neeko players should equip the Arcane Comet, Manaflow Band, Transcendence, Scorch, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players chose for Neeko vs Taric counterpicks, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 45.4% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Taric as Neeko are given for all ranked divisions combined. To scope the statistics and builds to an individual division, you can use the selection menu located at the top of this page.