How to Win Taric vs Varus Counter Matchup Taric is in the s tier of champions

Taric vs Varus

How to Beat Varus as Taric in LoL Varus is in the b tier of champions
Support Fighter
Marksman Mage

How to Beat Varus as Taric

based on 329 Taric vs Varus matchups
Win Rate
52.3 %
K/D/A
2.55
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of recently ranked League games that we evaluate each week. Our guide on how to beat Varus as Taric came out of an evaluation of 329 ranked rounds where both champs battled each other. This particular matchup is relatively rare. Taric fights Varus in only 1.6% of his games.

Taric vs Varus Matchup Summary

Taric does a good job of countering Varus. On average, he wins a whopping 52.3% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Taric against Varus matches, Taric’s team is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood, indicating that he probably will be able to get first blood against Varus.

Best Taric vs Varus Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsTear of the Goddess

Core Taric Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariFimbulwinterBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Frozen Heart

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Taric to level up e
>
Second ability for Taric to level up w
>
Last skill for Taric to max out q

Runes

Resolve Guardian Font of LifeBone PlatingRevitalize
Precision Presence of MindLegend: Tenacity
AttackSpeed Armor Armor
Taric's passive ability p
Taric q ability q
Taric w ability w
Taric e ability e
Taric's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
W
3
Q
4
Q
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
E
9
E
10
W
11
R
12
W
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W
14
W
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Varus as Taric

Tips for Playing as Taric against Varus

Using Starlight's Touch at lower charges makes its healing less Mana efficient, but can greatly increase Taric's sustained damage via Bravado.

Rather than saving Cosmic Radiance for the last moment and risking someone dying during the delay, it can be more beneficial to cast it as soon as you know a teamfight is guaranteed to start.

The cooldown reducing component of Bravado makes Cooldown Reduction items like Frozen Heart, Iceborn Gauntlet, and Spirit Visage exceptionally powerful on Taric.

Advice to Win Against Varus

If you are affected by Blight, Varus' abilities will deal extra damage to you.

When he gets a kill or assist, Varus temporarily gains Attack Speed and is much more dangerous.

You'll get bound in place if a tendril from Varus' ultimate, Chain of Corruption, reaches you. You can cause the tendril to die however by running far enough away from it.

Taric vs Varus Counter Stats

Taric Image
Win Rate
52.3 %
VS
Win Rate
47.7 %
Varus Image
1.8
< Kills >
7.3
6
< Deaths >
5.9
13.5
< Assists >
7
0.3
< Killing Sprees >
1.7
37
< Minions Killed >
158
0.26
< Dragons Killed >
0.26
0.56
< Inhibitors >
0.52
1,947
< Physical Damage >
13,476
4,177
< Magic Damage >
7,076
590
< True Damage >
930
6,714
< Damage Dealt >
21,482
21,974
< Damage Taken >
18,211
8,085
< Gold Earned >
11,905
2.28
< Towers >
2.43
0.06
< Baron Takedowns >
0.03
10,797
< Total Healing >
1,920
10,777
< Experience >
12,331
35
< Vision Score >
17
15
< Wards Placed >
8
239
< Time Dealing CC >
271

How to Counter Varus with Taric in LoL

The stats provided here clarify several valuable Taric against Varus matchup statistics that may help you realize the differences and similarities between the pair. Taric’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Varus’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Taric may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Varus. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.

Taric often has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Varus. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Taric and Varus

Damage Types Compared

Taric
Varus
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Taric
Varus

Who is Better, Taric or Varus?

Both League champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Taric usually wins when taking on Varus, with a 52.3% win rate. As a result, Taric makes a good counter for Varus.

While Taric does have a higher winrate compared to Varus, when facing one another, Taric also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging champ to learn. You should be be fine when picking Taric into Varus.

Additionally, Taric has a very large amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Varus. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion in League of Legends, in Taric vs Varus matchups, Taric is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Taric is an above average counter to Varus. Make sure you focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Taric against Varus.

Additional Information for Taric Players

How We Calculated Our Taric vs Varus Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Varus as Taric, we analyzed 329 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Varus as Taric comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Taric in order to counter Varus during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Taric usually racks up a lot less CS relative to Varus. Champions who on average don't take much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Taric versus Varus build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Fimbulwinter, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Taric combined at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs. Varus than with most other typical builds. In fact, Taric boasted an average winrate of 52.3% battling Varus with this counter build.

To have the highest chance of vanquishing Varus as Taric, you should equip the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Revitalize, Presence of Mind, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players chose for Taric vs Varus battles, this sequence of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 52.3% winrate overall.

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