Using Starlight's Touch at lower charges makes its healing less Mana efficient, but can greatly increase Taric's sustained damage via Bravado.
The cooldown reducing component of Bravado makes Cooldown Reduction items like Frozen Heart, Iceborn Gauntlet, and Spirit Visage exceptionally powerful on Taric.
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.
You can attack Dark Procession to break the wall down.
You can cast Smite on Mist Walkers and the Maiden of the Mist to damage or kill them.
Try to thin out Yorick's minions before you engage him, Mist Walkers will die from a basic attack or a single target spell.
The stat comparisons provided here clarify several significant Taric against Yorick counter stats that may help you distinguish the distinctions between these two champs. For instance, Taric’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Yorick’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Taric may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Yorick. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.
Taric typically has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. On average, he takes less damage than Yorick. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Taric usually loses when facing off against Yorick, with a 48.9% win rate. Therefore, Taric makes a bad counter to Yorick.
While Taric does have a lower winrate compared to Yorick, when facing one another, Taric also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Taric into Yorick.
Moreover, Taric also has a very large amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Yorick. 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 one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Taric vs Yorick matchups, Yorick is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Taric is a somewhat poor counter to Yorick. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Taric against Yorick.
To truly master Taric to counter Yorick during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Taric often racks up a lot less CS relative to Yorick. Champs who on average don't acquire much CS often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.
The top items to focus on in your Taric versus Yorick build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Taric bought at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better countering Yorick than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Taric had an average winrate of 48.9% when countering Yorick with these items in his kit.
To have the highest chance of annihilating Yorick as Taric, Taric players should take the Glacial Augment, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players picked for Taric vs Yorick counters, this combo of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.9% win rate overall.
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