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.
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.
While laning, try to use Death's Hand's piercing damage to damage opponents from a safe distance.
If you're having trouble rooting an enemy with Nevermove, try throwing it at opponents when they are near their minions so the explosion surprises them.
Vision of Empire is quite difficult to land on its own, look for skirmishes around the map where enemies may be distracted or crowd controlled so you can land it more easily.
Demonic Ascension may make Swain very hard to kill but he's pretty easy to get away from. Try building items that can slow opponents to keep them in range if their mobility is overwhelming.
The Taric Swain synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Swain, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.
Overall, Taric sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Swain. His KDA decreased from NaN to NaN. This fall shows that Swain helps Taric perform not as well in ranked League of Legends games. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is not very impactful.
When Taric is an ally to Swain, he gets a clear improvement in his total damage output. This change may indicate that Swain supports by providing cover for him to deal more damage or that his presence also helps increase the game's duration. Similarly, when Taric is played alongside Swain on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays without Swain. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing with Swain.
Additionally, when Taric plays with Swain on the same side, he typically receives a little more damage than when he plays alone. Taking more damage could indicate that Swain does a poor job of protecting Taric in teamfights.
There is no one best companion for Taric that will 100% of the time be his best teammate. However, Swain is a decent companion for Taric. By locking into the same team as Taric, he raises their win rate by 2.8% to 54.8%. This shows that there is a somewhat important strategic relationship between Taric and Swain that allows them to perform better together than alone.
Swain has a much greater difficulty compared to Taric. That means you need to be cautious when lining up Swain teammates to go into battle on the same side as, as they will have to have a much greater level of skill to be able to fight well with you.
Fighting on the same side, you should expect to witness an overall large increase in your team’s capability to deal magical damage. Combined, these champs can blast through enemies with magic damage.
Conversely, by pairing Taric and Swain together, you will not be granting your team a lot of anti-tank damage dealing potential. Plan to pick other champions on your team that nullifies this gap in this pairing's playstyle.
Regardless of the ability of your Swain ally, you should focus on maximizing your income, outlasting your enemies, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you will do well anyway.
If you would like to truly master Taric to pair well with Swain during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to master a few extra tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot.
The top items to use in your Taric and Swain synergy build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Frozen Heart, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Taric incorporated at least these three great items in his build, he did significantly better when fighting alongside Swain than with many other common builds. In fact, Taric boasted an average win rate of 54.8% helping carry Swain with these items in his kit.
To have the best likelihood of beating your oponents, Taric players should use the Guardian, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Revitalize, Presence of Mind, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Of all the runes players chose for this champion pairing, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 54.8% winrate overall.
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