Taric is top free champion to play in August Week 1

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Heading into the first week of August, Taric, the Shield of Valoran, is easily the top character to play in the free champion rotation.

If you want to get into matches faster when playing competitive League of Legends, it’s easy to see the top two roles would fall into support and jungle. This week, the free champion rotation in League of Legends has several options that fall under both categories with one particular champion that would be the best to try out, if you haven’t done so already.

That’s right, Taric, the Shield of Valoran, is the top character to try out this week. He’s one of the best support champions in League of Legends and as per Champion.gg, has a 53.28 percent win rate due to everything he brings to the table.

His kit features abilities that can heal, stun, provide a shield, and yes, his ultimate, R – Cosmic Radiance, makes a teammate completely invulnerable for a short period of time. The possibilities of his support capabilities are amazing when in the bottom lane and even more so during team fights.

As of late, Taric has seen some nice buffs over the last few patch updates that have also made him a decent top lane option. For those considering to give him a shot in the Summoner’s Rift, make sure to focus on items that give health, armor, and straight up Ability Power.

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When setting up your runes before you jump into a match as Taric, make sure to go with Greater Mark of Armor (9), Greater Glyph of Magic Resist (9), Greater Seal of Scaling Health (9), and Greater Quintessence of Health (3).

During champ selection, make sure to ban or ask your teammates to consider either Janna, Vel’Koz, or Soraka as they counter Taric hard. If your ADC asks which champion you prefer going into the bottom lane with, Taric synergizes well with Twitch, Sivir, and Draven.

Overall, be patient when learning Taric’s kit as once you master it, it’s a lot of fun and well, he technically has the best hair in all of Demacia, just don’t tell Lux that.