I’ve really lapsed at getting you guys updates as games happen, so this game is a bit foggy in my memory, but let me tell you why Taric support is OP.
Around level five Urgot had recalled to shop and Miss Fortune and Soraka were left tending the lane. We had a huge creep wave, which meant that Miss Fortune couldn’t fight me or she’d risk throwing away all that wonderful gold. So I fought her. I stunned her out of the bushes, popped Shatter, and auto attacked her once. She followed suit, which pulled aggro from my whole creep wave. She immediately started to drop. Soraka’s heal was on cooldown. Miss Fortune turned to run, got stuck on a creep, and fell dangerously low. I used Flash to hop past the minions and hit her with my big shiny mallet. Boom, 2-0 Taric. What’s up now, MF? The response from my Urgot was “What just happened? The jungler didn’t gank. How did Miss Fortune die?” That’s 1v2 power right there.
The game went past 30 minutes and I already had both a “slow you down” item and a “speed us up” item, so I got some attack speed. My thinking was to be able to trade slightly better and spam more heals in team fights. If I’m fighting with a Swain then I’d better bring some damage to the party or risk just dying.
The enemy team is pressuring Baron, but I had already cleared their wards once, and we had great vision of the area, so I was standing in mid lane. Miss Fortune was also there, shooting creeps. She had red buff. I had mobility boots. I decided now would be a great time to fight Miss Fortune. I walk up, auto attack, and walk away. No stun. No shatter. She doesn’t even hit me back or walk away. At this point I’m starting to wonder if she’s completely AFK. However, she is moving to last hit creeps, so she is still connected. Something is wrong though!
Her team starts to group mid after a failed attempt at waiting on Baron, so I step down and left, along the river path. No one follows me. I move quickly and agilely through their jungle with the grace of a stylish man in pink garb. I pop out right at the downed inhibitor in bottom lane. I have a wave of minions with me. We siege the base! We being the minions and Taric, the Fabulous.
I pop my ultimate and drop the first tower thanks to my bonus attack speed and ability power from Malady (an item I never suggest anyone get on Taric ever). Then I hear a glorious sound; the enemy has just destroyed one of our mid turrets. That means they are still standing mid. I switch to the next turret. Boom. It goes down. Now I’m starting to worry. How many are coming back for me? Will I have time to win?
I switch my attention to the Nexus. It’s at about half health. I still have both of my summoners up, and it will be a judgment call if I use them to escape or to aid me in defeating the Nexus. Swain walks into view. I kite him around the Nexus with my attack timer. I keep pounding on the Nexus with my gloriously large and marvelous hammer. Swain is getting closer and closer and… further? He walked right past me. He didn’t cast a spell, never got an orange outline, never popped into his ult form. He just kept on walking. Boom, Nexus down. Taric, the Fabulous has soloed the Nexus and helped lead his team to glorious victory.
So glad I got the last hit on the Nexus too. That 50 gold really helped to nudge me ahead of our Urgot in gold.