Originally Posted by t3hep1cf47m4n
that's actually false, Taric scales VERY well with 2 sets of item builds:
He scales decently with AP, but the OP asked about a bruiser build not a mage build. AP Taric is a lot weaker in laning as well, since he can't take proper advantage of his armor pen debuff and his trades will be weaker on the whole until he gets a bit of gear.
1.7 to 2.1 ap ratio (depending on how close you are when hitting E) for damage is decent but nothing to write home about. So I wouldn't call it 'scaling very well' personally, given his poor range.
Originally Posted by NicoliTheCat
I play a lot of Pantheon. I'm used to 'falling off late game'.
Difference here being that Taric has no AD ratios, whereas Pantheon's Q and E scale nicely. Taric does have a pretty good AD steroid and he does have utility, so he's not useless, but his overall threat potential will drop as the game goes on. Even with an AP build, since he's a point blank range mage.