Originally Posted by xpxpx
Suddenly: AP Taric walks up and AOE bursts and entire team for half of their health.You wouldn't believe how many times I've caught teams off guard with Taric, just flashing up to the carry in the middle of a team fight and putting down a four-thousand damage burst.
Unfortunately I end getting reported fairly often for playing AP Taric mid and then getting called a troll and having my team feed because of it. My only complaint is that people don't wait and see what I am going to do before they feed and troll. I assume this happens to you a lot, and I know how it feels to get trolled for playing a viable choice, even if it is unorthodox.
Hm, I've never tried AP Taric, but I just looked at the League of Legends Wiki and it does look quite powerful. His cooldowns are fairly high though, and he needs to be in melee range to use his spells. I would think building him as an AP tank could do some major damage though. Items like Rod of Ages, Abyssal Scepter, and Athene's Unholy Grail could work really well if you throw in some heavy tank items too, like Warmog's.
What do you use?
Also, have you tried running Taric as a top lane bruiser? I hear it's pretty viable. His armour reduction is insane if you combine his W with The Black Cleaver.