Support Taliyah Master Guide
Best Overall Runes
Best Overall Build
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In this champion master guide, we're covering the rock slinger support: Taliyah. This guide will cover the best build, matchups, and a few tips for destroying games with this support.
Taliyah has existed as a niche pick in the bot lane for a few seasons. The main goal of Taliyah in any role is to function as a glass cannon burst mage. This applies even to Support Taliyah and it’s entirely possible to carry games with insane KDA. Overall, now is a fantastic time to spend some time learning how to use the rock girl - let’s get into it.
Electrocute and Dark Harvest are both viable for Taliyah support, but we’ll go with the more consistent one. Electrocute should be reserved as a rune page choice until you feel confident hitting your full combo.
Dark Harvest is a fantastic choice for our earth bending friend, especially in the bot lane. This is because you have many opportunities to gain souls whilst skirmishing in 2v2s. As for other rune choices, you always take Cheap Shot for the added burst. However, you can choose Eyeball Collector or Zombie Ward for your 3rd rune situationally. Relentless Hunter is the standard option for support Taliyah, but Ravenous and Ingenious Hunter are both viable too.
In regards to secondary runes, we have options. I’m a big fan of taking Presence of Mind as well as Coup de Grace in the precision tree. This choice aids Taliyah with her mana problems (which are tricky on support), and provides her additional burst damage for picking off squishy targets. The next option is to take Perfect Timing and Biscuit Delivery, Time Warp Tonicis also viable. The inspiration tree can be a great help in poke-heavy lanes, and who can turn down a free stopwatch or movement speed? Finally, the Sorcery tree can work wonders with Manaflow Band, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm being great options to help our mage support hard carry a game with more mana or one shot-ability.
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Summoner Spells (Loadout)
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- Summs (Role 1)
- Skill Path
Once again, we have several different avenues to choose from in our build. All of our choices build out of Lost Chapter, because obviously we need mana. The standard choice is to go for Luden’s Tempest, it is a massive power spike for Taliyah. When you buy Ludens in a game with few tanks, you one shot everything and rule the map. However, if there are some problematic front line champions - you can always go for Liandry’s Anguish to poke those health bars down. The last option is to go for Everfrost, this is a great buy when the enemy team is mobility heavy and you need help locking them down to hit your combo. This item tends to be my go-to for when I worry about getting hunted down by champions like Zed and Pantheon. From here on, we tend to itemize towards a Zhonyas Hourglass, this item will help us to survive any unwanted attempts for our life. If you have a stopwatch, but haven’t needed to use it - it may be better to opt towards additional damage items such as Mejai's Soulstealer, Horizon Focus, Rabadon’s Deathcap, Morellonomicon, or Void Staff. It’s a really good idea to buy an early Dark Seal if you are dominating lane. If you feel like you need additional survivability, you can go towards options such as Cosmic Drive, Banshee's Veil, or Rylai's Crystal Scepter. All of these items have their place in Support Taliyah’s build, she is extremely versatile in itemization - so feel free to experiment!
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Matchups and Synergies
Support Taliyah generally wants to roam so she loves laning with any kind of weakside adc. She also has strong poke so she can work well with long range adcs.
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Hi, I disagree with some things you said.
As for counters, Pantheon can't play.
As for synergies you either look for a good weakside ; Cait/Sivir/Ezreal, or a snowballing all-in you can setup ; Samira/Nilah/Draven.
In poke match-ups ; Aery + Manaflow + Scorch works wonders.
In all-in match-ups ; Elec/DH + CS + Eyeball/ZWard + Treasure hunter, no need to overkill your passive, items or sweeper cdr. Better get that powerspike quicker and snowball harder.