Taliyah dark harvest full ap support
This Taliyah support guide will get you at LEAST on the Chinese super servers 1900LP. Will update matchups once in awhile.
January 1st, 1 ⸱ 6 min read
Dark harvest- Its incredibly easy to get dark souls on Taliyah support, as you can roam with the weaver's wall (ult) and and rock surfing (passive). By late game, you will be doing MASSIVE damage and this will provide you with great scaling.
Cheap shot- The true damage is easy to proc through the unraveled earth (e) and if an e,w,q hits the enemy will take a signifcant amount of damage, normally when an ignite is used + the adc's help it will lead to a kill in most cases
Relentless hunger- The extra movement speed after getting unique kills + passive and ult creates a ton of moveability allowing you to be anywhere on the map incredibly quickly
Manaflow band- This rune is a must have for most mages, and especially on Taliyah it is easy to max out the mana as you can poke a lot with q
Waterwalking- Like relentless hunger, increases movespeed + damage in the river helpful for objectives and generally moving across the map
Q for most damage of course
Matchups and Synergies
Most support matchups are easy when they are not tanky, tanky matchups normally have heavy cc, so keeping distance is vital in most cases. If they have many skillshots, use passive for movement speed and rush sorcerer boots to increase chances of dodging.
Almost all adc are not a problem for taliyah, she outranges all of them. Hardest is Yasuo, difficult to hit q because of his dashes, however you can catch him offguard with w,e from behind his windwall followed by q (example https://streamable.com/ck19dw). Caitlyn, Jinx and Jhin are also mentionable, as the traps are diffcult to work around combined with the worked ground.
Perma ban. Hate versing this champ. In order to q you have to stand away from the minions most of the time, trying to pressure the opponent away from your minions. However, with Blitzcrank the moment you are too pushed up trying to zone them, or if you are in the open he will hook you and it is normally a guaranteed death.
Only chance you have is using the bushes to try poke them, try to stay out of vision/behind your own minions to get successful poke and damage. Try to w,e,q on adc, if you miss w then dont use anything else to conserve mana. Mostly matchup dependant on adc
Not too difficult, dodge root by using mobility from passive and bush invis. Poke when possible and move unpredictably to dodge root, when she misses root it is good time to go in with your adc if you can hit ewq/weq
Annoying matchup as this champion is tanky, keep distance from his e and only w adc, w Galio is a lose unless its trying to get him away from you. Careful of his q but otherwise it is okay.
Easy matchup, pressure her a lot making sure to focus on hitting Soraka during poke, as she will not be able to heal her adc without making herself incredibly low and easy to kill. Dodge her q and the matchup is relatively straightforward
Annoying matchup just like most tanky champions, keep distance dont get caught out.
Put this one in here because I play Twisted Fate support ;), this matchup is not too bad especially with the recent nerfs, the range of his aa/stun is not longer than your q, and his q is very easy to dodge. Dont get too close, and be careful of his q(stun), flash, auto especially if he runs glacial augment. If he roams, you can match his roam with ur ult.
This champion is medium to verse, as she outranges you and can poke through minions. However, all of her abilities are relatively slow and easy to dodge, try to poke her as much as possible and make her waste the empowered w for heals instead of root.
This cc tank is very annoying to verse, she is tanky and if she hits a e on you, you will have to blow flash then w. Keep range and you will win
Dodge hooks and flick him if he tries to e on you, if he is underwater you should back off.
Literally just a heal spell. Poke adc until they die lol.
Hard matchup, try dodge skillshots and weave in as many q as possible to counteract his poke.
He jumps on you, its over. Keep distance and dodge his spear. Poking him is not too bad, but take bush control early.
His root+flash is incredibly deadly, so be careful not to be caught of guard. Another keeping distance matchup like most of the cc tanks.
Suprisingly easy as long as you stay behind minions / keep range.
Hate this champ, could be a potential permaban its just no one plays it. His ability to push you out of bushes, and the untargetable stage of his ability makes it very difficult to kill. Rely on adc.
Remember her root goes sideways aswell as forward. Break plants when possible and go for poke, one w and she will die just like most squishy supports.
Fake body block can stop a lot of the q projectiles from hitting. Make sure to q/auto the fake to fill the sup gold quest quickly. After she uses root, good opportunity to poke her back, tanking some damage for all q to hit is normally worth.
Dodge r q and matchup is easy. Her root is outranged heavily by q, if she flashes in to secure root, sometimes flicking her in is better in order for adc to kill.
Gross poking champ who if good will stop you from taking bushes and pushing up. Abuse his short e range, when he comes too close or misplays full combo him.
Q,W,E- good for poke and when approaching enemies https://streamable.com/paribw
W,E- when getting the enemy off you sometimes it is good to e in front of you if versing a dashing champion who can gapclose https://streamable.com/l6gt8m
E,W,Q- e helps to hit w when they are slowed and this will do max damage just like w,e,q only difference is that e,w,q will cost more mana if you miss
W,E,Q- more skilled but if missing the w, at least you save a lot of mana by not pressing e.
Q,R- driveby q, most people do not know you can cast q before r and it will q down the r
R,W,E,Q- Good for ganking/roaming
R,E,W,Q- Safer ganking strat and good for cutting off adc and support if they are low
R- can use to block off areas, and can also use like anivia wall to glitch people and trap them
Q is long enough to steal drake if well timed https://streamable.com/am1cp4
Wall can knock teamates and enemies over walls (very rare watch clip) https://streamable.com/zzbwcn