The funneling strategy is still strong in season 10, even after the jungle item changes, as Taric mid with Master Yi in the Jungle has a 65% win rate.
The funneling strategy was one of the worst meta that League of Legends has ever encountered. The strategy started in patch 8.11 with Taric Mid and Master Yi in the jungle. The strategy eventually evolved as both high elo and Pro players started to abuse it. As a result, Riot nerfed the strategy by reducing gold from lane minions if you have a T1 or T2 jungle item and have the most gold on your team in patch 8.14.
Funneling nerf in patch 8.14 did hit hard as we did not see any funneling in the pro plays anymore nor in the high elo. Until now, in season 10, it is going back strong as Taric mid with Master Yi Jungle has over 65% win rate.
According to lolalytics, Master Yi’s jungle synergy with Taric mid has a 65.93% win rate, and the win rate is based on over 6100+ games. The stats clearly show the strategy that was started in patch 8.11 is coming back in season 10, even after the jungle item changes.
Redditor NotSilencee recently posted on the League of Legends subreddit that he reached Master on the EUW server with a 97% win rate, abusing Master Yi Jungle and Taric mid-lane. Using the same strategy, he also reached Challenger in EUW, EUNE, and Turkey server with a 90%+ win rate.
Taric is ranked as S tier according to both lolalytics and op.gg. The strategy remained the same as before, where you freeze your wave and try to give Master Yi as much minions and gold as possible.
Taric Mid Rune, Item, Spells, and Skill order
The skill order for Taric mid is Q>W>E, which has a 72% win rate. For the summoner spells, you take Heal and Exhaust.
For Item building, three core items are Ionian Boots of Lucidity>Zeke’s Convergence>Knight’s Vow, and this build order has a massive 82% win rate. And for the primary rune page, Taric takes Guardian; for secondary, you take Domination.
Master Yi Jungle
Master Yi’s jungle is the same as before; the only difference is in this strategy, you take mid-lane minions and try to get as much gold as possible. In the team, fights utilize the Taric’s ultimate efficiently.