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Jarvan IV: Whos The Tank?!
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Second, I get Heart of Gold. It builds right into Randuins Omen, which I get after Mercury Treds. The heart of gold gives you that nice gold bonus since, in theory, you should only be assisting and not getting mad kills or farming alot.
I then proceed to get Warmogs. I get this before armor and MR because early game, most champs dont have huge damage unless they get fed in lane, and if that happens, I get armor or banshees earlier than later.
Sunfire Cape is a great item for a few reasons, you get that nice armor, a good amount of health, and plus the constant damage of the passive. Being the tank, you wanna help your team out as much as you can
I also get Banshees Veil or Force of Nature. Usually there is only 1 or 2 main AP threats on the other team so I dont focus that as much, unless there is a Le Blanc or Lux who is doing a crazy amount of damage.
To top off the build, and make you a bigger threat in team fights, i get an Atmas. This gives you a HUGE damage boost and will make the other team actually be scared when they see you lunge in to start a team fight.
Thornmail: If they have a AD Carry who is just shreding you down, you can switch out the Sunfire cape for this, it will decrease your damage output a little bit, but with the 30% dmg put back on the enemy team, it kind of balances out.
Frozen Mallet: If the other team isn't completely decimating you, you can get this to have that extra damage plus the health bonus goes into your damage from Atmas Impaler
Guardian Angel: If you feel you are living just not long enough, get a Guardian Angel, you will also feel more comfortable staying in the fight longer with that second life.
Wriggles Lantern : If you have to solo lane, a Wriggles is a great item to have, it allows you to farm faster, and keep you minions pushed forward and you get that nice little lifesteal that comes along with Wriggles. Also, if their team has a jungler, you have that ward you can put in the bush so you have a better defense against ganks, and since J4 is so slow moving until you get boots, its a great idea to have that edge on their jungler