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Irelia General Guide by DuffTime

Offtanks, The New Metagame.

By DuffTime | Updated on August 17, 2012
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Babriel | May 23, 2013 4:29pm
Wow i just read this after something like a year since I last read it just because it's so entertaining to reread and i remembered how the offtank meta was so foreign. Now we have crazy **** going on with ad assassins mid and ad carries top, but I feel like the dust is finally settling after the season 3 item changes. Just came back here to admire one of the best guides I have ever read and to ask: Duff, are you going to theorycraft on the upcoming "meta" anytime soon?

Thanks! :)
Ebon Renegade | November 29, 2012 9:56pm
I read this guide and think it is one of the most brilliant ones on this site. You sir have my upvote and I hope that you will come back and update the guide whenever you can!
DihH | October 29, 2012 10:30am
I'm currently building my Kha'Zix as an OffTank, reaching around 3.950 HP, 200 Armor and 130 MR late game...

He is still very deadly with Atma's Impaler and Blue Buff + Cooldown Glyphs (with a full farmed Warmog, BT and Fortitude I can get around 280 AD)...

Would you say he's not a good OffTank or maybe you just forgot to mention him in your builds?

Thank you for your guide, I can't imagine someone downvoting this.
oani00 | October 16, 2012 6:48am
Loved the guide, super informative : )

But, don't u think building trinity for an entire "archetype" of characters isn't a liiiitle bit of generalization?

I mean, almost all the times a carry should build an phanton d., but it's not mandatory. I'm a little annoyed by this, is this your proposal of new meta-game really? Don't think it's wright or wrong, won't judge, but, all you propose is to call a top tank melee "with trinity" an off-tank?
animebot | October 8, 2012 8:16pm
May i ask what do you think about Jax as a possible off tank i see your point most defiantly; but i am a massive user of Jax and well.... i hope you can give me a response soon thanks!

p.s. AMAZING Guide and deduction skills.
PrinceVinc (2) | September 19, 2012 7:57am
Look at the first comment, Duff stated there that he changed the item build for jarvan and irelia but it seems only irelias has been changed :/
Embracing (353) | September 19, 2012 6:52am
This is outdated. Read the guide instead of the build...
PrinceVinc (2) | September 19, 2012 6:46am
Jarvans build still contains Trinity Force? Is this intended? because I thought they where removed as stated as in your first comment here. :/
theCourier (1) | September 17, 2012 5:38am
Simply amazing!
I've spent quite a lot of time to read this guide but, in the end, it was worth it. Personally, this guide helped me out a bunch and the more I use your advices the more I see how true the things you said are true. So, before I go off topic, good job!
Livramento (4) | September 13, 2012 4:52am
nice work +1
dingo1417 (3) | August 26, 2012 10:42am
I've been playing LoL since about the time this guide came out (didn't realize it was from May '11 until after I read it) and the "new" meta you described is all I've ever played. I've NEVER seen an AD carry mid, AP carry top, tank/support bot, and jungler (except a few times against bots in a low sum level game, but those don't matter at all) and I play on the US server so that was strange to read. I love playing Trundle Jungle and your build is slightly different from the one I use, but I will try it one day and see how that goes, because I know I am not a super fantastic player who crushes everyone in normal on a game to game basis. Also, isn't Lee Sin SUPPOSED to be tanky/dps? Like, the way his abilities align and everything? I've seen everything from tanky/dps lee to tank lee to AP lee (dem shields) but I always thought the ideal way to go was tanky/dps on him. I'll try this on him too. Great guide +1
DoomEnvoy | August 23, 2012 6:34pm
Good concept guide,
hate to see some ppl cant understand that this is not a build guide, but a play style one.

PS: i incidentally stumbled with the tryforce + randuin + wits-end (warmog and little more) offtank build in two games when my team was 4 vs 5,
with nunu bot times.
I was the heart and sould of the team.
Works insanely well,
still, u need to farm. A LOT.
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