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Most successful tanks in low ELO

Creator: iNspiRe21 July 19, 2011 12:35am
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Hey guys. Not too long ago a post on these forums informed me that as a player who likes to play tanks and is rapidly approaching ranked games, that I should move away from some of the more traditional tanks (Shen, Malphite, etc) and into more DPS'y tanks.

I created this thread to ask players with experience what Tanks do best in low ELO brackets. Since I normally only see people playing Free weeks and usually not very well, I'm not very familiar with all the toons that can be played tank (It wasn't until watching a few streams that I realized Jarvan IV was actually a very good tank dispite his tooltip not describing him as one).

So, thanks in advance, I appreciate the help ^^

*As a note, by best, I mean the best champion to get a win with. I hear a lot of people say that, for instance, Shaco is a great champion but people in low ELO just won't capatalize on his presence and, therefore, isn't a good pick at low ELO.


**EDIT: Also, I forgot to add, what champions can you get away with as tanks? For instance, if I wanted to play a character that's usually the "Tanky-DPS" or "Off-Tank" role, but not usually played as a tank, is that an effective way to go? Some people I could concieve of in this catagory would be like Udyr, garen, Sion, blitzcrank, etc.
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OP-kaiser
Malphite is very viable on lower elo rampage due to his insane burst.
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Is Mordkaiser really OK to tank? ALmost every build I've ever seen has him built so he can run in and snipe AD carries. Why is he such a good pick at low levels?
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Easy to play, quite powerfull, tanky even if he is going AP build, doesnt need kills to gear up (farms like no tommorow).
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You can carry yourself with any offtank, really.

Morde es #1,

j4 is awesome,

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Janna can off-tank reasonably well. And she has a lot of nice CC to initiate/harass with.

The build I use to off-tank with her:
Doran's Shield
Merc's Treads
Philostone or HoG
Aegis
Warmog's
Randuin's
Force of Nature or Sunfire Cape
Guardian Angel
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lol you ever tried it, wRAth?
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Don't want to.

She is such a good support, get Aegis, Shroud, and some aura items, you are golden.

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Her ult is one of the best initiators in the game.

Offtank Janna is not as good as support Janna but it is quite viable.
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