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Most successful tanks in low ELO

Creator: iNspiRe21 July 19, 2011 12:35am
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Bard: The problem with Tank Janna is that while her skills are actually very strong for a tank, she does NOT have the farming ability nor does she have the base stats to become a good tank. Your early game would be so terrible compared to support GP10 Janna that you couldn't do anything later on.

Hmmm I usually farm with Howling Gale and my basic attack and do decently enough (I do have MRpen and AP runes which might help), and I also get a philostone and/or HoG to help with possible gold issues...

When you compare her ability to farm with Howling Gale with Shen's ability to farm with Vorpal Blades she has a much better farming tool than he does. Not as good as Singed or Maokai's farming tools but it is certainly better than what some of the more hardcore tanks have to work with.

Her base stats aren't that great, but the right runes/masteries will help that to a certain extent.

As I said before, Tank Janna IS NOT as good as Support Janna, but it is semi-viable (if somewhat unexpected).
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I'd say Jarvan is a nice pick, since he has so much CC and that really helps your team, especially if they aren't that good. And he also deals a good amount of damage even if built as tank.

Malphite is also a good pick, because he is such a strong initiater and has a great burst when considering he is a tank.
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Amumu (can jungle easily, awesome game-changing ult, pure tank)

Jarvan IV (can jungle or solo top, good damage output even when complete tank)

Cho'Gath (good cc and high damage output)
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You should really never pick a "Tank" in low elo.

For one thing, you need a solo lane.

Secondly, and probably most importantly, Tanks don't do enough damage to 1v3-5, or take down towers effectively.

Low ELO should be treated a lot like Co-Op vs. Ai in that your best bet is to pick a carry that you are good at, and abuse the low intelligence/skill of the other players to your advantage.

Pick a "oh X champion is fed, GG" hero.
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Temzilla wrote:

You should really never pick a "Tank" in low elo.

For one thing, you need a solo lane.

Secondly, and probably most importantly, Tanks don't do enough damage to 1v3-5, or take down towers effectively.

Low ELO should be treated a lot like Co-Op vs. Ai in that your best bet is to pick a carry that you are good at, and abuse the low intelligence/skill of the other players to your advantage.

Pick a "oh X champion is fed, GG" hero.


No...

Good team comp > 5 carry team comp

Every role can carry the team in the sense their actions greatly influence the game, Especially tanks. Tanks can decide when to fight / when to back off. Initiating good fights for your team wins games.
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Mowen wrote:



No...

Good team comp > 5 carry team comp

Every role can carry the team in the sense their actions greatly influence the game, Especially tanks. Tanks can decide when to fight / when to back off. Initiating good fights for your team wins games.


I guess we have to qualify "Low ELO"

When i hear that, i think of sub 1000 elo.

In sub 1000 elo, people DO NOT pick balanced, proper team comps.

People auto lock hard AP/AD carry, and don't pick a jungler.

The thing about it is this, The other team does the exact same thing.

The only thing you have to do to drag yourself from 0-1200 elo is play an AP/AD hard carry and get more farm and kills than the other dudes.

You will win games because you will win games because you will get penta kills through proper positioning and being farmed alone.

I'm almost 100% sure you could carry a 3v5 in 500~ elo as long as your other 2 team mates were on the same level as your 5 opponants.

It's less of an issue of "oh the other team has a good team comp" and more of an issue of "oh i have more cs than the entire other team combined".

In the 1200-1800 range, AD Carry/AP Carry is still your best bet, but more skill is required, and team comp starts to become more important.

in the 1800+ range, it's all about team comp, and map control.
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Temzilla wrote:

Pick a "oh X champion is fed, GG" hero.


Could you give a few examples? I can usually snowball a game pretty good as Annie, but she's the only really AP or AD character I ever play because I've been trying to play tanks so much.
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Amumu (JUNGLE ONLY) - Strong at any ELO, even more so in the lower ELO where people don't understand the sciences of jungling and/or ganking.
Cho'Gath - Best first pick tank, in my honest opinion. You can jungle, lane, go AP, go off-tank, go full tank, go attack speed, go whatever and win.
Jarvan IV - Fantastic tank, fantastic melee carry. Also jungles just as well as Amumu.
Mordekaiser - Morde es #1 in low ELO.
Singed - Excellence in a bottle.

That's a strong line-up I think. Tank your heart out up the ELO ladder!

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Could you give a few examples? I can usually snowball a game pretty good as Annie, but she's the only really AP or AD character I ever play because I've been trying to play tanks so much.


Annie for AP, very nice choice. Also Nidalee, Karthus, and Akali.

AD? Vayne, Nocturne (Jungle is best but Lane works too), Udyr (Lane or Jungle), Renekton.

Those are several examples. Hope they help. :)

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Don't forget Shen...
Anyone can play him, I swear...

BESIDES...He's fun and can jungle.
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Blydden wrote:

Amumu (JUNGLE ONLY) - Strong at any ELO, even more so in the lower ELO where people don't understand the sciences of jungling and/or ganking.
Cho'Gath - Best first pick tank, in my honest opinion. You can jungle, lane, go AP, go off-tank, go full tank, go attack speed, go whatever and win.
Jarvan IV - Fantastic tank, fantastic melee carry. Also jungles just as well as Amumu.
Mordekaiser - Morde es #1 in low ELO.
Singed - Excellence in a bottle.


I was going to say the same champions (you read my mind and posted first).

Never tryed AS chogath. And dont get full AP Mordekaiser, you'll get easily killed by anything, even the minions.

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