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Which tank/support hero should I buy?

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Since playing Dota and HoN, I always pick the tank hero/champion. Or sometimes the support one. I only pick the carry ones when I feel like using them but most of the time, I always use tank or support. I've been playing for almost 2 months now. I'm level 23. I just want to improve my tank/support hero usage.

I'm planning to buy Rammus. Is it a good deal or should I pick other tank/support champions instead?
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Zoki » April 20, 2012 11:28pm | Report
Well Rammus is a jungler, and you will be having a tough time jungling with him before you get rune set to make his jungle easier. If you want support and tank in one role, Alistar is a good pick. Viable full tanks are also Galio, he can go pretty much on any lane, Malphite, hes good top, mid if you want to go AP and even jungle.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Max Carter » April 21, 2012 3:58pm | Report
Tanker on the Jungle: Amumu and Rammus -> I think they're the best 'cuz of dirupting enemie team and owning the enemy AD respectively

Tanky Support: Alistar

Maybe you can jungle Malphite but IDK much about him...
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I too play mainly supports and tanks, and I can recommend some good champions. Firstly, Shen is awesome for solo top, Taric and Alistar are supports that can morph into tanks as the game goes on and, as mentioned above, Amumu and Rammus are the way to go if you like jungling. I can recommend getting flat armor yellows and magic resist per level blues if you like tank/support, as they are pretty much standard and cheap. Someone not mentioned here is Nunu, who can jungle, support or tank, and if none are needed, he can AP too.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by The Overmyynd » April 22, 2012 4:59pm | Report
The best tank support characters are Maokai, Blitzcrank, AListar, and Taric. Nunu can support, but you need good communication with your ad to do that, and i guess the same can be said of Blitzcrank. Please please look into Maokai, he is freaking amazing. Long range sappling toss explosion, a range stun that launches mao to his target, a bounce/slow that can interrupt cast time spells (like Fiddlesticks ult, Nunu ult, Katarina ult, Miss Fortune ult, et cetera), and his ult makes a HUGE aoe damage reduction for Mao and his allies. 20% damage reduction aoe spell.

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The best tank/supports have already been listed: Alistar and Galio. Maokai and Taric are also both good, though lacking that extreme game-changing ability.

Not so surprising, all of these have their own unique nuke cability as well, albeit not very significant.
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My favorite tank is Amumu he is best as jungler/least i only play him as jungler, amumu is like a walking grenade for the enemy team/he stuns/he lowers the mr of whoever hes attacking/he does great damage for a tank(i usually outdamage our carries) / he has the most amazing ult ingame. Curse of the Sad Mummy , other than that, Shen still remains to be one of my fav tank's ingame.
Amumu/shen/galio> rammus anyday, the reason is, while rammus is more of a one single target disabler, shen can taunt whole enemy team, amumu can cc whole enemy team with his ult, just like galio.

Just so you don't like jungling, then i'd say get Shen, Singed, Malphite, Galio.

If your interested in jungling, def go for Amumu, if not then, you won't regret getting Shen :P

and for support, Maokai is tanky supportive jungler, Alistar is also great support thats tanky and has hard cc. Janna is also good support with great distrubting abilities and ulti however janna is not tanky, Blitzcrank is a tanky support, that is fun to play. Taric is also great support that is tanky. Soraka is support that heals the most and means infinite mana for her ad. however she is not tanky either.
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Sept wrote:

while rammus is more of a one single target disabler, shen can taunt whole enemy team,

Shen cannot taunt whole enemy team, Gallio can. Shen still has single target taunt, altho Rammus is more op than his cause it lasts longer, and Ahri is better even than his because of the longer range and "walk harmlessly towards Ahri" instead of simple taunt shen and rammus have.
And shen is merely ok in the jungle. Run him in it if you are just interested in having a ridiculously CC heavy team, like Udyr top, Gallio mid, Blitz/Cait bot, and Shen jungle. Shen is a much more irritating top than jungler.
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Shen cannot taunt whole enemy team, Gallio can. Shen still has single target taunt, altho Rammus is more op than his cause it lasts longer, and Ahri is better even than his because of the longer range and "walk harmlessly towards Ahri" instead of simple taunt shen and rammus have.
And shen is merely ok in the jungle. Run him in it if you are just interested in having a ridiculously CC heavy team, like Udyr top, Gallio mid, Blitz/Cait bot, and Shen jungle. Shen is a much more irritating top than jungler.


shen still has single target taunt? you ever played him?
Shadow Dash notice it says it taunts any enemy in the way he encounters, that can be 1, that can be 0, that can be 5.
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You know what's funny about Ahri's taunt? At the end of that taunt, it's no longer harmless AND they are closer to you.

Shen taunt is better than Rammus for three reasons, he taunts everything he hits in a line (whichever direction he dashes), it deals damage to all those people on impact, and he can dash in the direction he wants them to follow him.
Rammus has better shield though.
Both have extreme overall map presence.

Amumu is great at throwing out ridiculous amounts of damage while being nearly impossible to kill. Galio can threaten squishies with their lives in the touch of two buttons. Maokai and Alistar can make one person want to uninstall.

Shen is slowly becoming one of my favourite tanks. I like being able to put a champion just about anywhere. Found out today I can 1v2 with Galio.
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