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Which tanks are viable?

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It seems to me that the only true tanks are Amumu, Shen, Rammus, and Cho'Gath (while even cho'gath is a little fuzzy, as he can be played as a mage). Everyone else is played as a tanky DPS or a support ( Udyr, Jarvan IV, Blitzcrank, Alistar). So, which champions are viable to fill the tank spot and which ones aren't?
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if built properly, i believe nasus can be a tank.


ugh random story but i just played with a nasus earlier who was the worst **** i've ever seen. seriously he says he is the teams tank yet he got merc treads and a catalyst, then rushed trinity force and other damage items.


i also think that nunu could possibly be the tank (he has reason enough for everyone to focus him with his ult.)
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Nunu really has enough lane presence to be a tank. Free healing smite every 7 attacks and a nice amount of HP too. Nasus is only semi-tanky and really shouldn't do it as a main mode of play.
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Psh.

Alistar is right up there with Shen, Rammus, and Amumu.
Cho'gath, idk.

Singed is also a very viable tank.

Malphite's great tanky dps.

Nasus makes a good tanky dps. He can't be a tank, because mercury's treads basically ruins his Wither, and he lacks any other hard CC to initiate with.

Udyr can make an excellent pure tank, with only 1 item like Trinity Force or Madreds for his jungle/damage output.
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Lugignaf wrote:

Nunu really has enough lane presence

Lane Nunu?

Psh.

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JunSupport wrote:

Psh.

Alistar is right up there with Shen, Rammus, and Amumu.
Cho'gath, idk.

Singed is also a very viable tank.

Malphite's great tanky dps.

Nasus makes a good tanky dps. He can't be a tank, because mercury's treads basically ruins his Wither, and he lacks any other hard CC to initiate with.

Udyr can make an excellent pure tank, with only 1 item like Trinity Force or Madreds for his jungle/damage output.
Bear / Turtle stance dancing makes him an excellent initiator, fight-controller, and tanker.


Cho'gath has 2 AoE CC's, one soft one hard.

Alistar really shouldn't be a tank, he should just take support/AP items because his ultimate does all the tanking he needs.

Singed I agree with, he can be a good tank.

I actually play Udyr as a tank (though less commonly nowadays), and I was rather successful. Consistent bear stuns is fantastic for a team fight.

Oh, and lane AND tank nunu are just ridiculous, nunu is so much better in the jungle and he's only a threat with AP.
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B-Wong wrote:

Lane Nunu?

Psh.

I lane Nunu. Problem, B-Wong?
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Lugignaf wrote:


I lane Nunu. Problem, B-Wong?


Jungling is better?

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Lugignaf wrote:


I lane Nunu. Problem, B-Wong?


so you're basically useless

ok
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Jungle Nunu is really the only way you should play him. Just did a game as Jungle Nunu, as a matter of fact, and.. Here you go :)



Their team: Shen, Ryze, Shaco, Warwick, Master Yi
Our team: Nunu & Willump, Jarvan IV, Nocturne, Veigar, Teemo

Shredded them to pieces.
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