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Which tanks are viable?

Creator: Trojan995 April 3, 2011 7:52am
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Slizer002 wrote:

How do you guys feel about a Maokai/Morde/Garen tank? Garen and Morde have no hard CC, true but they become threats and get some soft but reliable CC when built properly.


Morde, and Garen are Tanky DPS, and should not be built exclusively as a tank.
I'm not too familiar with Maokai but I believe he can be built as a tank, but is not as effective as his Tanky DPS counterpart.
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Zeprido wrote:

Morde, and Garen are Tanky DPS, and should not be built exclusively as a tank.
I'm not too familiar with Maokai but I believe he can be built as a tank, but is not as effective as his Tanky DPS counterpart.

You're right about Garen and Morde, but Maokai is a tank.
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I don't think Maokai gives enemies enough reason to focus him to be a good tank. He's a great support though, provided the player actually plays him right.

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Yea, Maokai is a support tank.
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Support tank, or off tank as I would call it. Moakai's ult and snare can definately save lives, but he has no true tank abilities when compared to tanks like rammus and shen

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Maokai can be built pure tank and succeed if he didn't suck so badly. Getting stuff like a Frozen Heart and Aegis of the Legion will make him tanky enough and still supportish.
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Jungle maokai ftw!

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Xaioli wrote:

Support tank, or off tank as I would call it. Moakai's ult and snare can definately save lives, but he has no true tank abilities when compared to tanks like rammus and shen

True, but Moakai is tank that get kills, that's why i like him (even if i don't have him)
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Alistar is easily top tier, he has a support for laning with carries, he has 2 cc's one being aoe, and his ult makes him unharmable, some argue that he doesnt need tank items because of his ult, but u never wanna rely on ur ult. Alistar with frozen heart, ionian boots and bansheis is all u need, never run out of mana 35% cdr=gg
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that's a terrible alistar build
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