Melee bruisers are still viable.

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CaristinnQT

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08-25-2013

Zac, Aatrox, Lee Sin, Nocturne, Renekton, Rumble, Cho'gath, and J4 all in competitive play.

In soloQ, Diana, Hecarim, Irelia, Jax, Nasus (top, Q max), Singed, Vi, Udyr, Wukong, Yorick, and Xin are still good picks.

b-but some of those are mostly played as junglers
They're still bruisers. AD carries didn't stop being AD carries when the meta shifted to AD bot being better than AD mid.

but some of those are tanks
They build really tanky while still doing good damage output.


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Doctor Zoidberg

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08-25-2013

The problem here is that every single one of them gets outlaned by Ranged AD, or they jungle, which is pretty much all melee bruisers are good for.


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Saires

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08-25-2013

Not to mention that none of them build 1 dmg item.


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Siyanor

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08-25-2013

And? You didn't say anything anyone disagrees with...


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EzSkillshot

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08-25-2013

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Originally Posted by Saires View Post
Not to mention that none of them build 1 dmg item.
Maybe, just maybe, its because Riot nerfed every single damage item bruisers build.
Just maybe.


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CaristinnQT

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08-25-2013

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The problem here is that every single one of them gets outlaned by Ranged AD
If you lose lane to an AD carry as Aatrox, Zac, Lee Sin, J4, Cho'gath, Diana, Irelia, Jax, Renekton, Singed, Vi, Yorick, Xin, and Wukong, that's a skill issue. The only AD carries that have a chance top lane are Vayne (who puts her in a position where she's easy to gank due to lacking a hard escape and condemn not being able to reliably stun a target) and Quinn (same thing as Vayne but even easier to gank).

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or they jungle, which is pretty much all melee bruisers are good for.
So are AD carries no longer viable because they have to go bot because that's all they're good for?


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oh you wanna die

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08-25-2013

i wouldnt really consider aatrox a bruiser, hes more of a melee carry like trynd. i think shyvana is in a good spot right now, along with renekton.


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CaristinnQT

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08-25-2013

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Not to mention that none of them build 1 dmg item.
So Aatrox, Lee, Cho, Diana, Irelia, Jax, Singed, Yorick, Xin, Wukong, Vi, Udyr, Rumble, J4 (top lane) don't build damage items?

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i wouldnt really consider aatrox a bruiser, hes more of a melee carry like trynd. i think shyvana is in a good spot right now, along with renekton.
Aatrox is built as a bruiser and not full glass cannon like Trondo.


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Aeon Aced

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08-25-2013

They're built support tank in the jungle.
That means they're tanks, not bruisers.


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CaristinnQT

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08-25-2013

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Originally Posted by ZeroAnubisPain View Post
They're built support tank in the jungle.
That means they're tanks, not bruisers.
Not all of them, and the ones that do still have moderate damage output. Once again, just like a bruiser.