Tank Rush: A bold new guide.

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Trollolz42

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02-13-2013

Okay, so there may be some of you that played in the olden times when The whole team was tanks, and Riot hadn't removed that one summoner spell that makes turrets invincible.

If you do, then you know what this one is like.
If not, then prepare yourself for the most awesome strategy ever.

Here is an average Tank Rush team:
Shen, because he is the ultimate tank, and He can keep an ally from dying via His Ultimate.
Taric, because his auras are perfect, and he gets ridiculously tanky, even if you barely build tank items.
Mundo, because he is a troll in any lane, and his Ultimate makes him nearly invulnerable.
Cho'Gath, because his Ultimate makes him tanky as it is. If you add tanky items and lots of AP (Such as Zhonya's Hourglass and Abyssal Scepter), he becomes Indestructible.
Wukong, because when built as Off-Tank, he is harder to kill, and he is High Damage. His escape allows him to retreat behind his tankier fellows.

So how do you put this all together in lanes?

Shen and Taric Bottom lane, with Taric Stunning for Shen and pushing the turret.
Cho'Gath Middle lane, since his Health and Ranged pokes allow him to survive and thrive against most AP nukes.
Dr. Mundo and Wukong Top, since Mundo can weaken them with his Cleaver of Communism, allowing Wukong to Dive and Finish the enemy laner/s.

They way it ends up working out is this:
00:00-05:00
Early game is easily dominated by the fact that the champions start out quite tanky, and so prove very hard to kill. This allows them to score First bloods with ease, and makes the requisitioning of feed as easy as denying the enemy farm.

06:00-15:00
Middle game is where the game is made or broken. If the tanks are fed with at least two of your tankys with 4 kills each, then the enemy may as well surrender.
By this time, You should be more focused on taking out the turrets, and staying alive.

16:00-infinite time
Late Game is where you win. Simple as that.
By now you should have destroyed at least 4 turrets, leaving a gaping wound in their defenses. It is now that teamfights begin. Your team will most likely dominate, so do not be surprised if you end up with multiple Aces.
If you are all relatively fed, then you should have no trouble closing the game by the 25 minute mark.

See how easy it is?
The tanks can be interchanged with others, and the Off-Tank can as well.
For the tanks, there are only 2 champs that can replace Taric: Alistar and Soraka (Soraka being built as Aura Tank). Taric is the main healer, so finding a proper replacement tank is a challenge. Alistar is hardly fitting, since his Amor is ridiculously low, an his heal is not all that amazing until Late Game. Soraka is quite nice, but she is still too squishy, and Taric is a bulwark of Delay.
Shen is a Must-Have for this Team Composition. Nothing else works, sadly.
Cho'Gath can be replace with Thresh or Maokai, since they have similar effects, and can dominate Middle.
Wukong can be replaced with Ranged ADC champions (Such as Caitlyn and Miss Fortune) and Assassins (Such as Talon, Kha'Zix, and Rengar) just as long as they build tankier then their enemy team cousins.
Dr. Mundo is only replaceable by Volibear. Seriously, Volibear is the only Tank that can Support the Damage Dealer.

And that is all Folks!


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Bailey The Roper

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02-13-2013

lolwat


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ExecutionerK

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02-13-2013

Hard to kill != easy to kill the enemy

Shen is not going to be able to push the turret if enemy have any form of wave clear on bottom (Such as Graves' buckshot) then your whole strategy is ruined.


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Trollolz42

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02-13-2013

That is True.
I am going to be testing this further, and I am going to figure out if Shen actually is interchangeable.
His Ulti can make or break a match, even with everyone using Teleport.


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Cenerae

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02-13-2013

When people whined of the '5 tank teams' of old they actually meant 5 bruiser teams. Or they had their actual tanks build for damage rather than pure beef.

There's no point being hard to kill if you can't actually kill anything in the first place.