Ranged Tanks?

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Nuwonga

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03-21-2010

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Originally Posted by OoeyGooey View Post
I think that a ranged kinda tank would be good if done right. Also the same for a assassin/tank.

For a ranged tank the obvious choice would be a literal tank, appearance simular to corki's helicopter thing. His innate passive would allow him to do damage by running over units. this would make it a viable for him to move into crowds. a slow attack speed with low damage, can be easily fixed by items, but with this type of character giving a ability to add splash damage to base attack would be a good touch to the concept. the other abilities would be AoE's that center on the champion, thus making a good idea to get into crowds, and survivability ones too.

A assassin tank, would obviously need stealth and abilities that get into into the middle of a group quick. But the others can maybe be a effective taunt or something to increase armor that scales with the number of units in a range. His ultimate can be a grapple where he holds onto a champion and a percentage of damage he should be taken is givin to the held target. This would be most effective against tower sitting.
You know, Shen has a dashing taunt so he could probably jump through trees/walls and taunt everyone. That'll be fun to try out when he's released and it fits the bill for what you're looking for. He's not ranged, but he could be your assassin/tank


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Klinkin

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03-21-2010

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How is Cho'Gath ranged? He has a cleave-like attack, but not ranged.


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Xienwolf

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03-21-2010

Yes, there are some ranged champions that you can build to tank, but you have to BUILD to that point. It is in the first 6 levels or so that being an "official" tank is important, and in a skillset based around mitigation/survival at least as much as around damage.

I guess it could be a bit overpowered to have hefty survivability AND freedom to safely last-hit during the first 3 or 4 levels, but it'd sure be nice.


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