Why is a Blitzcrank considered a tank?

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Krimson

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04-15-2010

So I looked up the "tank" classification, and out of the pretty faces Blitzcrank is seemingly the only one that lacks any mitigation or healing properties. Peoples conceptions of him are also altered to the point where the thought of the only working Blitzcrank, is a Blitztank.

So forum, what do you think makes Blitz your likely candidate for main tank? This should be interesting.


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Kadzin

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04-15-2010

Mana Shield.
High natural HP
Disables
AoE Ultimate
Ability to seperate members of oposing team via rocket grab
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Andromansis

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04-15-2010

Why isn't Jax considered a tank?


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Max67

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04-15-2010

He used to be a real tank


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blackscent

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04-15-2010

First!


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Kadzin

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04-15-2010

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Originally Posted by Andromansis View Post
Why isn't Jax considered a tank?
Because he doesn't need tank items to tank.


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Shirk

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04-15-2010

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Ding ding ding!

For some reason, people tend to attack the largest champion first in team fights. Ignore the carry and keep attacking that Alistar guys!


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TheMountainGoat

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04-15-2010

blitz isn't a tank? i always figured he was. he's kindof a pain in the ass to take down most of the time


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Krimson

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04-15-2010

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Originally Posted by Kadzin View Post
Mana Shield.
High natural HP
Disables
AoE Ultimate
Ability to seperate members of oposing team via rocket grab
large model
High natural HP, the amount of benefit from this is equal to 1 heal spell.

Disables, a single target stun in melee range

AoE ultimate, not exactly life threatening damage, and that puts him under offense

Ability to separate, thats offense too.

Oh and mana shield? thats based off your current mana and doesn't seem to benefit from armor. Plus it saps half of your mana for it too. Unless you plan on not casting spells, Singe benefits more from mana stacking, he separates people too.


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JustDavid

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04-15-2010

More often, the mana shield ends up killing you because you are short that small amount of mana to use that one ulti/grab/punch.

He's more of an initator than a pure tank like Alistar or Amumu.