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Whining for a REAL TANK?

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Powerstoned

Member

02-16-2011

So apparently everyone who doesn't play tank (& who prefer teammates with the lowest elos in a team to "tank" so they can hide in the bushes waiting to gank) will continue to cry about new champions every 2 weeks if the next doesn't have 1 specific thing:

An ultimate where you simply press R for a 2+ second taunt.

If it's not that, apparently no one wants it and you better not call it a "tank".

"Tank" is a playstyle in league of legends, it's defined by a button labeled "taunt".
Watch your average Galio during his free week and you'll see a low damage caster that has to melee for his auto attack and runs from the first hint of danger and has no chance of doing anything successful with the ultimate tanking ability. Is Galio a tank then?


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Ziasaur

Senior Member

02-16-2011

galio's a great tank if you play him properly

what you're describing is free-week-galio, totally different champ


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cutyohairfoo

Senior Member

02-16-2011

A tank just needs to be able to keep the squishies alive and give the enemy team some reason to target him (or force them to, as you point out) but a taunt isn't 100% necessary. Just very useful.

I don't really get your point with this post, but I hope you're not one of those players who think Garen / Mundo / Morde are tanks.

They are not, at least not effective ones.


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Powerstoned

Member

02-16-2011

Quote:
cutyohairfoo:
A tank just needs to be able to keep the squishies alive and give the enemy team some reason to target him (or force them to, as you point out) but a taunt isn't 100% necessary. Just very useful.


How would you force some to target you without taunt, if you got an ally with half the health and resists you have standing right next to you? Or to ask another way, Why would you target a tank and not a squishie standing right next to him?

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cutyohairfoo:

I don't really get your point with this post, but I hope you're not one of those players who think Garen / Mundo / Morde are tanks.

They are not, at least not effective ones.


Ok, if you don't think morde or mundo are tanks, name 2 effective tanks without taunt.


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Ziasaur

Senior Member

02-16-2011

taric


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LETMEGUIDEYOU

Senior Member

02-16-2011

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Powerstoned:
How would you force some to target you without taunt, if you got an ally with half the health and resists you have standing right next to you? Or to ask another way, Why would you target a tank and not a squishie standing right next to him?



Ok, if you don't think morde or mundo are tanks, name 2 effective tanks without taunt.


Malphite, Taric and Amumu.
Wuts yer point bro.


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cutyohairfoo

Senior Member

02-16-2011

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Powerstoned:

Ok, if you don't think morde or mundo are tanks, name 2 effective tanks without taunt.


Amumu, Malphite.


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Necrotarung

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02-16-2011

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Powerstoned:


Ok, if you don't think morde or mundo are tanks, name 2 effective tanks without taunt.



Alistar, Udyr, Singed.

Even Teemo since his taunt isn't a real taunt.


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ToHiGhToCaRe

Senior Member

02-16-2011

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Powerstoned:
So apparently everyone who doesn't play tank (& who prefer teammates with the lowest elos in a team to "tank" so they can hide in the bushes waiting to gank) will continue to cry about new champions every 2 weeks if the next doesn't have 1 specific thing:

An ultimate where you simply press R for a 2+ second taunt.

If it's not that, apparently no one wants it and you better not call it a "tank".


Shen doesn't have taunt as an ult. Does that make him not a tank?

Amumu doesn't have a taunt, is he not a tank?

Alistar?

Malphite?

I'm really confused abut the purpose of this thread...


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Blazekaiser

Senior Member

02-16-2011

Galio's taunt ability is the only tank part of him. His abilities are supportive otherwise, boosting allies defense, speed, slowing enemy, all ranged, while he a freakishly melee.

You know tanks from MMOs like WoW right? Hyrids often have simple but huge weaknesses, like the fact that almost all characters in LoL have most of their abilities AP based, mana dependant, and other problems.

The Tanks in LoL have it hard because they have VERY low mana, AP abilities(which conflicts with a physical fighter), and other problems like few if any physical damage abilities.

Taric is great example, as he is very mana starved, with support abilities, and even a great heal, but if you heavy tank, then he can barely use all that.


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