Bruiser: What Does it Mean?

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Rawth XI

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04-21-2011

How exactly do you define a bruiser? What does that mean?

For instance, I noticed Jax recently went from being an "assassin" to "bruiser" according to LoL's tags. Is there an index for these tag definitions somewhere?


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Snauzberries

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04-21-2011

IT means the bruise


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BlahBohogun

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04-21-2011

stat growth


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JunkRamen

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04-21-2011

Depending on the bruiser it can mean anything between sucking a lot (Jax) or being able to build anything you want and do anything you want because your champion is naturally unkillable (pre-nerf Renekton)


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Zarifes

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04-21-2011

Deals damage like a burst mage.
Doesn't die like a tank.


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Skadoosh1337

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04-21-2011

Tank, but not a tank.


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Minority Report

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04-21-2011

Tanky deeps


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toostronKG

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04-21-2011

Off-tank?


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Pigasaurus

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04-21-2011

means tanky dps


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wizdro

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04-21-2011

I remember reading in the Learning Center somewhere (was I was a nub and just learning/researching) that Bruiser meant a melee champion that deals burst damage, as opposed to being primarily DPS/auto-attack damage. Coincidentally, these champions were usually more resilient than their "carry" counterparts, so the "beefyness" became characteristic of the tag.


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