Tanks aren’t exactly in the best place in League of Legends right now. With the high priority on bruisers who can do more damage than them while being plenty tanky, there just isn’t a lot of room for tanks’ fairly low survivability.
Thankfully, Riot has made a few changes to some of League’s tankiest champions to help give the class a place in the game.
E - Trantrum
BONUS DAMAGE REDUCTION 3% bonus armor + 3% magic resist
BASE DAMAGE REDUCTION 2/4/6/8/10 (unchanged)
Of all the changes to tanks this is probably the most meaningful because, well, it’s entirely new. Amumu’s E now gives him bonus damage reduction based on his armor and magic resist, which should help him out quite a bit.
W - Eclipse
COOLDOWN 14 seconds ⇒ 14/13/12/11/10 seconds
W - Titan’s Wrath
BASE SHIELD 65/70/75/80/85 ⇒ 60/70/80/90/100
SHIELD SCALING 9/11/13/15/17% maximum health ⇒ 9/10/11/12/13% maximum health
DURATION 10 seconds ⇒ 6 seconds
COOLDOWN 18 seconds ⇒ 12 seconds
W - Defensive Ball Curl
BONUS ARMOR 50/60/70/80/90% ⇒ 60/70/80/90/100%
BONUS MAGIC RESIST 25/30/35/40/45% ⇒ 30/35/40/45/50%
W - Soul Furnace
MAXIMUM HEALTH GAIN FROM ENEMIES 3 ⇒ 4
MAXIMUM HEALTH GAIN FROM LARGE ENEMIES 10 ⇒ 15
Each of these is a fairly significant buff and will certainly help these champions survive a little easier. While most of these were simply numbers buffs, Nautilus got a buff that requires players to pay a little more attention to his shield cooldown, helping make him more tanky but giving the player more to do at the same time.
Q - Tongue Lash
SLOW DURATION 2 seconds ⇒ 1.5 seconds
COOLDOWN 6 seconds ⇒ 5 seconds
W - Devour/Regurgitate
DEVOUR DURATION 4/4.5/5/5.5/6 seconds ⇒ 4 seconds
ENEMY CHAMPION DURATION Half ally duration (unchanged)
COOLDOWN 14/13/12/11/10 seconds ⇒ 28/25/22/19/16 seconds
YUMMY Cooldown is halved on enemy cast
COST 90 mana ⇒ 60 mana
Tahm was the one tank still going strong as the rest died out, which means he is probably a little too strong. To help curb some of that strength, Riot is introducing a few pretty straight forward nerfs to Tahm that should keep him in line.