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Patch 8.16: Amumu, Sion and many more tanks buffed

Except Tahm. He mostly got nerfed

Base skin Sion stands ominously surrounded by chaos Riot Games

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.

Amumu

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.

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Leona

W - Eclipse

COOLDOWN 14 seconds ⇒ 14/13/12/11/10 seconds

Nautilus

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

Rammus

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%

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Sion

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.

Tahm Kench

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.