Tank Class Update Confirmed for League of Legends

By   /   Feb 1, 2017

Riot Games is targeting tanks as the next class in League of Legends to receive an update in terms of balance, purpose, and identity.

Posting on the Nexus, lead producer of champion updates Ryan “REAV3” Mireles confirmed that the balance team wants to give tanks more mastery and skill expression on the Rift.

“This doesn’t mean we want every tank to require high mechanical skill, but we do want players to feel like the more they play a champion the better they get at that particular champion,” he said.

Currently, all champions that come under Vanguards feature a rather flat skill-curve. Their kits basically revolve around charging into combat with crowd-control abilities and absorbing damage like a sponge for as long as possible. Suffice to say, it’s fairly simple to gain mastery and understanding over Vanguards in the first couple of games.

Vanguards of League of Legends:

  • Amumu
  • Gragas
  • Leona
  • Malphite
  • Nautilus
  • Rammus
  • Rek’Sai
  • Sejuani
  • Sion
  • Skarner
  • Zac

Amumu is a prime example of such gameplay. The ever-crying champion uses Q (Bandage Toss) to pull himself into enemies, locking down everyone with R (Curse of the Sad Mummy). Sejuani, with her passive (Frost), uses Q (Artic Assault) to charge into battle and freeze everyone with R (Glacial Prison). Malphite does both with his R (Unstoppable Force). Leona projects E (Zenith Blade) to enter a foray and stun multiple targets with R (Solar Flare).

As is evident from the emerging pattern, the champions have almost similar playing-styles.

Hence, one major goal of the upcoming Tank Class Update is to give Vanguards more to do in League of Legends. In addition to that, Riot Games is also be looking at defensive items and how they effect the role of tanks in the game. The developer wants defensive items to give larger rewards to Vanguards in comparison to other classes.

Riot Games is presently experimenting with some of the champions. More information on the Tank Class Update has been promised to arrive in the coming months. No time frame was mentioned as to when we can expect the update to arrive.

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