I love playing tanks. I love playing them more than bruisers with the only exception being Jarvan since he's my favorite champion. However, I cannot deny that jungle tanks have been in a bad spot for a long time. In the Season 5 thoughts video I released a few days ago, I made a mention how, in League of Legends, the concept of pure tanks may be dead. Is the notion of a pure tank completely obsolete now?
There is one subject when it comes to tanks in which most of the playerbase will never agree with each other. The fact of the matter is, there is no one opinion as to what a tank is in League of Legends, let alone what a pure tank is. There is no denying that some champions are purely tanks and cannot deviate from that, Shen and Nautilus, while other champions cause more controversy as some players will herald them as tanks and others as simply just bruisers. There are players who are adamant that champions like Shyvana, Udyr and Nasus are pure tanks rather than simply bruisers. Honestly, arguing about who qualifies as a pure tank and not just someone that can be made to fill the roll of a tank can become pretty heated.