Bruisers: 1) Udyr, 2) Yorick, 3) Lee Sin, 4) Gangplank, 5) Shen, 6) Olaf, 7) Riven, 8) Galio, 9) Jax, 10) Warwick, 11) Irelia, 12) Fizz, 13) Singed, 14) Nidalee, 15) Cho'Gath, 16) Shyvana, 17) Wukong, 18) Malphite, 19) Skarner, 20) Trundle, 21) Talon, 22) Nasus, 23) Nocturne, 24) Nautilus , 25) Dr. Mundo, 26) Jarvan IV, 27) Tryndamere, 28) Renekton, 29) Pantheon, 30) Poppy, 31) Blitzcrank, 32) Volibear, 33) Garen
The definition of a bruiser:
- Often a tanky champion who can absorb a lot of punishment but also dish out a lot of damage.
- A champion with high survivability who's also a melee champion. (Nidalee is the exception as she's hybrid)
- Bruisers often solo top as they have high survivability and top lane is the easiest lane to die in. These champions can also be played middle lane or even sent to 2 v 1 bot when running different strategies but predominantly they will be top lane.
- Champions like Wukong, Talon and a few others can be played mid lane and completely counter a lot of enemy AP carries. Bruisers can be played mid from time to time and should be considered when looking at the bruiser tier list.
Don't see a champion listed in the tier list who you consider a good competitive bruiser? It's probably because I don't and other competitive teams don't value them as competitive picks. Want to raise an argument for why a certain champion should be considered for the competitive list just post below and let me know why in a constructive way!
"No one, not even pros, can presume to know everything. Whether they promote or discourage a character is subject to debate at all times. These debates are encouraged in a respectful manner as we're trying to create the best tier lists possible for your enjoyment." Stonewall - Elementz