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He has insane base stats, probably some of the best in the game from top to bottom. His Q w/ max CDR does -appreciable- damage for a tank, but the big thing is when he drops that W (~50% uptime with max CDR) in team fights he is borderline invincible.
Boots GP5s if you want... FH TF FoN/BV/GA/Warmogs
His ult really helps him split into your team and once he is there he will stay full health until the fight winds down simply because of his W. All this time he is chunking anyone around him with a Q ever 1.4 seconds (or whatever the CD is with CDR + stacks)
Now I'm not saying he is a great pre-20 minutes champ, because I really don't think he is, but I feel like he has to be one of the best bruisers in the game once he has an item or two.