Teamfight Tactics is the Riot’s approach in the auto battler and strategy game genre. The game has a gameplay similar to Dota Auto Chess and takes in-game champions from the flagship game of the company, League of Legends, and its lore into a fun little strategy game.
8 players face each other utilizing the in-game gold to upgrade and manage cards to fight till the end. The cards have different traits that help in creating combos and have undergone many changes throughout several patches.
TFT became more trending with its mobile release and the cross-play compatibility. The game marks its anniversary this June and a big update to the current Galaxies patch is said to be right around the corner.
TFT One Big Update
Everyone is excited about the next patch of TFT as the contents were officially announced by the devs a few days back. The next big update is set to bring out big changes into the gameplay with major card changes and trait buffs and nerfs. The devs state that instead of gradually adding new champions to the Galaxies set, they will be adding the planned new cards and traits together in a big update. The most noticeable changes in this coming patch are;
- Valkyries and Voids being removed
- The champion cards, Sona, Kassadin, and Lux being removed
- A total of 14 new champions to be added
- 3 brand new traits to be added
All void champions, Kha’Zix, Cho’Gath, and Vel’Koz along with all Valkyries, Kai’Sa, Kayle, and Miss Fortune are set to be completely removed from the game in order to maintain the balance of the game with the upcoming new traits and champs. Sona, Kassadin, and Lux are also set to be completely removed as well. Out of the content that is planned to be added in the patch, the attention is first drawn towards 4 new champs that are coming to some existing traits. They include;
- Vayne – Cybernetic with Sniper
- Zed – Rebel with Infiltrator
- Riven – Crono with Blademaster
- Janna – Star Guardian with Paragon (Tier 5)
Traits and Champions Added
Next, the attention is drawn towards the brand-new Traits and the 11 champions that come with them. The 3 new traits are Battlecast, Astro, and Paragon. Coming to details of the 3 traits, Battlecast champions trigger bonus damage or healing according to the first 10 instances of damage they deal or take.
Astro trait reduces the mana cost of Astro champions by 30. And finally, the Paragon trait converts the basic attacks of your team to magic damage. The list of champions according to their traits are as follows;
- Battlecast- if above half health deal 75/150/225 magic damage to the nearest enemy or if below half health heal 75/150/225.
-Illaoi: Tier 1 Brawler
-Nocturne: Tier 2 Infiltrator
-Kog’Maw: Tier 2 Blaster
-Cassiopeia: Tier 3 Mystic
-Viktor: Tier 4 Sorcerer
-Urgot: Tier 5 Protector
- Astro- reduce your Astro champs’ mana costs by 30
-Nautilus: Tier 2 Vanguard
-Bard: Tier 3 Mystic
-Gnar: Tier 4 Brawler
-Teemo: Tier 4 Sniper
- Paragon- team’s basic attacks are converted to magic damage
-Janna: Tier 5 Star Guardian
Apart from these major changes, some minor changes and reworks are planned for some existing champs including Ezreal, Syndra, and Jhin, items including Infinity Edge, Seraph’s Embrace, and Rapidfire Cannon and traits including Chrono, Dark Star, and Mech Pilot. A new teaser was also posted recently and we can expect the new Galaxies Mid-set Update on the PBE soon before being officially released.
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