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Scarra demonstrates absurdly powerful Teamfight Tactics strategy

Published: 8/Jul/2019 14:37 Updated: 8/Jul/2019 14:54

by Joe O'Brien

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Scarra showed off an absurdly powerful Teamfight Tactics strategy that lets Akali destroy entire enemy compositions single-handedly.

Scarra is a former League of Legends pro player and coach who now focuses on streaming, and since the release of Teamfight Tactics he’s been breaking down the game and trying to figure out the strongest and most reliable strategies in Riot’s new autobattler.

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During a recent stream, Scarra showed off an incredible strategy that resulted in his Akali one-shotting multiple enemies at a time, resulting in the enemy team being eliminated ridiculously quickly.

Riot GamesTeamfight Tactics is Riot Games’ take on the autobattler genre popularized by Auto Chess.

The strategy centers around placing three items on a level two Akali – two Rabadon’s Deathcaps, and a Luden’s Echo. The Rabadon’s Deathcaps add 50% Ability Power each and the Luden’s Echo makes spells deal additional splash damage on hit.

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When these combine with Akali’s Five Point Strike, the attack deals a staggering 1667 damage to multiple enemies, enough to instantly eliminate most targets. As a result, Akali can almost single-handedly wipe out entire teams before they have a chance to even react.

Of course, this strategy does rely on being able to acquire the necessary items, requiring a total of five Needlessly Large Rods and a Tear of the Goddess in order to make all three. Even if you get whatever you want at each carousel round, you’re likely to be relying on some fortunate drops from monsters as well.

With so much emphasis put on the Akali, the strategy can also get shut down if she dies too early – as Scarra discovered in the following round, with the enemy Pyke able to land some critical hits early and prevent her from wiping out the team.

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While it’s obviously very situational, it’s certainly worth keeping in mind just how powerful this strategy can be, especially as Akali being a Ninja means she doesn’t necessarily need to fit in with the rest of the composition in order to offer a trait bonus.

It’s still very early days in Teamfight Tactics, and while certain champions or strategies have proven powerful, it seems there are still plenty of creative approaches like this still to be discovered.

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TFT Patch 10.20b notes: Spirit nerf, Aphelios & Ashe nerfs, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:07

by Andrew Amos

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Ahead of the next update, Riot have slid in a little addendum to TFT Patch 10.20 with a “b-patch” hotfix. The devs are keeping a keen eye on Spirit, Aphelios, Ashe, and more, as they look to tone down the “overperformers” urgently.

While Riot seemingly did away with the b-patches during the latter stages of Galaxies, the mid-update changes are back. In TFT Fates, Riot will be keeping more of a keen eye during the week following a major update to potentially drop even more changes.

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They were happy after the set’s launch initially, but there have been a few overperformers in TFT Patch 10.20 Riot want to tone down ahead of the next update. They aren’t doing too much though, as they want the next patch to be a big one.

“[TFT Patch] 10.21 is shaping up to be a big patch, but these changes felt worth getting out a little earlier. B-Patches are limited to number changes, so bigger changes have to wait,” developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer explained after the October 7 update went live.

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Spirit 4 nerfed, Brawler-Ashe targeted

The major changes in TFT Patch 10.20b are to Spirit, Ashe, and Aphelios. The two champions, and the trait, have been the crux of many of the meta compositions.

Looking at Spirit, Riot has decided the Patch 10.20 changes weren’t enough originally. Spirit 4 is being nerfed by another 10% bonus attack speed, dropping from 80% of the mana cost to 70%. This should hopefully bring it more in line, although without Ahri nerfs being shipped, that remains to be seen.

Brawler-Ashe has been one of the most consistent compositions of the set so far. With Ashe being able to dish out huge amounts of damage with an in-built attack speed steroid, she’s risen to be one of the best units in the set. Riot will be toning that back though, reducing her ability’s attack speed at one and two-star.

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High Noon Ashe in League of Legends
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Brawler-Ashe is getting a notable nerf if you don’t manage to find three-star Ashe.

Aphelios carry is also another popular composition. Riot has deemed his ability to generate turrets a bit too efficient though, so he’s losing some of his starting mana so he can’t automatically start firing away.

Janna and Veigar are also being targeted in TFT Patch 10.20b. Janna’s total mana is going up from 50 to 60, while Veigar is losing damage on his Dark Blossom ability at all levels.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.20b changes below.

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Spirit Blossom Ahri in TFT Fates
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Spirit is getting nerfed again, but power carry Ahri remains untouched.

TFT Patch 10.20b notes

Champions

  • Aphelios starting Mana: 120 ⇒ 90
  • Janna max Mana: 50 ⇒ 60
  • Ashe Hunter’s Focus Bonus Attack Speed: 50/75/300 ⇒ 45/65/300
  • Veigar Dark Blossom Damage: 500/650/1000 ⇒ 450/600/900

Traits

  • Spirit Attack Speed: 35/80 ⇒ 35/70