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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.

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.

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.

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 10.25 to feature Talon buffs, Warwick & Moonlight nerfs, more

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:29

by Andrew Amos

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TFT patch 10.25 is on its way as the final update ahead of the Mid-Set update, and it’s set to be massive. Talon could be back on the menu, Warwick and Moonlight are getting a nerf, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The TFT meta has stabilized after patch 10.24. No longer is it 4-1 roll down and pray, because there’s actually meaning to the early game.

That doesn’t mean there’s nothing Riot can’t improve though. With the b-patch finally going live with nerfs to Zed, Yone, and Runaan’s Hurricane, TFT patch 10.25 is going to be the big one before the year’s end. It’s the final patch before January’s mid-set update, which will shake up units, traits, and more.

Enduring Sword Talon in TFT
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Talon could be back in TFT patch 10.25 with some damage buffs.

TFT patch 10.24b nerfs Zed, Yone, more

Before we dive too deep into TFT patch 10.25, it’s important to note some changes were made in the middle of TFT patch 10.24 that you might have missed. Zed and Yone were nerfed, alongside traits Keeper, Cultist, and attack speed item Runaan’s Hurricane.

This was to curb the power of Zed carry comps which had risen to prominence. An attack speed nerf has made them less potent, but ultimately still strong. The same goes for the rest of the nerfs, which have lightly nudged the power balance instead of major overhauls.

Moonlight the big target on TFT patch 10.25

TFT patch 10.24 had one big winner, and it was Moonlight reroll compositions. Diana and Lissandra carry have been two of the strongest picks on this patch thanks to the rolling changes.

However, on TFT patch 10.25, Riot are bringing them back in line. Because it’s easier to hit the composition, Riot have had to bring back Lissandra and Diana’s damage to be more in line with other one-cost units. While they still have the four-star mechanic, it won’t be as hard to beat.

Warwick is also set for a big nerf to his lifesteal at one and two-star to compensate for his ability overhaul last patch. This will be coupled with a Divine nerf, reducing the amount of true damage the units dish out.

Wukong, Fiora, Sylas, Xin Zhao, Evelynn, and Talon are all set for buffs, while Vi and Kayn are on Riot’s naughty list.

Diana in TFT Fates
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Moonlight champions Diana and Lissandra are getting nerfed in TFT patch 10.25.

You can find the full set of changes below, courtesy of [email protected]. We will update this with the full patch notes once they drop on December 8.

TFT patch 10.24 preview notes

Champions

Tier 1

Wukong

  • Ability AD percent increased from 225/250/275% to 250/265/280%

Fiora

  • Damage increased from 200/300/450 to 250/400/600

Lissandra

  • Ability damage lowered from 350/450/600/800 to350/450/550/700
  • Ability secondary damage lowered from 175/225/300/450 to 175/225/275/375

Diana

  • Ability orbs lowered from 4/5/6/9 to 4/5/6/8

Tier 2

Sylas

  • Damage increased from 250/400/600/1000 to 250/400/700/1111

Vi

  • Ability armor reduction lowered from 50/75/100% to 40/60/80%

Tier 3

Xin Zhao

  • Ability AD percent changed from 300/325/350% to 330/340/350%

Evelynn

  • Ability damage increased from 350/500/1400 to 350/600/1500
  • Ability damage multiplier lowered from 3 to 2.

Tier 4

Talon

  • Ability AD percent increased from 200/200/250% to 240/250/275%

Warwick

  • Ability lifesteal lowered from 50/50/200% to 40/40/200%

Tier 5

Kayn

  • Damage changed from 400/600/6666 to 375/575/6666