Teamfight Tactics Set 3 is set to bring an assortment of space-themed units to the League of Legends-inspired autobattler, as well as a revamped ‘Galaxies’ system — similar to Elemental Hexes — giving each game “increased variance.”
Rise of the Elements has been the name of the game for Teamfight Tactics over the last few months, but players will soon be sent to space and beyond with the upcoming Galaxies set.
Riot are looking at making improvements to the dynamic gameplay they brought in with the Elemental Hex system in set 2, as well as making each game easier to understand, and more exciting to play.
TFT is shooting for the stars in the new Galaxies collection for set 3.
In a galaxy far, far away
TFT: Galaxies will be headlined by a new ‘Galaxies’ system that’ll change the battlefield for every game. It won’t be like Elemental Hexes, which gave very minute changes to the board itself, but will rather affect wider aspects of the game.
Riot hasn’t spilled the beans on all the Galaxies coming to TFT, although they did give players a peek into a few working prototypes in a Feb 19 dev post.
Another possible galaxy set to hit TFT is the “4-cost-carousel” Galaxy, giving players access to an array of four-cost units right off the bat. Without knowing what galaxy you are loading into, it forces players to adapt straight away and come up with new strategies on the fly.
You might be able to pick up four-cost units from the get-go in a new TFT Galaxy.
Trekking across the universe
Unlike Elemental Hexes, the game will always be refreshed with new Galaxies as the set goes on. The idea of “expandability” was a big draw for the Teamfight Tactics developers, who mentioned that the rigidity of Elemental Hexes made the game stale near the set’s end.
“Elemental Hexes are great, but we were disappointed that we weren’t able to add additional hexes over the course of the set,” said Mort.
“At launch, you’re very likely to have a normal game as only one or two Galaxies will be active, but by the end of the set there may be as many as 10 different Galaxies, and some may go away as well.”
The TFT: Galaxies set will feature units from the Pulsefire skin line in League of Legends like Shen.
The goal of all these reworks is to make Teamfight Tactics a more strategic game, where every round is just a little bit different from the last.
“If we’re seeing different games on different galaxies play out in unique ways, then this will be a success,” said Mort.
TFT: Galaxies will be released some time in March, although an exact date is yet to be confirmed. The new set will feature units from the Pulsefire, Odyssey, Star Guardian, and Project skin lines, as teased back in January.
Riot Games has confirmed League of Legends patch 10.25 — quite likely the last LoL update of 2020 — is locked and loaded for next week. Here’s all the early notes for the Dec. 9 patch, including the release of Rell, and more.
League is all set to goodbye 2020 and officially move into Season 11 with the release of patch 10.25 next week. The update, which will drop a day early on December 9, is set to be a big one too; there’s a new champion, and two mini-reworks to boot.
There’s also a handful of champions that will be getting tweaks next patch, including Rengar, Talon, Warwick, and Wukong, as well as more set to be announced over the next week.
Here’s all the details on League of Legends Patch 10.25, set to drop on Dec. 9.
League patch 10.25 debuts Rell, the Iron Maiden
Riot are releasing one final champion ahead of Season 11: Rell, the Iron Maiden.
Unveiled recently in a cryptic trailer, Rell is a cross between a mage and a tank, utilizing metalmancy in order to transform her metallic steed into full-blown plate armor to protect herself while battling on Summoner’s Rift.
Rell is a product of the Black Rose Academy, the same establishment set up by the infamous trickster LeBlanc. Inducted to the school at a young age due to her metalmancy skills, Rell thrived in the harsh environment of Noxus’ most terrifying tower of terror, defeating all of the opponents her training threw at her.
Riot are releasing one last League champion, Rell, in Season 10.
Pantheon shifts out of support
Pantheon has been out of control across the Rift since his Season 10 rework; the LoL bruiser was originally planned to stay in the top lane, but spilled out into mid lane and support.
The aim of these new 10.25 nerfs, Riot Phlox revealed, is to curtail Pantheon’s power across the pro scene, and in mid and support, in an effort to give top lane “a place to shine” again. Phlox unveiled the nerfs on Twitter on Nov. 23.
All four of Pantheon’s abilities are coming under the microscope. His Q, “Comet Spear,” will only have its cooldown and mana cost tweaked, while E, “Aegis Assault,” will lose its iconic tower shot blocks. His W, “Shield Vault,” is getting a damage spike too.
Finally, his Q and E’s empowered versions are having bonuses stripped out of them, while “Grand Starfall,” his cross-map ultimate, now deals extra damage too.
Pantheon is running rampant in the bot lane, and has earned himself a “mini-rework.”
27 champions, 28 items set for changes
On top of the champion releases and mini-reworks, Yetter also revealed Riot are planning on delivering a bulk bucket of League of Legends nerfs and buffs ahead of their Christmas break.
As mentioned before, Rengar, Talon, Warwick, and Wukong are all on the target list. Kayle, Kayn, Fizz, Morgana, Annie, Samira, and Jhin (nerfs) will all be in LoL patch 10.25 as well, alongside Lulu, Taliyah, Twitch, Mordekaiser, Qiyana, Karthus, Nidalee, Lee Sin, Gragas, Ivern, Nasus, Seraphine, Yasuo, and Yone (buffs).
Galio was also originally set to be nerfed this patch, but that has been shifted to 11.01.
Champions aren’t the only headliners in League patch 10.25 either. Nearly 20 items are being tweaked for balance in the December update, including Sunfire Aegis and Infinity Edge.
Frostfire Gauntlet, Turbo Chemtank, Seekers Armguard, The Collector, Muramana, Imperial Mandate, Eclipse, Duskblade of Drakthaar, Rapid Firecannon, and more are also set to receive buffs and nerfs in the final League of Legends patch of 2020.
10.25 Patch Preview:
There's a lot in here and we're still working out many of the details so a few things may change by the time we have it all locked down. pic.twitter.com/qhDVKHfbj1
Battle Queen, Elderwood skins coming in LoL patch 10.25
The next League of Legends skin line, “Battle Queen,” will be coming in LoL patch 10.25. Five champs are in line for the new cosmetics, including new champ Rell, and a special Prestige Edition skin for mid lane mage Diana.
Here’s the full list of champs getting ‘Battle Queen’ skins:
There’s actually two skin lines coming next patch too, as League’s balance team finishes on a high. This one is the new variants that have got everyone in a fever; a number of oft-forgotten champs are receiving new variants.
Here’s the full list of champs getting ‘Elderwood’ skins:
PBE Preview: Elderwood Ornn! and friends
Gaze in wonder as the forest comes to life! Elderwood Ornn, Azir, Ivern, Xayah, and Rakan hit the PBE this cycle. pic.twitter.com/prJ1Aee5Fo
Q cooldown 10-8 ⇒ 8-6, mana cost 40 ⇒ 30; empowered Q no longer slows.
W damage 60-140 ⇒ 60-260.
E no longer blocks tower shots, retreat movement penalty 50% ⇒ 25%; empowered E no longer extends duration upon empowerment; [new] when Pantheon slams his shield he gains 60% move speed for one second.
R [new]: the spear that lands before Pantheon now slows for 50% and applies an unenpowered spear’s worth of damage in a small area around it.