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LoL Teamfight Tactics: First new champion revealed

Published: 3/Jul/2019 7:39 Updated: 3/Jul/2019 8:28

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have revealed the first new champion being released for League of Legends Teamfight Tactics since the game’s official launch.

Teamfight Tactics launched with 50 champions, leaving Riot plenty of room to expand the game by drawing from the much larger pool in standard League of Legends, which as of June 28 features 145 champions.

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It seems the first of those extra champions to Teamfight Tactics will be Twisted Fate, who is due to join the game with the next major update, Patch 9.14, which is expected to go live around July 17.

The addition of Twisted Fate was first hinted at with a section of champion art, which fans were quick to identify as TF – although not in his standard “base” model, but rather sporting his ‘Cutpurse’ skin

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The use of this skin might suggest implications for Twisted Fate’s traits, specifically implying that his Origin might be Pirate, which would see him join the likes of Graves – who’s seen in the full artwork – Pyke, Gangplank, and Miss Fortune.

Riot GamesCutpurse Twisted Fate, seen alongside Graves.

This lines up with previous statements from Riot that they might use champions’ skins to create “variants” of champions that play differently from their standard model, although in this case they seem to be skipping the base model entirely for the first version of Twisted Fate.

Riot have said that their plan for Teamfight Tactics is to add new champions with every patch or two until the game has around 60 champions, so players can expect more to follow after Twisted Fate.

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Once the game hits that number, Riot will then look to keep things fresh by rotating in new sets of champions or variants of champions, rather than further expanding the number of champions available at any one time.

Patch 9.14 is also expected to introduce a ranked mode for Teamfight Tactics, and Riot will be celebrating the launch with a $125,000 Twitch Rivals tournament for the game on July 17-18.

Teamfight Tactics has proven very popular with both League of Legends players and viewers on Twitch, and many will undoubtedly be pleased to see Riot actively working to keep the game fresh and engaging.

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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