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Teamfight Tactics Patch 10.16: Salvage World Galaxy, Fiora & Zed buff

Published: 4/Aug/2020 7:47 Updated: 4/Aug/2020 20:28

by Andrew Amos


The Teamfight Tactics 10.16 patch notes have landed and is making changes to underpowered traits like Chrono and Battlecast while boosting the profile of champions like Zed, Fiora and Jinx.

The Galaxies set is just about to wrap up, but it’s not going out without a bang. Riot are still tinkering with the meta to try and bring some undervalued traits like Chrono and Battlecast to the forefront. While the changes aren’t massive, they could certainly tip the balance of power.

It’s not just numerous small buffs to traits either. Over 20 champions are getting buffed at their three-star power spike, leading to player concerns about a potential new hyper roll meta on the horizon.

Chrono attack speed buffs coupled with Riven, Ezreal buffs

Chrono looks to be the trait Riot are targeting in Patch 10.16. It received a slight rework just a couple of patches into the Set, but the developers are really looking to drive power into it in the next update.

The trait will now activate more regularly at four, six, and eight-units. There will be a half-second shaved off at four and six (down to three and one second respectively), and 0.25 seconds at eight (down to 0.5 seconds). This may seem insignificant, but it means Chrono will now stack way more regularly during fights.

On top of the Chrono trait buff, Riven, Ezreal, and Blitzcrank are receiving a leg-up too. Most of their power will be activated at three-stars, with extra ability damage, duration, and shielding across the board generally. However, in tandem with the trait buff, it could lead to more Chrono compositions entering the meta.

iBlitzcrank in TFT
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Blitzcrank is also getting buffed on top of the Chrono changes.

Major three-star champ buffs sparks hyper rolling concern

The Chronos aren’t the only champions receiving huge buffs to their power at three-stars. 22 champions in total are getting buffs to their power when maxed out, all the way from one-cost to five-cost.

Most of the buffs are insignificant ⁠— an extra 100 damage to abilities, or a little bit more shielding ⁠— but some are massive. Nautilus will have an extra second added on to his five-second stun at three-star, Vayne will get even more extra attack damage, Illaoi is getting even more resistance steal ⁠— the list goes on.

It has led to widespread concern from players though, who fear the game might be falling back into a hyper-roll meta like it did back in Sets 1 and 2. Riot have stated publicly that the meta “is in a good spot”, although these changes could swing the balance of power drastically.

Project Vayne in TFT
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Over 20 champions, including Vayne, are getting buffed at their three-star power spike.

New Salvage World galaxy replaces Star Cluster

As with every patch since the Mid-Set update, one new “Galaxy” has been introduced to replace an older one from earlier in the set. This time, the new Salvage World galaxy will be coming in to replace Star Cluster.

The new Galaxy allows you to sell a unit and break their finished items into their individual components. This will allow players to pivot more easily in the mid-game if they need to, or potentially rebuild their carry from the ground up if they find better items later on.

You can find the TFT Patch 10.16 below, courtesy of Riot Games.

TFT Patch 10.16 notes



  • New Galaxy: Salvage World – When you sell a champion, any completed items they were holding are broken down into their components.
  • Removed Galaxy: Star Cluster

Quality of Life

  • In-game item recipes are here!
  • Right-click any item component to see what it can build into. (If you’re playing on mobile, simply tap it.)
  • Full items you can currently build are highlighted.
  • Recipes now appear in the tooltips for completed items.


Hand of Justice

  • Heal 50 health on hit ⇒ Grants 50% healing from damage done by both abilities and basic attacks.

Hextech Gunblade

  • Overhealing with this item now generates a shield (max 400 Health).

Locket of the Iron Solari

  • Shield Value: 250/275/350 ⇒ 250/300/375

Runaan’s Hurricane

  • Attack Damage Multiplier: 70% ⇒ 75%

Statikk Shiv

  • Primary Damage: 90 ⇒ 85
  • now does an additional 85 True Damage if the target has a shield or is CC’d.

Sword Breaker

  • Chance to Disarm: 25% ⇒ 33%


While not technically just a trait, the mana reave effect (cost increase of target’s next spell cast) from Ezreal, Shroud of Stillness, and Mana-Reaver reduced from 40% to 30%.


  • Attack Speed Gains: 8/3.5/1.5/0.75 ⇒ 8/3/1/0.5 seconds


  • Jump time is now fixed at 0.6 seconds (this means putting Infiltrators on the front line will no longer get them to the back line faster)

Mech Pilot

  • Mecha Justice damage: 700/750/800/850/900/1200/5000 ⇒ 650/700/750/850/900/1200/5000


  • Shield Amount: 150/210/330 ⇒ 150/225/400

Space Pirate

  • Chance to Drop an Item: 25% ⇒ 33%


  • Bonus Armor: 125/300/1000 ⇒ 125/300/900


Tier 1


  • Health: 450 ⇒ 500

Tier 2

Master Yi

  • Chosen One bonus true damage: 75/100/175 ⇒ 75/100/150


  • Attack Damage Steal: 20/25/40% ⇒ 20/33/50%

Tier 3


  • Passive Mana: 8/20/90 ⇒ 5/20/90

Tier 4


  • Chum the Waters damage: 400/550/4000 ⇒ 350/550/4000


  • Attack Damage: 70 ⇒ 75
  • Attack Speed: 0.9/0.95/1.2 ⇒ 0.85/0.9/1.2


  • Attack Speed: 1.0 ⇒ 0.95

Tier 5


  • Orbital Strike Damage: 450/600/9001 ⇒ 550/700/9001

Chase Traits


  • Damage/Healing (8): 880 ⇒ 1000

Dark Star

  • Attack Damage & Spell Power (8): 38 ⇒ 48


  • Attack Speed (6): 120% ⇒ 150%


  • Health & Damage buff (9): 330 & 15% ⇒ 400 & 20%

Star Guardian

  • Mana (9): 45 ⇒ 60

3-Star Champion Balance

Tier 1


  • Cyber Barrier Damage Reduction: 200 ⇒ 400


  • Energy Shield: 60% ⇒ 70%


  • Buckler Toss Damage: 200 ⇒ 225
  • Buckler Toss Shield: 400 ⇒ 450


  • Bomb! Damage: 550 ⇒ 600

Tier 2


  • Orb of Deception Damage: 375 ⇒ 425


  • Galaxy Shield-blast Damage: 600 ⇒ 700
  • Galaxy Shield-blast Shield: 700 ⇒ 800


  • Rocket Grab Damage: 850 ⇒ 1337


  • Dreadnova Guillotine Damage: 800 ⇒ 888


  • Relentless Pursuit Damage: 550 ⇒ 600


  • Indestructible Shield: 800 ⇒ 850


  • Impact Crater Damage: 400 ⇒ 500
  • Base Stun Duration: 5 ⇒ 6sec

Tier 3


  • E.M.P Damage: 400 ⇒ 800


  • Flamespitter Damage: 1500 ⇒ 1650


  • Spell Damage: 1100 ⇒ 1350
  • Spell Secondary Damage: 500 ⇒ 600


  • Final Hour Attack Damage: 225% ⇒ 275%

Tier 4


  • Transform Health: 4000 ⇒ 5000


  • Base Energy Slash Damage: 450 ⇒ 600
  • Energy Slash Shield: 1000 ⇒ 1200
  • Final Energy Slash Damage: 1000 ⇒ 1500

Tier 5


  • Howling Gale Stun Duration: 1.5 ⇒ 8sec

FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

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FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.