League of Legends

TFT patch 11.1 notes: Veigar & Lulu nerfs, Ahri buffs, more

Published: 5/Jan/2021 20:30 Updated: 6/Jan/2021 0:35

by Isaac McIntyre

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Teamfight Tactics is bracing for a huge overhaul in Set 4.5, “Festival of Beasts,” but first, Riot Games is getting the 2021 season underway with patch 11.1. The final update of Set 4 is nerfing Elderwood Mage duo Veigar and Lulu, while giving Ahri a nice sendoff with a handy set of buffs.

It’s been a bit of wait for the next TFT patch ⁠— the last one arrived in early December, then Riot took a little Christmas break ⁠— but the update is, finally, here as we head into League of Legends season 11.

With many saying the meta has been solved, TFT patch 11.1 will throw a spanner in the works for anyone looking to grind to their goal rank before the season ends on January 20.

Elderwood-Mage targeted in final TFT Set 4 patch

Elderwood-Mage rose up as the comp to play on TFT patch 11.1. If you found the items, Veigar became unkillable with Lulu by his side, assisted by a strong frontline of brawlers, and eventually legendary units late.

However, the Elderwood duo have been nerfed in Set 4’s final update. Veigar’s mana was upped by 10, while Lulu’s was changed from 60/120 to 80/150. Less spamming means less stacks and less tankiness, and more of an opportunity to break through the Elderwood barrier.

Sharpshooters Vayne, Jhin, and Teemo were also nerfed.

Jhin is one of a host of champions being changed in TFT's huge November update.
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Outside of Elderwood-Mage, sharpshooters like Jhin headlined nerfs in the final update of TFT Set 4.

Ahri given one last hurrah with patch 11.1 buffs

While Vanguard-Mystic-Ahri has been dead since about patch 10.18, she could make a resurgence in TFT patch 11.1. The Spirit-Mage — given one last hurrah before being removed in patch 11.2’s “Festival of Beasts” update — is getting a mana and attack speed buff.

The changes are small in number, but could make the difference between getting one or two Spirit Bombs off.

Morgana is also getting a hefty buff ahead of her Set 4.5 rework with extra health and armor, while Aatrox, Kalista, Hecarim, and Lee Sin also received power-ups.

Morgana in League of Legends
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Morgana is getting a nice buff ahead of her TFT Set 4.5 rework.

TFT Set 4 ranked season ends January 20

With the Festival of Beasts Mid-Set update launching on TFT patch 11.2, you’ll have two more weeks to reach your desired rank in Set 4. The ranked season will be ending on January 20, with Set 4.5 kicking off immediately after.

You can find the full TFT patch 11.1 notes below.

Teamfight Tactics patch 11.1: full notes

Champions

Tier 1

  • Vayne Silver Bolts Damage: 50/90/140 ⇒ 50/90/130

Tier 2

  • Hecarim Spirit of Life Damage and Healing: 250/400/600 ⇒ 250/400/750
  • Lulu Mana: 60/120 ⇒ 80/150
  • Teemo Chosen Stat: Mana ⇒ Spell Power
  • Teemo Sporecloud Dart Damage: 300/450/900 ⇒ 300/400/900

Tier 3

  • Kalista Health: 550 ⇒ 650
  • Veigar Mana: 0/45 ⇒ 0/55

Tier 4

  • Aatrox Health: 800 ⇒ 900
  • Aatrox Armor: 40 ⇒ 70
    Ahri Mana: 0/80 ⇒ 0/75
  • Ahri Attack Speed: 0.75 ⇒ 0.8
  • Jhin Whisper Ad Multiplier: 444/500/1234% ⇒ 444/475/1234%
  • Morgana Health: 750 ⇒ 850
  • Morgana Armor: 30 ⇒ 60
  • Morgana Attack Range: 3 Hexes ⇒ 2 Hexes

Tier 5

  • Lee Sin Armor and Magic Resist: 50 ⇒ 60

Systems

Board Cycling Improvement

  • Cycling through boards with hotkeys now skips dead players. [PC only]

Bugfixes

  • Fixed an issue where some champions would fail to cast when affected by the slow from Azir’s Emperor’s Divide.
  • Sett’s Showstopper now properly fails when blocked by Trap Claw instead of still dealing AOE secondary damage
  • Brains before gains: Sett will no longer interrupt Showstopper to go do sit-ups.
  • Sett’s been spending too much time in Night City: Fixed a bug that caused Sett to stop attacking and casting when Showstopper’s initial dash was interrupted by a state change (e.g. Guardian Angel, Zilean’s Rewind Fate).
  • Fixed a bug where 11 Fortune loss was giving more Neeko’s than intended.
  • Fixed a bug where Yone was shredding more Armor and Magic Resist than intended.
  • Recipe hints now exclude components spawned from Thieves Gloves.
Overwatch

Sailor Moon x Disney crossover Overwatch skin is the perfect fit for Mercy

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:45

by Bill Cooney

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One dedicated Overwatch fan and Mercy stan has come up with an awesomely creative skin design for the hero that mixes Sailor Moon and the Disney classic Snow White all into one.

Concepts for fairytale skins have been a favorite of Overwatch players almost since the game was introduced. While there are even a few oficial ones in Overwatch now (like Red Riding Hood Ashe and Dragon Mercy), there’s no way Blizzard would be able to keep up with all the ideas floating around out there.

That hasn’t stopped the artistically talented fans among us from adding on to that pile though, and one of the best we’ve seen lately is from artist u/aerisycloud. Their creation combines not not only Disney’s Snow White, but also everyone’s favorite Guardian of Earth, Sailor Moon, into a Mercy skin that fits the hero just perfectly.

Mercy Snow White skin concept
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A skin that might even give Mercy’s pink skin a run for its money in popularity.

This skin would be one of the few that recasts Mercy as a brunette, obviously a nod to Snow White. The colors and materials are also reminiscent of the fairy tale, but the cut and boots are practically common-issue for the Sailor Scouts.

Her Cadecus Pistol and Staff, along with her wings, are now solid gold (whether this is with or without 3000 CP is unknown), which would also pass in an instant for accessories that Sailor Moon would rock.

We love seeing these kinds of skin concepts, especially ones as cool as this, but it can be easy to forget how much time and effort goes into each one. To show us how much work it took, along with the finished product, aerisycloud also posted a time-lapse of their creation – which is worth watching in its own right.

My Mercy skin idea: Snow White x Sailor Moon from Overwatch

If this skin were to be made, it’d also be neat to see a Torbjorn skin featuring him as one of the Seven Dwarfs (Grumpy, preferably), and a voice clip along the lines of “Moon healing… escalation!” as a nod towards the anime.

As far as actual in-game skins go, you can currently unlock the new Kyogisha Hanzo skin until January 25, and the 2021 Lunar New Year event — which brings a ton of new skins with it — should get going shortly after that wraps up.