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TFT patch 11.6 notes: Olaf nerfs, Katarina & Talon buffs

Published: 16/Mar/2021 21:30 Updated: 17/Mar/2021 0:36

by Andrew Amos

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With Set 5 on the horizon, TFT patch 11.6 is a small one. However, buffs to Warlords and Assassins and nerfs to Keepers could somewhat shift the meta as Fates nears its end.

The TFT patches are winding down as Riot goes full gas on Set 5. With the release just six weeks away, more details should be coming out soon. It also means that, for the next three patches, things won’t change too much in the Fates meta.

Riot still want the game to be as balanced as possible as the World Championships approach though. Warlords and Assassins are the big two highlighted in TFT patch 11.6. Here’s what you need to know.

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What’s changing in TFT patch 11.6?

Olaf nerfs another hit to Slayers

Slayers have been dominating the TFT meta for the majority of Set 4.5. Since their release, hard carries like Samira — and more recently Olaf — have torn up the convergence.

Recent nerfs have knocked down their power somewhat, but they’re still the meta comp. However, the TFT devs are deploying a trick well-known to their League of Legends counterparts, nerfing Olaf’s base AD by 5.

This small change won’t hurt Olaf too much, but it’s yet another instance of Riot trying to keep Slayers in check.

Tristana is getting a hefty nerf to her ability attack speed bonus, Lulu can’t ult the same target twice with Mage, and Yone has less armor shred at three-star — although you’ve probably lost at that point, anyways.

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Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana skins for LoL
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Olaf (left) has been nerfed again in TFT patch 11.6.

Katarina, Vi, Garen buffs help Warlords

Warlords have been struggling since the fall of Nidalee, but Riot are trying to bring them back. Garen, Vi, and Katarina are all being buffed in TFT patch 11.6 to try and make the trait relevant again.

Katarina’s damage at two-star is going up, helping her throughout the mid-game. Vi’s ability damage at two and three-star is also up — with a little less armor shred — and Garen’s three-star ability damage too. Ultimately, it should make pursuing three-star Warlords, especially lower-cost ones, a bit better.

Talon is also penned in for buffs, with the Enlightened-Assassin getting a big leg-up at one and two-star. Cho’Gath, Diana, Irelia, Nautilus, and Zed are in Riot’s good books too.

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Zed in TFT Fates
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Zed’s AD shred will be buffed in TFT patch 11.6.

On top of the changes to champions, Last Whisper and Sunfire Cape have been changed, while Eternal Winter and Locket of the Iron Solari have been nerfed.

You can find the full TFT patch 11.6 notes below.

TFT patch 11.6 early notes

Champions

Tier 1

Diana

  • Attack Speed: 0.65 ⇒ 0.7

Garen

  • Judgement Damage: 450/675/1125 ⇒ 450/675/1250

Tristana

  • Rapid Fire Attack Speed: 60/70/90% ⇒ 60/65/70%

Tier 2

Lulu

  • Lulu can no longer target the same unit twice with Wild Growth in one Mage double cast

Nautilus

  • Mana: 75/150 ⇒ 85/150

Vi

  • Denting Blow Armor Shred: 40/60/80% ⇒ 40/50/70%
  • Denting Blow Damage: 250/400/800 ⇒ 250/425/850

Zed

  • Contempt for the Weak AD Steal: 20/25/30% ⇒ 30/30/30%

Tier 3

Irelia

  • Bladestorm Damage: 200/300/550 ⇒ 200/300/700

Katarina

  • Death Lotus Damage: 600/900/1500 ⇒ 650/1000/1500

Tier 4

Cho’Gath

  • Armor: 60 ⇒ 70
  • Magic Resist: 40 ⇒ 60

Olaf

  • Attack Damage: 90 ⇒ 85

Talon

  • Attack Damage: 90 ⇒ 95
  • True Strike Base Damage: 85/135/400 ⇒ 100/150/400

Tier 5

Yone

  • Seal Fate Armor and Magic Resist Shred: 60/60/80% ⇒ 60/60/70%

Items

Eternal Winter

  • Attack Speed Slow: 50% ⇒ 35%

Last Whisper

  • Armor Shred: 80% ⇒ 70%
  • Shred Duration: 3 ⇒ 5 seconds

Locket of the Iron Solari

  • Shield: 300/375/500 ⇒ 300/350/450

Sunfire Cape

  • Item is no longer unique. Each Sunfire Cape on a unit will search for its own burn target every 2 seconds.

Bug Fixes

  • Keeper 4 is now properly a silver trait
  • Fixed a bug where Zilean’s Rewind Fate failed to find targets if Zilean was in the Zhonya’s Paradox invulnerable state
  • Get Back Here: Darius no longer fails to deal damage with Fortune’s Guillotine if his target dashes very far away
  • Carve a path: Fixed a bug where Darius had a brief window between chain dunks where he was not unstoppable
  • Talon and Wukong’s spells will now properly proc Trap Claw’s spellshield and stun
  • Fixed a bug where Kennen’s Slicing Maelstrom would occasionally stop casting when hit by another Kennen’s Slicing Maelstrom