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TFT Patch 10.18 to feature new Big Bang galaxy, Cassiopeia buffs, more

Published: 31/Aug/2020 6:03

by Andrew Amos

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TFT Patch 10.18 marks the end of Galaxies, the third set in Riot’s League of Legends inspired autobattler. There aren’t any major changes to round out the set, with Riot shipping small buffs to Cassiopeia, Ezreal, and Mordekaiser, and adding a new galaxy.

TFT Patch 10.18 is here, and Galaxies is almost done. TFT Fates is coming on Patch 10.19, bringing a whole new gameplay experience to the autobattler. However, we still have one more Galaxies update before then.

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Riot are cautious of changing the meta too much though. With TFT Worlds kicking off on September 3 ⁠— right after TFT Patch 10.18 launches on September 2 ⁠— they want to keep the meta practically the same.

Pulsefire Ezreal in TFT Galaxies
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Ezreal is one of three champions getting buffed in TFT Patch 10.18.

“We’re not going to be changing a ton, especially since this is the Worlds patch. There are some things that are happening though, and they do affect Worlds,” lead designer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer explained on August 30.

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New Big Bang galaxy, Dwarf Planet removed

The biggest shift in TFT Patch 10.18 is the introduction of a revolutionary new galaxy ⁠— the Big Bang. Riot are sending out this set in style, adding one of the most powerful ⁠— if not the most ⁠— battlegrounds to date.

The Big Bang will give players a free reroll each round, a Force of Nature at 3-1, and every minion and monster will drop a loot orb on PvE rounds. It’s safe to say, every game on the Big Bang galaxy will be exciting.

It comes in to replace Dwarf Planet, one of the much-loathed galaxies from Set 3. You won’t have to worry about massive Gangplank ultimates and devastating mechs on the shrunken battlefield anymore.

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TFT Galaxies header art
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TFT Patch 10.18 is your last chance to play the Galaxies set.

Cassiopeia, Ezreal, Mordekaiser buffs

Balance-wise, Riot don’t want to change too much. There are no nerfs coming in TFT Patch 10.18 ⁠— only buffs. Cassiopeia, Ezreal, and Mordekaiser are the lucky recipients of the changes.

Cassiopeia is getting a buff to her spell damage to try and bring her back into the meta. “We’ve kind of seen the Vanguard-Mystic-Cassiopeia builds fall out of the meta completely, so having them come back into the meta could be useful,” Mortdog said.

Mordekaiser is also getting a buff to his magic resist to help bring more Vanguards into the fray, while Ezreal is getting a slight AD buff to bring him up to power alongside Jinx in those hypercarry comps.

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You can find the full TFT Patch 10.18 preview notes below, courtesy of Mortdog. The patch will launch on September 2 ⁠— at the same time as League Patch 10.18 ⁠— so get ready to get your last hurrah in for Galaxies ahead of TFT Fates.

TFT Patch 10.18 preview notes

Champions

Tier 2

Mordekaiser

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  • Magic resist: 35 > 40

Tier 3

Cassiopeia

  • Spell damage: 700/1500/3500 > 750/1600/4000

Ezreal

  • Attack damage: 50 > 55

Systems

  • New Galaxy: The Big Bang
    • Players receive a free reroll each round, a Force of Nature when Stage 3 begins, and loot orbs from all minions and monsters.
    • 20% chance to play on The Big Bang on Patch 10.18.
  • Dwarf Planet removed

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Mech Pilots would pop out early if the Mech had Guardian Angel and was killed by an Urgot.
  • Fixed a bug where multiple Hextech Gunblades wouldn’t generate extra shields
Cosplay

League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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