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TFT Patch 10.23 to feature Keeper change, Xin Zhao rework, more

Published: 1/Nov/2020 5:11 Updated: 5/Nov/2020 1:03

by Andrew Amos

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TFT Patch 10.23 is coming in thick and fast. We’ve already had a hotfix for Patch 10.22, but heaps more changes are on the way in the November 11 update, including a Xin Zhao rework, changes to Keeper and Divine, and more.

TFT Patch 10.22 has already caused its fair share of controversy. Within days of going live, Riot were forced to deploy an emergency hotfix to nerf the overpowered Morgana, after the update was shipped with an “accidental” buff.

Every patch has looked to shift the tides of the meta, and this one looks no different. TFT Patch 10.23 is seemingly going to bring the underutilized Warlord trait to the forefront, while Divine is set to be hit again.

Keeper changes that were teed up for TFT Patch 10.22 are also set to go live on the November 11 update, although they look different to how they were originally.

Riven in TFT Fates
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Keeper is set to receive some more buffs in TFT Patch 10.23.

Keeper now scales shield duration as well as amount

The big change to Keeper in TFT Patch 10.23 is the shield will now scale not only in amount, but duration. Every tier of the buff from two, four, and six units will make the shields last longer.

At Keeper 2, nearby allies will receive a 175 health shield for eight seconds. This is increased to 250 health for 10 seconds at Keeper 4, and a whopping 350 health for 14 seconds at Keeper 6.

The longer shielding duration is a definite buff to late-game Keeper comps, who were often losing their shields too early at the normal eight second duration. However, with Luden’s Echo and Statikk Shiv still dominating the item meta, the change could fall flat.

Outside of Keeper, Divine and Hunter will be receiving damage nerfs, while Dazzler will also be culled.

Xin Zhao in TFT Fates
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Xin Zhao is finally getting some love in TFT Fates.

Xin Zhao rework makes his ability more useful

There’s no contest ⁠— Xin Zhao has been the worst three-cost in TFT Fates, and arguably one of the worst champions overall. The Warlord-Duelist lacks some identity, and his ability certainly doesn’t help him.

However, that could change after TFT Patch 10.23. His new ability is still pretty similar ⁠— Riot haven’t even renamed it ⁠— but it’ll now make him even more tanky.

Instead of taking reduced damage while challenging enemy units, he will now gain flat resistances every time he uses his ability. This means he will be permanently more tanky to all units, including those who he “challenged.”

Fellow duelist Kalista is also set to get a buff, alongside Ahri, who was nerfed a bit too much in the last patch. Warwick is also in the firing line again, with his stun this time the target of Riot’s ire.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.23 preview notes below, courtesy of [email protected]. We will keep this constantly updated as more changes are shipped.

TFT Patch 10.23 preview notes

Champions

Tier 2

Aphelios

  • Turret duration changed from 7/8/9/11 to 7/8/9/10

Zed

  • Ability damage changed from 25/50/75 to 40/50/75
  • Ability attack damage steal changed from 20/30/40% to 30/35/40%

Tier 3

Xin Zhao

  • Ability changed: Crescent Strike
    • Xin Zhao sweeps around him, dealing 300/325/350% of his Attack Damage to nearby enemies and gains 50/60/75 Armor and Magic Resist for the rest of combat.

Kalista

  • Ability max health as damage increased from 4/6/8% to 4/6/90%

Katarina

  • Ability total damage changed from 600/900/1600 to 750/900/1600

Kennen

  • Ability damage lowered from 300/450/1350 to 300/450/1200

Tier 4

Ahri

  • Ability damage increased from 475/675/3000 to 500/700/3000

Warwick

  • Ability stun duration lowered from 1.5/1.5/3 to 0.75/0.75/2.25
  • Ability attack speed lowered from 175/200/500% to 135/150/500%

Traits

Divine

  • Reduced damage increased from 40% to 45%
  • Bonus true damage increased from 40% to 45%
  • 2 unit duration lowered from 4 seconds to 3 seconds
  • 8 unit duration increased from 13 seconds to 15 seconds

Hunter

  • 2 unit damage lowered from 150% to 125%
  • 3 unit damage lowered from 175% to 150%
  • 4 unit damage lowered from 200% to 175%
  • 5 unit damage lowered from 225% to 200%

Keeper

  • Effect tweaked: At the start of combat, Keepers grant themselves and all nearby allies a shield for a duration. This shield is 50% stronger on Keepers.
    • 2 units: 175 shield, 8 seconds
    • 4 units: 250 shield, 10 seconds
    • 6 units: 350 shield, 14 seconds
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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 live: release time, TOTW leaks, predictions

Published: 25/Nov/2020 7:02

by Isaac McIntyre

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The next FIFA 21 Team of the Week, TOTW 9, is now on its way in Ultimate Team ⁠— here’s everything we know about the new upgraded team so far, including any EA SPORTS leaks, the promo’s release time, and more.

Last week’s TOTW, the eighth in FIFA 21, was undoubtedly the best we’ve seen yet, so it’s going to be a tough ask for Team of the Week 9 to go one better.

There’s a good chance it could come close, however, is a huge stack of international stars in line for IF cards, including Cristiano Ronaldo, cover star Erling Haaland, and Romeulu Lukaku. Zlatan Ibrahimovic ⁠— who is planning to sue EA over his rights ⁠— could be included too.

Forwards weren’t the only stars to shine this week either. Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris and Everton’s Lucas Digne could get in-form cards, while Monaco centerpiece Cesc Fabregas pulled the strings in a 3-2 win over PSG.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo so far, including when the newest Team of the Week lineup will drop in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, possible in-form card leaks, and Dexerto’s weekly TOTW predictions.

Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.
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Cristiano Ronaldo could get his first FIFA 21 in-form in TOTW 9.

Team of the Week 9 start time

On November 25, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS will release the ninth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 9 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted TOTW 9 player upgrades will be announced at the same time as they drop in-game. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we always make sure to share the new FIFA 21 team as soon as it’s live.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 9 leaks

So far, EA SPORTS hasn’t let any early Team of the Week 9 cards slip ⁠— after TOTW 7, when they accidentally shipped 11 upgraded cards early, they’re likely playing it extra safe.

If any leaks drop ahead of the official TOTW 9 reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham's 2-0 win over City last weekend.
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Hugo Lloris was immense in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over City last weekend.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 9 predictions

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 9 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur
  • Anthony Lopes – Lyon
  • Conrado – Lechia Gdańsk
  • Lucas Digne – Everton
  • Marcos Senesi – Feyernoord
  • Aleksandar Dragovic – Bayer Leverkusen
  • Jules Kounde – Sevilla
  • Atiba Hutchinson – Beşiktaş
  • David Brooks – AFC Bournemouth
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan – AS Roma
  • Yannick Carrasco – Aletico Madrid
  • Diego Perotti – Fenerbahçe
  • Cesc Fabrega – AS Monaco
  • Rodrigo De Paul – Udinese
  • Yusuf Yazici – Lille
  • Zakaria Labyad – Ajax
  • Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventu
  • Romelu Lukaku – Inter Milan
  • Andy Delort – Montpellier 
  • Jean-Phillipe Mateta – Mainz
  • Danny Johnson – Leyton Orient

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 9. Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!