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TFT Patch 10.9 to feature Chrono rework, Dark Star nerfs, more

Published: 22/Apr/2020 2:57

by Andrew Amos


Dark Star’s have proven to be a nuisance in Teamfight Tactics since the addition of Xerath, so in Patch 10.9 one of the game’s most powerful traits is getting nerfed. Chrono is getting reworked too, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The release of Xerath, plus Patch 10.8 buffs to Sorcerer and Dark Star, have proven to be too influential on the Teamfight Tactics meta. In Patch 10.9, Riot are looking to rein in that power.

On top of that, a host of buffs are coming to some of the game’s less-loved units, and some traits will have an entirely new look, including a rework to Chrono.

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TFT Patch 10.9 will change how Chrono units stack attack speed.

Chrono trait reworked in TFT Patch 10.9

Chrono is receiving a rework in TFT Patch 10.9. Instead of granting scaling attack speed based on units for a fixed amount of time, its bonuses have been reversed.

Instead, Chrono will grant all units a fixed amount of attack speed ⁠(20%), which gets boosted indefinitely at set intervals (eight, four, and 2.5 seconds). All units will automatically start with a 20% attack speed bonus.

On the numbers, this is a nerf at all levels, unless you have a long-drawn out fight with six Chronos.

Chrono isn’t the only trait receiving what could be considered a mini-rework on Patch 10.9. Infiltrators will now have their attack speed bonus refreshed on takedown, regardless of the number of units.

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Sorry Xerath, but Dark Stars and Sorcerers are being nerfed in TFT Patch 10.9.

Dark Star, Sorcerer nerfed after Xerath release

Xerath’s reign on the TFT battlefield knew no end ⁠— that was, at least, until Patch 10.9. Both of the five-star units traits are being nerfed to hopefully bring him in line, as well as take some power out of the strongest meta compositions.

Sorcerer will have its spell power bonus reduced at four, six, and eight units. This doesn’t just affect Dark Star compositions, but also Star Guardian, which was making a rise in certain scenarios.

This is on top of April 21’s hotfix, nerfing the bonus damage on Dark Star’s six and nine unit bonus by five and ten AD and spell power respectively.

Shaco was also hit with nerfs to his spell power and overall damage, rendering one of the main carries of Dark Star comps useless.

Units-wise, it’s buff central. Syndra, Rumble, Graves, Fiora, Sona, Kha’Zix, Malphite, Twisted Fate, Leona, Master Yi, Yasuo, and Ziggs are all being changed for the better, while no nerfs are currently touted.

There won’t be any new units coming in the update, but two new Galaxies will be dropping in. The Treasure Trove and two-star carousel will be making their entrance, as Riot continue to add new gameplay mechanics to keep this set fresh.

Teamfight Tactics Patch 10.9 will be released on Patch 10.9. You can find the full TFT Patch 10.9 notes preview below.

TFT Patch 10.9 notes preview



  • Six-unit trigger chance: 60% > 55%


  • Four-unit additional attacks: 6 > 5


  • Two-unit health bonus: 300 > 350
  • Four-unit health bonus: 700 > 650


  • Now grants 20% attack speed every few seconds, based on number of Chronos
    • Two units: 8 seconds
    • Four units: 4 seconds
    • Six units: 2.5 seconds


  • Three-unit bonus: 350 health + 50 AD > 350 health + 35 AD
  • Six-unit bonus: 750 health + 75 AD > 700 health + 70 AD


  • Attack speed is now always refreshed on cooldown
  • Four-unit bonus: 80% > 75%
  • Six-unit bonus: 125% > 120%

Mech Pilot

  • No longer grants mana when Super-Mech dies


  • Two-unit bonus: 20% > 25%
  • Six-unit bonus: 45% > 40%


  • Six-unit bonus: 225 shield > 200 shield
  • Nine-unit boonus: 350 shield > 325 shield


  • Four-unit bonus: 45% spell power > 40% spell power
  • Six-unit bonus: 80% spell power > 70% spell power
  • Eight-unit bonus: 125% spell poweer > 105% spell power

Star Guardian

  • Six-unit bonus: 60 mana > 50 mana


  • Mana per second: 20 > 40


  • Crit threshold: 50% health > 40% health


  • Two-unit bonus: 60 armor > 125 armor



  • Ability stun duration: 1.5/1.5/1.5 seconds > 1.5/1.5/3 seconds


  • Ability CC duration: 4/4/4 seconds > 3/4/5 seconds


  • Ability damage: 175/250/400 > 200/275/500
  • Isolation bonus: 600/825/1350 > 600/825/1500


  • Ability damage reduction: 40/80/120 > 40/80/200


  • Ability shield: 40/45/50% > 40/45/60%

Master Yi

  • Ability heal per second: 8/10/15% > 13/14/15%


  • Ability damage: 250/400/800 > 350/500/1000


  • Ability heal: 100/150/200 > 150/200/300


  • Ability damage: 80/120/200 per orb > 150/250/400 per orb

Twisted Fate

  • Ability damage: 200/300/500 > 200/300/550


  • Ability now has a range of three hexes


  • Ability damage: 250/325/550 > 300/400/700

LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.