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TFT Set 6 details: New champions & traits, Hextech mechanic, release date

Published: 16/Sep/2021 6:05 Updated: 16/Sep/2021 9:10

by Andrew Amos

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TFT’s Set 6 is on its way, and Riot have treated players to a sneak peek on September 15. The set is set to revolve around Piltover & Zaun and using Hextech contraptions to fight, with some new friends and returning favorites coming.

TFT Set 5, Reckoning, is just about over, and Set 6 is right on the horizon.

While the current set brought its own new mechanics and feel to the League of Legends auto-battler, TFT Set 6 looks to continue the momentum and even bring back some blasts from the past.

Crime City Nightmare Darius LoL TFT Set 6
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TFT Set 6 is on its way.

TFT Set 6: New champions and traits

In the September 15 Dev Drop, developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer unveiled a first look at Set 6, including a handful of new champions and traits.

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While he didn’t go too in-depth, there’s a general theme emerging: Piltover & Zaun features heavily, which makes sense considering it’s the birthplace of all things Hextech in Runeterra (more on that in a second).

There’s also plenty of new traits. While some of them you can expect to operate similarly to their more basic counterparts (Brute uses the Brawler icon for example), it looks to be a completely different game in Set 6. It’s a similar overhaul to what TFT received for Galaxies in Set 3.

Riot GamesTFT Set 6 has a distinctive theme, featuring plenty of Piltover & Zaun champions tinkering with Hextech Augments.

You can find the full list of confirmed TFT Set 6 champions and traits below.

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TFT Set 6 champions

  • Blitzcrank
  • Caitlyn
  • Cho’Gath
  • Darius (Crime City Nightmare skin)
  • Dr. Mundo
  • Ezreal
  • Gangplank
  • Graves (Battle Professor skin)
  • Heimerdinger
  • Illaoi
  • Katarina (Battle Academia skin)
  • Lulu
  • Miss Fortune
  • Orianna
  • Poppy
  • Quinn (Corsair skin)
  • Singed
  • Swain
  • Tahm Kench
  • Tristana
  • Trundle (Constable skin)
  • Twisted Fate (Crime City Nightmare skin)
  • Warwick
  • Yuumi (Battle Principal skin)
  • Ziggs

TFT Set 6 traits

  • Academy
  • Anti-Mage
  • Arcanist
  • Assassin
  • Brute
  • Challenger
  • Chemtech
  • Clockwork
  • Colossus
  • Enchanter
  • Enforcer
  • Hero
  • Imperial
  • Innovator
  • Mercenary
  • Mutant
  • Scrap
  • Sniper
  • Syndicate
  • Twinshot
  • Yordle

TFT Set 6 mechanic: Hextech Augments

The new set mechanic will revolve around boosting up your team with all-new Hextech Augments. And no, it’s not like the old Set 1 Hextech trait.

Players will be offered a number of them across the game, loaded with “varied and powerful effects for your team”.

Riot shared a few examples, such as increasing the range of all your ranged units, allowing players to go all the way to Level 10, the ability to see which opponents you’ll fight next, and boosting the stats of certain items.

Some older mechanics will also feature in the Hextech Augments, including Armories from Set 5, and Ornn items from Set 4.

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TFT Set 6 hextech mechanic Ornn Armory
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Ornn items will be available in the Armory as part of TFT Set 6’s Hextech Augments mechanic.

New Co-op mode being added to TFT Labs

TFT’s first Labs mode, Hyper Roll, will be sticking around for Set 6, and a new one will be introduced as well. This new Lab will be a unique, two-player modem pitting you and a friend against three other teams.

This one doesn’t have an official name just yet, and will be debuted shortly after TFT Set 6 launches.

This mode will also have a competitive ladder, with a tournament planned for later on — so get grinding when it drops!

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This new TFT Co-Op Labs mode will have you working together for the first time in the game’s history.

Chibi Champions coming as new style of Little Legends

Chibi Champions will be new, playable avatars that players will use in place of Little Legends. They will resemble your favorite League of Legends champions just, as producer ‘FireNRain’ states: “Chibified!”

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These are not hatched from eggs but can be bought directly from the store. These will fit into a broader category of playable characters called “Tacticians” that the game has plans to expand on later on down the line.

TFT Set 6 Jinx Chibi Champion
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Jinx has been revealed as the first TFT Chibi Champion.

TFT Coins currency will replace RP

TFT Coins will be a unique currency used exclusively for Teamfight Tactics on both PC and Mobile.

Although a release for this has yet to be confirmed, this would take the place of RP that players use currently.

TFT Set 6 release date

TFT Set 6 is primed to launch in early November, although Riot didn’t give an exact date in the latest Dev Drop.

However, looking at the patch schedule and other tidbits like the end of the TFT Reckoning II battle pass, you can expect Set 6 to drop on Wednesday, November 3 as part of TFT patch 11.22.

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