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What is the Chosen mechanic in TFT Fates? Stat boosts, champions, more

Published: 27/Aug/2020 3:30 Updated: 1/Sep/2020 3:16

by Andrew Amos

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First it was Elemental Rifts in Rise of the Elements. Then it was Galaxies in Set 3. However, for the first time in Teamfight Tactics, the set “mechanic,” named Chosen, will revolve around the units themselves ⁠— and not the board.

Riot are adding a new Chosen mechanic to TFT Fates in Set 4, powering up one of your champions to the extreme. The mechanic will not only make your team superpowered, but can ultimately be your win condition.

Ahead of TFT Fates’ release on Patch 10.19, we’ve got everything you need to know about the mechanic, from the stat boosts you can get, to how they’ll affect your team compositions, and more.

Spirit Blossom Yasuo in TFT Fates
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Riot have unveiled the Fates mechanic, Chosen, powering up champions in your composition.

How does the Chosen mechanic work?

Chosen brings power to individual champions in your shop. You’ll definitely want to build your compositions around these champions, who have very handy stat boosts to really amp up your team. Finding the right one can be the difference between winning and losing.

A Chosen champion will occasionally pop up in your shop as a two-star unit. They’ll cost three times the normal one-star price ⁠— so a one-cost unit will cost three gold, while a five-cost unit will be priced at 15 gold.

The price tag is definitely worth it though. They come with a “Chosen” origin or class, counting as two towards that trait ⁠— similar to Lux’s Avatar from Set 2.

Each of the two-star champions will also receive a bonus 200 health, as well as another unique stat to boost them up. Here’s a full list of bonuses your champion can get:

  • 500 extra health
  • 35% bonus spell power
  • 50 attack damage
  • 25% reduced mana cost
Chosen Garen card in TFT Fates
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Chosen champions will look like this in your shop in TFT Fates.

What bonus stats will my Chosen champion get?

To minimize the RNG of the new mechanic, Riot are making it so each shampion will receive the same Chosen stats every game to help maximize their power. That means you won’t get a Jhin with bonus mana, or a Yuumi with extra attack damage.

TFT lead developer Mortdog has released a table of all the bonuses, and who gets them. For your convenience, we’ve linked it below.

How many Chosen champions are there in TFT Fates?

Every champion can be “Chosen” in TFT Fates. However, there’s some conditions. You cannot have more than one of them at a time. Once you pick up one, they’ll no longer appear in your shop.

If you want to change your Chosen champion, you’ll have to sell your original one first. This can be risky, but ultimately could pay off ⁠— especially if you can upgrade a one-cost to a three, four, or even five-cost.

Riot ultimately designed the Chosen mechanic with this in mind. “You’ll be left with some tough decisions: Do you buy an early Chosen to lock in a direction, or do you keep yourself flexible for a late-game pivot,” they asked players in a dev blog.

Lunar Wraith Sylas in TFT Fates
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Finding the right Chosen champion can be the difference between winning and losing.

Ultimately though, while you’d ideally hit the champion you want every game, it’s unlikely. It’ll force you to think on the fly though to adapt your compositions to potentially fit in the right champion.

“You won’t be able to force a Chosen champion every game. Getting a specific champion is hard enough, but getting that champion with the right Chosen trait will be close to impossible.”

TFT Fates, the autobattler’s fourth set, will release on League Patch 10.19 on September 16. Curious to know who you can play in the set? We’ve got everything you need to know right here.

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Caps passing Perkz as greatest western LoL player – Amazing & Munchables

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:37

by Daniel Cleary

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With the topic of the “greatest Western League of Legends player of all time” heating up once again, Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and Joseph ‘Munchables’ Fenny have explained why G2 Esports star Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther could be taking the number one spot over teammate Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic, in Dexerto’s recent Worlds 2020 review.

As Worlds 2020 is coming closer to declaring a new set of champions, one of the biggest talking points in the League of Legends community has been the overall performance of Western teams at the international event and the individual players who contribute to them.

After G2 Esports defeated Gen.G in the quarter-finals and cemented themselves as “the last Western hope” following Fnatic’s narrow defeat to Top Esports, it raised the question of who exactly is the best Western player of all time.

Speaking on the matter in our Worlds review, Amazing highlighted that Perkz being around for longer has let him build up a more impressive resume than his teammate, “Caps has the highest highs I would suppose and Perkz has the better career so far, because he has done more in his career so far.”

Is Caps better than Perkz?

Munchables followed up by adding that the success Caps has seen in such a short span of time can not go unnoticed when discussing the pair, making it even more difficult to rank who is truly the best player of all time.

“I honestly think the problem is Caps is too good,” he explained. “The amount of time he has been in the scene, versus the amount of time he has been successful, is such a one-sided ratio on the side of success.”

Munchables also claimed that Caps might have had a greater impact on the region as a whole, comparing the success of Europe internationally before and after his time on teams like G2 and Fnatic, who have both made appearances in the Worlds final with him on the roster.

“European success versus, before Caps and with Caps is so dramatically skewed to Caps being a part of that,” Munchables explained. “At this point, I find it almost unarguable that Caps is the best Western player of all time.”

Amazing later added that Perkz had paved the way for Caps to be the best in the west, after years of putting together a roster that is now helping the mid laner to shine on the biggest stage. “He’s granted Caps the ability to understand what winning really means.”

Only time will tell how each of these remarkable players will fare throughout the rest of their careers as there will be plenty of opportunities to sway public opinion. But for now, it will likely remain up for debate as the two G2 stars continue to perform on the Rift.