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Teamfight Tactics Mid-Set Update Details

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New traits being added, removed and rebalanced in this massive Mid-Set update.

Fans of Teamfight Tactics were pleased to hear that the Galaxies set will be revitalised with a mid-set update. Here we will give a quick rundown of the 10.12 patch.

Credits: Riot Mort

Units and Traits Removed

Credits: Riot Games

Riot has decided to remove two very strong traits, Void and Valkyrie from the set. As well as a few other stragglers which they deem as problematic.

  • Void
    • Kha’Zix
    • Cho’Gath
    • Vel’Koz
  • Valkyrie
    • Kayle
    • Kai’Sa
    • Miss Fortune
  • Sona
  • Kassadin
  • Lux

Units Added to Existing Traits

Credits: Riot Games

Exciting new units added to the current traits will let players have more creativity and freedom with carry units.

  • Vayne
    • 3-Cost Unit
    • Traits: Cybernetics and Sniper
    • Ability: Vayne focuses for 10 seconds, tumbling away from her target immediately, and every third attack thereafter. Vayne is invisible while tumbling and her first attack after each tumble deals 180/200/240% of her Attack Damage.
  • Zed
    • 2-Cost Unit
    • Traits: Rebel and Infiltrator
    • Ability: Contempt for the Weak (Passive): Every third attack, Zed deals 20/40/80 bonus magic damage and steals 25/40/80% of the target’s current Attack Damage.
  • Riven
    • 4-Cost Unit
    • Traits: Chrono and Blademaster
    • Ability: Energy Slash: Riven dashes and shields herself for 300/450/900, then slashes forward dealing 100/150/450 magic damage. Every third cast, Riven leaps into the air and launches a wave of energy that deals 400/600/1800 magic damage.

New Traits Added

Credits: Riot Games

With the Mid-Set update comes 3 new traits and 11 new units to the game.

  • Battlecast (2/4/6)
    • Trait: Battlecast champions, upon dealing or taking 10 instances of damage, trigger a bonus effect based on their current health. If they’re above half health, they deal 75/150/225 magic damage to the nearest enemy. If they’re below half health, they heal for 75/150/225 instead.
    • Units:
      • Illaoi: 1-Cost Brawler
      • Nocturne: 2-Cost Infiltrator
      • Kog’Maw: 2-Cost Blaster
      • Cassiopeia: 3-Cost Mystic
      • Viktor: 4-Cost Sorcerer
      • Urgot: 5-Cost Protector
  • Astro (3)
    • Trait: Reduce your Astro champs’ mana costs by 30.
    • Units:
      • Nautilus: 2-Cost Vanguard
      • Bard: 3-Cost Mystic
      • Gnar: 4-Cost Brawler
      • Teemo: 4-Cost Sniper
  • Paragon (1)
    • Trait: Your team’s basic attacks are converted to magic damage.
    • Units:
      • Janna: 5-Cost Star Guardian

Other Changes

Credits: Riot Games

Some important changes to existing mechanics, traits, items and galaxies:

  • Traits
    • Chrono: Buffed 4 and 6, and also added an 8-piece bonus.
    • Dark Star: Now has breakpoints at 2/4/6/8 instead of 3/6/9 and now buffs Dark Star champions off ANY ally’s death, not just other Dark Stars.
    • Mech Pilot: The mech and pilots are all getting a buff but now when the mech dies, the pilots come out damaged.
    • Sniper: Now has breakpoints at 2/4.
    • Vanguard: Now has breakpoints at 2/4/6.
  • Champions
    • Ezreal: Now much more utility-focused and able to cast much sooner, but deals less damage.
    • Syndra: If she kills her target, extra orbs move on to the next target.
    • Jhin: Attack speed now scales with star level.
    • Aurelion Sol: Fighter ships now drain enemies’ mana.
    • Ekko: Casts sooner, and attacks a number of times instead of every enemy once (so, if the enemy team has only a few champions left, he’ll hit them multiple times). He also slows the attacks of enemies he hits.
  • Items
    • Infinity Edge: Now sets the holder’s critical strike chance to 100% (also does less bonus damage).
    • Rapidfire Cannon: Now, in addition to the extra range, your attacks can’t miss.
    • Seraph’s Embrace
      • Replaced by Blue Buff
        • After each spellcast, the holder’s mana is set to 20.
    • Demolitionist’s Charge: Replaced with Battlecast Armor. Grants the wearer the Battlecast trait.
  • Galaxies
    • 3-Cost champ pool expanded from 16 copies to 18 copies of each.
    • Champions now sell back for their full value (Example: 2-star copies of 3-cost champs will sell for 9 gold instead of 5).
    • Neeko’s Help always works now. If there’s nothing left in the pool, Neeko will create a temporary extra champion.

The specific details will be revealed soon!


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