Today’s TFT article will focus on this week’s latest news, from the patch notes to balance changes and the 51st champion that will be added to the Champion pool.
TFT Tier 2 and Tier 3 Droprates
According to Riot Sap Magic, TFT players should rejoice, as the champion drop rates have been increased for Tier 2 and Tier 3. The image below shows the updated drop rates – compared to the old one that you can see here.
Now let’s see the latest changes to champions and traits in the following changelist from Riot August:
“For patch 9.13 changes, we’re moving fast, which means we don’t have time for the standard localization process. For 9.14 and beyond, we will lock down a more consistent patch cycle that includes localization and a central hub that everyone can go to for TFT patch notes.”
The new TFT Champion: Twisted Fate Becomes the 51st Champion in TFT
Champion #51 is coming to TFT… pic.twitter.com/x3yE1bsh2M
— Wittrock (@WittyWittrock) July 2, 2019
In a long and exciting Twitter thread, Riot Wittrock, the Set Designer for Teamfight Tactics and former member of the Summoner Rift (balance) team revealed last night a new champion that will join the champion pool in TFT: it’s Twisted Fate!
Twisted Fate: Origin, Class, Ability, Cost
By the looks of this artwork, we’d say TF is a Pirate (Origin). However, the Class might be Sorcerer, increasing the Sorcerer count to 8.
This means building the Sorcerer build (and reaching the 6-set bonus) would be much easier.
Pick a Card or Wild Cards?
As for the abilities, TF’s best abilities that could be used in TFT are either Pick a Card or Wild Cards. While Wild Cards is pretty easy to pull off in TFT, the Pick a Card ability might be interesting to see in this game mode, considering it has TF cycling between the three cards. If he gets Pick a Card, he could use the Blue one to replenish his mana; it could use the yellow one to stun an enemy and the red one to deal splash damage around the target.
The gold cost for TF could be somewhere from 2 – 3 or 4 gold. Pricing it at 1 would mean that TF is not that worth buying, especially with the Pirate bonus which is the weakest Origin. Pricing him at over 2 – 3 gold means he’s a good champ to have in late game, and he could even be worth 4 gold, since there are no 4 cost Pirates, and Sorcerers only have one 4-cost unit.
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