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TFT Set 4 Mid-Set Changes

Jarski

Jarski

Sun 31st Jan 2021 - 10:53am

It’s finally time for the TFT mid-set update. Coming out with the 11.2 patch is the “Festival of Beasts”! With the patch come 20 new champions, new traits and reworks to existing champions and traits. So let's dive right in to cover what's new!

New Champions

There are a lot of new (and some old ones from previous sets with shiny new gameplay) excited to join the TFT arena for the Festival of Beasts! Below you’ll find a list of the champs and their traits!

1-cost
Brand (Dragonsoul, Mage)
Nasus (Divine, Syphoner)
Tristana (Dragonsoul, Sharpshooter)

2-cost
Braum (Dragonsoul, Vanguard)
Nautilus (Fabled, Vanguard)
Rakan (Elderwood, Keeper)
Vladimir (Cultist, Syphoner)

3-cost
Darius (Fortune, Slayer)
Neeko (Fabled, Mystic)
Shyvana (Dragonsoul, Brawler)
Sivir (Cultist, Sharpshooter)

4-cost
Aurelion Sol (Dragonsoul, Mage)
Cho’Gath (Fabled, Brawler)
Kayle (Divine, Executioner)
Olaf (Dragonsoul, Slayer)
Tryndamere (Warlord, Duelist, Slayer)
Xayah (Elderwood, Keeper, Executioner)

5-cost
Samira (Daredevil, Sharpshooter, Slayer)
Swain (Dragonsoul, Siphoner)

Traits (New, Reworked and Gone)

New


Blacksmith: After being in combat for a round, Blacksmiths will start making an artifact item. The higher their star-level, the fast they work. Once the item is complete, it can be given to an ally.
Champions: Ornn


Daredevil
: Every other basic attack will cause the Daredevil to pick a new target. If that target is out of range, she’ll dash to them. Each attack on a new target increases her combo rating.
Champions: Samira


Dragonsoul
: On death, Dragonsoul champions pass their blessing to the closest Dragonsoul ally. Active at 3/6/9 units.
Champions: Aurelion Sol, Brand, Braum, Olaf, Shyvana, Swain, Tristana


Executioner: Executioners’ basic attacks and spells always critically strike targets below a certain health threshold (depending on trait tier). Active at 2/3/4 units.
Champions: Kayle, Kindred, Xayah


Fabled: Fabled Champions’ Spells gain an additional effect. Active at 3 units.
Champions: Cho’Gath, Nautilus, Neeko


Slayer: Slayers gain Lifesteal, increases at lower health, and deal bonus damage, increasing based on the target’s missing health. Active at 3/6 units.
Champions: Darius, Samira, Tryndamere, Zed


Syphoner: All allies heal for some portion of the damage they deal in combat. Active at 2/4 units.
Champions: Morgana, Nasus, Swain, Vladimir.

Reworked (Not simply number adjustments)


Vanguard: Will now give its users Magic Resist in the trait
Armor: 120/300/750/2000 >> 100/250/500/1000
(New) Magic Resist: 20/40/70/100


Brawlers
: Gain access to attack damage as well as HP
HP: 400/800/1200/1800 >> 400/700/1100/1600
(New) additionally grants 10/20/60/120 bonus AD to brawlers


Sharpshooters
: Will spread their damage more with 2/3/4 ricochets at 2/4/6 units rather than the old 1/2/3. The damage is reduced, but this means things like Teemo blinds will bounce more. Making this trait more annoying overall.

(New) number of bounces 1/2/3 >> 2/3/4
(New) Damage reduction per bounce: 55/50/45% >> 65/50/35%

Gone

Dazzler, Dusk, Hunter, Moonlight, Shade and Tormented have been removed from the Set.

Ahri, Aphelios, Ashe, Cassiopeia, Evelynn, Ezreal, Hecarim, Jhin, Jinx, Kayn, Nami, Lillia, Lissandra, Lux, Riven, Slyas, Thresh, Vayne, Warwick, and Xin Zhao have all been removed from the set. Champions such as Diana who are staying have had their traits changed to something still in the game.

Item Balance Changes

Nothing too crazy here, but there were a few balance changes made to some items.

Chalice of Power Spell Power: 35 ⇒ 30

Giantslayer Max Damage: 90% ⇒ 80%

Hand of Justice Damage & Healing: 45% ⇒ 40%

Hextech Gunblade Max Shield: 400 ⇒ 300

Hurricane Bonus Damage: 90% ⇒ 80%

Statikk Shiv Bounces: 3/4/5 ⇒4/5/6

Zeke’s Herald Bonus Attack Speed: 35% ⇒ 30%

Zz’Rot Portal now gains bonus 0/0/10/20/40/80/120/200 Armor and MR based on the Stage

There were a lot of small/individual changes to champions, traits and abilities. So be sure to give those patch notes a read if you want the full rundown for the 11.2 Mid-Set update. As always, good luck with your rolls and enjoy the Festival of Beasts!