Bilgewater Units & Their Abilities in TFT Mid-Set 9.5 Horizonbound

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>The second half of TFT Set Nine (9.5) is called Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound and Riot Games has started to drop spoilers starting with Bilgewater</p></div>
The second half of TFT Set Nine (9.5) is called Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound and Riot Games has started to drop spoilers starting with Bilgewater
Players are eagerly awaiting the second half of Teamfight Tactics' Set 9 Runeterra Reforged called Horizonbound.
Riot Games has been posting details about this mid-set update every day of this week starting from 21st August (Monday).
Bilgewater is the new vertical trait in TFT and here's all you need to know about the trait, the units, and their abilities.

The mid-set or Set 9.5 is called Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound and Riot Games has been posting details about this update every day of this week.

Riot Games initially teased Horizonbound, "Explore Bilgewater and Ixtal with Choncc in Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound, where you’ll portal to new regions, uncover new comps, and equip an updated arsenal of items!"

On 21st August, Riot Games posted featurettes about the Bilgewater trait and a new region called Rat Town.

Here's all we know about the Bilgewater vertical trait, the units, and their abilities that will soon be seen in Set 9.5 of TFT Horizonbound.

Bilgewater Trait, Units & Abilities in TFT

Riot Games introduced the Bilgewater Trait and units along with the new region portal called Rat Town. It wrote, "Set sail with Bilgewater, the new vertical trait starring Runeterra’s most charismatic pirates…and Gangplank. We just hope they can all get along. While you’re here, be sure to stop by Rat Town—it’s much nicer than it sounds!"

According to Riot Games, this is what the new vertical Bilgewater trait does:

"Locals mark their foes for periodic barrages from their waterborne artillery!"

Additionally, the trait will have a total of nine breakpoints (3/5/7/9). But there are seven Bilgewater units.

The units are as follows:

  • Graves

  • Illaoi

  • Gangplank

  • Twisted Fate

  • Nautilus

  • Miss Fortune

  • Nilah

As for the new Rat Town portal, this will be the effect it will generate when players opt for this region:

Region Portal - Rat TownLucky Shops can appear randomly featuring units tailored to your army.

The abilities of the Bilgewater units are as follows:

Graves & Illaoi

Graves' modified Smoke Grenade chills enemies who enter the smoke. Illaoi teaches Harsh Lessons, healing from damage taken by her target.


Nautilus summons a whirlpool pulling unlucky swimmers (or sinkers?) together and knocking them airborne.

Miss Fortune

Miss Fortune calls down an X-shaped rain of bullets, dealing damage and wounding her foes.


Call the Dreadway, distributing citrus to allies, and exploding into enemies. Use his cutlass or his pistol to ignite your foes or cast faster


Nilah's attacks strike in an area-of-effect (AOE). She dives the enemy donning a shield, and gaining attack speed.

Currently, players know that we will be traversing other Runeterra regions in this mid-set update and so far two new regions have been revealed: Bilgewater and Ixtal.

Apart from new units and traits, Riot Games has also added a plethora of exclusive cosmetics for this TFT Horizonbound mid-set.

There are also going to be new additions to the auto-battler in the form of Naafiri and Milio and Arcane underworld boss Silco will also be making a grand return with this update.

While the release date for TFT Horizonbound is not confirmed yet, players likely be getting more updates soon before its hits the public beta environment (PBE) by the end of August.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.