Teamfight Tactics Patch 13.16 Notes: The Biggest Changes

Vignesh Raghuram
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Teamfight Tactics Patch 13.16 Notes: The Biggest Changes


In the ever-evolving world of Teamfight Tactics (TFT), the competitive landscape is always in flux, and with every new patch comes a fresh wave of changes that can shake up the game meta. With Patch 13.16, Riot Games is pulling no punches, bringing a flurry of changes to the likes of Demacia, Yasuo and Samira. There are also multiple changes to traits, units, and artifacts that could impact the current meta. 

Here are some of the bigger changes in this Patch 13.16 for TFT.

Demacia Dominance: Power Surge and Trait Revamp

Demacia is taking center stage in Patch 13.16 with a substantial power surge. Demacia 7 and 9 are undergoing dramatic changes, infusing these traits with heightened potency. Now, players can unleash the full potential of 4 and 6 Demacian Elites, creating opportunities for a formidable Demacia-focused strategy. To balance this increased might, some Elite bonus resistances are being adjusted.

Official changes:

Demacia Elite Count: 1/2/3/5 ⇒ 1/2/4/6

Demacia Elite Armor & MR: 5/25/60/125 ⇒ 5/30/50/100

Champion Overhauls: Yasuo and Samira

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Yasuo is undergoing a noteworthy rework that aims to make him a more formidable force on the battlefield. This involves increasing his AD and AP ratios, allowing him to shine without relying solely on Rapid Firecannon for backline hits.

Official changes:

  • Yasuo Last Breath Range no longer scales with Attack Range

  • Yasuo Health: 950 ⇒ 1000

  • Yasuo Last Breath AD ratio: 475/475/1500% ⇒ 500/500/1500%

  • Yasuo Last Breath AP ratio: 50/75/300% ⇒ 55/85/300%

Samira is also facing substantial nerfs. These adjustments are aimed at curbing her overpowering potential while retaining her utility. By reducing the armor reduction and enhancing her base spell, Samira becomes a balanced carry option with less dominance against tanks.

Official changes:

  • Samira Flair AD ratio: 175% ⇒ 200/200/210%

  • Samira Flair Armor reduction: 20/25/30 ⇒ 10/15/20

  • Samira Flair can no longer reduce Armor below 0

Augments and Artifacts: Strategic Evolution

TFT Patch 13.16 also introduces changes to augment gameplay diversity and maintain balance. Portable Forge is seeing tweaks to limit early-game options, encouraging players to adapt their strategies as the game progresses. Additionally, All That Shimmers, a powerful Augment, is being adjusted to prevent excessive early econ advantages.

Official changes:

  • Ascension Damage Amp: 45% ⇒ 50%

  • Challenger Crown now grants: Rapid Firecannon ⇒ Hand of Justice

  • Dueling Gunners initial Attack Speed: 5% ⇒ 8%

  • Endless Hordes Gold 8 ⇒ 6

  • NEW: Added Endless Hordes+ at 4-2 only, which gives 9 gold.

  • Frequent Flier rolls required: 10 ⇒ 8

  • Haunted Shell (Shadow Isles) Stacking Resistances: 10 ⇒ 13

  • Lategame Specialist can no longer be offered with Level Up! (and vice versa)

  • Mana Burn has been re-enabled

  • Parting Gifts shield is now added after the item is granted, rather than before.

  • Perfected Repetition (Multicaster) AP Per Cast: 5 ⇒ 6

  • Perfected Repetition (Multicaster) Max AP: 70 ⇒ 90

  • Portable Forge Armory Choices 3 ⇒ 2/3/4 (based on stage)

  • Riftwalk Ability Power Per Cast: 35 ⇒ 32

  • Return on Investment rolls required: 22 ⇒ 20

  • It Pays to Learn I/II/III Gold: 10/16/20 ⇒ 8/12/16 (XP unchanged)

  • REWORKED Shimmering Inventors: Piltover Unit Bonus Per 10 Gold: 10% AS ⇒ 8% Bonus Damage

  • Shimmering Inventors Maximum Bonus at 50 Gold: 50% AS ⇒ 40% Bonus Damage

  • Shurima’s Legacy minimum Sun Disc Damage: 180 ⇒ 160

  • Shurima’s Legacy Max Sun Disc Damage: 900 ⇒ 800

  • The Boss AS & AP per Sit Up: 40% ⇒ 45%

  • The Boss now cleanses Wounds (healing debuff) when doing sit-ups

  • Two Healthy Health: 100 ⇒ 111

  • What The Forge: You’re now slightly less likely to get multiple copies of the same item, especially Obsidian Cleaver.

TFT Patch 13.16 brings a breath of fresh air into a meta that was getting a little stale. These substantial changes could have a significant impact on reducing the dominance of Demacia, Yasuo, and Samira. 

The patch also brings various other changes including Kayle being transformed to become more playable in Stage 2, enabling a more well-rounded experience even if she isn't rerolled. Ashe, once seen predominantly as a support unit, is being refocused to thrive as a carry. Swain, a champion with varying performance across different star levels, is being reconfigured to find a stronger foothold as a late-game option.

You can find the full patch on TFT’s official website.

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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.