TFT Patch 13.21 Buffs Challenger Trait & Nerfs Multicasters
Teamfight Tactics (TFT) is Riot Games' auto-battler and this title has grown in popularity steadily. Players often queue up in TFT to wind down after a long day of work or to stay away from the horrors of Ranked queue in League of Legends. Currently, the game is on Set 9.5 called Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound, and as usual, the publisher has released a new patch to balance the meta and gameplay state.
Here are the major highlights from Patch 13.21 for Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Set 9.5.
Large Changes in TFT Patch 13.21
Firstly, Riot Games has temporarily disabled Scuttle Puddle and is working to resolve a game-breaking bug with this Region Portal. As a result, this has impacted Beats by Scuttle portal also.
Challenger Trait Buffed, Multicaster Nerfed
Riot Games felt that the jump from Multicaster 3 to 4 is too large compared to other traits. As a result, it is nerfing the trait slightly at 3, and more significantly at 4 in order to slow down the pace of combat, while also making the power jump a bit less sharp. Multicaster 3 will now be players' core damage bump, while Multicaster 4 is for allowing other Multicasters to cast more. Additionally, the attack speed of Challengers have been slightly increased
Challenger Attack Speed: 30/60/95/140 ⇒ 30/65/105/150
Multicaster Bonus Cast Reduced Effectiveness: 55/30/25% ⇒ 55/35/35%
Tier 2 Units in TFT Patch 13.21: Twisted Fate Nerfed
Riot Games said in its TFT patch notes, "Twisted Fate [TF] is the only unit we’re shipping a nerf to, and it’s pretty big. Even after nerfs in our 13.20 mid-patch update, TF continues to have the deck stacked in his favor. It’s time to reshuffle the cards."
Due to the nerf to Multicaster trait, Twisted Fate will impacted further.
Twisted Fate Stacked Deck Area of Effect (AOE) Delayed Damage: 185/275/435% AP ⇒ 155/235/380% AP [Ability Power]
Tier 3 Unit Changes in TFT Patch 13.21
Darius Noxian Guillotine Recast Effectiveness: 82/85/90% ⇒ 90/95/100%
Miss Fortune X Marks the Spot damage: 225/340/550% AP ⇒ 240/360/580% AP
Miss Fortune max Mana buff: 10/60 ⇒ 0/50
Nautilus Armor/Magic Resist [MR]: 35 ⇒ 40
Nautilus bonus Resistance Amplification: 35% ⇒ 40%
Sona Crescendo damage: 180/270/440% AP ⇒ 170/255/420% AP
Taric Mana nerf: 0/65 >>> 15/85
Vel’Koz Plasma Fission damage: 245/365/600% AP ⇒ 220/330/550% AP
Tier 4 Units That are Undergoing Changes
Riot Games noted that it is ensuring all 4-costs have viable carry lines to make each playstyle competitive as we approach the set championship. Silco is getting a slightly larger buff to offset the nerf of his go-to Blue Buff item. Having said that, here are the tier 4 unit changes in Patch 13.21:
Fiora Health: 850 ⇒ 950
Kai’Sa Icathian Rain damage: 75/111/240% AP ⇒ 80/120/240% AP
Nasus Armor/MR: 50 ⇒ 55
Sejuani Fury of the North Passive on attack True Damage Health ratio: 1.5/1.5/10% HP ⇒ 1/1/10% HP
Silco Undercity Tactics damage: 75/115/425% AP ⇒ 85/125/425% AP
Silco Mana: 0/50 ⇒ 0/45
Augment and Item Changes in TFT Patch 13.21
The augment changes in this patch are as follows:
Binary Airdrop no longer appears on 2-1
Built Different II Health 225-475 ⇒ 250-500
Built Different II no longer appears on 3-2
Built Different III Health 300-550 ⇒ 300-600
Built Different III no longer appears on 3-2
Cybernetic Leech III Health 225 ⇒ 250
Endless Hordes + Gold 12 ⇒ 14
Golden Ticket chance for a free refresh 50% ⇒ 45%
Parting Gifts max Health shield 40% ⇒ 50%
Riftwalk AP 35 ⇒ 38
Stationary Support I: Now delays all rewards (Training Dummy and Support Item) until after 8 player combats
Stellacorn’s Blessing (Targon) Attack speed 35% ⇒ 40%
Unburdened I and Unburdened II have been disabled
Wandering Trainer Gold 4 ⇒ 6
Meanwhile, the following are the items undergoing some major updates:
Crownguard AP upon shield expiration: 40 ⇒ 35
Gargoyle Stoneplate Base Armor & MR: 25 ⇒ 30
Gargoyle Stoneplate Armor & MR Per Enemy: 15 ⇒ 10
Spear of Shojin AD: 15% ⇒ 25%
Blue Buff starting Mana: 40 ⇒ 20
Protector’s Vow starting Mana: 45 ⇒ 30
If you are looking to tune into the Runeterra Reforged Championship, know that it is scheduled to take place between 3rd and 5th November.
The TFT Runeterra Reforged Championship will bring together 32 of the best players from nine different regions to compete for the title of 'Set Champion' via an online competition.