Riot Games is finalizing what the new TFT will look like when it hits live servers on Patch 11.23, with the latest update being a full rundown of the items coming with it. Gizmos and Gadgets brings lots of new mechanics to Teamfight Tactics, already getting rave reviews from PBE testing and those who playtested.
No item recipes have changed, with the exception of Spatula combinations, meaning there is not much for returning players to learn there. However, a few items have different mechanics and will accomplish slightly different goals from before. Many items that struggled to stay competitive in the last set have received free additional stat upgrades to incentivize players to build them more often.
While not included in the item overview, the Portable Armory Hextech Upgrade, the new mechanic in Gizmos and Gadgets, allows you to access supercharged artifacts previously restricted to Ornn in TFT: Fates. Force of Nature will have its name changed to Tactician’s Crown, but its function will remain the same.
The biggest changes come in the functionality of a few items. Archangel’s staff now grants a stacking 25 ability power every four seconds, becoming perfect for scaling champions that want the fight to go long.
The other reworked item is Banshee’s Claw, used to grant spell shields to nearby champions. Banshee’s claw was too effective previously, and its spell shields now only absorb a limited amount of damage. Multiple instances of the item will increase the damage threshold of the shield, but not the number of spell shields applied.
Deathblade, Bramble Vest, Dragon’s Claw, Hextech Gunblade, Quicksilver, Jeweled Gauntlet, Runaan’s Hurricane, and Statikk Shiv are all gaining new stats to reinvigorate their identity. Bramble Vest has lost some damage and Runaan’s Hurricane has lost the ability to proc on-hit effects. Overall, Riot isn’t changing the items dramatically, instead choosing to radically alter the play experience of Gizmos and Gadgets with Hextech Upgrades.
Teamfight Tactics: Gizmos and Gadgets releases on Patch 11.23.