Arcane’s Silco coming to TFT set 6.5, but is he coming to LoL?
Dec 1, 2021
Silco is officially becoming a part of the League of Legends game universe with Teamfight Tactics: Gizmos and Gadgets’ mid-set update, but how big will his role be, and could he be coming to LoL next?
On League of Legends’ Korean website, Riot Games teased TFT set 6.5 and showed the model for Silco in the game. The website suggested that this version of Silco is an all-new model, not just a transplant of the character seen in Arcane. This naturally proved to be a unique challenge for the TFT developers, as Silco is the first piece in the game that wasn’t repurposed directly from League of Legends. The news was later confirmed on the official Teamfight Tactics Twitter:
Making Silco into a playable unit likely won’t be any easier. Throughout Arcane, Silco is shown to have no notable combat abilities. He’s a fearsome figure, but only because he surrounds himself with so much muscle.
Riot Games suggested that will be the case in Arcane as well, saying Silco “will be the conductor behind the team” rather than some sort of frontline threat. It’s easy to imagine different ways this could play out, and it will be interesting to see who Silco will best synergizes with.
For those who didn’t watch Arcane, Silco is a driving force behind the independence of Zaun. Alongside Vander, he helped lead an insurrection against Piltover several years before the series started. This led to a falling-out between the two individuals, with Vander going on to become the adopted father of a young Jinx and Vi while Silco split his time between being a revolutionary and a drug kingpin.
Silco will arrive in TFT set 6.5 which is set to launch in February 2022.
Is Silco coming to League of Legends?
While Silco is not coming to League of Legends at this time, his inclusion in Teamfight Tactics set 6.5 suggests that it is definitely possible.
Silco was a compelling villain in Arcane and how he was handled was a big part of why the show was so well-received. The trouble with moving him to League of Legends is that he has no powers, no big weapons, and no notable combat skills. In a game full of demigods, super-soldiers, magicians, and eldritch horrors, Silco might be out of place.
Fans will likely be able to gauge Silco’s chances of making the jump to proper champion status when he arrives in TFT next year.