Teamfight Tactics deployed patch 10.8 and it brings new units and new galaxies.
The highlight of patch 10.8 is the addition of Xerath, the first unit added to the game since the release of TFT: Galaxies.
In the current state of the game, Sorcerers are finding great success, so Xerath’s addition to the game couldn’t be more perfect.
Patch 10.8 introduces two new galaxies to the game:
There’s 50% greater chance to get a special galaxy versus a regular game. Trade Sector and Superdense Galaxy will appear more often than the previous galaxies.
Patch 10.8 adds new tiers to six traits.
The new tiers can be reached with the use of Spatulas, with this being more achievable with the item appearing on the carousel.
Patch 10.8 is targeting the most prevalent traits in the meta, Mech-Pilots and Cybernetic.
The Super Mech no longer takes health from the pilots. It was too easy for players to complete a three-star Annie and Rumble to form an incredibly beefy Mech. A Super Mech has seven levels now, instead of three. Finally, spell damage was reduced in the mid-levels.
Cybernetic get less health and attack damage from the trait. This trait in particular is easy to proc since it requires the unit to be holding any item, even an incomplete one. A random sword bestowed units with a significant power spike, but this takes a bit of the edge off.
Patch 10.8 adds a new champion to the game and buffs Caitlyn, Xayah, Zoe, Annie, and Soraka.
Tier-one champions are the easiest to get to three stars, patch 10.8 is giving extra power to three key tier-one champions. Caitlyn is getting more damage on her spell. Caitlyn is a reliable source of DPS and can shred through opponents when combined with other Chrono units.
Xayah is an underrated carry in TFT. Celestial units are getting a buff in patch 10.8 that will see them heal more from basic attacks. In a Celestial composition, Xayah can deal huge damage from a safe distance.
Sorcerer-Star Guardian is one of the top compositions in the current meta, with players stacking items on Syndra and Ahri. Zoe is getting a significant buff in this patch, so players can consider her an early-game carry.
Speaking of Sorcerers, Annie is getting a bigger shield from her spell and more armor. Even though Mech-Pilots was nerfed, getting a three-star Annie is still worth it.
Galaxy Shield-Blast Shield: 270/360/540
Last but not least is Soraka, who is is quickly becoming as OP in TFT as she was in League of Legends. At three stars, Soraka gets more healing more than any champion should have. Getting a three-star Soraka is not easy though, considering she’s a four-cost unit.
It’s not a typo, that’s a 20,000 heal, so get ready to high roll for that Soraka three.
When it comes to items in patch 10.8, the highlights are Deathblade, Tear of the Goddess, and Zeke’s Herald.
Deathblade now starts with zero stacks and grants more attack damage. In theory, it won’t affect the start of the fight that much, but it can be a huge boost once the unit starts getting some kills.
Tear of the Goddess is a key item for champions that want to use their spell more than once in the game. Patch 10.8 reduces the amount of mana granted by this item and it affects all of the items that use Tear as an ingredient.
Tear of the Goddess
Before patch 10.8, Zeke’s Herald wasn’t really that useful. The amount of attack speed it granted could be easily obtained by playing Chrono units. This item is getting a significant buff that might benefit the compositions that use Blademasters, specifically Kayle .
Earlier this week, Riot revealed the TFT: Galaxies Championship, a global competition open to all players ranked Platinum and above. The tournament and will see 16 representatives from all over the world competing for part of a $200,000 prize pool. Each region will have its own qualifiers and online tournaments starting on the first week of May.
NEWS: Teamfight Tactics: Galaxies Championship will be held later this year, featuring 16 players who earn a spot from eight regional qualifiers selecting the best @TFT players from North America, China, Europe, Brazil, South Korea, and Latin America. #TFTGalaxies
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