Patch 10.9 is the largest Teamfight Tactics patch to date, and it brings major changes to the game’s current meta.
Patch 10.9 deployed on April 29 and is expected to be the final update before the official launch of the game’s competitive scene. So far, TFT: Galaxies has had a flexible meta with different compositions being viable options. Games were generally decided by the skill of the players, which was the intention of the developer with this set.
The first major change is the champion shop drop rate. If a player wanted to complete a tier-one unit and get it to three stars, they had to roll at round 3-1. At this point in the game, most players are at level four unless they forced a level five upgrade early. Round 3-1 was level four is the best chance to get those units. With the new distribution of the drop rates, players can push to level five and still have a decent chance to complete their three-star units.
Patch 10.9 also gave important buffs to the tier-one units, especially at three stars, making them worth completing.
Patch 10.9 is nerfing ten traits, adjusting four more and buffing one. These changes will affect popular compositions from previous patches.
The real winners of patch 10.9 are Rebels. The trait got a nerf, but the included units got buffed. Individually, Rebels got more power, even if as a group the shield is weaker. The advantage of Rebels is that it can be combined with a variety of traits so each game can have an unique version of the composition.