Team Fight Tactics is getting a massive rework in its Rise of the Elements phase. There are a bunch of new updates coming to the game revealed through the well-known content creators of the community, however a full update announcement by Riot is expected very soon. There’s a lot to cover, but here are just some of the changes you should expect in this overhaul of TFT.
With the hashtag #RiseoftheElements floating around, perhaps the more important update that will apply to everyone is the new elemental hexes. The hexes appear on the board during the game and have status effects which will apply to your units. The elements, and their effects, are as such; Ocean hex will grant + 30% starting mana, Inferno for + 30% Attack Speed, Wind for + 30% Dodge, and Mountain will grant + 30 Permanent HP per round for the rest of the game. Each player will be given a hex space at the same time in the same relative position. These effects aren’t ‘free’, however, as they will take up one of the unit’s items slots.
There are also new origins coming to the game including Mage, Ocean, and Warden. Origins, which act as classes, grant abilities or buffs to your champions. Starting with the new Warden origin, the text reads, “Warden’s total Armor is increased by: (2) 100%, (4) 250%, (6) 400%”. (The bracketed numbers indicate how many heroes of the same origin you need in order to pull off that status effect.)
Next is the Ocean origin: “All allies gain additional mana every three seconds: (2) 10 mana, (4) 25 mana, (6) 40 mana”. And finally, the Mage Origin:“After casting a spell, Mages have the chance to double cast: (3) 50% chance, (6) 100% chance”.
These aren’t all of the new classes by a long shot, but once Riot makes it clear what the full update will look like, a more comprehensive look at the game is in order.
The new additions mean some of the pre-existing champions are getting their own origins changed. Notably Veigar, who was previously a Yordle and Sorcerer, will now be Shadow (effects are so far unannounced) and Ocean. Braum will also be receiving the new Warden origin, which hints at the massive powerhouse the Warden class threatens to be.
Of course, there are new champions being introduced as well, including Qiyana. Although she’s an Assassin, she’ll also have a variable class picked randomly at the beginning of the game from either Wind, Inferno, Ocean, or Woodland.
All in all, there are a lot of changes on the way to Teamfight Tactics very soon. Riot is expected to make a full list of changes available within the coming days. We’ll update this story as soon as that happens.