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Teamfight Tactics patch 10.16 notes - Many Champion and trait changes, new item feature

Buckle up TFT fans - there's a whole stack of changes being tested

Buckle up, Teamfight Tactics fans – there’s a hefty batch of changes across the autobattler’s Champion and trait rosters on the way. TFT patch 10.15, which has just gone live alongside the equivalent patch for its sister MOBA game League of Legends’ LoL patch 10.15, wasn’t especially jam-packed, bringing just a handful of key changes. But that’s not the case this time – TFT patch 10.16 has landed on the mutliplayer game’s PBE for testing, and oh boy, is it a big ‘un.

First up, there’s a raft of Champion balance changes across the various tiers, many of them buffs for three-star Champs, with a whopping 22 characters in the TFT roster adjusted. Illaoi, Poppy, Annie, Nautilus, Shen, Vi, and Riven, in particular, are getting multiple changes this cycle based on what’s currently on the PBE, though bear in mind this can – and likely will – change by the time the patch launch rolls around in a fortnight.

In addition, a bunch of TFT traits are also seeing some buffs this round, with a couple of nerfs thrown in, which you can check out in detail below.

Last but not least, there are some adorable Spirit Blossom Little Legends and a new item feature on the way too. You can check these out in-game as they currently appear on the PBE below.

Without further ado, let’s take a gander at those TFT patch 10.16 notes, shall we?

Teamfight Tactics Patch 10.16 Champion CHanges

Tier One

Illaoi – buffed

  • Illaoi’s ability damage has changed to 125/200/400 from 125/200/325
  • Illaoi’s MR and armour steal effect has increased to 30/40/80 from 30/40/60

Leona – buffed

  • Leona’s ability damage reduction effect has changed to 40/80/400 from 40/80/200

Malphite – buffed

  • Malphite’s shield has changed to 40/45/70% from 40/45/60%

Poppy – buffed

  • Value of Poppy’s shield has changed to 200/300/450 from 200/300/400
  • Poppy’s ability damage has changed to 100/150/225 from 100/150/200

Ziggs – buffed

  • Ziggs’ ability damage dealt has changed to 300/400/600 from 300/400/550

Tier Two

Ahri – buffed

  • Ahri’s ability damage has changed to 175/250/425 from 175/250/375

Annie – buffed

  • Value of Annie’s shield has increased to 400/500/800 from 400/500/700
  • Annie’s ability damage has changed to 300/400/700 from 300/400/600

Blitzcrank – buffed

  • Blitzcrank’s ability damage has changed to 200/350/1337
    from 200/350/850

Darius – buffed

  • Darius’ ability damage has changed to 400/550/888 from 400/550/800

Lucian – buffed

  • Lucian’s damage dealt by ability has changed to 175/250/625 from 175/250/550

Mordekaiser – buffed

  • Value of Mordekaiser’s shield has changed to 350/500/875 from 350/500/800

Nautilus – buffed

  • Nautilus’ ability damage has changed to 100/200/500 from 100/200/400
  • Duration of Nautilus’ stun effect has changed to 3/3/6 seconds from 3/3/5 seconds

Shen – buffed

  • Duration of Shen’s ability has changed to 2.5/3/6 seconds from 2.5/3/5 seconds
  • Shen’s MR has changed to 15/30/90 from 15/30/45

Zed – buffed

  • Zed’s AD steal effect has changed to 20/33/50% from 20/25/40%

Tier Three

Bard – nerfed

  • Bard’s mana gain from ability decreased to 5/20/90 from 8/20/90

Ezreal – buffed

  • Ezreal’s ability damage has changed to 100/150/800 from 100/150/400

Rumble – buffed

  • Rumble’s ability damage has changed to 500/750/1650 from 500/750/1500

Vayne – buffed

  • Vayne’s ability ADA has changed to 175/200/275% from 175/200/225%

Vi – buffed

  • Vi’s AD has changed to 350/550/1350 from 350/550/1100
  • Vi’s damage from knock up has changed to 150/200/600 from 150/200/500

Tier Four

Fizz – nerfed

  • Fizz’s damage dealt from ability has decreased to 350/550/4000 from 400/550/4000

Gnar – buffed

  • Mega Gnar’s health has changed to 750/1250/5000 from 750/1250/4000

Jhin – nerfed

  • Jhin’s attack speed has decreased to 0.85/0.9/1.2 from 0.9/0.95/1.2

Riven – buffed

  • Riven’s AD has changed to 100/150/600 from 100/150/450
  • Value of Riven’s shield has changed to 200/350/1200 from 200/350/1000

Soraka – nerfed

  • Soraka’s healing effect has decreased to 325/500/20000 from 375/550/20000

Tier Five

Gangplank – buffed

  • Gangplank’s ability damage dealt increased to 550/700/9001 from 450/600/9001

Janna – buffed

  • Duration of Janna’s stun effect has changed to 1.5/1.5/8 from 1.5/1.5/1.5


Battlecast – buffed

  • Healing and damage (eight-unit) increased to 1000 from 880

Celestial – nerfed

  • Helaing (two-unit) decreased to 15% from 15%

Chrono – buffed

  • Cooldown for attack speed (four-unit) decreased to 3 from 3.5
  • Cooldown for attack speed (six-unit) decreased to 1 from 1.5
  • Cooldown for attack speed (eight-unit) decreased to 0.5 from 0.75

Dark Star – buffed

  • AD and spell power (eight-unit) increased to 48 from 38

Infiltrator – buffed

  • Attack speed (six-unit) increased to 150% from 120%

Rebel – buffed

  • Value of shield (six-unit) increased to 225 from 210
  • Value of shield (nine-unit) increased to 400 from 330
  • AD (nine-unit) AD increased to 20 from 15

Space Pirate – buffed

  • Chance of component item (four-unit) increased to 33% from 25%

Star Guardian – buffed

  • Mana (nine-unit) increased to 60 from 45

Vanguard – nerfed

  • Armour (six-unit) decreased to 900 from 1000


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Teamfight Tactics lead designer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer has posted about a new, upcoming feature on the way to the game with the 10.16 patch:

That’s all we’ve got for the upcoming TFT patch 10.16 notes for now, but do keep checking back as more changes, tweaks, and various other tinkerings could well appear before the update goes live. According to the 2020 League of Legends patch schedule, this round o’ changes is due to land on live servers on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

Be sure to take a look at the latest batch of changes, too, with the TFT patch 10.15 notes, to find out what’s just arrived in the live game. It was a chunky update, so it’s worth checking out if you haven’t already.