Welcome Choncc lovers and I guess everyone else too,
We're one patch into Teamfight Tactics: Fates, and overall we like where we've started with this set. Looking at general balance, the theme for this patch is more buffs and fewer nerfs. Many of the underperforming Tier 1 and 2 champions are getting buffs this patch, while others like Xin and Jinx are getting their spell interactions smoothed out so that they work properly with items. You should also keep an eye on Fortune this patch. While so far it's proved to be more trick than treat in its unique risk/reward proposition, you should now find more champions, spatulas, and even items in your Fortune drops. (We know it's the only thing you care about and it's disgusting.)
Perhaps the most impactful shift will be the reduction of Tier 4 champions at level 8. Partially due to the Chosen mechanic and re-roll changes, Tier 4 champions are currently a bit too easy to get to three stars considering their power level. However, we still want those champions to remain game-changing at three stars, so instead of nerfing the champions themselves we're making them more difficult to star-up by decreasing the rate at which they show up in your shop at level 8.
We're also adding more functionality to the combat recap system. You'll now be able to see both shielding and healing in addition to damage after each round. Janna and Yuumi approve.
Let's get into it!
Nerfing a few overperformers that are currently dominating most games.
Aided by the Chosen mechanic, we're seeing 3-star Tier 4 champions too frequently for their power level. We're dialing down their frequency of showing up at level 8 to make sure that their rarity is more appropriate.
Increased the approximate gold value of Fortune 3 at all levels, and also removed the “All Gold” drops at higher levels of losses. Spatulas can also drop from 5+ losses.
We also generally increased the payouts from the Fortune 6 loot table: