Welcome to the After, After Party,
It’s the last patch of Fates and we’re sending it off with a BANG! It’s a TFT tradition for the last patch of a set, sometimes the last two patches, to get a little wild. We do this because the patch that World’s tournaments are played on has been locked two patches ago, allowing us to make changes that make more risks in order to prioritize FUN. So, to conclude the Festival of Beasts, we have some minor balance adjustments to the most dominant compositions and then a series of larger changes that’ll be sure to make some truly memorable moments.
Luckier and more frequent Lucky Lanterns.
The Fortune changes will add a bit more variety to the already max’d out for-fun trait. Let us know who figures out what the new Fortune drops are first! Meanwhile, Spirit’s getting a little less spirited after a nerf that I touch on during the items section as well.
With recent buffs, Darius and Neeko have become powerful carries. But when we pair their current power with our Lantern changes, which will make 3 starring units easier in general, we’re implementing a quick nerf to these already strong reroll powered 3-cost carries.
Considering Aurelion Sol is used (almost) exclusively in Mage comps, go ahead and double the numbers on this nerf. And if you aren’t using Aurelion Sol with Mage then you’ve got a lot to figure out in the last patch of Fates.
Here are the fun changes. Fueling clickbait youtube thumbnails for content creators. Feel free to use the titles below:
Informa-story: Prior to patch 11.5, folks thought Locket was only useful for win streaking early. Then Spirit Tristana compositions appeared, and players figured out how to play around Locket by not building a frontline. After seeing its power, we promptly nerfed Locket (and Tristana) back in Patch 11.6, and players typically reacted thinking we killed the composition entirely. Alas, it’s Patch 11.8 and we’re nerfing both Spirit and Locket once again due to the power of the mid-game zero frontline compositions.