Welcome to Reckoning!
Teamfight Tactics: Reckoning is here, along with new champions and traits, the Shadow mechanic, new Armory shops, and Hyper Roll, TFT’s first Lab. Reckoning brings players more dynamic moments to highlight their decision-making like never before. With traits that bring unprecedented flexibility, and new items and units that deepen positional play, we can’t wait to find out what combinations you uncover during the new ranked season.
Reckoning doesn’t just give you tons of new ways to prove your skill: you also have new ways to flaunt your style. Gather your party with the three new Magical Misfits, who’ve banded together to fight against — or for the Black Mist. If fighting the Black Mist with a party of Magical Misfits isn’t enough for you, there’s a whole other party going on at the Splash Party Arena!
There’s a lot to cover, so gather your party and let’s get into Reckoning!
It’s always fun to see the new combinations that arise the first week of a new set, but some of these combos are too strong at the moment. Not to worry, as we have a series of nerfs to answer the most dominant new concoctions. See you next week for another patch, where we’ll be making more balance adjustments as well as some new win cons.
The cheat sheet above should give you a good idea of the champions and traits in the new set. But if you want to dive deep into all the stats and new items, we recommend heading to one of the sites listed below.
Here are some highlights from the brand new 1295RP Pass+ during TFT: Reckoning! You can read more about the Pass and more here! As with past Passes, you’ll get rewards for gathering XP, but to unlock all the exclusives listed below, you’ll want to upgrade to the Pass+.The Pass formally enables Wednesday, 11 AM PST, along with all the other store content.
Chaos Pengu: When Pengu made contact with the corrupting forces of the Black Mist, Chaos Pengu burst from the Feather Knight we know and love. And—while Chaos Pengu’s hair, dance moves, and rap theme are superior—it’s important to note that Chaos Pengu is just that, superior.
Chaos Sprite: Chaos Sprite has never understood River Sprite. But we’re sure they’d be friends if flames weren't so easily extinguished by water.
The Magical Misfits are here!
Dowsie: Looking to add a mystical mer-mage to your party? Look no further than... wait, where’d that Dowsie go? Oh, right—Dowsie can adapt to nearly all surroundings, so you’ll have to lure them out. And if you are luring one out, stay calm and remember they’re only bashful— until angered, then they might bash-you-full of spells.
Fenroar: So, you want the ghost wolf, Fenroar, to join your party. Fenroar are fiercely loyal warriors. But don’t let the sword intimidate you. They become eternally bound to their Puproar as well as their friends, which they make quite easily after a round or two of fetch the orbs.
Nimblefoot: A cunning master of speed, traps, and thievery, Nimblefoot quickly turns any journey into a mischievous misadventure. Their enchanted red pouch can hold anything and everything, from gold to orbs to… wait, is that cheese?
Sun’s out, Choncc’s out!
Splash Town Choncc: Splash Town Choncc’s dream is winning the Splash Party surfing competition. And with how much napping they do, they’re likely to keep on dreaming.
Lifeguard Choncc: Splash Town locals and tourists alike can feel safer knowing Lifeguard Choncc is on the lookout. On the lookout for the best waves, and Chonccest vibes of course.
Sunkissed Choncc: Lifeguard Choncc may be the best swimmer, surfer, and boogie boarder, but Sun Kissed Choncc is the best at some really important stuff too. Stuff like, humming, belly bongos, playing the ukulele, and Hula dancing!
Reckoning has two interactive Arenas available in Bundles and on their own. Whether you enjoy the sun and seagulls, or caves and bats, we’ve got you covered.
It’s here, TFT’s first official Lab, Hyper Roll, where you can roll faster and harder than a three-star Dango. Here’s a brief overview of the new Lab which you can read more about here.
Shadow Items are the new set mechanic. You can read about them in detail in our Gameplay Overview Article here.
The Armory is not exclusive to Reckoning, but it is making its debut here. It’s core to Hyper Roll and it will likely stick around for TFT’s future.
For this set, we’ve spent a lot of time improving some of the lesser-noticed systems in TFT. And here they are for you to notice!
Champions now evaluate their movements before commiting when chasing enemy units. #WORTH
In previous sets, if you put a lot of tanky items on a character, they become more efficient at generating mana. Now, stacking defensive items won’t allow you to generate crazy amounts of mana, but it’ll still be good.
Some ability terms and interactions are being updated for consistency.
I don’t think I can play without this anymore.
During Fates, hitting a 3 star 4-cost was made easier with the Chosen system. With it’s removal, we’re rebalancing some of the Shop odds changes we had to make in order to balance the Chosen system.
We’ve cut a few seconds out of moments where you’re not doing much to allow for more play time and less ‘dead’ time. This is especially important because we are adding time on a few stages with the new Armory system.
Less randomness, slightly more Spatulas, still a bit of variance.
We added a new tiebreaker, which kicks in if players are still tied after the first two tiebreakers (negative health and health prior to elimination). The new tiebreaker is “won a round more recently.”
Most base stats for Component Items and the Completed Items they produce have been reduced. This will slow down the power ramp that Champions experience when getting their items.
Returning items have been updated to accommodate the changes in Reckoning. These items have deflated raw stats based on their components (see above). A few of these items have been reworked, while many have just been adjusted.
As a reminder, completed Shadow Items are made with a Shadow component and either a regular or a shadow component. They’re powerful, but have trade-offs, which, well, you’ll see. Here’s a list of what each Shadow Item does.
And because there’s an entirely new roster of traits, here’s a graphic of Spatula Items. Each Completed Spatula Item is now named after the trait it grants the equipped champion. The Item’s icon is also the Trait’s Icon. Here’s a cool graphic from our artist who did the cheat sheet at the top too — thanks artist!
We made it! Lots of code, sweat, and tears have been poured into this Set and we truly hope you enjoy it to the fullest. Because this is the early days in Reckoning, we’ll be balancing things frequently, so to stay up to date with all the changes by circling back to the Patch Notes, or our socials. Have a great time with TFT: Reckoning, and we’ll be seeing you on the Convergence!