It’s our final patch of Horizonbound, so let’s set sail one more time!
Wow, what a weekend! The Runeterra Reforged Championship concluded with Title taking the title and the announcement of our next set, Remix Rumble, with a Dev Drop longer than some short films, and a set inroduction starring Superfan Neeko! Oh, and what’s this—a Gameplay Overview article with EVEN MORE INFO on the new set!? Looks like we’re really starting Remix Rumble with a banger! As for this patch, we’re sending Horizonbound off with a patch full of buffs, AND a rework to our overtime system ahead of our next set-load of system changes.
Alright, let’s make like a Scuttle and dash on in!
Fortune’s Favor is back, as the more seasonally appropriate Choncc’s Treasure! The mode (and Choncc) has an all new look too!
The following changes go live with patch 13.23 (Remix Rumble’s launch) and only impact "new players", who have played 3 or fewer non-Tutorial games of TFT on that account.
Looks like Scuttle is back on the menu…as a Region Portal…what, did you think I meant food? That would be gross. Don’t be gross please.
When overtime hits, the round ends in an instant, as champions gain an URF-load of power and start one-shotting each other. This can also result in a situation where two AP casters are opposing each other and the one who casts their ability first wins despite the opposing caster being a higher star, or having items. Now the Overtime buff will ramp over time, resulting in combats that end quickly, but not suddenly.
Even with changes so large, I’ll always be there for you.
Chat: Stop trying to make 3 Bruiser a thing, Mort.
Mort: 3 Bruiser.
With our last patch of the set, some changes aren’t entirely about balance. Our Bruiser 3 change comes from Mort’s tendency to field 3 Bruisers, a suboptimal play given his status as the S.G.O.A.T. (second greatest of all time). Seeing the misplay, chat gets chatting, talkers get talking, and yappers get yapping. To silence the chats and yaps, Mort has gone in and added a Bruiser 3 trait breakpoint with numerical values that honestly do not move the needle in the way the trait should be played.
While some Ixtal elements have found successful comps, others have fallen by the wayside like a Stone in the Wind.
While we’ve seen success with Zaun 2 in a number of cases, Zaun 4/6 have been underwhelming for most of Horizonbound, so we’re making all the mods better to encourage playing the trait for the last patch.
The buff that will take Illaoi to Ill-wowi.
Milio's getting new shoes with this buff.
Orianna is getting a spell adjustment that amps up her single target damage and lowers the power of her shield. It’s not a big enough change to shift her spell name from Command: Protect to Command: Neglect, but for the Orianna carry fans out there this should result in a slightly deadlier clock-lady.
The Riftwalker buff we’ve been waiting for has arrived.
Naafiri is a here-i to clear-i builds with pure-i AD builds.
The meme dream of AD banana bonanza Soraka is alive and well in patch 13.23. Try Rageblade, Spear of Shojin, and Gunblade Soraka carry if you get offered the Harmacist Augment.
Darius is no stranger to the patch notes at this point in time, and regardless of whether this takes him into reroll-carry status, this will be our last time together for a while.
Karma took a small hit when we nerfed Blue Buff last patch. We’re stoking her Inner Flame with a numbers buff, but think that psychodynamic therapy could also prove useful.
One more patch to paint the boards green, one more patch to run the dad who's mean, one more patch to play the man who's lean, and one more patch to make this fiend, a friend. Silco’s getting some changes to cast much faster (read: way better with Blue Buff), but at the cost to some of his spell’s damage and healing. This comes after nerfs to his go-to comp’s core tank, Taric, in our last patch, and should have Silco and the Sorcerers feeling like more than a psychedelic rock band name.
Ahri has 9 tails, so we should add more 9s to her tooltip.
Lifting Heimerdinger’s carry upgrades to fulfill the AP carry Heimerdinger dream.
Ryze was one of our most ambitious units of all time, so let’s send him off on a high note by buffing all of his Realm Warps.
Small, like the amount of sleep I got this weekend trying to keep up with all the excitement.
You equip Rapid Firecannon to extend Bel'Veth's range. I 3-star her. We are not the same. — Aurelion Sol player, patch 13.22, 2023