Hello Dragon Hatchers!
Do we have a patch for you! 12.9 brings a patchload (and then some) of buffs to chase traits, units, and Dragon Egg hatching! On the cosmetic side of things, I’m looking quite good today, but also looking good—err evil, is Ruined Pengu, who drops alongside a Chibi sale with patch 12.9, more details here. The last thing to cover in our intro are our huge changes to Jayce and Viktor. I lied—the real last thing to cover is our Dev Drop, which will has some VERY big Dragonlands news in it, so give it a watch and let us know what you think!
Our latest Dev Drop covers updates to Double Up, spoilers for Dragonlands gameplay and cosmetics, and a moment of reflection on TFT’s growth! Watch it by clicking here or any of the above links for it!
The streets of Neon Nights have been visited by the benevolent Treasure Dragon—just long enough for the dragon to drop a few Eggs and split. Legend has it that this dragon left the world of Dragonlands in search of distant lands in need of equally distributed treasure—could our world be next (please)?
We’ve changed the odds of various Augment combinations to keep things fresh and fun towards the end of the set.
Large, like our changes to Jayce and Viktor.
Metabolic Accelerator provides more value the earlier you get it, especially if you are using it to lessen the pain of loss streaking with Mercs!
With everyone getting a Tome of Traits from the Treasure Dragon’s Egg, we’re making sure our chase traits feel worthy of actually chasing. So get out there and make that dream comp happen!
Also me 3 big boys, no pivot.
1-cost reroll comps go! And a wicked buff for 8 Bodyguard Poppy that’ll pop you back to Galaxies!
We’re giving a few units this patch a bit more damage at the expense of some crowd control.
Time flies like Robinsongz into Rank 1.
Making sure every 3-cost unit gets a shot as the carry, because sharing the carrying is truly caring.
All aboard the gain train with your personal trainer, Cho’Gath, whose diet of champions is the diet for champions!
Orianna has gone the entire set just being that supportive unit you throw in to hit some complementary traits. With these buffs, we’re giving her the ball to score her own goals instead of just racking up assists, or input sportball reference—idk me gamer.
That Draven Attack Damage buff got me repeating this line out loud.
It’s time to let the monster out…for two more patches.
Damage over time spells (DOTS) have been able to turn Morellonomicon into a massive damage item and not just a counter to healing. We’re shipping a pretty big nerf to the burn book in hopes players will find other ways to itemize some of the mean girls (Renata Glasc, Ahri, etc.) using it. This is a change that we had originally planned for Dragonlands, but have gone early with it to see just how it will impact our DOT users.
Small, like the error I made putting our Jayce and Viktor changes in this section—oops!
With the new Dragon Eggs, accessing some of these harder to reach chase traits is a bit easier, so we’re preemptively nerfing their power in response.
Let’s get flipping.
Warwick is very dependent on his traits for power. With the injection of an extra Tome of Traits we’ve unintentionally buffed Zaun’s cutest pup, which is why we’re shipping a preemptive nerf to keep him on the leash during the final nights of Neon Nights.
After this nerf, Viktor may need to let Jayce borrow his cane—I mean that is why they call it Ourcane.
As a reminder, Zeri fires 5 bullets per auto, so the damage is actually going up by 10 per auto, which is still small, but should feel a bit better.
Previously players could purchase units while reinforcing, but could not manipulate their own bench. This resulted in cases where a player would want to buy champions but could not due to their bench being full and having no way to sell units to make room as you can in standard mode. While not a common occurrence, it was still a pain point we wanted to resolve.