The new mid-set update for the Teamfight Tactics Dragonlands expansion has officially been revealed. Upcomer is here to show you all the new things we got to explore during an exclusive playtest. With Dragons being the main mechanic in TFT set 7, a lot of work was done to make improvements to how the trait works which includes the introduction of even more Dragons and with it, being able to play more Dragons on the same board. Here is a look at the five new TFT 7.5 Dragons and what they do.
One of the biggest complaints in TFT Set 7 was that after a player decides which Dragon to use, a big chunk of the carry champions in the late game were apart of dead shops in which players were bottlenecked into certain carry paths which made the game stale and highroller-focused. To combat the problem, Riot Games decided to increase the amount of Dragons while also taking off the shackles of the Dragons and the players. No longer will players be locked into one Dragon per composition. In fact, it is now encouraged for players to put multiple Dragons onto their team. The Dragon trait now gives bonuses depending on how many Dragon’s a player has on their board. These bonuses start with stat buffs and all the way up to an extra team slot.
Also, to ease players into picking up more Dragons more often, the cost of each Dragon has been lowered. the 10-cost Dragons are now just eight gold while the eight-cost Dragons are now seven gold.
Nomsy has been upgraded to a Dragon in TFT 7.5 and is one of the two new tier three Dragons that cost six gold. Once just relegated to being just the pet of the Tamer trait, Nomsy is now the one who has pets of their own. Nomsy comes with a unique trait which is called Prodigy. Prodigy makes Nomsy gains one of three traits randomly each game which are the traits that each of the old Tamer champions had. These are Cannoneer, Evoker and Mage.
That’s not all, either; Prodigy also spawns the corresponding Tamer from the trait that Nomsy currently has. For example, if the game is a Evoker Nomsy game than when players place Nomsy onto the map, a Lulu will be spawned alongside Nomsy. The Tamer cannot be sold and players cant place items onto them (but they can of course now place items on Nomsy). The benefit though is that the Tamer still counts as an additional synergy. So placing an Evoker Nomsy counts as two Evoker.
Nomsy comes with a super upgraded version of it’s original ability which is now called Fireballs! This ability makes Nomsy fire a giant fireball at her target which on impact explodes into four mini fireballs which does AoE damage around her target. Nomsy is definitely a carry threat and that’s on Gromp.
Zippy is the other tier-three Dragon coming in TFT 7.5. As the Guild Dragon, Zippy fulfills the mount fantasy of the RPG theme. And just like a mount, Zippy is definitely capable of carrying players to victory.
Zippy’s ability is Somersault Assault. This ability shields Zippy as he somersaults towards the enemy with the highest percent health while knocking them back and doing a percentage of his AD as physical damage.
Swain has also been upgraded into a Dragon for TFT 7.5. And with the upgrade comes a new cost. Swain is a tier-four Dragon and is the leader of the new Darkflight trait. Swain’s new ability is simple. Dragon Master’s Decree launches dragonlings toward nearby enemies that deal damage but most importantly, heal Swain for a percentage of missing health each. Stephen “Mortdog” Mortimer described Swain as a “draintank” something that players can put on the frontlines and have a champion that would dip to really low health but then heal back up to full constantly.
Cries for a Mage Dragon have been answered with the introduction of Sohm. Sohm is also the very first unique unit in TFT ever and even has a unique model not seen in League of Legends. The entire design is original, and so is the ability. As the Lagoon Dragon, Sohm’s ability is definitely AP-focused.
Sohm’s ability Tideblossom sends an AoE tide towards an unmarked target. Once it reaches them, they are marked with a Tideblossom. She continues to do this on every cast but on every third cast, the Tideblossoms explode dealing AoE magic damage in an area. Since Sohm has a very low mana cost, being to cast quickly will allow Sohm to do massive amounts of damage even if it’s not apparent on the first couple of casts.
Terra is the brand new Legendary Dragon that is making its debut in TFT 7.5. Like Nomsy, Terra has a unique trait in Monolith. While Terra is on the board, the Monolith trait transform three hexes on board. In the playtest, these hexes were always in the same three spots; one in the front row and two in the back. Champions that are placed onto these hexes take 20% reduced damage during that round.
For players looking for a Tank carry champion, Terra may be what they have been looking for. Terra’s ability is Earthquake, where the dragon stomps the ground three times, causing an earthquake that does AoE AD damage in a radius around them. The AD scaling in testing was 200% of Terra’s AD; however, that was in addition to 160% of the combined Armor and Magic Resist which was converted into AD damage. This means that building straight tank on Terra will allow them to do insane damage. And that’s not all — after Earthquake, Terra hardens their scales; this grants them increased Armor and Magic resist for a short duration.
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