TFT Patch 12.9 Notes: The fun patch
TFT Patch 12.9 notes

TFT Patch 12.9 Notes: The fun patch

A brand new mechanic and a lot of buffs

With the Teamfight Tactics Gizmos and Gadgets Championship over and Set 7 on the horizon, it’s that time of the expansion where Riot Games lets loose a little. TFT Patch 12.9 is here and with it, a ton of fun changes will surely help players enjoy the game while everyone sits in the Set 7 waiting room.

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Here are all the big changes that are now live as of Wednesday.

New Treasure Dragon Egg

With the recent announcement of TFT’s seventh expansion, Dragonlands, Riot is giving fans a thematic teaser in this new patch. Although some details were made available a couple of weeks ago, it is now known in full how this new mechanic works.

Each player receives an egg on their bench at the start of the game. There are a total of five different eggs that can appear in each game, but everyone’s will be the same size and contain the same relative value each game. On top of that, each egg will contain a Tome of Traits no matter what. The bigger the egg, the longer it will take to hatch and the more value the rest of the egg will have.

Here is a breakdown of what each egg contains. This was shown by the TFT lead designer Stephen “Mortdog” Mortimer himself.

  • 2-1 egg: Tome of Traits
  • 2-6 egg: Tome of Traits, two item components
  • 3-6 egg: Tome of Traits, two completed items, two reforgers
  • 4-6 egg: Tome of Traits, one Radiant item, one completed item, two reforgers
  • 5-6 egg: Tome of Traits, two Radiant items, one remover, two reforgers

Champion Buffs

There are an incredible amount of champion buffs in TFT Patch 12.9 with some of the bigger changes coming to one-cost champions. There has been a lack of one-cost reroll compositions in the meta game, so Riot is making sure the last couple of patches help them be more viable. Caitlyn, Camille, Illaoi, Twitch and Poppy are all receiving significant damage buffs, and Jarvan IV is gaining a big attack speed buff.

For the two-cost champions, Zilean is getting a damage buff with the trade-off of a lower stun duration.

Cho’Gath is the big winner when it comes to three-cost champions, as he is gaining more attack damage and more max stacks on his Feast ability. The time of AD Cho’Gath has finally returned.

One of the scariest changes for the four-cost champions come in the form of Orianna. She is getting massive changes, helping her go from utility champion to carry. She is receiving one of the biggest mana buffs in the history of the game, going from 130 max mana to 90. She is getting more attack speed and more damage, too. Draven, meanwhile, is getting a big flat AD buff too going from 75 to 90.

Trait Buffs

Thanks to everyone receiving a Tome of Traits, a lot of those traits are getting buffs at later ranks to make going for those large verticals worth it. On top of that, some traits are receiving new bonuses as well.

For example, there is now a new three-piece interval for the Colossus trait, which gives an additional 800 HP on your Colossus champions if players chose to go for it. Enforcer also now has a five-piece synergy, which gives every enforcer 80% attack speed.

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