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Published: 19/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 19/Aug/2020 1:31by Andrew Amos
TFT Patch 10.17 is out now! With the end of Set 3 coming in just a matter of weeks, and the meta in a healthy spot, Riot isn’t messing with things too much. However, there’ll still be some small tweaks to Gangplank, Master Yi, and more.
It goes without saying that Riot are confident in how TFT Galaxies Set 3 is currently balanced. Over the last few patches, there’s been hardly any meta-defining changes. Patch 10.17 is a continuation of that mantra.
The worries of players about a potential shift towards a hyper-roll meta after Patch 10.16 have been quietly answered. Now as Riot approach the home straight of Set 3, there’s not much to fret over.
And without further ado, TFT Patch 10.7 Notes?
— Teamfight Tactics (@TFT) August 19, 2020
However, there’s still some fine-tuning that could be done. Gangplank, Master Yi, and Neeko are all getting a look in for some nerfs, as well as Cassiopeia and Xerath. Dark Star is also getting hit with a couple of nerfs.
If you were hoping for a major meta shake-up by seeing Dark Stars or Mechs nerfed into the ground, you’ll probably be bitterly disappointed by these changes. Five champions are getting hit with nerfs: Neeko, Master Yi, Shaco, Jarvan IV, and Gangplank.
Neeko, Master Yi, and Gangplank will have their ability damage lowered. Neeko’s damage at three-star is being scaled back after the Patch 10.16 buffs, Yi is losing some true damage at two-star, while Gangplank is getting nerfed at one and two-star.
Shaco and Jarvan IV are losing some resistances to hopefully make Dark Star units a bit easier to kill. Sniper as a trait is also getting nerfed — but it’s very negligible. The trait is losing 1% damage per hex (down to 9%) at two units, and 2% (down to 16%) at four units.
Last patch brought on literally dozens of buffs for champions, and traits. This patch there’s notably less so — just five. Cassiopeia, Riven, Poppy, Blitzcrank, and Xerath are on Riot’s hit list for Patch 10.18 for a boost.
Cassiopeia and Xerath are getting their ability damage amped — Cassiopeia at three-star, and Xerath at both one and two-star. It should only really be a small difference for Battlecast and Dark Star players, and nothing to really get worried about.
Poppy, Blitzcrank, and Riven are getting boosts to their survivability with extra health and resistances.
You can find the full TFT Patch 10.17 notes below.
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