TFT: Rise of the Elements goes live with full patch 9.22 notes

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TFT’s new set, Rise of the Elements, has gone live, introducing a complete refresh to the popular League of Legends auto-battler game mode.

Welcome to Rise of the Elements, the brand new set in Teamfight Tactics (TFT). The long-awaited refresh for League of Legends’ popular auto-battler game mode arrived today alongside patch 9.22.

For many of you, this will be the first time playing with the all-new champions, classes and elements (formerly origins). While the core gameplay remains the same with Rise of the Elements, the new set also introduces some new mechanics to the Convergence, such as Elemental Hexes that add special effect bonuses to the map that are applied to any champions who start a round on top of them. Before we get to the patch notes, you should first familiarize yourself with all of the new champions and their abilities, elements and classes.

As I mentioned, there’s a lot of new stuff to get used to. The board size has been expanded from three rows of seven hexes to four rows of seven hexes, giving you more flexibility in your champion positioning. The amount of player damage has been reduced earlier in the game, but scales one point per level. Additionally, the drop chances for a level 8 champion per Tier level has also changed (15/20/35/22/8 ⇒ 15/20/35/24/6).

Additionally, patch 9.22 adjusts champion pool changes, reducing the number of each champion in the pool across all tiers. It now looks like this:

  • Tier 1: 39 ⇒ 29
  • Tier 2: 26 ⇒ 22
  • Tier 3: 18 ⇒ 16
  • Tier 4: 13 ⇒ 12
  • Tier 5: 10

With less of the same champion available in a game, you’ll have to keep a closer eye on what your opponents are building as to avoid fighting over champions, which would likely result in both of you just having a weaker overall team comp. Instead, you’ll want to find open synergies to maximize your champion strength. Thankfully, Set 2 seems a lot more varied in the team comps you’ll be able to find success with. Like always though, I’m sure there will be go-to synergies that players will want to focus on.

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Patch 9.22 also adjusts mana regeneration and changes the recipe for some items. It also removes the Cursed Blade, an item that had the chance to reduce an enemy’s star level.  There’s also plenty of changes to item stats. Like the champions, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the new stats for each item.

As TFT: Rise of the Elements officially went live today, patch 9.22 doesn’t contain the usual champion balance adjustments. As Riot previously said, patches will be less frequent during this Set as to avoid a constantly changing meta. Unless a champion or item is ridiculously strong (or broken), then they are going to wait to implement changes until they have enough for a larger patch.

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Obviously, the biggest changes here are the new units, abilities, elements and classes. That alone is enough to have to learn without having to also worry about balance changes already. You can check out the full patch 9.22 notes here.

As per usual, we’ll have our guide on what champions and team comps are currently the strongest, but something tells me Rise of the Elements is going to be more varied in compositions you can succeed with — and that’s a good thing.