TFT Set 6.5: Neon Nights new Debonair and Hextech traits revealed

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TFT’s next mid-set update is right around the corner and in the latest dev drop, Riot officially revealed some of its first details. TFT Set 6.5 is officially called Neon Nights and “will accelerate the world of Gizmos & Gadgets into a high-tech, high-velocity, high-energy, highlight reel of the high-hype, high-life.”

What does that mean exactly? Well, lots of tech-riffic new things, including two new traits: Debonair and Hextech.

TFT: Neon Nights is one of the largest mid-sets to date, swapping out over twenty champions. Unfortunately, the mid-set update will see the departure of the Imperial and Academy traits. But in their place are the new Debonair and Hextech. These new traits, of course, will be comprised of new and returning champions.

TFT: Neon Nights will feature two champions making their Teamfight Tactics debut: Alistar and Corki. With their arrival, there is now only one League of Legends champion who hasn’t been featured in any TFT set: Rammus.

TFT Set 6.5 Alistar
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Hextech trait details and champions

Riot kept the specific details vague, but Hextech units cause disruptive shockwaves to pulse from your hexcore every couple of seconds. Again, we didn’t see the full lineup of champions, but gameplay seemed to reveal at least four champions who will be part of the Hextech trait: Jarvan, Sejuani, Nocturne and Lucian.

It’s unclear if Alistar will be a Hextech champion, although he does have a Hextech skin in League of Legends. Sivir also appeared to be wearing some sort of Hextech-powered suit.

Debonair trait details and champions

The Debonair trait “utilizes futuristic concoctions, beauty and swagger to stay topped off and popping off.” What the heck does that even mean? We didn’t get to see gameplay of the Debonair trait in action, but some champion artwork was shown off while it was being talked about. Here are some of the likely Debonair champions in Neon Nights:

  • Gnar
  • Draven
  • Leona

It’s worth mentioning that Ezreal, Vi, Malzahar, Jayce and Galio — whom already exist in Set 6 — all have Debonair skins in League of Legends. It’s possible that they could get reworked for the new set to be part of the Debonair trait.

TFT Set 6.5: Neon Nights is expected to go live in mid-February.