TFT’s Set 6.5 has been up on PBE for two weeks now, giving players the opportunity to experience the changes to Teamfight Tactics and experiment with the meta. Overall, the changes in Set 6.5 aren’t nearly as big as those that came in 5.5 (when Shadow Items were replaced by the Radiant Items). The biggest TFT mechanic added in Set 6, Hextech Augments, is still around, albeit with a few new ones.
This goes along with all of the new units and items that have been added in Set 6.5, along with the units and items that were removed. These changes, therefore, add up to completely re-set the game’s meta and can make a lot of players unsure how to attack Set 6.5 on day one. The purpose of this article is to break down all these changes and explain how they impact the comps to play and items to get when Set 6.5 goes live.
Tracking which opponents you have played is a critical skill of TFT because it allows you to guess which opponents you will be facing next. Riot is removing this in the new set, or at least making it easier for all players to track who their next opponent will be.
With the new opponent matchup tracker, each player will see a small icon next to all of the other players’ portraits that will indicate whether they are an eligible opponent for the next round. This way, players can have some idea of how to position their units.
In addition, there is also a new Hextech Augment, Future Sight, which will allow players to see which opponent they will be fighting next. This is an incredibly useful piece of knowledge to have, especially in the early game and when you have position-dependent items like Zephyr.
While there are a ton of new Augments that have been added to Teamfight Tactics in Set 6.5, a few, in particular, stand out as particularly unique or game-changing. The aforementioned Future Sight is one such Augment.
- Archangel’s Embrace: After casting their Ability, your units gain Ability Power equal to a percentage of their maximum Mana.
- Disintegrato: Your units’ attacks deal bonus magic damage equal to a percentage of the target’s maximum Health.
- Golden Gift: Gain golden loot orbs.
- High Five: Gain 3 random 5-cost champions.
- Luden’s Echo: When your units cast and deal Ability damage, the first target hit and a nearby enemy take bonus magic damage.
- Radiant Relics: Open an Armory and choose 1 of 4 unique Radiant items.
- The Golden Egg: Gain a massive golden egg that hatches in 5 turns.
- Verdant Veil: Your units are immune to crowd control effects for the first 10 seconds of combat.
- Woodland Trinket: At the start of combat, your highest Attack Speed champion creates two 400 Health copies of themself (excluding items).
- Thieving Rascals: Free Yordles from the portal have 35% chance to arrive holding an item component. Gain a Lulu.
- Jeweled Lotus: Magic and true damage from your units’ Abilities can critically strike.
- Study the Blade: All units benefit from the Challenger trait as though they were Challengers. This does not affect the number of Challengers. Gain a Quinn.
- Recombobulator: Champions on your board permanently transform into random champions that cost 1 more. Gain 3 Magnetic Removers.
- Free…Healthcare?: All units benefit from the Chemtech trait as though they were Chemtech units. This does not affect the number of Chemtech units. Gain a Warwick.
- Concussive Blows: Striker’s critical strikes stun their target for 1.5 seconds. Each target can only be stunned once every 5 seconds. Gain a Rek’sai.
Best TFT comps for Set 6.5
While we will go more in-depth about the best comps of Set 6.5 once it goes live, here are a few comps that have proven to be reliably strong on PBE thusfar. Certain units with an asterisk by them are the “primary carry” and should be the focus of getting all the items and buffs possible.
Arcanists: Brand, Swain, Malzahar, Vex, Ahri*, Renata Glasc, Silco, Viktor*
Mutant/Assassins: Rek’Sai, Cho’Gath*, Ekko, Malzahar, Kha’Zix*, Irelia, Kai’Sa
Chemtech/Challengers: Warwick, Sejuani, Tryndamere, Zac, Draven*, Vi*, Kai’Sa, Tahm Kench
Innovators (Slow Roll): Camille, Ezreal, Twitch*, Singed, Warwick, Zilean, Ekko
Snipers: Caitlyn, Senna, Braum, Jhin*, Orianna, Galio, Jayce*
Yordles (Slow Roll): Poppy, Ziggs, Blizcrank, Corki*, Lulu, Gnar*, Vex
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