TFT: Galaxies Mid-Set update will change the game entirely

May 26 2020 4 min read
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Teamfight Tactics' Mid-Set Update is going to change the meta entirely. The update sees the removal of some of the most powerful units and traits in the game — sorry, my fellow Chrono Kayle lovers.

Here are the current, but incomplete, patch notes for the Mid-Set Update:


Riot's TL;DR:

  • All Valkyries and Voids are out
  • Sona, Kassadin, and Lux are also out
  • New Champions: Zed, Vayne, Riven, and Janna
  • New Traits: Astros and Battlecast (with their own champions)
  • Total of 14 new Champions
  • A whole spaceship load of smaller changes to current Items, Champions, and Systems

Trait changes


Valkyrie, Void


Astros, Battlecast

Champion changes


  • Tier 1: Kha'Zix
  • Tier 2: Sona, Kai'Sa
  • Tier 3: Kassadin, Lux
  • Tier 4: Kayle, Vel'Koz, Cho'Gath
  • Tier 5: Miss Fortune


  • Tier 1: Illaoi
  • Tier 2: Kog'Maw, Nautilus, Nocturne, Zed
  • Tier 3: Bard, Cassiopeia, Vayne
  • Tier 4: Gnar, Riven, Teemo, Viktor
  • Tier 5: Janna, Urgot

New champions that have existing traits


  • Tier 3
  • Cybernetic Sniper
  • Final Hour: Vayne focuses for 10 seconds, tumbling away from her target immediately, and every third attack thereafter. Vayne is invisible while tumbling and her first attack after each tumble deals 180/200/240% of her Attack Damage.


  • Tier 2
  • Rebel Infiltrator
  • Contempt for the Weak (Passive): Every third attack Zed deals 20/40/80 bonus magic damage and steals 25/40/80% of the target's current Attack Damage.


  • Tier 4
  • Chrono Blademaster
  • Energy Slash: Riven dashes and shields herself for 300/450/900, then slashes forward dealing 100/150/450 magic damage. Every third cast, Riven leaps into the air and launches a wave of energy that deals 400/600/1800 magic damage.

New traits

Battlecast - (2/4/6)

Trait: Battlecast champions, upon dealing or taking 10 instances of damage, trigger a bonus effect based on their current health. If they're above half health, they deal 75/150/225 magic damage to the nearest enemy. If they're below half health, they heal for 75/150/225 instead.


    • Illaoi: Tier 1 Brawler
    • Nocturne: Tier 2 Infiltrator
    • Kog'Maw: Tier 2 Blaster
    • Cassiopeia: Tier 3 Mystic
    • Viktor: Tier 4 Sorcerer
    • Urgot: Tier 5 Protector

Astro - (3)

Trait: Reduce your Astro champs' mana costs by 30.


    • Nautilus: Tier 2 Vanguard
    • Bard: Tier 3 Mystic
    • Gnar: Tier 4 Brawler
    • Teemo: Tier 4 Sniper

Paragon - (1)

Trait: Your team's basic attacks are converted to magic damage.


    • Janna: Tier 5 Star Guardian

Balancing and other changes


    • Chrono: Buffed 4 and 6, and also added an 8-piece bonus!
    • Dark Star: Now has breakpoints at 2/4/6/8 instead of 3/6/9 and now buffs Dark Star champions off ANY ally's death, not just other Dark Stars.
    • Mech Pilot: The mech and pilots are all getting a lot of buffs… but now when the mech dies, the pilots come out quite damaged.
    • Sniper: Now has breakpoints at 2/4.
    • Vanguard: Now has breakpoints at 2/4/6.


    • Ezreal: Now much more utility-focused and able to cast much sooner, but deals less damage.
    • Syndra: If she kills her target, extra orbs move on to the next target! Never waste an orb again!
    • Jhin: Attack speed now scales with star level, so this Dark Star killer's 3-star form is even scarier.
    • Aurelion Sol: Fighter ships now drain enemies' mana.
    • Ekko: Casts sooner, and attacks a number of times instead of every enemy once (so, if the enemy team has only a few champions left, he'll hit them multiple times!). He also slows the attacks of enemies he hits.


    • Infinity Edge: Now sets the holder's critical strike chance to 100% (also does less bonus damage).
    • Rapidfire Cannon: Now, in addition to the extra range, your attacks can't miss… again!
  • Seraph's Embrace
  • Replaced by an Summoner's Rift classic: Blue Buff!
    • After each spellcast, the holder's mana is set to 20.
    • Demolitionist's Charge: Join the Battlecast lineup! Replaced with Battlecast Armor. Grants the wearer the Battlecast trait… obviously.


    • No new galaxies in 10.12, but we're removing the Lilac Nebula (the first galaxy we shipped).
    • Starting in 10.13, we'll be adding and removing one galaxy each patch for the remainder of the Galaxies set.


    • Tier 3 champ pool expanded from 16 copies to 18 copies of each.
    • Champions now sell back for their full value! (Example: 2-star copies of 3-cost champs will sell for 9 gold instead of 5).
    • Neeko's Help ALWAYS works now. If there's nothing left in the pool, Neeko will create a temporary extra champion… just for you.

Even though this a huge number of changes, this isn't even everything that will happen in the update. The update will hit the PBE "in a few days", while the official 10.12 launch is planned to happen sometime in early June.


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