Teamfight Tactics: Galaxies Upcoming Origins Revealed
A week since revealing the first details of the newest TFT set, Galaxies, Riot Games has now revealed several of Set 3’s newest Origins in a new “/dev” post on the company’s website.
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In the new set launching alongside the mobile version of the game in mid-March, Riot has worked to take the lessons they learned from Set 2 and apply them toward making more interesting and engaging compositions for the third set, with an emphasis on making sure it doesn’t feel wasteful to dive on in towards one specific Origin all the way.
“In Rise of the Elements, we got a lot more information on what makes a satisfying composition. Some things went well, for example the ability to pivot to things like Mystic to counter specific enemies, and the ability to combine traits in interesting ways to make a powerful carry like Kindred with Inferno and Shadow,” the post on their site reads.
“Other things didn’t go so well: A few comps felt like you had to go the full 6 or they weren’t worth pursuing (Berserker), or the opposite where 6 was never worth pursuing (Mage in the first half of the set). We also need to make sure that the compositions have satisfying carries with really satisfying spells. We’re taking these learning forward moving into Galaxies. Let’s start by introducing a handful of the champions and traits you’ll be using and show some example compositions you can make.”
As an example of these lessons learned in action, the company showed off the first of the new Origins arriving with TFT: Galaxies “Star Guardians,” which have a trait effect that reads, “Whenever a Star Guardian casts their spell, distribute (3) 20 mana (6) 30 mana among all the other Star Guardians.” The post then followed up showing off a possible composition you could run with the full set, featuring six Star Guardians and 4 characters of the Sorcerer class, of which three of the four Star Guardians belong to.
“We believe it’s important that every set has a few compositions that are pretty easy to understand and put together,” the company explained when discussing why players may run the full six-character bonus for Star Guardians. “Less experienced players can buy all the Star Guardians and still do very well. You’re going to be in a pretty good spot if you get them all, which is a core skill to understand.”
Riot also explained how players who needed more of a front line could pivot towards utilizing the Protector class, of which there is one Star Guardian who uses it. Or, they could go towards Mystics if they’re having trouble dealing with damage from their opponent’s abilities. They also revealed that one of the game’s new items that come from combining a Spatula with Tear of the Goddess would give a character it’s equipped to the Star Guardian Origin.
The company also showed off two other Origins known as “Cybernetic” and “Mech-Pilot” that will be coming with TFT: Galaxies. Cybernetic takes characters from League of Legends “Project” skin line and gives them a trait that reads, “Cybernetic champions with an item equipped gain (3) 300 health & 30 attack damage (6) 800 health & 80 attack damage.” The Origin goes very well when paired with Blademasters, as two of the characters revealed have the class tag, allowing Irelia, who has both tags and an additional “Mana-Reaver” one, to steamroll through enemy compositions, especially as the game goes on.
The Mech-Pilot Origin is probably the most unique of the ones shown off, and reads, “(3) At the start of combat, three Mech-Pilot champs are merged into a Super Mech until it dies.” The newly formed mech shares the class and Origin tags of the characters that formed it, and also takes their combined stats and three items they have on them, allowing players to have a bit more unique say in how the giant mech plays out. Do you make it a tank that soaks up damage for carries, or do you focus on making it do as much damage as possible while it’s up?
In terms of comps players can build around to utilize the Mech-Pilots fully, Riot showed off a build consisting of a mix of them, Star Guardians, Sorcerers, and another new class trait called “Demolitionist” which is all about doing major damage and stunning multiple enemies with the mech’s abilities.
It’s clear there’s a lot of cool changes coming with TFT Set 3: Galaxies, and we’re in for even more as Riot plans to reveal the rest of the set sometime next week. Meanwhile, stay tuned as the company will also be doing a deep dive on the lessons learned from Set 2: Rise of the Elements later this week, which should give some insight into the changes we can expect coming with TFT Set 3: Galaxies.