Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Set 9 finally enters the arena! At 9 p.m EST, Teamfight Tactics’ official Twitch stream revealed the newest set with fans — Set 9, Runeterra Reforged. This set is based on the idea of a Runeterra fractured, with every region in conflict. In this upcoming season, players will experience a whole new host of game mechanics, from Legend augments to regional portals.
What classes/traits are in TFT Set 9?
The classes and traits in TFT Set 9 are all based on the various different regions of Runeterra and its lore. So from Noxus to Ionia, Demacia to Bandle City, you and your favorite characters will be building unique teams together. The classes mentioned in Riot Games’ May 30 stream included:
- Bandle City (Yordle)
However, even if they weren’t mentioned as specific classes, it’s safe to assume that other important regions like Bilgewater, Shadow Isles, and Targon will also be included, especially since the Riot Games’ team members mentioned Targon as one of the places you could portal to.
What are portals in TFT Set 9?
Each Teamfight Tactics set comes with new, unique game mechanics. One of the biggest ones in Runeterra Reforged is portals, and the Teamfight Tactics stream made a big deal of talking about them. Let’s break portals down. At the beginning of each game, you and your fellow players will vote on which portal you’ll all take to one of eight regions. Each region will give different buffs. For example, the Placidium Library in Ionia will give players access to an array of emblems, allowing you to explore new synergies. Freljord offers a consumable masterwork upgrade that lets you upgrade one of your items into a radiant version. Warmog’s armor and Bloodthirster will both be popular picks.
Other confirmed regions include Noxus, Bandle City, Targon, and likely all the other popular regions of Runeterra.
While portals will be an early way to influence your game, there’s something new TFT players will be able to do even more they enter a match…
What are Legends in TFT Set 9?
Another new highlighted feature in TFT Set 9 is Legends. Legends are similar to Little Legends in the sense that you choose from a roster of them before you play the game. However, Legends don’t exist to look cute on your board. Instead, the Legend you pick will act more like a patron saint to your game and help influence the augments you’re offered. For example, Tahm Kench will help spawn the “Rich Get Richer” augment in your game, as well as other money-grubbing options. The Ezreal Legend focuses on items. Caitlyn on rerolls. Veigar on AP. You get the idea.
As far as TFT gameplay goes, this will be the first time players can actually influence the augments in their game before it even starts, and that can be very helpful when trying to make certain builds.
Other updates in TFT Set 9
Besides all these portals and Legends, Riot Games also announced that Set 9 adds some quality-of-life upgrades. Not only is there a champion inspection tool that helps new players adjust to all the information faster, but also a helpful item recipe tool. It should be easier than ever to either pick up the game from scratch or learn new sets.
Also, to make the early game a bit more engaging the minions will be replaced with the Scuttle Puddle. The Scuttle Puddle is a collection of Scuttle crabs you’ll fight in the first three rounds, and they’ll give you bonus loot to help steer you into early comps.
What new Little Legends and Chibis are in TFT Set 9?
For some people, while TFT is a fun game, it’s the Little Legends and other cosmetics that really get them going. Luckily, they got some well-deserved screentime in this May 30 stream, too. Classic League of Legends/Runeterra fans will be thrilled to see how much of Summoner’s Rift bleeds into this set. Set 9 offers health potion and adventurer sprites, as well as Raptor and Poro Little Legends.
As far as the inaugural Chibi Champion, that’s none other than the scouting pest himself, Teemo. Fitting his reputation among players, his mythic Chibi will be his Devil Teemo skin. Now you can really tilt your enemies by just existing in the game.
There will also be arenas based on the Noxian Reckoning arena and the Ionian shrines.
What about Set 9 and TFT esports?
There wasn’t much to say about esports in this stream, but Riot Games was proud to announce a December tournament event in Las Vegas. Unlike other TFT esports events, it will hold an open bracket that any fan can enter. The tournament will also occur shortly after the release of Set 10. So, instead of focusing on how good players can get at a set, they’ve been practicing, this competition will be all about adapting to new gameplay.