New Hextech Origin Coming to Teamfight Tactics (TFT) in the 9.16 Patch!

A new Origin called Hextech will be coming to TFT in the 9.16 patch that is slated to launch on August 14th, 2019! We'll be getting access to four new Champions: Camille, Jayce, Vi, and Jinx! The trait of this Origin will temporarily disable enemy items currently, but everything is still in beta so we'll see what goes live! If you've got access to the PBE, you can play these new Champions and test them out.

  • Hextech Trait
    • Hextech units temporarily disable enemy items. This is still under significant iteration, so the exact mechanic beyond this is not locked yet.
  • Camille
    • Tier: 1 Cost
    • Class: Blademaster
    • Ability: Hextech Ultimatum - Camille roots and damages her current auto-attack target. Camille’s allies that can attack that target will switch their current target to do so.
    • Meta: Ideally, Camille can single out an enemy and help her team focus fire them down. Explicit external control over AI’s targeting is a new effect, and we’d like to see players consider who they want to target on the enemy team.
  • Jayce
    • Tier: 2 Cost
    • Class: Shapeshifter
    • Ability: Thundering Blow + Transform Mercury Cannon - Knock back his target then change to ranged, gaining max attack speed for a few attacks.
    • Meta: Jayce is able to break up the enemy front line fairly early on in the fight, a premium and rare effect in TFT. Jayce also has particularly low mana cost for a shapeshifter (50).
  • Vi
    • Tier: 3 Cost
    • Class: Brawler
    • Ability: Assault and Battery - Vi targets the furthest enemy and charges towards them, knocking aside everyone else while knocking up and dealing damage on impact with her target.
    • Meta: Vi provides back line access on priority targets, but on a mana delay unlike Assassins. This is a powerful effect that we think the game needs a bit more of, as currently it is almost entirely monopolized by Assassins.
  • Jinx
    • Tier: 4 Cost
    • Class: Gunslinger
    • Ability: Get Excited - Jinx gets more excited as she scores takedowns. After her first, she gains attack speed. After her second, she pulls out Fishbones for AoE damage on Autos.
    • Meta: Given Miss Fortune's channeled ultimate, she can't functionally serve as the premier AA DPS gunslinger. Jinx will offer ramping AoE AA damage through Fishbones, in contrast to Draven's ramping single target damage - but she will be particularly squishy for high risk and reward.

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