TFT Patch 14.3b: Heartsteel Nerf and Scrappy Inventions Fix

TFT Patch 14.3b: Heartsteel Nerf and Scrappy Inventions Fix

14. February 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Teamfight Tactics (TFT) continues its journey toward balance and optimization with the release of patch 14.3b. Lead designer Stephen “Mortdog” Mortimer introduces minor adjustments aimed at enhancing the player experience and preparing for upcoming tournaments worldwide. Let’s delve into the key changes introduced in this latest update.

Patch 14.3b Trait Nerfs

Heartsteel: The Heart Multiplier for 5-piece Heartsteel has been reduced from 1/2.25/5.5/18x to 1/2/5.5/18x, aiming to fine-tune the effectiveness of this trait in combat scenarios.

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Patch 14.3b Champion Nerfs

Kayle: The ability on-hit damage of Kayle has been adjusted from 35/55/80% Ability Power (AP) to 35/52/75% AP, offering a slight reduction in her scaling potential.

Riven: Riven’s ability damage has been decreased from 90% Attack Damage (AD) to 85% AD, bringing her damage output more in line with other champions.

Zed: Zed’s Attack Damage has been reduced from 75 to 72, aiming to balance his overall power level in combat situations.

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Augment Changes

Two augments, Extended Play and Heartthrobs, have been disabled to address balance concerns and ensure a more streamlined gameplay experience.

Bug Fixes

Scrappy Inventions: This augment now functions as intended, granting components at the start of the next two stages, eliminating previous inconsistencies in its activation.

Guinsoo’s Rageblade: Stacks of Guinsoo’s Rageblade will no longer occasionally reset when a summon occurs in combat, resolving an issue related to Yorick ghouls and other summoning effects.

Mortdog’s Insights

According to Mortdog, the lead designer for TFT, patch 14.3b aims to maintain the current meta while addressing minor balance issues and resolving bugs. These adjustments are designed to ensure a more enjoyable and competitive experience for players participating in upcoming tournaments.

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Upcoming Tournaments on TFT Patch 14.3b

Several regional tournaments, including the ProLegends Finals in Brazil, Remix Rumble Playoffs in Latin America, and Road to SEA Finals in Southeast Asia, are scheduled to take place on TFT patch 14.3b. These events serve as crucial milestones leading up to regional final tournaments in various regions worldwide.

As TFT patch 14.4 is slated for release on February 22, the patch for regional final tournaments in regions such as China and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) remains undecided, indicating the dynamic nature of TFT’s competitive landscape.