Update 12.16 has just been announced by Riot Game on August 24. Statikk Electric Knife, Fire Armor, and powerful Dragon God Upgrades in the early game are all nerfed. Will the new meta go towards the late game?
Update 12.16 has just been announced by Riot Games on August 24. Statikk Electric Knife, Fire Armor, and powerful Dragon God Upgrades in the early game are all nerfed. Will the new meta go towards the late game?
* Terminology Note:
Meta: Most effective tactics available – These are the most effective tactics that can be used at the moment.
Out Top: End the match with 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th position.
Nerf: Power reduction.
Late game: The final stage of the match.
DTCL Season 7 is said to be a season with a fast pace of matches, the early Out Top always happens often. In the announced update 12.16 there were a lot of tweaks, most notably the Statikk Electric Knife, the Fire Armor was significantly reduced in power, along with the strong Dragon God Upgrades at the beginning of the game all suffered the same situation. enlightenment.
Will the late game meta come back strongly in this version? Let’s take a look at how these notable tweaks will affect the meta with Game4V!
1.Statikk Electric Knife, Fire Armor is still effective but is no longer a strong equipment in the early game.
Bonus Health: 300 250
Statikk Electric Knife:
Magic Damage: 60 50
There are also some other strong early game equipment that suffer the same fate as:
Damage: 200% ⇒ 185%
Void Bug’s Health: 1350/1600/1900/2250 1200/1450/1700/2000
Being weakened is that, but surely Statikk Electric Knife and Fire Armor will not be “disgraced” these will still be useful equipment in combat but are no longer too strong to storm in the early game.
Top Challengers on servers around the world share that Statikk Electric Knife and Fire Armor are their favorite items. In the early rounds of the market, high-handed players always choose equipment that aims to have a comprehensive impact on combat.
The above 2 items are all geared towards early game attack with the main purpose when the players choose them both because of their ability to destroy many opponent’s pieces. That causes the opponent to lose blood quickly in the early stages of the game and have to turn the situation around in a moment, but when in a hurry, it will be difficult to come up with the most effective solutions, this is an extremely “psychological” attack. effective period.
After being nerfed, they will probably be used for another purpose, which is to keep the early game, not to lose too much health, and towards the late game with a stable amount of health, ensuring a high rate. .
2.Early game strong Dragon God Upgrades were also nerfed in patch 12.16.
Best Friends 1, 2, 3:
Bonus Attack Speed: 10/20/30% 10/15/20%
Shield/Transplant/Super Tech Upgrade:
Bonus Health: 125/200/300 100/150/250
Fire Bullet (Cannon):
Burning Damage: 6% 8%
Enemy healing reduction duration: 5 seconds ⇒ 3 seconds
The above Dragon God Upgrades with the tweaks in update 12.16 DTCL Season 7 will definitely affect the habit of optimizing early game equipment to push the opponent’s health low from the beginning of the game. There are many Dragon God Upgrades, each of which has its own effects and advantages in all different situations. But perhaps because to optimize equipment, players often choose strong Upgrades early in the game. , as well as having great power in combat to destroy as many of the opponent’s pieces as possible. This causes other Upgrades to be “ignored”, the tweaks in this 12.16 DTCL Season 7 version are probably to rebalance the power of selections.
Does Riot Games want to expand more diverse and flexible gameplay? Players easily take advantage of various Dragon God Upgrades to turn the tide and turn the bets spectacularly.
3. The Dragons of Tier 4 are also nerfed in turn, no longer becoming too strong in the middle of the game.
Armor and Magic Resistance: 40 30
Passive Damage: 25/40/150 20/35/150
Shi Oh Yu:
Damage Reduction: 20/25/50% ⇒ 15/20/50%
AD: 110 100
Armor and Magic Resistance: 70 60
Now, the level 4 Dragons above still have a great impact on teamfights, but are no longer so strong in the mid-game. This requires the “extra doubles” to take extra damage and will certainly not be easy to do.
The power of level 4 Gods is too obvious, many Top Challengers at level 4 often don’t accumulate gold but choose to upgrade early to “good luck” to a level 4 God Dragon even though the ratio is 1. % but the efficiency is great. These pieces can turn the tide of the game and bring the opponent to low health early.
Riot Games also revealed that this 12.16 update is the final version of TFT Season 7 before TFT Season 7.5 landed. The tweaks in this update can be a step to prepare for the upcoming TFT tournaments in the World of the Riot Games team to adjust the balance to no longer tilt too much towards the high-paced gameplay from the beginning. the beginning of the game again.
Notable changes will affect Meta, the gameplay of DTCL Season 7 version 12.16 above is for reference and prediction purposes only. It will have to wait until the update is released for the new players to experience to know what the effects to that meta are. Let’s update with Gam4V, know the latest information about the upcoming 12.16 version!