Teamfight Tactics patch 12.21 notes

Welcome Tacticians, pro’s and Joe’s, it’s that time of the set where we balance more and more around competitive. Speaking of, this is the patch the Dragonlands Championship will be played on!

Welcome to the Dragonlands Championship patch!

This is going to be a short one since we’re focusing on tightening up power outliers of the meta for the competitive scene, rather than shifting the meta entirely. That being said, we shipped a mid-week update in the 12.20 notes with a few bigger changes you can check out. And if you want more information about the Dragonlands Championship we’ve got you covered here.

Finally, in case you missed our 13 minute update on TFT: Monsters Attack! and more, you can check it out here.
Rodger “Riot Prism" Caudill

Patch Highlights


Large, like the Monsters Attack! updates in our Dev Drop!


Cannon shots are supposed to pop out of the barrel, not the bottom.
  • Cannoneer Cannon Shot Attack Damage ratio: 150/275/450% ⇒ 150/300/500%


Last patch we brought down Nomsy’s spell damage to buff her other non-Mage pursuits. With this nerf, we’re happy with where Mage Nomsy is now, but we think our favorite round Dragon (sorry Poggles) could be even more well rounded. Between her Evoker buffs here, and the Cannoneer buffs above, Nomsy should explore all her passions and thrive with a balanced lifestyle.

When Nunu lost his true damage, the poor guy was relegated to being a trait bot for Mirage 8. We’re giving him a hefty buff to make him an exciting 3-cost again, because everyone deserves a second chance. That said, Dragonmancer Nunu is not coming back—once was more than enough. Even if you try Dragonmancer Nunu, he will still get stuck on high Magic Resist tanks (especially Terra).
  • Evoker Nomsy, Lulu Whimsy targets: 2 ⇒ 3
  • Nunu Consume Damage: 350/500/925 ⇒ 375/525/925
  • Nunu Consume damage amplification if target has less Health: 40% ⇒ 50%


Our most glowing item balance pass.
  • Last Whisper (Radiant) bonus Attack Speed: 25% ⇒ 35%
  • Bulwark’s Oath (Radiant) shield duration 4 seconds ⇒ 3 seconds
  • Bulwark’s Oath (Radiant) Armor and Magic Resist: 35 ⇒ 30
  • Quickestsilver (Radiant) bonus Attack Speed: 50% ⇒ 60%
  • Absolution (Radiant) missing Health percentage heal: 18% ⇒ 22%
  • Runaan’s Tempest (Radiant) additional bolt Attack Damage ratio: 120% ⇒ 110%
  • Statikk Shiv (Radiant) bonus Attack Speed: 10% ⇒ 30%
  • Eclipse Cape (Radiant) bonus Health: 300 ⇒ 200


In patch 12.20 we made Built Different truly different by making the Augment unstackable. Now that the Augment’s power ceiling is lower, we’re able to add a buff across all tiers.
  • Built Different I bonus Health: 200-350 ⇒ 250-400
  • Built Different II bonus Health: 250-475 ⇒ 300-525
  • Built Different III bonus Health: 300-600 ⇒ 350-650
  • Cluttered Mind Units granted: 3 ⇒ 2
  • Preparation Attack Damage & Ability Power: 4/5/8 ⇒ 3/4/7
  • Protectors of the Cosmos Shield strength per component: 30 ⇒ 35


Small, like the chance Mort is OK with Rammus being announced in our next set.


While she has a low playrate and winrate in the competitive scene, Karma has become a high priority Dragonmancer carry for the rest of us. This light tap should lessen her impact, but to make this nerf even more effective, try spacing out your tanks and carries a bit more.
  • Karma Inner Flame Damage: 210/280/400 ⇒ 200/265/380


We’re redeploying our intended Lux buffs that got lost in the cosmos and didn’t make it in patch 12.20.
  • Lux Cosmic Flare first strike damage: 325/400/500 ⇒ 325/410/525
  • Lux Cosmic Flare secondary strikes damage: 175/200/230 ⇒ 175/210/240


Patch notes wouldn’t be the same without a change to Xayah. This time we’re buffing her with a focus on helping the underperforming 3-star Xayah, while giving her AD builds (aka I hit no Bows) a nice bump.
  • Xayah Feathers FLY! feather recall Attack Damage ratio: 18% ⇒ 20/20/30%


Starring in a tooltip near you!
  • Soraka’s tooltip has been updated to show number of stars called down per cast


We’re allowing Soul Siphon to show up on 2-1 again because players who want to utilize this strategy would prefer to see it this early. Technically, this is a "revert" but the Augment was also bugged to show up on 2-1 on occasion.
  • Soul Siphon (Darkflight) can again be offered on 2-1



  • Preparation Attack Damage & Ability Power: 6/7/10 ⇒ 4/6/9


While we only have volume controls in our Mobile settings for now, this change will allow us to add more useful settings in the future that can be accessed both on and off the Convergence.
  • You can now access Settings from in-game!


  • Rosethorn Vest (Radiant) now correctly blocks all bonus crit damage rather than 75%.
  • Get Jaxed: Personal Trainer Augment (Hyper Roll) now grants a Jax
  • Unphased: Fixed a bug where Zz'Rot Portal and Zz'Rots Invitation were not taunting enemies
  • Upgraded champions will now properly start with 1 stack of Preparation
  • Spirit Visage will now properly attribute healing to holder