On Feb. 26, the Teamfight Tactics: Galaxies development team revealed the first look at some of the new champions and themes in Set 3. The first look includes many names of the new traits and origins, which we didn’t know before. Some of the themes they go more in-depth about include Mech-Pilot, Star Guardian, and Cybernetic.
The Cybernetic Trait
Trait Effect: Cybernetic champions with an item equipped gain (3) 300 health & 30 attack damage (6) 800 health & 80 attack damage.
The first new trait is Cybernetic; champions included in the Cybernetic origin are all from the Project skin line. A total of six champions are part of the Cybernetic origin in the upcoming set of Teamfight Tactics. Three we know, Leona, Fiora, and Irelia, with three more to discover. Some of the possible champions include Vi, Yi, Lucian, Ashe, Ekko, Zed, Katarina, Akali, Jinx, Jhin, Pyke, Warwick, and Vayne.
One notable aspect of the Cybernetic trait is the champion Irelia, who is the first three typing champion of Teamfight Tactics: Galaxies. Irelia has three typings: Cybernetic, Mana-Reaver, and Blademaster. It is unclear how strong the Mana-Reaver effect is and how it will work. However, it will be exciting to see them explore new mechanics as the game develops.
Introducing the Star Guardians to Teamfight Tactics: Galaxies
Trait Effect: Whenever a Star Guardian casts their spell, distribute (3) 20 mana (6) 30 mana among all the other Star Guardians.
The moment the Galaxies theme was first revealed, featuring the Star Guardians was the obvious choice. Included with the Star Guardians are Poppy, Zoe, Ahri, Neeko, Syndra, and Soraka. It is likely a 7th Star Guardian that is included in Teamfight Tactics: Galaxies at the Tier 5 point. However, at this time, this champion has not been revealed yet.
Mech-Pilot & the Super Mech mechanic
Mech-Pilot: (3) At the start of combat, three Mech-Pilot champs are merged into a Super Mech until it dies.
The skin line used for the new Mech-Pilot origin is Super Galaxy. There are three champions revealed so far that will be a part of the Mech-Pilot origin: Annie, Rumble, and Fizz. Developers Riot Beernana and Riot Wittrock explain that this is the origin they are most excited for in Teamfight Tactics: Galaxies. The three Mech-Pilots combine into a Super Mech that will fight until it dies, after which Annie, Rumble, and Fizz return to continue the battle.
The dev blog further explains that this Super Mech can use up to three items from the champions that combine for it. This adds a lot of strategic depth to the game to optimize how you use your items for this origin. Separate components will combine on the Super Mech, so effectively using your items and spreading them out correctly is going to be a difficult task.
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