Everything you need to know about Teamfight Tactics’ “Galaxies” mechanic

Learn about the new mechanic.

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Teamfight Tactics players were given two weeks to familiarize themselves with the latest intergalactic-themed set before the Galaxies mechanic was introduced to the game. 

The new champions, classes, and origins should roll off the tip of your tongue by now. But what about the Galaxies? What are they and what do they do?

Here’s everything you need to know.

The Neekoverse

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The Neekoverse is self-explanatory. If you enter a game of TFT and find yourself in the Neekoverse, you and every player in your match will have two “Neeko’s Help” on your bench. 

You can place a Neeko’s Help on any champion, pulling a one-star copy of that unit from the pool and adding it to your bench. The strategy here is to aim for early four or five cost units and use Neeko’s Help to upgrade them. This should give you an early-game power spike and the edge over your opponents.

Lilac Nebula

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The Lilac Nebula is simple. When you load up a game of TFT, instead of the usual carousel, it’ll be full of four-cost units.

It’s first come, first serve here. You should, if possible, aim for tanky units. In the early game, tanking and utility are often worth more than pure DPS numbers.

Medium Legends

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With the Medium Legends Galaxy, every player’s Little Legends are larger and have +25 starting health.

This means you can be more aggressive in the early game and focus on losing streaks and building up gold without having to worry about dying.

Trade Sector

The Trade Sector Galaxy gives players a free reroll each round. This quickly adds up, saving you precious gold. You can use this to fish out and upgrade a unit or to simply increase your level and the capacity of your board.

Superdense Galaxy

The Superdense Galaxy gives you a Force of Nature at level five. A Force of Nature would normally require two Spatulas. But in this case, it’s free.

When you equip this item to a unit, it’ll increase your team size by one. This means you can complete your compositions at an early rate and aim for as many three-star units as possible.

Galactic Armory

The newest Galaxy to join TFT, Galactic Armory, gives all players two completed items at the start of the game. All players will receive the same two random items. The items, though, don’t build from Spatulas and they can’t be identical.

This Galaxy gives players an early-game power spike. Everyone is on a level playing field, but players with stronger one-cost units will take the advantage.

Treasure Trove

Treasure Trove is the loot galore Galaxy. The more minions and monsters you kill, the more items you get. In fact, all minions and monsters drop a loot orb.

There’s an element of RNG in Treasure Trove, but it should lead to a fast-paced and action-packed game.

Star Cluster

The Star Cluster Galaxy gives you higher-value units on the carousel. One, two, and three-cost units on carousels have two stars. The second carousel will also only have two-cost units.

How often do Galaxies occur?

When you play TFT, you aren’t guaranteed to land in a Galaxy. In fact, there’s a 30-percent chance you’ll enter into a normal game with regular mechanics. 

Each Galaxy has different odds. Here’s the full list.

  • Galactic Armor: 12.5 percent
  • Treasure Trove: 10 percent
  • Trade Sector: 10 percent
  • Lilac Nebula: 7.5 percent
  • Medium Legends: 7.5 percent
  • Superdense: 7.5 percent
  • Star Cluster: 7.5 percent
  • The Neekoverse: 7.5 percent

How to check which Galaxy is active in your game

It won’t be immediately obvious which Galaxy you’re in. To check, look at the top left of your screen, next to your stage, and there should be an icon you can hover over. If there’s no Galaxy, there won’t be anything there. If there is a Galaxy, there will be a picture of Neeko, for example.