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.

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.

Manatee’s Delight

All players receive a free spatula at the start of the game. Similar to the Galactic Armory, there’s a gold orb. This time, though, you open it up and there’s a spatula waiting for you.

Plunder Plant

All champions have a chance to drop a coin in the Plunder Planet Galaxy, especially the first champion.

This Galaxy changes the flow of TFT, creating an inflated economy. It essentially gives players the option to fish for champions and level up at a faster rate.

Salvage Yard

When you sell a champion, any completed items they were holding are broken down into their components.

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.

Super Dense

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.

The Grand Finale

Players receive a free reroll each round, a Force of Nature when Stage three begins, and loot orbs from all minions and Monsters.

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.

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.

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.

  • The Grand Finale: 20 percent
  • Normal: 10 percent
  • Treasure Trove: 10 percent
  • Trade Sector: 10 percent
  • Super Dense: 10 percent
  • Galactic Armory: 10 percent
  • Plunder Planet: 10 percent
  • Salvage Yard: 10 percent
  • Manatee’s Delight: 10 percent

How to check which Galaxy is active in your game

It won’t be immediately obvious which Galaxy you enter. 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 you’re not in a Galaxy, there won’t be anything there. But if you are, there should be an icon related to your Galaxy. If you’re in the Star Cluster Galaxy, for example, you’ll see a star icon.