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Teamfight Tactics Set 4 Morgana
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Riot reveals Teamfight Tactics Syphoner trait within Set 4.5

Morgana gets an upgrade.

Riot Games continued dropping Teamfight Tactics Set 4.5 spoilers today with the reveal of Syphoner and a tease of how Morgana will function within the trait. 

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Just over a month remains before the release of the TFT Set 4.5 mid-set changes. Launching on Jan. 21, players can expect new champions and traits to shake up the meta. Kindred as an Executioner was revealed yesterday, following the announcement of Zed transitioning over to Slayer. Morgana was the feature champion today with the introduction of the Syphoner trait. 

The Syphoner trait has champions siphoning life from their opponents with their spells, based on the teaser description provided by Riot today. Syphoner champs and allies heal for a portion of the damage they deal via spells and attacks, according to the unconfirmed TFT Set 4.5 leaks.

  • Two Syphoner: Heal 10 percent for allies and 40 percent for Syphoners.
  • Four Syphoner: Heal 25 percent for allies and 100 percent for Syphoners. 

Riot has yet to confirm the leaked details, but the recent reveals have mostly coincided with the Reddit post. Morgana was previously an Enlightened and Dazzler trait champion. But with Dazzler getting removed in Set 4.5, she’ll keep Enlightened while also becoming a Syphoner. Able to CC multiple opponents with her Hallowed Ground spell, gaining life via her new trait may bump the four-cost champion up to S+-tier status. 

“Morgana is an interesting Syphoner,” lead TFT game designer Stephen “Mortdog” Mortimer said. “She lost the base healing on her spell, but it was replaced with the negative 40 percent AD debuff baseline now.”

The mid-set update in TFT is scheduled to take place on Jan. 21 via Patch 11.2. Tacticians should be able to test out the new champions and traits on the PBE following the 11.1 update on Jan. 6. 

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Danny has been writing for Dot Esports for over five years, first as a freelancer and now as a staff writer. He is the lead beat writer for Magic: The Gathering and Teamfight Tactics. Danny is also a solid Monopoly GO player, having beaten every main event without spending a dime. When Danny isn't writing or gaming, he's chilling by the water in Spacecoast Florida with his family and friends. He's always got a tan, because touching grass is important, and loves playing strategic digital and tabletop games. Past outlets Danny has written for include TheGamer and ScreenRant.