TFT Set 5.5 Patch 11.17: Full notes and updates

Kayle buffs and trait reworks seek to improve the Set 5.5 meta.

Kayle Set 5.5 TFT
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Big and small adjustments are taking place in the Teamfight Tactics Set 5.5 Patch 11.17, from a spatula drop system change to traits like Sentinel and Spellweaver receiving additional tweaks.

The “balance nudges,” according to Riot Games’ game design director Stephen “Mortdog” Mortimer, slated to take place in Patch 11.17 include a system change that will no longer count a Spatula as one of the 10 Raptor component drops. Spatula drops will only appear in bonus Orbs starting with TFT Patch 11.17. Players can also use a new TFT match history tab that’s located near the Set 5.5 battle pass. 

Riot Points are scheduled to increase in price starting on Sept. 9, with Riot providing TFT players double bonus currency from all RP purchases from Aug. 23 to Sept. 8. 

Here are the full notes for TFT Patch 11.17.

Patch 11.17 trait changes

Ashe TFT Set 5.5
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The Sentinel trait will get a mini-rework, allowing players to choose which Sentinel champion gets the starting buff. The Sentinel champion with the most items will start with the buff, allowing players to protect their offensive or defensive carrier. The Spellweaver trait is getting a buff, along with adjustments to Legionnaire and Abomination.

  • Sentinel: Rework that starts the Sentinel buff on the Sentinel champion with the most items. If multiple Sentinel units have the same number of items, the champion with the highest attack speed starts with the buff. 
  • Sentinel: Shield value reduced from 200/1,000/2,000 to 175/900/2,000
  • Spellweaver: Rework that removes a cap from all Spellweaver stacks
  • Spellweaver: Base ability power reduced from 25/55/100 to 15/35/70
  • Spellweaver: Ability power per stack adjusted from 2/5/10 to 2/4/10
  • Skirmisher: Attack damage per second increased from 3/6/15 to 3/8/16
  • Abomination: Monstrosity armor and magic resistance nerfed from 40/50/60 to 30/45/60
  • Abomination: Monstrosity attack damage per star level increased from 7/8/9 to 7/8/10
  • Abomination: Monstrosity base attack damage buffed from 70/80/90 to 70/80/100
  • Legionnaire: Attack speed buffed from 25/65/120/250 to 25/75/135/250
  • Redeemed: Armor and magic resistance reduced from 20/35/75 to 20/35/70

Patch 11.17 champion balance changes

Rakan TFT Set 5.5
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Three-cost TFT champions were hit with nerfs, as well as overperforming four and five-cost units. A number of minor changes were also made to compensate for the Set 5.5 trait reworks and for a healthier meta leading up to TFT Worlds. 

One-cost 

  • Vayne: Attack damage buffed from 35 to 40
  • Ziggs: Arcane bomb damage buffed at three-star from 250/375/525 to 250/375/550

Two-cost

  • Kennen: Attack speed nerfed from 0.7 to 0.65
  • Pyke: Attack speed buffed from 0.6 to 0.65
  • Sett: Health increased from 750 to 800
  • Soraka: Attack speed buffed from 0.6 to 0.65

Three-cost

  • Lee sin: Health nerfed from 850 to 800
  • Lee Sin: Cripple damage nerfed from 250/350/650 to 200/350/600
  • Nidalee: Aspect of the Cougar transformation dodge chance nerfed from 45 to 40 percent
  • Nidallee: Aspect of the Cougar transformation bonus attack speed nerfed from 40/50/75 to 30/50/70 percent
  • Rakan: Gleaming Quill damage nerfed at three-star from 350/500/900to 350/500/800
  • Rakan: Gleaming Quill missing health healing nerfed at three-star from 35/50/80 to 35/50/70 percent
  • Riven: Health reduced from 850 to 800
  • Riven: Attack damage reduced from 80 to 75
  • Riven: Blade of the Dawn bonus attack damage nerfed at three-star from 90/100/120 to 90/100/110 percent
  • Riven: Blade of the Dawn damage nerfed at three-star from 100/200/500 to 100/200/300
  • Yasuo: Attack speed reduced from 0.95 to 0.9
  • Yasuo: Burning Blade stacking true damage nerfed at three-star from 25/35/60 to 25/35/55
  • Ashe: Health buffed from 550 to 600
  • Lux: Attack speed buffed from 0.6 to 0.65
  • Miss Fortune: Make it Rain damage nerfed at three-star from 250/375/700 to 250/375/600
  • Nocturne: Umbra Blades base damage adjusted from 70/85/110 to 80/90/100

Four-cost

  • Draven: Attack speed buffed from 0.75 to 0.8
  • Fiddlesticks: Crowstorm damage per second: nerfed from 175/225/600 to 150/200/600
  • Karma: Soulflare damage buffed from 225/280/750 to 230/290/750
  • Vel’Koz: Mana adjusted from 0/80 to 0/90

Five-cost

  • Gwen: Skip ‘n Slash damage buffed from 100/150/1,777 to 125/200/2,222
  • Heimerdinger: Attack speed nerfed from 0.75 to 0.7
  • Heimerdinger: Maximum mana adjusted from 0/140 to 0/160
  • Kayle: Health buffed from 650 to 800
  • Kayle: Attack speed adjusted from 1.1 to 1.15
  • Viego: Sovereign’s Domination damage increase per second nerfed from 100 to 50 percent
  • Viego: Sovereign’s Domination damage buffed from 180/300/1,500 to 180/360/2,000
  • Viego: Sovereign’s Domination stolen champion health decay reduced from 15/7/0 to 10/5/0 percent
  • Akshan: Attack speed reduced from 1.1 to 1.0
  • Garen: Mana adjusted from 100/170 to 80/160
  • Garen: Victorious trait missing health damage buffed from 40 to 50 percent
  • Teemo: Cruelty spell damage nerfed from 130/160/666 to 120/160/666
  • Teemo: Cruel Trait now activates reliably and quickly
  • Teemo: Cruel Trait can take place more than once per combat, allowing Teemo to eat both the final enemy unit and the Doppelhellion/Voidspawn that it spawns
  • Volibear: Health nerfed from 1,100 to 1,000

Patch 11.17 item balance changes

TFT Miss Fortune Set 5.5
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Following a large number of Radiant item nerfs and buffs from Patch 11.16, the 11.17 update contains only a handful of changes. Giant Slayer was given an overall buff while small buffs were applied to the Hextech Gunblade shield and Gargoyle Stoneplate.

  • Giant Slayer: Bonus damage health threshold reduced from 1750 to 1600
  • Giant Slayer: Damage scaling increased from 10 to 20 percent
  • Giant Slayer: High damage scaling reduced from 75 to 70 percent
  • Radiant Stoneplate: Bonus maximum health regeneration increased from two to three percent
  • Gargoyle Stoneplate: Armor and magic resistance per target increased from 18 to 20
  • Hextech Gunblade: Excess healing maximum shield increased from 300 to 400

Patch 11.17 bug fixes

TFT Set 5.5 Akshan
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Players using the deploy to battlefield and return to bench hotkey will no longer be able to use it instantaneously. It previously made a player’s board “unscoutable,” according to the TFT team. Iven’s tooltip was fixed for Daisy and Aatrox heals himself even if his target dies mid-animation. 

  • The tooltip for Ivern now shows damage and stun duration for Daisy
  • An issue with a Draconic three-turn egg dropping more than one gold was resolved
  • Chalice of Charity was repaired, providing full effectiveness on AOE abilities. 
  • Aatrox will heal himself when his target from his spell perishes mid-animation
  • Units hit by Radiant Frozen Heart will shed the debuff upon leaving the radius
  • Kennen can now stun Lucian’s ability and Lulu’s polymorph

The TFT Set 5.5 update is scheduled to take place on Aug. 25. Some balance changes may be adjusted prior to the official release of Patch 11.17. 

Update Aug. 25 at 11am CT: The article was updated to include last-minute Vel’Koz mana adjustment.