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Teamfight Tactics 9.23 patch notes: the return of Ranked Queue

Teamfight Tactics update 9.23
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Teamfight Tactics patch 9.23 brings a grip of additions to the game, including the return of the Ranked Queue. There are also new balancing changes that empower Tier 2 and Tier 3 champions while pulling back on the power of Tier 1s. 

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Traits

  • Glacial stun chance: 20%/40%/60% ⇒ 20%/35%/50%
  • Light: The total heal amount is now based on the dying Champion's health rather than those receiving the heal.
  • Ocean mana per second: 15/30/50 ⇒ 15/35/60
  • Shadow bonus damage: 50%/100% ⇒ 45%/85%
  • Warden bonus armor: 125%/275%/450% ⇒ 150%/300%/450%

Three-Star Ability Scaling

Tier 2

  • Jax Damage: 150/250/350 ⇒ 150/250/450
  • Leblanc Damage: 200/450/700 ⇒ 200/450/800
  • Neeko Damage: 100/200/300 ⇒ 100/200/350
  • Syndra Damage: 175/350/525 ⇒ 175/350/600
  • Thresh Shield (note balance change below): 250/400/550 ⇒ 250/400/600
  • Volibear Damage: 200/450/700 ⇒ 200/450/850

Tier 3

  • Aatrox Damage: 250/500/750 ⇒ 250/500/1000
  • Ezreal Damage: 200/400/600 ⇒ 200/400/800
  • Kindred Damage: 150/325/500 ⇒ 150/325/650
  • Nautilus Stun Duration: 3/4/5 ⇒3/4/6
  • Nautilus Damage: 100/200/300 ⇒ 100/200/400
  • Sion Damage: 200/400/600 ⇒ 200/400/800

General Champion Balance

Tier 1

  • Ivern Shield: 200/400/600 ⇒ 200/350/500
  • Maokai Passive Heal: 100/200/300 ⇒ 100/175/250
  • Nasus Ability Damage: 35/70/105 ⇒ 50/70/90
  • Nasus Ability Bonus Health: 200/400/600 ⇒ 250/400/550
  • Taliyah Mana: 50/85 ⇒ 50/80
  • Taliyah Ability Stun Duration: 1.5 ⇒ 2
  • Vayne Ability Damage: 8%/12%/16% ⇒ 9%/12%/15%
  • Vladimir Ability Damage and Heal Amount: 200/350/500 ⇒ 200/325/450

Tier 2

  • Malzahar Minion Health: 300 ⇒ 250
  • Rek’Sai Ability Damage: 200/550/900 ⇒ 250/550/850
  • Skarner Mana: 0/75 ⇒ 0/65
  • Skarner Armor: 30 ⇒ 35
  • Thresh Ability Shield: 200/300/400 ⇒ 250/400/600
  • Yasuo Ability Hits: 3/5/7 ⇒ 4/5/6

Tier 3

  • Ezreal Mana: 0/40 ⇒ 0/30
  • Ezreal Ability Cast Time: 0.5 ⇒ 0.25

Tier 4

  • Ashe Attack Speed: 0.7 ⇒ 0.8
  • Brand Ability Damage: 250/450/650 ⇒ 300/450/600
  • Brand Bounces: 4/6/20 ⇒ 5/6/20
  • Malphite HP: 800 ⇒ 850
  • Olaf Mana: 0/75 ⇒ 0/90
  • Yorick Ghoul Health: 750/1250/1750 ⇒ 600/1000/1400
  • Yorick Ghoul Attack Speed: 0.8 ⇒ 0.7

Tier 5

  • Singed Health: 1050 ⇒ 950
  • Singed Ability Damage: 250/500/2000 ⇒ 200/400/2000
  • Taric Health: 850 ⇒ 900

Items

  • Frozen Heart Attack Speed Slow: 35% ⇒ 25%
  • Guardian Angel: Can no longer be healed during the resurrecting state.
  • Iceborne Gauntlet Attack Speed Slow: 35% ⇒ 25%
  • Ionic Spark Damage: 100 ⇒ 90

Ranked

  • It's on! Time to prove how well you can adapt to the Rise of the Elements.
  • Everyone will be reset back to Iron.
  • No losing LP for the first 5 games.
  • No losing LP for placing 4th or better.

Bug Fixes

General

  • General improvements to melee unit pathing.
  • Spooky, invisible Woodland units no longer erroneously add to Trait bonuses
  • All PVE small monsters are now properly considered 1-star.
  • All summons are now properly considered 0-star.
  • Dragon/Elder Dragon/Rift Herald are now properly considered 3-star.
  • Ranged Berserkers (via Rapid Firecannon or Berserker’s Axe) now properly deal damage emanating in a cone from their target instead of themselves.
  • Fixed a few height bugs on Freljord Arenas. Items and champions should no longer get buried in the terrain.
  • The Electric trait no longer benefits from Ability Power, and no longer feeds into Hextech Gunblade.

Tier 1 Champions

  • Diana's orbs can no longer hit multiple targets each.
  • Kog’Maw's ability adjusted to miss far less often.
  • Renekton’s ability now properly deals Magic Damage (tooltip to be updated next patch).
  • Fixed healing text on Vlad to show the proper amount.
  • Zyra’s plants attack speed and duration now match their intended amount.
  • Zyra plants no longer occasionally hop into your bench.

Tier 2 Champions

  • Malzahar's minions attack speed now matches attack speed ratio. (This results in a slight reduction of Malz Minion AS)
  • Volibear’s ability now also restores him to full mana if a non-execute cast kills the target.

Tier 3 Champions

  • Azir no longer summons soldiers adjacent to untargetable units like Zyra plants.
  • Dr. Mundo won’t cast his ability when there’s nothing in range that it could hit.
  • Qiyana won’t cast her ability when there’s nothing in range that it could hit.
  • Clarified Veigar’s tooltip that it instantly kills lower star targets.
  • Veigar’s ability now executes non-champions if their star level is below his.

Tier 4 Champions

  • Annie can no longer gain mana if she summons two Tibbers (Mage’s Cap), then one of them dies.
  • Fixed Ashe’s three-star Scaling to be the intended 250% value
  • Fixed an issue where Ashe could not proc Blademaster while her ability was active
  • Fixed Olaf and Singed looking like they were glacial’d, even though they were still attacking

Tier 5 Units

  • Champions can now properly take damage from multiple poison trails created by different copies of Singed.
  • Zed’s clones now properly attribute damage to Zed in the damage tracker.

Items

  • Dragon's Claw now also reduces magic damage received from non-ability effects (Items, Traits, etc.)
  • Fixed Iceborn Gauntlet’s attack speed slow occasionally persisting across rounds
  • Inferno Cinder now properly works on: Renekton, Jax, Rek’Sai, Vayne, and Nami’s Tidal Wave empowered attacks
  • Spatula items now correctly no longer double the non-spatula component’s stats
  • Talisman of Light now correctly grants Magic Resist
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