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TFT, Teamfight Tactics: 51, champion, Twisted Fate, PBE

TFT, Teamfight Tactics: 51, champion, Twisted Fate, PBE

He's here! Following last week's teaser, Twisted Fate has now joined the board as the 51st piece in Teamfight Tactics!

TFT, Teamfight Tactics: 51, champion, Twisted Fate, PBE

Can't get enough of Teamfight Tactics? Neither can we! The addiction is truly taking hold, isn't it? In our latest article on patch notes, we revealed that Twisted Fate was to be the 51st Champion to join the Board.

Guess what? He's already available on the PBE, so please give a warm welcome to the Card Master!

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We knew it

We had already figured out that Twisted Fate would join TFT as a Pirate. I mean, it was obvious: he originates from Bilgewater — alonside Graves, Pyke, Gangplank and Miss Fortune so he couldn't have been anything else.

Given we didn't have to discuss his Origins, our only query was related to his Class. The easy answer was to immediately declare him a Sorcerer, as he plays the role of a Mage in League of Legends.

Based on the fact that all Pirates except Pyke are Gunslingers, and that Twisted Fate used to be played as an ADC, we discussed the possibility of Twisted Fate being a Ranger.

However, that didn't really convince us, because one question remained: which of his abilities would be implemented in TFT? We went through all possible theories, and Riot Games seems to have heard us.

Mom, I want to be a Sorcerer!

Pick a Card

Twisted Fate throws a card that either stuns, deals damage around his target, or restores mana to himself and nearby allies.

Mana Cost: 50

Damage: 200 / 300 / 400
Stun Duration: 2 / 3 / 4
Mana Restore: 20 / 35 / 50

One might highlight that Twisted Fate looks like a weird addition to the Sorcerer family. To be completely honest, we're still not sure if the champion is worth it — but Twisted Fate is INCREDIBLY fun to play. His ability, however, might bother those of you who hate RNG... Red, Blue, or Gold, what will it be?

Yes, this spell can be powerful, especially in early-game (before level 5) but it gradually becomes less and less reliable. Against all the odds, if you still want to play the Card Master, we strongly suggest you aim for Mana and Attack Speed items. They will help you play around the RNG factor of Twisted Fate's ability by drastically increasing the number of times he reaches 50 mana and casts Pick a Card.

That's "Probabilities 101" in a nutshell: if TF casts more, then you increase your chances of having the right card at the right time. Following this idea, it might be a good idea to focus on items instead of Champions during the Carousel phase.

Build Path

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Twisted Fate will easily play the role of a hyper-carry if you give him one or even two Spears of Sojin. We still don't know if items will stay stackable, so it might not be a good idea to get used to this strat. Instead of your second Spear of Sojin, you should aim for an Seraph's Embrace.

Your last item should be a Guinsoo's Rageblade because, you know, you can never have enough Attack Speed. Morellonomicon or Luden's Echo will also fit nicely in the last item slot if you cannot find it.

Synergies, synergies, synergies

The Pirate family dictates a certain direction for your overall strategy. Until now, you could only go for Blademasters, Gunslingers, or Assassins. Twisted Fate, however, will change this rule, by allowing you to push for Sorcerers while benefiting from the earning potential of the Pirate trait.

To be completely honest, this idea remains a land that needs to be explored. Pirates are not exactly good, as their base stats are quite weak. Most of them require an incredible amount of commitment to be efficient. Pyke was quite OP before the last PBE patch, but he was nerfed and it shouldn't take long before the update hits the live servers. Graves is only good when he reaches 3* AND when you build his items right. Gangplank is meh (FOR GAREN'S SAKE, DUDE, POP THOSE KEGS). Miss Fortune ... is a Legendary piece. She has that going for her, which is nice.

In a nutshell, Twisted Fate is not that good — but he's not that bad either. Plus, he could turn out to be a key piece of some next-level strategies. We doubt it, but it's always possible. For now, let's just say that he's probably going to rank quite badly within our Tier List...

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Thomas Sauzin
Thomas "Calo" Sauzin

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