Teamfight Tactics Patch 12.2 Highlights

Teamfight Tactics Patch 12.2 Highlights

With patch 12.2 we welcome a new event called “Gifts of the Golden Lantern” to TFT as the Lunar Legend Festival begins. This event will bring several new festive items to TFT, ranging from new Tacticians to skins and arenas. The update also brings some balance changes to champions, items, and trait augments.

Source: Riot Games

Source: Riot Games

The gifts of the golden lantern event

This event comes with several gifts, rewards, and the exquisite Golden Tiger Market. With a ton of bundles available for purchase, players will get the chance to acquire exclusive rewards and content. The new Tiger Protector tactician has also been released, and festive skins for tacticians such as the Duckbill, Dango, and Dowsie, are now available.

Riot also uses this event to introduce the first skin for a Chibi champion: Chibi Firecracker Jinx, which is available in specific bundles and is a rare drop in festival firecrackers purchasable for 490 RP.

Source: Riot Games

Source: Riot Games

Shop adjustments for five-cost champions

Some changes have been made to the availability of five-cost champions at certain levels. Patch 12.2 will reduce the chances of players getting a dominating five-cost champion earlier at level eight while increasing the chances of a consistent find at level nine.

  • Level 8: 15/20/35/25/5% ⇒ 16/20/35/25/4%
  • Level 9: 10/15/30/30/15% ⇒ 9/15/30/30/16%


Tweaks to traits, champions, and augments

Many changes have been made to the Portable Forge Armory augment and a few others. With the addition of the Clockwork crest augment, the thrill of the Hunt III augment has been removed due to how high the healing value is.  

Bodyguard trait changes

  • Armor nerfed from 100/200/350/500 to 75/150/250/450
  • Shield buffed from 100/300/600/1000 to 150/350/700/1200

Mercenary trait changes

  • Neeko’s Help has been removed as a 3 and 4 loss streak drop
  • 4 loss average value: 6.9g to4g
  • 5 loss average value: 6.9g to 6g
  • 6 loss average value: 7.6g to 4g
  • 7 loss average value: 8.25g to9g


Heimerdinger, Gangplank, and Cho’Gath have been buffed while Tahm, Braum, Sion, and Seraphine were nerfed. A lot of minor changes were also made to several trait augments, items, and other champions. Let us not forget about the consistent bug fixes!

A fully detailed list of all the changes and adjustments on Patch 12.2 can be read here.

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