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TFT 11.18 Mid-week patch: What You Need to Know

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TFT Patch 11.18 was released Sept. 8, mainly consisting of nerfs to the most common compositions such as Knights and Jax. One week later, Riot has released a mid-week patch to correct balance issues they failed to address during the original patch. Here's what you need to know.

The mid-week patch for 11.18 consists of nerfs to one composition that dramatically rose in popularity - 'Chug Bug.' This composition consists of three-starring Kha'Zix and Gragas who, in turn, destroy enemy boards together through Gragas becoming unkillable while Kha'Zix moves through the backline, deleting enemies. Additionally, the update nerfs Vayne slightly along with nerfing Yasuo a bit.

Here is the full scope of what changed in the Patch 11.18 mid-week update:

  • Assassin bonus Crit Damage: 30/50/70% ⇒ 30/40/50%
  • Kha’zix Taste their Fear Damage: 250/350/550 ⇒ 250/350/500
  • Kha’zix Taste their Fear Isolation Damage:750/1050/1650 ⇒ 750/1050/1500
  • Vayne Silver Bolts True Damage: 70/95/120 ⇒ 70/90/110
  • Yasuo Burning Blade stacking True Damage: 25/35/55 ⇒ 20/25/40

Ultimately, these changes will certainly crush the popular Chug Bug composition. Vayne will become less reliable as an early-game carry and more importantly is weaker as a three-star reroll composition. The long popular Yasuo reroll composition has taken a decent hit as well, right after rising in prominence again due to a small change to his cast time, causing him to become much stronger than intended.