The first patch of the mid-set has shaken up the meta. Following the dragon rework and the addition of new units, the meta has shifted towards unknown grounds where players are still exploring the best compositions. However, one noticeable thing is that some units are much stronger than others and are key components of the current strong compositions. Here are the best units in Patch 12.17 in TFT:
- Ao Shin
Cost: 8 gold
Traits: Tempest, Dragon
Ability: Lightning Rain (active) - Ao Shin fires a barrage of 20 lightning strikes at random enemies. Each strike deals magic damage and drains 20 Mana from his target.
Damage: 250 / 450 / 2500
Ao Shin is one of the most contested dragons due to his devastating ability. He can demolish opposing boards if properly built around. He is a carry of multiple strong compositions in the current patch.
Cost: 5 gold
Traits: Guild, Bard, Mystic
Ability: Tempered Fate (active) - Bard sends magical energy toward the largest group of enemies, stunning them for a few seconds and causing them to take increased damage while stunned. If he hits at least 1 enemy, Bard dances in celebration.
Stun Duration: 1.25 / 2 / 15
Increased Damage: 15% / 20% / 9999%
Bard is a powerful 5-cost unit with a very strong ability that can give your units enough time to deliver devastating blows while your opponent's board is stunned. He is a core unit in most top compositions due to his powerful ability.
Cost: 8 gold
Traits: Monolith, Dragon
Ability: Earthquake (active) - Terra stomps three times causing an earthquake around them, dealing 200% of their Attack Damage plus a percent of their combined Armor and Magic Resist. At the end of the earthquake Terra's scales are hardened for 8 seconds, granting Armor and Magic Resist.
Armor and Magic Resist Damage Percent: 150% / 200% / 4000%
Armor and Magic Resist Buff: 150 / 200 / 4000
Terra is the latest addition in the mini-set with a strong new trait called Monolith, which gives an 18% damage reduction in 3 different hexes on the battlefield. If you have the trait active and a couple of tanky items on Terra, they will become unstoppable and provide one of the frontlines in the game.
Cost: 8 gold
Traits: Ragewing, Shapeshifter, Dragon
Ability: Dragon's Descent (active) - Shyvana transforms into Dragon Form for the rest of combat, replacing her ability with Flame Breath. She then becomes untargetable before dive-bombing the largest group of enemies, dealing magic damage and stunning them for 1.5 seconds. After landing, Shyvana casts Flame Breath again immediately.
Flame Breath: Shyvana breathes fire in a cone, dealing magic damage. While breathing fire, Shyvana is always enraged.
Intial Damage: 80 / 150 / 500
Breath Damage: 700 / 1200 / 20000
Following the dragon trait rework, Shyvana became a huge threat. She is contested by all players due to how well she fits into the most powerful compositions of the current patch. She is one of the most flexible dragons and is an instant pick-up whenever seen is shop and that is unlikely to change for the near future unless Riot nerfs her.
Cost: 5 gold
Traits: Mirage, Dragonmancer, Warrior
Ability: Sweeping Blade (active) - Yasuo shields himself for 2 seconds and dashes through his target, slashing nearby enemies for a % of his Attack Damage. Every third cast, his slash deals 250% damage, hits a larger area and knocks up enemies for 1.5 seconds. If Yasuo hits only the last enemy left alive, he repeatedly slashes them until they die.
Percent of Attack Damage: 195% / 200% / 2000%
Shield Amount: 180 / 240 / 2500
Yasuo is a great unit to finish your build with. He has a powerful ability that allows him to deal a lot of damage and knock up enemies hit every couple of seconds. He works perfectly with a lot of powerful compositions due to his combination of traits. He is present in almost all strong compositions in the current patch due to his flexibility.