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TFT Festival of Beasts: A guide to the new 4.5 set

With the 2021 season just days away, it's time to take a look at what awaits us in the new Teamfight Tactics set.
TFT Festival of Beasts: A guide to the new 4.5 set

Teamfight Tactics has earned its place in the hearts of fans, thanks to its simplicity and strategic style, allowing players to play their way and climb to the top of the leaderboards.

With the end of the first set of TFT: Fates and the arrival of the Fates World Championship, we are a few days away from the new 4.5 set being released to the delight of the players, so here we bring you a guide on everything that will be this new stage, known as the Festival of Beasts.

Champions and traits removed

TFT Festival of beasts guide
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With the arrival of the set, certain champions and traits will be completely removed from the game mode, with a total of 5 traits and 20 champions being dismissed before the Festival.

  • Moonlight: Lissandra, Sylas and Aphelios.
  • Dusk: Vayne, Thresh, Riven, Cassiopeia and Lillia.
  • Hunter: Warwick and Ashe.
  • Dazzler: Lux and Ezreal.
  • Shade: Evelynn and Kayn.
  • Retired: Nami, Hecarim, Jinx, Xin Zhao, Jhin and Ahri.

Also, 4 champions will have changes in their traits, due to the retirement of the aforementioned, so they will continue to be part of the game in this set.

  • Diana: Moonlight → Spirit. This will also change her skin.
  • Zed: Shade → Slayer.
  • Kindred: Hunter → Executioner.
  • Morgana: Dazzler → Syphoner.

New Champions and Traits

Festival of beasts new champion set 4.5
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Moving on to the new content, there will be a total of 5 traits which will be integrated into the game, along with their various champions, some of them with previous appearances in other sets.

  • Dragonsoul: At the beginning of the fight, the Dragonsoul ally with the highest health receives the Dragon's Blessing. While blessed, it gains bonus stats and every fifth attack fires a blast, dealing a percentage of its target's maximum health in magic damage.
    Upon death, this boon passes to the closest Dragonsoul ally. Champions: Brand, Tristana, Braum, Shyvana, Olaf, Aurelion Sol and Swain.
  • Fabled: Spells of fabled champions gain an additional effect. Champions: Nautilus, Neeko, and Cho'Gath.
  • Drain: All allies heal for some of the damage they deal with their spells and attacks. Champions: Nasus, Vladimir, Morgana and Swain.
  • Executioner: Gain lifesteal that increases with less health and deal bonus damage that increases based on the target's missing health. Champions: Zed, Darius, Olaf, Tryndamere and Samira.
  • Enforcer: Their spells and basic attacks always critically hit targets below a certain threshold of health. Champions: Kindred, Kayle and Xayah.

In addition, three champions with the Elderwood trait will also be added, these being Rakan, Sivir, and one we will talk about next.


Ornn and Samira make their arrival with special abilities

Team fight tactics Ornn Samira Festival of beasts
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Newly announced within the Elderwood line in the main game, Ornn makes his arrival at the Festival of Beasts with a unique trait for him: Blacksmith.

The Blacksmith trait allows Ornn to begin creating an artifact after engaging in combat. The higher his star level, the faster he will create these items. When finished, the item will appear and can be equipped to any ally champion who has a slot and does not already have an artifact equipped.

Likewise, Samira arrives as another of the great novelties, thanks to her Daredevil trait. As in the main game, Samira will depend on her combo system, unlike there she won’t use mana to activate her ability.

festival of beasts samira
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Every pair of attacks, Samira will attack a new target, gaining a short duration shield and firing twice, increasing her combo score. When she gets an S, she will unleash her inferno of bullets, destroying whoever is around her.

The Lucky Lanterns

Finally, the last change lies in a new system known as the Lucky Lanterns, which will allow players to have special rewards in each match, with the restriction that everyone will receive the same at the same time.

These can be anything from gold, to Neeko's Help, items or even Force of Nature. It should be added that the Lantern will also allow new mechanics such as changes in the store and objects.

TFT Festival of beasts
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The new set is expected to ship in a few days, with the first patches of the 2021 season arriving on main servers and the end of the TFT Fates World Championship.