Teamfight Tactics demands a good strategy.
With over 50 champions to choose from, using the best TFT builds comes down to understanding class synergy and positioning.
Sure, attack damage has its perks; however, once you’ve planned your champions and positioning, all you can do is spectate.
That’s why we’ve compiled the best builds and strategies for you to build and use in League of Legends Teamfight Tactics.
Patch 10.9 Updates
- Patch 10.9 added two new galaxies: Treasure Trove & Star Cluster
- You’ll find a couple of champions that were buffed in patch 10.1 as well such as, Annie, Gangplank, Fiora, Rumble, Ziggs, Malphite, and Twisted Fate
- Some champions were also nerfed in the latest patch such as Xerath and Sona
- Patch 10.9 edited a few traits and item effects such as Quicksilver from 15 seconds to 10 seconds
To learn more, Riot Games provided patch notes on this website: https://na.leagueoflegends.com/en-us/news/game-updates/teamfight-tactics-patch-10-9-notes/.
Best Comps to Use in TeamFight Tactics (TFT)
- 3 Astro
- 2 Vanguard
- 2 Chrono
- 2 Sniper
Although the recent patch nerfed the sniper class, this build is still one of the strongest, combining attack & magic damage with your snipers as a defensive build.
Jhin and Teemo form your innate defense line while using Gnar, Wukong, Blitzcrank, and Nautilus on the front lines. You can also pair Jhin and Teemo with Soraka and Karma to add magic damage for an even stronger unit overall.
How to Play:
Jhin and Teemo provide great synergy, although the chances of picking them up early game might be difficult. We recommend using Ashe/Caitlin early on.
If you can find a Bard early on, this will be an excellent opportunity for you to snowball your way as you level up. If not, using a Vanguard like Leona and Astro like Nautilus are ideal champions to have on the front line.
As you reach level 9, we recommend letting go of the Brawlers you have and utilizing 4 snipers for a stronger defensive line. Just remember to keep your Teemo and Jhin together since they go really well together.
Finally, keep a star guardian in your team like Soraka or Lulu.
The items you’ll use for this build are rather flexible, and if you start with a Caitlin or Ashe, it will be much easier to handle.
For Teemo, the items we recommend you carry are:
- Blue Buff (2x Tear of the Goddess)
- Rabadon’s Deathcap (Giant’s Belt & Needlessly Large Rod)
- Morellonomicon (2x Needlessly Large Rod)
For Jhin, the items we recommend you carry are:
- Infinity Edge (B.F. Sword & Sparring Gloves)
- Last Whisper (Sparring Gloves & Recurve Bow)
- Guardian Angel (B.F Sword & Chain Vest)
- 6 Blademasters
- 2 Infiltrators/Chrono
- 3 Rebel
Blademasters is a TFT build with good consistency and Master Yi or Zed being your ideal champion to have. Although the patch update nerfed Master Yi’s abilities, it’s still one of the best comps to use.
How to Play:
Having Zed as part of your comps will give you some of the highest damage output available in Teamfight Tactics (TFT).
Take note that because the item requirements for this TFT build requires a lot of recurve bows and at least one spatula, it’s best to play this in Treasure Trove for better chances of picking up the items you need.
Finding Master Yi or Zed early game might also be difficult, so we recommend going with Malphite and Illaoi as Rebel comps to have in your TFT build.
The main objective of using this build in Teamfight Tactics is aiming for 6 Blademasters by level 6, at least. You’ll want to save money early game so you can spend your gold on Blademasters to complete this TFT build.
What’s vital to this build is the 3-star units you’ll be able to have and your items. Apart from Master Yi and Zed, go with Riven, Xayah, Shen, and Yasuo to complete your 6 Blademasters TFT build.
Finally, getting Blade of Ruined King is crucial to game victory since this will add a huge power spike. In case you aren’t able to find the champions mentioned, you have the option to choose Irelia or Fiora too.
The items used for this TFT build are relatively harder to find, which is why Treasure Trove will be the best place to play using this comp.
For Zed, the most essential item would be Blade of Ruined King. You’ll need a B.F. Sword and Spatula to get it.
As for Master Yi, you’ll need the following items:
- Runaan’s Hurricane (Recurve Bow & Negatron Cloak)
- Jeweled Gauntlet (Needlessly Large Rod & Sparring Gloves)
- Rapid Firecannon (2x Recurve Bow)
- 3 Mech Pilots
- 2 Infilitrators
- 2 Demolitionist
- 2 Sorcerer
When Riot Games released patch 10.16, this nerfed the item Hand of Justice, but at the same time, patch 10.16 buffed Gangplank making this comps still a strong build that can last you even against late-game builds.
Mech Infiltrators is one of those team builds that uses different synergies that, when combined, create a reliable and strong TFT build.
Although it’s dependent on the items you gain, Mech items are generally flexible to use, so it shouldn’t be too much of an issue for anyone to use late-game.
How to Play:
Infiltrators and Vanguards play a significant role during early game. Champions such as Zed or Nocturne are ideal for positioning in the front line.
If you can’t find a Star Guardian like Soraka early on, we recommend going with Cassiopeia and then replacing her later on with Soraka.
It’s preferable to have a Fizz early on so that when combined with Rumble, Annie, and Shaco, you can do extensive splash damage against TFT team builds where your opponent is mostly clumped.
Other champions to include in your comps build includes Gangplank, Viktor, and Karma.
The biggest advantage you have is Mech Pilots creating splash damage, which is why prioritizing any Mech item is vital early on. If you can build Morellonomican before reaching level 5, this will make for a good start.
For Gangplank, we recommend going with Guardian Angel (B.F. Sword & Chain Vest)
As for Viktor, prioritizing any item you can gain for Viktor is critical to your victory:
- Morellomonicon (Giant’s Belt & Needlessly Large Rod)
- Spear of Shojin (Tear of Goddess & B.F. Sword)
As for Rumble, use these as follows:
- Titan’s Resolve (Chain Vest & Recurve Bow)
- Quicksilver (Sparring Gloves & Negatron Cloak)
- Hand of Justice (Tear of Goddess & Sparring Gloves)
Best Strategies in Teamfight Tactics
Let Go of Your First Champion
You might think that keeping as many champions on board is the way to go in Teamfight Tactics; however, it’s all about learning to invest in the right champion.
Later on, you’ll want to stack the item you need and invest it in the champion of your choice.
Your first champion will most likely be a Tier 1, whereas compared to a Tier 2 or Tier 3 champion, using the right item that synergizes with your champion is crucial to winning the game.
It might be harder to patch things up later on if you invest in the wrong champion. Instead, you can sell your first champion to gain additional gold and spend for an even stronger comps build as you reach level 5 and up.
Take Advantage of Assassins
Teamfight Tactics hosts a wide range of classes and origins you can use, such as Brawler, Sniper, Mystic, Star Guardian, Space Pirate, and so forth.
What stands out though in TFT are assassins. They’re undoubtedly useful for almost any comps build and possess a unique skill where they leap to the opposite side of the tile they were positioned in.
Most of the champions in Teamfight Tactics will move in a linear fashion when in battle, but unlike Assassins, they’re a sneaky bunch best used for countering any powerful snipes or ranged champions.
Don’t Fixate on One Class
Some players might believe that creating a team with the same class will reap more benefits and bonus damage or skills.
While this may be true, it’s always the best strategy to play. Teamfight Tactics allows you to use several classes in a build for a reason.
Finding synergy between different classes is one of the key elements to earning winning streaks in Teamfight Tactics.
Of course, this can be done through trial and error since you can always patch up your lineup after every round.
You don’t however, want to continually have to patch your lineup significantly every round since you have a limited planning timeframe. More importantly, it’s a waste of effort and time to continually find a rare champion.
In Teamfight Tactics, it’s more important to build your adaptability and knowledge on creating great synergies with different classes rather than rely on one class.
Use the Lock-in Function
The lock-in function in Teamfight Tactics allows you to lock a champion for one turn. This is useful if you want to buy a rare champion but don’t have the gold to spend on it just yet.
If you want to buy a Yasuo, for example, but don’t have gold to complete the purchase, simply lock-in Yasuo so you can earn enough gold to buy him in the next round!
Before You Go
We hope this guide on the best Teamfight Tactics comp builds and strategies was able to help you! Before you go, let us know what your comp builds are in the comments section below!