If you are looking for the best TFT champion combos, we here at TopGamersGuide got you covered. After tons of digging and testing, I would dare to say that I found out what are the best TFT combos for you to use in this up and coming game so stay tuned.
(This post has been updated for Patch 9.21)
Take note that you will have to know all of the basics in order to successfully use these TFT combos. However, if you are new to this game, we plan on providing you with all the necessary tips for playing TFT in the near future.
Best TFT Combos - The Rundown
Are you queing to play TFT right now? We have a quick rundown to give you an idea of what teams to try out!
- Draven + Shapeshifters
- Sorcerer Varus
- Early Yuumi Sorcerers + Shapeshifters/Demons
- Jinx + Meat Wall Combo
- Assassin + Void
We also have a cheat sheet to help you make your own compositions when playing the game. Open the image in a new tab for a better view!
How do these combos work and when should you consider going for these picks? Let's take a look at each combo to find out!
1. Draven + Shapeshifters
Draven carry builds remain strong this meta, but the usual Imperial comp tends to be unpredictable with an Imperial + Knight combo. Using Shapeshifters as an effective frontline adds flexibility to an already solid team. This is a great combo if you were already planning to have a Draven comp from the get-go and you get knights and wilds early on.
Your early game should focus on two things: getting knight champions (preferably Garen and Darius) and wilds (preferably Nidalee and Warwick). You will need x4 bonuses for Imperial and Wild later on when you get Draven and Gnar. This is also the time to consider getting Katarina and Rengar.
Your main carries are Draven and Swain, with Gnar being another good third powerhouse champ. Make sure you prioritize itemization for Draven, giving him Dragon's Claw and Rapidfire cannon. From here, giving Swain and later Gnar, their core items is relatively easy (simply because Draven deals a ton of raw damage behind your bulky front line that you will most likely win round after round).
Early Game - Darius, Garen, Nidalee, Warwick
Midgame - Darius, Garen, Katarina, Nidalee, Warwick, Rengar
Final Lineup - Darius, Draven, Garen, Gnar, Katarina, Rengar, Swain Warwick
2. Sorcerer Varus
As the name implies, this build heavily relies on protecting a Yuumi-equipped Varus that benefits from the x3 sorcerer buff, allowing him to cast his ultimate more often. One of the best things about this composition is that the champs are largely uncontested so you can always try this lineup.
You will be spending the early game getting multiple copies of Varus. However, you still need to get a meat wall going. Fortunately, nobles and knights are easy to come by, although you'd still want to get your hands on Darius and Garen if possible. Getting an early Vayne also gives you the Ranger bonus that Varus will find useful.
Mid game gives you a ton of good options, but picking enough champs for x4 Knight and x2 Ranger bonus is the most reliable way to go about it. It might be tempting to start building towards demon at this point, but you can afford to wait for Varus to shine later on.
Your main carry will be Varus with Yuumi and a Rabadon's Deathcap, but Sejuani will play a big role in keeping the rest of the team safe courtesy of her abilities. Kindred is a good secondary damage dealer because of that x2 Ranger, and a team-saving ability.
Early Game - Darius, Garen, Varus, Vayne
Midgame - Garen, Kindred, Mordekaiser, Poppy, Sejuani
Final Lineup - Aurelion Sol, Kindred, Leona, Mordekaiser, Morgana, Pantheon, Sejuani, Varus
3. Early Yuumi Sorcerers + Shapeshifter/Demon
The early Yuumi combo is a sorcerer-heavy lineup that is somehow capable of punching through dragon heavy combos that are popular today. If you get an early Yuumi, you should definitely consider going for this lineup.
Early game is possibly where this team is the weakest, but the approach is straightforward. Get all the sorcerers and shapeshifters you can and play whatever upgraded units you can find. If you're having trouble finding shapeshifters, demons can also be a good stand-in. Yuumi will be used to fill in that missing Sorcerer slot for the early class bonus.
For midgame, you should have an x3 Sorcerer and Shapeshifter bonus. This will also give you an early x2 Dragon bonus courtesy of Aurelion Sol and Shyvana. If you went for the demon route earlier, go for Varus (with Yuumi), Morgana, and Aatrox instead.
This team's star players are Aurelion Sol on damage (and off-tank) and Gnar as your main tank. As a team, your 5 sorcerers will be more than enough to one-shot most units. Also, your Dragon+Shapeshifter frontline units will be able to shrug off enemy fire whether it's in the form of spells or basic attacks.
Early Game - Ahri, Darius, Garen, Nidalee
Mid Game - Ahri, Aurelion Sol, Gnar, Lulu, Nidalee, Shyvana
Final Lineup - Ahri, Aurelion Sol, Gnar, Lulu, Morgana, Nidalee, Shyvana, Swain, Veigar
4. Jinx + Meat Wall Combo
This team comp is something that most people consider as a counter-combo to one of the most popular picks in the game right now - Assassins. This comp relies on having one or two Ionic Sparks to kill off Assassins and keep your backline safe. There are two conditions where you can easily transition into this combo: if you get a lot of early brawlers and if you get an Ionic Spark early on.
Early-game requires you to set up a Lucian and two or three brawlers ASAP. All this time you should already be working towards getting your first Ionic Spark. Fortunately, champs like Warwick and Blitzcrank do so well early game so you should be safe.
Mid-game is when the enemy tends to hit their first power spikes. Fortunately, you should have no trouble getting a 4x Brawler comp with x2 Gunslinger bonus. Lucian's still there, but you'll have to start prioritizing Jinx for some serious late game DPS and a frontline bristling with some of the more damaging melee champs in the game.
While Jinx is the main carry of this combo, you need a proper champ to carry those Ionic Sparks. Blitzcrank is perfect for this role, plus he can also bring targets closer to your brawler-heavy composition.
Early Game - Blitzcrank, Lucian, Rek'Sai, Warwick
Mid Game - Blitzcrank, Jinx, Lucian, Rek'Sai, Vi, Warwick
Final Lineup - Blitzcrank, Cho'Gath, Jinx, Lucian, Rek'Sai, Vi, Volibear, Warwick
5. Assassin + Void
One of the most popular "Exodia" combos right now, this is the reason why the previous combo exists. Insane damage courtesy of Assassin and Void bonuses combined with the CC protection from Quicksilver Sash allow this combo to deal true damage to all but the most protected targets. This is a great combo if you see yourself picking a good mix of brawlers and a couple of 2-star voids early on.
Early game involves getting the x2 brawler and x2 void buffs. This can be done with a Blitzcrank, Kha'Zix, and Rek'Sai, so you can pick whatever you can get your hands on to fill in the fourth slot.
Mid game is when you start shifting towards your assassin-oriented strategy. Getting the Akali gives you the x2 Assassin bonus. However, you need a dependable DPS at this point in the form of Jinx. At this point, you should prioritize itemization for Jinx instead of Akali or Kha'Zix.
This team comp starts earning its "Exodia" status when it picks up Kai'Sa. Transfer all of Jinx's items to your new assassin and watch how she wrecks the entire team. Quicksilver sash will keep any CC from shutting her down, guaranteeing her ultimate. With her ult up, she's pretty much unstoppable at that point.
Early Game - Blitzcrank, Kha'Zix, Rengar, Pyke
Mid Game - Akali, Blitzcrank, Kha'Zix, Rengar, Pyke, Jinx
Final Lineup - Akali, Blitzcrank, Cho'Gath, Jinx, Kai'Sa, Kha'Zix, Rengar, Pyke, Vi
Older Top 5 Combos - that are still Relevant
- Sorcerers + Dragons
- Ninjas + Assassins
- Rangers + Guardians + Brawlers
- Wilds + Shapeshifters(Dragons + Sorcerers)
- Glacials + Elementalists + Guardians
1. SORCERERS + DRAGONS
If you are able to survive the early game, you will definitely have an insane chance to go all the way and grab that #1 spot. From my experience, try going for Kassadin, Nidalee, Ahri or Lulu in the early game. With this, you can get that Wild buff which should help you out.
Towards the mid-game, you want to aim for at least one dragon, either Aurelion Sol or Shyvana. If you are able to grab Aurelion Sol, try building BF sword + Tear. This will enable Aurelion Sol to constantly spam his ability which will result in tons of damage.
On the other hand, if you cannot grab Aurelion Sol, you want to pump your frontline with items. So if you have Shyvana, give her some HP or armor. Take note that you do not want to give her any magic resistance because we are aiming for that Dragon buff.
Ideally, you are looking for 6 Sorcerers in the form of Kassadin, Aurelion Sol, Ahri, Veigar, Morgana and in the super late game, Karthus. Meanwhile, you can also grab Lulu as she is also a Sorcerer who will protect your damage dealers.
In the super late game with Aurelion Sol and Shyvana being immune to magic damage, you are set for success. The only team comp that can hurt you is based on Assassins, but if Shyvana can transform fast enough, they will be stomped as well. All in all, sit back and enjoy Aurelion Sol spamming his ability and winning you the game. Hopefully, you will enjoy this best TFT champion combos as much as I did.
2. NINJAS + ASSASSINS
This is definitely the most commonly used TFT combo. Truth be told, it is also definitely the best one as it will allow you to crush your enemies without any effort. Let’s start with the basics. You definitely want to get 4 Ninjas as this will increase your chances of winning.
As for Assassins, you want to get 6 of those. Honestly, this should not be such a big problem since most of the assassins will only cost you from 1-3 gold, which basically means that they are not rare. The main reason why this is probably the best TFT combo is because of the consistency. You will land all of the heroes you need in most cases.
Shall we go over the early game? There are three heroes that you want to be looking for. Kha’Zix, Zed and Pyke. From my experience, you should be looking to buff either Zed or Pyke as these guys can do a lot of damage.
Now that you handled the early game, you want to look for Evelynn, Rengar, and Katarina. If you are able to assemble all of the mentioned heroes, you will get 300% crit bonus damage, which will set you up for success.
In the later stages of the game, you want to be searching for Ninjas. The most commons ones are Shen, Kennen, and Akali. All in all, this is probably teamfight tactics best champion combo.
2. RANGERS + GUARDIANS + BRAWLERS
To be honest, this is my personal favorite and in my opinion, one of the teamfight tactics best combos where you land insane amount of damage while your frontliners and supports are providing more than enough protection.
So what is this combo based on? First and foremost, in the early game, you want to get a decent ranged hero and pump all of your items into it. This will make him do tons of damage. Take note that this TFT combo is mostly based on items, and if your primarily damage dealer does not have any, you are done.
From my experience, I had the most success in the early game where I battered anyone. However, mid game is where this line-up drops off and if you are not able to get through frontliners fast, you will probably lose.
Around the mid game, you already want to form at least two Rangers in the form of Ashe, Vayne or Varus. Take note that both Varus and Vayne are much cheaper so they should be your ideal options while Ashe and Kindred would ideally fit you in the late game.
As for the frontliners. You want to get both Leona and Braum as they will greatly increase your armor and they can tank quite a lot of damage.
Lastly, you also want to get more frontliners and tanks in the form of Brawlers. Ideally, you can snatch Cho’Gath, but this might be tricky, so Volibear should do the trick alongside Rek’Sai.
The amount of damage this combo can produce is insane and there is a reason why this is one of the best TFT champion combos out there.
3. WILDS + SHAPESHIFTERS(DRAGONS + SORCERERS)
In my opinion, this is the teamfight tactics best combo for the late game, as there is simply not much anyone can do it order to kill your frontlines as they will be immune to magic damage and they will hit hard.
Do take note that I will focus my efforts mostly on Wild and Shapeshifter while Dragon and Sorcerer will only be listed as a bonus.
In the early game, you are targeting heroes like Warwick, Nidalee, Ahri or Elise. Nidalee and Warwick should get you through the early game as you will already have Wild bonus for these two heroes.
These two heroes can serve you as frontliners while you get Shapeshifter heroes in the likes of Shyvana and Elise. Now that you can combine the two I mention with Nidalee, you can get that Shapeshifter bonus which will allow them to regen back to 100% HP once they transform.
Given the fact that Elise is only Shapeshifter, you ideally want to hunt for Gnar as he will definitely boost your stats with 4 Wilds on the board. Take note that Gnar isn't only a Wild but he is also Shapeshifter so you're not losing much by removing Elise.
As for the other buffs, you can look for Aurelion Sol as he is the second dragon along Shyvana which will enable your dragons to be immune to Magic Damage.
Last but not least, you can also look for a Sorcerer buff which should increase your magic damage so you can pair your Ahri and Aurelion Sol with Veigar or even Karthus.
You can probably see where I'm going with this combo. I believe that this is one of the best TFT combos on the market right now and you should definitely give it a try.
4. GLACIALS + ELEMENTALISTS + GUARDIANS
Last combo on this list is based around stuns and tanks. Take note that you will mostly be focused on acquiring 6 Glacial heroes and 3 Elementalists. You also need to realize that this combo is a long shot mainly because of two Elementalists in the form of Anivia and Brand, but we will discuss those further down below.
Let’s face it, with this team comp you will have an awful early game. You will have to rely on heroes that cost 1 gold just so you can survive the early game without taking too much damage.
Ideally, you want to save up a lot of gold so you can get Volibear, Ashe, Sejuani, and Anivia. So the best idea is to grab what you can in order to form certain buffs that will keep you alive. If you survive the early game, you want to look out for Ashe and Lissandra. However, most of your focus should be towards Lissandra as she belongs to both Glacial and Elementalists group.
Furthermore, you should also be on a lookout for both Kennen and Brand. These two heroes will allow you to summon an Elemental because of the Elementalists buff.
Lastly, Elementalists alongside a couple of Glacial heroes should get you through the mid-game. In the late game, you want to look for Anivia, Sejuani, and Braum. If you are interested, you can grab Leona as she will provide you with Guardian buff that should set you for success.
Teamfight Tactics had an incredible launch back in June 2019 and it remains one of the most popular auto battlers available today. While part of the game’s charm is how the randomness can define a session, players have figured out that some compositions tend to perform better than others.
TFT Tier List Websites for Checking the Best Team Compositions, Champs, and More
With Riot constantly updating the game, it’s not surprising that the meta can shift on a near-weekly basis. Keeping a single tier list as reference can leave you outdated the next time a patch goes live. This is why we’re going to help you by pointing you to the best TFT tier list websites!
What Makes a TFT Tier List Website Good?
There are dozens of tier lists sites that you can check out, but we think you should narrow down your options to only a handful of them. If you want team comps that actually work, you should go to tier list sites that tick the following requirements.
- Frequent Updates – Good tier list sites never skip a beat when it comes to making sure their content updated. The best ones even come up with a fresh tier list within the same patch cycle if a new team comp hits a surge in popularity and performance.
- Intuitive Presentation – Some tier lists are fine just having a bulleted list. Good tier list sites will have their lists presented in a way that is easy to comprehend, providing you with solid info.
- Comprehensive Content – Sure, anybody can make tier lists, but the good TFT tier list sites base their picks on actual facts. Compositions are placed based on a number of factors including win rates, popularity, synergy, ease of use, and other factors.
Sounds simple, right? Without further ado, let’s check out which TFT team comp tier list sites made it to our list!
- Tier lists are instantly available and updates are frequent.
- They have good tier lists for specific items and champions.
- In-depth articles about each new team composition, along with patch predictions.
- No team composition tier list
- Tier lists could use more info per item
If there’s one thing Proguides has that makes it so good, it’s the way the site presents its stuff. No overly-designed charts, no wordy text cluttering up your screen; you get what’s good at a glance. Their in-depth articles allow you to understand how specific champs, items, or team comps work, and it reflects on the in-site charts. The only thing that would make the site even better is if it had more info in the charts and a dedicated team composition tier list.
- Has a tier list for origins and classes when most options only have champs and team compositions.
- Neat sidebar allows you to switch from one tier list to another.
- Decent amount of detail for each item in the tier list without having to click or hover.
- Team comp list doesn’t provide as much info at first glance.
If we’re just talking about which site has most diverse has set of tier lists, Rankedboost would easily rank at number one. The site even has tier lists for origins and classes when most sites will just settle for champs, team comps, and items. We do hope they have more in-depth guides explaining their builds or at least estimates on win rates for certain setups.
- Great explanations for each item in the tier lists, even touching upon how to ideally play each option.
- Well, made cheat sheets and even a breakdown of patch changes.
- They get rid of outdated content to reduce site clutter
- Navigation is not as intuitive as in Rankedboost or Proguides
- Uses fan nicknames for certain options instead of more intuitive class+hero descriptions that can confuse newbies.
Mobalytics offers great insight on what makes champs or team compositions strong. Few Teamfight Tactics team composition sites will go so far as to tell you how to make the most out of a given setup! There’s nothing much that needs improvement except for a more convenient sidebar (like with Rankedboost) for easier access to the rest of their guides and tier lists.
- The site has the most streamlined tier list layout, with expandable options via a drop-down list to see more details.
- At first glance, you get to see items, priority champs, and their current tier ranking.
- It comes with a team and item builder to help you figure your ideal team.
- Barely any explanations for their list picks
TFTactics does an excellent job on putting all the info you need in one glance. Check out a team composition and you’ll know which champ to prioritize, which ones get their specific items, plus you get a drop down menu for positioning and possible champ alternatives. Sure, there’s no in-depth explanation for their picks but for someone who has a basic grasp of the game, TFTactics provides the best cheat sheets.
TFT Cheat Sheet For Patch 10.10
For those looking for a more comprehensive cheat sheet, here's a complete one for the latest patch cycle from Progameguides. Click the link to view a bigger image.
Best TFT Combos - Conclusion
That wraps up our discussion on the best TFT combos that you should consider trying out. Besides winning games through combos, learn this strategy to make sure you're on top.
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