TFT Set 5 Tier List – Patch 11.9b Meta Snapshot

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UPDATE MAY 8: Seems like Vayne is really popular/strong right after I posted this, let’s see how this shapes up

There was a B Patch for 11.9 which nerfed a lot of the top comps. Of course with the start of every set, new things are being discovered everyday, so be sure to be on the lookout by bookmarking this page or subscribing to my YouTube for the latest news and comps.

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Best TFT Comps for Set 5 Patch 11.9b

S: Forgotten Draven, Nightbringer Aphelios,
A: Dawnbringer Karma, Redeemed Vel’Koz,
B: Coven, Vayne Reroll, Hellion Reroll, Assassin Leblanc, Draconic Zyra, Skirmishers, Draconic Ashe,
C: Nigthbringer Yasuo, Blender Nocturne, Abomination,

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TFT Comps Tier List Set 5

S Tier: Best TFT Comps – Highly Flexible or Very Strong

Forgotten Draven

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: High
Variance: Low

Requirements:

  • Draven Items (LW IE + 3rd)

Item Holder: Vayne or Kalista

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Counters

  • Backline access such as Nidalee or Assassins

Nightbringer Aphelios

Last Week’s Rank: S

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Low

Requirements:

  • Aphelios Items (note: do NOT build Infinity Edge on Aphelios. It doesn’t work either due to bug or intended coding)

Item Holder: Any 2* backline/ranged unit

How to Play:

Counters

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A Tier: Solid TFT Team Comps. Weaker, less flexible, requires more luck than S-Tier

Dawnbringer Karma

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: High
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • Blue Buff for Karma

Item Holder: Early game caster

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Counters

Redeemed Vel’Koz

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

Item Holder: Early spell casters

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Counters

  • CC on Velkoz such as Thresh or Diana (if Velkoz does not have QSS)

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B Tier: Playable, but not Preferred. These comps could be strong if uncontested.

Coven Renewer

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

Item Holder:

How to Play: Gameplay

Slow Roll at Level 5 for 3* Lissandra and Vladimir

Counters

  • Long range carries like Vel’Koz

Reroll Vayne

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Counters

Hellion Reroll

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

Item Holder: N/A

How to Play:

Counters

Assassin Leblanc

Last Week’s Rank: S

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

  • Dark Blue Buff Leblanc

Item Holder: Anyone

How to Play:

Roll on 7 for 3 star Leblanc, Kat, Noc. Kat and Noc are secondary carries depending on if you get AP or AD items.

Counters

Draconic Zyra

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

  • Early Draconics

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Counters

Skirmishers

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

  • Skirmisher start
  • Jax items are SUPER important

Item Holder: Attack damage early game unit like Vayne or Kalista

How to Play:

Counters

  • Volibear (breaks all shields)

Draconic Ashe

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Counters

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C Tier and Below: These are compositions that are weak, but if they are given to you, you might be forced to play them.

Nightbringer Yasuo

Last Week’s Rank: C

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Counters

Blender Nocturne

Last Week’s Rank: C

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

Item Holder: Any Attack Damage item user.  Kindred works really well.

How to Play:

Counters

Abomination

Last Week’s Rank: C

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

  • Early Abominations
  • Zz’Rot components early
  • Late game carry such as Kayle, Teemo, Heimerdinger, or Vel’Koz

Item Holder: Any early game 2* unit that does damage

How to Play:

Counters

  • Giant Slayer

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TFT Items

Carousel Item Priority (Start of Game)

High Priority >>>> Low Priority

TFT Item Quadrant

The closer to the Top Right, the better and more versatile the item is. Avoid items on Bottom Left if possible.

Strength (y-axis) is based on how effective an item is in the situations where it is most used.  Items that are strong at all stages of the game are listed higher.

Versatility (x-axis) is based on both the number of Compositions an item fits in and Champions an item is used on.  Versatility is also how often you could build an item.

Methodology

Even though I was Challenger in Set 1 and Grandmaster in Set 2, I know there are many players better than me.  This is why I scout the Top 10 players in all major regions and analyze what they play and how they play each TFT build to make this Tier List.  Tiers are determined by what I think will get you the highest average rank.  This means that while one composition might be super strong late game, it may be difficult to acquire, so it may not be S-Tier.  For example, it is difficult to win with certain compositions, but extremely easy to Top 4.  Rankings within a tier are very close together.  Always try to play with what makes sense for every game, and adapt to your lobbies with proper tech choices.

DifficultyItem Dependency, and Variance are listed.  Difficulty is how hard the composition is to play.  Difficulty does not factor into the strength or viability of the composition but serves as a factor for new players.  Item dependency is how important specific items are to the composition.  Variance is the approximate placement range of the composition.  For example, a consistent Top 4 composition has Low variance.  A composition that either places 1st or 8th has a High variance. If I mention that a composition is Forcible, it means that you can play this comp every game.

Knowing how to get better at TFT is much more important than knowing what compositions to play. Knowing how to play Teamfight Tactics will help you no matter what patch it is.

Tier placement assumes strong play.  Refer to Difficulty metric before attempting to play.


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