Augment Guide for Patch 13.10 Early Game (Stage 2-1)

This is an Augment Guide for the early game. The early game is the most important part of TFT because it sets up your entire game. This does not judge the strength of augments in later stages, only when taken as the first augment choice at Stage 2-1.

General tip: Augments are usually trait related, economy related, or combat related.

You generally take

  • Giga broken augments almost all the time (Denoted by S tier)
  • Economy augments with big gold starts or if you have no upgrades and try to Lose Streak
  • Combat augments if you have upgrades to Win Streak
  • Trait augments if you have a lot of units for that trait (specified in the sheet below)

Reroll your augment if all your choices are marked as “C” or “F”. Hero Augments generally call for more rerolls especially if it is all the same tier such as “1,1,1” or “2,2,2” because there are fewer choices.

Keep in mind some of these rankings are subjective because this is for how I approach augments. Other playstyles may vary, though I’ll try to mark down which ones other people may like.

S: Giga broken augments
A: Almost always take
B: Situational, see notes
C: Take in a worst case scenario or reroll
F: Never take

Silver Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
InfiniTeam HeartS – AlwaysTake with 4+ Infiniteam UnitsSilver
Band of Thieves IA – YesGood for winstreaking and flexingSilver
Exiles IA – YesGood for winstreaking and flexingSilver
Mascot HeartA – YesIf you have early Vex with at least 1 tear or 4 Mascot 2-1, then sureSilver
Sureshot HeartA – YesOnly if at least 1 LW component, but pref LWSilver
AFKB – SureOnly with econ opener or 0 upgradesSilver
Anima Squad HeartB – SureOnly with 4+ copies of Anima UnitsSilver
Celestial Blessing IB – SureTreat this like a late game augmentSilver
ConsistencyB – SureOnly with econ opener or 0 upgradesSilver
Cybernetic Uplink IB – SureSilver
Duelist HeartB – SureOnly if Locket or 4 Duelist on 2-1Silver
Electrocharge IB – SureOnly take with 2* tank. Even better with Shiv/IonicSilver
Future Sight IB – SureSilver
Item Grab Bag IB – SureGood for winstreaking and flexingSilver
Makeshift Armor IB – SureOnly take with all offensive itemsSilver
Ox Force HeartB – SureOnly take if you can force Ox Force comp (2 bows or good AP opener)Silver
Pandora’s ItemsB – SureSilver
Preparation IB – SureFlex and hold your benchSilver
Renegade HeartB – SureSilver
Second Wind IB – SureGood with comps with strong tanks that can live for it to triggerSilver
Spellslinger HeartB – SureOnly take with at least 4 copies of SpellslingersSilver
Thrill of the Hunt IB – SureOnly if you have 2*s that do damageSilver
Tiny TitansB – SureBest with econ openerSilver
A.D.M.I.N. HeartC – EhhMaybe if you can get to 4 Admin on 2-1, but i rather passSilver
Battlemage IC – EhhSilver
Brawler HeartC – EhhIf you have 2* brawler and an item for them or if you have 2 Bows for JaxSilver
Cybernetic Implants IC – EhhSilver
Cybernetic Shell IC – EhhSilver
Defender HeartC – EhhIf 3+ AD opponents or 2* Defender (Very good now due to AD Meta)Silver
Featherweights IC – EhhCan winstreak or 1/2 cost rerollSilver
First Aid Kit IC – EhhProbably not, only with like 2 Sonas with Blue Buff or somethingSilver
Knife’s Edge IC – EhhOkay for streakingSilver
Luden’s Echo IC – EhhOnly with Blue BuffSilver
Pandora’s BenchC – EhhSilver
Star Guardian HeartC – EhhOnly take with at least 4 copies of Star Guardians or NilahSilver
Tri Force IC – EhhOnly if using 3 costs on 2-1 or forcing Kai’SaSilver
Hacker HeartF – NOOnly if you are forcing Hacker with good componentsSilver
Heart HeartF – NOSilver
Big Friend IN/AN/ASilver
Gadgeteen HeartN/AN/ASilver
Lategame SpecialistN/AN/ASilver
Stand United IN/AN/ASilver

Gold Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
InfiniTeam CrestS – AlwaysIf 5+ Infiniteam unitsGold
Anima Squad CrestA – YesIf 4+ Anima unitsGold
Built Different IIA – YesIf at least one 2*Gold
Exiles IIA – YesAlways if S or A tierGold
HustlerA – YesIf you have at least one 2*Gold
Mascot CrestA – YesIf you have Vex or 4 Mascot or 2* MascotGold
Ox Force CrestA – YesIf you have 1+ Ox Force unit and you have TF items.Pref Annie 2 from the orbGold
Portable ForgeA – YesAlways if S or A tier. Get Zhonya>Blitz Hook>Manazane=Randuins>Collector>RestGold
Prankster CrestA – YesGold
Salvage BinA – YesGood for early game and if you are good at flexing comps. Remember to slam all your itemsGold
Star Guardian CrestA – YesHave some way to play AP champs such as MF to hold EmblemGold
Ancient Archives IB – SureGold
Battlemage IIB – SureGold
Brawler CrestB – SureIf 4+ units or 2* brawlerGold
Calculated LossB – SureIf econ opener or no upgradesGold
Celestial Blessing IIB – SureGold
Clear MindB – SureGold
Cluttered MindB – SureGold
Cybernetic Uplink IIB – SureGold
Duelist CrestB – SureOnly with 4 duelist and locketGold
Electrocharge IIB – SureOnly with 2* tanks and/or ionic/shivGold
Featherweights IIB – SureIf reroll or winstreakGold
First Aid Kit IIB – SureGold
Jeweled LotusB – SureGold
Knife’s Edge IIB – SureGold
Makeshift Armor IIB – SureOnly with only offensive itemsGold
Metabolic AcceleratorB – SureBest if no upgrades or econ openerGold
Phony FrontlineB – SureIf winstreakingGold
Preparation IIB – SureFlex and hold your benchGold
Renegade CrestB – SureGold
Rich Get RicherB – SureOnly with Econ openerGold
Riftwalker CrestB – SureOnly if forcing RiftwalkerGold
Scoped Weapons IB – SureIf you have a jax and forcing brawlersGold
Second Wind IIB – SureGold
Spellslinger CrestB – SureIf spellslinger items or 3+ unitsGold
Sunfire BoardB – SureGold
Sureshot CrestB – SureOnly if you have a Last Whisper componentGold
Three’s CompanyB – SureGold
Trade SectorB – SurePlay for delayed winstreakGold
True TwosB – SureOnly if you have good items but no upgraded unitsGold
Underground HeartB – SureGold
Aegis CrestC – EhhGold
AscensionC – EhhGold
Axiom Arc IIC – EhhGold
Combat TrainingC – EhhOnly with forcing Draven or Gnar with a copy of them alreadyGold
Cybernetic Implants IIC – EhhIf no buildable items and have LW componentGold
Cybernetic Shell IIC – EhhIf no buildable itemsGold
Defender CrestC – EhhIf 3+ AD opponentsGold
Double Trouble IIC – EhhGold
Heart CrestC – EhhGold
Luden’s Echo IIC – EhhOnly with blue buff but even then probably notGold
Thrill of the Hunt IIC – EhhOnly if you have 2*sGold
Tri Force IIC – EhhIf you can play a 3 cost unit on 2-1 or force 3 cost rerollGold
A.D.M.I.N. CrestF – NOGold
Hacker CrestF – NOOnly with Gnar opener with 3 hacker on 2-1Gold
Mecha: PRIME CrestF – NOGold
Quickdraw HeartF – NOGold
Supers HeartF – NOGold
Ace CrestN/AN/AGold
Big Friend IIN/AN/AGold
Component Grab BagN/AN/AGold
Gadgeteen CrestN/AN/AGold
LaserCorps HeartN/AN/AGold
Last StandN/AN/AGold
Rich Get Richer+N/AN/AGold
Salvage Bin+N/AN/AGold
Stand United IIN/AN/AGold
Threat Level: MaximumN/AN/AGold
Trade Sector+N/AN/AGold

Prismatic Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
Ace in the HoleS – AlwaysNOTE: RARE TO SHOW UPPrismatic
Prankster CrownS – AlwaysPrismatic
Built Different IIIA – YesIf LW component and at least 1 2*Prismatic
Cruel PactA – YesPrismatic
Cursed CrownA – YesPrismatic
Duelist CrownA – YesPrismatic
Electrocharge IIIA – YesIf 2* tank and pref shiv/sparkPrismatic
InfiniTeam CrownA – YesPrismatic
Mascot CrownA – YesIf you have vex and vex items OR vex items + it gives you malph 2*Prismatic
Woodland CharmA – YesIf you have a 2*Prismatic
Ancient Archives IIB – SureRemember to tailor traitsPrismatic
Anima Squad CrownB – SureIf you have 5+ Anima unitsPrismatic
Birthday PresentB – SurePrismatic
Featherweights IIIB – SurePrismatic
Future Sight IIB – SurePrismatic
Golden TicketB – SureAim for 2 cost reroll, but 3 or 1 is finePrismatic
Item Grab Bag IIB – SureOnly if you have 2*sPrismatic
Level Up!B – SurePrismatic
Living ForgeB – SurePrismatic
March of ProgressB – SurePrismatic
Ox Force CrownB – SurePref 1 bow or tearPrismatic
Preparation IIIB – SurePrismatic
Radiant RelicsB – SureZeke’s, Locket, Gloves, Shiv, Blue Buff, Archangel, Chalice, Spark, Zzrot but tailor your items to your teamPrismatic
Renegade CrownB – SurePrismatic
Riftwalker CrownB – SurePrismatic
Spellslinger CrownB – SureOnly with 3+ spellslinger units or 1 tear to make Blue Buff SonaPrismatic
Star Guardian CrownB – SureIf 4+ unitsPrismatic
Sureshot CrownB – SureOnly if you have LW component or it gives you Sivir 2Prismatic
Underground SoulB – SurePrismatic
WindfallB – SureIf no upgradesPrismatic
A.D.M.I.N. CrownC – EhhOnly if you have camille 2 + good admin for streakingPrismatic
Aegis CrownC – EhhOnly if it’s a 1/100 game and you can get Ali 2* from itPrismatic
Band of Thieves IIC – EhhPrismatic
Binary AirdropC – EhhPrismatic
Brawler CrownC – EhhPrismatic
Celestial Blessing IIIC – EhhPrismatic
Cybernetic Implants IIIC – EhhPrismatic
Cybernetic Uplink IIIC – EhhPrismatic
Defender CrownC – EhhIf 3+ AD opponentsPrismatic
Double Trouble IIIC – EhhPrismatic
Hacker CrownC – EhhPrismatic
Heart CrownC – EhhIf you have a tearPrismatic
Knife’s Edge IIIC – EhhPrismatic
Lucky GlovesC – EhhTake if you have a glove to make 2nd thieves laterPrismatic
Luden’s Echo IIIC – EhhOnly with Blue BuffPrismatic
New RecruitC – EhhPrismatic
Supers SoulC – EhhPrismatic
Urf’s Grab Bag IIC – EhhTake if your items are bad and want to make items b/c you have 2*sPrismatic
Wise SpendingC – EhhPrismatic
Battlemage IIIF – NOPrismatic
Cybernetic Shell IIIF – NOPrismatic
Mecha: PRIME CrownF – NOPrismatic
Quickdraw SoulF – NOIf you have lucian 2Prismatic
Tri Force IIIF – NOPrismatic
Gadgeteen CrownN/AN/APrismatic
High End ShoppingN/AN/APrismatic
LaserCorps SoulN/AN/APrismatic
Stand United IIIN/AN/APrismatic
The Golden EggN/AN/APrismatic
Think FastN/AN/APrismatic
Verdant VeilN/AN/APrismatic

1 Cost Hero Augments

Either take a support augment and flex OR reroll a carry augment using the guide below
For rerolling a carry unit, make sure you have:
S: 1 copy + good items or 2 copies of the champion
A: 2 copies + good items or 3 copies
B: 3 copies + good items or 4 copies
C: 4 copies + good items or 5 copies
D: 5 copies + good items or 6 copies

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
[Lucian] Hyperbolic Time ChamberS – Always1
[Ashe] Laser FocusA – Yes1
[Blitzcrank] Rocket GrabA – Yes1
[Lulu] Growth SpurtA – Yes1
[Nasus] Soul EaterA – Yes1
[Pantheon] Chronic HallucinationsA – Yes1
[Blitzcrank] Dynamic DefensesB – Sure1
[Lux] Lucent BarrierB – Sure1
[Pantheon] The Best OffenseB – Sure1
[Sylas] KingslayerB – Sure1
[Sylas] Petricite ChainsB – Sure1
[Ashe] Corps FocusC – Ehh1
[Gangplank] Flaming RicochetC – Ehh1
[Gangplank] Get PaidC – Ehh1
[Kayle] Divine AscentC – Ehh1
[Kayle] Righteous RangeC – Ehh1
[Lucian] Enchanted AmmunitionC – Ehh1
[Lulu] Foster GrowthC – Ehh1
[Nasus] Stacks on StacksC – Ehh1
[Poppy] Bigger, Better BucklerC – Ehh1
[Poppy] Steadfast PresenceC – Ehh1
[Renekton] Cull the MeekC – Ehh1
[Renekton] Reign of AngerC – Ehh1
[Wukong] CycloneC – Ehh1
[Wukong] Re-EnergizeC – Ehh1
[Lux] Illuminating SingularityF – NO1

2 Cost Hero Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
[Annie] Burning SpiritA – Yes2
[Jinx] Everyone Goes BOOM!A – Yes2
[Jinx] Get Excited!A – Yes2
[Pyke] Small Game HunterA – Yes2
[Sivir] Mana TemperingA – Yes2
[Sivir] Time and a HalfA – Yes2
[Yasuo] Winds of the WandererA – Yes2
[Annie] PyromaniaB – Sure2
[Camille] Adaptive DefensivesB – Sure2
[Camille] Hextech RetributionB – Sure2
[Draven] Ruthless BladesB – Sure2
[Malphite] Guardian SpiritB – Sure2
[Pyke] Your CutB – Sure2
[Rell] Channeled FerromancyB – Sure2
[Rell] Hold the LineB – Sure2
[Vi] Boxing LessonsB – Sure2
[Yasuo] Spirit of the ExileB – Sure2
[Draven] League of DravenC – Ehh2
[Ezreal] Raider’s SpoilsC – Ehh2
[Fiora] Grand ChallengeC – Ehh2
[Fiora] Vitality of the OxC – Ehh2
[Lee Sin] InvigorateC – Ehh2
[Malphite] Rock SolidC – Ehh2
[Vi] Unrelenting ForceC – Ehh2
[Ezreal] Rising Spell ForceF – NO2
[Lee Sin] Cleansing SafeguardF – NO2

3 Cost Hero Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
[Rammus] Armored-dilloS – Always3
[Gnar] Temper TantrumS – Always3
[LeBlanc] Mirror ImageS – Always3
[Morgana] Fear is FreedomS – Always3
[Rammus] Spiked ShellS – Always3
[Jax] Grandmaster’s TrainingA – Yes3
[Jax] Relentless AssaultA – Yes3
[Morgana] Gas Giant SlayerA – Yes3
[Alistar] The BehemothA – Yes3
[Riven] ReverberationA – Yes3
[Vayne] Spread ShotA – YesIf you have at least 1 sword3
[Kai’Sa] Multi-ShotB – Sure3
[LeBlanc] Aim AssistB – Sure3
[Nilah] GiftedB – Sure3
[Shen] Recursion MatrixB – Sure3
[Shen] Time KnifeB – SureIf shen items are good3
[Sona] Power GridB – SureIf blue buff or shojin3
[Sona] UndercurrentB – SureIf you have 2* damage dealers that synergize wtih Sona3
[Vex] Endless DarknessB – Sure3
[Riven] Triumphant ReturnC – Ehh3
[Vayne] Into The NightC – Ehh3
[Alistar] StubbornF – NO3
[Gnar] Synchronous PlatingF – NO3
[Kai’Sa] Reconnaissance TeamF – NO3
[Nilah] Jubilant VeilF – NO3
[Vex] Joy SiphonF – NO3