Augment Guide for Patch 13.13b 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)

How to reroll augments:

  1. Identify your ‘best’ augment using tier list.
    • If you can fill condition listed in tier list, bump it up a tier. If you cannot, lower it a tier.
  2. Reroll your augments that are worse than the ‘best’ augment

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

Check the Legends Guide for info on how and when to use the Legend Augments and the Legends Tier List to know which is best for the current patch.

Silver Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
Blood MoneyA – YesLose streakSilver
Buried Treasures IA – YesDelayed winstreakSilver
Risky MovesA – YesVery risky but insane valueSilver
AFKB – SureClassicSilver
All Natural IB – SureUse for win streaking on low item countsSilver
Branching OutB – SureVery risky but could work outSilver
Bruiser HeartB – SureUse with 4+ unitsSilver
Challenger HeartB – SureUse with 4+ unitsSilver
Component BuffetB – SureSimilar to Pandora’s items but works a bit faster and doesn’t give an immediate componentSilver
ConsistencyB – SureFull lose streak and open fortSilver
Cybernetic Bulk IB – SureTake if no buildable itemSilver
InconsistencyB – SureIncredible value and is very consistent 🙂Silver
Latent ForgeB – SureLose streakSilver
Pumping Up IB – SureGood for attack speed compsSilver
Red BuffB – SureGood for win streakingSilver
Silver SpoonB – SurePretty decent, just + gold but relative value is highSilver
Social Distancing IB – SureGood for win streakingSilver
Spoils of War IB – SureTake if your board is already upgradedSilver
Transfusion IB – SureTake for mid gameSilver
Unified Resistance IB – SureDecent combat augment for SilverSilver
Army BuildingC – EhhUse for reroll comps and lose streakingSilver
Bronze TicketC – EhhUse for rerollingSilver
Cutting CornersC – EhhUse for fast 8Silver
Cybernetic Leech IC – EhhTake if no buildable itemSilver
Gunner HeartC – EhhUse with 4+ unitsSilver
Harmacist IC – EhhUseful if no healing itemsSilver
Healing Orbs IC – EhhUseful if no healing itemsSilver
Invoker HeartC – EhhUse with 3+ unitsSilver
Iron AssetsC – EhhTake if you have no buildable itemsSilver
Jeweled Lotus IC – EhhTake for mid gameSilver
Juggernaut HeartC – EhhTake if forcing juggernautsSilver
On a RollC – EhhTake if rerollingSilver
One Twos ThreeC – EhhSimilar to Three’s Company, but it can give you good upgrades tooSilver
Pandora’s BenchC – EhhTake if rerollingSilver
Pandora’s ItemsC – EhhFor perfect itemsSilver
Rogue HeartC – EhhTake if 5+ unitsSilver
Sorcerer HeartC – EhhUse with 4+ unitsSilver
Tiny TitansC – EhhGood for lose streakingSilver
Unburdened IC – EhhGood for vertical AD compsSilver
Bastion HeartF – NOUse with 4+ unitsSilver
Caretaker’s AllyF – NOUse for lose streakingSilver
Deadeye HeartF – NO5+ unitsSilver
Shadow Isles HeartF – NOTake if 5+ unitsSilver
Slayer HeartF – NOTake if 5+ unitsSilver
Young and Wild and FreeF – NOThey will probably remove this augmentSilver
Zaun HeartF – NOTake if it gets you Warwick 2*Silver
Balanced BudgetN/AN/ASilver
Battle ReadyN/AN/ASilver
Final Grab BagN/AN/ASilver
Gotta Go Fast!N/AN/ASilver
It Pays To LearnN/AN/ASilver
Item Grab Bag IN/AN/ASilver
Job’s DoneN/AN/ASilver
Knowledge Download IN/AN/ASilver
Lategame SpecialistN/AN/ASilver
Missed ConnectionsN/AN/ASilver
One, Two, Five!N/AN/ASilver
Partial AscensionN/AN/ASilver
Rolling For Days IN/AN/ASilver
Small ForgeN/AN/ASilver
Teaming Up IN/AN/ASilver
Tiny Grab BagN/AN/ASilver
Tiny Power IN/AN/ASilver
Training RewardN/AN/ASilver
Well-Earned Comforts IN/AN/ASilver

Gold Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
All That ShimmersS – AlwaysTake if you have multiple 2*sGold
Ravenous HunterS – AlwaysTake if you have components for good WW itemsGold
Sentinel’s SpiritS – AlwaysTake if 2+ unitsGold
Shurima’s LegacyS – AlwaysTake if 2+ unitsGold
Stable EvolutionS – AlwaysTake if 2+ unitsGold
A Cut AboveA – YesTake if you have multiple 2*sGold
Buried Treasures IIA – YesTake for delayed winstreakGold
Challenger CrestA – YesTake if 5+ unitsGold
Combat CasterA – YesTake if you have Bluebuff or Shojin alreadyGold
Defensive DashA – YesTake if 4+ unitsGold
IdealismA – YesTake if you already have HoJGold
Ionia CrestA – YesTake if 4+ unitsGold
Long Distance Pals IIA – YesTake if you run a 2 unit compGold
Noxus CrestA – YesTake if 3+ unitsGold
Tactical SuperiorityA – YesTake if using a 3 trait unit as your carryGold
Tons of Stats!A – YesGreat for winstreakingGold
Unstable Yordle DeliveryA – YesTake if 3+ unitsGold
Void CrestA – YesTake if 3+ unitsGold
All Natural IIB – SureTake if you aren’t using items on multiple unitsGold
Bruiser CrestB – SureTake if 5+ unitsGold
Caretaker’s FavorB – SureTake if you are lose streaking into power levelingGold
ContagionB – SureDecent for winstreaking but it’s more for laterGold
Cybernetic Bulk IIB – SureTake if spreading out items and nothing buildable or if it’s a 5 component gameGold
Double Trouble IIB – SureTake if forcing rerollGold
Endurance TrainingB – SureGreat for rerolls if you already have the unitsGold
Escort QuestB – SureGreat for winstreaking if you already have strong boardGold
Gifts from the FallenB – SureGood for comps with weak frontlinesGold
Glacial BreezeB – SureTake if 1+ unitsGold
Know Your EnemyB – SureGood for fast comps that can focus fireGold
Loving InvocationB – SureTake if 3+ unitsGold
Magic WandB – SureOnly take if you can complete all your componentsGold
Not TodayB – SureOnly take if you already have Edge of Night and have 2 holders for itGold
Overcharged ManafontB – SureTake if 3+ unitsGold
Parting GiftsB – SureOnly take if you can spread items outGold
Patient StudyB – SureGood for fast 8Gold
Petricite ShacklesB – SureTake if 3+ unitsGold
Portable ForgeB – SureClassic flex augmentGold
Salvage BinB – SureTake if your items are trash and can play flexGold
Shadow Isles CrestB – SureTake if 5+ unitsGold
Shimmering InventorsB – SureTake it 5+ unitsGold
Shurima CrestB – SureTake if 5+ unitsGold
Silver TicketB – SureTake if rerollingGold
Slayer CrestB – SureTake if 6+ unitsGold
Sleight of HandB – SureTake if you already have a Thief’s GlovesGold
Social Distancing IIB – SureTake if winstreakingGold
Sorcerer CrestB – SureTake if 5+ unitsGold
Stellacorn’s BlessingB – SureTake if it getse you Soraka 2*Gold
Titanic StrengthB – SureTake if 5+ unitsGold
Total DominationB – SureTake if 3+ unitsGold
Trade SectorB – SureTake for delayed winstreakGold
Transfusion IIB – SureWell rounded augmentGold
Two HealthyB – SureTake if you are fielidng 2 cost units for stage 2Gold
Unburdened IIB – SureGood if you are only stacking 1 or 2 unitsGold
Unified Resistance IIB – SureTake if you are trying to winstreakGold
You Have My BowB – SureTake if you can complete items with all your componentsGold
You Have My SwordB – SureOnly take if you can complete all your componentsGold
Ancient Archives IC – EhhMust tailor augment for it to be worth itGold
Bastion CrestC – EhhTake if 5+ unitsGold
Cybernetic Leech IIC – EhhTake if you can’t build good itemsGold
DedicationC – EhhTake if you know you are forcing a vertical compGold
Demacia CrestC – EhhTake if 5+ unitsGold
DemonflareC – EhhTake if you already have 1 Swain, but best if it gives you Swain 2*Gold
Dueling GunnersC – EhhTake if 3+ unitsGold
Early EducationC – EhhOnly take if your AP units are upgraded and you are keeping themGold
Freljord HeartC – EhhTake if 5+ unitsGold
Gargantuan ResolveC – EhhOnly take if you already have a Titan’s Resolve and a holder for itGold
Harmacist IIC – EhhTake if you want to winstreak and don’t have healingGold
Healing Orbs IIC – EhhGreat for winstreaking if you already have strong boardGold
HustlerC – EhhTake if you can winstreakGold
InfusionC – EhhOnly take if forcing AP comp and don’t have mana itemGold
Invoker CrestC – EhhTake if 6+ unitsGold
Jeweled Lotus IIC – EhhTake for mid gameGold
MartyrC – EhhGood for multiple tank compsGold
Medium-End ShoppingC – EhhTake for a fast 7 comp that likes 4 cost unitsGold
Metabolic AcceleratorC – EhhGood for lose streakingGold
Morning LightC – EhhTake if 3+ unitsGold
Pandora’s Items IIC – EhhGood for perfect items if you are forcingGold
Perfected RepetitionC – EhhTake if you have 3+ unitsGold
Piltover HeartC – EhhTake if you can get 3 Piltover right awayGold
Pumping Up IIC – EhhTake if you are forcing AS compGold
Rich Get RicherC – EhhTake if you have an econ startGold
RiftwalkC – EhhTake if it gives you Kassadin 2*Gold
Rogue CrestC – EhhTake if 6+ unitsGold
Scrappy InventionsC – EhhTake if you can’t build good itemsGold
Slayer’s ResolveC – EhhTake if 6+ unitsGold
Spoils of War IIC – EhhTake if you have upgraded boardGold
Stars are BornC – EhhTake if you are rerolling and already have a 2* of that unitGold
Strategist HeartC – EhhTake if you have 3+ unitsGold
Suppressing FireC – EhhTake if 5+ unitsGold
The BossC – EhhTake if it gives you 2* Sett and you have itemsGold
Three’s CompanyC – EhhTake if lose streaking or forcing 3 cost rerollGold
Vampiric BladesC – EhhTake if 5+ unitsGold
What Doesn’t Kill YouC – EhhTake if lose streakingGold
Winds of WarC – EhhTake if it gives you Galio 2*Gold
Adrenaline RushF – NOTake if 3+ unitsGold
Built Different IIF – NOTake if you have multiple 2*sGold
Chemtech EnhancementsF – NOTake if 3+ unitsGold
Deadeye CrestF – NOTake if 5+ unitsGold
Frequent FlierF – NOTake for reroll compsGold
Gunner CrestF – NOTake if 5+ unitsGold
Haunted ShellF – NOTake if 6+ unitsGold
Indomitable WillF – NOOnly take if your team can focus fireGold
Juggernaut CrestF – NOTake if it gives you 2* SettGold
Multicaster HeartF – NOTake if 3+ unitsGold
Return on InvestmentF – NOTake if you have high econ and want to stabalize on 3-2 or 3-5Gold
Scoped WeaponsF – NONot sure who actually uses this this set. Maybe Darius? Belveth can use but she’s 5 costGold
Targon HeartF – NOTake if 2+ unitsGold
Zaun CrestF – NOTake if 3+ unitsGold
Balanced Budget IIN/AN/AGold
Battle Ready IIN/AN/AGold
Big Grab BagN/AN/AGold
Capricious ForgeN/AN/AGold
Final Grab Bag IIN/AN/AGold
Gotta Go Fast! IIN/AN/AGold
It Pays to Learn IIN/AN/AGold
Item Grab Bag IIN/AN/AGold
Job Well DoneN/AN/AGold
Knowledge Download IIN/AN/AGold
Last StandN/AN/AGold
Library CardN/AN/AGold
Mana BurnN/AN/AGold
Medium ForgeN/AN/AGold
Money Money!N/AN/AGold
Rich Get Richer+N/AN/AGold
Rolling For Days IIN/AN/AGold
Salvage Bin+N/AN/AGold
Teaming Up IIN/AN/AGold
Three’s a CrowdN/AN/AGold
Tiny Power IIN/AN/AGold
Training Reward IIN/AN/AGold
Well-Earned Comforts IIN/AN/AGold

Prismatic Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
Noxus CrownS – AlwaysTake if you have 2+ unitsPrismatic
Shadow Isles CrownS – AlwaysTake if you have 2+ unitsPrismatic
Tiniest TitanS – AlwaysTake if lose streakingPrismatic
Void CrownS – AlwaysTake if you have 2+ unitsPrismatic
Bruiser CrownA – YesTake if you have 3+ unitsPrismatic
Challenger CrownA – YesTake if you have 3+ unitsPrismatic
Cruel PactA – YesGreat if you have a 2* alreadyPrismatic
Golden TicketA – YesGreat for rerolling. Prefer 2 cost, but all workPrismatic
Juggernaut CrownA – YesTake if 3+ unitsPrismatic
Phreaky FridayA – YesGood for early and mid gamePrismatic
Rogue CrownA – YesTake if you have 3+ unitsPrismatic
Roll The DiceA – YesTake for winstreakPrismatic
Sorcerer CrownA – YesTake if you have 3+ unitsPrismatic
Transfusion IIIA – YesWell rounded augmentPrismatic
Bastion CrownB – SureTake if 4+ unitsPrismatic
Buried Treasures IIIB – SureTake for delayed winstreakPrismatic
Deadeye CrownB – SureTake if 4+ unitsPrismatic
Double Trouble IIIB – SureTake if rerollingPrismatic
Gunner CrownB – SureTake if 4+ unitsPrismatic
Ionia CrownB – SureTake if 4+ unitsPrismatic
Level Up!B – SureGreat for fast 8Prismatic
Living ForgeB – SureTake if you don’t know if you can streakPrismatic
Multicaster SoulB – SureTake if you have perfect Vel’koz itemsPrismatic
Pandora’s BoxB – SureGood for perfect items, but it’s risky to pandora your Radiant itemPrismatic
Shopping SpreeB – SureGreat for fast 8Prismatic
Slayer CrownB – SureTake if 6+ unitsPrismatic
Social Distancing IIIB – SureTake for winstreakPrismatic
Wandering TrainerB – SureTake if you are a flex godPrismatic
Ancient Archives IIC – EhhMake sure to tailor tomesPrismatic
Binary AirdropC – EhhOnly take if you have a legend that gives you more items laterPrismatic
Birthday PresentC – EhhTake for fast 9 flexPrismatic
Caretaker’s ChosenC – EhhTake for fast 8Prismatic
Cursed CrownC – EhhTake if you have 2* unitsPrismatic
Cybernetic Leech IIIC – EhhTake if you have no buildable itemsPrismatic
Hedge FundC – EhhOpen fortPrismatic
Invoker CrownC – EhhTake if 4+ unitsPrismatic
Jeweled Lotus IIIC – EhhTake for mid gamePrismatic
Lucky GlovesC – EhhTake if you already have a Thief’s Gloves or a glove componentPrismatic
March of ProgressC – EhhOP right nowPrismatic
Piltover SoulC – EhhTake if you can get 3 Piltover right awayPrismatic
Pumping Up IIIC – EhhTake if you are forcing AS compPrismatic
Radiant RelicsC – EhhClassic item augment. Make sure you know which Radiant Items are OPPrismatic
Shurima CrownC – EhhTake if 4+ unitsPrismatic
Strategist SoulC – EhhTake if 4+ unitsPrismatic
Zaun CrownC – EhhTake if 3+ unitsPrismatic
Built Different IIIF – NOTake if you have at least one 2*Prismatic
Cybernetic Bulk IIIF – NOTake if you have no buildable itemsPrismatic
Demacia CrownF – NOTake if 5+ unitsPrismatic
Freljord SoulF – NOTake if 3+ unitsPrismatic
Harmacist IIIF – NOTake for winstreak but have no healingPrismatic
Spoils of War IIIF – NOTake if you already have an extremely strong boardPrismatic
Starter KitF – NOTake if you like fast 7 and rolling down to get the 4 cost to 2*Prismatic
Tactician’s ToolsF – NOTake if you have 2*s to winstreakPrismatic
Targon SoulF – NOTake if 3+ unitsPrismatic
Balanced Budget IIIN/AN/APrismatic
Battle Ready IIIN/AN/APrismatic
Blinding SpeedN/AN/APrismatic
Final AscensionN/AN/APrismatic
Final ReservesN/AN/APrismatic
Giant Grab BagN/AN/APrismatic
Gifts From AboveN/AN/APrismatic
Gotta Go Fast!!! IIIN/AN/APrismatic
Hedge Fund+N/AN/APrismatic
Hedge Fund++N/AN/APrismatic
Impenetrable BulwarkN/AN/APrismatic
Infernal ContractN/AN/APrismatic
It Pays to Learn IIIN/AN/APrismatic
Item Grab Bag IIIN/AN/APrismatic
Knowledge Download IIIN/AN/APrismatic
Large ForgeN/AN/APrismatic
Masterful JobN/AN/APrismatic
Money Money Money!N/AN/APrismatic
Overwhelming ForceN/AN/APrismatic
Phreaky Friday +N/AN/APrismatic
Rolling For Days IIIN/AN/APrismatic
Teaming Up IIIN/AN/APrismatic
The Golden EggN/AN/APrismatic
Think FastN/AN/APrismatic
Tiny Power IIIN/AN/APrismatic
Training Reward IIIN/AN/APrismatic
Unleashed ArcanaN/AN/APrismatic
Urf’s Grab BagN/AN/APrismatic
Well-Earned Comforts IIIN/AN/APrismatic
Wellness TrustN/AN/APrismatic
What The ForgeN/AN/APrismatic