Augment Guide for Patch 13.9 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 HeartATake with 4+ Infiniteam UnitsSilver
Exiles IAGood for winstreaking and flexingSilver
Band of Thieves IAGood for winstreaking and flexingSilver
Duelist HeartAOnly if Locket or 4 Duelist on 2-1Silver
Anima Squad HeartBOnly with 4+ copies of Anima UnitsSilver
Second Wind IBGood with comps with strong tanks that can live for it to triggerSilver
Item Grab Bag IBGood for winstreaking and flexingSilver
Makeshift Armor IBOnly take with all offensive itemsSilver
Preparation IBFlex and hold your benchSilver
Future Sight IBSilver
Cybernetic Uplink IBSilver
Spellslinger HeartBOnly take with at least 4 copies of SpellslingersSilver
Thrill of the Hunt IBOnly if you have 2*s that do damageSilver
Luden’s Echo IBOnly with Blue BuffSilver
Sureshot HeartBOnly if at least 1 LW component, but pref LWSilver
Mascot HeartBIf you have early Vex with at least 1 tear or 4 Mascot 2-1, then sureSilver
Tiny TitansBBest with econ openerSilver
Electrocharge IBOnly take with 2* tank. Even better with Shiv/IonicSilver
Celestial Blessing IBTreat this like a late game augmentSilver
AFKBOnly with econ opener or 0 upgradesSilver
ConsistencyBOnly with econ opener or 0 upgradesSilver
Pandora’s ItemsBSilver
Cybernetic Shell IBSilver
Ox Force HeartBOnly take if you can force Ox Force comp (2 bows or good AP opener)Silver
Renegade HeartBSilver
Featherweights IBCan winstreak or 1/2 cost rerollSilver
Defender HeartCIf 3+ AD opponents or 2* Defender (Very good now due to AD Meta)Silver
Tri Force ICOnly if using 3 costs on 2-1 or forcing Kai’SaSilver
Star Guardian HeartCOnly take with at least 4 copies of Star Guardians or NilahSilver
Knife’s Edge ICOkay for streakingSilver
Pandora’s BenchCSilver
Brawler HeartCIf you have 2* brawler and an item for them or if you have 2 Bows for JaxSilver
Battlemage ICSilver
A.D.M.I.N. HeartCMaybe if you can get to 4 Admin on 2-1, but i rather passSilver
First Aid Kit ICProbably not, only with like 2 Sonas with Blue Buff or somethingSilver
Cybernetic Implants ICSilver
Heart HeartCSilver
Hacker HeartFOnly if you are forcing Hacker with good componentsSilver
Gadgeteen HeartN/AN/ASilver
Stand United IN/AN/ASilver
Big Friend IN/AN/ASilver
Lategame SpecialistN/AN/ASilver

Gold Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
Star Guardian CrestAHave some way to play AP champs such as MF to hold EmblemGold
Prankster CrestAAlwaysGold
Mascot CrestAAlways if 1 copy of Vex or 4 Mascot or 2* MascotGold
Portable ForgeAAlways. Get Zhonya>Blitz Hook>Manazane=Randuins>Collector>RestGold
InfiniTeam CrestAAlways if 5+ Infiniteam unitsGold
Ox Force CrestAAlways if 1+ Ox Force unit and you have TF items.Pref Annie 2 from the orbGold
Salvage BinAYes. Remember to slam all your itemsGold
Exiles IIAAlwaysGold
Anima Squad CrestBAlways if 4+ Anima unitsGold
Preparation IIBAlways. Flex and hold your benchGold
Scoped Weapons IBSure if forcing brawlersGold
Cybernetic Uplink IIBYesGold
Second Wind IIBYesGold
Ancient Archives IBSureGold
Spellslinger CrestBSure if spellslinger items or 3+ unitsGold
Phony FrontlineBYes if winstreakingGold
Cluttered MindBSureGold
Jeweled LotusBYesGold
Built Different IIBSure if at least one 2*Gold
Metabolic AcceleratorBYes. Best if no upgrades or econ openerGold
Three’s CompanyBSureGold
Underground HeartBEhhGold
HustlerBSure if you have at least one upgradeGold
Sunfire BoardBSureGold
Makeshift Armor IIBEhh only with only offensive itemsGold
Battlemage IIBEhhGold
Clear MindBSureGold
Riftwalker CrestBI guess we are forcing RiftwalkerGold
Trade SectorBSure, play for delayed winstreakGold
True TwosBOnly if you have good items but no upgraded unitsGold
Calculated LossBSure if econ opener or no upgradesGold
Sureshot CrestBOnly if you have a Last Whisper componentGold
Celestial Blessing IIBEhhGold
Duelist CrestBOnly with 4 duelist and locketGold
Brawler CrestBSure if 4+ units or 2* brawlerGold
Featherweights IIBYes if reroll or winstreakGold
Cybernetic Implants IICSure if no buildable items and have LW componentGold
Tri Force IICSure if you can play a 3 cost unit on 2-1 or force 3 cost rerollGold
Knife’s Edge IICSureGold
Rich Get RicherCOnly with Econ openerGold
Thrill of the Hunt IICOnly if you have 2*sGold
Defender CrestCSure if 3+ AD opponentsGold
Combat TrainingCOnly with forcing Draven or Gnar with a copy of them alreadyGold
Luden’s Echo IICOnly with blue buff but even then probably notGold
Electrocharge IICEhh only with 2* tanks and/or ionic/shivGold
First Aid Kit IICNOGold
Cybernetic Shell IICSure if no buildable itemsGold
Heart CrestCNOGold
Axiom Arc IICEhhGold
Aegis CrestCNOGold
A.D.M.I.N. CrestCNOGold
Renegade CrestCNOGold
Supers HeartFGold
Double Trouble IIFNOGold
Quickdraw HeartFNOGold
Hacker CrestFOnly with Gnar opener with 3 hacker on 2-1Gold
Mecha: PRIME CrestFNOGold
Gadgeteen CrestN/AN/AGold
LaserCorps HeartN/AN/AGold
Component Grab BagN/AN/AGold
Stand United IIN/AN/AGold
Rich Get Richer+N/AN/AGold
Trade Sector+N/AN/AGold
Big Friend IIN/AN/AGold
Last StandN/AN/AGold
Ace CrestN/AN/AGold
Threat Level: MaximumN/AN/AGold
Salvage Bin+N/AN/AGold

Prismatic Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
Prankster CrownSYesPrismatic
Built Different IIIAYes if LW component and at least 1 2*Prismatic
Mascot CrownAEhh sure if you have vex and vex items OR vex items + it gives you malph 2*Prismatic
InfiniTeam CrownAAlwaysPrismatic
Ancient Archives IIAYes. Remember to tailor traitsPrismatic
Duelist CrownASurePrismatic
Electrocharge IIIAYes if 2* tank and pref shiv/sparkPrismatic
Cruel PactAYesPrismatic
Spellslinger CrownAEhh only with 4+ spellslinger units or 1 tear to make Blue Buff SonaPrismatic
Star Guardian CrownBYes if 4+ unitsPrismatic
Ace in the HoleBEhhPrismatic
Anima Squad CrownBTake if you have 6+ Anima unitsPrismatic
Radiant RelicsBYes Zeke’s, Locket, Gloves, Shiv, Blue Buff, Archangel, Chalice, Spark, Zzrot but tailor your items to your teamPrismatic
Woodland CharmBSure if you have a 2*Prismatic
Living ForgeBSurePrismatic
Underground SoulBSurePrismatic
Golden TicketBAlways. Aim for 2 cost reroll, but 3 or 1 is finePrismatic
March of ProgressBSurePrismatic
Cursed CrownBSurePrismatic
WindfallBSure if no upgradesPrismatic
Ox Force CrownBYes but pref 1 bow or tearPrismatic
Preparation IIIBAlwaysPrismatic
Heart CrownBSure if tearPrismatic
Level Up!BEhhPrismatic
Brawler CrownBSurePrismatic
Lucky GlovesBEhh if you have a glove to make 2nd thieves, surePrismatic
Binary AirdropBPrismatic
Luden’s Echo IIIBOnly with Blue BuffPrismatic
Future Sight IICNOPrismatic
Defender CrownCSure if 3+ AD opponentsPrismatic
Birthday PresentCEhhPrismatic
Hacker CrownCAlwaysPrismatic
Urf’s Grab Bag IICEhh take if your items are bad and want to make items b/c you have 2*sPrismatic
Featherweights IIICSurePrismatic
Item Grab Bag IICEhh only if you have 2*sPrismatic
New RecruitCNOPrismatic
Cybernetic Uplink IIICEhhPrismatic
Band of Thieves IICEhhPrismatic
Sureshot CrownCNO unless you have LW and Sivir 2Prismatic
Aegis CrownCNO but I guess if it’s a 1/100 game and you can get Ali 2* from itPrismatic
Riftwalker CrownCNOPrismatic
Knife’s Edge IIICEhhPrismatic
Wise SpendingCNOPrismatic
Celestial Blessing IIICNOPrismatic
A.D.M.I.N. CrownCNO unless you have camille 2 + good admin for streakingPrismatic
Battlemage IIICNOPrismatic
Renegade CrownCNOPrismatic
Cybernetic Implants IIICNOPrismatic
Cybernetic Shell IIICNOPrismatic
Tri Force IIIFEhhPrismatic
Quickdraw SoulFEhh sure if you have lucian 2Prismatic
Double Trouble IIIFEhhPrismatic
Supers SoulFNOPrismatic
Mecha: PRIME CrownFNOPrismatic
LaserCorps SoulN/AN/APrismatic
Gadgeteen CrownN/AN/APrismatic
Stand United IIIN/AN/APrismatic
High End ShoppingN/AN/APrismatic
The Golden EggN/AN/APrismatic
Verdant VeilN/AN/APrismatic
Think FastN/AN/APrismatic

1 Cost Hero Augments

For the carry 1 cost augments, make sure you can at least get them to 2* with the orb, if not it’s best to take a support augment and flex

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
[Ashe] Laser FocusAYes 2 copies of ashe1
[Lucian] Hyperbolic Time ChamberASure1
[Nasus] Soul EaterAYes if 2* Nasus and 3 Anima active1
[Pantheon] Chronic HallucinationsAYes1
[Lulu] Growth SpurtASure1
[Pantheon] The Best OffenseAAlways1
[Blitzcrank] Rocket GrabAAlways1
[Sylas] Petricite ChainsBEhh1
[Blitzcrank] Dynamic DefensesBAlways1
[Kayle] Righteous RangeBEhh1
[Sylas] KingslayerBEhh1
[Lux] Lucent BarrierCEhh1
[Poppy] Bigger, Better BucklerCEhh1
[Poppy] Steadfast PresenceCSure1
[Lucian] Enchanted AmmunitionCAlways1
[Wukong] Re-EnergizeCNO1
[Kayle] Divine AscentCEhh if 3 copies of kayle1
[Nasus] Stacks on StacksCNO1
[Gangplank] Get PaidCNO1
[Ashe] Corps FocusCNO1
[Renekton] Cull the MeekCNO1
[Lulu] Foster GrowthCNO1
[Renekton] Reign of AngerCNO unless 5 renektons1
[Gangplank] Flaming RicochetCNO1
[Lux] Illuminating SingularityCNO1
[Wukong] CycloneCNO1

2 Cost Hero Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
[Yasuo] Winds of the WandererAAlways2
[Sivir] Time and a HalfAYes2
[Annie] Burning SpiritAYes2
[Sivir] Mana TemperingAYes2
[Pyke] Small Game HunterAYes2
[Rell] Hold the LineBYes2
[Rell] Channeled FerromancyBYes2
[Jinx] Get Excited!BYes2
[Jinx] Everyone Goes BOOM!BYes2
[Yasuo] Spirit of the ExileBYes2
[Vi] Boxing LessonsBI guess2
[Malphite] Guardian SpiritB2
[Fiora] Vitality of the OxB2
[Camille] Hextech RetributionBAlways2
[Pyke] Your CutB2
[Ezreal] Raider’s SpoilsCSure2
[Fiora] Grand ChallengeCEhh2
[Vi] Unrelenting ForceCI guess2
[Draven] Ruthless BladesCNO2
[Annie] PyromaniaCEhh2
[Lee Sin] InvigorateCNO2
[Ezreal] Rising Spell ForceCNO2
[Malphite] Rock SolidCNO2
[Draven] League of DravenCI guess2
[Camille] Adaptive DefensivesCMaybe2
[Lee Sin] Cleansing SafeguardFNO2

3 Cost Hero Augments

NAMETier2-1 NotesType
[Rammus] Spiked ShellSGIGA3
[Morgana] Fear is FreedomSGIGA3
[Sona] Power GridASure blue buff or shojin3
[Shen] Time KnifeAGIGA if shen items are good3
[Alistar] The BehemothAAlways3
[Vayne] Into The NightASure3
[Riven] Triumphant ReturnASure3
[Riven] ReverberationASure3
[Kai’Sa] Multi-ShotBSure3
[Rammus] Armored-dilloBEhh3
[Vayne] Spread ShotBYes if you have at least 1 sword3
[LeBlanc] Mirror ImageBSure3
[Jax] Grandmaster’s TrainingBSure3
[Vex] Endless DarknessBSure3
[Gnar] Temper TantrumBYes3
[Shen] Recursion MatrixBSure3
[Sona] UndercurrentBAlways if you have 2* damage dealers3
[Nilah] GiftedBNO3
[Vex] Joy SiphonBNO3
[Jax] Relentless AssaultBNO3
[Kai’Sa] Reconnaissance TeamCNO3
[Morgana] Gas Giant SlayerCNO3
[LeBlanc] Aim AssistCNO3
[Gnar] Synchronous PlatingCNO3
[Nilah] Jubilant VeilFNO3
[Alistar] StubbornFNO3