TFT Set 5.5 Tier List – Patch 11.15 Meta Snapshot

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Updated 7/23 SET 5.5 IS HERE!!

NEW Set 5.5 Tier List is here! 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.

Items and C tier not updated yet.

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Best TFT Comps for Set 5 Patch 11.15

S: Sentinels,
A: Aphelios, Assassins, Skirmishers,
B: Redeemed Vel’Koz, Dawnbringer Karma, Forgotten Draven, Nigthbringer Yasuo, Cavalier Cannoneer,
C: Kayle Knights, Abomination, Hellion, Vayne Reroll,

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Items

Methodology

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TFT Comps Tier List Set 5

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

Sentinels

Last Week’s Rank: N/A

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Core: Lucian, Senna, Akshan, Galio, Rakan, 6th Sentinel. Add either 4 Cannoneer, Mystics, or Ironclad

Can also do 3 Sentinel and run more complementary synergies or 4 Cannoneer

Counters

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

Aphelios

Last Week’s Rank: N/A

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Low

Requirements:

  • Aphelios Items (Deathblade, BT, Rageblade, Shojin, IE, LW)

Item Holder: Any 2* backline/ranged unit

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Core is Aphelios, Akshan, Gwen, Rell, Sejuani. Add a combination of the following: 4 Nightbringer, Mystics, Ironclad, Revenant, lots of different options.

Counters

Assassins (4 or 6)

Last Week’s Rank: N/A

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: High
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • Nocturnes

Item Holder: Anyone

How to Play:

Slow Roll at 7 for Nocturne 3.

Can go 6 Assassin if you get the Spatula item. Use Fiddle as second carry or Viego

One Trick: https://lolchess.gg/profile/kr/code%EB%B8%94%EB%9E%91

Counters

  • Positioning
  • Melee carries

Skirmishers Knights

Last Week’s Rank: N/A

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: High
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

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

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

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I’ve seen some 6 skirm builds, but this version has had the higher ranking players play it.

Counters

  • Volibear (breaks all shields)

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

Vel’Koz (6 Redeemed)

Last Week’s Rank: N/A

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • Velkoz Damage Item and Mana Item

Item Holder: Kalista or Varus or Ziggs (any caster)

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Can do 3 Redeemed build with more complementary synergies/legendaries

Counters

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

Dawnbringer Karma

Last Week’s Rank: N/A

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Low

Requirements:

  • Tear item for Karma and 2 damage items

Item Holder: Early game caster

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Dawnbringers can use a lot of different carries, but Karma is the best one. You can alternatively do Riven or Nidalee, but it won’t be as good, but this all depends on your items

Can go 4 Invoker Late Game with Teemo Carry

Counters

  • Late game you swap items from Karma to Teemo

Forgotten Draven

Last Week’s Rank: N/A

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Low

Requirements:

  • Draven Items

Item Holder: Vayne or Kalista

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

You can play 6 Forgotten or 4 Forgotten with 4 Knights

Counters

Nightbringer Yasuo

Last Week’s Rank: N/A

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: High
Variance: High

Requirements:

  • Lots of Yasuos

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Slow roll at 7

Counters

Cavalier Cannoneer

Last Week’s Rank: N/A

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Low

Requirements:

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Slow Roll at 6 for all the 2 cost 3 stars

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.

Kayle Knights – Will Update Next Week

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: High

Requirements:

  • Hitting Kayle (1* is good enough)

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Fast 8 and hit a Kayle

Counters

Abomination Zyra

Add 2 more units that are tanks

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: High
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • Early Draconics
  • Early Abominations
  • Items for Abomination (Runaan, IE, Hat is good, but other items work too)

Item Holder:

How to Play: Gameplay

Get early Draconic start for Zyra 3* then go into the build above + 2 more units. The two units can be any tank line such as Mystic, Ivern/Voli, etc.

Can use legendary late game. Can also play Draven with Legionnaire or Spellweavers with Vel’Koz. Many other variations work

Counters

Hellion – Will Update Next Week

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: High

Requirements: Challenger Guide

  • Early Hellions and lots of HP
  • Hitting Teemo before you die…

Item Holder: Ziggs

How to Play:

Find a way to get to 8 safely or Fast 8. May need to roll on 6/7, but need to make sure you have a way to go 8.

Counters

  • Zephyr on Kennen
  • Backline access

Reroll Vayne – Build is actually not bad, will update next week

Last Week’s Rank: C

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Counters

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TFT Items

Carousel Item Priority (Start of Game)

High Priority >>>> Low Priority

TFT Item Quadrant – Will Update Next Week

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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