TFT Set 9 Tier List – Meta Snapshot

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Meta Snapshot Summary

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Here are some comps to try in Set 9

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Best TFT Comps for Set 9 PBE Patch

Noxus, Yordle, Demacia, Deadeye, Void, Gunner, Shurima, Challengers, Rogue, Kalista,

Note that Items don’t really matter that much, so don’t grief your game to get specific items unless I mention a specific item is required.

Try out different types of positioning and champions in these comps too! There is a ton of variation in TFT so be sure to check out the Core units and then flex the rest of your team!

FAQ

Noxus Reroll

TFT Set 9 Tier List - Meta Snapshot

Difficulty: Medium
Item/Augment Dependence: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • Early Noxus upgrades

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How to Play: Noxus is a bit more reliant on having a strong Noxus opener because of the importance of securing stacks. If you can get stacks early it snowballs your game into a spot where you winstreak, gain a lot of econ and have a lot of safety rolling for your 3* Darius and Katarina. What’s nice about this comp is that you can split your AP and AD items amongst your duo carry, and the only real dependence this comp has is to play off of a Noxus opener. When you hit your 3* units, look to put in useful 5 costs such as Aatrox and Ryze if his variant is good.

Items:

  • Katarina items: Giant Slayer, Hextech Gunblade, Rabadon’s Deathcap, Jeweled Gauntlet, Guardbreaker,
  • Darius items: Titan’s Resolve, Bloodthirster, Giant Slayer, Deathblade, Infinity Edge
  • Tank items on Sion

Core:

  • 6 Noxus

Augments:

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Yordle Reroll

TFT Set 9 Tier List - Meta Snapshot

Difficulty: Medium
Item/Augment Dependence: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

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How to Play: Since Yordles is a 1/2 cost reroll comp, it is almost always recommended to slowroll at level 5 above 50 gold for your 3* units. However, it is very dependent on how many 1 cost units you have. The highest priority 3* units are Poppy and Tristana, so if you get those to 3* early while not being close to 3 starring your other units, it’s best to push levels to find Heimerdinger.

Items:

  • Tristana items: Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Giant Slayer, Last Whisper, Infinity Edge, Deathblade, Guardbreaker
  • Teemo items: Blue Buff, AP items
  • Tank items on Poppy

Core:

  • 5 Yordle

Augments:

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Demacia

TFT Set 9 Tier List - Meta Snapshot

Difficulty: Low
Item/Augment Dependence: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

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How to Play: Much like Void, Demacia comp is easier to play with a Demacia opener. Otherwise, you might have to be a bit more creative with your early game to pivot into it later .Early game, you can use a 2* 1 cost AP champion like Cassiopeia or Malzahar to carry lux items. Midgame you can then use Sona to carry these items with 5 Demacia until you find Lux. Any Bruiser/AD items can just go on Jarvan IV. Lategame, look to add in useful 5 cost units like Heimerdinger, Aatrox, Ryze and Ahri. If you reach level 9, look to drop Kayle and Sona for 5 Demacia to add in some of these units.

Items:

  • Lux items: Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Giant Slayer, Hextech Gunblade, Rabadon’s Deathcap, Jeweled Gauntlet, Statikk Shiv, Archangel’s Staff, Guardbreaker, Morellonomicon
  • Jarvan items: Thief’s Gloves, Titan’s Resolve, Bloodthirster, Tank items
  • Tank items on Shen

Core:

  • 5/7 Demacia

Augments:

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Deadeye

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Difficulty: Medium
Item/Augment Dependence: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • AD items for Aphelios

Item Holder: Jhin, Tristana, Ashe

How to Play: Aphelios seems to be one of, if not, the most reliable AD flex comps right now. Since general flex play oftentimes results in a 2* 4 cost carry, Aphelios is very popular for those who pursue an AD line. Look for good early game AD item holders like Jhin, Tristana and Ashe and play flexibly around what frontline upgrades you have, whether it be Bruiser, Bastion, Demacia, etc.

Late game you can play the standard board shown above but sometimes you will find more useful upgrades than 4 Deadeye, or important 5 cost units, but the core of this comp is Aphelios, Sejuani, Shen and Urgot.

Items:

  • Aphelios items: Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Giant Slayer, Last Whisper, Infinity Edge, Deathblade, Guardbreaker
  • Urgot items: Thief’s Gloves, Titan’s Resolve, Bloodthirster, Tank items
  • Tank items on Sej and Shen

Core:

  • 2/4 Deadeye

Augments:

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Void Kai’Sa

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Difficulty: Low
Item/Augment Dependence: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • Kai’Sa items

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How to Play: Void seems to be a rather simple comp that relies on getting a Void start early game. If you get an early 2* Cho’Gath and/or Malzahar and can get a +1 Void augment, then all you need to do is just go for 3 and then 6 Void ASAP. The entire premise of this comp is to get to Kai’Sa with a decent amount of HP, then scale into 6 or even 8 Void lategame with upgraded high cost units like Bel’Veth, Sion, Kai’Sa and Sejuani.

Items:

  • Kai’Sa items: Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Giant Slayer, Hextech Gunblade, Rabadon’s Deathcap, Jeweled Gauntlet, Statikk Shiv, Archangel’s Staff, Guardbreaker, Morellonomicon
  • Bel’Veth items: Thief’s Gloves, Titan’s Resolve, Bloodthirster, Last Whisper, Infinity Edge, Deathblade, Giant slayer
  • Tank items on rest

Core:

  • 6 Void

Augments:

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Gunner

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Difficulty: Medium
Item/Augment Dependence: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • Good Frontline

Item Holder: Jhin, Tristana, Ashe

How to Play: This comp is the other flexible AD comp, and usually is a result of having an early Gunner start, whether it be through units or augments or both. Zeke’s Herald is a good item in this comp because it stacks AD quicker, but make sure you have a good frontline to buy time for your Gunners to scale. Once again, early game item holders are Jhin, Tristana and Ashe as far as 1 and 2 cost units go, and make sure to play around whatever upgraded frontline you can get until you get to Sej/Shen.

Late game you typically play 4 Gunner + tanks.

Items:

  • Zeri items: Giant Slayer, Last Whisper, Infinity Edge, Deathblade, Guardbreaker, Guinsoo’s Rageblade
  • Jayce items: Thief’s Gloves, Zeke’s Herald
  • Senna items: Rageblade, Giant Slayer, AD items

Core:

  • 4 Gunner

Augments:

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Shurima

TFT Set 9 Tier List - Meta Snapshot

Difficulty: Medium
Item/Augment Dependence: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

Item Holder: Cassiopeia, Kayle, Teemo, Taliyah

How to Play: With Azir as an AP + Attack Speed based carry, you can flex between Shurima and Kai’Sa Void comps since their items are very similar. If you have a heavy Shurima start or you get an early Azir, you can look to pivot or commit to Shurima. Since it is a vertical (high # Synergy) comp, it is simple to play, just make sure you as many Shurima as you can. Make sure to play strongest board until you can reach your 5/7 Shurima.

Items:

  • Azir items: Giant Slayer, Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Archangel Staff, Rabadon’s Deathcap, Jeweled Guantlet, Guardbreaker, Hextech Gunblade, Hand of Justice
  • Nasus items: Thief’s Gloves, Titan’s Resolve, Bloodthirster, Tank items
  • Tank items on Shen

Core:

  • 5/7 Shurima (7 preferred)

Augments:

Counters

Challengers

TFT Set 9 Tier List - Meta Snapshot

Difficulty: Medium
Item/Augment Dependence: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

Item Holder: Samira, Tristana, Warwick

How to Play: Much like Duelists of Set 8, Challengers is a high tempo comp. It is important to establish a strong early game as you may not be able to beat out top comps that have infinite stall. However, if you can upgrade your carries early and can push a winstreak, this comp can do very well, especially if you have items for both Yasuo and Kai’Sa. Locket of the Iron Solari is very good in this comp because of its heavy emphasis on damage and lack of survivability.

Items:

  • Kai’Sa items: Giant Slayer, Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Archangel Staff, Rabadon’s Deathcap, Jeweled Guantlet, Guardbreaker, Hextech Gunblade, Hand of Justice
  • Yasuo items: Titan’s Resolve, Bloodthirster, Giant Slayer, Hand of Justice, Infinite Edge, Deathblade, Guardbreaker
  • Locket of Iron Solari/Tank items on Shen

Core:

  • 6 Challenger

Augments:

Counters

Rogue Reroll

TFT Set 9 Tier List - Meta Snapshot

Difficulty: Low
Item/Augment Dependence: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • 3* Zed and Katarina

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How to Play: Even though Rogue did get a bit of a nerf early on in PBE, it is still very strong due to the snowball nature of these units. If you’re in a rough spot early game, look to roll at level 6 to hit your upgrades, but since Katarina and Ekko are both 3 costs, it would make sense to slowroll above 50g for your 3* units, however that situation is only allowed if you are highrolling.

Items:

  • Katarina items: Giant Slayer, Rabadon’s Deathcap, Jeweled Guantlet, Guardbreaker, Hextech Gunblade, Hand of Justice, Archangel Staff
  • Zed items: Bloodthirster, Giant Slayer, Hand of Justice, Infinite Edge, Deathblade, Guardbreaker, Last Whisper, Titan’s Resolve
  • Ekko items: Thief’s Gloves, AP items
  • Locket of Iron Solari/Tank items on Kled

Core:

  • 4 Rogue

Augments:

Counters

Kalista Reroll

TFT Set 9 Tier List - Meta Snapshot

Difficulty: Low
Item/Augment Dependence: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • 3* Kalista

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How to Play: If you have attack speed items and/or an early Kalista 2*, you can look to play this comp as it performs rather well. Being a mostly 3 cost reroll comp with useful 4 costs sprinkled in (Gwen, Yasuo), it is ideal to reroll for your units at level 7. If your tempo is very strong and you’re winstreaking, you can look to reroll at level 8 instead to have the chance to hit Senna and Aatrox.

Items:

  • Kalista items: Giant Slayer, Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Hextech Gunblade, Hand of Justice, Guardbreaker
  • Gwen items: AP items, Blue Buff
  • Aatrox items: Titan’s Resolve, Bloodthirster, Tank
  • Yasuo items: Thief’s Gloves, Titan’s Resolve, Bloodthirster, Hand of Justice

Core:

  • 4 Shadow Isle 4 Challengers

Augments:

Counters

TFT Set 9 Tier List - Meta Snapshot

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FAQ

  • How are compositions ranked?
    • There are many factors, but the two strongest ones are how often they can be played and how strong they are when you get it. Think of it like frequency of being played combined with how well it can potentially do.
    • I also rank them based on how often the best players in the world play each comp (top 10 players in major regions)
  • Why isn’t XYZ Comp here?
    • Probably not played enough, not strong enough, or maybe it hasn’t been discovered yet and will hopefully be added next week.
    • It’s also impossible to fit every single variation of every composition on a tier list, so expect variations of these comps to do well too.
    • I also add in different versions of different comps in the notes, so be sure to read through them! (For example, one synergy might have two different playstyles such as reroll or standard)
  • [Legendary Unit] carry is the best in the game, where is it?
    • It is not reliable to have a 5 cost carry as a composition because you will not be able to get a 2* Legendary consistently. There may be metas where there are ‘Fast 9’ comps, but these often use any legendary they can get instead of a specific one.
  • What does Difficulty, Item Dependency, and Variance mean?
    • 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.
  • Does what composition I play matter?
    • No. Playing TFT well matters a lot more
  • I can’t get these exact items every game
    • You don’t need perfect items or exact items unless specified in the Requirements section. Most of the time you just need ‘playable’ items and not ‘best in slot’ (BIS)
  • You are wrong, XYZ comp should be in S tier and ABC player said this S tier comp sucks
    • Everyone has different opinions. I try to take a data based approach by analyzing games from the best players in each region to combine all their opinions.
    • At the end of the day, comp doesn’t matter much compared to just playing TFT well (rolling, managing econ, positioning, etc). If you check out the best players, you will see that each player favors different compositions yet they are all very highly ranked.
  • When is this site updated?
    • Every Friday
  • Where can I learn more?
    • There are many resources and players to learn from. I suggest starting at my YouTube channel and this website.

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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