Meta Snapshot 10.3 Mid Week Update

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Meta Snapshot Summary

Not too many updates this week.  Bramble Vest is strong.  There are clearly 3 compositions that rise above the rest: Sum Sins, Inferno/Shadow, Rangers.  For everything else, only play them if the game gives you critical units and items for them early.  

Items

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best carousel items TFT Teamfight tactics 10.3
Chain Vest is incredibly strong because Bramblevest is incredibly strong. In every high elo lobbies, players go for Rod, Tear, Chain, Sword. Everything else is never contested.

Item Quadrant

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.

TFT Items Tier List Quadrant Rank 10.3 best items
Rise of Bramble Vest. Hand of Justice also got better. Rageblade is really good on both Kindred and Azir.

TFT Compositions Tier List

Methodology

I scout the Top 10 players in all major regions and analyze what they play and how they play each composition.  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 Berserkers, but extremely easy to Top 4, which makes them S-Tier.  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.

Tier placement assumes strong play.  Refer to Difficulty metric before attempting to play.

S-Tier: Highly Flexible or Very Strong

Summoner Assassins

Difficulty: High
Item Dependency: High
Variance: Medium

This is the base build with 3 Summoners and 3 Assassins. Difficult composition to play due to champion flexibility. Add in defensive/support champions to fill out remaining champion slots such as Mystic, Warden, Electric, or whatever Qiyana is. Sometimes you don’t run 3 Assassins, sometimes you don’t run 3 Summoners. Sometimes you just play Zed 2 + 7 support units.  Sometimes you have Khazix carry, sometimes you have Azir carry.  If you are lucky, you can get a Zed 2* carry.


Teamfight Tactics Tier List 10.3 Summoner Assassin Sum Sin
Right now Lunars are very strong since you can combine Karma’s Attack Speed bonus with Azir and Rageblade. Annie is useful early game if you want 3 Summoners, but keep her at level 1 and replace with Yorick or transition out of Summoners.

Inferno Shadow + Variants – FORCIBLE

Difficulty: High
Item Dependency: Low
Variance: Low

Base composition is 3 Shadow + 3 Inferno.  Kindred can use any items, so just slap them on her early/mid game. If you have Yi 2*, add Blademaster and Mystics.
Can add Summoners earlier as well via Yorick/Malzahar. Highly Flexible. Kindred 3* is nice for winning.  This composition is difficult to win with, but easy to get 2nd or 3rd.
Sion likes mana for CC. Lockets are very good for early game in this composition since you do not have front line apart from Sion and Amumu.


Teamfight Tactics Tier List Inferno Shadow 10.3
If you have an Attack Speed or Damage build, use Karma/Lunar to buff Kindred. If you have Ability Power, 6 Infernos are nice. Thieves Gloves has been great on Kindred as well. When you Thieve’s Gloves her, make Yi your primary carry.

Ranger Warden

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: High
Variance: High

“If you ain’t first, you’re last” -Ricky Bobby.

If you cannot go Poison, do 4 Wardens instead. Ashe just needs two tear items so that she can use her ability right away, so 2 Statik Shivs are enough. After that, itemize a second ranger or your tanks.


Teamfight Tactics Tier List 10.3 Ranger Warden
Tank items are more important than Ranger Items. Stack Singed and Taric. You will need a high health total early game before committing to Rangers. Statikk Shivs are great early.

A-Tier: Solid Team Comps. Weaker, less flexible, requires more luck than S-Tier. Any Lux 2* Comp is at least A-Tier

Ocean Mages with Wardens

Difficulty: High
Item Dependency: Low
Variance: Low


TFT Tier List 10.2 Ocean Mages
Brand can be replaced with Lux if you hit her and you can put Mage Cap on her. Brand needs GA or a different defensive item such as Trap Claw to protect against Assassins.

Hyper Roll Predators

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: High
Variance: High


TFT Tier List 10.2 Hyper Roll Predators
3 Star Priority is for Kog’Maw. Do not stress about Warwick since he can be replaced by Skarner.

B-Tier: Playable, but not Preferred. Comps could also be untested.

Blademaster Mystic

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: High​
Variance: Medium


Teamfight Tactics Tier List 10.3 Blademaster yasuo
Blademaster Spatula is very strong for Azir since it will give you an extra slot for Mystics. Against Physical damage teams, replace Mystics with Wardens. Master Yi can carry if 2*, but make sure he has a QSS if you do. New build in 10.3 is Yasuo Carry with HoJ. Zephyr is very good in this composition since you will Zephyr their carry and then Yasuo will ultimate them.

Lights – Difficulty: Medium. Item Dependency: High.​


TFT Tier List 10.2 Standard Lights
No need for hyper roll. Just get GA on Yorick + 2 random items. I like hat or defensive items. Make sure Vayne has at least 1 item, preferably Rageblade. You can transition to Lucian if you get Lucian items. Light Spatula on Azir is really strong–replace Vayne if you get this.

C-Tier and Below: These are compositions that are weak, but if they are given to you, you might be forced to play them. I may also use this section as an archive of out of meta compositions for reference.

Berserker Poison Desert – FORCIBLE

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Low

Use Lockets and Zekes to carry the early game and transition with Olaf Items for strong late game. If you do not get proper Olaf items, make more Locket and Zeke’s to win the mid game. Locket build is not reliant on a big Olaf and you can get average to high placements with it.


TFT Tier List 10.2 Berserker Poison Desert
Berserkers are failing this patch due to prevalence of Rangers. Also, everyone is playing aggressively while playing better scaling compositions, so Berserker’s power spike is reduced in the mid-game.

Husband and Wife – 6 Light + Senna – Difficulty: Low. Item Dependency: High.​


TFT Meta Tier List 10.3 Lights Husband Wife
While a strong composition, this is highly item dependent. You NEED Guardian Angel on Senna. Morello is great to have on her as well. Lucian NEEDS some sort of damage item, but many work. The best are either Jeweled Gauntlet or Giantslayer as the primary item. The secondary item must complement the first carry item for Lucian. Hush is useful as well, and in the worst case scenario, build Titanic Hydra on him.

Hyper Roll Lights – Difficulty: Low. Item Dependency: High.​


TFT Tier List 10.2 Hyper Roll Lights
Highly dependent on Vayne items. Get Leona, Nasus, Vayne to 3*. Yorick/Aatrox secondary carries. If you do not hit Vayne 3*, swap into a Lucian/Senna build with Lights.

6 Assassin 4 Desert – Difficulty: Low. Item Dependency: High.​


TFT Tier List Meta Comps 10.2 6 Assassin Desert
New composition from 10.2 buffs to Desert and Assassins. Reliant on Khazix items. QSS is very important. Use Diana as an item holder.

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