TFT Set 5.5 Tier List – Patch 11.18b Meta Snapshot

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Meta Snapshot Summary

Updated 9/17

Reroll comp nerfs, but they are still doing decent.

11.18b Patch changes:

  • Khazix
    • Spell Damage: 250/350/550 > 250/350/500
    • Isolated Damage: 750/1050/1650 > 750/1050/1500
  • Yasuo
    • True Damage: 25/35/55 > 20/25/40
  • Vayne
    • True Damage: 70/95/120 > 70/90/110
  • Assassin
    • Crit Damage: 30/50/70% > 30/40/50%

Check out the full Patch Review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma1hSRrS3mY

Note that pretty much all the recommended items can be replaced by a Radiant item

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Best TFT Comps for Set 5.5 Patch 11.18b

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

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!

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TFT Comps Tier List Set 5.5

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

Abomination Heimer or Velkoz

Last Week’s Rank: S

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: High
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • Early Abominations
  • Items for Abomination (mix of tank and damage is nice)

Item Holder:

How to Play: Gameplay

Standard Level for Velkoz for patch 11.18

I like having a Radiant item for the Abom

Get early Draconic start for Zyra 3* OR go for Heimer OR Velkoz–they all use the same items (Shojin/Jeweled Gauntlet)

Counters

Aphelios

Take out Nightbringers for 4 Knights, Ironclad, Mystic, or Revenant or a combo of those

Last Week’s Rank: 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: Aphelios, Akshan, Rell, Sejuani. Add a combination of the following: 4 Nightbringer, Mystics, Ironclad, Revenant, Knights–lots of different options.

Counters

Nightbringer Yasuo

Can add Jax/Irelia

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: High
Variance: High

Requirements:

  • Lots of Yasuos

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Slow roll at 7

Core: Yasuo, Diana, Lee Sin, Sejuani. The other 4 units are flex (Ironclad, Skirmishers, Mystic, Nightbringer)

Counters:

Sentinels

Swap Gwen/Lulu for Rell/Naut if you need Armor instead of MR. Can also use Fiddlesticks for Mystic

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • 6 Sentinel

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Lucian Items: HoJ, Deathblade, IE, BT, JG, Titans Resolve, LW (if they have Ironclad)

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

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

Kayle Knights

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: High

Requirements:

  • Hitting Kayle
  • Rageblade

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Fast 8 and hit a Kayle

Counters

Assassins (4 or 6)

Last Week’s Rank: 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 (put on Fiddlesticks). Use Fiddle as second carry or Viego

I like positioning Viego and Pyke on opposite sides

Counters

  • Positioning
  • Melee carries

Forgotten Draven

Last Week’s Rank: B

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

Dawnbringer Reroll Khazix Gragas

Can also run 4 Dawnbringer instead of 6

Last Week’s Rank: N/A

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: High

Requirements:

  • Lots of Khazix and Gragas early

Item Holder: Khazix Gragas

How to Play:

Reroll level 5 for Khazix and Gragas 3

Counters

Skirmishers Knights

Last Week’s Rank: B

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.

Dawnbringer Karma

Last Week’s Rank: B

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.

Can go 4 Invoker Late Game with Teemo Carry

OR

3* Nidalee/Riven Carry – Slow roll at level 7 for them

Counters

  • Late game you swap items from Karma to Teemo

Vayne Reroll

Can also run 4 Dawnbringer instead of 6

Last Week’s Rank: N/A

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: High

Requirements:

  • Lots of Vaynes early with at least 1 bow

Item Holder: Vayne, Hecarim

How to Play:

Reroll level 5 for Vayne 3. If you are close to Hecarim 3, reroll for him at level 6. If not, fast level and add in the comp above

Counters

  • Assassins

Invokers

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty: High
Item Dependency: High
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • Items for Heimer
  • Hitting the comp (hard to do and risky)

Item Holder: Early game caster. Sometimes Karma

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Need to get a Heimer 1 on 8, if not you can only go for the comp on level 9, which is difficult to do. You only go this comp if you are doing really well that game and have tons of gold because this comp can’t be played every game and is hard to pull off if you don’t get a little lucky.

Best late game comp

Counters

Cavalier Cannoneer

Last Week’s Rank: B

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

Reroll Legionnaire

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty: Easy
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • Lots of Kalistas and Aatroxes

Item Holder: Kalista/Aatrox

How to Play:

Slow Roll at 5 for Aatrox and Kalista 3

Core: Kalista, Aatrox, Leona

There are a few options. 6 Redeemed, 4 Knights, 4 Legionnaire, or a combination of these. May need a spatula to complete these

Counters

Vel’Koz (6 Redeemed)

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: Medium

Requirements:

  • Velkoz Damage Item and Mana Item
  • Tank Items on Rell

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

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Can do 3 Redeemed build with more complementary synergies/legendaries

Can itemize Lux and put her next to your team. (Rageblade Shojin)

Counters

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

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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.

Riven Carry

Nidalee and Jax secondary carry in this photo

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty: Medium
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: High

Requirements:

  • Lots of Rivens

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Slowroll at level 7 for Riven

Riven Items: RFC, Runaan’s, Bloodthirster, Infinity Edge, Last Whisper

Core: Riven, Irelia, Galio, Rakan, Nidalee + 3 more

There are so many different versions of this comp. 4 Dawn, 2 Dawn, 3 Skirm, 3 Ironclad, etc.

Counters

Hellion Reroll

Senna can be any cannoneer. This version runs no cavs and has everyone in the backline

Last Week’s Rank: C

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: High

Requirements:

  • Early Hellions and lots of HP

Item Holder: Ziggs for Teemo, Trist for Trist

How to Play:

Reroll level 6 for Tristana 3*

Counters

  • Zephyr on Kennen
  • Backline access

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TFT Items

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TFT 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.

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)
  • 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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