TFT Tier List – Set 4.5 – Patch 11.2b Meta Snapshot

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Meta Snapshot Summary

List subject to change because of dynamic meta

NOTE: SAMIRA IS BROKEN. She fits in almost any comp. Deathblade + offensive + defensive item = gg. I will not make a separate comp for her because she fits in a lot and you don’t always build her, so you cannot just force a Samira comp.

Best TFT Comps for Set 4.5 Patch 11.2b

S: Zed, Kayle, Slayers,
A: Warlords, Duelists, Reroll Diana, Reroll Nasus, Fabled Vanguard Mystic, Mage Elderwood, 8 Brawler Shyvana,
B: Enlightened Talon, Sharpshooters, Dragonsoul, Assassins,
C: Cultists, Reroll Mage,

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TFT Comps Tier List Set 4.5


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

Zed – Spirit or Ninja (Spirit is better)

Last Week’s Rank: A

Chosen: Slayer

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Requirements:

  • RFC for Zed

Item Holder: Just use the Zed you have early

How to Play:

Do Spirit or Ninja

Slow Roll at 7

Spirit:

Kindred Zeke’s holder

Ninja:

Akali Zeke’s holder

Counters

  • Grouping units in back to have anti Assassin positioning

Executioner Kayle

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Executioner, Divine, Adept

Requirements:

  • Kayle Items
  • Reaching late game

Item Holder: Any 2* backline unit

How to Play: Full Guide | Video Guide

Fast 8/standard leveling. 3 Executioner is a bait. Use either 2 or 4 (4 is best).

Counters

  • Assassins
  • Aurelion Sol

Slayers

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Slayer

Requirements:

  • Olaf Items:
    • Best: Deathblade + Runaan’s
    • Good: Guardian Angel, Rapidfire Cannon, Hand of Justice, Infinity Edge

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Counters

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

Warlords

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Warlord, Legendary

Requirements:

  • Warlord Chosen
  • Early winstreak

Item Holder: Garen for tank items, Anyone for offensive items

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Can use Katarina carry, Tryndamere carry, or both

Counters

Duelists

Last Week’s Rank: C

Difficulty: Low
Item Dependency: Medium
Variance: High

Chosen: Duelist

Requirements:

  • Early Chosen Yasuo + at least 2 item components

Item Holder: Garen for tank items, Anyone for offensive items

How to Play:

Start game with Chosen Yasuo.  Slow roll at 5.  Hit Yasuo and then level up and play whatever.  Try to go for 3* Jax and itemize him after Yasuo OR stay level 2 Jax and go Fast 9

Counters

  • High damage teams

Reroll Diana Spirit Assassins

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Spirit, Assassin

Requirements:

  • 3 items for Diana
  • Early Chosen Diana

Item Holder: Diana

How to Play:

Slow roll at level 5 for Diana

Counters

Reroll Nasus

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Syphoner

Requirements:

  • Lots of Nasus and items

Item Holder: Nasus

How to Play:

Reroll for Nasus at level 5 (Slow Roll)

Counters

Fabled Vanguard Mystic

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Vanguard, Mystic

Requirements:

  • Neeko Items (Jeweled Gauntlet and Survivability)

Item Holder: Any caster early game

How to Play

Go 6 Vanguard 2 Mystic or 4 Vanguard 4 Mystic depending on opponents.

Slow roll at 7 if you have a lot of Neeko and Nautilus for 3*. If not, go 9.

Counters

Mage Elderwood

5 Mage 6 Elderwood
9 Elderwood Version

Last Week’s Rank: S

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Elderwood, Mage

Requirements:

Item Holder:

How to Play: Full Guide | Video Guide

Standard Leveling

9 Elderwood 3 Magewith Elderwood Chosen

5 Mage with Mage Chosen

Counters

Brawlers Shyvana

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Brawler

Requirements:

Item Holder:

How to Play:

Hilarious comp, but pretty good too. Go for Shyvana 3* at level 8

Counters

  • Giantslayer

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

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Enlightened Talon

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Enlightened, Syphoner, Assassin, Adept, Divine

Requirements:

  • Morellonomicon for Morgana
  • 3 items for Talon (Sword items, Hand of Justice)

Item Holder: Any Attack Damage item user.  Kindred works really well.

How to Play:

Standard Leveling

Counters

  • Zz’Rot Portal to aggro Talon to a tank
  • Positioning around Talon so he gets stuck on a tank.

Sharpshooters

Last Week’s Rank: C

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Sharpshooter

Requirements:

  • Rerolling Nidalee

Item Holder: Teemo or random 2 star unit

How to Play:

Standard Leveling or Reroll for 3* Tristana and Nidalee and maybe Teemo

Counters

6 Dragonsoul

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Dragonsoul, Mage

Requirements:

  • Aurelion Sol or Shyvana Items

Item Holder: Brand, Any early 2 star that you will sell

How to Play

Build early game items on Brand or a random 2* such as Luden’s Echo. Statikk Shiv Trist works too.

Strongest board -> Fast 8 roll down on 4-5. OR Roll on 7 at 4-1 for 1 Aurelion or 2* Shyv (spend ~20gold only)

Counters

Assassins

Last Week’s Rank: A

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Vanguard, Mystic

Requirements:

  • Neeko Items (Jeweled Gauntlet and Survivability)

Item Holder: Any caster early game

How to Play

Go 6 Vanguard 2 Mystic or 4 Vanguard 4 Mystic depending on opponents.

Slow roll at 7 if you have a lot of Neeko and Nautilus for 3*. If not, go 9.

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.

Cultists

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Cultist

Requirements:

  • Chosen Cultist

Item Holder: Any non Cultist unit

How to Play:

TWO WAYS TO PLAY

(1) Slow Roll:

Slow Roll for Twisted Fate and Elise 3, maybe even Pyke 3.  Power level to 8 and get Zilean for 9 Cultists. 

(2) 6 Cultists/Flex:

Counters

  • Giantslayer is good against Galio

Reroll Mage

Last Week’s Rank: B

Difficulty:
Item Dependency:
Variance:

Chosen: Mage

Requirements:

  • Chosen TF or Brand

Item Holder: TF Brand

How to Play:

Slow roll at 5 for all your mages. Can use random tanks such as Vanguards or Mystics, or go 7 Mage

Counters

  • Magic Resistance
  • Assassins bypassing Annie
  • Zephyr vs Annie if she doesn’t have Quicksilver

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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.

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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