[Top 3] TFT Best Nilah Builds That Are Powerful

Best Nilah Builds in TFT
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Nilah, the girl with blades made out of water, is in TFT as a Tier 4 champion, dealing massive amounts of damage.

Nilah doesn’t only deal tons of damage in a cone to multiple enemies, and every 3rd attack she deals bonus damage, but when she activates her ability, she dashes to a safe spot, shielding herself and gaining stacking attack speed.

In this article, we will mention the combos to place Nilah in, her best items, and how to make sure you take out your enemies with the blades.

You sound nervous. Are you compensating? Do you need a moment?

Nilah is one of the strongest picks since the set has started, as she is one of the strongest Bilgewater members.

She also shares the Vanquisher trait, which allows her to deal critical damage more often with more damage.

Nilah’s stats, traits, and items are all to be discussed down below to make sure you get the best outcome by placing her on your team.


Best Nilah builds in TFT Set 9.5

Nilah’s stats:

  • Cost: 4 Gold
  • Health: 950 / 1710 / 3078
  • Mana: 20 / 60
  • Armor: 45
  • MR: 45
  • Ability Power: 100
  • DPS: 60 / 108 / 194
  • Damage: 75 / 135 / 243
  • Atk Spd: 0.8
  • Crit Rate: 25%
  • Range: 2


Nilah’s traits:

1. Bilgewater

Bilgerat attacks and Abilities mark enemies. The mark stores a percentage of damage dealt to the enemy by Bilgerats.

Marked enemies are struck by a cannonball after 2 seconds, dealing the stored damage plus a flat value as physical damage.

  • 3 90 + 30% damage dealt
  • 5 125 + 50% damage dealt
  • 7 300 + 65% damage dealt
  • 9 650 + 150% damage dealt; nearby enemies take 50% of cannonball damage

2. Vanquisher

Damage from Vanquisher Abilities can critically strike. Vanquishers gain bonus Critical Strike Chance and Critical Strike Damage.

  • 2 15% chance, 10% damage
  • 4 35% chance, 25% damage
  • 6 55% chance, 40% damage


Nilah’s ability

 Formless Blade

Passive: Attacks strike in a cone, dealing physical damage to up to 2 additional enemies. Every 3rd attack becomes empowered, striking in a line for physical damage.

Active: Nilah gains a Shield for 3 seconds and dash to a safe location. For the rest of combat, gain stacking Attack Speed.

  • Damage: 65/65/100%
  • Empowered Damage: 170/175/375%
  • Shield: 250/350/700%
  • Attack Speed: 20/20/40%


Carousel priority:

These are the components you would need to focus on since the very first circle in order as you will need them to build up the required items for the team in most of the comps you will find bellow:


Nilah’s best items

1. Bloodthirster

Damage heals the holder for 20% of the damage dealt.

Once per combat at 40% Health, gain a 25% maximum Health shield that lasts up to 5 seconds.

2. Titan’s Resolve

Grants 2% Attack Damage and 2 Ability Power when attacking or taking damage, stacking up to 25 times. At full stacks, grant 25 Armor and 25 Magic Resist.

3. Sterak's Gage

Once per combat at 60% Health, increase max health by 20% and gain 35% Attack Damage for the rest of combat.


Best comps for Nilah



  • 6 Ionia
  • 4 Vanquisher
  • 2 Juggernaut
  • 2 Invoker

This comp revolves around Ionia, which provides everyone Ionian with a bonus stat.

The secondary supporting trait is the vanquisher, which increases critical damage and chance.

The comp is really strong in both mid- and late-game; it’s a default reroll to level 8 with a strong economy.

Best team for this comp:

1. Xayah is the main damage dealer in this comp, being an Ionian and Vanquisher member.

2. Karma will be the main damage dealer before you get Xayah, as she can deal tons of damage.

3. Shen is a great tank on the frontlines, as he shares the Ionia trait. He will also activate the Ionia trait with Karma.

4. Darius is a great pick as a Juggernaut member, along with Sett, to make them strong tanks; he also shares the Vanquisher trait.

5. Sett is an Ionia and Juggernaut member, which makes him a great fit.

6. Jhin is the 2nd Vanquisher and the Tier 1 Ionia member.

7. Ahri is the Tier 5 Ionia member, which makes her deal tons of damage.

8. Nilah is a great pick, as she is your 4th Vanquisher member.



  • 7 Bilgewater
  • 1 Reaver King
  • 2 Juggernaut
  • 2 Vanquisher

The known Bilgewater combo revolves around this trait, which deals tons of damage in a couple of seconds.

The comp is a default reroll to level 8, with a solid economy trying to get everyone to a high level.

Best team for this comp:

1. Nilah is the main damage dealer, sharing both the Juggernaut and Vanquisher traits.

2. Darius is your tank on the frontlines, sharing the Juggernaut and Vanquisher traits.

3. Nautilus is your second tank, sharing the Juggernaut and Bilgewater traits with his huge crowd control.

4. Miss Fortune will be your secondary damage dealer in the backrows, sharing the Bilgewater trait.

5. Gangplank is a Tier 5 Bilgewater member.

6. Illaoi will be adding to the Bilgewater trait and sustaining some good damage in the front rows.

7. Twisted Fate will be dealing some good damage while sharing the Bilgewater trait.

8. Graves will chill enemies, reducing their attack speed while sharing the Bilgewater trait.



  • 3 Ionia
  • 3 Bilgewater
  • 4 Juggernaut
  • 1 Reaver King
  • 4 Vanquisher

This comp revolves around 2 main characters, Xayah and Nilah, who share the Vanquisher trait and the Bilgewater trait, respectively.

This comp is a fast reroll to level 8, with a solid economy to get the most out of it.

Best team for this comp:

1. Xayah will be the main damage dealer in this comp, sharing the Ionia and Vanquisher traits.

2. Nilah will be the other main damage dealer, as she shares the Bilgewater and Vanquisher traits.

3. Nasus is a great pick as a Juggernaut, sustaining damage in the front lines.

4. Darius is your 3rd Vanquisher in this comp; he also shares the Juggernaut trait.

5. Nautilus is your 3rd Juggernaut and 2nd Bilgewater member.

6. Sett is your 2nd Ionia and 4th Juggernaut, which makes him a great pick.

7. Jhin will be activating the Ionia trait while adding the 4th point to the Vanquisher trait.

8. Gangplank is a great pick as he can deal tons of damage while activating the Bilgewater trait.

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