[Top 3] TFT Best Nilah Builds That Are Powerful

Best Nilah Builds in TFT.
The bigger they are, the better the fight.

Nilah is back to TFT with a 3-cost design, and if you are wondering how she can be that strong with just 2 blades made out of water, well, she knows exactly how to use them to wipe out her enemies in TFT.

Nilah is one of the really strong duelists, as she doesn’t only deal damage but also heals herself and all of her surrounding members, which makes her the best of both worlds.

This is a full article on how to make sure you are placing Nilah in the right place in TFT to make sure you take out your enemies with her water mechanism.

Master one evil, then destroy the rest.

Nilah returns in her pink outfit to match the star guardians trait, as well as the duelist trait, which makes her a very strong frontline tank and damage dealer.

Nilah gets that extra mana as a star guardian, which makes her use her skill more often while also sharing the duel, which makes her gain additional stacking attack speed, which would make her regenerate more mana that would heal her and her surrounding team members.

If you are looking for how to place her, you are in the right place, as we will discuss her builds, synergies, and items.

Best Nilah builds in TFT Set 8

Nilah’s stats:

  • Cost: 3 Gold
  • Health: 800 / 1440 / 2592
  • Mana: 125
  • Starting Mana: 50
  • Armor: 50
  • MR: 50
  • DPS: 31 / 57 / 102
  • Damage: 45 / 81 / 146
  • Atk Spd: 0.7
  • Crit Rate: 25%
  • Range: 1

Nilah’s traits:

1-Star Guardian

Gain more Mana in combat.

  • 3 40% additional mana
  • 5 70% additional mana
  • 7 120% additional mana
  • 9 200% additional mana


Innate: increased movement speed.

Duelists' basic attacks grant bonus Attack Speed, up to 12 stacks.

  • 2 +5% Attack Speed per stack
  • 4 +10% Attack Speed per stack
  • 6 +16% Attack Speed per stack
  • 8 +24% Attack Speed per stack

Nilah’s ability


Nilah whirls her whip-blade, dealing magic damage to nearby enemies while healing herself and allies for some health over 1 seconds. She finishes with a burst that deals magic damage.

Damage: 90/135/225

Heal: 250/300/350

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-Warmog’s Armor

Grants 500 bonus Health.

2-Sunfire Cape

Grant 150 bonus Health

At start of combat, and every 2 seconds thereafter, applies a 10-second burn to a random enemy within 2 hexes, dealing 1% of target's maximum health true damage each second and applying Grievous for the duration.

3-Gargoyle Stoneplate

The holder gains 13 bonus armor and bonus magic resistance for each enemy targeting them.

Best comps for Nilah



  • 2 Ox Force
  • 3 Duelist
  • 2 Prankester
  • 2 Aegis
  • 3 Anima Squad
  • 2 Recon
  • 1 Ace

This composition is based on Vayne stacking a lot of Attack speed so that she can sneak up on enemies and hit them with her true damage.

This is a fast reroll to level 8, with a strong economy. Try to get everyone on your board to level 3, especially Vayne and Nilah, since she will be your main frontline.

Best group to build this:

1-Vayne is the main source of damage. She will have the Anima Squad, Duelist, and Recon traits activated, which will make her a real beast with her true damage.

2-The main frontline tank is Nilah. You could put together 3 lockets of the iron solari, and she would add to the Duelist and Star Guardian traits.

3-Alistar is a key member of your front line because he has the same skills as Ox Force, Aegis, and Mascot.

4-Jinx is an extra member of the Anima Squad and the Pranksters. She uses her cannon to stun enemies.

5-As a Recon and a Star Guardian, Kai'Sa can do a lot of damage from the backlines.

6-Ekko is a strong frontliner who has both the Aegis and Prankster traits, which make him a good tank and summoner.

7-Fiora can make a good impact on the frontline because she has both the Ox-Force and Duelist traits.

8-Miss Fortune can use any AP item and still deal a lot of damage because she is part of the Anima Squad and uses the Ace trait.



  • 4 Threat
  • 4 Duelist

This competition is based on the fact that Bel'Veth is a Duelist, which means she needs a Duelist emblem.

This comp is a slow reroll to level 8 with a very strong economy because you have to get all the 3-cost and lower cards to level 3.

Best team to build this:

1-Bel'Veth would do the most damage as a Duelist, since she would be able to attack so quickly.

2-Cho'Gath would be a beast on the front line, taking a lot of damage, if he scaled up his magic resistance.

3-Vel'Koz is the biggest threat in the comp. He does a lot of damage from the backlines and stuns enemies.

4-Since Vayne would share the Duelist trait with the team, she would do a lot of damage.

5-Gangplank would be an extra member of the Duelists.

6-Even though she has the Duelist trait, Nilah is a strong frontline.

7-Yasuo has the Duelist trait and can knock enemies down.

8-Rammus is the last threat in this group because he has the most armour and can't be killed in the front lines. He can also use his skills to knock out a circle of enemies.



  • 6 Duelist
  • 2 Hacker

This team is built around having 6 duelists, which will give them a lot of attack speed every time they hit something.

Most of the champions are cheap and must be set to level 3, so this is a slow reroll to level 8.

If you put Zed in place of Hecarim, he would become a killer who could get behind enemy lines.

This should be built by:

1-Vayne does most of the damage because she has the Anima Squad, Duelist, and Recon traits turned on, which make her a real beast when it comes to damage.

2-Nilah is the front line's main tank. You could stack 3 lockets of the iron solari, and she would add to the Duelist and Star Guardian traits.

3-Fiora can help on the front lines because she has both the ox-force and duelist traits.

4-Zoe can set enemies on fire because she is a magician. She is a prankster, so when her HP goes down, she can call up a dummy. at the same time that the Hacker trait is turned on.

5-As a Duelist, Gangplank is pretty strong, just like other champions with similar abilities.

6-Zed was an assassin because, as a Hacker and Duelist, he could do a lot of damage.

7-Yasuo is one of the best duelists because he does a lot of damage, uses a shield to protect himself, and knocks his opponents down.

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