TFT Comps Guide (Top 25 Tips)

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Climbing up the ranks ladder in TFT isn’t as hard as it may seem; all you need to do is have a solid understanding of comps.

Comps are the champions, synergies, items, and everything else it takes to build a winning team, so in this article we will be mentioning the top 25 tips to master the TFT comps.

Top 25 tips in TFT:

25. Understand the current meta.

The meta is the most popular and, at the same time, has the strongest champions and synergies that are either used by the top players in the game or have been recently buffed in a patch.

Keeping an eye on the meta will help you stay up to date on what’s good to use and has the potential to win games, and which champions or synergies you should avoid as they got nerfed.

Understanding the current meta will provide you with a sense of which champion and synergy have the highest stats in the game, and it will help you in your decision-making about which comp you should pick so that you can win your games.

How to stay up to meta:

  • Watch high-level gameplay and tournaments to stay up-to-date on the meta.
  • Research statistics and data on champion win rates and pick rates to inform your choices.
  • Experiment with off-meta strategies to find potential hidden gems.

24. Know your champions.

Understanding each champion, starting from their ability to stats, traits, and augments, will greatly help you make the right decisions about which champions you should pick so that you can place them effectively in your comp.

Knowing what every champion can do, for example, if they are AD, AP, or tanks, will give you a clear vision of which items you should pick, and which augments you should choose so that they can have that synergy that would put them at the top of the list.

How to know your champions:

  • Stay informed about champion updates and balance changes to understand how their abilities may have changed.
  • Experiment with different champion synergies and combinations to find the ones that work best for you.
  • Consider the versatility of each champion and how they can be used in different situations.

23. Focus on Synergies

Synergies are the way that different champions’ skills and traits work together the best to create a stronger team than those that don’t have synergy, unless you are playing with the augment "built different," in which case you will need to place champions that don’t have synergy.

Focusing on your synergies will help you create a really strong and well-built team that can face different situations and counter a variety of your opponents’ strategies. So, if you are playing a team that revolves around huge crowd controls such as Garen’s stun or Janna’s tornado and also has tons of heal, this team will be able to counter a team that relies on heavy burst damage.

How to keep up with your synergies:

  • Pay attention to champion traits and how they work together to create synergies.
  • Experiment with different synergies and combinations to find what works best for your playstyle.
  • Consider how your synergies can counter your opponents' strategies.

22. Consider your positioning.

Positioning your champions is the main key to winning in TFT, as placing them in the right strategic position on your arena will give you a huge advantage in every round and help you win your games.

Positioning your champions in the right way will help them optimize their abilities so that you can get the best out of them. So, for example, if you have tanky champions, you should place them in the front lines, as this will help them sustain and absorb the incoming damage while protecting those in the backlines that can deal the damage needed but whose defensive stats are low.

Also, changing your positions often in the right way will always make you unpredictable to your enemies and will help you win more games.

How to position yourself:

  • Observe how other players position their champions to learn new strategies.
  • Consider how your champions' abilities and traits can be optimized based on their placement.
  • Experiment with different positioning strategies to find what works best for your competition.

21. Don’t overspend early.

Gold is the only way to build up your combo, as it both helps you level up as each 4 EXP costs 4 gold and helps you get different categories of champions as they cost from 1 to 5 gold.

Spending too much gold in the early game, if that's your type of gameplay, to reroll a specific champion will only leave you with lower income in the later rounds as you earn 1 gold interest for every 10 gold you have on hand, so it’s important to know when to spend and when to save for the late game.

Gold can be your life saver and push you to win the game, but it can also be the reason why you lost the game as you didn’t have enough gold to buy the comp you wanted to build.

How not to overspend early:

  • Be patient, and only buy the champions that you need for your strategy.
  • Pay attention to your gold income and spend wisely to avoid running out of resources.
  • Save gold early on to invest in higher-cost champions later in the game.

20. Look for early-game power spikes.

Early game can be the reason why you win the game, and as much as we advise not to spend too much gold in the early rounds, there are still some comps that are much stronger in the early game than others, so looking for these power spikes and building up those teams will help you gain an early lead that will help you throughout the game.

If you want to have an advantage on your opponents in the early stages, you need to identify the early game power spikes and start spending gold on them, such as the InfiniTeam comp, which has a huge potential to win all the early rounds. If you have that team on your mind that contains damage dealers, you will be able to take down your enemies before they get the chance to build up their team.

How to get an early game power spike:

  • Pay attention to which champions are strong in the early game and try to build around them.
  • Focus on building a strong early game to gain an advantage over your opponents.
  • Consider how your early-game strategy can transition into a strong late-game comp.

19. Stay flexible.

Being able to adapt to the changes that often happen in the game is one of the main keys to success in TFT. You may find yourself building up a really strong team, but it’s not winning because you didn’t pay attention to the changes that happened in the game, so you need to always be prepared to change to something new if anything happens.

Some players tend to play the same comp every game, which can be a good thing as they focus on their strengths, yet TFT is a game that relies a bit on chance, and sometimes plans don’t go the right way, so being able to adapt to the changes in the game is a really important aspect to staying competitive and increasing your chances of winning.

How to stay flexible:

  • Be open to adapting your strategy based on how the game is going.
  • Consider changing your comp if you're losing or if your current strategy isn't working.
  • Don't get too attached to a specific strategy and be willing to experiment.

18. Don’t be afraid to sell.

We know that selling a 2-star high-cost champion or even a 3-star low-cost champion can sometimes get hard as you are afraid to lose the game by taking this step, but selling champions that don’t work for your comp will surely free up valuable gold so that you can buy better champions that have better synergies or stats so that they fit in your comp.

Selling champions will also help to free up space on your bench and board so that you can start buying better champions and find them places, as you only have nine free slots on your bench.

Why you should be afraid of selling:

  • Sell champions that aren't contributing to your comp or aren't working well in the current meta.
  • Be strategic when you sell champions to optimize your gold income.
  • Don't hold onto champions just because you like them; focus on building the strongest comp possible.

17. Keep an eye on your opponent.

Scouting is one of the most important features that TFT has to offer, as knowing what the other players are up to and what they are building can greatly improve your strategy and help you predict their next moves so that you can adjust your strategy accordingly.

Keeping an eye on your opponents will provide you with huge amounts of valuable information about which synergies and champions they are using, so that you can adjust your positioning and know which comp to build up against them.

For example, if you notice that your opponents are building teams with a lot of magic damage, such as the spellslinger or star guardian, you might want to prioritize teams that are strong against magic damage, such as the Aegis in TFT set 8.5.

How to keep an eye on your opponent:

  • Scout your opponents' boards and compositions to gain insight into their strategy.
  • Consider which champions and synergies your opponents are building and plan accordingly.
  • Use the information you gather to adjust your own strategy and counter your opponents.

16. build on your items.

In each game, you will not find the items that you want or that you prefer, as the items you receive from minions, krugs, or the carousel will change from game to game, and those items you receive can have a huge impact on your comps.

So knowing which comp can get the best out of the items you are receiving will surely maximize the comp’s effectiveness.

Items make a big difference in TFT, so for example, if you are getting a lot of tanky items, you may want to prioritize Brawler, Defenders, or Aegis in TFT Set 8.5 as they will get the best out of them. If you are receiving a lot of AP items, you may want to prioritize traits such as the star guardian in TFT Set 8.5 as they will fit in the best.

How to build around your items:

  • Pay attention to which items you receive and how they can complement your champions' abilities.
  • Consider which champions benefit most from specific items and prioritize building those items for them.
  • Be flexible with your item choices based on the current game state and your opponents' strategies.

15. Know when to level up.

Leveling up is the only way to maximize your team size. Aside from the augments and the tactician crown, which are rare to find, levelling up will also give you access to a higher champion shop where you can get more powerful champions.

You should know when to level up so that you can always save your gold and stay ahead of your opponents so that you can always have the main resource of building a strong comp.

When to level up:

  • Consider your gold income and how much you need to save to build a strong portfolio.
  • Pay attention to the current game state and whether you need to level up to stay competitive.
  • Don't level up just because you can; focus on using your gold strategically to build the strongest comp possible.

14. Use the carousel wisely.

Each carousel has its own unique champions and items. The carousel is a great opportunity to pick up powerful champions and items, so it’s important to use it wisely according to the strategy you are working on.

You always need to take into consideration the strategy and the comp you are currently using so that you get exactly what you want from the carousel.

How to use the carousel:

  • Plan ahead and consider which champions and items you want to prioritize.
  • Pay attention to your opponents and their choices to adjust your own strategy.
  • Don't be afraid to pivot if you don't get the champions or items you were hoping for.

13. Don’t neglect your bench.

Your bench is one of the most valuable assets that you own because it can only hold 9 champions so that you can build your comp on them before putting them into action in the arena, so make sure not to neglect the bench and to use it wisely.

Also, the items bench is a really important place because it can hold up to 10 items, so you will need to plan which component goes with which, so you don’t find yourself out of space.

How to pay attention to the bench:

  • Use your bench to hold champions that you may want to add to your comp later.
  • Experiment with different champion combinations on your bench to find what works best for your comp.
  • Consider the versatility of each champion and how it can be used to counter your opponents.

12. Be patient.

Since TFT is a game of change, it’s not always necessary to find the required champion or item in the first round; it might take time, so don’t get emotional or lose your temper by spending all of your gold on refreshes. Instead, be patient and don’t rush your decisions.

Building the desired strong team in TFT will surely take some times, so don’t panic if things are not going according to plan; instead, change to a different strategy or set a new plan to find what you want. For example, if you can find a Warwick in TFT set 8.5 while you are level 6, try levelling up to 7 or 8 instead of spending all the gold on rerolls. That way, you will have a better chance of finding him in the shop.

How to be patient:

  • Don't panic if things aren't going according to plan.
  • Take your time to build up your comp.
  • Trust the process and stick to your strategy.

11. know when to reroll.

Rerolling is the only way to find the champions you want so that you can level them up to 2 or 3 stars so that they can get much more powerful, so rerolling for champions is your powerful strategy, but it’s important to know when to reroll and when to save gold.

Rerolling only costs 2 gold per click and gives you a set of 5 new champions in the shop, but sometimes it can get really expensive if you just spam the button searching for that 1 champion that you can’t find. Eventually you will find yourself out of money and you didn’t even get the champion you got, so always have a plan before rerolling, such as rerolling with gold above the 50-gold limit.

How to reroll:

  • Don't roll just because you can; have a specific goal in mind.
  • Save your gold for important purchases.
  • Consider the odds of rolling for a specific champion before doing so.

10. Play to your strengths.

Everyone in TFT has his own strengths in terms of play style and strategies, so it’s always best to play according to the way that best suits your skills and preferences.

You might be playing an off-meta comp, yet winning just because you feel comfortable and enjoy playing that way will give you a bigger space of creativity, knowing which champion or items can replace which on your board.

How to play to your strengths:

  • Experiment with different play styles to find what works best for you.
  • Focus on the strategies that you enjoy and feel comfortable with.
  • Don't be afraid to try new things and learn from your mistakes.

9. Be aware of the clock.

Just as everything around us, TFT rounds are times, so it’s important to be aware of the clock and make your decisions quickly. If you need additional time to think, you can think while the fight is going on, but neglecting the clock will leave you vulnerable because you might misplace a champion or the wrong items.

Always be prepared for the next round so that you can always have the lead and have an advantage over your opponents.

How to be aware of the clock:

  • Don't waste too much time making decisions.
  • Practice making quick and informed choices.
  • Use your time wisely and efficiently.

8. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

TFT is a game where you get rewarded for experimenting, not by the system, but by doing yourself a favor by finding the best comps you can use.

So always look out and try new strategies and comps that can be both fun and rewarding as you can win with them once you master them, so don’t be afraid of trying out new things as they may help you discover new play styles or strategies that suit you and you never knew about.

How to experiment:

  • Trying out new strategies and comps can be a fun and rewarding aspect of TFT.
  • Experimentation can help you discover new play styles and strategies.
  • Use experimentation as a way to improve your skills and knowledge of the game.

7. Watch and learn!

Watching TFT streams and videos on Twitch or YouTube can be a great way to learn new strategies and gain wider insights into the game, so make sure to pick some streamers that you enjoy watching and start learning from them how they react to different situations, how they build a comp, or even how they think while playing TFT.

Watching TFT streams is a valuable tool to improve your skills and your overall play style, so you don’t want to miss that so that you can learn new things, take advantage of the resources available on the internet, and learn from the best players.

Why to watch and learn:

  • Take advantage of the resources available to you, such as TFT streams and videos.
  • Observe and learn from the best players in the game.
  • Study different strategies and comps to improve your skills and knowledge of the game.

6. Have fun!

At the end of the day, TFT is ultimately a game, so you don’t need to get on your nerves and lose your temper; instead, try to have fun and enjoy your game while playing solo or with friends.

TFT is a challenging and rewarding game, so it’s always important to have fun while playing and not get caught up in winning and losing. Also, always remember to take a break if you are feeling frustrated or burned out so that you can come back with a clear mind and win your games with ease.

How to have fun:

  • Remember that TFT is ultimately a game that should be enjoyed.
  • Don't get too caught up in winning or losing.
  • Take breaks if you're feeling burned out or frustrated.

5. Practice makes perfect.

Like any other game, TFT’s main key to improving your skills and becoming a better player is practicing, so always remember to keep practicing and honing your skills to reach your full potential in TFT.

Being better at TFT and improving your skills takes time and practice, so as we mentioned above, stay patient and don’t get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results.

How to practice:

  • Improvement in TFT takes time and practice.
  • Keep practicing, improving your skills and becoming a better player.
  • Set specific goals for yourself and track your progress to measure improvement.

4. Don’t give up.

Since TFT is a challenging game, you don’t have to give up; keep playing and learning from your mistakes and from other top players so that you can eventually achieve your goals and become a better player.

Even if you are struggling or facing challenges in TFT, learning and practicing makes perfect, so you will eventually get to your desired rank once you master your own play style. Also, remember to always stay positive and keep the hard work going.

How not to give up:

  • Keep playing and learning, even if you're facing challenges or setbacks.
  • Use failures as an opportunity to learn and improve.
  • Stay positive and keep working hard, and success will come in time.

3. Focus on the late game

There is no doubt that you have to reach the late game in TFT so that you can win. Focusing on your late games means that you have to build up from the start a specific tactic and strategy to cope with the late comps your enemies have, so you can’t build up a strong early game and just leave it even if you are winning the early rounds.

Early rounds wins don’t mean late rounds wins; your team will lose potential as the game progresses, so you have to know when to change the strategy so that you can adapt to the late game rounds and strategies.

How to focus on the late game:

  • Focusing on the late game in TFT is essential for winning, as it allows you to build up a specific strategy to cope with the late-game compositions your enemies have.
  • Building a strong early game won't guarantee success in the late-game rounds, as your team will lose potential as the game progresses. Therefore, it is crucial to know when to change your strategy and adapt to the late-game rounds and strategies.
  • To succeed in the late game, it is essential to prioritize building a strong economy, levelling up your champions, and strategically positioning your team to take advantage of their synergies.

2. Pick the right augments.

Augments are new in TFT, and they have the potential to make you able to get to the top if you choose them the right way, so you need to pick the augments that can best match your champions and items.

For example, if you are playing duelist in TFT set 8.5, you should look for duelist emblems or hearts as well as augments that support attack speed and healing. If you are playing AP comps that revolve around casting skills, you will need to search for augments that support your team with more mana so that you can always have the lead.

How to pick the right augments:

  • Augments are new in TFT and can significantly impact your chances of winning. Choosing the right augments that match your champions and items is crucial for success.
  • Each champion and composition has unique strengths and weaknesses, so you should choose augments that support your team's playstyle and strengths. For example, duelist compositions should prioritize augments that support attack speed and healing, while AP compositions should focus on augments that provide more mana.
  • Some augments can also synergize with specific champions, so it's essential to experiment and find the ones that work best for your team.

1. Always look for a replacement.

In TFT, you can’t always find the right champs in the first reroll, so you will need to look for replacements, or as they are called, items carried," so that they take their places and deal the damage needed to win the rounds.

Placing your items on the bench with no item holder or champion replacement is a waste of resources, and you will find yourself left with low HP if you don’t find an alternative, so always look for champions that have the same synergies or are close to the one you want to get.

How to look for a replacement:

  • In TFT, finding the right champions or items in the first reroll is not always possible, so it is crucial to look for replacements or "item carries" that can deal the damage needed to win the rounds.
  • Placing your items on the bench without an item holder or champion replacement is a waste of resources. It is better to look for alternatives that have similar synergies or can provide the same damage output as the original champions or items.
  • It's also important to consider the meta and the champions and items that other players are using, as this can affect the availability of specific champions and items. Having a backup plan or alternative strategy can help you adapt and succeed in these situations.

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