Our Teamfight Tactics Champions Tier List ranks the best unit options in the game! This guide features a full list of champions ranked to make it easier for you to decide when selecting different units and synergies in TFT.
To preface my Teamfight Tactics Champions tier list, it is very generalized, and some champions would belong in different places depending on optimal item and/or composition builds. The most significant factor weighing these TFT rankings is their strength at two stars with minimal items, but other factors are also partly weighed in.
Best Champions in Teamfight Tactics Tier List (Set 10)
|Lucian, Ziggs, Qiyana, Illaoi
|Yorick, Sona, Jhin, Thresh, Lillia, Kai'Sa, Miss Fortune, Vex
|Bard, Akali, Kennen, Ahri, Neeko, Samira, Amumu, Urgot, Ekko, Lulu
|Tahm Kench, Zed, Karthus, Twitch, Katarina, Kayn, Poppy, Twisted Fate, Jinx, Seraphine
|Vi, Pantheon, Blitzcrank, Evelynn, Akali, Gnar, Caitlyn, Nami, Annie, Zac, Sett, Viego, Gragas, Taric
To be successful, you must have some of the best champions in Teamfight Tactics on your team. These units are some of the strongest units in the game based on either their CC (crowd control) potential or the damage output combined with the fact they also have strong synergies with their Origin, Class, or both.
I've compiled this list from my own personal experience, in combination with the meta gathered from League of Legends' openly provided statistics to players. These champions have the highest pick rate along with the most wins.
- Cost: 5
- Headliner Effect: +5% AD, Arepeggio fires an additional 3 shots.
Lucian's ability consists of him firing shots towards the furthest enemy. Each shot explodes on the first enemy hit, dealing physical damage to all nearby enemies and reducing their Armor for the rest of combat.
Jazz has been one of the most popular team comps, and one of my personal favorites in TFT Set 10. Adding a bunch of Jazz units will increase Lucian's Health and Damage, based on the number of active traits on your board. Once you are finished, your priority should be to have as many Rapidfire champions as possible (while considering the front lane) since they provide Lucian with additional Attack Speed.
- Guinsoo's Rageblade
- Infinity Edge
- Giant Slayer
- Cost: 5
- Headliner Effect: +5% Ability Power, reduce max Mana by 10.
Ziggs throws a bomb at his current target, dealing Magic Damage. The bombs then split into a cluster of five smaller bombs, Shredding their target for four seconds and dealing Magic Damage. Each time he casts his ability, the number of bombs increase by two.
I recommend focusing on having a bunch of Dazzlers, such as Twisted Fate, as your carry, along with Ziggs. Both of these champions have the ability to reduce the target's damage and deal increased Magic Damage. Including as many Hyperpops in your composition will only make everyone else more powerful. This is because Hyperpop units provide additional Mana and Attack Speed to their two closest allies, regardless of their traits.
- Spear of Shojin
- Jeweled Gauntlet
- Archangel's Staff
- Cost: 5
- True Damage
- Crowd Diver
- Headliner Effect: +15% AD, When Qiyana copies an item, gains 5% Attack Damage.
I remember how powerful Qiyana was in TFT's previous set, and this time is no exception. Her main ability consists of copying the target's completed item and throwing it to an ally. At the same time, she knocks the same enemy unit to the edge of the board, dealing both Physical Damage and True Damage. She also receives the Bling Bonus, which permanently creates a component from the item she stole.
You should use her in a team comp with Katarina, who is a good champion to complement Qiyana's traits, since Katarina is also a Crowd Driver. Additionally, I recommend fielding at least four Crowd Divers, as it will only help Qiyana increase her damage. If you have some spots, be sure to also field True Damage units. This way, you'll get even more Damage and receive the Bling Bonus buff.
- Sterak's Gage
- Titan's Resolve
- Cost: 5
- Headliner Effect: +10% Ability Power, +20 Armor, +20 Magic Resist, Spirit Tentacles slam every 2 seconds.
As far as I can remember, Illaoi has always been a low-cost unit. This, however, changes in Set 10 as she is now a 5-cost unit. Her ability involves passively striking nearby enemies with her tentacles to deal Magic Damage over time. During her active ability, she can revive and fully heal her tentacles. She leaps at the nearest enemy, then drums the ground three times, dealing Magic Damage to surrounding enemies. Her tentacles slam in rhythm with her movements. She gains Armor and Magic Resist while she's drumming.
She's a good old Bruiser, so naturally, if you're playing her, you should definitely field as many Bruisers as possible.
- Bramble Vest
- Dragon's Claw
- Warmog's Armor
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How to use lower-tier Champions in Teamfight Tactics
A-tier units are quite strong, just as powerful as the S-tier units. What I've learned is that tiers do not matter in this set of TFT; only the items and synergies do. These units can serve as your primary carry unit if you equip them with the appropriate items. However, even without optimal items, they will still be among the stronger units in terms of cost value as long as you have at least one unit with the same trait on the field.
B-tier units are generally decent and can be quite strong in the early to mid-game. However, they are more likely to be outperformed by more powerful units as the game progresses. There are situations where these units might serve as the primary damage dealers or integral parts of your composition. However, these situations will be infrequent, as equipping them with the recommended items can turn the game in your favor, regardless of the number of B-tier champions you have on your board.
C-tier units may have moments when they shine, but those moments are few and far between. Some of these units can excel in the mid-game with the right items, but investing too many items in them often leads to being outperformed by your opponent's higher-tier units with items. These units will only want to be played in order to benefit from their synergies. The C-tier does not have any units that are particularly strong on their own without synergies.
Are D-Tier units useful in TFT?
D-tier does not mean you should always ignore these champions. Some of these champions still have abilities that can be vital to your team—not to mention the synergies they create.
While I make these recommendations, I also think it's important to mention there are many exceptions to these tiers and the fact TFT releases patches all the time, buffing or nerfing a champion in different ways, rendering them less powerful than they once were. You can still, however, use this point to start off.