The best TeamFight Tactics items to equip your champions!
6 Mar, 2022
Items are an essential part of TeamFight Tactics ( TFT ) games. For that reason, knowing which items are better than others will give you a distinct advantage. More important, though, is knowing which champions make the most of these items. With all of this in mind, we've put together a Tier List of TFT items, including suggestions for how to best use each item.
All the items on the list have been ranked according to their individual effect or strength, as well as their versatility in terms of the number of situations in which the item is useful. Without further ado, get to know the best TeamFight Tactics items!
Tier List of all TeamFight Tactics items
S-rank items: the best in the game
S rank items are the items that are at the top of the meta. They are good in all kinds of situations and should be used in every game possible. Do not miss the opportunity to complete one of these items, as they will help you win each round.
Items: Curved Bow, Force of Nature, Rapid Fire Cannon, and Dragon Claw.
⠀ Curved Bow: Attack speed is the most important attribute in the game. Having more speed means more DPS and being able to get mana faster. In addition to all this, the Curved Bow is also used for other high-rank items.
Who to equip? To your DPS. Try not to use this item on other types of champions unless you have no choice.
⠀ Force of Nature (2x Spatula) – This plain and simple item allows you to put an extra unit on the board. Having a numerical advantage is always a very juicy advantage, so if you get two Spatulas, don't think twice!
Who to equip? Any champion, preferably one that you won't put any extra items on but will keep in your comp.
⠀ Dragon Claw (2x Negatron Cloak): Having 83% reduced magic damage is almost magic immune. The champion equipped with this item will become a kind of Aurelion Sol or Shyvana, whose dragon-origin synergy grants that immunity. With this item, you'll counter a caster composition and pretty much any champion's special ability.
Who to equip? Any champion you need to stay alive for a long time. It can be used on a tank to make it more durable, or on a DPS (damage per second) unit like Vayne or Zed to protect them from special abilities.
⠀ Rapid Fire Cannon (2x Curved Bow): In addition to doubling the range of attacks, the item counters Spectral Dancer. The reason is that the second effect of this object is that of not being able to miss its attacks. It also counters yordle synergy and Shen's special ability.
Who to equip? In ranged units like Sorcerers (Karthus, Morgana, Aurelion Sol, Ahri, Kassadin, Lulu, Veigar, and Twisted Fate) or Hunters (Vayne, Varus, Ashe, and Kindred). It's also useful in Yasuo's hands, boosting his damage whenever he starts the game in an isolated position.
Rank items: very good and versatile
The A rank items are also among the best in the game, but they are not as strong as the S rank items. Likewise, the items in this rank have good individual effects and also work well in different situations.
⠀ Hextech Gun-blade (Unnecessarily Large Rod + Greatsword) : Very similar to Bloodthirsty, with the difference that the user heals with any damage caused, be it with physical attacks or special abilities.
Who to equip? On your main DPS. Very compatible with demons (Evelynn, Aatrox, Brand, Varus, Elise, Swain, and Morgana) due to the true damage bonus synergy.
⠀ Cursed Blade (Curved Bow + Negatron Cloak) : Has a 20% chance to lower the target's level by one star. It is an essential item to turn the round around, but you need to know who to put this item on.
Who to equip? On assassins (Evelynn, Katarina, Zed, Akali, Pyke, Rengar, and Kha'Zix) to jump behind targets and finish the job quickly. Also useful on Swordsmen (Fiora, Shen, Aatrox, Gangplank, Draven, and Yasuo) and Hunters (Vayne, Varus, Ashe, and Kindred).
⠀ Spatula: It is necessary to create the Force of Nature item, one of the best in TeamFight Tactics. In addition, it now has the bonus of doubling the attribute of the item it is combined with for final items. For example, Blade of the Ruined King no longer gives +20% attack speed, but +40%!
Who to equip? It is not necessary to equip it. Wait until you have two Spatulas or another of the basic items, as it does absolutely nothing by itself.
⠀ Spectral Dancer (Curved Bow + Chainmail): Many players think that it is only good to be immune to critical hits. It's more than that since you'll avoid the damage entirely, not just the one added by the crit. This item will also nullify the effect of Infinity Edge, so it comes in handy!
Who to equip? On the weaker DPS positioned back in the formation. They will be more resistant to assassins jumping near them. However, it also serves to increase the resistance of a champion like Kassadin or Cho'Gath, among other tanks.
⠀ Guinsoo's Furyblade (Curved Bow + Unnecessarily Large Rod) - With the Curved Bow we mentioned that attack speed is an important attribute. This item gives it to you but reaches a higher level because with each basic attack it will increase that speed. It's the perfect item for most DPS in the game!
Who to equip? Basic attack-based champions like Glacials (Volibear, Lissandra, Anivia, Braum, Sejuani, and Ashe), Gunslingers (Lucian, Miss Fortune, Graves, Tristana, and Gangplank), and Hunters (Varus, Ashe, Vayne, and Kindred). All of these champions contain special effects on their basic attacks, thanks to synergies. For that reason, the faster they attack, the more effective they will have.
⠀ Archangel's Staff (2x Tear of the Goddess) - Similar to Shojin's Spear, but more useful for champions with powerful special abilities.
Who to equip? Being a mana item, equip the item on the champion with the best ult from your composition. Another option is to give this item to one that only needs up to 75 mana, as it will charge up the special ability quickly.
B Rank Items: Medium but Useful
Now we get to the items that aren't incredibly strong but do work in a lot of situations. They have moderate individual effects and are worth building to power up your champions.
Items: Guardian Angel, Rabadon's Deathcap, Tear of the Goddess, Warmog's Armor, Negatron Cloak, Ionic Spark, Unnecessarily Large Rod, Infinity Edge, Swordbreaker, Bloodthirsty, Spear of Shojin, Medallion of the Iron Solari, Red enhancement, and Morellonomicon.
⠀ Guardian Angel (Blade Sword + Chainmail): this item underwent several significant changes. The user revives more quickly and with a good amount of life. It is a perfect item to extend the life of your most important units.
Who to equip? Put it on the carry of your team, that is, the strongest and best equipped. In case he dies soon, at least he will have a second chance.
⠀ Rabadon 's Deathcap (2x Unnecessarily Large Rod): An item that simply increases magic damage, making it effective in situations where you need a big burst of damage with the special ability.
Who to equip? As with Morellonomicon, it is also useful on casters (Karthus, Morgana, Aurelion Sol, Ahri, Kassadin, Lulu, Veigar, and Twisted Fate) and elementalists (Brand, Lissandra, Anivia, and Kennen). If you get another one, feel free to put it on different units like Aurelion Sol or Akali.
⠀ Tear of the Goddess: Useful for getting extra starting mana and forming other higher-ranked items.
Who to equip? On the champion with the best ultimate, at least for the first few rounds.
⠀ Warmog 's Armor (2x Giant's Belt): A good item for defense. It will allow a tough and important champion in your composition to survive longer. Health bonus and health regen aren't the most valuable stats in TFT, but it's nice to have them increased.
Who to equip? The shapeshifters (Elise, Shyvana, Swain, Nidalee, and Gnar) are the first options without a doubt. The effect of Warmog's Armor combines perfectly with the synergy. If you don't have any shapeshifter units, put them in the tank with the highest amount of health, to get the most out of regeneration.
⠀ Negatron Cloak: An essential basic item to form others of a better rank, and which is necessary because special abilities usually deal magic damage.
Who to equip? In any champion.
⠀ Ionic Spark (Unnecessarily Large Rod + Negatron Cloak) : An item that counters wizards. However, the damage dealt with targets is somewhat low, and its usefulness is highly dependent on the enemy composition.
Who to equip? In knights (Darius, Sejuani, Garen, Mordekaiser, Poppy and Kayle) or in protectors (Braum and Leona). The longer the item is in play, the better.
⠀ Unnecessarily Large Rod - Also good for getting other higher-level items and it never hurts to have more magic damage on your champions.
Who to equip? In your main DPS in magic damage during the first rounds of the game.
⠀ Infinity Edge (2x Greatsword): The essential item of the DPS, for its great improvement in attacks with critical damage.
Who to equip? Useful on assassins (Evelynn, Katarina, Zed, Akali, Pyke, Rengar, and Kha'Zix), due to class synergy.
⠀ Swordbreaker (Chain Mail + Negatron Cloak): It is an item that, with a small chance, prevents the target from making basic attacks for a short time.
Who to equip? They are very useful in the hands of Swordsmen (Fiora, Shen, Aatrox, Gangplank, Draven, and Yasuo) and Hunters (Vayne, Varus, Ashe, and Kindred).
⠀ The Bloodthirsty (Greatsword + Negatron Cloak): 35% life steal is applied with every basic attack. It's not terribly useful on its own, but it greatly increases its effectiveness if combined with another attack speed item.
Who to equip? The best champions to carry this item are the hunters (Varus, Ashe, Vayne, and Kindred), due to the synergy it grants attack speed. Feel free to add this item to any other champion that has an attack speed item.
⠀ Shojin Spear (Tear of the Goddess + Greatsword): It is without a doubt a recommended item in TFT. The 15% mana per attack bonus allows the user to have the special ability before everyone else but requires using the special ability first. If the unit dies before that, the bonus is not used.
Who to equip? On the champion with the best ult (special ability) in your composition. There's nothing better about using a good skill than using it multiple times. Some suggestions are Pyke, Draven, Aurelion Sol, or Sejuani.
⠀ Medallion of the Iron Solari (Unnecessarily Large Rod + Chain Mail): This is a good defense item that grants a shield to adjacent allies. Not only does it increase the resistance of your strongest units, but it helps DPS to survive a little longer.
Who to equip? Mainly protectors (Braum and Leona) and knights (Darius, Sejuani, Garen, Mordekaiser, Poppy, and Kayle).
⠀ Red Enhancement (Chain Mail + Giant's Belt): This is another item that increases the damage of attacks, but with an extra effect that prevents all kinds of healing on the affected unit. This is interesting against compositions with Bloodroot as an item, or Noble synergy.
Who to equip? On the gunslingers (Lucian, Miss Fortune, Graves, Tristana, and Gangplank). In this way, there is a chance that all opponents on the board will receive the effect of the item. Nothing to heal!
⠀ Morellonomicon (Unnecessarily Large Rod + Giant's Belt): Applies damage over time effect to all magic attacks.
Who to equip? In sorcerers (Karthus, Morgana, Aurelion Sol, Ahri, Kassadin, Lulu, Veigar, and Twisted Fate) and in elementalists (Brand, Lissandra, Anivia, and Kennen).
Rank C Items: Weak or Situational
As the title indicates, C rank items are already a bit weak. The effects are not at the level of other items and have low utility. For that reason, they are more situational objects compared to those of a higher rank. They can serve well as a second or third item on the champion, and counter some specific composition.
⠀ Frozen Heart (Tear of the Goddess + Chainmail): Attack speed is one of the most important attributes of TFT and it is precisely this item that reduces it. All enemies adjacent to the unit will have their attack speed reduced by 20%. However, the buff to Curved Bow has caused it to lose some effectiveness.
Who to equip? Tanks positioned in the front line. The longer the Frozen Heart is in play, the better. It is very effective to give to Knights (Darius, Sejuani, Garen, Mordekaiser, Poppy, and Kayle) and Protectors (Braum and Leona).
⠀ Chainmail: Armor is a somewhat prized attribute in TFT, as many champions rely on basic attacks. Aside from the armor bonus, Chain Mail is one of the items used to build other good items.
Who to equip? On any champion, preferably on tanks or frontline units.
⠀ Zephyr (Negatron Cloak + Giant's Belt) : The effect of the item is simply to expel an enemy during the first 5 seconds of the round. That's enough time to focus attacks against fewer units and gain an early advantage.
Who to equip? On any champion, preferably on a tank for the attributes he brings.
⠀ Giant's Belt: a necessary item to create other strong items, but the 200 life points that this one adds are not the most significant attributes.
Who to equip? On the main tank of your comp, especially in the early rounds.
⠀ Echo of Luden (Unnecessarily Large Rod + Tear of the Goddess) – Splash damage is a feature that has fallen somewhat out of favor in TeamFight Tactics. The reason for this is that the units are no longer kept as close together. That depends on the composition, which is why Luden's Echo will work in certain situations.
Who to equip? Warlocks (Karthus, Morgana, Aurelion Sol, Ahri, Kassadin, Lulu, Veigar, and Twisted Fate) take advantage of it quite well. Luden's Echo pairs perfectly with the magic damage boost synergy from its grants.
⠀ Runyan's Hurricane (Negatron Cloak + Spatula): An item that allows you to attack an extra target with each attack. It may seem very useful, which it is in some situations, but the damage applied to the extra target is reduced to 25%.
Who to equip? On the Glacials (Lissandra, Braum, Ashe, Volibear, Sejuani, and Anivia) to increase the chance to stun with the synergy effect. It's also good on Imperials (Darius, Katarina, Draven, and Swain), as well as other long-range champions.
⠀ Thornmail (2x Mail): A good item for providing a large amount of armor and, as icing on the cake, it also reflects 35% of the damage received. However, armor is not as valuable an attribute as magic resistance.
Who to equip? Put him on a well-positioned, centralized tank in your composition so that he becomes the target of the opposing team. The more stamina your champion has, the longer they can reflect damage.
⠀ Statikk Dagger (Curved Bow + Tear of the Goddess): It is a below-average item among all items. The splash damage is pretty low and only happens every three attacks, but it does benefit a lot from attack speed.
Who to equip? On champions with good attack speed to take advantage of splash damage. The most suitable is the wild (Rengar, Warwick, Nidalee, Gnar, and Ahri), swordsmen (Aatrox, Yasuo, Draven, Fiora, Shen, and Gangplank), and hunters (Varus, Ashe, Vayne, and Kindred).
⠀ Redemption (Giant's Belt + Tear of the Goddess) - With the changes to this item, it can come in handy in certain builds based on tough units. Item now activates when the wearer falls below 25% health, not on death. It seems little, but it is a significant change!
Who to equip? On a champion who's often targeted by enemies, but also resilient. It is important to put this item on a well-positioned unit so that all possible allies receive the heal.
⠀ Silence (Tear of the Goddess + Negatron Cloak): It is an item that prevents the target enemy from getting mana. It has a good chance per basic attack to trigger the effect, so it's somewhat useful although subject to the random component.
Who to equip? It's perfect on Hunters (Varus, Ashe, Vayne, and Kindred) to have more chance to trigger the effect on enemies if you get the synergy. Any champion with an attack speed item can benefit from this.
⠀ Greatsword: Needed to get higher-level items, but not as powerful on its own.
Who to equip? To the main DPS from basic attacks or physical damage, especially during the first rounds of the game.
⠀ Zeke's Herald (Giant's Belt + Greatsword) - Again, another attack speed-based item. It's true that an extra 15% attack speed comes in handy, but the positioning requirement does limit your builds.
Who to equip? Any champion that is centralized in your composition, so it affects two allies that can benefit from attack speed.
D-rank items: the worst in the game
This is the range of useless items. It is better to be honest because they really do not contribute anything compared to the rest of the TeamFight Tactics items. If you get the item in a pick round or shared draft, it can be useful, but never spend primary items to build these!
Items: Sword of the Gods and Titanic Hydra.
⠀ Sword of the Gods (Broadsword + Curved Bow): You can get a 100% critical hit for the rest of the round, but the chance is too low. Needs to be upgraded to compete against other items.
Who to equip? In the hunters (Varus, Ashe, Vayne, and Kindred). You can also try it out with other champions from different backgrounds and classes, like assassins or gunslingers.
⠀ Titanic Hydra (Curving Bow + Giant's Belt): 10% of user's max health as added and splash damage sounds great but only useful with high health units. It is best used together with other health and attack speed items, not by itself.
Who to equip? In a tank-like Gnar, one of those with the highest resistance and life. The logic of this is to take advantage of splash damage as much as possible, and if a champion with a lot of health has it, the more extra damage it will do.
Unranked Items: Purely Situational
There are no specific criteria to classify these items since they are purely situational. They are created with the Spatula as one of the components and allow you to add a class or origin to a champion. By their very nature, they can be both useless and indispensable objects. It all depends on your composition!
Items: Blade of the Ruined King, Darkin, Frozen Mace, Knight's Vow, Youmuu's, and Yuumi's Phantasmal Edge.
And that's it for the best and worst TeamFight Tactics items! Know now in detail all the effects of each item in the game.