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Teamfight Tactics’ beta is over and the elements are rising in season two. As our first new set, Rise of the Elements fully replaces the champions, origins, and classes you played with during beta.

Here you will find all the information you need to hop into the Convergence and start exploring the new set. TFT has evolved, but your goal’s the same—can you adapt to new strategies, abilities, effects, and interactions to build a team and defeat your opponents?

Get ready for Teamfight Tactics: Rise of the Elements, coming in patch 9.22!

Elements

This season champions represent elements rather than origins, but the rules are the same. Deploy multiple unique champions with the same element to unlock powerful trait bonuses! Copies of the same champion all benefit from their elemental bonus, but only the first counts for determining how many unique champions you have deployed, even if your copies are different star levels.

Each element has its own unique bonus:

Crystal

Skarner, Taric, Ashe

  • Deploying multiple Crystal champions grants them a maximum limit to the amount of damage they can take from a single attack or ability hit.

Desert

Renekton, Sivir, Azir, Khazix

  • Deploying multiple Desert champions reduces the enemy team’s armor. The reduction increases if more Desert champions are deployed.

Electric

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Ornn, Volibear, Zed

  • Deploying multiple Electric champions causes them to damage adjacent enemies whenever they critically strike or are critically struck.

Glacial

Warwick, Volibear, Braum, Ezreal, Olaf

  • Deploying multiple Glacial champions grants their attacks a chance to stun their target, increasing with more Glacials.

Inferno

Zyra, Diana, Varus, Qiyana, Kindred, Annie, Brand

  • Deploying multiple Inferno champions causes their abilities to temporarily ignite the ground beneath their targets, damaging enemies standing in the fire. Damage increases with more Inferno champions.

Light

Nasus, Vayne, Jax, Aatrox, Soraka, Yorick

  • Deploying multiple Light champions causes them to, on death, heal other Light champions for a percentage of their max health and grant them attack speed for the remainder of the round (stacking with multiple Light champion deaths). Heal and attack speed increase with more Light champions.

Steel

Rek’Sai, Nocturne

  • Deploying multiple Steel champions causes them to briefly become immune to damage when they drop below 50% health.

Mountain

Taliyah, Qiyana, Malphite

  • Deploying multiple Mountain champions grants a massive shield to a random ally at the start of combat.

Ocean

Vladimir, Thresh, Syndra, Qiyana, Nautilus, Nami

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  • Deploying multiple Ocean champions periodically grants allies mana. The amount increases with more Ocean champions.

Poison

Kog’Maw, Dr. Mundo, Twitch, Singed

  • Deploying multiple Poison champions causes their damaging attacks and abilities to increase the mana costs of their targets’ abilities.

Shadow

Malzahar, Kindred, Veigar, Sion, Master Yi

  • Deploying multiple Shadow champions causes them to deal increased damage for the first few seconds of combat, as well as for a few seconds when they score a takedown. Deploying more Shadow champions causes all of them to deal increased damage when any of them score a takedown.

Wind

Yasuo, Qiyana, Janna

  • Deploying both Wind champions grants your team dodge chance.

Woodland

Maokai, Ivern, Neeko, LeBlanc

  • Deploying multiple Woodland champions causes one of them to randomly create a clone of themselves (including items) at the start of combat.

Classes

A champion’s class describes how they fight and functions similarly to their element, conferring additional trait bonuses based on how many unique members of that class you have on your team (duplicate champions don’t count here, either):

Alchemist

Singed

  • Alchemists can move through other units and never stop moving.

Assassin

Diana, LeBlanc, Qiyana, Nocturne, Kha’Zix, Zed

Assassins sneak across the battlefield at the start of combat, placing themselves opposite from where they started.

  • Deploying multiple Assassins grants them critical strike chance and increased critical strike damage, increasing with more Assassins.

Avatar

Lux

  • An Avatar’s element is counted twice for trait bonuses.

Berserker

Renekton, Jax, Volibear, Dr. Mundo, Sion, Olaf

  • Deploying multiple Berserkers grants their attacks a chance to deal damage in a cone behind the target. The chance increases with more Berserkers.

Blademaster

Yasuo, Sivir, Aatrox, Master Yi

  • Deploying multiple Blademasters grants their attacks a chance to hit extra times, increasing with more Blademasters.

Summoner

Zyra, Malzahar, Azir, Annie, Yorick, Zed

  • Deploying multiple Summoners increases the health and duration of their spawned allies, increasing with more Summoners.
  • Summoners’ pets benefit from Element and Class bonuses, but don’t count as additional units toward activating higher levels of those bonuses.

Druid

Ivern, Maokai, Neeko

  • Deploying two Druids grants all Druids health regeneration.
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Mage

Vladimir, Taliyah, Syndra, LeBlanc, Veigar, Brand

  • Deploying multiple Mages grants them a chance after casting an ability to cast it again. This chance increases with more mages.

Mystic

Soraka, Janna, Master Yi, Nami

  • Deploying multiple Mystics grants all allies magic resist, increasing with more Mystics.

Predator

Warwick, Kog’Maw, Skarner, Rek’Sai

  • Deploying multiple Predators causes their attacks and abilities to immediately kill low-health enemies.

Ranger

Vayne, Varus, Ezreal, Kindred, Ashe, Twitch

  • Deploying multiple Rangers periodically grants them a chance to gain a burst of attack speed, increasing with more Rangers.

Warden

Ornn, Nasus, Thresh, Braum, Nautilus, Malphite, Taric

  • Deploying multiple Wardens grants them armor, increasing with more Wardens.

Champions

Tier 1

Diana

  • Inferno
  • Assassin
  • Flame Cascade: Diana shields herself for a few seconds and creates three flame orbs that orbit her. Orbs explode when they contact an enemy, dealing damage.

Ivern

  • Woodland
  • Druid
  • Triggerseed: Ivern shields the lowest-health ally for a few seconds.

Kog’Maw

  • Poison
  • Predator
  • Living Artillery: Kog’Maw launches acid that damages a random enemy.

Maokai

  • Woodland
  • Druid
  • Sap Magic (passive): Whener Maokai is damaged by an enemy spell, his next attack heals him.

Nasus

  • Light
  • Warden
  • Fury of the Dawn: Nasus temporarily enrages, gaining bonus health and damaging adjacent enemies each second for the duration.

Ornn

  • Electric
  • Warden
  • Lightning Breath: Ornn breathes lightning in a cone in front of him, damaging enemies and increasing their chance to be critically struck for the next few seconds.

Renekton

  • Desert
  • Berserker
  • Cull the Meek: Renekton damages adjacent enemies and heals himself for each enemy hit.

Taliyah

  • Mountain
  • Mage
  • Seismic Shove: Taliyah erupts the ground under a random enemy, knocking them toward her if ranged, or away if melee.

Vayne

  • Light
  • Ranger
  • Silver Bolts (Passive): Vayne passively deals bonus true damage every third attack based on the enemy’s maximum health.

Vladimir

  • Ocean
  • Mage
  • Drain: Vladimir damages a target enemy, healing himself for the damage dealt.

Warwick

  • Glacial
  • Predator
  • Infinite Duress: Warwick pounces onto the lowest-health enemy, stunning and damaging them. Applies on-hit effects.

Zyra

  • Inferno
  • Summoner
  • Rampant Growth: Zyra spawns two untargetable Flame Spitters on random hexes at the edge of the arena, which attack the nearest enemy.

Tier 2

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Braum

  • Glacial
  • Warden
  • Unbreakable: Braum raises his shield toward the furthest enemy, reducing incoming damage from that direction and blocking projectiles.

Jax

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  • Light
  • Berserker
  • Counter Strike: Jax gains 100% dodge chance for the next few seconds, then briefly stuns and damages adjacent enemies.

Leblanc

  • Woodland
  • Assassin, Mage
  • Ethereal Chain: Leblanc sends a chain toward the nearest enemy, stunning and damaging them after a delay.

Malzahar

  • Shadow
  • Summoner
  • Shadow Swarm: Malzahar creates a portal that spawns minions. More star levels, more minions.

Neeko

  • Woodland
  • Druid
  • Blooming Burst: Neeko throws a seed at a random enemy that explodes three times in a larger and larger radius.

Rek’Sai

  • Steel
  • Predator
  • Furious Bite: Rek’Sai bites her target, dealing true damage.

Skarner

  • Crystal
  • Predator
  • Crystalline Exoskeleton: Skarner shields himself for a few seconds, gaining bonus attack speed while the shield holds.

Syndra

  • Ocean
  • Mage
  • Hydro Sphere: Syndra conjures a Hydro Sphere at a target location that damages enemies.

Thresh

  • Ocean
  • Warden
  • Deep Sea Passage: Thresh throws his lantern to the lowest-health ally, shielding them and nearby allies for a few seconds.

Varus

  • Inferno
  • Ranger
  • Piercing Arrow: Varus charges and fires an arrow, dealing damage to all enemies in a line.

Volibear

  • Electric, Glacial
  • Berserker
  • Thunder Bite: Volibear bites his target, dealing damage. Thunder Bite instantly kills enemies below a certain amount of health, fully restoring Volibear’s mana.

Yasuo

  • Wind
  • Blademaster
  • Last Breath: Yasuo instantly appears next to the enemy with the most items, attacking them multiple times in rapid succession and knocking them up for the duration.

Tier 3

Aatrox

  • Light
  • Blademaster
  • The Arclight Blade: Aatrox slams his sword in a circle in front of him, damaging enemies hit.

Azir

  • Desert
  • Summoner
  • Arise!: Azir summons an untargetable Sand Soldier near a random enemy that attacks whenever Azir attacks.

Dr. Mundo

  • Poison
  • Berserker
  • Adrenaline Rush: Dr. Mundo spawns a toxic cloud around himself that damages adjacent enemies and heals himself for the damage dealt for several seconds.

Ezreal

  • Glacial
  • Ranger
  • Ice Shot: Ezreal fires a shard of ice toward the lowest-health enemy, damaging the first enemy hit and applying on-hit effects.

Kindred

  • Shadow, Inferno
  • Ranger
  • Wolf’s Frenzy: Lamb tumbles away from her target while Wolf bites them, dealing damage.

Nautilus

  • Ocean
  • Warden
  • Depth Charge: Nautilus sends out a depth charge that seeks out the furthest enemy champion, knocking them up and stunning them for a really long time.

Nocturne

  • Steel
  • Assassin
  • Steel Blades (Passive): Every three hits, Nocturne’s next attack is enhanced, damaging all adjacent enemies and healing him for a portion of damage dealt.

Qiyana

  • Inferno OR Ocean OR Mountain OR Wind
  • Assassin
  • Edge of Ixtal: Qiyana dashes to the side of her target and throws a blast of wind through them, damaging and stunning enemies it passes through.

Sion

  • Shadow
  • Berserker
  • Decimating Smash: Sion smashes an area in front of him after a delay, knocking up and damaging enemies.

Sivir

  • Desert
  • Blademaster
  • Ricochet: Sivir’s attacks temporarily bounce to nearby units.

Soraka

  • Light
  • Mystic
  • Equinox: Soraka temporarily calms an area around a random enemy, damaging enemies and preventing them from gaining mana while inside.

Veigar

  • Shadow
  • Mage
  • Primordial Burst: Veigar blasts an enemy with magical energy, dealing damage. Instantly kills enemies at lower star levels than Veigar.

Tier 4

Annie

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  • Inferno
  • Summoner
  • Tibbers!: Annie summons Tibbers onto a nearby hex. Tibbers attacks nearby enemies while active.

Ashe

  • Crystal
  • Ranger
  • Ranger’s Focus: For the next few seconds Ashe gains attack speed and her attacks fire a flurry of arrows, dealing bonus damage.

Brand

  • Inferno
  • Mage
  • Pyroclasm: Brand launches a bouncing fireball, damaging enemies hit.

Janna

  • Wind
  • Mystic
  • Monsoon: Janna knocks back enemies in a large area and channels for a few seconds, continuously healing nearby allies.

Kha’Zix

  • Desert
  • Assassin
  • Arid Assault: Kha’Zix briefly becomes stealthed, becoming untargetable and causing his next attack to critically strike.

Malphite

  • Mountain
  • Warden
  • Unstoppable Force: Malphite throws himself toward a random enemy, damaging and knocking up nearby enemies when he arrives.

Olaf

  • Glacial
  • Berserker
  • Berserker Rage: For the rest of combat, Olaf gains a large amount of Attack Speed and Lifesteal for a few seconds and becomes immune to crowd control.

Twitch

  • Poison
  • Ranger
  • Spray and Pray: Twitch temporarily gains infinite range and his attacks become piercing bolts that fly through their targets to the end of the board, damaging all enemies they pass through.

Yorick

  • Light
  • Summoner
  • Shepherd of Souls: Yorick blesses several of his lowest-health allies, reviving them as a Minion of Light when they die. More star levels, more targets.

Tier 5

Master Yi

  • Shadow, Mystic
  • Blademaster
  • Meditate: Master Yi becomes untargetable and significantly heals himself over a few seconds. After channeling, his attacks temporarily deal bonus magic damage on hit.

Nami

  • Ocean
  • Mystic
  • Tidal Wave: Nami sends a massive wave toward a random enemy, damaging and knocking up enemies it passes through and granting allies it passes through bonus magic damage on hit.

Singed

  • Poison
  • Alchemist
  • Poison Trail (Passive): Singed passively leaves a poison cloud behind himself that damages enemies who stand in it.

Taric

  • Crystal
  • Warden
  • Cosmic Radiance: After a delay, Taric and all nearby allies become invulnerable for a few seconds.

Zed

  • Electric
  • Summoner, Assassin
  • Living Lightning: Zed creates an identical clone of himself behind his current target, copying his items as well. This clone can also cast Living Lightning.

Tier 7

Lux

  • Electric OR Inferno OR Glacial OR Crystal OR Wind OR Woodland OR Steel OR Ocean OR Shadow OR Light
  • There are ten copies of Lux in each game, one of each of the above elements.
  • Once you purchase one Lux, the other Luxes will become that element when you see them in your shop.
  • Avatar
  • Final Spark: Lux fires a giant laser that deals massive damage to enemies hit and restores mana based on enemies hit.

ITEMS

Items increase your champions’ base stats and can upgrade into stronger items that provide unique effects. In PvE rounds, each monster you defeat has a chance of dropping an item. In Draft rounds, every draftable champion comes with an item equipped. You’ll always see basic items early on, but as the game progresses, you’ll have a shot at upgraded items.

There are nine basic items:

  • BF Sword: Attacks deal more damage
  • Recurve Bow: Attack more often
  • Needlessly Large Rod: Abilities are stronger
  • Tear of the Goddess: Begin combat with some mana
  • Giant’s Belt: Gain health
  • Chain Vest: Take less damage from basic attacks
  • Negatron Cloak: Take less damage from abilities
  • Sparring Gloves: Gain dodge chance and critical strike chance
  • Spatula: Provides no stats, but upgrades into various rule-breaking items!

Equip items by dragging and dropping them onto your champions (be careful, this can’t be undone). If you equip a champion with two basic items, those items automatically combine into an upgraded item, sharing the same combination of stats as its components. Every pair of basic items creates a different upgraded item!

Upgraded items can buff your attacks and abilities, grant unique effects, and even change the properties of your champions! New classes and origins means new spatula items, here’s what’s new:

  • Spatula + BF Sword: Assassin
  • Spatula + Recurve Bow: Blademaster
  • Spatula + Needlessly Large Rod: Inferno
  • Spatula + Tear of the Goddess: Mage
  • Spatula + Giant’s Belt: Glacial
  • Spatula + Chain Vest: Warden
  • Spatula + Negatron Cloak: Light
  • Spatula + Sparring Gloves: Berserker

Element of the Game

Each Rise of the Elements game will randomly feature one element: Inferno, Ocean, Mountain, or Wind. The element of the game can be tracked in the center of the carousel, and has a few effects.

First, Qiyana’s element corresponds to the element of the game. Second, the Dragon encounter now features the Elemental Drake that corresponds to the element of the game. Finally, the element of the game controls the new Elemental Hex mechanic.

When you load into the Convergence, one random hex will be imbued with the element of the game, buffing the champion that starts combat on top of it each round. When the game reaches stage 3-1, a second Elemental Hex is created. The same hexes are chosen on all eight players’ boards.

Elemental Hexes grant the following effects:

  • Inferno: Gain attack speed for the duration of combat
  • Ocean: Start combat with additional mana
  • Mountain: Gain permanent health that stacks between rounds and remains even if the champion is moved off the Elemental Hex
  • Wind: Gain dodge chance for the duration of combat

Note that Elemental Hex buffs take up an item slot. If a champion with three items starts combat in an Elemental Hex, they won’t receive the buff.

The importance of items in Teamfight Tactics is by far the biggest difference compared to other games in the auto-battler genre. With this importance, however, the game becomes a lot more complicated to players trying out the game. Here are the basics you need to know about items when playing Teamfight Tactics.

Items in Teamfight Tactics

  • The B.F. Sword, +20 Attack Damage.
  • Recurve Bow, +20% attack speed.
  • Needlessly Large Rod, +20% Spell power. (In League of Legends it is called Ability Power, however, in Teamfight Tactics, the scaling of this item works very differently.)
  • The tear of the Goddess, +20 starting mana.
  • Chain Vest, +20 Armor.
  • Negatron Cloak, +20 Magic Resist.
  • Giant Belt, +200 base health.

The final base item in Teamfight Tactics is the Spatula. The spatula has no effect of its own, to compensate for the strength of its combination items. It is by far the most flexible item you can obtain. This causes it to often be regarded as the best starting item you can receive.

The Item Cheatsheet

By far the easiest way to learn the way certain items are created, and what the items you have can build into is through using a cheatsheet as seen above. This image is created by https://progameguides.com/ . Each combination item receives the stats of the items used to create it, on top of the additional effect of each item.

Do note, that items created with the Spatula item gain twice the stats of the item the spatula is combined with. With the exception of the Force of Nature item, which has no stats. However, this item does allow one additional unit to be played on the board and is made by combining two Spatulae.

The Most Effective Items

While each item in Teamfight Tactics can situationally be useful, there are certain items you should aim to create, and some you should avoid. Among the most used items are the Guardian Angel, made by combining the B.F. Sword with a chain vest, giving a unit the ability to revive with 500 health. This item is one of the most powerful in the entire game as certain champions’ abilities may deal damage while the revival is ongoing. The most common examples of this are Kennen, Garen, and Swain.

Another item you are almost guaranteed to see in every game you play is the Morellonomicon. Morellonomicon is made by combining a Giants belt with the Needlessly Large Rod. The strength of Morellonomicon comes in through its ability to stop any unit damaged by (most) any ability of its wearer from healing. Certain champions that empower their basic attacks, such as Draven or Jinx, do not apply the effect of Morellonomicon through their ability usage.

Besides this anti-healing effect, Morellonomicon also deals damage to units hit by the ability of the wearer for 20% of the units max health over a period of 10 seconds. This effect of 2% of the health of the unit per second can be applied multiple times by the abilities of certain champions. Any champion of which the ability deals damage over time or in multiple stages can apply this effect multiple times. Examples of this range from the obvious, Garen and Miss Fortune and Swain, to the less obvious, a champion such as Brand or Anivia.

The other anti-healing item is the Red Buff. Build from a Giants belt and a Chain Vest. Red buff is the auto-attack version of the Morellonomicon and is most effective on champions of the Gunslinger Trait. As of now, Red Buff has the same 2% damage per second that Morellonomicon offers. However, there are plans to change the effect of both Red Buff and Morellonomicon in the near future.

Items Not Worth Building

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Now that we covered some of the effective items you can build, here are some you should avoid for now. Sword of the Divine, an item made from two of the strongest base-items in the game, the B.F. Sword and a Recurve Bow. While the Sword of the Divine is not a bad item, the parts are just greater than the whole. Both of these tools can be made into much more effective items at the current point in time.

Another is Locket of the Iron Solari. The item is made through a Chain Vest and a Needlessly Large Rod. While at one point, this item was the absolute best in the game, it simply is past its prime. With the nerfs to the overall strength of the item and the introduction of the Hextech Trait there are simply better ways to use these base items. The Hextech Trait, which disables items at the start of the round of a random unit holding an item. This trait hurts items such as the Locket of the Iron Solari and Zeke’s Herald, which encourage grouping your strong champions together.

First Item Priority at the Carousel

The first item at the carousel has been an incredibly controversial topic. Which items you prioritize is something that differs, even among the most successful players in the game. The strategy I found most successful prioritizes the Spatula over everything. As I mentioned earlier, the sheer flexibility of this item, to me, has to make it the best item to start out the game with. Especially now that many strategies revolve around losing the early rounds of Teamfight Tactics.

  1. Spatula
  2. Recurve Bow
  3. The B.F. Sword, Needlessly Large Rod
  4. Giant’s belt
  5. Negatron Cloak, Chain Vest.
  6. Tear (On any champion excluding Lucian).

That is all for this guide to the basics of Teamfight Tactics’ item system. As this only covers the start of the Item’s in Teamfight Tactics, we will be back soon with more in-depth information covering other aspects surrounding Items and how they can dictate which comps you are able to play. If you are interested in learning more about Teamfight Tactics, consider signing up for a Teamfight Tactics lesson with me through Gamer Sensei at
https://www.gamersensei.com/senseis/tsukaitft !

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