League of Legends TFT: Patch 9.23 unit tier list

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Based on this tier list, we have also taken the average ranking of each champion within every Class and Element in TFT, which will give our aggregated ranking so you know which synergies are best. One thing to note is that these rankings are purely based on the average champion strength within that group, not the strength of the buff the synergy provides. We are assuming for purposes of this tier list that champions are ranked based on not only cost and statistics, but whether they can be part of a powerful synergy.

Element ranking (last patch)

      1. Shadow (1)
      2. Poison (3)
      3. Inferno (4)
      4. Desert (2)
      5. Cloud (10)
      6. Steel (5)
      7. Ocean (7)
      8. Crystal (6)
      9. Electric (11)
      10. Mountain (8)
      11. Light (9)
      12. Glacial (12)
      13. Woodland (13)

Class ranking

      1. Summoner (2)
      2. Mystic (1)
      3. Assassin (3)
      4. Blademaster (5)
      5. Ranger (4)
      6. Berserker (6)
      7. Warden (7)
      8. Mage (8)
      9. Druid (9)
      10. Predator (10)

Best compositions

In accordance with our rankings of the best champions, Classes and Elements, we now give you a guide for the best comps in Patch 9.23, along with the units you should buy in each one, as well as the best supplemental synergies to pair those comps with. We will put an asterisk next to the units that should be the main focus of these comps, to get to 2 or 3-stars and put items on. Note that when we recommend specific units of a Class/Element but omit others for your pairings, we are saying these are the options we would consider to be above average or worthwhile additions to your comp.

  • Summoners – Malzahar (*), Annie, Yorick, Zed (*)
    • Pair with Shadow by adding Master Yi (Malzahar + Master Yi)
      • You can also add Kindred and Sion for a full Shadow comp
    • Pair with Desert by adding Sivir or Kha’Zix (Azir + Sivir/Kha’Zix)
    • Pair with Inferno by adding Kindred and Brand or Diana (Zyra + Annie + Kindred + Brand/Diana)
    • Pair with Light by adding Vayne and Jax (Yorick + Vayne + Jax)
  • Shadow – Malzahar (*), Kindred (*), Sion, Master Yi (*)
    • Pair with Blademasters by adding Sivir (Master Yi + Sivir)
      • You can also add Azir and Kha’Zix for a Desert comp (Sivir + Azir + Kha’Zix) AND then add Annie/Yorick/Zed for a Summoner comp as well (Malzahar + Azir + Annie/Yorick/Zed).
    • Pair with Summoners by adding Annie and Zed (Malzahar + Zed + Annie)
  • Poison – Dr. Mundo (*), Twitch/Kog’Maw, Singed (*)
    • Pair with Ranger by adding Kindred/Ashe (Twitch + Kindred/Ashe)
    • Pair with Berserkers by adding Olaf and Sion (Mundo + Olaf + Sion)
  • Mystic

    – Soraka, Janna, Master Yi (*), Nami (*)

  • Pair with Shadow by adding Kindred/Malzahar or Kindred, Malzahar, and Sion (Master Yi + Kindred + Malzahar + Sion)
  • Pair with Blademasters by adding Sivir (Master Yi + Sivir)
    • You can also add Azir and Kha’Zix for a Desert comp (Sivir + Azir + Kha’Zix)
  • Pair with


    by adding Yasuo (Janna + Yasuo)

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    Concluding notes

    While there’s not much more these aggregations can tell us with certainty with regards to comps or items, here is what our data can tell you about what to look for within your next Teamfight Tactics game.

          • Summoners remain strong as a collection of units themselves (i.e. their synergy with each other) but also as they relate to other synergies. For instance, Zyra and Annie pair with the strong Inferno Element while Malzahar slots into the Shadow Element. This level of flexibility makes the synergy incredibly attractive to build.
          • I’ll note that Woodland is an extremely strong synergy in the early game because it gives, essentially, a free extra unit in the early game. However, be warned that this comp falls off extremely fast. I would not even attempt to build a Woodland unit beyond 2-stars unless it’s going to fit into your comp later (like a LeBlanc).
          • Although his synergies are terrible Olaf can be an extremely strong hyper carry in the late game.
          • If you want a comparison to how strong Malzahar is as a unit, the only time a Tier 1 or 2 champion in Set 1 was this strong was when Lucian was disgustingly OP. Build Malzahar basically any time you can just so your enemies can’t get him.
          • Ocean/Mage comps are getting a lot of attention, but personally I don’t think they’re incredibly problematic at the moment. Syndra is really the only champion that is decent, but most Mages are absolute trash outside of Brand. On an Ocean board, though, I could potentially see pairing her and Vlad with Brand being okay, but getting to that point will be painful.