TFT: How the Blender comp can help you climb in Patch 9.24

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The Blender comp is one of the most popular and dominant comps in TFT in Patch 9.24. Here’s what it is and how you can use it to gain easy LP.

If you’ve been playing or watching Teamfight Tactics on Patch 9.24, you’ve probably heard some streamers talking about the Blender comp and how strong it is. If you’re confused or you just want some easy LP in ranked TFT, here’s an explanation about what the Blender comp is and how you should be looking to build it.

The Blender comp

The Blender comp is essentially an Assassin/Blademaster comp (3 Assassins + 4 Blademasters) with a Blade of the Ruined King Nocturne as the focal point. The entire point is to get this Nocturne, one of the strongest early game Asssassins, as big and buffed up as possible.

If he gets the Blademaster effect, he’ll gain a 40% chance to trigger one or two (depending how many Blademasters you have active) additional attacks against his target that can deal on-hit and on-attack effects. Nocturne’s ability is an on-hit effect that does damage to nearby champions and heals him every third attack. This means that, with the Blademaster effect on him, he can stack that active quicker and get the bonus AoE damage off more often, making him a monster carry.

The ideal Blender comp would have the following units at Level 7:

  • Nocturne
  • Yasuo
  • Sivir
  • Master Yi
  • Zed
  • Kha’Zix
  • Janna


  • Aatrox for Yasuo (if, for example, you can’t get a 2-star Yasuo)
    • In this case, flex the Janna to something else like an Electric champion.
  • Qiyana for either Zed or Kha’Zix
    • Particularly good on a a Cloud board.
    • On a Mountain board you can swap Qiyana in and also swap Malphite for Janna.


1. Blade of the Ruined King

This entire comp is predicated around the idea that you get Blade of the Ruined King on Nocturne, so you have to make sure you’re at least getting a Recurve Bow by the second Carousel. If you don’t have BotRK done by at least the Wolf round, you should probably try to pivot off the comp to something else (more on that in a bit).

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2. Guinsoo’s Rageblade

This is another item that you really want to have on Nocturne, so he can continue procing his three-hit ability more and more often. If you can’t get that, another attack speed item like a Statik Shiv or Phantom Dancer will do.

3. Hush
4. Sword Breaker

In addition, you can look to buff up your Sivir with attack speed items and/or on-hit items. Her ability, which causes her attacks to bounce to nearby enemies for the next 10 seconds, applies on-hit effects. These on-hit items can work on Nocturne, but he really prefers an attack speed item before an on-hit one.

6. Infinity Edge
7. Hand of Justice

You can also look to put an Infinity Edge on Nocturne since he will still be an Assassin in this comp and like the bonus crit damage. Finally, Hand of Justice – which does bonus damage on basic attacks or heals for on-hit damage – would be good on either the Nocturne or Sivir.

When to build it

Honestly, you can build this comp against just about anything. However, since you do need BotRK and you also need at least one other big-ticket attack speed or crit item to make this comp worth, I wouldn’t build this comp if you don’t have at least one Recurve Bow and either a BF Sword or Brawler’s Glove after the Krug round. If you get those items, though, and especially if you get a Recurve plus Spatula before Wolves, you should force this comp if you can.

When not to build it

The only comp to be worried about as far as countering is a Cloud comp or a Berserker comp with a strong Jax, since dodges can really mess you up. However, as noted above, you really can’t build this comp without the proper items. In addition, since this is a really popular comp, you need to be cognizant of other players who might be building it.

Remember, in Set 2 there are only 16 Tier 3 champions available in any given game, meaning there are only 16 possible Nocturnes and Sivirs. If you see multiple people building these champions, you may need to consider pivoting.

What to pivot to

The beauty of the Blender comp is that you can pivot to either an Assassin comp or a Blademaster comp depending on what items you have. What you pivot to will largely depend on what strong units and items you have.

1. Blademaster Plus comps

For instance, if you can’t get the BotRK but you have a lot of very strong Blademasters (say a 3-star Yasuo or Aatrox and 2-star Sivir) or strong on-hit items (Hush, Sword Breaker, Hand of Justice), just transition to a Blademaster comp with the secondary synergy being based around your strongest member (Cloud for Yasuo, Light for Aatrox, Desert for Sivir) then level to add a Master Yi at the end.

2. Blademaster + Shadow

Another good Blademaster comp you can transition to is Shadow + Blademasters. With this, you basically just dump the Assassins, keep building all the Blademasters you can, and add Senna and Lucian but add your items that aren’t on hit to Lucian.

3. Assassin + Summoner

If you have stronger Assassins, though (maybe a 3-star Diana or Leblanc) or really good Assassin items (Infinity Edge or GA), you can run a comp like Summoners + Assassins with Zed as the focal point (this is great if you have someone like a really strong Kha’Zix, Qiyana, or a Nocturne you just can’t get a BotRK for).

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4. Assassin + Electric

You can also just go Electric + Assassins (again with Zed as the focal point) as long as you can grab someone like an Ornn or Volibear. This is much better for instances where you have a strong Nocturne with a lot of items already on him, since you won’t need to sell him and put those items on a less-optimal unit.