TFT: Teamfight Tactics Guide for Beginners Part 1, the Basics

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How do I Build an Army?

You’ll use all these champions to form a strong composition (aka a “comp”). Comps are typically formed by combining units of the same Class or Origin since their synergy gives those units a bonus attribute. For instance, if you have two of the same type of unit, they’ll get a bonus amount of armor, reducing the damage they take from the enemy’s attacks.

Your goal should be to have one “major” synergy in your comp that boosts up the strength of your strongest units. You should also have a mix of other “minor” supportive synergies that can help the rest of your team in other ways.

A good comp should have at least one, and ideally several, of these kinds of synergies to make your units stronger. Ideally, you’d like a mix of offensive and defensive units with synergies to help as many units as possible. But having good synergy within your comp isn’t all that makes it strong.

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First, you can level up your champions if you get multiple copies of the same champion. You see, there are multiple copies of each champion available in the shop to buy, so if you miss on one champion you might be able to get it later. If you get three copies of one champion it “levels up” and becomes a 2-star champion. Get three copies of the 2-star champions, and it levels up again to 3-stars.

The second way you can improve your champions is to equip them with items. We already touched on them briefly, but you get items in one of two ways: on the Carousel and when they drop during the PVE rounds.

Another way to make your army stronger is to make it bigger. You can only have a certain number of units on the board at any given time, equal to your player’s level.

If you spend some of that gold on leveling up rather than on champions, you can get to a higher level quicker and get more units onto your board to create a composition. Don’t worry, you don’t have to spend gold to level up. You will naturally gain experience to level up throughout the game, but spending gold can make the process go faster.

So to recap, you build a strong army by having one major synergy that helps the unit (or units) that your comp relies on. These “carry” units are the ones that you get to the highest level and put the most items on. But you also want to make sure that you’re building complementary minor synergies to help round out your comp and level up enough so you can get those necessary units out onto the board.