TFT Fates: Ranking Every Single Unit Coming in Set 4

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With TFT Set 4 on the horizon, we rank every unit that will be available to play in TFT: Fates.

3-Cost Units

1. Akali

Origin: Ninja (3/5)
Class: Assassin (4/5)

Synergy: See what I said for Zed, as these are the exact same traits. (4/5)

Ultimate (Five-Point Strike): Akali throws kunai at her target, dealing magic damage. (1/5)

Overall rating: 12/20

2. Evelynn

Origin: Cultist (5/5)
Class: Shade (4/5)

Synergy: These two synergies are decently strong on their own, but they don’t really need to be paired together. (2/5)

Ultimate (Last Caress): Evelynn deals magic damage to up to 3 nearby enemies, then teleports away. The damage is increased against targets below 50% health. (3/5)

Overall rating: 14/20

3. Irelia

Origin: Divine (5/5)
Class: Enlightened (2/5)

Synergy: Again, no real good pairing to these two traits, as Divine units and Irelia in particular don’t really care about the mana regen from Enlightened. (2/5)

Ultimate (Bladestorm): Irelia launches a barrage of blades infront of her, dealing magic damage and applying on-hit effects. Enemies hit are disarmed for a few seconds. (3/5)

Overall rating: 12/20

4. Jinx

Origin: Fortune (1/5)
Class: Sharpshooter (3/5)

Synergy: Fortune just never provides good synergy, no matter the Class, but at least it’s not anti-synergy. (2/5)

Ultimate (Fishbones): Jinx’s next attack fires a rocket, stunning her target for 1.5 seconds and dealing magic damage to her target and all adjacent enemies. (4/5)

Overall rating: 10/20

5. Kalista

Origin: Cultist (5/5)
Class: Duelist (5/5)

Synergy: Both traits are extremely strong, but it’s not a perfect synergy where you’re seeing the two traits always paired together. I definitely think Cultist/Duelist comps will exist and be decently strong. (4/5)

Ultimate (Rend): Kalista’s spears remain in her target, each one capable of dealing a percent of the target’s max health in true damage when she removes them. Kalista will remove the spears when doing so would kill the target. (5/5)

Overall rating: 19/20

6. Katarina

Origin: Fortune / Warlord (3/5)
Class: Assassin (4/5)

Synergy: Luckily for Katarina, her Fortune Origin is balanced out by Warlord, one of the strongest traits in TFT Set 4. It also synergizes nicely with the bonus damage she’ll get from the Assassin trait. (4/5)

Ultimate (Death Lotus): Katarina channels for 2.5 seconds, throwing knives at nearby enemies, dealing magic damage over the duration and reducing healing by 50% to her targets for 3 seconds. (4/5)

Overall rating: 15/20

7. Kennen

Origin: Ninja (3/5)
Class: Keeper (3/5)

Synergy: A very neutral pairing of traits. I could see Ninja/Keeper existing but it’s going to be more of a situational/niche comp than anything. (3/5)

Ultimate (Slicing Maelstrom): Kennen summons a storm around him, dealing magic damage over 3 seconds and stunning enemies inside of it for 1.5 seconds. (5/5)

Overall rating: 14/20

8. Kindred

Origin: Spirit (2/5)
Class: Hunter (5/5)

Synergy: Perfect synergy as Kindred gains both attack damage and attack speed from its twin traits. (5/5)

Ultimate (Dance of Dread): Wolf mauls Kindred’s target, dealing magic damage and reducing healing by 50% to her target for 5 seconds, while Lamb leaps away from Kindred’s target. (3/5)

Overall rating: 15/20

9. Lux

Origin: Divine (5/5)
Class: Dazzler (1/5)

Synergy: No real synergy between the two traits because I don’t think Dazzlers are ever going to be highly-contested (although Divines will be). (2/5)

Ultimate (Light Binding): Lux fires a sphere of darkness towards the farthest enemy. Enemies in its path take magic damage and are stunned for a few seconds. (3/5)

Overall rating: 11/20

10. Nunu

Origin: Elderwood (4/5)
Class: Brawler (3/5)

Synergy: Great synergy, just like Maokai has, as those two units can pair together to make an excellent front line. (5/5)

Ultimate (Consume): Willump bites his target, dealing magic damage. If Willump’s target has less Health than him before the bite, it deals an additional 50% damage and deals true damage instead. (1/5)

Overall rating: 13/20

11. Veigar

Origin: Elderwood (4/5)
Class: Mage (3/5)

Synergy: Already discussed with Lulu, these have decent synergy together but it’s not a game-changing, OP comp. (3/5)

Ultimate (Butterfly Burst): Veigar blasts the lowest health enemy with a burst of energy, dealing magic damage. If this kills the target, Veigar permanently gains 1 spell power. (5/5)

Overall rating: 15/20

12. Xin Zhao

Origin: Warlord (5/5)
Class: Duelist (5/5)

Synergy: Just like the Kindred, Xin gets two key offensive stats – AD and AS – from the two traits that he desperately wants. (5/5)

Ultimate (Crescent Guard): Xin Zhao sweeps around him, dealing a percent of his Attack Damage and Challenging enemies hit for 4 seconds. While an enemy is Challenged, Xin Zhao deals increased Basic Attack damage to them, and takes 50% reduced damage from all other sources. (5/5)

Overall rating: 20/20

13. Yuumi

Origin: Spirit (2/5)
Class: Mystic (5/5)

Synergy: Yuumi will certainly like the extra mana regen for more casts of her ult, just like all Mystics, but these traits don’t have enough damage to make them a full-fledged comp. (3/5)

Ultimate (Zoomies): Yuumi dashes next to a low health ally, healing them for a percent of their missing health and granting them attack speed for 5 seconds. She then repeats this for the furthest ally. (4/5)

Overall rating: 14/20