TFT Guide: The Five Best Comps to Play When Set 4 Drops

With TFT Set 4 on the way, we break down the five best comps to play when the new set goes live.

We’re just a few days away from the start of a new set coming to Teamfight Tactics with TFT: Fates and many players are wondering what the best comps are going to be. I have gotten to play a fair amount of games on the PBE server, looking at what types of comps are succeeding in Set 4, trying many proposed comps based on our initial impressions on the classes and units. Based on the games I have played and streamers I have watched, here are the five comps that are going to be most-played on day one.

1. Moonlight/Hunters

Let’s get this one out of the way first, because this is going to be one of the most-contested and best comps once Set 4 drops before it immediately becomes nerfed. The comp is based around Aphelios, who might be the strongest unit in Teamfight Tactics Set 4, and includes two of his other Moonlight compadres (I’ve had the most success with Sylas and Lissandra as a frontline) and then pairing him with some Hunters (Kindred, Ashe, and Warwick are among the best).

This is a hyper-roll comp, so make sure that you’re banking that money early and that other players aren’t contesting you (very unlikely). Core items would be Guardian Angel and Guinsoo’s Rageblade on Aphelios.

2. Cultists/Duelists

Cultists will likely be the Cybernetics of Set 4, by which I mean a solid, safe “fallback” comp when you don’t really know what else to build. You’re rarely going to win games with Cultists but you probably won’t finish 7th or 8th that often either.

However, one of the stronger wrinkles to the Cultists comp is Cultist/Duelists, which is built around the strongest individual Cultist, Kalista. Give her a Guinsoo’s and a Hurricane and a few other Duelists (Jax, Lee Sin, and Yasuo are the best), and pair her with two Cultists (Aatrox and Zilean are the best) for a fairly easy time.

3. Sharpshooters

This is one of the more flexible comps because there are a few wrinkles that you can take with Sharpshooters depending on your items and the champs you hit. If you get a lot of AP items and/or a lot of early Nidalees, you can easily go a Warlord/Sharpshooter comp (hyper-roll the Nidalee).

If you get a lot of BF Swords or Brawler’s Gloves, throw them on Jhin just like you would in a Dark Stars comp and pair him with those same two Cultists above for a Cultist/Sharpshooter comp. Finally, if you just are stacking nothing but attack speed, put them on Jinx and slow roll for a Fortune/Sharpshooter comp with Tahm Kench and Sejuani as the front-liners.

4. Elderwood/Mage

I hesitate to put this comp on here because I think it’s going to be a bit of a trap comp, but the powerful duo of Veigar and Nunu is too strong to pass up. Make sure you’re stacking Nunu with all your defensive items and Veigar at least has a Blue Buff (other good items are Jeweled Gauntlet or Rabadon’s) and slow roll for those two.

The biggest key with this comp is to make sure you’re specing more into the Elderwood, not the Mages. Having Lulu with Veigar is more than enough, but you want to stack up those Elderwood frontliners like Maokai and Hecarim before hitting those late-game units like Ezreal and Ashe (and make sure you have a Dazzler to go with Ezreal too).

5.  Enlightened/Adept

This is probably the most surprising of the likely-op best comps in TFT Set 4, but it’s more in a counter to the Moonlight/Hunter and Sharpshooter comps that are dominating the meta. The basic premise is to stack any AP and mana items on Morgana and any AD or defensive items on Yone, and just make those two unbeatable as your opponents with attack speed comps can’t do anything.

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

The benefit of these comps is that there are, like the Sharpshooters, a lot of possible wrinkles. You can go full Mystics with Yuumi, Shen, Janna, and Zilean or you can go Assassins by building around Talon (with Pyke, Diana, and Katarina). The only key units in all these comps are Morgana, Shen, Fiora, Janna, Irelia, and one of Yone/Talon.

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