TFT Guide: The Standard Leveling and Econ Guide for Set 4

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We are providing an update to our TFT guide all about the Standard leveling and econ strategy here in Set 4.

Stages 2 (Post-Carousel) and 3

After the second carousel you should have between three and five item components. It’s at this point that you need to be looking at what items you can create and which comps can use them. Keep those potential item combinations in mind as you look to see what units come up in your shop and what other players are going for.

Ideally, if you’re winstreaking you should try to keep that going as long as possible. Hit Level 5 on Stage 2-5 and get your best comp out there.

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If you’re losestreaking, however, it might not be the best idea to keep the losestreak going because you can start losing a lot of HP. If you ended 2-3 with over 80 HP, you’re probably fine to lose out through Stage 2, but otherwise you should be looking to be a bit more aggressive with rolling for units before Krugs.

That said, you generally want to get to around 20g entering Krugs (the last round before Stage 3). Once Stage 3 begins, you will have enough components to craft at least two and maybe three items. It’s at this point that you need to start combining those components and honing in on a comp.

As far as leveling goes, it’s generally best to level to 6 at 3-2 because you’re at an awkward interval where spending on XP will leave you 2XP short (you cannot evenly spend to hit Level 6). However, if you are winstreaking I do like to spend to hit Level 6 on 3-1 to try and preserve that winstreak unless you decide you are slow rolling.

For the standard strategy, though, you should look to see how much gold you have (ideally around 30g or more) and how much you would have left over if you pre-level on 3-1. Generally, if I will end up with over 20g even if I pre-level at 3-1, I do it. If not, I’ll save my money so that I can have more cushion when I level on 3-2.

From here, you will want to econ to 50g throughout the rest of Stage 3. Once you hit the 50g threshold, you can roll down your excess for units as you figure out your comp, but make sure you’re keeping your interest up as high as possible. When you hit Wolves, the last round before Stage 4, you should not roll your interest but keep your bank as high as possible for Stage 4.