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TFT tier list - The best units for early and late game

TFT tier list - The best units for early and late game

What the best units for the different stages in Teamfight Tactics? Look at the tier list closely

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Updated: August 2, 2021 - Updated to patch 11.15b

Today I've devised a TFT tier list and split it into several categories to help you pick the best units in the game and try to build a team around them.

Each time you start playing a new Teamfight Tactics game, you're probably thinking about those OP 4-cost and 5-cost units and how to build around them. Am I right? Don't answer that, deep down I know that's exactly how you feel. I've been in the exact same place, and the moment a new game starts, I'm thinking about the most efficient way to get to the late-game stages and get the dream 3* Draven.

However, the issue many of us have (myself included) is that we often overlook the less-flashy-but-equally-powerful units that can help us get into the late game. 

TFT tier list - best characters

Best team composition in TFT

In Teamfight Tactics, it's easy to get lost picking a good team composition, especially since there are so many units that have good potential, but fall short the longer a game goes on. That's the main reason why we've compiled two TFT tier lists, one for the early and one for the late game. 

These should help you choose the right units and traits to build around, and if you're still new to the game, then make sure you choose the best time to level up in order to get the exact units you need. Trust me, that's going to be super useful when you want to aim for a 4-cost carry! 

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On the first page of the TFT tier list, you are going to find all the single units that are considered the best in the current meta, and on the second page, you can find the units that are considered the best in the early game. of course, the second list is valid until about stage 4-something, when people start hitting levels 6-7 and 4-cost units might pop up in the Shop.

So... let's dive right in, shall we?
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TFT tier list - late game (Patch 11.15b)

S-Tier Units

Most of the S-tier units for late game are 4-cost and 5-cost, with a slight exception for Katarina and Morgana. These are arguably two of the most powerful 3-cost units at the moment, especially if you give them the right items.

  • Heimerdinger
  • Ivern
  • Rell
  • Volibear

A-Tier Units

Many of the units in this tier have a good kit that can win you games, although they will tend to lose to teams featuring the S-tier units.

  • Akshan
  • Diana
  • Garen
  • Draven
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Galio
  • Gwen
  • Irelia
  • Kayle
  • Jax
  • Lucian
  • Lux
  • Nautilus
  • Teemo
  • Vel'Koz
  • Viego
  • Yasuo

B-Tier Units

These are fairly decent units. Some of them will work great given the right items and team compositions, but they aren't that reliable to carry game on their own.

  • Ashe
  • Aphelios
  • Brand
  • Hecarim
  • Kalista
  • Karma
  • Kennen
  • Lee Sin
  • Miss Fortune
  • Nocturne
  • Nunu
  • Pyke
  • Rakan
  • Riven
  • Sejuani
  • Soraka
  • Syndra
  • Thresh
  • Tristana
  • Varus
  • Zyra

C-Tier Units

Some of these units can have a great early-to-mid game impact, but will fall of moving into the late game. Use them for the early game, and then move the items onto someone more powerful.

  • Aatrox
  • Kha'Zix
  • Kled
  • Leona
  • Lulu
  • Nidalee
  • Olaf
  • Poppy
  • Senna
  • Sett
  • Udyr
  • Vayne
  • Vladimir
  • Ziggs

D-Tier Units

The D tier units are mainly units that you get early on, but aren't even that great then. Don't try bringing them into the late game, because they won't work.

  • Gragas

TFT tier list - early game (Patch 11.15b)

S-Tier Units

  • Irelia (2-cost)
  • Nautilus (2-cost)
  • Tristana (2-cost)

A-Tier Units

  • Brand (2-cost)
  • Hecarim (2-cost)
  • Kalista (1-cost)
  • Kennen (2-cost)
  • Pyke (2-cost)
  • Sejuani (2-cost)
  • Soraka (2-cost)
  • Syndra (2-cost)
  • Varus (2-cost)

B-Tier Units

  • Aatrox (1-cost)
  • Kha'Zix (1-cost)
  • Kled (1-cost)
  • Leona (1-cost)
  • Olaf (1-cost)
  • Poppy (1-cost)
  • Senna (1-cost)
  • Thresh (2-cost)
  • Vladimir (1-cost)
  • Ziggs (1-cost)

C-Tier Units

  • Sett (2-cost)
  • Udyr (1-cost)
  • Vayne (1-cost)

D-Tier Units

  • Gragas (1-cost)
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Cristina Mesesan
Cristina Mesesan
Cristina is a lifelong gamer who also loves digital art, she's worked as an animator and tried some game level designing in Unity. Her biggest passion is pixel games (Stardew, To the Moon), and she adores writing and sharing her knowledge about games.