Teamfight Tactics Meta: Best Comps and Builds for TFT Set 5.5 (Patch 11.21)

Teamfight Tactics Meta: Best Comps and Builds for TFT Set 5.5 (Patch 11.21)

Best TFT Comps for Patch 11.21

My name is Alan and I’ve peaked Challenger in multiple TFT sets and I constantly work with top Challenger players like Ace of Spades and Saintvicious to analyze the meta.

This is the last patch of Set 5, so get those last games in while you still can. The game isn’t changing much as a lot of the attention will be on Set 6 in the PBE. Even still, we have our last tier list for Set 5 for the last few ranks you might wanna climb.

NOTE: These team comps will be accurate when we publish at the beginning of the patch but are constantly updated by our experts. If you visit in between patch releases, there may be a slight lag time for when the blog is updated to match it so be sure to check our official website’s TFT team comp page for the most up-to-date info.


Abomination Squid: S-tier

TFT Abomination Squid Team Comp Patch 11.18

The new change to Spellweavers makes Vel’Koz quite the interesting carry. In a meta with a lot of attack damage, Vel’Koz looks to be the best consistent magic damage carry in the game.

Team Comp Description:

This comp uses the Abomination trait to provide a lot of frontline and utility while Vel’Koz is the main backline damage carry.

[How to play Abomination Squid]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have a good start of Abomination units and good items for either Vel’Koz or Abomination units.

Legionnaire Draven: S-tier

TFT Legionnaire Draven Team Comp (Patch 11.20)

This version of Draven leans less into Forgotten units and more into Legionnaire for some added power.

Team Comp Description:

This comp focuses on Draven as the main carry and uses the Legionnaire trait to buff him up. Knights are the preferred frontline choice with 2 units, but you can use just about any frontline you can get ahold of.

[How to play Legionnaire Draven]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have good Draven items and a strong start with Legionnaire units.

The Culling: S-tier

TFT The Culling Team Comp (Patch 11.19)

Lucian is still a decent carry, but having Akshan as a potential late game carry makes this comp have a powerful late game.

Team Comp Description:

This comp revolves around Lucian as the main carry and uses a vertical trait with 6 Sentinels. The comp follows a simple progression with Sentinels and Lucian as the centerpiece.

[How to play The Culling]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have a good start with Sentinels and have good Lucian items.

Business Major: S-tier

TFT Business Major Team Comp (Patch 11.16)

The Draconic buffs this patch make this comp very enticing to play.

Team Comp Description:

This comp uses the Draconic trait in the early and mid game to build up a strong economy for the late game. Hitting level 8 with a strong economy can lead to lots of upgraded 5-cost units, but ideally, you will use the Draconic trait to hit level 9 to find your strong 5-cost units easily.

[How to play Business Major]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have an early start with Draconic and find yourself streaking through the game. If you don’t have a strong economy, you may be better off pivoting to a comp that relies on less 5-cost units.

4 Invokers: S-tier

TFT 4 Invokers Team Comp (Patch 11.19)

This comp simply runs a lot of strong late game magic damage units and utility.

Team Comp Description:

This comp is a late game oriented team that revolves around the Invoker trait. This comp is able to output a lot of magic damage, but it will be hard to complete this comp as it uses a lot of high cost units in the end game.

[How to play 4 Invokers]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have a good start with Karma and a solid economy. You can also transition into this comp from a Dawnbringer Karma comp to reach a stronger late game.

Make it Rain: A-tier

TFT Make it Rain Team Comp (Patch 11.19)

Miss Fortune is still a decent carry, just not as consistent and powerful as S tier comps.

Team Comp Description:

This is a slow roll comp revolving around units like Hecarim and Miss Fortune. Hecarim acts as the main tank of the comp, while Miss Fortune provides the backline damage.

[How to play Make it Rain]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you find many copies of one of your 3 star candidates. Items are flexible as Hecarim covers defensive items and Miss Fortune uses Ability Power items.

6 Assassins: A-tier

TFT 6 Assassins Team Comp (Patch 11.16)

Nocturne is struggling against comps that run things like Ironclad and Knights, but with enough 3 stars, this comp can still perform.

Team Comp Description:

This comp revolves around Nocturne and uses the 6 Assassin trait to burst down enemy backlines. The comp power spikes in the mid game against vulnerable backlines, but can struggle in the late game without a Nocturne 3. Fiddlesticks is your secondary carry of the comp, even if you don’t have an Assassin Emblem.

[How to play 6 Assassins]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have good Nocturne items and a good start with Assassins.

200 Years: A-tier

TFT 200 Years Team Comp (Patch 11.19)

Aphelios is still a strong carry, and players have found that using Teemo for Invoker allows Aphelios to spam his ability much more.

Team Comp Description:

This comp revolves around Aphelios as the main carry and surrounds him with strong utility and frontline units. Akshan can also act as a secondary carry with extra attack damage items. You can look to play this comp vertically by going for 6 Nightbringer, but in the late game, look to replace your weaker Nightbringer units with stronger units.

[How to play 200 Years]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have a good start with Nightbringers and strong items for Aphelios. You can also transition into this comp with a strong start of Ranger units.

Hasagi: A-tier

TFT Hasagi Team Comp (Patch 11.19)

Yasuo and Lee Sin are still solid carries in the meta, just not as strong as they were before.

Team Comp Description:

This comp revolves around Yasuo as the main carry and surrounds him with Nightbringer units. This provides the team with a lot of utility and frontline for Yasuo to build up his damage throughout the fight.

[How to play Hasagi]

When to make:

You will ideally go for this comp when you have good items for Yasuo. This means you have more Bows to make Yasuo’s items. Finding a lot of copies is also important as you will want to 3 star him as your main carry.

Kledge: B-tier

TFT Kledge Team Comp (Patch 11.20)

This comp absolutely dominated last patch, and the nerfs to it this patch may be enough to push this comp further down the tier list.

Team Comp Description:

This comp slow rolls for the Hellion units and focuses on Kled as the main carry of the comp.

When to make:

Go for this comp if you find a good start with Hellion units and good Kled items.

Kayle Stall 2.0: B-tier

TFT Kayle Stall 2.0 Team Comp (Patch 11.16)

Kayle has been quite the dominant force after her buffs from last patch.

Team Comp Description:

This comp uses the 6 Knight trait to create a very tanky frontline. This buys time for Kayle to go through her ascensions, turning her into a very powerful late game carry.

[How to play Kayle Stall 2.0]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have good Kayle items and have a good start with Knights. Also make sure you have a strong economy as you will need it to consistently find Kayle.

Jax Smacks: B-tier

Jax Smacks TFT Team Comp (Patch 11.17)

Jax has been a solid carry choice for a while now, but the nerfs this patch are quite sizable. We’re moving him down a tier, but he’s likely still a consistent carry.

Team Comp Description:

This comp revolves around Jax as the main carry in a Skirmisher and Knight team comp. This comp follows a simple progression, but will need strong items for Jax in order to compete with other late game carries.

[How to play Jax Smacks]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have a good start with Skirmishers and good items for Jax. Most attack damage items will work well on Jax, but Last Whisper and Bloodthirster are key items.

Forgotten Draven: B-tier

Forgotten Draven TFT Team Comp (Patch 11.17)

Draven has been creeping into the meta, and his recent buff might be the change that pushes him into the upper echelon.

Team Comp Description:

This comp centers around the Forgotten units and uses Draven and Miss Fortune as dual backline carries. Draven will hold just about any attack damage item while Miss Fortune can hold magic damage items. Hecarim is also a great unit to put your defensive items on.

[How to play Forgotten Draven]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have a good start with Forgotten units and good items for Miss Fortune or Draven.

Vayne Mechanics: B-tier

Vayne Mechanics TFT Team Comp (Patch 11.17)

Vayne is still a decent carry option, but she can be inconsistent.

Team Comp Description:

This comp focuses on slow rolling or hyper rolling for Vayne as the main carry of the team comp. Her ability deals true damage allowing her to shred enemy tanks with enough attack speed. The rest of the comp fill out traits like Ranger, Forgotten, and Ironclad.

[How to play Vayne Mechanics]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have good items for Vayne or find a lot of copies of her early on.

Chug Bug: B-tier

TFT Chug Bug Team Comp (Patch 11.19)

Team Comp Description:

This comp centers around Gragas and Kha’Zix as the two main carries of the comp. You will slow roll for these two units and possibly other units like Pyke or Soraka along the way. In the late game, depending on what Emblems you have or what level you reach, you can go for higher levels of Assassin or Dawnbringer.

[How to play Chug Bug]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have a good start with copies of Gragas and Kha’Zix. Having strong items to build for these two units is also important.

Yordle Portal: B-tier

TFT Yordle Portal Team Comp (Patch 11.16)

Yordles haven’t been the same ever since the hotfix.

Team Comp Description:

This comp revolves around the Hellion trait and uses Tristana as the main carry. This version doesn’t use the Cannoneer trait and instead looks to go for 8 Hellions for the large attack speed buff.

[How to play Yordle Portal]

When to make:

Go for this comp if you have a good start with Hellions and good Tristana items.

Methodology

We evaluate compositions based on 3 key factors:

  • Consistency: How well does this comp perform from game to game and how reliably can you build towards it given a reasonable start?
  • Overall strength: If you do successfully complete the comp, how does it match up against other comps, especially those most prevalent in the meta?
  • Flexibility: Can you make tweaks and adjustments to the comp while events unfold differently in game? These events include item luck, roll luck, and enemy units.

The combination of these three factors allows us to define team compositions as S, A, or B. The ones that have all three will lean toward S, those that are pretty good but may be lacking in some areas will lean towards B.

More TFT Resources

Be sure to bookmark our site where we have the most updated information for our TFT champion tier list and all TFT items recommended for all champions. We also have a TFT Items tier list here, similar to this article.

That’s it for now! We’ll be making more team comp recommendations every week and for future patches. Let us know in the comments if we missed anything and good luck in your TFT matches!