TFT Item Cheat Sheet: Best Combos + Item Guide (Patch 10.15)

TFT Item Cheat Sheet: Best Combos + Item Guide (Patch 10.15)

Welcome to our Teamfight Tactics Items Tier List for Patch 10.15

Understanding when and why to build items in Teamfight Tactics can be key to winning more consistently. Just like our LoL tier list, our TFT items tier list is created in collaboration with high-level auto chess players, such as Saintvicious and Ace of Spades.

Surprisingly, there weren’t any changes to items in patch 10.15. Even without any changes, the meta has evolved to make some items better than others.

TFT Items Cheat Sheet for Patch 10.15

TFT Items Tier List 10.15

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Basic Items Tier List

  1. Optimal (S-tier): B.F. Sword, Recurve Bow, Sparring Gloves, Tear of the Goddess
  2. Great (A-tier): Chain Vest, Needlessly Large Rod, Spatula
  3. Good (B-tier): Giant’s Belt, Negatron Cloak

Combined Items Tier List

  1. Optimal (S-tier): Blue Buff, Bramble Vest, Dragon’s Claw, Force of Nature, Giant Slayer, Guardian Angel, Ionic Spark, Last Whisper, Morellonomicon, Spear of Shojin, Quicksilver, Rabadon’s Deathcap, Zephyr
  2. Great (A-tier): Battlecast Plating, Blade of the Ruined King, Celestial Orb, Dark Star’s Heart, Death Blade, Infinity Edge, Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Infiltrator’s Talons, Luden’s Echo, Protector’s Chestguard, Rapid Firecannon, Red Buff, Rebel Medal, Runaan’s Hurricane, Shroud of Stillness, Starguardian’s Charm, Thief’s Gloves, Trap Claw, Zz’Rot Portal, Warmog’s Armor
  3. Good (B-tier): Bloodthirster, Chalice of Power, Frozen Heart, Hand of Justice, Hextech Gunblade, Jeweled Gauntlet, Redemption, Statikk Shiv, Sword Breaker, Titan’s Resolve, Zeke’s Herald


Recent changes (Patch 10.15)

Spear of Shojin – A to S

  • Spear of Shojin has become an extremely powerful item on Ashe and Janna to provide insane amounts of CC during fights. While Shojin was often a tier below Blue Buff, it seems now that both items have their strengths and are very powerful.

Shroud of Stillness – B to A

  • Shroud of Stillness is similar to Zephyr in that it provides a counterplay measure against teams that want to cast spells. As more players started using it, this item started showing more and better results.

Runaan’s Hurricane – B to A

  • Hurricane used to be irrelevant, but with the rise of Ashe + Spear of Shojin, Hurricane allows Ashe to benefit from Shojin twice. As a result, the combination of these items has made Hurricane a valuable item once again.

Infiltrator’s Talons – S to A

  • Infiltrator’s Talons used to be one of the best spatula items as Irelia could dominate with it. With the addition of Vayne, this is no longer necessary. While the item is still good, it’s not something that is required to succeed with Cybernetics anymore.

Protector’s Chestguard – S to A

  • Protector ASol was a monster in previous patches. While this is still the case, it is no longer a necessary win condition for comps to go for. As a whole spatula items have become good additions if you can get them, but no longer define comps as they used to.

Item Combinations Cheat Sheet

In the following sections, you’ll find commentary on the best basic items and the TFT item recipes to create the best TFT item combinations. To get a quick and easy reference, check out our TFT Items tool.

Basic Items

These basic items make the best TFT item recipes in the game. Unless you already picked up a lot of these, these are the items you should aim for at the carousel.

B.F. Sword

TFT B.F. Sword

Great item for raw damage, and has some great combines, but lags behind attack speed so we prioritize it lower. Basically, if you have a chance to pick it, try and plan what you are making.

Chain Vest

TFT Chain Vest

Armor can be useful, but the Chain Vest really shines when you make a Phantom Dancer, Locket, or Frozen Heart.

Giant’s Belt

TFT Giant's Belt

HP on its own isn’t that great, but the Giant’s Belt has some great combines like Frozen Mallet, Zeke’s, and Titanic Hydra.

Needlessly Large Rod

TFT Needlessly Large Rod

This item is standard for more spell damage for most spells (nearly every ultimate in the game). It also has some of the best combinations, like Rageblade.

Negatron Cloak

TFT Negatron Cloak

MR can also be useful, but this is probably the most situational of the basic items. It does have a few good combinations that don’t require sticking it to a mage heavy team.

Recurve Bow

TFT Recurve Bow

Attack Speed is king in this game. It builds your ult faster, and since there are no cooldowns some champs can abuse that. Mana aside, attack speed is great for damage and on-hit effects. The bow also combines into some of the best TFT combos which we will talk about later.

Sparring Gloves

TFT Sparring Gloves

Sparring Gloves is similar to Spatula due to the different items it can create but it doesn’t have as big of an impact overall in the current meta compared to its peer.

Spatula

TFT Spatula

This item has no combat stats and does nothing alone, but it has a lot of unique combinations that basically allow you to break the game rules and make awesome synergies.

Tear of the Goddess

TFT Tear of the Goddess

Casting your spells more often and Tear starts you with more mana at the start of the round. Some ults define the round, so getting yours off first is a big deal. Tear also combines into some of the most powerful items in the game, which not only help you deal damage but also let you cast more ults.

Combined Items

Spatula Synergy Items

If you build these items, here’s the champions that the item wearer will synergize with:

  • Battlecast Plating
    • Nocturne, Illaoi, Kog’Maw, Cassiopeia, Urgot
  • Blade of the Ruined King
    • Fiora, Xayah, Shen, Yasuo, Master Yi, Irelia, Riven
  • Celestial Orb
    • Xayah, Rakan, Xin Zhao, Ashe, Lulu
  • Dark Star’s Heart
    • Jarvan IV, Mordekaiser, Karma, Shaco, Jhin, Xerath
  • Infiltrator’s Talons
    • Nocturne, Zed, Shaco, Fizz, Ekko
  • Protector’s Chestguard
    • Jarvan IV, Rakan, Xin Zhao, Neeko, Urgot
  • Rebel Medal
    • Malphite, Ziggs, Yasuo, Zed, Master Yi, Jinx, Aurelion Sol
  • Star Guardian’s Charm
    • Poppy, Zoe, Ahri, Neeko, Syndra, Soraka, Janna

Bloodthirster (B.F. Sword + Negatron Cloak)

bloodthirster 10.12

This item provides most life steal in the game. It increases your chance of winning duels at the end of the game and it also protects you from AOE damage over time.

Blue Buff (Tear of the Goddess x2)

blue buff 10.12

Blue Buff is the new Seraph’s Embrace which is now a Unique item. For many champions, like Ziggs, this is a nerf, but for units like Riven or Cassiopeia, Blue Buff is one of their best items. Blue Buff opens up the devs to build champions around their low mana cost without being afraid of multiple Blue Buff shenanigans.

Bramble Vest (2x Chain Vest)

set 3 bramble vest

  • Bramble Vest has replaced Thornmail and will now provide AoE damage to enemies that are nearby the user rather than reflecting.

Chalice of {pwer (Negatron Cloak + Tear of the Goddess)

chalice of power 10.12

Chalice of Power now has an effect very much like Zeke’s Herald, only that it gives ability power instead of attack speed. For comps that stack magic damage, this item can add a lot of damage to your main carries, assuming you are able to position them close together without sacrificing your positioning.

Deathblade (B.F. Sword x2)

deathblade 10.12

Try this out with ranged carries and snipers like Jhin to get the most value out of it.

Dragon’s Claw (Negatron Cloak x2)

TFT Dragon's Claw

If you are facing a sorcerer comp this is ideal! Great item to have on a carry otherwise, especially an infiltrator like Shaco.

Force of Nature (Spatula x2)

TFT Force of Nature

This item allows you to place an extra unit on the field. Yeah…that’s pretty good!

Frozen Heart (Chain Vest + Tear of the Goddess)

frozen heart 10.10

Attack speed is important in TFT and this lowers enemy attack speed and can really ruin the day for some compositions. If you want to protect your front line, use this. If you want to make their back line less useful, put it on an infiltrator. It gives mana so don’t worry about putting it on your casters if your opponents are infiltrator heavy.

Giant Slayer (B.F. Sword + Recurve Bow)

giant slayer 10.12

Providing both base attack damage and attack speed while TRUE dealing damage based on enemy max health is an offensive powerhouse. This item does great into tanky lineups and in the late game when units have more max health.

Guardian Angel (B.F. Sword + Chain Vest)

TFT Guardian Angel

Waiting to revive usually leaves you a man down when the components could be used on an item that does something before you die. However, it can be great on units like Taric to make sure they get their ult off.

Guinsoo’s Rageblade (Needlessly Large Rod + Recurve Bow)

TFT Guinsoo's Rageblade

This item is in a league of its own. Infinitely stacking AS with hyper carries is a recipe for broken team comps.

Hand of Justice (Sparring Gloves + Tear of the Goddess)

Set 2 Hand of Justice

Hand of Justice has a very powerful effect of 50% more damage, but 50 life on hit can be quite bad in some cases. There are just better items that do not rely on RNG at this time to warrant using Hand of Justice.

Hextech Gunblade (B.F. Sword + Needlessly Large Rod)

hextech gunblade 10.12

Spell reliant units like can benefit heavily from the lifesteal here but it can work on most damage dealers.

Ionic Spark (Needlessly Large Rod + Negatron Cloak)

set 3 ionic spark

Dealing significant true damage to enemies every time they cast a spell can be very strong on units that live long enough to see value. This item is practically a death sentence for champs with spammy ultimates.

Infinity Edge (B.F. Sword + Sparring Gloves)

infinity edge 10.12

A core item for champs like Shaco and Jhin who synergize well with crit, pretty straightforward.

Jeweled Gauntlet (Sparring Gloves + Needlessly Large Rod)

Set 2 Jeweled Gauntlet

Having spells that can crit seems nice, but considering how sorcerers function, it is somewhat unnecessary and unreliable to rely on crits on spells.

Last Whisper (Brawler’s Gloves + Recurve Bow)

last whisper 10.12

Pair this item with one of your carriers like Jinx or Shaco against armor-heavy comps.

Locket of the Iron Solari (Chain Vest + Needlessly Large Rod)

set 3 locket of the iron solari

A defensive option that works well against AoE comps, try it out on champions like Karma and Soraka.

Luden’s Echo (Tear of the Goddess + Needlessly Large Rod)

luden's echo 10.12

If you have a caster that ults often and has great mana gain, this is a respectable DPS gain. Although it gives mana, the components are precious and best spent elsewhere.

Morellonomicon (Giant’s Belt + Needlessly Large Rod)

morellonomicon 10.12

The burn and anti-healing are good vs specific comps. Get the most bang for your buck by using it with AoE champs.

Quicksilver (Sparring Gloves + Negtron Cloak)

quicksilver 10.10

Quicksilver is currently the only effective game mechanic that counters CC and will surely see some play in countering late-game enemy comps.

Rabadon’s Deathcap (Needlessly Large Rod x2)

set 3 rabadon's deathcap

This is a great oomph to a spell caster, but remember to pair it with items that allow the caster to cast more frequently. Otherwise, it loses its value and you are better off going for something else.

Rapid Firecannon (Recurve Bow x2)

rapid firecannon 10.12

This item gives ranged champs infinite range, short ranged champs long range, and melee champs some good range. It also gives a ton of attack speed and you can’t miss…what’s not to like?

Red Buff (Chain Vest + Giant’s Belt)

red buff 10.10

This stops all healing and is helpful for killing tanky units with a ton of health or lifestealing carries.

Redemption (Giant’s Belt + Tear of the Goddess)

set 3 redemption

This item works really well on beefy front liners, because not only can it save them, but it will kick in at the right time for the allies to benefit. Also starts them with more mana to get their ult off sooner.

Runaan’s Hurricane (Negatron Cloak + Recurve Bow)

set 3 runaan's hurricane

Now builds from Recurve and Negatron Cloak so be sure to adjust.

Shroud of Stillness (Brawlers Gloves + Chain Vest)

shroud of stillness 10.10

An item with that can be game changing due to its ability-denial but is susceptible to positioning counterplay if your opponent is ready for it. Be ready to adapt.

Spear of Shojin (B.F. Sword + Tear of the Goddess)

spear of shojin 10.12

Have a champ with a good ult? This item lets them get it back incredibly fast after the first cast. Combine with Rageblade for ultra brokenness.

Statikk Shiv (Recurve Bow + Tear of the Goddess)

statikk shiv 10.10

This item carries hard in the early game with its on hit AOE, and gives a little bit of mana oomph for some of the carries with good ults.

Sword Breaker (Negatron Cloak + Chain Vest)

set 3 sword breaker

This has a chance to disarm on auto-attack which can be good, and is especially good on ranged units who have extra attacks that can proc it.

Thief’s Gloves (2x Sparring Gloves)

Set 2 Thief's Gloves

There are many champions in the game that make good use out of any item, namely the 5-cost units. For a small investment of two items, copying two items can be quite RNG based, but will on average result in decent outcomes.

Titan’s Resolve (Recurve Bow + Chain Vest)

set 3 titan's resolve

  • Phantom Dancer has been replaced by Titan’s Resolve which has a very interesting stacking mechanic for a defensive item. Note that it resets every round and doesn’t stack throughout a match.

Trap Claw (Sparring Gloves + Giant’s Belt)

Set 2 Trap Claw

While Trap Claw protects against 1 shield, it is likely to be countered by positioning and will not guarantee any good results. Putting this on a frontline might simply negate a small ability that other items still take precedence over this one.

Warmog’s Armor (Giant’s Belt + Giant’s Belt)

warmog's armor 10.12

Solid item to give any unit more survivability, whether its a tank or an important unit you need to keep alive.

Zeke’s Herald (B.F. Sword + Giant’s Belt)

zeke's herald 10.10

This gives everyone around the wearer 10% attack speed. In a game where attack speed benefits nearly everyone, this is a big deal.

Zephyr (Giant’s Belt + Negatron Cloak)

set 3 zephyr

Give the combined items, this can be very potent in the early game when the fights are small and you can take one unit out of the fight for 5 seconds. It falls off if you don’t continue to position so that the cyclone takes a key unit out of the battle.

Zz’Rot Portal (Recurve Bow + Giant’s Belt)

Zz'Rot Portal tft

This item is replacing Titanic Hydra in terms of its recipe. The effect is strongest in the early game but falls off the longer the match goes, so keep that in mind depending on your overall strategy.

TFT Tier List Methodology

Our goal is to deliver the most correct tier list we can to help you win. As more data becomes available, we will add that to our decision making as well.

We justify our decision making in the notes, so be sure to read that and weigh in. We welcome feedback to figure out what we missed!

Items within a tier are not in a specific order of priority. Items are valued based on opportunity cost as well. Building a worse item with critical components devalues the overall power level of the item in question.

Items are valued in the following way:

  • S-tier = Most powerful items in the game that are always valued.
  • A-tier = Strong items that have a good use case complimenting S-tier items.
  • B-tier = Items that are situational but still can work on specific champs.
  • Not on the list = Items that are rarely useful and probably made because you have basic components you don’t need sitting around.

Thanks for checking out our TFT items tier list! As always, we welcome all discussion and feedback. Let us know if you feel like we didn’t rank an item properly in the comments below. See you next update!


  • Tiller C

    Hi, is it okay if I use some of these photos for an item guide video that I’m making?

    • Uthgar

      Sure! Make sure to note that and your good to go!

  • Tom de Looze

    Phantom dancer vs rapid firecannon, and imagen 100% crit, phantom dancer would dodge it, but rapid firecannon would make it impassible to dodge.. So which item would work, and therefor, which item wouldnt.

    • shadynorwegian

      Rapidfire counters pd. At least it did last season, which was why you stacked your rengar with it and bloodthirster for an absolute madlad who could actually damage, not only yordles, but also that one pd draven with bloodthirster

  • Henrique

    This is not updated to 9.15b.

    • Agilio

      Hey there it is, check out the graphic

  • Nolan Zinke

    any chance you guys will ever add sword of the divine to your tier list..