Welcome to our Teamfight Tactics Tier List for Patch 13.19
Hey everyone, welcome back to our weekly champ strength analysis.
Similar to our LoL tier list, our TFT tier list is curated in collaboration with top-level players, such as Ace of Spades. This list is optimized to help you climb.
The first full patch of Set 9.5 is here, and a good amount of things have moved around. There was a hotfix previously that addressed some comps, and this patch looks to add more viable team comps to the mix. Let’s get into the changes.
Looking for info on the upcoming Set 9.5? Check out our all-in-one Teamfight Tactics Set 9.5 reveal article that covers all champions, synergies, and more!
TFT Tier List for Patch 13.19
Early Game Tier List
|Optimal (S-tier)||Kassadin, Sett, Swain, Vi, Warwick, Cassiopeia, Cho’Gath, Irelia, Jhin, Renekton, Samira|
|Great (A-tier)||Ashe, Galio, Jinx, Naafiri, Qiyana, Soraka, Graves, Malzahar, Milio, Orianna|
|Good (B-tier)||Taliyah, Twisted Fate, Illaoi, Kayle, Poppy|
Mid Game Tier List
|Optimal (S-tier)||Darius, Ekko, Karma, Nautilus, Neeko, Taric, Vel’Koz, Sett, Swain, Vi, Cassiopeia, Cho’Gath, Irelia, Jhin, Renekton, Samira|
|Great (A-tier)||Jayce, Katarina, Quinn, Rek’Sai, Ashe, Galio, Jinx, Kassadin, Naafiri, Soraka, Taliyah, Warwick, Graves, Milio, Orianna|
|Good (B-tier)||Miss Fortune, Sona, Qiyana, Twisted Fate, Illaoi, Kayle, Malzahar, Poppy|
Late Game Tier List
|Optimal (S-tier)||Aatrox, Bel’Veth, Gangplank, Heimerdinger, K’Sante, Sion, Aphelios, Azir, Kai’Sa, Mordekaiser, Nilah, Shen, Sejuani, Silco, Xayah, Ekko, Darius, Karma, Nautilus, Neeko, Taric, Vel’Koz|
|Great (A-tier)||Ahri, Ryze, Fiora, Jarvan IV, Nasus, Jayce, Katarina, Quinn, Rek’Sai|
|Good (B-tier)||Miss Fortune, Sona|
General Champion Commentary
Overall, there are a solid amount of changes since the initial launch patch. Lots of comps are moving up and down, while the others are in a similar spot / floating around the A-tier.
As you can see, a lot of the Bilgewater units (Illaoi, Miss Fortune, Twisted Fate) have moved down to B tier. Since the nerfs to Bilgewater, the vertical comp is much weaker. Because of this, the lower cost units are struggling to find homes.
The other units like Nilah and Gangplank still have a spot in the meta as carries or strong late game units. The same can be said for Nautilus who is just a strong unit from his utility.
Units like Samira and Cassiopeia are moving up in the early game tier list due to Noxus Reroll being strong again. Swain was always a great unit, but early game Noxus is in a pretty good spot once again. You don’t even need to go for Darius/Katarina 3 to cap your board now that Mordekaiser exists and can be an additional late game carry.
We’re seeing Ionia comps be on the rise. Xayah is in a much better spot as a 4-cost carry, and even Jhin can be a reroll carry alongside Ashe. Because of this, you’ll likely see a lot more Ionia comps in your games.
Lastly, Karma is moving way up in the tier list. She originally was placed at the bottom of our tier list, and now she’s sitting near the top of S tier.
Gunners Moving Up
Gunners like Aphelios are also in a better spot this patch. You can play Piltover into Aphelios carry, or play a different Gunner comp using Jayce as your carry.
TFT Tier List Methodology
Our goal is to deliver the most correct tier list we can. When data becomes available, we will add that to our decision making as well.
To ensure accuracy, we work with experts with multiple Queen accounts like Ace of Spades and Saintvicious to scientifically test hypotheses and come to logical conclusions. We will update these as frequently as possible until the meta settles.
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!
Units are valued in the following ways:
- S-tier = Super powerful and contested champs that everyone wants and forms comps around.
- A-tier = Champs that fit very well into powerful comps in the meta.
- B-tier = Champs that are situational but still fit into good comps.
- Not on the list = Champs that are rarely contested and have better alternatives for their comps or just don’t fit into a strong comp at all.
In the current state of the game, items are a big component of champ strength and champs that work well with them are high value. Right now, we’ll be organizing by unit cost.
This allows you to understand when a champion is valuable and when they start to fall off. This also allows you to understand how you should value your economy with the rolls you are getting. If this doesn’t work out or is too complex, then we will iterate in the future.
We evaluate a specific unit at a specific point in the game assuming it has a reasonable rank for that point and it’s in a comp that works for it.
If a unit usually carries and has good items, it is evaluated in that context since items are so integral to the game.
Please remember that TFT is highly situational so ALL units can be used. Explore and help us figure out the things we may have missed!
To learn about the latest new TFT Set, head to our all-in-one Teamfight Tactics Set 9 reveal page that covers all champions, synergies, and more!