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League of Legends • Jul 22, 2019

LoL Teamfight Tactics item guide: Effects, combinations, more

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LoL Teamfight Tactics item guide: Effects, combinations, more

In League of Legends autobattler Teamfight Tactics, items are a crucial part of powering up your champions to secure victory.

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Teamfight Tactics is Riot Games’ entry in the autobattler genre. Though effectively an entirely separate game, TFT is technically a League of Legends game mode, and offers players LoL champions and items with which to build their teams.

Players do not control their champions directly in Teamfight Tactics, with battles instead determined by the selection, placement, and power level of the champions each player deploys. Like LoL itself, a significant part of how powerful a given champion is depends on the items they’re holding.

League of Legends veterans will likely find the item system familiar, but the combinations and effects have been adjusted to fit Teamfight Tactics.

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Teamfight Tactics is Riot's take on the autobattler genre.

How to get items in Teamfight Tactics

Unlike in League of Legends, in which players can spend the gold they earn to buy whichever items they choose, Teamfight Tactics does not allow items to be directly purchased.

Instead, items are received as drops from AI opponents, with various stages of the game featuring fights against the AI in which players can hope to snag the items they’re looking for. 

While some drops are now guaranteed in the monster stages, the exact items you get, and how many of them, is still very much dependant on luck.

Items can also be acquired by grabbing a champion holding the item during the various shared draft carousel stages, although here too you're relying on some luck for what's available, and whether you're able to get a hold of it before someone else does.

Unfortunately, this means that if you have a particular item you really want, all you can do is pray to RNGesus and hope for the best.

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Champions on the shared draft carousel hold items.

Building more powerful items

Once you’ve collected some basic items, you can begin combining them by stacking them together on the same champion to form more powerful items with additional effects. Most items grant effects directly, although some confer a champion trait, which comes with its own effects.

Every basic item can be combined with any other basic item, including a second of the same item, to create a more powerful compound item.

Once placed on a champion, items can only be recovered by selling that champion. If you've created a compound item, however, you can't get its constituent parts back, so it's worth considering whether the item will continue to be useful as the game progresses before investing your basic items in it.

In the tables below you can see what you get when you combine two items, and what effects each item has.

B.F. Sword - grants +20 Attack Damage

Combines withCreatesNew item effects
B.F. SwordInfinity EdgeCritical strike damage increased by 100%
Recurve bowSword of the Divine5% chance each second to gain 100% critical strike chance
Needlessly Large RodHextech GunbladeHeal 25% of damage dealt
Tear of the GoddessSpear of ShojinAfter casting an ability, recover 15% of remaining Mana per attack.
Chain VestGuardian AngelRevive with 1000 health.
Negatron CloakThe Bloodthirster35% Lifesteal
Giant's BeltZeke's Herald
When combat begins, allies two spaces to the left and right of wearer gain 15% Attack Speed.
SpatulaYoumuu's GhostbladeYou are an Assassin

Recurve Bow - grants +20% Attack Speed

Combines withCreatesNew item effects
B.F. SwordSword of the Divine5% chance each second to gain 100% critical strike chance
Recurve bowRapidfire CannonDouble your attack range. Attacks cannot miss.
Needlessly Large RodGuinsoo's RagebladeGain 4% stacking Attack Speed on hit. Stacks indefinitely. 
Tear of the GoddessStatikk ShivEvery third attack splashes 100 Magic Damage to three additional enemies.
Chain VestPhantom DancerDodge all critical hits.
Negatron CloakCursed BladeChance to shrink on hit: removes one star.
Giant's BeltTitanic HydraAttacks deal 10 percent of the wearer's maximum health as bonus splash damage.
SpatulaBlade of the Ruined KingYou are a Blademaster.

Needlessly Large Rod - grants +20% Spell Damage

Combines withCreatesNew item effects
B.F. SwordHextech GunbladeHeal 25% of damage dealt.
Recurve bowGuinsoo's RagebladeGain 4% stacking Attack Speed on hit. Stacks indefinitely.
Needlessly Large RodRabadon's DeathcapGain +50% Ability Power
Tear of the GoddessLuden's EchoSpells deal 200 splash damage on hit.
Chain VestLocket of the Iron SolariWhen combat begins, shield the wearer and allies two spaces to the left and right for 300 health.
Negatron CloakIonic SparkDeal 200 true damage whenever an enemy casts a spell.
Giant's BeltMorellonomiconSpells deal burn damage (3% of max HP per second) and prevent all healing.
SpatulaYuumiYou are a Sorcerer.

Tear of the Goddess - grants +20 starting Mana.

Combines withCreatesNew item effects
B.F. SwordSpear of ShojinAfter casting an ability, recover 15% of remaining Mana per attack.
Recurve bowStatikk ShivEvery third attack deals 100 splash damage to three additional enemies.
Needlessly Large RodLuden's EchoSpells deal 200 splash damage on hit.
Tear of the GoddessSeraph's EmbraceRegain 20 Mana after each spell cast.
Chain VestFrozen HeartAdjacent enemies lose 20% Attack Speed.
Negatron CloakHushAttacks have a high chance to Silence the target.
Giant's BeltRedemptionAt 25% HP, heal nearby allies for 1000 health.
SpatulaDarkinYou are a Demon.

Chain Vest - grants +20 armor

Combines withCreatesNew item effects
B.F. SwordGuardian AngelRevive with 1000 health.
Recurve bowPhantom DancerDodge all critical hits.
Needlessly Large RodLocket of the Iron SolariWhen combat begins, shield the wearer and allies two spaces to the left and right for 300 health.
Tear of the GoddessFrozen HeartAdjacent enemies lose 20% Attack Speed.
Chain VestThornmailReflect 100% of physical damage mitigated.
Negatron CloakSword BreakerAttacks have a chance to Disarm.
Giant's BeltRed BuffAttacks burn for 2.5% of target's maximum health. Burned units cannot heal.
SpatulaKnight's VowYou are a Knight.

Negatron Cloak - grants +20 Magic Resist 

Combines withCreatesNew item effects
B.F. SwordThe Bloodthirster35% Lifesteal
Recurve bowCursed BladeChance to shrink on hit: removes one star.
Needlessly Large RodIonic SparkDeal 200 true damage whenever an enemy casts a spell.
Tear of the GoddessHushAttacks have a high chance to Silence the target.
Chain VestSword BreakerAttacks have a chance to Disarm.
Negatron CloakDragon's Claw83% resistance to Magic Damage.
Giant's BeltZephyrWhen combat begins, Banish an enemy for 5 seconds.
SpatulaRunaan's HurricaneHit two extra enemies on attack. Extra attacks deal 50% damage.

Giant's Belt - grants +200 health

Combines withCreatesNew item effects
B.F. SwordZeke's HeraldWhen combat begins, allies two spaces to the left and right of the wearer gain 15% Attack Speed.
Recurve bowTitanic HydraAttacks deal 10 percent of the wearer's maximum health as bonus splash damage.
Needlessly Large RodMorellonomiconSpells deal burn damage (3% of max HP per second) and prevent all healing.
Tear of the GoddessRedemptionAt 25% HP, heal nearby allies for 1000 health.
Chain VestRed BuffAttacks burn for 2.5% of target's maximum health. Burned units cannot heal.
Negatron CloakZephyrWhen combat begins, Banish and enemy for 5 seconds.
Giant's BeltWarmog's ArmorRegenerate 6% of missing health per second.
SpatulaFrozen MalletYou are Glacial.

Spatula

Combines withCreatesNew item effects
B.F. SwordYoumuu's GhostbladeYou are an Assassin.
Recurve bowBlade of the Ruined KingYou are a Blademaster.
Needlessly Large RodYuumiYour are a Sorcerer.
Tear of the GoddessDarkinYour are a Demon.
Chain VestKnight's VowYour are a Knight.
Negatron CloakRunaan's HurricaneHit one extra enemy on attack. Extra attacks deal 25% damage.
Giant's BeltFrozen MalletYou are Glacial.
SpatulaForce of NatureWearer does not count towards the unit cap.

Last updated: July 22, 2019 - 9:30 AM EDT

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