TFT

Tier

A

Synergies

4
4
3
General info

This comp uses the protector synergy to create a team that constantly shields and life steals. This comp is extremely defensive oriented as it runs 4 mystic as well.

When to make

If you find a lot of early protector units, this comp can be a great one. Item wise, you also want to have more defensive items like Chain Vest and Negatron Cloak to comfortably itemize.

leveling guide

Stage 2

Before Krugs

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7
  • With this comp, you can choose to slow roll at level 5 after the Krugs, so spend most of Round 2 saving up your gold while picking up only the core units. If you were lose streaking up to Round
    7
    , you can level up to 5 if you don't think you can beat the creeps.

Stage 3

Before Wolves

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  • (Slow Rolling) During Round 3, you will likely have 50+ gold if you didn't spend any money leveling. Spend this Stage rolling for your core units but never fall below 50 gold. If you are close to your 3 stars, this can be a solid choice as it allows you to maintain your economy while also hitting your 3 star units.
  • If there are other players going for your units, you may find it better to not go for 3 stars and instead hit level 8 normally. If so, catch up to level 6 at Round
    2
    . You can also roll a little bit of gold to find 2 star units here if you are weak.

Stage 4

Before Raptors

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  • If you were slow rolling, you will want to hit level 6 at
    1
    . If you aren't slow rolling, level up to 7 here. Again, rolling is optional if you are weak or if you are close to 3 star units.
  • When slow rolling, if you ever go below 30 health, consider rolling most of your gold for 3 star units, but make sure to level up to 7 after you roll down.
  • After the raptors at
    7
    , level up to 8 if you can, or spend all your money rolling for upgrades if you can't hit level 8.
Game plan
Early game

In the early game, you simply want to get 4 protectors online. Rakan and Xin will also give you celestial, so those two are the core of the team.

Mid game

In the midgame, you are looking to find mystic units to start splasing in. Sona and Karma are the likely first ones you will find, but an early Lulu or Soraka can also be great.

Additional comp tips
  • Over the course of the game, you will ideally want to find Xin Zhao at 3 stars as he is one of the main carries of the team.
  • Since this comp relies on defensive ability to win in the late game, itemize accordingly to enemy teams. If there is more magic or attack damage, build items accordingly to counter them.
  • For people playing against this comp, items like Red Buff or Morellonomicon greatly help as they will reduce the healing power of this team.
Comp carries & items
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Xin Zhao
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Dragon's Claw

25

25

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negatron-cloak item icon
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Warmog's Armor

200

200

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Bramble Vest

25

25

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Rakan
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Thief's Gloves

+10%

+10%

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