TFT Tier List: Team Fight Tactics, League of Legends (September 2021)

TFT Tier List

With Patch 11.16 spelling some very big changes to our favorite auto-chess game, there is no better time than now to get your hands on a TFT Tier List. And because we understand how frustrating it can be to play and lose a lot (I’m not talking from experience tho, swear) we are making this article for you!

Last Updated: September 2021

Thanks to the extra week we all had with the previous patch, many TFT players (myself included) gained extra experience with the new champions Patch 11.15 has brought to the table. I, for example, had the chance to just play TFT to my heart’s content without the fear of having to catch up to major changes to the meta. 

However, like most things in life, great moments must come to an end to make way for even better ones. Yes! I am talking about the newest patch that was released last month. As the very first patch in Set 5.5 (aka Dawn of Heroes), Patch 11.16 revolutionized the meta by bringing a rework to Legionnaire and power tuning Radiant items. 

The smaller champion and trait balance alterations that it spelled has also been noted to change the odds for a number of champions including Tristana, Nocturne, Lucian, Irelia and Galia. If you are observant enough, you would also be able to notice the adjustments that happened to Lee Sin, Gwen, Yasuo, and Akshan, thanks to the new patch. 

Obviously, such notable changes calls for an updated and comprehensive TFT Tier List avid players like us can count on, so here it is!


As with any other tier list, we will be using the categories S, A, B, C, and D in grouping our heroes based on their performance in the current meta. The S-tier will refer to the optimal heroes, the so-called cream of the crop at the moment. On the other hand, D-tier will pertain to heroes that just don’t fit into a strong comp at all. 

Because of the adjustments and buffs we’ve mentioned previously, you might see your go-to hero in a tier higher or lower than you initially expected BUT that’s totally fine. After all, team composition (and the synergies it can spark) matters in this game just as much as the character’s abilities. 

  • Akshan
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Gwen
  • Heimerdinger
  • Ivern
  • Jax
  • Lulu
  • Olaf
  • Rell
  • Teemo
  • Volibear
  • Diana
  • Draven
  • Garen
  • Hecarim
  • Irelia
  • Kayle
  • Kennen
  • Lucian
  • Lux
  • Miss Fortune
  • Nautilus
  • Rakan
  • Thresh
  • Tristana
  • Viego
  • Aphelios
  • Brand
  • Lee Sin
  • Leona
  • Nidalee
  • Nunu and Willump
  • Pyke
  • Riven
  • Sejuani
  • Soraka
  • Syndra
  • Varus
  • Velkoz
  • Yasuo 
  • Aatrox
  • Ashe
  • Galio
  • Kalista
  • Karma
  • Khazix
  • Kled
  • Nocturne
  • Poppy
  • Senna
  • Sett
  • Vayne
  • Ziggs
  • Gragas
  • Olaf
  • Udyr
  • Vladimir
  • Zyra


Due to the nature of this game, players who are dead set on winning every game and round cannot afford to set aside team composition. While it is true that the meta enables items to be a big component of champ strength, it cannot be denied that there are newer comps that are rapidly rising to the top. To help you out a bit, here’s a short tier list of the TFT Team Comps you should watch out for:

  • 8 Hellion
  • 3 Revenant, 3 Abomination
  • 6 Assassins, 4 Revenant
  • 3 Sentinel, 3 Mystic
  • 4 Nightbringer, 3 Skirmisher
  • 6 Redeemed, 2 Invoker
  • 4 Forgotten, 3 Skirmisher
  • 6 Skirmisher, 2 Ironclad
  • 3 Ironclad, 2 Legionnaire, 2 Skirmisher
  • 2 Nightbringer, 2 Ranger
  • 6 Nightbringer
  • 4 Knight, 3 Skirmisher
  • 3 Revenant, 3 Mystic
  • 4 Forgotten, 3 Ironclad
  • 6 Knight, 3 Redeemed
  • 4 Forgotten, 3 Cavalier
  • 3 Sentinel, 2 Dawnbringer
  • 6 Dawndringer, 2 Invoker
  • 4 Nightbringer, 4 Abomination
  • 6 Knight, 3 Redeemed
  • 6 Hellion, 2 Cavalier


With Patch 11.16 spelling notable changes to one of the most popular spin-offs of League of Legends, we can only expect the game to become even more exciting from here on out. If you are the kind of player who is after a high-level, close to cerebral, type of game — then this article is just for you. However, if you are tough, brave, and courageous enough to weather whatever life (in this case, the unforgiving game of Teamfight Tactics) throws at you or is the type who learns more from experience then I’m sure you’d be just fine (I wholeheartedly hope I am right on this one, though I highly doubt it 🥴) even without a TFT Tier List like this one. 

If like me, you live and breathe League of Legends, you might enjoy this URF Tier List, so go ahead and check it out!

About James Sterling

James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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