Best TFT Champions in Patch 10.16
Hey there I am Piotr, a TFT Coach for L2P League.
This is the Best TFT Champions 10.16 tier list with a short summary of each champion, for TFT Patch 10.16, which we have prepared thinking mostly about players that haven’t yet fully familiarized themselves with set 3 and those that would appreciate extra insight on each of the TFT champions.
EARLY GAME TFT TIER LIST 10.16
🥇 Gods (S-Tier): Graves, Lucian, Mordekaiser, Blitzcrank, Poppy, Darius, Jayce, Ziggs, Twisted Fate, Bard, Jarvan IV, Caitlyn
🥈 Strong (A-Tier): Shaco, Rumble, Vi, Annie, Fiora, Yasuo, Rakan, Master Yi, Shen, Xayah, Vayne, Nautilus, Cassiopeia, Ashe, Xin Zhao, Syndra
🥉 Just Okay (B-Tier): Karma, Malphite, Leona, Ezreal, Nocturne, Illaoi, Neeko
MID GAME TFT TIER LIST 10.16
🥇 Gods (S-Tier): Fizz, Jhin, Irelia, Wukong, Jayce, Jinx, Gnar, Teemo, Darius, Ahri, Shen, Ashe, Zed
🥈 Strong (A-Tier): Soraka, Xin Zhao, Rakan, Mordekaiser, Annie, Rumble, Blitzcrank, Vi, Master Yi, Neeko, Shaco, Vayne, Cassiopeia, Riven, Syndra
🥉 Just Okay (B-Tier): Yasuo, Karma, Ezreal, Bard, Kog’maw
LATE GAME TFT TIER LIST 10.16
🥇 Gods (S-Tier): Irelia, Jhin, Xerath, Ekko, Janna, Aurelion Sol, Jinx, Gnar, Teemo
🥈 Strong (A-Tier): Lulu, Thresh, Rumble, Master Yi, Syndra, Neeko, Jayce, Shaco, Viktor, Urgot, Gangplank, Riven
🥉 Just Okay (B-Tier): Ezreal, Karma, Wukong, Soraka, Ashe
The strength of Best TFT Champions is determined by the tiers below 👇
(S-tier): The strongest of the strongest, the most contested units that entire TFT comps are built around.
(A-tier): Mostly flexible units that manage to find their way into majority of the comps or highly enhance one of the most played ones.
(B-tier): Those units MOST OF THE TIME serve simply as a token to complete your synergy.
Unwritten champions: Units that aren’t really played right now.
Please remember that heroes listed below are often strong primarily because of how well they can work with certain items and hero setups, so an amazing hero can work poorly in an environment that does not let him shine – an example would be Syndra in a game where you get primarily Recurve Bows.
TFT Tier List Champion Analysis ✅
1 COST UNITS :
- Zoe – Weak unit that’s used as a token in Star Guardian / Sorcerer TFT comp.
- Ziggs – He’s a great unit that can carry Rebels through early game, and is often used late game as an enabler for gangplank’s demolitionist trait.
- Xayah – A super-strong unit to 3star with Last Whisper and Infinity Edge.
- Twisted Fate – A very weak unit, finds his place mostly in Calamari (Brawler Void) comps as an enabler for both Chrono (with Blitzcrank) and Sorcerer (with Velkoz) traits.
- Poppy – Poppy is one of the two one-cost Vanguards and a staple in every Star Guardian comp and currently a potential OP unit when 3 starred and put a bramble vest on.
- Malphite – All his ability does is making him tankier, he is not of much use outside of being a trait-token if you require additional brawler or rebel.
- Leona – A unit that’s worth getting early game as she allows you to transition into one of several strong compositions like Cybernetics or Vanguards with Jhin.
- Illaoi – A Battlecast starter unit, one of the brawlers. One of Illaoi main functions are fulfilling the role of a token brawlers in Brawler Blasters composition.
- Jarvan IV – One of the weakest units in the game, Jarvan’s ability is an attack speed buff for his allies, so it’s an already delayed buff (requires Jarvan to get mana) that then requires several seconds of active combat for his team to gain benefits from. Still, pretty useful in Shredder comp as frontline and a buffer for Xayah.
- Graves – Early game wise, Graves is one of the best TFT champions 10.16, Graves is an amazing item holder that will often have a spot in your composition well into midgame, especially with Jayce or Darius.
- Fiora – large early DPS, scales with ap and mana items that we can then transfer to Brand or a stronger summoner.
- Caitlyn – Recently buffed, Caitlyn is now a solid addition to your early game composition as she can oneshot most units with her ultimate. One of the TFT best Champions 10.16 early game.
- Nocturne – In TFT Patch 10.16 Nocturne is rather underplayed and possibly only played for his traits.
2 COST UNITS :
- Rakan – TFT 10.16 he’s played in most protector comps. He does great with morellonomicon and spear of shojin!
- Yasuo – Set 3 Yasuo has the same abilities as Set 2 Yasuo, meaning crit items and hands of justice work extremely well on him. Mostly played along with Master Yi and Sona in Blademasters comp.
- Mordekaiser – Is one of the best TFT 10.16 champions. He’s an extremely durable frontliner, allows you to transition from Vanguards to Darkstars if you wish and scales well with all sorts of items such as Bramble Vest, Ionic Spark, Morellonomicon or Guardian Angel. An absolute beast if you manage to 3 star him.
- Xin Zhao – For the first few weeks of this set, Xin Zhao might have been the best TFT champion. Right now, still solid as a unit he is not commonly played because of the dire spot Protectors found themselves in.
- Zed – Zed is a new unit that haven’t seen much play recently, but can do alright in the early game. We’ll let you know once he finds his spot in one of the commonly played compositions!
- Shen – A powerful frontline unit, the tank for 6 Blademasters comp and Blademaster/Chrono enabler for Cybernetics until they are able to swap him for Kayle on level 9.
- Lucian – Along with Mordekaiser, Lucian is one of the best TFT Champions 10.16 you can get for just two gold a piece. Put a Red Buff on him and let him carry your cybernetic comp all the way to lategame.
- Kog’maw – Not a very powerful unit, mostly serves as a item holder if gotten early, might also do some work in a heavy battlecast composition.
- Darius – When you have a strong early game, he basically becomes TFT Best Champion 10.16. Very high up our TFT tier list when it comes to early game due to his high burst and Space Pirate trait.
- Annie – Not a very strong unit, used mainly as an ingredient in building a giant Mech. Often 3 starred in that composition.
- Ahri – Along with Syndra she carries the Star Guardian composition, part of her damage being True, going through all the enemy mystic and dragon claw shanneningans. Can be used as an item holder if you want to continue winstreaking but Syndra is not arriving.
- Blitzcrank – One of the champions that’s amazing but requires you to put in some work. Position him well, and he will grab enemy carry and help you win against a potentially stronger player. One of the TFT best Champions 10.16 due to his disable – forces enemy carries to change into positions that are not optimal.
- Nautilus – a very welcome addition to the Vanguards, serves his role as an early game tank that might allow you to transition your composition into astro snipers with Teemo later on.
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3 COST UNITS :
- Vi – A solid brawler that can be positioned to go for the enemy carry. Absolute staple in all brawler and cybernetics comp.
- Syndra – Main carry of a rather mediocre composition – Star Guardians. Does extremely well with mana items such as Blue Buff or Chalice. We recommend protecting her with a trap claw. As she’s not seen too often in the current meta, she’s not very high on the list.
- Ezreal – After being nerfed thoroughly, he’s now pretty much a token unit. Ezreal is not worth playing nor putting items on him, sadly.
- Shaco – Used to be one of the best tft champions – now it’s a unit that’s mostly used as a side carry, along with Kaisa in mech infiltrators or Jhin in 6 Dark Stars. A Bloodthirster and a GA will suffice most of the time.
- Rumble – Not a great unit, used only in Mech team comps as an ingredient in building a mech. His demolitionist passive works enables some powerful compositions like one you can build with a Demolitionist Spatula Kaisa.
- Neeko – Previously used in Protectors as well, now as they don’t see much light she should be easier to 3star in Star Guardians, serving them as their main Frontliner and potentially a holder of items such as Ionic Spark.
- Master Yi – A powerful unit that benefits greatly from certain item buffs such as RFC now granting triple the range – With items such as Guinsoo’s, RFC and quicksilver sash he can annihilate the enemy team, all that while healing himself in meantime.
- Vayne – Vayne might not be the best TFT champion 10.16 but she definitely is a big reason for Cybernetics success in the current game iteration. Cybernetics problem was always the lack of consistency when trying to get six of them, but as Vayne becomes the seventh Cybernetic champion achieving that synergy becomes much easier.
- Bard – Bard is godlike if gotten early easily snowballing your composition through early-midgame. You most likely want to drop him by level 8, but he can definitely serve you through a bit chunk of the game as a mystic/astro.
- Karma – Karma is a solid mystic unit, mostly paired with carries, especially Jhin, her fellow dark star.
- Jayce – A very strong unit to have in your team in the early game, as he has a bursty AoE ultimate and a solid defense thanks to his vanguard trait. A decent item holder. When you find him within the first rounds, he can be one of the Best TFT Champions 10.16 – carrying the game with Darius / Graves and providing a gold advantage.
- Ashe – Doesn’t see play outside of Jhin comps, but she’s not a bad unit – her ultimate is a big AoE stun that happens to also deal a decent chunk of damage. Works well with Spear of Sho’jin.
- Cassiopeia – Cassiopeia is another new 3 cost unit. She’s a very interesting one at that – while she’s a mystic, she’s the most aggressive one of the bunch having a purely offensive ultimate that poisons the enemies with a very deadly poison that kills them over time. The trick to utilise her properly is to put a Luden’s Echo along with a Blue Buff on her. It allows her to cast her ultimate without an end due to her low mana costs. Combined with Morellonomicon it can also proc her battlecast origin effect quite often making her an overall strong unit.
4 COST UNITS :
- Wukong – His health got buffed so he’s a bit stronger now, a decent 4 cost TFT unit. Position him in such a way that he’s able to stun as many enemies as possible before he dies. After HP and targeting buffs, pretty decent spot on our TFT Tier list 10.16.
- Viktor – A unit with an extremely powerful ultimate, making him a staple in any current and future Sorcerer comps of the set. While Battlecast comps don’t currently see too much play, we’re looking forward to see how they develop and what ends up being Viktor’s part in them.
- Soraka – A rather weak, slow 4 cost supporting unit. Used mostly for her traits – Star Guardian / Mystic.
- Riven – One of the best TFT champion of the patch 10.16 due to her singlehandedly making high-sorcerer comps viable. She’s usually paired with 6 sorcerers and items such as Rabaddon and the Guardian Angel, allowing her to shield herself for hundreds or thousands while wrecking the enemy team.
- Jinx – As a core of Blaster Brawlers, Jinx is one of the TFT best champions 10.16. Played mostly in Brawler Blasters, she’s not as powerful as Jhin, but can still do well if positioned well and uncontested.
- Jhin – The only truly good Sniper, Jhin is the main carry for Vanguards and Dark Stars most of the time. One of the highly contested TFT champions.
- Irelia – The main carry for most cybernetics comp and in this patch a frequent holder for the Darkstar Spatula item, allowing her to obliterate anyone on her way with a one shot resetting ultimate. With Cybernetics becoming a top comp right now, Irelia is one of the Best TFT Champions 10.16.
- Fizz – Not the best unit, used mostly as an ingredient to create the giant Mech.
- Gnar – Gnar is the brawler replacing Cho’gath in the TFT patch 10.16. He’s insanely good as his ultimate can reposition and stun the entire enemy team. Always try to protect him so he gets to ult before dying.
- Teemo – Teemo is the fourth sniper in Teamfight Tactics. Along with Gnar he’s one of the four cost Astro’s, allowing you to create a powerful four-cost heavy composition with Jhin, Gnar and Teemo. His ultimate casts shrooms protecting his backline with a bursty repositioning spell, making him one of the best TFT champions 10.16.
5 COST UNITS :
- Xerath – A new addition to set 3, Xerath haven’t yet proven himself but he’s definitely a viable addition to late game darkstars as a replacement for Jarvan IV.
- Thresh – A quirky, interesting unit that’s still used mostly for his traits. He’s a mana reaver / chrono meaning he’s often finding his way into Cybernetics along with Irelia and Shen.
- Janna – Janna is a Paragon, so a unit that causes all your units to transform their physical damage to magic damage. It’s a huge counter to players that aren’t playing mystics, instead focusing on beefy Vanguard frontlines. She’s also an amazing Spear of Shojin holder, making her ult nonstop after the first cast.
- Lulu – A solid unit, a two star Lulu can be a huge annoyance to the enemy team by disabling their carries from combat for a while, all that while providing solid traits – Celestial and Mystic. Used in a lot of comps.
- Gangplank – GP was nerfed, and he went from being one of the best TFT champions of set 3 to one of the most underplayed ones. Pretty niche, we would only recommend him in case you have a very specific team that could use an additional demolitionist. Even then, not recommended without items such as Guardian Angel.
- Ekko – You want him in any TFT cybernetics or infiltrator composition. Has pretty weird interactions – for example he can crowd control units holding items that should make that impossible such as Trap Claw.
- Aurelion Sol – One of the most interesting heroes of the set, Aurelion Sol is a staple in 6 rebels comp, which is not very popular right now but could do well in some games. Scales well with Morellonomicon and tank items.
- Urgot – Urgot has a very interesting ultimate. It allows him to instantly kill a unit, but it’s even better than that, it’s an actual obliteration effect that goes through death prevention such as the Guardian Angel. It makes him a staple in any protector compositions while also making him an all-around good counter for certain strategies such as Riven sorcs, where a seemingly unkillable Riven wielding huge shields and a Guardian Angel is always present.
Those are all the champions currently in set 3, we believe understanding the strengths, weaknesses and the place in the game of each hero will not only help you at playing them but also against them. Thanks for checking out our TFT Tier List! We would also like to invite you to check out our newest article about TFT Meta game.
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