The best team compositions in TFT: Runeterra Reforged
Jun 19, 2023
The new Teamfight Tactics set is here, so we’re breaking down some of the very best team compositions in Runeterra Reforged to help you climb.
Runeterra Reforged is taking Teamfight Tactics back to the base setting of League of Legends, letting fans explore Runeterra by creating teams of champions grouped by their home region. It also includes the brand new Legends system and Region Portal system, letting players mold their playstyle by selecting a Legend at the start of the game, guaranteeing certain augments. If you’re having trouble orienting yourself to the new set, check out our full breakdown of the set.
The best team compositions in Runeterra Reforged
Here are some of the most successful archetypes in the early days of Runeterra Reforged. Riot Games updates and balances the auto-battler every two weeks, so all of this is subject to change as the set evolves. For now, though, these teams are some of the ones proving themselves to be head and shoulders above the rest of the competition.
- Gunner 4: Zeri, Jayce, Senna, Jinx
- Zaun 4: Ekko, Jinx, Urgot, Zeri
Gunners is a high-damage composition that uses some of the sets strongest units to pump out ridiculous numbers. The trait builds up Attack Damage as they shred through enemies. Zeri, Jayce, and Urgot are the primary damage sources in this composition. Zeri is best equipped with a Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Infinity Edge, and then a third item providing either Omnivamp or Shred/Sunder. Zeri’s going to be doing most of the damage, so focus on her while making sure you gave just enough frontline to buy time to let the Spark of Zaun get to hyper-carry status.
- Targon 3: Aphelios, Taric, Soraka
- Freljord 3: Ashe, Lissandra, Sejuani
- Bastion 2: Taric, Shen
- Deadeye 2: Aphelios, Ashe
This composition uses two separate factions’ powerful global buffs and debuffs to win out with a powerful midgame and champions who scale as the game goes on. Targon provides a universal buff to shields and healing, while the storm summoned up by the Freljord trait can Sunder, Shred, Burn, and even Stun enemies. With a powerful frontline, this composition is built around Aphelios being equipped with Guinsoo’s Rageblade and a full set of AD items. Everybody else in this composition is meant to buy time for Aphelios, with Targon’s healing keeping him alive and Freljord’s storm weakening enemies and stunning them to give Aphelios time to build up stacks of Guinsoo’s Rageblade.
- Shurima 7: Cassiopeia, Renekton, Nasus, Akshan, K’Sante, Azir, Taliyah
- Strategist 2: Azir, Jarvan
The Shurima trait ascends to certain champions, eventually buffing every single champion with the trait. This makes it fantastic vertical composition to run, focusing on it above all traits. At the same time, Shurima offers a substantial frontline and one especially scary threat in Azir. Most Shurima compositions are built around Azir, equipping him with Guinsoo’s Rageblade and two more AP/magic damage items. K’Sante, Nasus, and Renekton serve as the composition’s frontline, shielding its carries from early damage. Jarvan acts as a good crowd-control tool and will shield the frontline and buff the backline. Akshan, Azir, Cassiopeia, and Taliyah bring the damage, with Azir being the core focus of the comp. Items like Zeke’s Herald and Chalice of Harmony on secondary backliners will help push Azir to a level that competes with other hypercarries in the set.
- Void 6 (8 with Emblem): Malzahar, Cho’gath, Kassadin, Rek’Sai, Vel’Koz, Kai’Sa, Bel’Veth, Emblem
- Challenger 2: Kai’Sa, Yasuo/Kalista
Void is another vertical trait that offers a gameplay all its own and is one of the best team compositions in Runeterra Reforged. The trait creates a Void egg that can be moved and placed in the pre-game just like a champion. More Void champions change what is summoned, from a Void Remora to the Rift Herald and eventually Baron Nashor. This composition focuses on Kai’Sa as its main carry, equipping her with Guinsoo’s Rageblade yet again and filling the rest with Ability Power items. The Void monster gets more powerful with Void champion star levels, so a slow-roll style composition through midgame serves this option best.
- Demacia 7: Kayle, Poppy, Galio, Sona, Jarvan IV, Lux
- Slayer 2/3: Kayle, Aatrox, Gwen
Demacia provides certain units a substantial upgrade by designating them as Elites. Your most powerful Demacian champions gain extra defensive stats and a Radiant item at the start of each round when they become Elites. Demacia is another vertical composition that offers huge benefits for having lots of Demacians on your board. Kayle is the best carry for most of these compositions, though Lux also provides an amazing carry for more Sorcerer-oriented comps. Other Slayers like Gwen and Aatrox offer fantastic Demacia Emblem options, giving them access to otherwise incredibly rare versions of the items they want.
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