Teamfight Tactics (TFT) improvement cheatsheet

Marco Sanguineti
6 min readDec 3, 2022

The key concepts for getting the best out of your play style

Welcome! In this article, I want to talk about some key concepts for improving one’s playing style in TFT. The concepts covered in this article are valid for any set, so they will be valid almost regardless of the time you read them.

Disclaimer: what is discussed is taken from this very interesting video

Introduction

If you ask a TFT player which are the fundamental characteristics to be a good player, he will most likely answer you:

  • Knowledge of the strongest comps (meta) and the ability to play them
  • The ability to always play the strongest board at my disposal

This is true, but far from exhaustive.

We can identify 4 macro-categories, with a relative percentage of importance on the quality of the playing style:

Fundamentals (40 %)

  • Playing your Strongest Board
  • Economy
  • Itemization
  • Tempo

Being the most important section and impacting the outcome of the game, especially at high elo, we will go into more detail about these aspects in the following sections.

Set knowledge (20 %)

  • Understanding what each unit does
  • Understanding BiS (Best in Slot) for each unit and synergies
  • Understanding of augments

Flexibility (20 %)

  • Understanding of probability and rng (Random Number Generation)
  • Understands playing for the highest EV (Effective Value)

Patch Knowledge (20 %)

  • What comps are strong in this patch?
  • What units should I hold on the bench?
  • What units should I avoid?

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Marco Sanguineti

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering, I work in the world of AI, Deep Learning and Software Development. Passionate about Technology, Videogames and AI.