Teamfight Tactics (a spin-off of League of Legends) is not only a really fun game to watch, but it can really get you thinking and strategizing, and hopefully, winning, too.
If you’re already familiar with the Teamfight Tactics (TFT), you already know that you can combine the various items that can be used by your champion, and this is referred to as item stacking.
But choosing which items to stack can be a little bewildering because there are tons of different ways that these items can be combined or stacked, and they can give you a wide variety of different stat boosts and secondary effects.
But, you don’t have to worry about being too daunted about item stacking in TFT, because in this article, I’m going to provide you with some top tips on item stacking in TFT, so you can go ahead and kick some champion ass!
Please feel free to scroll ahead to any section that jumps out at you. Here goes!
Knowing Which Items Do And Don’t Stack
Unlike in League of Legends, some of the items in TFT do stack together and some don’t. So, the first step in choosing which items to use is to be able to differentiate between which items do stack together and which ones don’t.
And which ones you can have multiples of.
So, I’m just gonna list the items into their various categories. It’s beyond the scope of this article to explain the effect of each item. You can see the various effects of each item before you choose them, so be sure that you do.
Items Which Do Not Stack
- Blue Buff
- Duelist’s Zeal
- Elderwood Sprout
- Infinity Edge
- Last Whisper
- Mage’s Hat
- Shroud of Stillness
- Spirit of the Dragon
- Sunfire Cape
- Sword of the Divine
- Thief’s Gloves
- Vanguard’s Cuirass
- Warlord’s Banner
- Youmuu’s Ghostblade
Items Which Do Stack
You can stack up to 2 each of the following items:
- Chalice of Power
- Force of Nature
- Gargoyle Stoneplate
- Giant Slayer
- Guinsoo’s Rageblade
- Ionic Spark
- Jeweled Gauntlet
- Locket of the Iron Solari
- Luden’s Echo
- Rabadon’s Deathcap
- Rapid Firecannon
- Runaan’s Hurricane
- Spear of Shojin
- Statikk Shiv
- Titan’s Resolve
- Warmog’s Armor
- Zeke’s Herald
- Zz’Rot Portal
You can stack up to 3 of the following items:
- Dragon’s Claw
- Frozen Heart
- Guardian Angel
- Hand of Justice
- Trap Claw
Categories Of Items
The items you can choose from include basic and combined items. And both the basic items and the combined items can be split into 3 tiers. These are Optimal (S-tier), Great (A-tier), and Good (B-tier).
And despite these so-called basic items being called basic, they’re actually quite important, and you will need many of them in your game, so be sure to pick a lot up on the carousel.
Always aim for the best items you can get, i.e. choose optimal s-tier ones over great, a-tier ones.
Optimal Basic Items (S-tier)
- Chain Vest
- B.F. Sword
- Recurve Bow
- Sparring Gloves
Great And Good Basic Items (A- and B-tier)
- Needlessly Large Rod, Negatron Cloak, Giant’s Belt, Spatula, Tear of the Goddess
Answers To Your Most Frequently Asked Questions
Why Don’t All The Items In TFT Stack, Like They Do In League Of Legends?
If you could get all your items in TFT to stack, you may think that that would make the game a whole lot easier to win.
However, Riot Games, the creator and publisher of the game, decided that if all the items could stack, this would lead to significant abuse of them, just like it did during the first couple of seasons of League of Legends.
I guess the key thing to remember when stacking items for your champion in TFT is that each champion can only have three items, so you need to think about which items work well with that particular champion, and choose wisely.
With so many items to learn about, and which ones stack and which don’t, and the various effects they can have, it’s clear that you’re not gonna get to a pro level overnight.
As with most things you put your mind to, mastery can take a lot of time, practice, and patience. So if you don’t get the hang of things straight away, don’t be put off and don’t be disheartened.
With enough practice, grit and determination, you too could eventually become an esports player, making a living getting paid to play TFT, and with any luck, winning awesome levels of prize money, too.
TFT can be a tricky game to play, especially if you’re relatively new to it. You can take as much time as you need to get to know all the items and how they stack.
And I can assure you that over time and with plenty of practice, your TFT champion can make you a champion.