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Teamfight Tactics recipes: how to combine TFT items

Here’s every item combination you can pull off in Riot’s new autobattler

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Looking for a handy cheat sheet of Teamfight Tactics item recipes and combinations? There are eight items you can start with in Riot’s League of Legends autobattler, but you can combine two at a time to make a more powerful item. That’s a lot of item combinations and, to be frank, remembering all of that is a bit of a task in of itself.

Knowing how these items combine is an integral part of Teamfight Tactics, too. Crafting new items is not a simple case of making them better, and different item combinations will be more useful to certain Teamfight Tactics classes than others. The Infinity Edge, for example, is a combination of two B.F. Swords and it boosts critical strike damage by 100%. As such, it would suit any Champion of the Assassin class nicely, as critical damage is what they’re all about. If you combine well tooled Champions with finely tuned TFT comps, you’ll shred.

So, throughout this guide, we’ll tell you how all these items combine, and which Champion you want to be keeping in mind when you’re starting with the base item. Now that’s out of the way, here are the Teamfight Tactics recipes.

How do I get Teamfight Tactics items?

There are two ways you can find items in TFT. The first, and more common, is through random drops from Creep waves. These fights happen at specific intervals and escalate in difficulty as the game goes on.

The second way you can get items is by refunding the Champions you pick up from the Carousel, as they come with one already equipped. You’ll have to do this at the expense of a Champion, obviously, so make sure it’s worth it.

You can find your collected items at the bottom right of your screen – if you’re struggling to spot them, they come in cubes and sit on the map, rather than in an inventory screen. If you want to equip one to your champion, click and drag it onto the character of your choosing.

How do I combine Teamfight Tactics items?

First things first, to combine two items you’ll need to have already equipped one to your chosen champion. Then all you have to do is click and drag the other item over them. Quite handily, when you pull an item over your champion, you’ll get a small window telling you what you are about to forge.

If you’re happy with it, press ahead. Word to the wise, though, once you combine two items, there’s no going back. So craft carefully.

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Teamfight Tactics recipes and item combinations

B.F. Sword

Combines with To make Unique perk
B.F. Sword Infinity Edge Critical strike damage increases by 100%
Chain Vest Guardian Angel Come back with 500HP upon revival
Giant’s Belt Zeke’s Herald Nearby allies gain +10% to their attack speed
Needlessly Large Rod Hextech Gunblade Heal 25% of the damage you deal
Negatron Cloak The Bloodthirster Grants 35% lifesteal
Recurve Bow Sword of the Divine Every second you have a 5% chance to a 100% crit buff
Spatula Youmuu’s Ghostblade Wearer is also an Assassin
Tear of the Goddess Spear of Shojin Recover 15% of your remaining mana per attack after using an ability

On its own, the B.F. Sword offers up a +20 buff to attack damage, so this is a great item to stick on any champion that’ll be front lining or dealing melee damage. Some good ones to keep in mind are Graves, Kha’zix, or Lucian.

Darius is also a good choice as you can forge a Hextech Gunblade later on if you come across a Needlessly Large Rod though any of the above champions could make good use of that.

Chain Vest

Combines with To make Unique perk
B.F. Sword Guardian Angel Come back with 500HP upon revival
Chain Vest Thornmail Reflect 35% of the damage you take from attacks
Giant’s Belt Red Buff Attacks deal 2.5% maximum health as burn damage, and prevents burned units from healing
Needlessly Large Rod Locket of the Iron Solari All nearby allies gain a shield of 200 points at the start of combat
Negatron Cloak Sword Breaker Attacks have a chance to disarm
Recurve Bow Phantom Dancer Dodge all critical strikes
Spatula Knight’s Vow Wearer is also a Knight
Tear of the Goddess Frozen Heart Nearby enemies attack speed is 20% slower

This item will buff your defence by 20, so stick it on a frontliner to make them tankier. Blitzcrank, Garen, and Mordekaiser are good Champions to keep in mind for this.

Another good pick is Leona, who you can kit out with a Locket of the Iron Solari is you find a Needlessly Large Rod later on.

Giant’s Belt

Combines with To make Unique perk
B.F. Sword Zeke’s Herald Allies around you gain 10% attack speed when combat begins
Chain Vest Red Buff Attacks deal 2.5% maximum health as burn damage, and prevents burned units from healing
Giant’s Belt Warmog’s Armor You regenerate 3% of your max health per second
Needlessly Large Rod Morellonomicon Spells deal burn damage equal to 10% of the enemy’s maximum health per second
Negatron Cloak Zephyr Banish an enemy for five seconds at the start of combat
Recurve Bow Titanic Hydra Attacks deal 10% of the wearer’s max health as splash damage
Spatula Frozen Mallet Wearer is also a Glacial
Tear of the Goddess Redemption All nearby allies heal for 1000 Health when the wearer dies

The Giant’s belt, by itself, gives the wearer an extra 200 health points – so put it on any Champion you’re looking to turn into a tank. Mordekaiser, Rek’sai, or Sujuani are good shouts if you’re struggling.

Our pick, however, is Volibear. He already has quite a large health pool, but stick a Titanic Hydra on him when you find a Recurve Bow and watch his damage soar.

Needlessly Large Rod

Combines with To make Unique perk
B.F. Sword Hextech Gunblade Heal 25% of the damage you deal
Chain Vest Locket of the Iron Solari All nearby allies gain a shield of 200 points at the start of combat
Giant’s Belt Morellonomicon Spells deal burn damage equal to 10% of the enemy’s maximum health per second
Needlessly Large Rod Rabadon’s Deathcap +50% AP to spell damage
Negatron Cloak Ionic Spark Enemies take 200 damage after casting a spell
Recurve Bow Guinsoo’s Rageblade Attacks grant 3% attack speed, and the buff stacks infinitely
Spatula Yuumi Wearer is also a Sorcerer
Tear of the Goddess Luden’s Echo Spells deal 200 splash damage on hit

If you equip the Needlessly Large Rod to a Champion you’ll boost your spell damage by 20%. To that end, think about applying it to Ahri, Anivia, or Aurelion Soul. Another top shout is Varus, who works quite well with a Luden’s Echo.

Negatron Cloak

Combines with To make Unique perk
B.F. Sword Bloodthirster Gain 35% lifesteal
Chain Vest Sword Breaker Attacks have a chance to disarm
Giant’s Belt Zephyr Banish an enemy for five seconds at the start of combat
Needlessly Large Rod Ionic Spark Enemies take 200 damage after casting a spell
Negatron Cloak Dragon’s Claw Gain 83% resistance to magic damage
Recurve Bow Cursed Blade Attacks have a slim chance to reduce enemy’s star level by one
Spatula Runaan’s Hurricane Attacks two additional enemies for 50% the damage
Tear of the Goddess Hush Attacks have a high chance to inflict silence

Before you turn it into anything else, Negatron Cloak buffs your magic resist stat by 20. So think about adding it to Braum or Blitzcrank if you want to build a champion with exceptionally high resistance to magic.

Poppy also works well as you can build her with a Dragon’s Claw, which makes her close to invincible against magic users.

Recurve Bow

Combines with To make Unique perk
B.F. Sword Sword of the Divine Every second you have a 5% chance to get a 100% crit buff
Chain Vest Phantom Dancer Dodge all critical strikes
Giant’s Belt Titanic Hydra Attacks deal 10% of the wearer’s max health as splash damage
Needlessly Large Rod Guinsoo’s Rageblade Attacks grant a 5% buff to you attack speed, and that stacks infinitely
Negatron Cloak Cursed Blade Attacks have a low chance to deduce an enemy’s star level by one
Recurve Bow Rapid Firecannon Your attacks cannot be dodged, and your attack range doubles
Spatula Blade of the Ruined King Turns the wearer into a Blademaster
Tear of the Goddess Statikk Shiv Every third attack deals 100 splash magical damage

The Recurve Bow gives you an additional 20% to your attack speed and is a pretty flexible item – you can’t go wrong if you’re building up any damage or magic dealing character. Keep your eye out for Morgana, Nidalee, or Pyke, if you want some decent options.

A personal favourite of ours is putting this on Ashe, as you can then forge a Statikk Shiv when you find a Tear of the Goddess. When in full flow, this build plays around her strong mana and attack speed stats nicely.

Spatula

Combines with To make Unique perk
B.F. Sword Youmuu’s Ghostblade Wearer is also an Assassin
Chain Vest Knight’s Vow Wearer is also a Knight
Giant’s Belt Frozen Mallet Wearer is also a Glacial
Needlessly Large Rod Yuumi Wearer is also a Sorcerer
Negatron Cloak Runaan’s Hurricane Attacks two additional enemies for 50% the damage
Recurve Bow Blade of the Ruined King Wearer is also a Blademaster
Spatula Force of Nature Gain another member for your team
Tear of the Goddess Darkin Wearer is also a Demon

The Spatula is a bit of a peculiar item as it doesn’t offer you any advantages – not at first anyway. One of its primary purposes, however, is giving heroes an additional Origin or Class – meaning that they’ll mesh with others who have that Class or Origin in common, and gain specific buffs as a result. It may seem minor, but the Spatula is a wildcard that can swing a fight.

Apart from that, it can also combine to make other handy items like the Runaan’s Hurricane, which works quite nicely on anyone who builds around physical damage.

Tear of the Goddess

Combines with To make Unique perk
B.F. Sword Spear of Shojin Recover 15% of your remaining mana per attack after using an ability
Chain Vest Frozen Heart Nearby enemies attack speed is 20% slower
Giant’s Belt Redemption All nearby allies heal for 1000 health when the wearer dies
Needlessly Large Rod Luden’s Echo Spells deal 200 splash damage on hit
Negatron Cloak Hush Attacks have a high chance to inflict silence
Recurve Bow Shatikk Shivv Every third attack deals 100 splash magical damage
Spatula Darkin Wearer is also a Demon
Tear of the Goddess Seraph’s Embrace Regain 20 mana each time a spell is cast

This item adds 20 to your starting mana before it’s combined with something else. It’s a good idea to put this item on magic users who are likely to burn through a lot of, well, mana.

Swain and Tristana are good picks to fill that role, but Varus is the one we opt for, as he has good ability power and mana. Keep an eye out for a Needlessly Large Rod to create a Luden’s Echo for some stiff splash damage.

More Teamfight Tactics guides:
How to play Teamfight Tactics
Teamfight Tactics basic items guide
How to upgrade Teamfight Tactics champions

And there you have it, TFT recipes and item combinations alongside our two cents on what champions to keep your eyes peeled for. That’s just our opinion, though, and tailing your TFT tactics comes down to personal preference. Regardless, a good knowledge of items and how they combine is imperative to victory – and for that, we wish you good luck. That’s if you make it through the load time and get a game, anyway.