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Teamfight Tactics: Items guide cheat sheet

Here's every item recipe in Teamfight Tactics.

Our Teamfight Tactics Items guide contains a cheat sheet list of all the items, Item Cheat Sheet and their effects.

Items drop from AI "Creep" waves at specific intervals throughout a match of Teamfight Tactics, and they've all got unique effects and stat bonuses. Some items can be so powerful, they can transform middling champions into frighteningly strong carries. It's this potential which makes learning item usage so important in game.

The item system can be quite difficult to learn, though. It's not immediately obvious that items can be combined to form brand new variants, and there are a multitude of recipes you can follow too.

Even for the most decorated Teamfight Tactics players, memorising all the item effects and recipes can feel like an impossible task. To help you learn the ropes, we've put together a guide to all the items, their effects and recipes in an easy to read format.

As Teamfight Tactics is currently in open beta, all of these items and their effects can change at short notice. We'll do our utmost to update this page as the game evolves, so keep this guide bookmarked for all the latest.

Credit: All the images in this article are thanks to Scarra's Item Cheat Sheet.

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Teamfight Tactics: Item Cheat Sheet - Key

Each header below represents a base item. Each of these base items can be combined with a number of different “ingredients” to form a powerful top tier item.

  • Item Combo - The item you’ll need to combine with the Base Item.
  • Final Item - The item you’ll receive once you combined both Base and Combo items.
  • Effects - The Final Item’s effect/s.

B.F. Sword - Item Cheat Sheet

From this list, the Spear of Shojin is one of the best items currently in the game. It’s incredibly strong on champions who rely heavily on auto-attacks to build their mana bar. Stick this item on the likes of Pyke, Aurelion Sol or Brand and they’ll need less wind up time before unleashing their abilities.

The Bloodthirster is also worth picking up on specific units such as Draven or Lucian who can benefit enormously from the lifesteal. Stack items on top and they’ll be practically unkillable.

Finally, Zeke’s Herald is worth considering on certain champions too. If you’re building an Attack Speed oriented comp, equipping this on a tank near your damage dealing champions can pay dividends.

Item ComboFinal ItemEffects
B.F. SwordInfinity EdgeCritical Strike Damage is increased by 100%
Recurve BowSword of the Divine5% chance each second to gain 100% crit
Needlessly Large RodHextech GunbladeHeal 25% of damage dealt
Tear of the GoddessSpear of ShojinAfter casting an ability, recover 15% of remaining maximum Mana per attack
Chain VestGuardian AngelRevive with 500HP
Negatron CloakThe Bloodthirster35% Lifesteal
Giant’s BeltZeke’s HeraldAdjacent allies gain +10% Attack Speed
SpatulaYoumuu’s GhostbladeWearer is also an Assassin

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Recurve Bow - Item Cheat Sheet

Rapid Firecannon is fantastic for carries who want to stay on the backline without being harmed, and it also ensures that attacks won’t miss - a perfect counter against Phantom Dancer. In our opinion, it’s an absolute must have if you’re building a composition around a champion like Draven, Tristana, Vayne, Nidalee and so on.

Phantom Dancer is another superb item which can be great against Assassin compositions and can be slapped on practically any champion. We’d highly recommend placing it on a carry you wish to protect as they’ll dodge all critical strikes and survive for much longer.

Guinsoo’s isn’t top tier, but it can be strong on the right unit. Equip it on a carry who is highly reliant on auto-attacks like Vayne and it can really help them to spew out damage as fights progress. Pair it with another item for maximum efficiency.

Item ComboFinal ItemEffects
B.F. SwordSword of the Divine5% chance each second to gain 100% crit
Recurve BowRapid FirecannonWearer’s attacks cannot be dodged. Attack Range is doubled.
Needlessly Large RodGuinsoo’s RagebladeAttacks grant 5% Attack Speed. Stacks infinitely.
Tear of the GoddessStatikk ShivEvery 3rd attack deals 100 splash magical damage
Chain VestPhantom DancerWearer dodges all Critical Strikes
Negatron CloakCursed BladeAttacks have a low chance to Shrink (Reduce enemy’s star level by 1)
Giant’s BeltTitanic HydraAttacks deal % of the wearer’s max Health per second
SpatulaBlade of the Ruined KingWearer is also a Blademaster

Chain Vest - Item Cheat Sheet

Phantom Dancer is an incredible pickup for practically any champion in the game as it’ll increase their survivability to no end and up their Attack Speed too. We’ve found it’s great on carries like Draven, Aurelion Sol, Brand and Nidalee.

Red Buff is by no means the strongest choice, but it can be surprisingly potent on champions who deals splash damage. Place it on Graves and he’ll deal burn damage to multiple enemies with each shot, for example.

Frozen Heart can be effective on assassins who jump to the backline. It’ll lower Attack Speed on enemy carries, which makes it a niche counter to a ranger composition.

Item ComboFinal ItemEffects
B.F. SwordGuardian AngelRevive with 500HP
Recurve BowPhantom DancerWearer dodges all Critical Strikes
Needlessly Large RodLocket of the Iron SolariShield units around you for 200 Health on combat start
Tear of the GoddessFrozen HeartAdjacent enemies lost 20% Attack Speed
Chain VestThornmailReflect 35% of damage taken from attacks
Negatron CloakSword BreakerAttacks have a chance to disarm
Giant’s BeltRed BuffAttacks deal 10% burn damage
SpatulaKnight’s VowWearer is also a Knight

Negatron Cloak - Item Cheat Sheet

From this list, we’d say that Red Buff, The Bloodthirster and Frozen Heart are all worthy pickups.

Ionic Spark isn’t exceptionally strong, but it can be useful against a Sorcerer composition which thrives off using spells to deal damage.

Item ComboFinal ItemEffects
B.F. SwordThe Bloodthirster35% Lifesteal
Recurve BowCursed BladeAttacks have a low chance to Shrink (Reduce enemy’s star level by 1)
Needlessly Large RodIonic SparkWhenever an enemy casts a spell, they take 200 damage
Tear of the GoddessFrozen HeartAdjacent enemies lost 20% Attack Speed
Chain VestThornmailReflect 35% of damage taken from attacks
Negatron CloakSword BreakerAttacks have a chance to disarm
Giant’s BeltRed BuffAttacks deal 10% burn damage
SpatulaKnight’s VowWearer is also a Knight

Needlessly Large Rod - Item Cheat Sheet

The standout item from this list is Morellonomicon. Despite a slight nerf, it’s ability to prevent healing can be invaluable against compositions who rely heavily on one or two carries - especially if they’ve got items like The Bloodthirster equipped.

Yuumi’s also a great pickup if you’re in need of an extra Sorcerer and are chasing down the bonus.

Item ComboFinal ItemEffects
B.F. SwordHextech GunbladeHeal 25% of damage dealt
Recurve BowGuinsoo’s RagebladeGain stacking AS on hit
Needlessly Large RodRabadon's Deathcap+50% AP
Tear of the GoddessLuden's EchoOn spellhit, deal 200 splash damage
Chain VestLocket of the Iron SolariShield units around you for 200 Health on combat start
Negatron CloakIonic SparkWhenever an enemy casts a spell, they take 200 damage
Giant’s BeltMorellonomiconSpells deal burn damage and prevent all healing
SpatulaYuumiWearer is also a Sorcerer

Tear of the Goddess - Item Cheat Sheet

The Spear of Shojin is ridiculously good on champions with powerful abilities. Equip this on Pyke, Sejuani or practically any champion whose ability you’d want to activate more frequently and it has the potential to carry your entire composition to victory.

Seraph’s Embrace can be great on spellcasters, especially when paired with the Spear of Shojin.

Hush is a nice pick against Sorcerer compositions, but it’s otherwise not powerful enough to warrant building otherwise.

Luden’s Echo is a great early game pickup for burst champions, but it’s damage does begin to fall off in the late game, though.

Item ComboFinal ItemEffects
B.F. SwordSpear of ShojinAfter casting an ability, recover 15% of remaining maximum Mana per attack
Recurve BowStatikk ShivEvery 3rd attack splashes 100 magic damage
Needlessly Large RodLuden's EchoOn spellhit, deal 200 splash damage
Tear of the GoddessSeraph's EmbraceRegain 20 mana after each spell cast
Chain VestFrozen HeartAdjacent enemies attack 20% slower
Negatron CloakHushHigh chance to silence on hit
Giant’s BeltRedemptionOn death, heal nearby allies for 1000 Health
SpatulaDarkinWearer is also a Demon

Giant's Belt - Item Cheat Sheet

We’re big fans of Warmog's Armor on frontline champions, thanks to its huge health and sustain boosts. It’s great on the likes of Warwick, Garen, or anyone who you’d like to last longer in fights.

Morellonomicon is fantastic on a team of Sorcerers as you’ll prevent the enemy team from healing. A perfect counter to enemy team compositions who rely on carries or sustain.

Item ComboFinal ItemEffects
B.F. SwordZeke's HeraldAllies around you on combat begin gain 10% Attack Speed
Recurve BowTitanic HydraAttacks deal 10% of the wearer's maximum HP as bonus splash damage
Needlessly Large RodMorellonomiconSpells deal burn damage and prevent all healing
Tear of the GoddessRedemptionOn death, heals nearby allies for 1000 Health
Chain VestRed BuffAttacks burn for 2.5% max Health. Burned units cannot heal
Negatron CloakZephyrOn combat start, banish an enemy for 5 seconds
Giant’s BeltWarmog's ArmorRegenerate 3% Health per second
SpatulaFrozen MalletWearer is also a Glacial

Spatula - Item Cheat Sheet

Many of the Spatula’s combinations create items which make champions another Origin or Class. This is fantastic for achieving a specific synergy early, or enabling an unlikely partnership between allies who’d normally never match up.

Item ComboFinal ItemEffects
B.F. SwordYoumuu's GhostbladeWearer is also an Assassin
Recurve BowBlade of the Ruined KingWearer is also a Blademaster
Needlessly Large RodYuumiWearer is also a Sorcerer
Tear of the GoddessDarkinWearer is also a Demon
Chain VestKnight's VowWearer is also a Knight
Negatron CloakRunaan's HurricaneAttack 2 extra targets on attack. Extra attacks deal 50% damage
Giant’s BeltFrozen MalletWearer is also a Glacial
SpatulaForce of NatureWearer does not count against the unit cap

How do I get and combine items?

There are two ways to get items in Teamfight Tactics:

  • Random drops from "Monster/Creep" waves. These rounds appear at specific intervals, and they become more challenging as each match progresses.
  • Champions in the Carousel come pre-equipped with items. You can either choose to play them on the board, or you can refund them to add their item to your inventory.

Any items that drop will be placed in your inventory to the bottom left of your screen. You can drag and drop these golden cuboids onto your chosen champions to equip them.

To combine two items, you'll first need to equip the "Base item" onto your chosen champion. Next, you'll add the "Item combo" or "Ingredient" which will craft the final product. You can actually tell what each item combination will create thanks to a little pop up preview window.

If you're happy with the combination, simply drop the other item onto your champion and the two items will automatically forge into the final product.

Do be warned, though. Once you combine two items, there's no going back and you're stuck with the final product forever. Be sure before you combine!

Finally, you can equip up to three completed items on one champion. Normally, you'll receive enough drops to create between three and six completed items if you manage to make it to the late game.

Equipping Items: Tips and Tricks

Here are a few quick pointers to help you get the most from your item selection:

  • Use the Carousel as an item-picking tool on top of a champion selection one. Even if you don't necessarily need a certain champion, but they've got a critical item, don't be afraid to refund them. The item will go into your inventory and you'll get a little cash bonus too.
  • Some champions deal Attack Damage, while others deal Spell Damage. It's important you avoid equipping AD items on AP champions and vice versa. Sometimes it can pay off, but do be careful.
  • Remember that you can equip up to three complete items on a champion. With this in mind, we'd recommend stacking one of your damage dealing champions with items as quickly as possible.
  • The champion you begin each match with can be a valuable item resource, especially if you don't upgrade them at all, or choose not to build a team composition around them. If they're sitting on a item which can be used to bolster an existing, stronger party member, consider selling them for the greater good.
  • Rapid Fire Cannon is an absolute must for damage dealing champions as it doubles attack range, increases AD and attack speed. While it suits the likes of Draven, Vayne and Ashe, it's also highly effective on melee champions too. We've tried it out on Nidalee and she's even able to attack enemies across the board in cougar form.
  • For ranged damage dealers, we'd recommend B.F. Sword Item recipes.
  • For Knights, we'd recommend Giant's Belt, Chainmail item or Negatron cloak recipes.
  • For spellcasters, Needlessly Large Rod can build into some very powerful AP items.

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