Even for the most brilliant minds, Teamfight Tactics can be confusing. There are often questions that you need to be answered. When you are in the game itself it can get quite tricky to know when you should buy a champion, reroll the shop or even level up! With the upcoming patches, I’m sure that everybody can have some things that need some clarification, but worry not! We are here to clear up any confusion you may have ever experienced since you first started playing TFT.
TFT Champion pool size and draw chances.
The Teamfight Tactics gameplay relies on the player creating a unique army of champions with similar traits. The way to create that army is not simple as it sounds since it takes a lot of thinking and planning. Of course, the best thing would be to have amazing synergy among your champions, origins, and classes and the best thing that can happen is for all of your champions to be on level three. But that is a problem and if you aren’t playing Yordles that is unlikely to happen since 4* and 5* champions tend to be impossible to level up due to their high cost and fewer units in the champion pool itself.
Each champion is unique. They can have different abilities, stats, and compatible items.
TFT champions are valued at between 1 and 5 gold per champion. As their price increases, their base strength also rises and their abilities have a greater impact on the game.
The pool of champions
The Pool is an area where champions can meet up before being taken into battle by the Little Legends. Well at least it is a nice way of putting it, but basically, it is just a pre-programmed scheme of how many champions are going to be dropped on each level the player finds himself. Every player buys champions from the Pool. The Pool only has a certain number of these champions, as can clearly be seen in the table. They differ in number depending on their value. Simply put, there are more 1 gold champions than 5 gold champions in Pool. This tends to make sense since the lower costing units are weaker and for that reason, they are more available to the players.
The chart for champion pool and draw chances in the Patch 12.5
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Explanation for the champion pool
It basically means that there are 29 Singeds within the Pool. Singed is one gold champion. If you look at the chart you will see that the best opportunity to buy here is in level two. The draw chance for Singed or any other one-gold champion is gradually decreasing, but the draw chance to buy from a two- or three-star champion is increasing.
This example can be used for any champion, simply use the chart to navigate. I guarantee you won’t need that chart in no time!
This is important as your goal is to get your entire army to lvl 3. It will be difficult if everyone plays the same strategy. There won’t be enough champions to give you all the champions you need to be at a 3-star level. This is why it’s important to look at your opponents’ builds before you start each game. You can do this by simply clicking on the icon of the Little Legend of your opponent. This won’t always work because many traits have overlapping champions. Caitlyn, for example, is vital in both Sniper and Enforcer traits. Enforcers may be built by your opponent, even though you may be able to build Snipers. While you will always have some overlap champions, try to limit it as much as possible. If you don’t there is a good chance that you are going to lose a lot of fights against the players who are focused on building the strategy that isn’t used that much in that particular game.
It’s better to have 8 units, each unit being 3-star, rather than a few 2-star champions with the powerful origin and class.
If you are just starting to play TFT, I am sure that things may seem like they are over your head and that you will never understand it. But trust me, once you get going you will see that you can become an expert in the game if you just look at the game and all the info that game has to show you. There is so much information that TFT’s control panel has to offer. Almost everything in this chart can be seen in there, you just need to know where to look. The same goes with Items, Augments, and champions in TFT. After all, as a Master Tactician, like Swain, your job is to finish the battle before it even begins. And with a little help of me and lady luck, I know you will get there eventually. Good luck!