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The 5 Best TFT Compositions to Play in Set 4.5

The 5 Best TFT Compositions to Play in Set 4.5
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TFT Set 4.5 has taken the world by storm. While many have struggled to find out which comps are the best in this brand new meta, some players had a distinct advantage through playing on the PBE server before the update went live. Luckily, the folks at DBLTAP.com are here to help. The PBE server has been all the rage recently, and we’ve been watching and playing on it. Of course, there were daily changes and balance patches, but for the most part, it gave a pretty good window into what TFT should look like now. Here are the five best comps to run in TFT Set 4.5.

The 5 Best TFT Compositions to Play in Set 4.5

1. Divine Executioners

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Kayle can carry. Give her a Rapid Fire Cannon, put her in the corner of the map, and watch her go. All she needs is a strong frontline to protect her, that’s what Wukong, Jax, and Irelia are for. Pick up a Xayah and a Kindred to make Kayle even stronger, but remain flexible. The strongest part about Divine is that it can be flexible, if a lot of people are playing Executioners, pivot to Duelists and give Lee Sin items.

2. Slayers

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Samira, Samira, Samira. When she was released on PBE she dominated, people who got a level 2 Samira were able to run away with the game uncontested. Since then she’s been nerfed, but her composition is still incredibly strong. Fortune Slayers have proven to be a solid pick. The best part about Slayers is that one does not need a Chosen Slayer to get the full six Slayer synergy. It is one of the few traits that can be topped off without a Chosen.

3. Dragonsoul

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The biggest change in this set was probably the addition of the new Dragonsoul trait. Having three, six, or nine Dragonsoul champions on the field gives the first one (or more) of them who take damage a major buff. Three dragonsouls are enough to get through the early game, six is enough to stomp the mid-game, and if you can manage to get nine then it’s probably a top-two finish.

4. Elderwood

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The Elderwood trait got shaken up quite a bit this set with the addition of three new champions to the trait. Ornn is by far the most exciting due to the artifacts he can craft, but Xayah and Rakan are exceptionally strong carries. Given the right items, Veigar can still wallop enemy teams, but Elderwood now had more options. Kayle, as mentioned previously, is an excellent carry as well who happens to synergize with Xayah. Running six Elderwood and stacking items on Xayah and Kayle is an easy way to secure a top-four finish.

5. Brawlers

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It may seem like the most boring comp imaginable, but Brawlers are making waves this patch. Set 4.5 brought a seemingly minor buff to the trait, adding not just bonus health but bonus attack as well. At lower levels, just the addition of 10 or 20 additional attack damage makes a huge difference. During the end game, brawlers become unkillable death machines. There’s also something entertaining about watching the slow-moving ball of death roll over the enemy team.