Following the small changes in TFT Patch 12.16, the strongest units remained the same as Riot prepares to deploy the mid-set. It's likely that this tier list will change in the next patch considering that the available units will change and that there is a dragon rework that will completely reshape the meta. Here are the best units in Patch 12.16 in TFT:
- Ao Shin
Cost: 10 gold
Traits: Tempest, Dragon
Ability: Lightning Rain (active) - Ao Shin fires a barrage of 20 lightning strikes at random enemies. Each strike deals magic damage and drains 20 Mana from his target.
Damage: 250 / 450 / 2500
Ao Shin is one of the most contested dragons due to his devastating ability. He can demolish opposing boards if properly built around. He is a carry of multiple strong compositions in the current patch.
Cost: 5 gold
Traits: Guild, Bard, Mystic
Ability: Tempered Fate (active) - Bard sends magical energy toward the largest group of enemies, stunning them for a few seconds and causing them to take increased damage while stunned. If he hits at least 1 enemy, Bard dances in celebration.
Stun Duration: 1.25 / 2 / 15
Increased Damage: 15% / 20% / 9999%
Bard is a powerful 5-cost unit with a very strong ability that can give your units enough time to deliver devastating blows while your opponent's board is stunned. He is a core unit in most top compositions due to his powerful ability.
Cost: 4 gold
Traits: Tempest, Bruiser, Legend
Ability: Stampede (active) - Ornn summons an elemental that charges towards Ornn through the farthest enemy, dealing magic damage to enemies hit and slowing their Attack Speed by 50% for 2 seconds. When the elemental reaches Ornn, he redirects it towards another distant enemy, dealing magic damage to enemies hit and stunning them.
Damage: 150 / 250 / 1000
Stun Duration: 1.25 / 1.75 / 8
Ornn is one of the strongest front-line units in the current patch. He can soak a lot of damage while giving your backline time to deal with the opposing board. He has a powerful ability that slows attack speed and stuns targets hit. Due to his innate tankiness and powerful ability alongside a great combination of traits, he is present in most strong compositions due to being a very strong front liner.
Cost: 5 gold
Traits: Mirage, Dragonmancer, Warrior
Ability: Sweeping Blade (active) - Yasuo shields himself for 2 seconds and dashes through his target, slashing nearby enemies for a % of his Attack Damage. Every third cast, his slash deals 250% damage, hits a larger area and knocks up enemies for 1.5 seconds. If Yasuo hits only the last enemy left alive, he repeatedly slashes them until they die.
Percent of Attack Damage: 195% / 200% / 2000%
Shield Amount: 180 / 240 / 2500
Yasuo is a great unit to finish your build with. He has a powerful ability that allows him to deal a lot of damage and knock up enemies hit every couple of seconds. He works perfectly with a lot of powerful compositions due to his combination of traits. He is present in almost all strong compositions in the current patch due to his flexibility.