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How does the Tome of Traits work in Teamfight Tactics (TFT)?

Ruin everyone else's day by using Tome of Traits (or Urf) to make an unstoppable tank or a glass cannon carry unit.

One of the hardest parts of Teamfight Tactics (TFT) is getting all the right synergies to make your team strong enough to destroy your enemy’s board. You rely on your Traits to do a lot of this for you. However, that goal becomes a lot easier if you get a trait item that helps fill out your trait buffs. A great way to do this is with the Tome of Traits, a tricky little item that gives you four randomized trait items. How does this item work, and can you make it give you the perfect traits?

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Teamfight Tactics: Tome of Traits Emblem Guide

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Tome of Traits is a droppable item that gives you four different emblems that can make any unit an honorary member of another Trait family. For example, in TFT Set 9, giving Jarvan IV a Zaun Emblem made it possible for him to receive Unstable Chemtank, a mod that is exclusively available to Zaun units. Since J4 jumps into clumps of enemies thanks to his ultimate, the post-death explosion from Chemtank was perfect to absolutely erase backline carries from the game.

That’s the power of Tome – it completely reshapes what’s possible for a composition by unlocking different synergies than normal. Alternatively, the emblems can also be slapped onto more pedestrian options just so you can unlock the late breakpoints of a Trait – like Noxus in Set 9, which needs either two emblems or a Noxus Soul Augment to reach its 9 unit cap.

How to use Tome of Traits in TFT

When you get the Tome of Traits, it’s pretty easy to use. Once it spawns on your bench, you pick up the Tome of Traits and move it to the bottom of the screen. This is just like how you might sell a champion unit. Then, when you drop it, you should be offered four different traits. Click on one, and it’ll pop out and onto your bench. They will not always be traits that you want, as the options are randomized among all traits in the game (except unique traits like Dragon, Bard, etc.).

Related: All New Traits in Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Set 7: Dragonlands

How can I get a Tome of Traits in Teamfight Tactics (TFT)

If you’re looking for a Tome of Traits, they either drop during the monster rounds in an orb, or you can get an Augment that gives you 1-2 Tome of Traits. These events only happen during certain rounds, but setting your Legend to be Urf will increase the odds you’ll get one of two Ancient Archives options:

  • 1-2 (Minions)
  • 1-3 (Minions)
  • 1-4 (Minions/Augment)
  • 2-7 (Krugs)
  • 3-3 (Augment)
  • 3-7 (Murk Wolves)
  • 4-6 (Augment)
  • 4-7 (Raptors)
  • 5-7 (Elder Dragon)
  • 6-7 (Elder Dragon)

In Hyper Roll, the augment turns become 3-1, 5-2, and 7-2.

Tome of Traits Odds: How to Get Ideal Emblems

While there’s no way to make the Tome of Traits give you the exact trait that you’re looking for, there are ways to increase the probability of getting usable traits for your build. As described by Riot Mort on Twitter, after Patch 12.3, they modified the Tome of Traits to have probability rules that you can play around with. You will get better odds of tailored options Depending on the number of active and inactive traits on your board units. For the exact stats:

  • 0-4 traits = full random
  • 5-6 traits = 1 trait tailored to your board
  • 7-8 traits = 2 traits tailored to your board
  • 9-10 traits = 3 traits tailored to your board
  • 11+ traits = all 4 traits tailored to your board

So, while this doesn’t mean you need to make a team with a-dozen-or-so-odd traits, it does mean that Tome of Traits is much more effective if you save it for later in the game than early on. Otherwise, you’re much more likely to get random traits that aren’t useful to you.

However, you still can’t force the Tome of Traits to give you the most useful traits. You could end up with a random pick instead, adding nothing to your squad. You just have to play the probability game the best you can and hope it works out. If it does, your team might be unstoppable.


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