Teamfight Tactics – Common Builds | Yordles And Ninjas

Teamfight Tactics has a lot of powerful builds, but getting them is not always easy. Competition for certain champions is pretty fierce, and you might find yourself needing to run with something a little off the beaten path to get that win. I’ve been experimenting for the last few days with Yordles and Ninjas, and I have been very pleased with how it has performed.

Yordles And Ninjas Build

For this build, you will want Lulu, Tristana, Poppy, Kennen, Veigar, Gnar, Shen, Zed, and Akali.

Yordles and Ninjas are all about embracing RNG. The Yordles can survive a surprising amount of damage thanks to their synergy, and in conjunction with Ninjas and the right items, will put out extremely significant damage themselves. They also back a good area of effect damage and crowd control, so positioning is very important for this build. The relevant synergies are as follows:

  • 6 Yordles – attacks against a Yordle unite have a 50% chance to miss
  • 4 Ninjas – attack damage for Ninjas increased by 60%

Now, this is undoubtedly a risky build, but sometimes you need to take risks to get ahead in the game. Your early start should focus on Lulu, as she is a powerhouse, thanks to her crowd control and heals. The bad news here is that Lulu makes an excellent filler Champion while other people wait for more suitable options to show up for their builds. You will want a two-star Lulu to get this build working, and a Guinsoo’s Rageblade and Spear of Shojin should be put on her as soon as you can get them. Tristana is an excellent Champion to try and get to three-stars, due to how cheap and common she is in the Champion table.

Jump on Kennen as soon as you see him in the rotation because he can provide the single Ninja buff while you wait for the others, and Poppy is a great frontline option because nobody likes her so you should have little competition to get her to three-stars. When you add in the crowd control from Lulu, Poppy, and Gnar, along with with the damage mitigation of a Shen, the nuke from a Veigar, and the steady damage output from your carries and Zed and Akali, you can start to see the potential of this build.

Your main worry is something like Glacial, simply because Glacial anything is pretty much S-Tier right now. If you get Lulu to three-stars, don’t be afraid to put her in the front line with Poppy and Shen. She can be surprisingly tanky, especially when she self-ults. The best thing about this build is that it can be remarkably easy to transition to from Assassins and Ninjas if competition for those Champions is just too high. The only hard to get Champion in this list is the Gnar, as his crowd control potential is valued in so many builds.