The Blademaster Class is a very strong choice for a TFT team composition that can transition smoothly throughout the early, all the way to the late game. Blademaster 9.17 builds are a popular pick because they’re interesting to set up as you can combine multiple Origins/Classes to produce a very unique team setup that can counter a plethora of builds. In this Teamfight Tactics guide we’ll show you the best 9.17 Blademaster build comp and how to efficiently set up your team synergies to get easy TFT wins.
The 9.17 Blademaster Team Comp in this article is viable for both Ranked and Casual TFT games!
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Blademaster Team Buffs
3 Blademasters – Chance to strike an enemy 2 additional times.
6 Blademasters – Chance to strike an enemy 3 additional times.
9 Blademasters – have a chance to do 4 extra attacks.
Always grab Shen and Fiora as soon as possible since this is going to start your Blademaster team synergy once you get the third Blademaster which will be soon. Additionally, focus on getting to three nobles as this will allow you to get the noble buff on one random ally– this buff is ridiculously strong in the early game, especially on fast hitting units. Shen’s ultimate is great because it will allow all your units in the aoe to dodge enemy hits while they clean them up. At level five your team should be composed of: Shen, Fiora, Vayne, Garen and Varus/Mordekaiser.
Spear of Shojun, Infinity Edge, Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Titanic Hydra, Statikk Shiv, Luden’s Echo and Morellonomicon are the best possible items that you can get if you plan on making the Blademaster 9.17 build. You’ll want the Morellonomicon on Garen and any of the other items on Varus as they will make Varus an absolute early game beast.
Once you start getting Tier 3 (Blue) Units you’ve got two choices for transitioning: Demons or Pirates. We recommend that you always go Pirates since they will allow you to get additional gold every round– often giving you a huge advantage over other players. The mid-game Pirate Blademaster team should be composed of: Fiora, Shen, Gangplank, Graves, Pyke and Aatrox (note that this setup will also work at level 5, you can dump one of the Blademasters and still get the bonus). In case your Fiora is somehow still at level one, replace her with Varus in order to give Aatrox the mana burn buff.
In the event that you get really unlucky and can’t roll the Pirates required for this Blademaster 9.17 build to work, go the Noble variant which is much easier to pull off which makes it very beginner friendly.
Fiora, Shen Gangplank, Garen and Vayne make an excellent team that should carry you in most early to mid rounds and the 6th spot is very flexible as you can pick between any Gunslinger, Ranger or Knight in order to get another buff!
If you manage to get 6 Blademasters this early and want to transition, run this comp.
Move all of the Varus items onto Vayne if you decide to go the Noble BM route, otherwise slap your items onto either Gangplank or Aatrox as it will allow them to burst down enemies rather quickly. Morellonomicon synergizes well with Gangplank because his ultimate has a big area of effect which will often-times apply the debuff to a lot of the enemies, if not all.
The Blademaster 9.17 build starts to shine in the end-game. This build becomes incredibly strong once you get 6 Blademasters and level all of them to at least rank two. As we mentioned previously, Blademaster builds are really diverse because they have a lot of easy bonuses you can pick up by just having one more unit. The absolute core champions for the Blademaster build are: Fiora, Shen, Gangplank, Aatrox, Draven and Yasuo. Depending on what kind of opponents you’re fighting, you’ll want to tweak the last 3~ slots accordingly. The most popular TFT Blademaster team is currently with 6 Blademasters and 4 Imperials but you can also run 4 Ninjas, 3 Nobles, 4 Gunslingers or even 4 Demons. The choice is all yours!
If you’ve got all the 7 Blademasters currently available in the game and 2 items to turn 2 more units into Blademasters, run the above comp but swap the Darius for Camille and Jinx instead of Katarina. Doing so will net you 9 Blademaster, 2 Hextech, 2 Imperial, 1 Ninja, 1 Exile and 2 Gunslinger synergies which is just unbeatable, but VERY hard to pull off.
Recommended Item Build
Spear of Shojin on Gangplank/Aatrox, Morellonomicon on Katarina, tank items on Shen and any other DPS items on Yasuo because he’s incredibly strong at level two. The preferred item build for Yasuo in this case involves Infinity Edge, The Bloodthirster and lastly Statikk Shiv/Spear of Shojin/Rageblade.
Full Blademaster Team Composition Setup
If you managed to get Force of Nature (combined from two Spatulas) which will increase your team size limit to 10, the absolutely best setup is with 6 Blademasters, 4 Ninjas and lastly, Katarina which will grant you 3 Assassin and 2 Imperials buff. If you didn’t obtain Force of Nature x2, run the Imperial Blademaster team we mentioned above.