9.17 Glacial builds in TFT are relatively easy to pull off whilst remaining very strong for the amount of investment required as well as having numerous synergies with other champions . What the 9.17 Glacial build lacks during early game, it regains during mid and late when it thrives– meaning it’s perfect for players who enjoy running the “open fort” lose streak strategy. The Glacial 9.17 team composition works best if you have strong economy as you’ll need to reach high levels ASAP for Sejuani and Anivia (otherwise the TFT Glacial comp feels mediocre at best). In this Teamfight Tactics 9.17 Build Guide we’ll teach you how to set up the strongest TFT 9.17 Glacial Team composition and what are the best items to acquire for certain champions in the game.
The 9.17 Glacial Team Comp in this article is viable for both Ranked and Casual TFT queues!
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Glacial Team Buffs
Basic Attack from Glacial units have a chance to freeze units for 2 seconds (doesn’t have a cooldown).
At Glacial 2, the chance is 20%, Glacial 4 30% and lastly, Glacial 6 freeze chance is a whopping 45%.
If you’ve ever tried doing a Glacial 9.17 build comp, you probably noticed that it’s extremely underpowered in the early game. We counter this by going 2 Glacial 3 Elementalist because the Elementalist golem is going to act as a huge layer of defense for your units to slowly poke the enemies down. The Golem hp and defenses combined with Glacial stuns will let you win fights in most cases if the enemy doesn’t have crazy damage items. Do note that getting the 3 Elementalists is quite hard, so be prepared to lose quite a few rounds until you do.
When you first start out, try to get both Lissandra and Braum (if you can’t, run 3 Nobles for the time being). Once you acquire those two, keep Garen or any other tank accompanied with a DPS– Vayne, Lucian or Tristana.
Keep working your way towards Elementalists, get any Kennen and Brand you stumble upon. In the event you just can’t get the Brand, either run 3 Noble 2 Glacial until you do or 2 Glacial 3 Yordles (Kennen, Tristana, Lulu/Poppy).
Warmog’s Armor and Thornmail work great on Braum as he’ll be unkillable once he uses his shield (ultimate) along with the enemy stuns from allies. Spear of Shojin, Guinsoo’s Rageblade and Infinity Edge are best in slot for Kennen. Rabadon’s Deathcap and Morellonomicon are crucial on Brand (even if he’s level one) as with one or both of these he’ll be carrying you hard.
Once you hit the 18-20 round mark your next move is to sell Garen and level up. At level 6, the TFT Glacial team comp is: Lissandra, Braum, Kennen, Brand, Ashe and Volibear. With this mid-game Glacial 9.17 build we’re just increasing the Glacials’ freeze chance by adding two Glacials into the team. Additionally, you’ll have a much stronger front line now and additional DPS from the Ashe. In case you get Sejuani, feel free to swap Volibear or Ashe with her (depending on who’s lower rank). Once you hit level 7, place another Glacial on the board and keep doing economy & upgrading the units you have.
The items on Braum, Kennen and Brand remain the same. If you get Statikk Shiv, Runaan’s Hurricane or another Guinsoo’s Rageblade then place it on Ashe since she’ll be able to freeze much more frequently. Guinsoo’s + Hurricane is GG on Ashe if you can get it since she’ll be freezing three units at once.
The great thing about this Glacial Teamfight Tactics 9.17 build is that you’re pretty much set for late game at level 7 once you complete the Glacial team with Sejuani and Anivia. When you’ve acquired Anivia, you can freely swap out the Kennen. Sell him and move his items onto the Ashe if she isn’t full on gear already. Leona is a great unit for CC and Guardian 2 buff at level 8 and lastly, finish the build with Kindred for Ranger 2. Kindred is a great unit because she deals high damage whilst also having an incredibly useful ultimate for this Glacial build since she can buy enough time for Brand, Anivia and Sejuani to throw out another ultimate– which is are big lifesavers in a lot of rounds.
As mentioned previously, when you’ve sold Kennen place his items onto Ashe. If she’s full, place any DPS items you have onto Kindred. Other items remain the same. Additionally, if you have useless Chain Vests and Negatron Cloaks, craft Sword Breaker and place it onto Volibear/Sejuani for additional crowd control.
Full Glacial Team Composition Setup
Our strongest 9.17 TFT Glacial build is going to be complete at 10 units. With 9 as the core: Lissandra, Braum, Brand, Ashe, Volibear, Sejuani, Anivia, Leona and Kindred. Add Karthus or Mordekaiser as the last unit. Even though you’re getting Knight 2 with Mordekaiser, I’d personally go with Karthus since Mordekaiser rank 2 will get deleted within a second at this point in the game and Karthus might actually live to use his ultimate if you position him correctly.