Hello TFT players! There’s not much new going on in the meta except that it seems to be a bit more open to different comps. Therefor, I’ll be going over more general improvement tips instead of meta-specific tricks. Also, I’m hosting First Friday Frenzy on April 2 at 6:00 PM EST. Go check it out!
Tip – Bad Plans Better Than No Plans
I’ve frequently had games where I go 7th or 8th because I’m confused the whole game and roll down at eight with no game plan. It’s 100% better to have a handful of bad plans that you’re considering rather than having no plan at all.
Why? Because I don’t learn a damn thing if I don’t have a plan. I just go ‘I should’ve had a plan,’ and queue up for another game.
Now, if I try to force one comp and it feels incorrect, I’ve now learned it may be bad to force that comp in that situation. If I’m unsure, I can just look at the VOD.
Trick – Manage Resources
This one’s pretty simple: the better you manage your resources, the more room for error you have and the easier it is to win.
In TFT, you have three numbers you care about: your health, your gold and your streak. One of the few things that’s remained consistent in all seasons is If you can keep those three numbers high, you should be gaining LP.
However, all three of those are balancing acts. You can’t lose streak forever, you can’t hold your gold infinitely, and you can’t spend all your gold to win every round. But, if you can find a good balance between the three resources you feel comfortable with, you’ll be unstoppable.
Tech – Watch VODs (And Streams)
Holy hell this is important. If you aren’t sure about what you’re doing wrong, just watch your replays.
A lot of my early coaching sessions in season one and two were me having no idea what I did wrong, then watching the VOD with my coach at the time, Sushin, and calling out the obvious mistakes before he did.
Reviewing your VODs is basically free coaching, and even if you don’t know exactly what you did wrong, you can form some questions. ‘Oh, I rolled at this stage. Was that correct?’ And then you can ask people. Or, you can have a whole VOD of your positioning and item choices to breakdown.
Speaking of free coaching, streams are literally free coaching where you get to ask one question at a time. Just find any streamer for a new perspective.
Coaching isn’t just a method to improve, to figure out what we’re doing wrong, to look at mistakes, but an experience. Sometimes you also don’t know everything you’re doing right, so my coaching experience involves hyping up correct decisions along with shoring up weaknesses. If you aren’t hype about the session, TFT and haven’t learned/ changed your perspective on something, then I haven’t done my job properly.
For each hour, we can fit in two live-coached games, one live-coached game with a profile review beforehand and a VOD review after, or one VOD review of a recorded game. That’s pretty good!
Be sure to click the banner for $10 off three hours or $20 off five; that’s only $8 a game!