This is a pretty common question among players that are new to TFT: how can I remove items from a champion?
The simple answer is: you can’t just remove them, it doesn’t work like adding an item to unit, where you need to drag and drop the item on top of the champion.
This is why it’s frustrating for new players, but the implications of this are even more important.
How to Remove Items from a Champion in TFT?
Currently, there’s only way to remove items from a champ in TFT and that is to sell that unit.
That’s why it’s important to think twice before you put an item on any of your units and I’ll explain this below.
The thing you need to understand is, in the current meta, the top tier comps don’t rely on 1 Gold units for the late game. The only exceptions to this is if you’re going Demons and Dragons, where you would need Elise, or if you’re going for Nobles, where you obviously have Garen, Fiora and Vayne. Also, sometimes you may want to use Nidalee in a Wild + Draven team comp, but that’s not an S-tier comp right now.
Other than this, you’ll rely on higher tier units. This means, if you add an item to a 1 Gold unit in the beginning of the game, you can move that item on another champion only by selling the unit that currently has the item on it.
This means, if in the mid-game you want to put that same item on a stronger champ, but at the same time you still need to keep that 1 Gold unit, there’s no way to move the item from a champion to the other one, unless you sell the champion with the item.
That’s why it’s important to think twice before you put items on champions. It’s usually good to figure out as early in the game as possible what team comp you want to go for, so you’ll know which champions you want to build and which items you want to put on them.
At the same time, you would still need to use items in the early game in order to win some games, so here you have 2 options:
1) You can put one basic item for each champion. That way, whenever you want an item, you sell those champions and combine the items in whatever you need.
2) If you know you’ll want to go for a specific item later in the game, you can build it early and put it on a champ that you will sell mid-game and you’ll be able to move the item.
Another thing to keep in mind is that you can’t un-combine upgraded items (or split upgraded items into basic ones). So make sure you combine the right basic items, otherwise you’ll be stuck with something that might be useless on your team comp.
I hope this helped you understand how to remove items from your units in TFT.