[TFT] Does Luden’s Stack in Teamfight Tactics? (Patch 9.20)

(Aug 21 Update: Luden’s just got nerfed in TFT Patch 9.16B, its damage has been reduced from 200 to 180. We updated the item description to reflect this change, but the in-game screenshot and the math below use the old damage).

Luden’s Echo is a very strong item, especially early-game. The 180 splash damage when the wearer’s ability hits an enemy is insane at the beginning of the game, when most champions have under 1000 HP.

[TFT] Does Luden's Stack in Teamfight Tactics?
[TFT] Does Luden’s Stack in Teamfight Tactics?

[TFT] Does Luden’s Stack?

Yes, Luden’s does stack in TFT since Patch 9.16.

Here’s a screenshot from one of my games where I stacked double Luden’s on Ahri level 2.

Double Luden's Stacked on a Level 2 Ahri
Double Luden’s Stacked on a Level 2 Ahri

As you can see, the splash damage was 333. Probably math isn’t needed here, obviously they stack, but just to confirm it.

I’ll use the same formula used for Summoner’s Rift, since it seems to apply in TFT as well for Armor and Magic Resist:

  • Damage Multiplier = 100/(100+MR)
  • Vayne had no MR items, so he had 20 MR
  • this makes our Damage Multiplier 0.83
  • 2 Luden’s should do 400 splash Magic Damage
  • 0.83 * 400 = 333

Best champs to build Luden’s Early Game

Since we talked about how strong stacked Luden’s are early game, let’s see some examples of champions that can really carry you easily through the early-to-mid game.

Luden’s on Lucian

Lucian is one of the best champs to put Luden’s on early game, because he has a low mana bar 35 and will use his Ability very often, which will proc the Luden’s damage. We talked a bit more about why Luden’s works on Lucian in this article.

Luden’s on Ahri

Ahri is probably just as good as Lucian to put Luden’s on. She does have a higher Mana bar, but since she’s a Sorcerer, she gains double mana from basic attacks, which means she’ll use her ability pretty often.

At level 2, her orb does 200 magic damage to each unit it passes through, and it does it both ways.

Imagine she hits with her ulti an enemy unit without MR items (so just the default 20 MR), this means she will do 666 damage from her Orb combined with double stacked Luden’s.

So if the ball hits a unit when its fired and also on its way back, that unit will take 400 magic damage minus the mitigated damage by the Magic Resist. Add to that the 200 splash Damage from Luden’s and you can literally one-shot level 1 units.

You can also put Statikk Shiv on her to get start with 40 Mana, so will use her ulti in just 2 hits, since she’s a Sorcerer and she gains double Mana per attack.

Luden’s on Varus

Varus is another decent option to put Luden’s on, but in order for him to use his Ability often, you might want to put a Spear of Shojin on him as well. Together, these 2 items will make Varus a top damage dealer that will carry you even through the mid-game, if you’re able to protect him from Blitz and Assassins.

[TFT] Does Titanic Hydra Stack? (Updated for Patch 9.20)

(Sep 24 Update: In TFT Patch 9.19, Titanic Hydra has been updated to deal 3% Max Health to target and adjacent enemies behind them.)

You don’t see Titanic Hydra very often in TFT, but when you do, it’s usually on champs that benefit most out of like, like Graves.

[TFT] Does Titanic Hydra stack in Teamfight Tactics?
[TFT] Does Titanic Hydra stack in Teamfight Tactics?
One question you might have is: does Titanic Hydra stack in Teamfight Tactics? Is it worth putting 2 Titanic Hydras on Graves, for example? Let’s see.

Read more[TFT] Does Titanic Hydra Stack? (Updated for Patch 9.20)

[TFT] Red Buff Graves – Is it worth building in Patch 9.16?

In a separate article we already answered the question about Red Buff Stacking in TFT and we realized there’s an interesting “relationship” between Graves and Red Buff, so we decided to write this dedicated article and explain why Red Buff Graves is OP in TFT.

[TFT] Red Buff Graves
[TFT] Red Buff Graves

Graves’ Ability “Buckshot” in TFT

Graves is one of the few TFT Units that don’t have an Active Spell, instead he has a Passive Spell “Buckshot” which makes his attacks deal increased damage and hit all enemies in front of him.

Read more[TFT] Red Buff Graves – Is it worth building in Patch 9.16?

[TFT] Does Red Buff Stack in Teamfight Tactics? (Patch 9.20)

(Aug 29: Since TFT Patch 9.17, the Burn Effect (Grievous Wounds) doesn’t fully prevent healing, instead it reduces it by 80%.

Aug 14: This article has been updated for TFT Patch 9.16, when Red Buff’s damage has been increased to 20%, and the duration of the Burn effect has also been increased to 10 seconds.)

Red Buff is fantastic in any auto-attack based team comps, like Rangers or Gundlingers. It works great versus team comps that rely heavily on healing, either it’s the 6-Nobles enemy or maybe Warmog’s Shyvana, or even versus Darius with Dragon’s Claw, Warmog and Thornmail.

[TFT] Does Red Buff Stack in Teamfight Tactics?
[TFT] Does Red Buff Stack in Teamfight Tactics?
This brings up the question: does Red Buff stack in TFT? This is what we’ll talk about in this article, and also we’ll see how this relates to Morello’s burn effect.

Read more[TFT] Does Red Buff Stack in Teamfight Tactics? (Patch 9.20)

[TFT] Does Morello Stack in Teamfight Tactics? (Updated for Patch 9.20)

(Aug 29: Since TFT Patch 9.17, the Burn Effect (Grievous Wounds) doesn’t fully prevent healing, instead it reduces it by 80%.

Aug 14: This article has been updated to reflect Morello’s Burn duration increased to 10s in TFT Patch 9.16.

July 31: Patch 9.15B Update: Morello’s Burn damage has been reduced from 25% to 20%. You can read full TFT Patch 9.15B notes here.)

Morellonomicon is still considered a top tier item in TFT because of its versatility. It works great on multiple champions, both in early-game and late-game as well.

[TFT] Does Morello Stack in Teamfight Tactics?
[TFT] Does Morello Stack in Teamfight Tactics?
This brings up a question: Does Morello Stack in Teamfight Tactics? Let’s find out.

Does Morello Stack in Teamfight Tactics?

The short answer is NO, it doesn’t stack.

Read more[TFT] Does Morello Stack in Teamfight Tactics? (Updated for Patch 9.20)

[TFT] Does Cursed Blade Stack? (Updated for Patch 9.20)

Cursed Blade rapidly gained popularity due to changes in the meta and now in Patch 9.15 it’s considered an OP item, most people actually complaining about it on Twitter or Reddit, saying it should be nerfed.

[TFT] Does Cursed Blade Stack in Teamfight Tactics?
[TFT] Does Cursed Blade Stack in Teamfight Tactics?
Recently I’ve seen some players wonder: Does Cursed Blade Stack or not? This is what we’ll talk about in this article.

Does Cursed Blade Stack in Teamfight Tactics?

Yes, Cursed Blade stacks in TFT. Two or more of them stacked on the same champion will shrink the enemy unit by two levels, when it procs.

Read more[TFT] Does Cursed Blade Stack? (Updated for Patch 9.20)

[TFT] Does Frozen Heart Stack in Teamfight Tactics? (Patch 9.20)

(Oct 9 Update: In TFT Patch 9.20, Frozen Heart debuff duration has been reduced from 4 to 1 second.)

TFT Patch 9.15 came with some pretty disgusting bugs, and one of them was related to Frozen Heart (FH)  stacking its own debuff (again, we think it’s important to emphasize that the bug was about 1 Frozen Heart stacking its own debuff, which got immediately fixed).

In this article we’ll cover this topic and answer the question: “Does Frozen Heart Stack in TFT?“, withouth taking into consideration any bugs that will eventually get fixed anyway.

Read more[TFT] Does Frozen Heart Stack in Teamfight Tactics? (Patch 9.20)

[TFT] Do Red Buff or Morello Prevent Nobles Bonus Healing? (Patch 9.20)

(Aug 29: Since TFT Patch 9.17, the Burn Effect (Grievous Wounds) applied by Morello doesn’t fully prevent healing, instead it reduces it by 80%.

Aug 14: This article has been updated to reflect the Morello and Red Buff changes in TFT Patch 9.16).

July 31: This article has been updated to reflect the Nobles Bonus update in TFT Patch 9.15, but the effects’ interaction hasn’t changed)

When you’re dealing with tanky champions that have any kind of Health Regen, your two options to counter this is to use Red Buff or Morellonomicon, because they prevent healing.

The question is, do Red Buff or Morello prevent/disable healing granted by the Noble’s Bonus?

Read more[TFT] Do Red Buff or Morello Prevent Nobles Bonus Healing? (Patch 9.20)

[TFT] Does Ionic Spark Stack in Teamfight Tactics? (Patch 9.20)

(Aug 14th: This article has been updated for TFT Patch 9.16 where Ionic Spark’s damage has been reduced from 150 to 125.

July 31st: This article has been updated for TFT Patch 9.15, where Ionic Spark’s True Damage has been reduced from 200 to 150)

In the current meta we’ve seen an increase in popularity for Ionic Spark, especially in the early game.

Since there’s no details in-game about item stacking, this brings up the question “Does Ionic Spark Stack in Teamfight Tactics?

Read more[TFT] Does Ionic Spark Stack in Teamfight Tactics? (Patch 9.20)