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Teamfight Tactics Guide: How to play Nilah - Best items and synergies

Published: 14:10, 21 October 2022
Riot Games
Nilah - the Joy Unbound
Nilah - the Joy Unbound

Nilah is a new Teamfight Tactics champion. She was designed to fight compositions that have a lot of shielding, as her spell allows her to steal shields! She can be a powerful carry-around Lagoon and Assassin comps!

Nilah is considered the primary carry in Teamfight Tactics  Set 7.5 as the four-cost  Lagoon  carry. Using her Slipstream spell, Nilah cracks her whip-blade at her target, dashing through them and dealing a percent of her Attack Damage. 

If this does damage to a shield, she steals a percent of the damage she deals to it. If her target is shielded or killed, she instantly recasts. Riot Games  assigned Lagoon and Assasin traits to Nilah. 

  • Damage: 275 / 400 / 800
  • Shield Steal: 50% / 75% / 100%

It is always a must to combine Nilah with other Assassins, as it gives her more Critical Strike chance and more Critical Damage.  Assassins’ Abilities can critically strike and they gain bonus damage.

  • 2 Assassins - 20% Crit Chance & 10% Crit Damage
  • 4 Assassins - 40% Crit Chance & 25% Crit Damage
  • 6 Assasssins - 75% Crit Chance & 75% Crit Damage

The best items for Nilah are for sure the Bloodthirster, Infinity Edge, and Last Whisper. Bloodthirster is very useful because it gives Nilah a shield when she drops down to 40% Health. The shield lasts up to five seconds.

Infinity Edge grants 10% Critical Strike Damage and when you equip this item on Nilah, her Magic and True damage abilities can critically strike.

Mobalytics Teamfight Tactics Nilah board Teamfight Tactics Nilah board

Last Whisper grants a 10% bonus Attack Speed. Dealing physical damage reduces the target’s Armor by 50% for 5 seconds. This effect does not stack.

Nilah became a must-have champion when you are playing the Built Different augment. Nilah works best with Lagoon and Darkflight  comps.


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