Items increase your champions’ base stats and can upgrade into stronger items that provide unique effects. In PvE rounds, each monster you defeat has a chance of dropping an item. In Draft rounds, every draftable champion comes with an item equipped. You’ll always see basic items early on, but as the game progresses, you’ll have a shot at upgraded items.
There are eight basic items:
BF Sword: Attacks deal more damage
Recurve Bow: Attack more often
Needlessly Large Rod: Abilities are stronger
Tear of the Goddess: Begin combat with some mana
Giant’s Belt: Gain health
Chain Vest: Take less damage from basic attacks
Negatron Cloak: Take less damage from abilities
Spatula: Provides no stats, but upgrades into various rule-breaking items!
Equip items by dragging and dropping them onto your champions (be careful, this can’t be undone). If you equip a champion with two basic items, those items automatically combine into an upgraded item, sharing the same combination of stats as its components. Every pair of basic items creates a different upgraded item!
Upgraded items can buff your attacks and abilities, grant unique effects, and even change the properties of your champions! Here are just a few examples; you’ll see dozens more during your time in Teamfight Tactics!
Infinity Edge: Critical strikes deal double damage
Locket of the Iron Solari: At the start of combat, wielder and adjacent champions gain a shield
Knight’s Vow: Wielder is also a Knight