Ahri has arrived in Teamfight Tactics set 6.5, Neon Nights as a four-cost Syndicate Arcanist, and her Orbs of Deception make her one of the premier AP carry champions in the entire game. Through a mix of analysis by Upcomer’s TFT expert and data from API sites like Metatft.com, Upcomer has put together an Ahri TFT guide that goes over what the best items, comps and positioning for her.
Ahri is a bit weird when it comes to her best in slot items. Unlike a traditional AP carry, Ahri doesn’t really want raw damage upfront because she ramps up over time on her own. Because of this, it’s important to keep Ahri healthy and alive while she takes time to reach her full potential.
This makes items like Gunblade essential on her. Instead of going flat AP, Giant Slayer and Morello’s are her go-to “damage items” since they provide a percentage damage buff or additional damage over time, respectively. And of course, Blue Buff is fantastic considering her low mana cost.
This isn’t to say that raw damage isn’t decent on her. Players can opt for raw damage if they need to, with standard spell crit builds or a Deathcap.
Ahri’s spell is a little weird, too. Unlike champions from the past, like Lux, Vel’Koz, and Aurelion Sol, Ahri doesn’t have a global spell that reaches across the map. Instead, her spell expands outward.
This means she is most optimal in the third-row corners to maximize her range, which also keeps her safe. Backline Ahri isn’t the worst, though, as she is obviously the safest in the way back. The jury is out on frontline Ahri, but it’s something to consider for maximum reach — especially in the second row.
Ahri’s best comp isn’t one that maximizes on her damage but instead one that maximizes prolonging fights. Because of this, players will want to lean heavily into the Syndicate trait instead of Arcanists. This is because the Syndicate trait has a ton of built-in healing and resistance, and the champions in the trait are very versatile. Braum, Morgana and Darius create a strong frontline while Zyra is a powerful crowd control bot that is also a Scholar for more mana regen. Throw in Orianna and Silco, and players have a potent composition that lets Ahri thrive.
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