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Complete Guide to Mastering Cloud Boards in TFT

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One of the most unique and interesting aspects of TFT’s Rise of the Elements seasonal set are the four unique elemental board types. Each game, players are on either an Inferno, Cloud, Water or Mountain board, which each give their own unique buff to a unit on the highlight hexes.

The guide below is aimed at helping players master Cloud boards, which give units an increased chance to dodge attacks. These are the best items to use, the best champions and classes that comprise optimal compositions and general theory tips when playing a game on a Cloud board.


Best Single and Combined Items

Single Items
  • Sparring Gloves
  • B.F. Sword
Combined Items
  • Icebourne Gauntlet
  • Deathblade
  • Bloodthirster
  • Guinsoo’s Rageblade

When building items on a Cloud board, maximizing the Dodge mechanic is typically a serviceable route. Even though it was recently nerfed, Icebourne Gauntlet is a strong choice for any close-range unit in the fray and has obvious synergy with the board. Because of this, Sparring Gloves can be a naturally strong single item when in doubt.

However, because of the various classes that benefit from Cloud, items like Bloodthirster, Deathblade and Guinsoo’s Rageblade are strong options as well. These items help to keep the units healthy, but also getting kills quickly. All in all, Cloud items need to keep units dodging and getting out high DPS quickly, which all of these items strive to do.


Best Champs, Classes and Compositions

Champions
  • Yasuo
  • Master Yi
  • Janna
  • Olaf
Compositions
  • Blademaster
  • Assassin
  • Berserker
  • Cloud

With Cloud boards buffing a unit’s ability to dodge, this is a great board to throw high DPS units with low Attack Range into the fray, making Blademasters, Assassins and Berserkers optimal classes. As such, units like Master Yi, Yasuo, Nocturne and Olaf are excellent on these boards.

Additionally, to further maximize the above items, Cloud compositions can be strong choices, which make champs like Janna and Yasuo good pickups to go alongside a Blademaster/Assassin team. The image below shows a good sample composition for Cloud boards.

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General Advice and Strategy

Generally, playing on Cloud boards involves a blend of units that would otherwise be too flimsy to stay alive on their own and items that can help them stay alive and dealing damage. If hexes are in the backline, for example, place a Berserker or even an Assassin on one so that they can leap to the frontline and dodge attacks there. For frontline hexes, look to Blademasters to act as frontline units, while either Assassins or Rangers placed behind them work on the rest of the team.

Overall, these general principles should help improve games on Cloud boards, giving players a general direction with enough flexibility to pivot to other tactics when needed.

All of the guides to rach of the various board types, as well as many other helpful TFT educational pieces,  can be located on our Complete Guide to TFT Rise of the Elements

 


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