The TFT Shapeshifter Demon build has proven to be a strong build in the past, but with the new 9.14 patch it gets even better. Elise has been buffed from one of the worst characters in the game to one of the best. Not only is she now a 1g cost unit, but she has great synergies that allow you to dominate the early game and activate the Shapeshifter synergy quickly.
In previous patches, Elise has been a pretty useless character which made Shapeshifters more difficult to get going. Now you do not have to wait on Gnar and Shyvana to get rolling. Elise will act as a good defense to the rest of your team comp, while Nidalee pumps out the DPS.
Use an early game team comp to avoid losing life while waiting for your units. You should be aiming to get Elise, Nidalee, Shyvana, and Gnar to pump out some damage. You can throw Varus and Morgana in the backline to burn the enemy unit’s mana and prevent them from using their abilities.
When you pick up Swain in the late game, you have two options. You can choose to stay with Shapeshifter Demon build and pick up two additional demons, or you can transition to Imperial and pick up a Draven. If you want to go imperial, you can even pick up four Imperial units with the addition of Darius and Katarina. Draven and Swain will hard carry you in this comp.
- Rapidfire Cannon
- The Bloodthirster
- Infinity Edge
Carries like Sylvana and Varus in the early game, and Draven and Swain in the late game can be extremely strong in this build given the right items. A Warmog on Shyvana in the early game makes her very strong.
- Sylvanas – Warmog’s Armor, Rapidfire Cannon, Hextech Gunblade
- Varus – Seraph’s Embrace, Guinsoo’s Rageblade, Rabadon’s Deathcap