TFT Set 9.5 Nilah: Best Build, Items & Comps
Riot Games introduced Teamfight Tactics (TFT) Set 9.5 Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound and wrote, "Bilgewater, Ixtal, item reworks, and new Region Portals—grab your snorkeling gear and let’s dive in!"
This mid-set update went live with Patch 13.18 on 13th September and apart from the two new vertical traits of Bilgewater and Ixtal, there is also a new class called Vanquishers in TFT Horizonbound.
According to Riot Games, "Vanquishers are the bane of frontliners" and their spells can critically strike. They also have bonus critical strike chance and damage. Notably, these values increase as players hit breakpoints, but the real kicker of the class is the "bonus true damage Vanquishers do against enemies with 1600 Health or more."
Nilah is a four-cost Vanquisher of Bilgewater origin in TFT Set 9.5. Here's all you need to know about Nilah's best build, items, and comps in TFT Set 9.5.
TFT Nilah Build & Comps in Set 9.5 Horizonbound
Before getting into the appropriate items and compositions for your Nilah, here are her base statistics:
Health: 950 / 1710 / 3078
Damage: 75 / 113 / 169
Damage per second (DPS): 64 / 96 / 144
Magic Resistance (MR): 45
Mana: 20 / 60
Nilah's ability in Set 9.5 is as follows:
Passive: Attacks strike in a cone, dealing physical damage to up to 2 additional enemies. Every 3rd attack becomes empowered, striking in a line for physical damage.
Active: Nilah gains a Shield for 3 seconds and dash to a safe location. For the rest of combat, gain stacking Attack Speed.
Empowered Damage: 170/175/375%
Attack Speed: 20/20/40%
Best Nilah Synergies in TFT Set 9.5
First, let us look at both of Nilah's traits and what they do in TFT Set 9.5.
1. Bilgewater: Bilgerat attacks and abilities mark enemies. The mark stores a percentage of damage dealt to the enemy by Bilgerats. Marked enemies are struck by a cannonball after 2 seconds, dealing the stored damage plus a flat value as physical damage.
3: 150 + 35% Damage dealt
5: 250 + 50% Damage dealt
7: 400 + 100% Damage dealt
9: 650 + 125% Damage dealt; nearby enemies take 50% of cannonball damage
2. Vanquishers: Damage from Vanquisher abilities can critically strike. Vanquishers gain bonus critical strike chance and critical strike damage.
2: 15% Crit chance, 10% Crit damage
4: 35% Crit chance, 30% Crit damage
6: 55% Crit chance, 50% Crit damage
Nilah costs 4 gold and is an A-tier champion in this Set 9.5 of TFT Runeterra Reforged: Horizonbound. She falls under the Bilgewater origin and Vanquisher class and therefore, the units that fall under these two labels have good synergy with Nilah naturally.
Comps to aim for:
1. Arr, We Are the Mighty Pirates!
This comp uses a full Bilgewater team with Nilah and Gangplank as your main damage dealers. Meanwhile, Nautilus will serve as your tank. It is a medium difficulty comp in Set 9.5 and you will be fielding a total of eight units.
Your units will be as follows:
Illaoi (Bilgewater, Bastion)
Darius (Noxus, Juggernaut, Vanquisher)
Nautilus (Bilgewater, Juggernaut)
Graves (Bilgewater, Gunner, Rogue)
Nilah (Bilgewater, Vanquisher)
Twisted Fate (Bilgewater, Multicaster)
Miss Fortune (Bilgewater, Strategist)
Gangplank (Bilgewater, Gunner, Reaver King)
You will be putting your items on Miss Fortune, Nilah, Nautilus, and your Gangplank.
2. Juggernauts and Vanquishers Mania
For this comp, you will be fielding a team that has a mix of Juggernauts and Vanquishers. Your main focus must be on the damage duo of Xayah and Nilah and the tank duo of Nautilus and Nasus. This is also a medium difficulty comp.
The synergy list is as follows:
1 Reaver King
The formation will be as follows:
Notably, the best items for Nilah in Teamfight Tactics Set 9.5 Runeterra Reforged Horizonbound are as follows: