Ultimate TFT Guide – The Ocean Board Master
The four special elemental board forms are one of the most unique aspects of TFT’s set 2 Rise of the Elements. Each game, players will be battling it out on either a Cloud, Ocean, Mountain or Infernal board with each providing unique buffs to units situated on one of the two elemental hexes. TFTDom’s guide below will provide everything you need to know to become The Ocean Board Master!
What are TFT Elemental Hexes?
The second set of TFT is named, Rise of the Elements. Titled perfectly after the introduction of the new elemental hexes which act similarly to the current Summoner’s Rift Elemental Dragons. Decided at random, each match will start with one of the four elements and based on the chosen element, hexes will appear on the board that grants buffs to the units placed on them.
Placing a unit on an elemental hex will take up an item slot. If a unit currently possesses three items and is placed on an elemental hex, the hex will provide no effects. After the first carousel, one hex will appear and once you’ve reached rounds 3-1 a second hex will appear with the location identical for all players.
TFT Ocean Elemental Board
What stats do Ocean Hexes Provide? – Placing a unit on a hex with the Ocean element will grant +30 Starting Mana. Ocean’s benefits are granted at the start of each round and are most effective when used on champions with high mana costs.
Best TFT Ocean Items
Itemizing to maximize the effectiveness of an Ocean board can considerably improve your chances of reaching the later stages of TFT. Exploiting the extra mana from Ocean hex by stacking items that grant even more mana is the most practical way to go. This will enable your units to cast their spells more frequently. By casting more spells you’ll also want to look at items that can make the spell more potent like Deathcap and Luden’s.
Approach each Carousel round with clear objective goals, focusing on single items that when combined produce practical Teamfight Tactics full items.
- Needlessly Large Rod (Rabadon’s Deathcap, Luden’s Echo, Morellonomicon)
- Tear of the Goddess (Spear of Shojin, Luden’s Echo, Seraph’s Embrace)
For the best TFT Ocean combined items, select strong items that are in sync with skill power or mana gain.
- Seraph’s Embrace
- Luden’s Echo
- Spear of Shojin
- Rabadon’s Deathcap
- Jeweled Gauntlet
- Ionic Spark (Defensive)
Best Champs and Team Comps – TFT Ocean Board
When receiving an Ocean Board, the aim is to develop a team around units that are better when using their skills. Therefore, Because of this, classes like that of Mage and Summoner make a lot of sense, with specific units like Viegar, Brand, and Zed gaining a lot of value from an Ocean tile because of their ability to carry games.
Here’s a typical Ocean board set up that tick all the before-mentioned criteria. This is a dynamic composition with many options in the later stages of the game. Played on an Ocean board this team possesses the potential to be explosive due to four Oceans and the Mage trait for Brand to carry.
Ocean Board Final Notes
The location of each hex is random and can sometimes bait players into placing units out of position. If hexes spawn on the frontline, then you’ll want to utilize strong frontline mages like Vlad or Summoners Like Yorick to occupy these hexes. In summary, Mana is key to exploiting the Ocean board and is something all players should keep in mind.