How To Get A 3 Star Unit in Teamfight Tactics?

Champions in Riot Games’ auto battler, Teamfight Tactics, are divided by Class, Origin, star, and cost. The higher the star, the stronger your champion. Once you reach three stars, your champion has been fully upgraded.

It requires nine of the same champion to upgrade to three stars. With each star, the champion’s stats are increased and its ultimate ability is improved. In the case of some champions, it makes a huge difference, but with others, it’s not a deal-breaker. At the end of the game, though, you should be aiming to upgrade all of your units to three stars. It’s not always possible, and it entirely depends on your army, but it should be your end-game goal.

The early game is the best time to accumulate early three-star champions. From levels one to four, the one-cost champion pool is the highest. There are 39 of each one-cost champion. This number changes as the game progresses. 

After level four, the chance of receiving those champions is decreased. This means it’ll gradually be harder to upgrade your early game champions to three stars. There’s still a chance and you shouldn’t give up, but instead, it’s more intelligent to focus on mid-to-late game champions. 

When you have three one-star champions, they’ll automatically combine together and create a two-star champion. The same goes for three-star champions. Once you have two two-star champions on either the battlefield or the bench, and you buy three additional one stars, they’ll create a three-star unit.

The important thing to understand the chances of you actually leveling up your units to level 3 * comes with the pool and draw chances.

Also read: The Ultimate Teamfight Tactics Cheat Sheet

The Pool

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Tier 5
Pool size 29 22 18 12 10
Level 1 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Level 2 100% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Level 3 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Level 4 55% 30% 15% 0% 0%
Level 5 45% 33% 20% 2% 0%
Level 6 25% 40% 30% 5% 0%
Level 7 19% 30% 35% 15% 1%
Level 8 16% 20% 35% 25% 4%
Level 9 9% 15% 30% 30% 16%
Level 10 5% 10% 20% 40% 25%
Level 11 1% 2% 12% 50% 35%

Also read: How to Remove Items in Teamfight Tactics?

So What Does This Mean?

Basically, it means that there are, for example, 29 Caitlyns in the Pool. Caitlyn is one gold champion, and if you look at the chart, you can easily spot that your best chance to buy here is in the first two levels. After that draw chance for Cait, or any other one gold champion, is slowly getting lower, but a draw chance for some two or more star champion is getting higher. 

You can apply this example for any champion you like, just use the chart to navigate, and I’m sure in no time, you won’t be needing that chart at all!

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