TFT guide: How to get a 3-star unit before Stage 3-1

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One of TFT’s weekly missions requires you to obtain a three-star (3*) unit before Stage 3-1. Here’s a guide on how to best do that.

TFT’s Beta Pass is filled with difficult or confusing weekly missions, but perhaps none are as hard as the challenge that asks you to “Get a 3* (three-star) unit before Stage 3-1.” Acquiring a three-star unit isn’t the hard part, but getting one before stage 3-1 is what makes this so challenging.

It’s not impossible, but it is very, very difficult — especially with the randomness of Teamfight Tactics. Unfortunately, unlike other missions, there’s no surefire way to guarantee that you’ll be able to get a three-star champion before Stage 3-1. But there are some things you can do to put yourself in as best of a position as possible.

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First off, I’m going to recommend completing this mission in a normal game, not ranked. Ranked is all about versatility and adapting to the randomness that you’re dealt. Forcing team comps or hype rolling in the early game isn’t ideal for trying to win a match.

Speaking of hype rolling, that’s the key to successfully completing this challenge.

You’re going to want to hunt for one-star units as those are the cheapest and most common early on. You’re going to want to avoid any two or three-gold units as those are harder to level up.

The goal is to have as much gold as possible to allow you to hyper roll for the eventual champion you need. So don’t spend gold on XP and try to intentionally lose the opening rounds so that you can earn the losing streak gold bonus.

Here’s the list of Tier 1 (1 gold cost champions). These champions give you your best shot to obtain a three-star unit by Stage 3-1.

  • Kha’Zix
  • Warwick
  • Kassadin
  • Vayne
  • Darius
  • Mordekaiser
  • Fiora
  • Nidalee
  • Tristana
  • Garen
  • Graves

Take what the game gives you, but also be mindful of what other players are building towards. For instance, Shapeshifters and Wilds are very popular right now, so it may be harder to collect Nidalee and Warwick. Nobles are also popular early game, so Garen might go quickly. Although Assassins are also strong, Kha’Zix is one of the weaker ones, so he might not be a bad one to focus on. Tristana, Graves and Fiora also aren’t bad options to focus on.

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Early on, you’ll want a variety of different units on your bench so that you can be flexible. See what the game gives you and seek out your most common unit. The Krugs appear at the end of Stage 2, so you’ll want to start hyper rolling for the unit your most common unit before this stage. Try to wait as long as possible so you have the most gold build up.

Finally, you’re going to need a little luck.