After season 6.5 was updated, we can see that the Tactics Arena meta is leaning heavily towards physical damage. Meanwhile, the best magic damage squads right now are Yordles with main Corki or Mutants with Malzahar, not the Mage team. This comes from the fact that Ahri is being judged as too weak and poorly designed, not suitable for the role of a mainstream Mage.
Ahri was judged to be too weak right from the testing phase on the PBE
And after a while of learning and experimenting, Tactics players finally found a way to make the most of Ahri. However, if you are expecting a strong Mage squad, then you will most likely be disappointed when the secret to Ahri’s success lies in the Gang clan. Moreover, according to the share of the masters, Ahri is strongest when there is no mage, wizard…
The reason for this “super weird” construction comes from the fact that Ahri doesn’t actually need a large skill damage index to deal damage. Instead, this unit needs to last a long time in combat to launch and increase the number of balls it launches. At that time, the Mage activation is no longer valid, instead, the armor / magic resistance and the full lifesteal effect from the Gang clan will become much more valuable.
Ahri’s most effective lineup right now is “full Gang”
As for the Mage system, at the present time it has greatly decreased in value with Janna being removed. As a result, the ability to increase healing and shield from the Wizard is no longer too strong and the most valuable thing it brings is magic resistance. However, when you remove the Wizard units and use more Ahri, Braum or Darius, they will gain armor from the Gang effect and become much stronger than using the Wizard.
Braum is a very powerful unit so using these 2 pieces on the field is only beneficial
In terms of gameplay, the Gang – Ahri team will have a fairly classic style of building the strongest possible squad at the beginning of the game to keep health and level up steadily. Until you get level 8 then use a lot of gold to roll and earn as much Ahri, Braum as you can. In addition to the Gang units, Renata or Silco are pieces that you should own to activate the Scholar effect.
Renata is an extremely valuable Scholar unit
This particular playstyle is well-suited to the Power Double core as it provides a lot of strong stats for overlapping pieces used on the field. In addition, the cores that provide direct power to skills such as Echo Luden, Lotus Gem (skill can be critical) are also suitable for this lineup.
As for equipment, Ahri’s only faction item is the Blue Charm. You can use any other attack or defense item for this unit as long as Ahri is cast as many times as possible. Even in many cases, Warmog’s Armor is also a strong choice for Ahri in the late game.