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Tahm Kench Build Guide by BlueDanny101

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League of Legends Build Guide Author BlueDanny101

Tahm Kench: Swallow Them Whole

BlueDanny101 Last updated on August 2, 2015
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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8
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 8

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 22



Threats to Tahm Kench with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Teemo IF you have a health advantage and get on the offensive with him, he will go running. That's when you slow him and finish him off. However, in team fights, he and his mushrooms can be a little tricky.. Stay careful.
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Introduction

Hello there! Welcome to my first build guide! This one is currently on Tahm Kench's Supporting role! If you really enjoyed this build please go ahead and put a big THUMBS UP and I will make sure to put in my Tahm Kench Build for Jungling next!





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Why Clarity and Flash?

Simple answer.


You want to keep Clarity because it gives you and your ADC that grand opportunity to use your abilities throughout the game. Tahm is one to be mana hungry, so use that to your advantage.

Tell your ADC when Clarity is available and give them a 30 second warning before it is ready again. This will prove to be ridiculously useful.

You want to be able to bring Flash along with you for those sticky situations. It's so useful however it's situational.

SITUATION ONE



You have an injured ally near you. SWALLOW THEM! However, if you see that you are kinda.. Surrounded? Flash WITH THEM IN YOUR MOUTH! Yes, yes I know. OP. But it works.

SITUATION TWO



Enemy running away? Flash and slow them!


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Runes

With the Runes, I'm gonna break it up to make it as simple as can be...

First, Runes are put in place before starting a game to give you that beginning edge.

Second, Yes. You need them. It gives you an unbelievable edge in the game. Go ahead. Buy the runes, use them one game. Then use no runes the next game. You'll see the huge difference.



QUINTESSENCE




I decided that Using Straight Up Ability Power would be the best bet because you will be poking a lot in the beginning of the game with said abilities. So, what better than a quick 12 or so boost in ability power!


Seals




Using full health seals gives you that edge in the beginning of the game against Champions

Marks





I decided to go with Magic Penetration because it will help to dig into their health with your Tongue lash.

Glyphs





I decided on a Cooldown Reduction Glyph Build. This helps a lot in the beginning AND later on because you can Tongue Lash, Tongue Lash, Tongue Lash almost one after another! It slows the enemy for a get away or stuns them if you have enough marks on them.


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Tips and Tricks

Tahm Kench is a very Tanky Champion. Which means he is good for Team Fights, Tower diving, and distracting the enemy team. So here's some tips while playing the Swamp King..

Always poke



With Great Power comes Great Poking. Use your Tongue Lash and your Devour to constantly harass the ADC especially in the beginning.

Know when to retreat



You're tanky, not invincible. When you start noticing your health about halfway down, start to retreat and put on your Thick Skin to help shield yourself. If you can you are going to want to use Flash to go through a wall or through a wave of friendly minions to help deflect some CC.

Conquer All Tastes



When using your stacks of Acquired Taste, be careful.. You can choose to Tongue Lash them, which stuns them, or you can Devour them and spit them out dealing a great amount of damage.

The correct use of Acquired Taste is to use Tongue Lash as much as possible to stun them consistently, and finish the enemy opponent off with Devour.