Tahm Kench Build Guide by Alex Edman
[10.16] Tahm Kench JUNGLE GUIDE Silver/Gold
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Yo I'm Alex Edman, a gold 3 Support and Jungle main in EUW. I enjoy playing supports in the jungle, mostly Tahm Kench. He's a great Tank with high CC that works well with a lot of characters and can be useful in almost very matchup. Playing Tahm Kench is one of the most fun things, sadly he is having issues in the Support role in anything outside of Pro-League.
Passively, Tahm Kench's basic attacks deal 4% of his Max HP. Additionally when he hits an enemy champion, he applies a stack on them. At 3 stacks, his next ability against that same champion has an additional effect.
Tongue Lash [Q]:
Launches his tongue in a direction. When it hits an enemy, it deals damage and slows them for up to 70% for 3 seconds.
If the enemy has 3 stacks, the attack also stuns them for 2 seconds.
Eats an enemy and spits them out shortly after to deal damage. This ability can be used on a teammate to temporarily reduce any incoming damage on them. If an enemy champion has 3 stacks, they can be eaten aswell to be carried around by Tahm Kench and be dealt damage to.
Thick Skin [E]:
Tahm Kench passively gains a grey bar that shows the amount of damage he took recently. After a while, he regens a percentage of it. If Thick Skin [E] is activated, that amount turns into a shield that disappears after 2 seconds.
Abyssal Voyage [R]:
Tahm Kench travels to a location on the map. One teammate can be taken with him.
What buff do I start at? : Always the Red buff.
How do I clear camps? : When clearing camps, you always want to Devour [W] the largest monster as it does %-HP damage on them.
How do I gank lanes? : The best way to gank lanes is by ulting to the lane, preferably into a bush near the enemy tower side. When the ult is down, you want to try and Tongue Lash [Q] the enemy for a slow or use Chilling Smite on them.
What do I do during fights?: You mostly want to take down the enemy carry. If you're looking to peel your own carry, you should stay near them while slowing enemies with your Tongue Lash [Q]. When your carry gets jumped/attacked by someone, Devour [W] your teammate or look to focus down the enemy.
This was my first guide ever and I hope you enjoyed it. In summary, Tahm Kench is a very fun Jungle that can also help you improve your overall gameplay in League, as his playstyle is very complex and offers a lot of options.
If you like playing support but want to try jungle, then Tahm Kench is the perfect pick for you. When playing Tahm Kench, try to remember the things mentioned and good luck in your future games!