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Tahm Kench Build Guide by Karmachou34

Jungle [13.23 - update ! ] - All about Tahm Kench

Jungle [13.23 - update ! ] - All about Tahm Kench

Updated on December 19, 2023
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Runes: top - Grasp of the undying

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Grasp of the Undying

Legend: Alacrity

+10% Attack Speed
+6 Armor
+6 Armor


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Top - ghost / teleport
LoL Summoner Spell: Ghost


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


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Champion Build Guide

[13.23 - update ! ] - All about Tahm Kench

By Karmachou34
About me
Hi i'm Karmachou, today build is Tahm kench, i used to play him since s12 in the toplane and the jungle (for fun) so i will tell you everything I learn about this big boi !
This guide was my first one, i created it for a friend who wanted to play tham kench support but i decided one day to publish my work.

my jungle account : Karmachou

my others guides :
- Amumu
- i work on a guide about Vi nowadays
Pros / Cons

- PROS -

+ substain
+ lot of stun
+ great gank
+ easy to play

- CONS -

- big hitbox
- weak to true damage
- weak to % max health dmg

- TOP -

- hp scaling, % dmg and great hp regen
- if you want to split push, synergise a lot with your HP scaling
- give you more amor and magic resit
- give you extra hp scaling

- more atk speed to get your passive faster
- healing missing health and extra golds when a enemy die

Alternative runes :

- extra tenacity
- more shield, more healing you need no more
- usefull to trade with your E on, empower you AA and incrase your shield
- the best rune against poke and range champs

- extra tenacity usefull for teamfights or to deal with heavy cc comp
- incrase your dmg lower hp you get

- Support -

- grant a shield to one ally
- heal your mate if you both hit an enemy
- one of the best rune against poke, heal you like a doran shield
- extra tenacity
- grant movement speed when a enemy is stun
- cookies give mana and hp regen

alternative runes :

- more armor and mr, this extra tankiness is usefull to engages


- make you able to use you passive very quiclky when you gank
- add more dmg when you stun the enemy
- give you more ap
- grant permanent cooldown reduction on your ultimate
- give you extra hp scaling
- give you amor and magic resit
Summoner Spells
- TOP -
+ - runnin' fast and going to your lane even faster ! prevent loosing CS, xp and even being out MS.

+ or - a flash allways usefull to escape or saving your ADC with your R, ignite is usefull if they have healing or you just need DPS / exhaust is usefull to slow, and to reduce damage from enemies

+ - running fast for better gank, simple isn't it ?

- TOP -

- this item give an infinite hp scaling, its acctually the best item on tahm kench nowadays. It give also lot of dmg and regeneration.
- the sunfire is really great for clearing and damaging enemies, more hp you have more the sunfire deal dmg that's why heartsteel + sunfire is a really good combo
- infinite AP scaling item, more hp you have more AP you get !
- This item is one of the best on AP tank like tahm kench or cho'gath, it provide 25 magic pen and give you something like 105 magic resist and its way cheaper than force of the nature !
- I think gargoyle is underrated, this item give a lot of resistance and is active scale with your hp so you can get a monstrous shield.


- reduces the damage of a chosen enemy
- the best way to split ! it give you all you need, 7500po of stats like hp, armor or even MR. (ad is also great on tham kench because you need to AA a lot so it's worth trust me
- thornmail is a good item agains AA champ, it reduce their healing and damage them every hit
- reduce crit damages
- if the enemy team have a lot of AP


- cheap, make you tanky and able to shield your mates
- usefull to protect your AD carry
- thornmail is a good item agains AA champ, it reduce their healing and damage them every hit
- this item is just insane, it give you a lot of stats and make you able to place many pinkward in the same time
- Tahm Kench puts the heft of his immense body behind his attacks, gaining extra damage based on his total health. Damaging enemy champions builds stacks of An Acquired Taste. At three stacks, he can use Devour on an enemy champion.
- Tahm Kench lashes out with his tongue, damaging and slowing the first unit hit and healing himself if he strikes an enemy champion. Applies a stack of An Acquired Taste to enemy champions. If the champion already has 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste, they are stunned and the stacks are consumed.
- Dive down and then re-appear at target location, damaging and knocking up all enemies in an area.
- Passive: Tahm Kench stores a percent of the damage he takes and heals based on it while out of combat. Active: Convert all stored damage into a temporary shield.
- Tahm Kench devours a champion for a few seconds, dealing magic damage if they are an enemy, or shielding them if they are an ally.


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Early/Mid/Late Game

- TOP -

pre 6 tahm kench is a poke champion with really good trad due to is Q and E.
When you got your 6 you can try to get a kill if you devour the enemy and you drop him under your tower (dont try if the enemy is Olaf).
Another powerspike is your heartsteel, with this item you're now a scaling machine more the time passes more you get stronger so try to get many stack you can ! with demolish and enought stacks you can even one shot towers !


tahm kench support is very weak as long as you dont have your R. pre 6 you have some long cooldown that make you unable to stun lock the enemy adc or his supp. Then, when you hit lvl 6, you have 2 choices : you can devour the enemy so it will allow to your jungle to come (dont forgot to tell him about that) or you can devour an ally to save him from death. Remember you're a tank, dont be scared to engage with your W, if the enemies a stacked somewhere tell your mate to follow you, hide and bump them all !


well tahm kench jungle is not the better choice. he has very bad clear but a great gank potential. so there is the plan : lvl 3 gank
then buy bami's cinder for a better clear now you try to get your lvl 6 by clearing or ganking. once lvl 6 you can just R an enemy and secure a free kill to feed all your mates. however keep in mind you're way less tankier than a tahm top so teamfighting is not the best choice.
Tahm kench is a really good and fun champ, easy to learn you can play him on any lane with any stuff without problem.
He's not team dependant so you dont need to play him with friends that make him really pleasant to play moreover even if you felt beind Tahm kench is note useless ! you can still split push or defend your adc and help him to carry your team !

I hope I helped you, now you can like the guide or ask me somes question in comment. :)
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