Tahm Kench Build Guide by FearlessGames
[8.24] King Of All Trades - Complete Guide To Tahm KenchBy FearlessGames | Updated on December 27, 2018
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Choose Champion Build:
Top Lane PTA
Runes: Support TK
+10% Attack Speed
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Threats & Synergies
Janna is the Queen of DIsengage, and makes it very hard for TK to land his passive on either her or her ADC. Her Q and ult are great for intervening between TK and his target.
Poke for days, and a disable that when timed right, will leave you stranded and unable to use your passive stacks.
I genuinely hate laning against Morgana as TK and it seems to be poorly understood why. Her E renders the target immune to TK's disables and allows time for a counterstrike with the rest of her kit. If you can bait the shield, switch to the unshielded target, or disengage until it expires.
Karma is strong in the early game against TK, particularly before he has his Thick Skin. Avoid engaging until then, and consider taking W>E>Q for the first 3 levels.
Brand is Karma on steroids and will poke you down fast pre-3. Just play safe, and try to prevent your ADC from biting the dust.
Strong poke potential, strong kiting potential. Spells trouble for our slow toady friend. If you can catch her with ult on cooldown, or co-ordinate with your ADC pre-6, she should be relatively easy to lock down.
Unless you can punish her reliably in the early game, she will most likely outscale your ADC. Coupled with one of the above supports, and you'll be looking at a sad game.
A good Teemo will save their Q until you are in AA range, meaning you'll never be able to land the stun or devour on him. the most you can do is Q, devour a minion, hold it as long as the blind works, launch it at him, and try to land a basic attack, before stunning him with your Q. Even then, it's unreliable and wise to never engage him alone except out of necessity. If he catches you alone in the river, you're toast.
Her ult can be a pain for when you have trapped her ADC, but if you ignite the target before devouring, you should be able to prevent her doing too much harm. Just make sure you kite her early poke with Q. Don't take ignite if she is laning with vayne, ezreal, xayah, or teemo.
Sona can be a problem in the early game due to the strong poke with her Q. Later on, that becomes less problematic, but the most you can do early is just stay out of Q range as best as you can, or wait in the bushes when you think her Q is up.
Strong poke, and disengage ability - but if you can bait his Arcane Shift, you should be able to solo him 3-6+.
Runes: Top Lane PTA
+10% Attack Speed
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Champion Build Guide
[8.24] King Of All Trades - Complete Guide To Tahm KenchBy FearlessGames
ETA - 28/12/2018
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|Tahm Kench is one of the best supports in terms of utility throughout the game (or at least after level 3) - he scales well and has the abilities to not only close gaps and disable victims for his team, but the abiity to transport his carry into the backlines and target unsuspecting squishy champs. His Thick Skin gives him strong sustain from laning phase to late game, and his kit of slows and disables allow him to secure early kills for his ADC. Devour can be used defensively to save his ADC from peril, or aggressively to isolate laning partners temporarily and bring them into 1v2 or even 1v5 situations.|
+ Strong teamfight potential Lv4+|
+ Excellent babysitting skills
+ Can save important champs from certain death
+ Great map control potential
+ Punishes low mobility champs
+ Draws a lot of aggro away from ADC
+ Tower dive capability
- Susceptible to poke in the early game|
- Difficult to master
- Low mobility in early game
- An Acquired Taste can be difficult to stack early
- Mistimed Thick Skin = death
- Mistimed Devour = death
- Mistimed Abyssal Voyage = death
An Acquired Taste (Passive): Tahm Kench's basic attacks and abilities deal 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75% (at levels 1/7/13) of Tahm Kench's maximum health as bonus magic damage and apply a stack of An Acquired Taste to enemy champions for 5 seconds (stacks 3 times, up to 3.75 / 4.5 / 5.25% of Tahm Kench's max health).
Against enemies with three stacks, his Tongue Lash and Devour are enhanced.
Tongue Lash (Q): Tahm Kench roots himself briefly while launching his tongue in a target direction. Tongue Lash stops once it hits a target, dealing 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+70% of ability power) magic damage and slowing whatever he hits by 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70% for 1.5 seconds.
If Tahm Kench slathers an enemy champion with three stacks of An Acquired Taste and then hits them with Tongue Lash, he stuns them for 1.5 seconds instead.