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Tahm Kench Build Guide by NoFriendsPlayLoL

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Updated on February 15, 2021
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Runes: Best for Lane Pressure

1 2 3 4
Grasp of the Undying
Shield Bash
Second Wind

Biscuit Delivery
Approach Velocity

+10% Attack Speed
+6 Armor
+6 Armor


1 2
Almost Always
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


Threats & Synergies

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Champion Build Guide

Can't Quench the Kench (Gold & Below)

By NoFriendsPlayLoL
About Me
My name is Eric, but my in game name is MultipleDCs because I have connectivity problems sometimes. I'm a first year League player with experience in other mobas and strategy games. I'm a top lane and jungle main. I like to play the lesser played champions and make simplified builds for some of the already mechanically challenging champions. My Favorite Champions regardless of role are Cho'gath, Tahm Kench, Viego, Senna, Swain, and Yorick.
Why Tahm Kench

Strong dueling potential with many champions pre-6
Great Roam Potential after level 6
Free QSS for Allies
Hybrid Damage on Auto Attacks
A lot of CC
Insane early game damage and low elo snowball potential
Multiple Rune and Build Options
Great Sustain

Tahm Kench is a low elo Ranked Solo/Duo Stomper. Maybe he doesn't work in higher Elos, but who cares. He is fun to play, has great flavor, low pick or ban rate, and if played by a skilled pilot can beat out "mechanically skilled" champions.

Bad Matchups vs Ranged
Lackluster Ultimate compared to many laners you will face
Not a tank buster
Can fall off vs scaling teams
Often hard to 1v9 if you have absolutely no backline

Tahm's problems are more of higher elo and coordinated play problems. He still has good carry potential, but in some match ups you might win lane lose game cause you can't 1v9 style often on this river king. Make up for it with great Micro and Macro to outplay enemies even if they are fed.
Average Gameplan
You want to go towards your topside jungle. If you are running hail of blades you can look to invade or camp the enemy top laners path to lane to try and burn their summons. Beware of getting 2v1 early as it is easy to get killed until you get tanky. You want to be aggressive in most matchups. Look for trades when Grasp is ready and your Q and W are off cooldown. Look to all in if they use crucial skills to CS. You basically want to try and freeze on your side and make them scared to CS so that they fall behind.

Midgame you want to group with at least one other champion. If you are fed you probably can 1v2, but having a support or Carry to peel for lets you win fights quick and clean. Use your ult to split push or deny split pushers. Always wait a little when ulting because you might get an ally to go with you. You can even ult into enemy backlines if you are fed just to disrupt team fights where even if you died your team probably hopefully did something.

Generally late game you want to be a meat slab. Save allies with your W. CC enemies with your Q. Split push with your R. Try not to go too late, but even still they can be winnable if you group and have good Micro sense.
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