Tahm Kench Build Guide by BaLoRi
My IMMORTAL Tahm Kench Build (All Lanes: Top/Mid/Jungle/Bot)By BaLoRi | Updated on October 29, 2020
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Runes: Immortal Version
+10% Attack Speed
+10% Attack Speed
Champion Build Guide
My nickname is BaLoRi, I am an Educational Content-Build Creator that I got 1 goal every single time. To create the MOST POWERFUL builds for each champion, that will give you the FREE ELO that you really want and rank up with your own skills in any DIVISION you want.
Forget about everything else, cause this is going to be how you will play Tahm Kench from now on and reach insanely crazy win ratios! After playing with our style you will realize why this champion will be considered as the STRONGEST IMMORTAL one of all!
With this build you will have around 80% Win ratio at Iron to Gold Elo, 70% Win Ratio At Platinum Elo and 60-61% At Diamond-Challenger Elo!
Feel free to join me in our youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/lolbalori for more BUILDS and GUIDES, our ultimate Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/balori and join our Discord server for real time build creation: https://discord.gg/RazhNDW and reach any ELO you want!
Nothing will stop you, nothing will win against you, the only thing they will ever feel is FEAR from your insane damage!
Hope to enjoy your Elo Boost!
People think that Tahm Kench is a SUPPORT CHAMPION, in our guide I will show you that Tahm Kench is the STRONGEST champion in the game that will destroy all no matter what you got against!
Check out what our Full Immortal Tahm Kench build can do here in a full late game:
With this build Tahm Kench will be a total MONSTER in ANY LANE, be it Top, Mid, Jungle, support or even BOT cause we maximizing his potential greatly by using the BEST item-runes-skills combinations that will make you unstoppable while of course having tons of fun while playing him!
Tahm Kench is one of the champions right now that not only will totally destroy any champion, or even 3 champions (1v3) with our build, but will also support his teammates cause of your ultimate and your W that can teleport for a gank or even save your teammate from getting killed in the middle of the fight, will you CONTINUOUSLY NON-STOP FIGHTING against all 5 of them!
Note: If you want the detailed explanations about the Support and Jungle build version read the Notes that you can see right next to the item order, I shared all the information that you need to understand what we are doing there!
Lets get started by explaining Tahm Kench is the STRONGEST of all!
Grasp of the Undying One of the most powerful runes in the game for champions like Tahm Kench and especially for him cause of his skills, this rune will give you 3 stats, bonus damage with % of your HP that will work greatly with your An Acquired Taste with the combination of these two you will do 8% of your MAX HP as magic damage to the target, and An Acquired Taste will be applied for each hit, from the damage that you will be doing you will ALSO HEAL from Ravenous Hunter and its second effect that will heal for 2% of your MAX HP,
making Grasp of the Undying the most important rune for this champion, its 3rd effect and one of the most important stat that most people forgetting is the 5 permanent HP that you will also get each time you are using it!
So just from Grasp you will have 3 effects that together with your passive will make you a total monster, but this is just the beginning. Lets continue!!
Shield Bash A super important rune, a MUST TO HAVE for Tahm Kench and one of the reasons that to go for Grasp is the only way, it will give you bonus Armor-Mr each time you got a shield PLUS bonus damage that scales with the % of the shield for your next basic attack cause of your Thick Skin you will use Shield Bash almost every single time cause of the low CD of the skill and the NO COST at the same time. Even if you are not going to activate the shield from Thick Skin you will heal from a % of the gray health while being out of combat, this heal will be multiplied by 45% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage
Second Wind Another monstrous rune, HP REGAIN each time you receiving damage from the enemy that scales with your MISSING HP, people keep underestimate it, but cause of this rune and Doran's Shield you will be totally UNSTOPPABLE early, cause of this double regeneration from level 1 you will have ability to trade with the enemy for AS LONG AS YOU WANT and kill them easily while being Full HP!
Revitalize One of the most BROKEN runes that on certain champions works incredible, Tahm Kench is one of them, 5%-15% BONUS HEALS that together with Spirit Visage you will increase this to 35%-45% and will make you an IMMORTAL MONSTER! Also you will increase your SHIELDS by 5%-15% that means your Thick Skin plus the shields that you will have from allies such as Janna Yuumi Sona etc.
The secondary runes tree that we will choose will always be DOMINATION and that cause we need the Ravenous Hunter rune at all cost plus one of the other 2 choices:
Cheap Shot Extra true damage after your CC, and Tahm Kench is the MASTER OF CC, cause he got plenty cause of his Q and his W, a powerful rune that will give you extra damage, most of the times, this is what we will be choosing!
Taste of Blood If you want better sustain, then this is your option, bonus HP each 20seconds while damaging your enemies, this amount will multiplied by 45% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage
Ravenous Hunter A MUST TO HAVE RUNE, 14% spell vamp, that means each time you using your RUNES-SKILLS-ITEMS and even HITS cause of the An Acquired Taste cause of your passive you will be doing 4% of your MAX HP as damage with your hits that will also activate Ravenous Hunter effect, you will receive 14% of the damage dealt as health back, this amount will be MULTIPLIED by 45% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage and together with all the runes that we talked about will make you a total MONSTER!
By having these combination of runes you will realize that Tahm Kench is many times stronger than you think, making him impossible to die while having the damage to kill them all, even if you are 1v5!
Lets continue with the item choices now.
Our first back item will always be Bami's Cinder especially after the buffs not only you will have bonus HP and damage around you but also bonus damage after using your Tongue Lash at the 3rd stack to stun the target and the Devour while eating a champion or a creep plus we need a Refillable Potion and cloth of armor if we got enough gold, your main focus is to go back to base with 1050 gold, in order to buy Bami's Cinder and Refillable Potion something that people ignoring is that by buying Refillable Potion as soon as possible in the game, you will have free pots all lane phage long and you will also sell it and gain back some of the gold that you invested to this item, making it TOTALLY FREE!
Then our main focus in to first buy Bramble Vest cause of the armor and its effects will make us even stronger, you will repel back damage while applying the Grievous Wounds effect that will reduce their healing at the same time and also heal from the amount of damage you will repeal to champions or creeps cause of Ravenous Hunter so fight close to creeps and maximize the heal even more!
Then we will finish the Sunfire Cape first and then we will finish the Thornmail with these 2 items you are ready to battle any kind of enemy and win easily, even in 1v2 situations even if they got AP DAMAGE, you wont have any kind of problem, cause its going to be too early for them to get magic penetration and cause of your Thick Skin you will have all the extra sustain that you need to DESTROY THEM!
Our next item will ALWAYS BE Spirit Visage this item might be one of the most important to have items for our build, the reason is cause of the combination of Revitalize that we talked about you will have an insanely amount of bonus healing, that will help you sustain and easily right now destroy any kind of enemy, be it FULL AD or FULL AP and even have the power to 1v3 easily! The stats that Spirit Visage gives are the most gold efficiency stats that you can buy in the game, not only you will have HP-MR-CDR-REGAIN but you will also have 30% BONUS HEALING from any kind of source (45% with revitalize) that applying for the healing from your teammates as well, so just imagine playing with a Soraka or Janna with you or even deadlier to have Yuumi a good Yuumi that will use aery and revitalize will make you TOTALLY UNSTOPPABLE if you got a duo and you want to try this combo, I will tell from now, its going to be something beyond imagination!!!
Then we will finish our Boots of Speed into MOST OF THE TIMES Mercury's Treads cause we need the extra TENACITY effect, plus to balance out the ARMOR and MAGIC RESIST, we will only have Spirit Visage for magic resist and together with the boots it will be MORE THAN ENOUGH!
If you playing against FULL AD teams with ZERO CC, then go for Ninja Tabi especially against champion that using basic attacks as main source of damage, like for example Tryndamere Yasuo or Master Yi etc. this item will COUNTER THEM completely, cause it will reduce their pre-armor reduction damage by 12% (its pretty big, cause after that you will recude it even further cause of your resistances)
For the 4th item you got 2 options or 3 if you want to consider the jungler build version as well
The first otion is Death's Dance a super powerful item that will give you bonus AD, CDR, ARMOR, MAGIC RESIST but most importantly the following 2 effects:
15% HEAL from the damage that you are doing from EVERY SOURCE, that apply from your skills, items, runes, hits and this amount will be multiplied by 45% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage but also the second effect, that is going to turn 30% BURST DAMAGE into bleed true damage effect, letting you counter some of the damage cause of the HP regeneration that you will have from your items and runes (also will be multiplied by 30% cause of spirit visage)
Second is Liandry's Torment the reason this item is so powerful its not cause of his AP that will be used for your Q-W and of course the HP, but cause of the other two effects, Liandry's Torment is giving you 10% bonus damage from ALL SOURCES while being in combat, most people not understand what that means cause they think that we are getting the item only for its burn effect, so not only you will burn them to death cause of your HIGH CC that you got with Q-W but you will also multiply that number and all of your damage by 10% making you EVEN STRONGER! You can choose this over Death's Dance and still be as powerful, or even more!
Third choice will be Dead Man's Plate that will give HP, ARMOR, bonus damage and movement speed that will let you reach your FOOD faster!!
For last item will ALWAYS be the MOST gold efficiency item in the game, its passive alone is 1000% gold efficiency of its cost as a stat and this item of course is Warmog's Armor not only you will have HP, CDR, HP Regain but you will also have an insanely out of combat HP REGAIN, imagine that you will have the power to go in, fight literally for AS LONG AS YOU WANT and then, if you are TOO LOW, to flash or just simply walk away, wait for 10seconds and then go in again with FULL HP, something else that right now is a good time to realize, we also playing with the rune Second Wind this rune is giving you health regeneration equal to 6 (+ 4% of your missing health)
cause its scales with the missing HP and cause we will have 4000+ TOTAL HP or even more with our BUILD, the moment you are with only 1000 HP left you will have regeneration 12.6HP per second (126 in 10 seconds) this amount, will be multiplied by your Spirit Visage as well by 30% (its a same that Revitalize is not scales with HP regan a well) that means, from the Second Wind alone and without calculating anything else you will have HP regain of 16.38HP per second (Imagine that you also have, the base hp regain, Spirit Visage hp regain, Warmog's Armor hp regain to sum them up to even greater number)
And also never forget to always get your Elixir of Iron for BONUS HP, TENACITY and also bonus movement speed for your allies that following you into battle
The Full Tahm Kench Item build will look like this:
Sunfire Cape Thornmail Spirit Visage Mercury's Treads Death's Dance Warmog's Armor and always Elixir of Iron
Sunfire Cape Thornmail Spirit Visage Mercury's Treads Liandry's Torment Warmog's Armor and always Elixir of Iron
Sunfire Cape Thornmail Spirit Visage Mercury's Treads Dead Man's Plate Warmog's Armor and always Elixir of Iron
And now you can fully understand why this combination of items together with RUNES is BY FAR the most powerful one that you can even play with on Tahm Kench
Its time for you to become the TRUE MONSTER of summoner's rift!
So lets talk about what you need to focus.
Creeps(FOCUS on FARM): The most important thing is to focus on your farm, you need to farm fast and if you can kill all the creeps without missing even one. This way you will take the lead from your enemy champion, dont be afraid to use your skills for last hits even at the 1 level.
Stay Alive: To not to die at lane and not have any kills is more worth than to be 3-3 or 4-4 with your enemy Lane champion.
Your build focusing to be the strongest at the MID-Late game, doesn't matter if you cant kill now, focus on farm and you will be able to show your true Strength at the right time of the game.
Always engage with your Tongue Lash to slow the target and start hitting it after having the 3 stacks from your passive you can continue hitting it till you almost got back your Tongue Lash then use instantly Devour and throw the enemy champion at the opposite direction that he wants to go and instantly use your Tongue Lash if he is still alive (something pretty hard cause of your damage) and continue fighting, use your Thick Skin after taking 200-300 damage, this will shield you up, dodge the next skills or hits that he is about to hit you but ALSO GIVE YOU more damage and sustain cause of the Shield Bash your E got no cost and low CD so you can freely use it 2-3 times in each teamfight or trade and dodge tons of damage while of course applying even more cause of this rune!
So remember the most important thing in this game is FARMING and to STAY ALIVE to overpower and kill them all will come as long as you focusing on these two things! Our Immortal Tahm Kench build will always be the strongest in full early to full late game, no matter how bad you play early, clear all the waves that is EASY with your passive and items, get your gold that you need, use your Abyssal Voyage to reach in the backline together with your jungler or just go alone of the teamfights and kill the enemy bot laners first, the moment they will see you, they will try to stop you but they will quickly understand that their tries is not even going to matter in front of the IMMORTAL MONSTER that you are, play with focus and you will always end up VICTORIOUS! Our different Tahm Kench match ups below will show you how to play this champion and show you the TRUE POWER of this champion and how to fully adapt to our gamestlye while using our builds!
and the answer is simple and i will give it to all of you as well.
Im playing always with Flash and Ignite Top, for the following reason, Teleport is a skill for any of players don't have enough confident in themselves that they can DESTROY the enemy TOP laner.
Its as simple as that, Teleport can be used to Come back after a fast back or go to other lane and "Help" your team.
The reason all playing with Teleport is cause they want to find the "easy" answer behind the top lane "go help others and exp there", i cant judge them really, but if you really want to say yourself that you actually won the TOP Lane then you need to do it SOLO.
TIP: Lots of you will think "but when my team need me i can teleport there", NO. You dont need to teleport there. Especially with Tahm Kench you can travel anywhere you want with your Abyssal Voyage and gank there with one of your allies easily or you can be there by foot, if you cant join and help them, then continue with the OBJECTIVES, push your lane destroy towers take Dragons with your jungler etc.
Almost every rush TP to help BOT or MID Lane end up by being all DEAD together with you.
Cause when you TP, you suddenly change the entire MAP Phase, you going somewhere where you will be 100% seen and try to either Dodge your skills or Kill you first.
So go by foot, and go from behind them by using the FOR OF WAR.
Play with confidence, FOCUS while trying to improve and enjoy this game, as long as you follow our builds and these simple steps you will see that you can improve greatly and be the very best version of your self in the game but as person as well. This is a GAME, if you are not enjoying while playing you are doing something wrong.
In our Youtube videos you will understand FULLY how to use our gamestyle, be sure to watch our gameplays and you will for sure be ALWAYS VICTORIOUS! The different match ups with our build will help you to do that and EVEN MORE!