Tahm Kench Build Guide by BaLoRi
My IMMORTAL Tahm Kench Build (All Lanes: Top/Mid/Jungle/Bot)
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Runes: Immortal Version
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My nickname is BaLoRi, I am an Educational Content-Build Creator that is part of Fnatic and Fnatic Network, 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 while of course having fun and enjoying the game!
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!
You will have tools such as Tongue Lash to slow-dmg and heal yourself, Engage or disengage tools that can be used from early to full late game with Abyssal Dive the true form of IMMORTALITY cause of the shield/heal with Thick Skin and the nightmare of all enemies, your R that will EAT your enemies alive Devour
Check out what our Full LATE GAME Immortal Tahm Kench build can do here:
Tahm Kench is a champion that will give you everything that you need to dominate any match up, with our Immortal 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!
Note: If you want the detailed explanations about the Support versions 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!
Let’s get started by explaining Tahm Kench is the STRONGEST IMMORTAL 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 a HUGE magic damage to the target, and An Acquired Taste will be applied for each hit/Q, 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%-40% and will make you an IMMORTAL MONSTER! Also you will increase your SHIELDS by another 35-40% 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 40% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage
Ravenous Hunter A MUST TO HAVE RUNE, Damage to HEAL, 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 % of the damage dealt as health back, this amount will be MULTIPLIED by 40% cause of Revitalize and Spirit Visage and together with all the runes that we talked about will make you a total MONSTER!
By having this 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!
Let’s continue with the item choices now.
Our first back item will always be Bami's Cinder that will give you HP and tons of AOE Damage that will help you dominate against any target plus Refillable Potion and Cloth Armor if we got enough gold, your main focus is to go back to base with 1250 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!
The moment you will finish buying these two part items, you will be ready to fight against any kind of enemy, be it an AP TYPE or an AD TYPE champion, you will have damage and enough sustain to overpower them completely, even if you are playing 1v2!
Then we will finish our Mythic item Sunfire Aegis the most powerful item for Tahm Kench, you will now have everything you need, HP, Armor, MR, Ability haste, 5 bonus TENACITY with each complete item, AOE BURN effect around you that will scale with your HP, that means Grasp of the Undying will increase the damage effect of the item limitless!!! And also one more effect, for each second that you are in-combat while applying damage with Sunfire Aegis you will gain stacks, with each stacks you will do increased damage, at max 6 stacks, you will have start applying a second AOE effect that will double your damage to all the targets that are within the range, making you the absolute KILLING MACHINE!!!
After finishing our Sunfire Aegis, then we also need to buy an item part that we need to stack in order to finish the item later on, this item is going to be Tear of the Goddess with this you will have enough mana to spam your skills more and not have overall mana problems later on and especially in full late game at all, another option here is to buy it on one of your backs after getting your Bami's Cinder and Refillable Potion
Then we will finish the Thornmail with these 2 items you are ready to battle any kind of enemy and win easily, even in 1v3 situations even if they got AP DAMAGE, you won’t have any kind of problem, cause Sunfire Aegis now will give you the MR that you need to survive, plus with Thick Skin you will have all the extra sustain that you need to DESTROY THEM! Remember now that healing always going OVER CRAZY Thornmail will not only be an item that will give you sustain, damage etc. but also 60% HEAL REDUCTION effect while CC the target, making it the perfect item for Tahm Kench
Then we will finish our Boots 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 Plated Steelcaps 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)
As Third item we will start building one of the MOST OP items that exist for our Immortal builds, this will be Winter's Approach a super cheap item that will give you HP, Tons of MANA to spam your skills, %Mana to HP effect and NON-STOP SHIELDS every time you are slowing (Q) or CC (Q-W-R) your enemies, that means in the entire teamfight, cause you will always have something to CC your enemies with with how low the CD of Tahm Kench skills are!
Our next item will ALWAYS BE and now more than ever Spirit Visage this item might be one of the most broken items for Tahm Kench, 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 1v5 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-Ability Haste-REGAIN but you will also have 30% - 40% BONUS HEALS and SHIELDS together with Revitalize from any kind of source that you got, that means you will multiply by 40% the heal from your Q Tongue Lash, heal from E Thick Skin plus heal that comes from your damage cause of Ravenous Hunter plus the SHIELDS from Thick Skin and Winter's Approach!!!! What? are you surprised about how broken this is? TRUST ME, OUR ENEMIES WILL ALWAYS FEEL THE SAME!!!!
Plus you will increase the heals and shields from your teammates as well, so just imagine playing with a Soraka or Janna with you or even deadlier to have Yuumi!!
Especially a good Yuumi that will use Summon 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, it’s going to be something beyond imagination!!!
Now for the last item you got the following options:
1. Warmog's Armor 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, Ability, 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 25% (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 HP 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)
2. Redemption HP, Ability Haste, 20% Bonus heals and shields (60% together with Spirit Visage and Revitalize) and a HUGE AOE Heal and 10% Max TRUE DAMAGE Effect that will be game breaking, making your shields and heals from your skills/items to increase even further!
3. Demonic Embrace an item that finally is worthy for our MONSTER, AP, Hp, %HP to AP (that means more damage from every skill that you got) plus a %MAX HP Burn dmg effect, Demonic Embrace can be used as last item, or if you cant wait till then as second item after finishing Sunfire and while having vest as it is, check our YouTube games to realize how to fully use this item!
4. Sterak's Gage A worth to buy item for our Immortal monsters, AD, HP and two INSANE passive effects, heal that will stack for each target you will damage or take damage from and a huge shield effect that will make you even stronger than before, this effect will also activate the Shield Bash meaning you will have more damage to apply!!
5. Gargoyle Stoneplate might be one of the items that can compare to Warmog's Armor, Armor, Magic Resist, % Bonus ARMOR+MR While fighting and a huge shield that can be used to dodge an INSANE BIG AMOUNT OF DAMAGE if you use it right!!
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 Aegis Thornmail Winter's Approach Spirit Visage Mercury's Treads Warmog's Armor and always Elixir of Iron
Sunfire Aegis Thornmail Winter's Approach Spirit Visage Mercury's Treads Demonic Embrace and always Elixir of Iron
Sunfire Aegis Thornmail Winter's Approach Spirit Visage Mercury's Treads Sterak's Gage 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!
It’s time Balorians for you to become the TRUE MONSTER of summoner's rift and make everyone to be your FOOD!!!!
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.
Learn how To improve your Farming and Wave Management by watching our League Masterclass:
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!
Another way to engage will be Q Tongue Lash to slow the target into right away your W Abyssal Dive that will 99% be able to hit the target cause of how big the slow effect from Q is, the only way for them to "dodge" that is going to be either a dash (sometimes not even that) or Flash either way, you dont care, you will you have your Tongue Lash to use once again and slow down the target while chasing him!!
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 Devour to reach in the backline together with your jungler (if you want with your R) 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 gamestyle 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. You will simply walk towards there and use your W to gank from the fog of war behind walls or 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!