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Tahm Kench Build Guide by ChocoChurro
Tahm Kench vs the World
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Runes: Mega slower Tahm Kench
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order High solo-kill potential
Threats & Synergies
He can flip-up the fight with his E. Try to poke him with your Q until his HP is considerably low before making an all-in.
As said before, Tahm Kench's Q damage is underrated. It'll boost Sett's determination a lot, and before you have Swiftness Boots you'll have no mobility to dodge his W. Try to save your W for when he blast his W to interrupt it.
Just don't go this pick against ranged top-laners.
The same thing I said for Teemo. But... you actually can fight Kennen, even if you'll definitely need your jungler's help.
Same as I said for Teemo, but as she's anti-tanks she may be worse depending on how good she is.
Skill matchup. But Renekton should win early trades and potentially kill you. If you can survive until the mid-game and he wasn't fed, you'll have the advantage over him.
Nah, you win against her. She'll just be a little harder than other to kill.
Kill him two times before he gets lvl 6. Easier than it sounds.
Same as I said for Teemo... again.
He can disengage very easy, but if you are able to prevent this, you'll win.
He can not disengage as easy as Zac, but can interrupt your Q + AA + W combo by CC'ing you, and he has a lot of sustain.
Champion Build Guide
The early game.
Nobody uses Glacial Augment Tahm Kench. He's underrated. YOUR OPPONENTS will understimate you. And even if they don't you'll be able of take a lot of advantage.
IMPORTANT ADVISE: only use this pick against melee champions. You'll suffer a lot and probably not gain anything against ranged top laners.
You'll take minion dematerializer to farm easier with Tahm Kench, as he has a very poor wave clear until he gets Sunfire Cape. But you won't have minion dematerializer until you're lvl 3 or 4, so one you get lvl 2 you'll have to all-in the enemy toplaner, hitting your Q. If you did, you'll just AA him until you can devour him,as he won't be able to escape because of the Q slow, the Glacial Augment and your bonus attack speed, and vomit him towards your side of the lane. Then, repeat until you kill him and then you'll have your mind on farming until he comes back.
You should be one lvl above him. If you don't but you are at high HP, just all-in him again like before, but you should have your E now if the match-up gets a little difficult.
If you did well and you could farm decently, you'll fastly have enough gold for Bami's Cinder. If you killed the toplaner at least two times, you should go back to the base to buy Bami's Cinder and you'll farm a lot easier as having even more damage in trades against your enemy toplaner.
You may want to have Spirit Vesage to have faster healing from your E's passive, and Gargoyle Plate to increase your tankyness. But you also can build Deadman's Plate before Gargoyle to hit even more from your AA, which in fact for being from a tank support, they have a pretty decent both physical and magic damage.
Oh, and you should be able to even steal kills.
With Gargoyle Plate active's skill and Warmog you'll be basically immortal and able to get back to fights very easily and even at this point of the game, still able to get kills, specially against squishy champions.
You're the game.