General Guide by DankFlyingCow
Ultimate OP 1v9 Monster Tahm Kench Top HypercarryBy DankFlyingCow | Updated on September 21, 2020
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Threats & Synergies
Fattest champ diff in the world. Kench absolutely shits on him. Play aggressively, and he will be helpless to do anything about it. Even when Nasus ults, it is totally possible to fight and kill him, due to how thoroughly you counter melee sustain damage champions.
Kench is a solid counterpick to Garen. Play aggressively, especially pre 6. If you, at any point, get your third passive stack on him he will probably die.
She will just lose really hard to you early. Hopefully, she will be too inted to outscale.
He cant stand up to you in a prolonged fight, but cant really run away either.
No counterplay from him, just run him down and eat him.
His feared lvl 1 is no match for Kench passive. Beat him up like everyone else. He is just slighltly less likely to die at lvl 1 than everyone else
His ranged poke is a little annoying, but as long as you Q him and run him down, he will die easily enough
Trundle does damage, just not as much as you. Take bramble vest second back if he goes for lifesteal first. As long as you bully him before he gets 200 magic resistance, you will win.
he can actually kill you if you're not careful. That being said, a-moving at the enemy while using abilities works on him too.
He's a pain in the ass because of his ludicrous speed and ability to negate CC. Just threaten to run him down constantly and he will have difficulty CSing. Ult is a useful tool to get behind him.
Just beat him up. there is no counterplay. He does some damage though, so be careful
Running him down is easy enough, unless he has glacial and GLP-800. either way, he can't really get close to you if he likes living.
You would expect it to be more of a problem than it actually is. Though her auto are annoying, and running her down is near impossible, one good engagement and she dies. Kench's R can be used to get behind her if needed. Basically the only matchup i would ever consider taking tabis instead of greaves.
Similar to vayne. Blind doesnt last long enough to be too problematic. His AP nature makes early item builds harder, and musrooms make running him down difficult. Make sure yo take oracle lens as soon as he gets 6.
His dashes mean that he can take short engagements and get away easily, which Kench hates. That being said, you win in an all out fight, even down quite a bit of health.
running him down is very difficult, and killing him near impossible if he's determined enough. You get hard out poked. Try to inhibit his attempts to CS.
His passive still works when hes in your mouth, so unlike any other matchup, you are taking damage 100% of the time. Also, hes AP.
A good Poppy will take short engagements and leave before your third stack so you cant start your CC chain.
A really cancer lane for you because of blood pool. Try to eat him like everyone else, but it's not easy. He will outpoke you, and is AP, which is annoying earlygame.
One of the very few hard losing matchups Kench has, and by far the worst. There honestly isnt a surefire way to kill her in a duel, especially early. Depending on the skill diff, a lvl 1 duel is possible. Other than that, try not to fight until you get Bami's, and only if you are even or ahead on gold.
Champion Build Guide
Kench has an unmatched Lvl 1, and an even stronger lvl 2. Not even champs like Darius can beat him, due to his passive amplified autos doing mad damage, and Q acting as a stun. Works best if you're bottom side nexus, and only when the enemy has to leash but you don't. Wait in tri bush until enemy laner attempts to return to lane after leaashing. Q as soon as range permits. Auto and Q a bunch. Most champions will die. In some scenarios, you can walk right up to enemy red and kill the jungler too, if the leash is short and for some reason the laner doesn't walk through tri.
Q vs W at 3 stacks:
If range permits, always prioritize W over Q, and place the swallowed victim where they don't want to be. Q when you can't W.
Q, 3 autos, W (hold in mouth until Q up), repeat until enemy is deceased.
Dealing with enemy Ganks:
depending on the situation, you can 1v2, especially early on. If not, simply run away while pressing E. You root yourself when you Q so its not always the best idea.
You want to press E a little after halfway through an engagement if it will end before your sheild runs out. In prolonged fights, you want to use E as infrequently as possible with your shield still being killed before it times out.
At Lvl 1, you ult serves only as a tool to get behind the enemy laner, often when they are attacking your turret. At Lvl 2 and 3, you can also use your ult for map control.
Because Kench can chain CC one enemy while autoing the other, 1v2s are a strength of Kench. If you're a little fed, go for it.
not to shoot minions at enemy champs. Its 100 mana for like 10 damage. You can use it for anything else, even securing CS, but its a horrible poke. If enemy is playing behind minions, you can pick up a minion with your w and q through the empty space.