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Tahm Kench Build Guides, Runes and Items

Tahm Kench The River King

Find the best Tahm Kench build guides for League of Legends S12 Patch 12.15. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Tahm Kench build for the S12 meta. Learn more about Tahm Kench's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 12 Guides // Patch 12.15 & Patch 12.14
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

My IMMORTAL Tahm Kench Build (All Lanes: Top/Mid/Jungle/Bot)

Guide by BaLoRi updated July 27, 2022
  • In-depth
8.1
6
Votes
0
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

No Arm Whatley's SEASON 12 Tahm Kench Guide (NOT MINE, READ DESC)

Guide by CosmicTurtle88 updated August 10, 2022
  • In-depth
Season 12 Guides // Other Patches
9.9
154
Votes
15
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[12.2✔️] 🎩The Kench Compendium🐸

Guide by sock217 updated January 21, 2022
  • In-depth
9.5
171
Votes
14
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Spection's Guide to Phase Rush Tahm Kench [UPDATED FOR S12] [S11 GM]

Guide by Spection updated May 20, 2022
  • In-depth
9.5
57
Votes
4
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

TAHM BUILDS YOU MUST TRY!!! TOP/SUPP

Guide by ogilabadabahamdala updated June 29, 2022
9.2
18
Votes
1
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

THOMAS KENCH JUNGLE DESTRUCTION S11 (OUTDATED)

Guide by cowabungajones updated June 24, 2022
  • Off-Meta
8.8
25
Votes
4
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

BROKEN SICKO MODE TAHM KENCH S12!!! I WENT TO MASTER WITH THIS BUILD!!!

Guide by WaseSK updated May 1, 2022
8.7
20
Votes
3
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[12.3] Fasting Tahm Senna | Tahm Guide

Guide by Sinci updated February 7, 2022
8.3
10
Votes
1
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[12.12] Tahm Kench Top build guide, tips & tricks.

Guide by wooverbo updated June 25, 2022
  • In-depth
8.1
6
Votes
0
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm-Kench Bruiser aka "/all tongue diff "

Guide by Salutcestflo updated January 10, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahmas Kenchers But AP and Bruiser | WORK IN PROGRESS

Guide by Icels updated May 9, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm: Bane of Top

Guide by ProbablyPlatform updated February 21, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench build guide

Guide by space cat updated November 21, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

S9 Rank 1 Tahm Kench Support Guide

Guide by LordZaneLP updated July 14, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

12.2 Top Tahm Kench Feast for a Beast

Guide by Scarhawk updated January 31, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

A Little Bit Of Void-Spice

Guide by SulkingKING updated May 31, 2022
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahmmy Boy: Top Lane Buffet

Guide by KyleTheConqueror updated March 22, 2022
Season 12 Builds // Other Patches
8.3
10
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench OP???

Build by godshook updated January 21, 2022
  • Off-Meta
7.5
8
Votes
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

squid league ad tahm :)

Build by kilda06 updated January 27, 2022
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Jesuscirraptor TOP Attack Speed

Build by Jesuscirraptor updated January 18, 2022
  • Off-Meta
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Tahm Kench Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Tahm Kench we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Tahm Kench, as determined by calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Tahm Kench this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 12.15. However, if you are a new Tahm Kench player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Tahm Kench!

Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 5008 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Runes 60%

Win Rate 115 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 54 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 10195 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 4056 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1406 Games

Teleport Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 14681 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 2052 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 13758 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 1929 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 1539 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 153 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Guardian
Guardian
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 778 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Guardian
Guardian
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 54 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Guardian
Guardian
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 3491 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1042 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 71 Games

Flash Heal

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 3803 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1792 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 836 Games

Health Potion Steel Shoulderguards

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 4317 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 416 Games

Stealth Ward
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 71%

Win Rate 79 Games

  • 1
Patch 11.14: 588520 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 147 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Guardian
Guardian
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Runes 41%

Win Rate 95 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Guardian
Guardian
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 799 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 102 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 502 Games

Exhaust Flash

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 928 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 918 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 146 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 46%

Win Rate 469 Games

Oracle Lens
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 70%

Win Rate 10 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.
Patch 12.14: 438954 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 66%

Win Rate 53 Games

  • 1
  • 2
Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Guardian
Guardian
LoL Rune: Font of Life
Font of Life
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
LoL Rune: Approach Velocity
Approach Velocity

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Runes 54%

Win Rate 297 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Shield Bash
Shield Bash
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Unflinching
Unflinching

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 707 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 509 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 84 Games

Teleport Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 1060 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 945 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 438 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 149 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 57%

Win Rate 37 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
! Small Sample Size Warning * There is either not a lot of games played on this champion or the builds vary greatly, we have provided the top build but it does not have a high confidence rating so use your own discretion.

Tahm Kench Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Tahm Kench guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Tahm Kench Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Tahm Kench. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Tahm Kench Skins

Tahm Kench's Abilities

Tahm Kench's An Acquired Taste
An Acquired Taste Tahm Kench's Passive Tahm Kench's Passive
Self
Tahm Kench's Passive
Tahm Kench's Passive
Attacks deal 8-60 (+2.5% of his bonus health) bonus magic damage. Against champions, they add a stack of An Acquired Taste for 5 seconds, up to 3 times.

At 3 stacks, Tongue Lash and Devour become empowered against that champion.
Q
Tahm Kench's Tongue Lash
Tongue Lash Tahm Kench's Q Ability
900
50 / 46 / 42 / 38 / 34
7 / 6.5 / 6 / 5.5 / 5
Deals 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+70% of ability power) magic damage to the first enemy hit and slows them by 50% for 2 seconds. On champion hit, heals Tahm for 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 +4 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6% of his missing health and applies a stack of An Acquired Taste dealing 8 − 60 (depending on level) (+2.5% of his bonus health) as extra magic damage.

If that champion already had 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste, they will also be stunned for 1.5 seconds, consuming the stacks.

Activate Devour while your tongue is in midair to devour enemy champions who already have 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste from a distance when you hit them.
W
Tahm Kench's Abyssal Dive
Abyssal Dive Tahm Kench's W Ability
1200
60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120
21 / 20 / 19 / 18 / 17
Dive down and then re-appear at target location, dealing 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 / 240 (+100% of ability power) magic damage and knock up all enemies in an area for 1 second. Hitting at least one enemy champion refunds 40% of the cooldown and mana cost. Devoured allies can be taken along for the ride (but can always hop out early).
E
Tahm Kench's Thick Skin
Thick Skin Tahm Kench's E Ability
Self
0
3
Passive: 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55% of damage Tahm Kench takes is stored by his Thick Skin, increased to 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65% if there are at least 2 nearby enemy champions. If Kench has not taken damage within 4 seconds, Thick Skin will rapidly be consumed to heal Tahm for 45 - 100% of its value (depending on level).

Active: Convert all your stored Thick Skin into a shield, lasting 2.5 seconds.
R
Tahm Kench's Devour
Devour Tahm Kench's Ultimate (R) Ability
250
100
120 / 100 / 80 / 80 / 80
Tahm Kench devours a champion for a few seconds. He can re-cast to spit them out.

Enemy Champions: Require 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste. Are devoured for up to 3 seconds and take 100 / 250 / 400 +15% (+5% per 100 ability power) of their max health as magic damage. Tahm Kench is slowed by 40% and grounded during this effect.

Ally Champions: Are devoured for up to 3 seconds and are granted 400 / 500 / 600 (+100% of ability power) shield for up to 2.5 seconds after being spit out. Allies can also choose to exit early. Tahm Kench is grounded during this effect, but can cast Abyssal Dive and gains 40% movement speed for 3 seconds.

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