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LoL Champion Build Guides: Tahm Kench

Tahm Kench The River King

Find the best Tahm Kench build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.20. 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 S11 meta. Learn more about Tahm Kench's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 11 Guides // Patch 11.20 & Patch 11.19
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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 October 6, 2021
  • In-depth
9.1
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[11.19] Tahm Kench Top-lane | Simple D1 Guide [OTP]

Guide by Spicy McFeast updated September 30, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[11.20✔️] 🎩The Kench Compendium🐸

Guide by sock217 updated October 5, 2021
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Full AP Everfrost Tahm Kench

Guide by BronzeTheoryCrafter updated September 22, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

My IMMORTAL Tahm Kench Build

Guide by Vamprey updated October 14, 2021
  • In-depth
Season 11 Builds // Patch 11.20 & Patch 11.19
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

TAHM TAHM THE BEST CHAMPION EVER

Build by ogilabadabahamdala updated October 8, 2021
New Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Mathematically Correct Kidnapper Kench

Build by fungling updated October 11, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Biggus Tahm Kench (troll build)

Build by KoOoBi updated September 26, 2021
  • Off-Meta
Season 11 Guides // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tanky Tahm Jungle

Guide by xDopii updated April 22, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Spection's Guide to Phase Rush Tahm Kench [UPDATED REWORK]

Guide by Spection updated September 8, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[1.14] [TOP] [OTP] ULTIMATE TAHM KENCH GUIDE

Guide by Chief Kench updated July 12, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

THOMAS KENCH JUNGLE DESTRUCTION S11

Guide by cowabungajones updated December 22, 2020
  • Off-Meta
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[11.13] Fasting Tahm Senna | Tahm Guide

Guide by Sinci updated June 23, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench, Linguadas Leves

Guide by Borusky updated January 21, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[11.15] Omnistone and the River King

Guide by Bardificer updated August 3, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[10.22] A Diamond Idiots short guide to Tahm Kench Top.

Guide by Rank_1_Idiot updated March 13, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[11.9] Crazy Tahm Kench TOP LANE TANK AD 67% WIN RATE!!!

Guide by LastLee updated May 2, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Carry As AP TAHM KENCH! | OP | v11.13 | TOP / SUPPORT

Guide by Rep Sup For KS updated June 24, 2021
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

TOP - TANK - KENCH [v11.14]

Guide by Kexyl updated July 22, 2021
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tank Kench - The Mighty Frog

Guide by Buszman updated May 16, 2021
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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 LeagueSpy's 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 11.20. 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 11.20: 301719 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Top Items

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 3568 Games

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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 55%

Win Rate 340 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 55%

Win Rate 65 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: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
More Tahm Kench Runes

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 9497 Games

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Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1234 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 909 Games

Flash Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 4623 Games

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Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 9692 Games

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Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1375 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 978 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Top Tahm Kench Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Tahm Kench Players are using on LeagueSpy!

Patch 11.20: 301724 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Top Items

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 59%

Win Rate 221 Games

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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 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 0%

Win Rate Games

LoL Path:

LoL Path:
More Tahm Kench Runes

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 64%

Win Rate 89 Games

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Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 548 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 144 Games

Flash Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 319 Games

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 64%

Win Rate 74 Games

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Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 611 Games

Stealth Ward

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 141 Games

Oracle Lens
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 11 Games

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! 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.

Top Tahm Kench Players

Get match statisctics & builds Top Tahm Kench Players are using on LeagueSpy!

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.

CR is Counter Rating, which is a combination of multiple counter factors. Counters shown are for Tahm Kench Tahm Kench Top

Best Against Tahm Kench

Detailed counter statistics are still being gathered for this Champion

Worst Against Tahm Kench

Detailed counter statistics are still being gathered for this Champion

Tahm Kench Skins

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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
Tahm Kench's basic attacks and Tongue Lash deal 8-60 (+2.5% of his bonus health) bonus magic damage (depending on level).

Basic attacks and Tongue Lash against enemy champions apply An Acquired Taste stack for 5 seconds, stacking up to 3 times, with the duration refreshing on Tongue Lash and subsequent attacks. The stacks decay once every 0.67 seconds when the duration ends.

Tongue Lash and Devour gain additional effects against enemies with 3 stacks.
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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
Tahm Kench lashes his tongue in the target direction, dealing 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+70% of ability power) magic damage to the first enemy hit and slowing them by 40% for 2 seconds, as well as healing himself for 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 (+4 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6% of missing health) if an enemy champion is hit.

If an enemy champion is struck while at three An Acquired Taste stacks, all of their stacks are consumed to stun them for 1.5 seconds.

During Tongue Lash, Devour can be cast at no cost to swallow the target enemy champion hit while at 3 An Acquired Taste stacks after pulling them towards him.

Tongue Lash's range and travel speed can be increased by Tahm Kench's size.
W
Tahm Kench's Abyssal Dive
Abyssal Dive Tahm Kench's W Ability
1200
60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120
21 / 20 / 19 / 18 / 17
ACTIVE: Tahm Kench dives into the waters, channeling for 1.35 seconds and upon completion blinking to the target location, emerging after a 0.15-second delay and remaining unable to act for 0.65 seconds after the channel completes.

Upon emerging from the depths, Tahm Kench deals 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 / 240 (+100% of ability power) magic damage to nearby enemies and knocks them up and stuns them for 1 second. If at least one enemy champion is hit, Abyssal Dive refunds 40% of its cooldown and mana cost.

Enemies can see the indicator for Tahm Kench's destination after he has channeled for 0.75 seconds. Tahm Kench grants sight of the area during the channel.
E
Tahm Kench's Thick Skin
Thick Skin Tahm Kench's E Ability
Self
0
3
Tahm Kench stores 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65% of the post-mitigation damage he takes as Grey Health on his health bar, up to a maximum of 300% of his maximum health.

While Thick Skin is available, and after taking no damage for 4 seconds, Tahm Kench rapidly heals himself to restore 30−100% of his Grey Health (depending on level). Every 0.264 seconds he heals for 10% of his maximum health.

ACTIVE: Tahm Kench converts his current Grey Health into a shield that lasts for 2.5 seconds.
R
Tahm Kench's Devour
Devour Tahm Kench's Ultimate (R) Ability
250
100
120 / 100 / 80 / 80 / 80
ACTIVE: Tahm Kench swallows the target champion for up to 3 seconds, rendering them vanished and unable to act, as well as granting them displacement immunity for the duration.

f the target is an ally, they are granted a 400 / 500 / 600 (+100% of ability power) shield for 2.5 seconds, refreshing after they are Regurgitated. Tahm Kench is slowed by 30 / 20 / 10% and unable to cast movement spells while an ally is swallowed, but may still cast Abyssal Dive.

If the target is an enemy, they are suppressed for the duration. Devour can only be cast on enemies with 3 An Acquired Taste stacks, consuming them in the process. Tahm Kench is grounded and slowed by 40% while an enemy is swallowed.

After 1 second, Devour can be recast into Regurgitate while Tahm Kench's belly is full, and automatically does so at the end of the duration. Allied champions can exit at will by inputting a movement command after the same delay, unless they're immobilized.

RECAST: Tahm Kench spits the target out in the target direction. If the target is an enemy, they are dealt 100 / 250 / 400 (+15% (+5% per 100 ability power) of the target's maximum health) magic damage at the end of the displacement.

If Tahm Kench is performing Abyssal Dive, Devour will not automatically recast until after he finishes.

Questions About Tahm Kench

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