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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 S12 Patch 12.2. 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 9 Builds
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

BEST TAHM KENCH TOP BUILD

Build by EZZZOO updated August 30, 2019
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

TAHM KENCH JUNGLE 9.16

Build by bSneto updated August 25, 2019
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Ez jungel

Build by Guest updated August 19, 2019
Season 8 Guides
10
194
Votes
5
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Top - The River Runs Red

Guide by Thatdudeinthecotton updated November 7, 2017
  • In-depth
9.5
64
Votes
13
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Top Kench: The destroyer of hope

Guide by Snizhodrit updated February 9, 2018
9
13
Votes
1
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[In Depth] Fedora Froggy eats the Jungle

Guide by Schnulles updated July 7, 2018
  • In-depth
8.5
12
Votes
1
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Meta? Whatchu Tahmbout? [In-Depth Guide to The River King]

Guide by Kilo Khaos updated June 2, 2018
  • In-depth
8.5
14
Votes
1
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Season 8 Tahm Kench | Can't bench the Kench

Guide by tradtrad updated January 14, 2018
  • In-depth
7.9
10
Votes
2
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Overindulgence - A Mastery 7 Guide to Tahm Kench [8.16]

Guide by Arcthunder updated August 13, 2018
  • In-depth
7.8
45
Votes
9
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Support Tahm Kench - To Spit Or To Swallow [7.23]

Guide by SwelteringMuffin updated December 1, 2017
  • In-depth
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

The best way to carry the ADC is with your Mouth.

Guide by LightninDFD updated February 3, 2018
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Unbenching the S7 Kench

Guide by Kench Unbencher updated November 9, 2017
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Top Kench, The Grandiose Butcher

Guide by Resl updated November 14, 2018
Season 8 Builds
9.1
12
Votes
0
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Full AP [8.8]

Build by As7r0 updated April 17, 2018
8.2
9
Votes
1
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[8.19] TAHM KENCH JUNGLE GUIDE

Build by Random Champion updated September 30, 2018
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Top

Build by Guest updated July 6, 2018
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Top Lane / first blood and easy lane build

Build by Nitram0077 updated June 2, 2018
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm eats your toplane

Build by ilyanip updated August 2, 2018
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Full AP Tahm Kench Jungle

Build by Colonel Chronos updated November 19, 2017
7.5
9
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2
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Kidnapper Kench

Build by OnyxDragonX updated December 20, 2017
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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 12.2. 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 12.2: 69140 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 14786 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 65%

Win Rate 60 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Conditioning
Conditioning
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

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

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 1317 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
More Tahm Kench Runes

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 29531 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 4908 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 4085 Games

Teleport Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 33689 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 2714 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 1736 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 32076 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 4667 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 3257 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 67%

Win Rate 1057 Games

  • 1
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  • 3

Top Tahm Kench Players

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

Patch 12.2: 69142 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 56%

Win Rate 704 Games

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  • 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 55 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 57%

Win Rate 95 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
More Tahm Kench Runes

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 1502 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 297 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 507 Games

Flash Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 1955 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 151 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 123 Games

Doran's Blade Health Potion

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 1817 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 398 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 228 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 75%

Win Rate 59 Games

  • 1
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Top Tahm Kench Players

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

Patch 12.2: 69147 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 50%

Win Rate 201 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 47%

Win Rate 206 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:
More Tahm Kench Runes

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 1663 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 44%

Win Rate 642 Games

Exhaust Flash

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 1900 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 2093 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 318 Games

Stealth Ward
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 18 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.

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.
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
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.

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