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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 S13 Patch 13.1. 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 S13 meta. Learn more about Tahm Kench's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Season 6 Builds
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

#1 Tahm Kench NA

Build by Naturally updated November 9, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

UNBENCH THE TRUE BUILD FOR TAHM KENCH

Build by Ohhsushiii12 updated October 31, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Pompadour Tahm Kench Top lane

Build by Pompadour updated October 14, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Let's go to gold whit MR Tahm Ketchap

Build by cone63jebac updated October 13, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm kench top guide S6.19 Tahm kench main

Build by TheDanny0709 updated October 13, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

6.20 | The Jungle King

Build by JaxMainYetBrainDead updated October 6, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

OP Tahm Kench!

Build by FloatingTurtlez updated September 23, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

new TOM KENCH RIVER BEST BUILD!!!

Build by Guest updated September 20, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Mid Kench

Build by Guest updated September 5, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench TOP vs. AP Team

Build by OsthralHappyTeck updated September 2, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm eating monster

Build by Guest updated August 31, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Freelo Korean Frog

Build by Guest updated August 25, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Top Nightmare! By Kewlest

Build by kewlest updated August 18, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Full AP Tank Kench Jungle

Build by Volterra updated August 1, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench - Phat Bastard Build

Build by GoblinSkiPatrol updated July 27, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

CANT RUN FROM ME 6.14 (top) immortal kench

Build by spike311d updated July 20, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench top

Build by lijane updated July 19, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Eat-A-Lick Kench Jungle 6.14

Build by Guest updated July 16, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench. Eat, Sleep, Repeat. (Support build)

Build by MicahT updated July 14, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Kench

Build by Guest updated July 14, 2016
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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 13.1. 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 13.1: 748146 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 15333 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 46%

Win Rate 3575 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

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 65%

Win Rate 68 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 25491 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 6867 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2066 Games

Ghost Teleport

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 31950 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 2257 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 2117 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 30971 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 3570 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 3458 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
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Patch 13.1: 748148 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 47%

Win Rate 1776 Games

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  • 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 48%

Win Rate 1116 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 45%

Win Rate 409 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

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 6807 Games

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Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 2009 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 93 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 7912 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 924 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 1258 Games

Health Potion Steel Shoulderguards

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 8245 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 56%

Win Rate 81 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 1146 Games

Stealth Ward
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 197 Games

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Patch 13.1: 748153 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 1023 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 60 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 56%

Win Rate 103 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

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 54%

Win Rate 1514 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1609 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 58 Games

Ghost Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 2578 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 58%

Win Rate 162 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 427 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 2516 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 941 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 354 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 62%

Win Rate 183 Games

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Patch 13.1: 748153 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 1049 Games

  • 1
  • 2
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 46%

Win Rate 252 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

Domination
LoL Path: Domination
LoL Rune: Ultimate Hunter
Ultimate Hunter
LoL Rune: Cheap Shot
Cheap Shot

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 51%

Win Rate 1410 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 637 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 137 Games

Teleport Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 53%

Win Rate 1853 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 145 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 108 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2129 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 618 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 207 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 215 Games

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Tahm Kench Counters

Learn Tahm Kench'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) (+2% ability power per 100 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 (+100% 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 plus 5 / 5.5 / 6 / 6.5 / 7% of his missing health and applies a stack of An Acquired Taste dealing 8−60 (+2.5% of his bonus health) as extra magic damage (depending on level).

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 (+150% 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 / 23 / 31 / 39 / 47% of damage Tahm Kench takes is stored by his Thick Skin, increased to 42 / 44 / 46 / 48 / 50% 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 plus 15% (+7% 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 which decays by 50 health every 0.25 seconds after Devour has ended until it's gone. 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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