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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 12.9. 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 6 Builds
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Kench, The simplest tank in LoL

Build by Crole updated January 1, 2016
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench - Jungle Fighter (Pre-S6)

Build by jrdwrnr updated December 26, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

How2TKench

Build by Guest updated December 25, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench OP Jungle

Build by Cooleo updated December 23, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

gotta eat them all

Build by simme limme updated December 23, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

tahm kench jungle preseason 6.

Build by mitnavnerboXD updated December 15, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

BREAK THE META - TAHM KENCH SATED DEVOURER JUNGLE !

Build by iiNCPT updated December 13, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Your Farm

Build by Bear 252 updated December 11, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

tahm jungle full health

Build by mathiasmerkle updated December 10, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

easy way to rank up

Build by Kelwa updated December 8, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kanch jungle [5.23]

Build by SnootyInk8302 updated December 8, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench : Toplane Guide - Patch 5.23

Build by Illuminatus1997 updated December 2, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

tahm kench lucas tankmax

Build by Guest updated November 27, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Support/Carry

Build by chris mcneil updated November 25, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench - Pré Season 6

Build by BigSee updated November 25, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Top Lane Tahm Kench. The river supprise

Build by Phantom_Land updated November 22, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench top it like a bass

Build by Guest updated November 16, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Unclog Mr. Frog

Build by FrogFarm updated November 15, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

LICKITAHM, I CHOOSE YOU [SEASON 6]

Build by Towers updated November 13, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Pre Season 6 | Patch 5.22 | Tahm Kench Top

Build by NinjaMotion updated November 12, 2015
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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 12.9. 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 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 52%

Win Rate 5479 Games

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  • 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 61%

Win Rate 186 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 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

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 11807 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 4105 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 1856 Games

Teleport Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 16557 Games

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  • 2

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 2077 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 15462 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 2237 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 1667 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Patch 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 57%

Win Rate 53 Games

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  • 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 46%

Win Rate 631 Games

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

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 50%

Win Rate 126 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 4219 Games

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Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 1537 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 55%

Win Rate 86 Games

Flash Heal

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 5087 Games

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Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 1175 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 736 Games

Health Potion Steel Shoulderguards

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 5518 Games

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Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 450 Games

Stealth Ward
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 64%

Win Rate 76 Games

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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
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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

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  • 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 12.8: 513624 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 55%

Win Rate 330 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 50%

Win Rate 78 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 55%

Win Rate 635 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 59%

Win Rate 134 Games

Teleport Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 53%

Win Rate 723 Games

Flash Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 55%

Win Rate 1200 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 123 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 258 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1078 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 510 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 55%

Win Rate 161 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 69%

Win Rate 45 Games

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  • 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

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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
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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