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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 5 Builds
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

TAHM KENCH GOD

Build by xNervousHaze updated August 26, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Support - The Hungry King of Saviors

Build by SeniorFight updated August 25, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

TAHM KENCH CARRY S5 DIAMOND/CHALLENGER

Build by Guest updated August 24, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Support Major Health/Mobility Build

Build by 666BLOODBATH666 updated August 22, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

how to eat 101

Build by chessnutq updated August 11, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

what i eat is also for you

Build by ragnablood1 updated August 6, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

TAHM KENCH TOP the fat troll

Build by JakeBBBBB updated August 4, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Dmg Low Tier

Build by jeddhemi updated August 2, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Bronze to Diamond Carry build JG

Build by Guest updated August 1, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench JUNGLE! DEAL DMG AND SOAK DMG! (;`O´)o

Build by SKT T1 Bani updated July 31, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench - Gobblin' for a livin'

Build by Westbeef updated July 28, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench: Top Lane fighter!

Build by Karukor updated July 27, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

TAHM KENCH LVL 5 Plat Support $$

Build by Guest updated July 22, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

TERMINATOR KENCH

Build by Baked Chigga updated July 19, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kenchuuu (Support build)

Build by Kirsthi updated July 16, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Fake support Tham

Build by Crostatus updated July 16, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

The River King

Build by FreakyNoize updated July 15, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

TK JG S5

Build by Guest updated July 13, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench The River King

Build by CaptainFrasse updated July 13, 2015
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Top Kench

Build by Guest updated July 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 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: 853062 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 16181 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 3763 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 69 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 26886 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 7208 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 2160 Games

Ghost Teleport

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 33703 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 46%

Win Rate 2346 Games

Doran's Ring Health Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 2162 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 32636 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 3747 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 3631 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
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Patch 13.1: 853082 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 1845 Games

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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 48%

Win Rate 1157 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 48%

Win Rate 125 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: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

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 48%

Win Rate 7101 Games

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Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 2093 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 57%

Win Rate 94 Games

Exhaust Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 8232 Games

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Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 51%

Win Rate 953 Games

Doran's Shield Health Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 45%

Win Rate 1314 Games

Health Potion Steel Shoulderguards

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 8604 Games

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Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 84 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 42%

Win Rate 1188 Games

Stealth Ward
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 70%

Win Rate 204 Games

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Patch 13.1: 853084 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 1068 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 60%

Win Rate 63 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 113 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 1591 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 1672 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 59 Games

Ghost Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 54%

Win Rate 2702 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 57%

Win Rate 166 Games

Corrupting Potion

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 446 Games

Health Potion Relic Shield

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 53%

Win Rate 2628 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 976 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 378 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 187 Games

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Patch 13.1: 853089 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Tahm Kench's Runes

Tahm Kench's Best Runes 51%

Win Rate 1099 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 47%

Win Rate 263 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 1486 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 672 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 56%

Win Rate 142 Games

Teleport Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 1964 Games

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  • 2

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 49%

Win Rate 2237 Games

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  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 48%

Win Rate 635 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 223 Games

Farsight Alteration
Don’t forget
to Buy Wards

Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 63%

Win Rate 227 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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