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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 11.15. 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 Builds // Other Patches
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm The Kidnapper Phase Rush (Top/Mid)

Build by AkeComingThrough updated November 18, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

idk

Build by Guest updated November 18, 2020
Season 10 Guides
10
52
Votes
2
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[10.20] EAT EVERYTHING with Tahm Kench | Supp

Guide by sashadidntwalk updated October 16, 2020
  • In-depth
10
881
Votes
51
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Urf Kench - Complete Support Guide [9.23]

Guide by Urf Kench updated November 20, 2019
  • In-depth
9.8
42
Votes
1
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

(10.13) The Kench Guide to Try out!

Guide by ACE4291 updated June 25, 2020
  • In-depth
9.8
106
Votes
27
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[UPDATED] All Hail Tahm Kench (A Tahm Kench Toplane Guide)

Guide by yoda gaming updated April 17, 2020
8.3
99
Votes
10
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Ultimate Tahm Kench TOP LANE guide by Bufo!!!

Guide by Bufo updated June 11, 2020
8
22
Votes
6
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Top / Bait and Kill

Guide by Subject3 updated June 5, 2020
  • In-depth
8
8
Votes
1
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tank TOP and MID Lane Tahm Kench (with slight on-hit damage)

Guide by Beatport Expo updated June 17, 2020
7.5
6
Votes
1
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Season (Spanish Guide)

Guide by DG21 updated March 3, 2020
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

A simple Agressive, ""Support"" & Fi

Guide by Valps_RN updated March 16, 2020
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[10.22] Tahm Kench Off-Meta TOP/MID/JG Guide

Guide by Monza de Bodykit updated November 5, 2020
  • Off-Meta
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

(10.14) Tahm Kench Top Guide

Guide by Dedrick updated July 8, 2020
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Unbenched! TOP 10.8

Guide by DjosrTP updated April 18, 2020
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

[FR] Guide complet - Tahm Kench support

Guide by Guest updated March 20, 2020
  • In-depth
Rating Pending
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Jungle, King and Deamon in low elo

Guide by eliekopter updated July 28, 2020
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Devour Low Elo | Tahm Kench Low Elo Toplane Guide

Guide by red663 updated July 19, 2020
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench Top Guide

Guide by googlemops updated May 21, 2020
Season 10 Builds
8.1
6
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LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Jabba The Hutt Support/Top Carry

Build by Epic Striker updated April 5, 2020
7.8
7
Votes
1
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide
LoL Champion Tahm Kench Build Guide

Tahm Kench (farming) with Senna BotLane

Build by Guest updated March 8, 2020
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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 11.15. 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 11.15: 607455 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 53%

Win Rate 5680 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 53%

Win Rate 4732 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

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Runes 53%

Win Rate 1584 Games

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Grasp of the Undying
Grasp of the Undying
LoL Rune: Demolish
Demolish
LoL Rune: Second Wind
Second Wind
LoL Rune: Overgrowth
Overgrowth

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 52%

Win Rate 29385 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 51%

Win Rate 3257 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 52%

Win Rate 2001 Games

Teleport Ignite

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 52%

Win Rate 30955 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Starter Items 48%

Win Rate 3031 Games

Corrupting Potion

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 29681 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 3672 Games

Oracle Lens

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Trinket 51%

Win Rate 2975 Games

Farsight Alteration
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 66%

Win Rate 1253 Games

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  • 2
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Top Tahm Kench Players

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

Patch 11.15: 607488 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 52 Games

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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 50%

Win Rate 621 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 54%

Win Rate 113 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
More Tahm Kench Runes

Tahm Kench's Summoner Spells

Tahm Kench's Best Summoner Spells 47%

Win Rate 4805 Games

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 46%

Win Rate 1979 Games

Exhaust Flash

Third Best

Tahm Kench's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 85 Games

Flash Heal

Tahm Kench's Starters

Tahm Kench's Best Starter Items 47%

Win Rate 4996 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Trinket

Tahm Kench's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 6389 Games

  • 1
  • 2

Second Best

Tahm Kench's 2nd Best Trinket 44%

Win Rate 607 Games

Stealth Ward
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Tahm Kench's Ability Order

Tahm Kench's Best Ability Order 72%

Win Rate 43 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 12−60 (+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 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 (+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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