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Playstyle: Tahm Kench Builds

  1. Sustain & Healthy

    5,733 Games

    Grasp of the Undying
    Precision
    Heartsteel

    53%

  2. Shielding & Healthy

    2,656 Games

    Guardian
    Inspiration
    Heartsteel

    50%

  3. Shielding & Defensive Aura

    2,150 Games

    Guardian
    Inspiration
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    50%

Pro Tahm Kench Builds

  1. Biofrost
    Dignitas

    Biofrost

    Guardian
    Inspiration
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Pyke
  2. Biofrost
    Dignitas

    Biofrost

    Guardian
    Inspiration
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Lulu
  3. Yampi
    INTZ

    Yampi

    Guardian
    Inspiration
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Alistar
  4. Kael
    Liiv SANDBOX

    Kael

    Guardian
    Inspiration
    Jak'Sho, The Protean

    vs

    Rell
  5. Jinjiao
    LGD Gaming

    Jinjiao

    Guardian
    Inspiration
    Locket of the Iron Solari

    vs

    Rell

Core Tahm Kench Item Build Order

Relic Shield

Starting

Heartsteel
Giant's Belt
Kindlegem
Crystalline Bracer

1st

Mercury's Treads
Boots
Null-Magic Mantle

2nd

Sunfire Aegis
Bami's Cinder
Chain Vest

3rd

Thornmail
Bramble Vest
Giant's Belt

4th

Spirit Visage
Spectre's Cowl
Kindlegem

5th

Abyssal Mask
Kindlegem
Negatron Cloak

6th

Relic Shield

Starting

Heartsteel
Giant's Belt
Kindlegem
Crystalline Bracer

1st

Mercury's Treads
Boots
Null-Magic Mantle

2nd

Sunfire Aegis
Bami's Cinder
Chain Vest

3rd

Thornmail
Bramble Vest
Giant's Belt

4th

Spirit Visage
Spectre's Cowl
Kindlegem

5th

Abyssal Mask
Kindlegem
Negatron Cloak

6th

Core Tahm Kench Item Build Path

Relic Shield
Kindlegem
Giant's Belt
Crystalline Bracer
Heartsteel
Boots
Null-Magic Mantle
Mercury's Treads
Bami's Cinder
Chain Vest
Sunfire Aegis

Situational

Force of Nature
Frozen Heart
Randuin's Omen
Knight's Vow
Gargoyle Stoneplate
Demonic Embrace
Titanic Hydra

Summoner Spells

FlashIgnite

Damage Breakdown

76% AP

18%

Tahm Kench Runes

PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
Grasp of the UndyingAftershockGuardian
DemolishFont of LifeShield Bash
ConditioningSecond WindBone Plating
OvergrowthRevitalizeUnflinching
PrecisionDominationSorceryInspiration
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.attack_speed,Attack Speedlol:shardInfo.ability_haste,Ability Haste
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.armor,Armorlol:shardInfo.magic_resist,Magic Resist
lol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Healthlol:shardInfo.armor,Armorlol:shardInfo.magic_resist,Magic Resist
An Acquired Taste

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Tongue Lash

Q

Q

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Q

Q

Abyssal Dive

W

W

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W

W

Thick Skin

E

E

E

E

E

Devour

R

R

R

Tahm Kench Skill Order

Q

W

E

Tahm Kench's Matchups

Tahm Kenchwinslane against...

Rell

Rell

361 games

64.0% in Lane

52.9% in Game

Milio

Milio

335 games

61.8% in Lane

48.1% in Game

Soraka

Soraka

407 games

61.7% in Lane

52.8% in Game

Nautilus

Nautilus

828 games

61.1% in Lane

51.4% in Game

Blitzcrank

Blitzcrank

624 games

61.1% in Lane

50.8% in Game

Maokai

Maokai

144 games

60.4% in Lane

56.3% in Game

Nami

Nami

401 games

60.1% in Lane

51.1% in Game

Lulu

Lulu

530 games

59.2% in Lane

49.2% in Game

Sona

Sona

190 games

58.9% in Lane

45.8% in Game

Leona

Leona

418 games

58.9% in Lane

51.0% in Game

Ashe

Ashe

347 games

58.5% in Lane

54.2% in Game

Alistar

Alistar

387 games

58.4% in Lane

47.3% in Game

Janna

Janna

485 games

58.4% in Lane

43.1% in Game

Rakan

Rakan

786 games

58.3% in Lane

47.8% in Game

Renata Glasc

Renata Glasc

485 games

58.1% in Lane

49.7% in Game

Taric

Taric

124 games

55.6% in Lane

40.3% in Game

Pantheon

Pantheon

158 games

54.4% in Lane

58.2% in Game

Seraphine

Seraphine

236 games

54.2% in Lane

52.1% in Game

Yuumi

Yuumi

299 games

54.2% in Lane

51.8% in Game

Thresh

Thresh

1127 games

52.8% in Lane

50.4% in Game

Karma

Karma

391 games

51.9% in Lane

55.0% in Game

Bard

Bard

381 games

51.4% in Lane

47.0% in Game

Tahm Kenchloseslane against...

Vel'Koz

Vel'Koz

168 games

36.9% in Lane

48.8% in Game

Pyke

Pyke

499 games

37.9% in Lane

47.9% in Game

Xerath

Xerath

435 games

40.9% in Lane

50.8% in Game

Senna

Senna

1357 games

41.0% in Lane

47.1% in Game

Swain

Swain

300 games

41.0% in Lane

44.7% in Game

Zyra

Zyra

595 games

42.0% in Lane

49.1% in Game

Zilean

Zilean

187 games

43.3% in Lane

46.0% in Game

Neeko

Neeko

181 games

45.3% in Lane

51.9% in Game

Morgana

Morgana

476 games

46.0% in Lane

48.7% in Game

Brand

Brand

381 games

46.2% in Lane

47.5% in Game

Shaco

Shaco

128 games

46.9% in Lane

42.2% in Game

Lux

Lux

898 games

48.7% in Lane

51.4% in Game

Braum

Braum

200 games

49.5% in Lane

48.0% in Game

Win Rate

50.4%

(-0.8%)

vs last patch
Pick Rate

0.5%

(-0.0%)

vs last patch
Ban Rate

0.4%

(-0.1%)

vs last patch

Tahm Kench Guide

Key Insights
If an enemy champion has 3
Tahm Kench
P
stacks,
Tahm Kench
R
can be used while
Tahm Kench
Q
is mid-air to pull them in from a distance.
If
Tahm Kench
Q
hits an enemy champion, Tahm Kench is healed for a % of his missing HP.
Tahm Kench
Q
stuns enemy champions if they have 3
Tahm Kench
P
stacks, but the stacks are consumed.
When Tahm Kench uses
Tahm Kench
R
, he is Grounded and slowed. If the target is an ally, he can still use
Tahm Kench
W
and bring his ally along.
Strengths
Can create his own CC chain on a target with
Tahm Kench
Q
's stun into
Tahm Kench
W
.
Can save an ally in a pinch with
Tahm Kench
R
and choose to escape with
Tahm Kench
W
when needed.
Tahm Kench
R
+
Tahm Kench
W
doubles as a flanking tool.
Synergizes well with
Iceborn Gauntlet
,
Winter's Approach
,
Anathema's Chains
,
Abyssal Mask
,
Spirit Visage
, and
Randuin's Omen
. Can opt for
Sunfire Aegis
for more ramping damage.
Weaknesses
Has a telegraphed playstyle, making it easier to play around him.
Can be kited very easily by mobile champions or ones who outrange him, especially if he misses
Tahm Kench
Q
.
Missing the intended target with
Tahm Kench
W
can potentially get him killed.
Tahm Kench
R
has a longer cooldown of 120 seconds at rank 1. Once used, his damage and utility in fights are limited.