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Playstyle Builds

Pro Builds

  1. Canna

    Heartsteel

    vs

    Camille
  2. StarScreen

    Heartsteel

    vs

    Fiora
  3. StarScreen

    Jak'Sho, The Protean

    vs

    Darius
  4. Weiwei

    Heartsteel

    vs

    Camille
  5. Sacre

    Iceborn Gauntlet

    vs

    Akshan

Core Build Order

Doran's Shield
Health Potion

Starting

Heartsteel
KindlegemCrystalline BracerGiant's Belt

1st

Plated Steelcaps
BootsCloth Armor

2nd

Sunfire Aegis
Bami's CinderChain Vest

3rd

Spirit Visage
Spectre's CowlKindlegem

4th

Thornmail
Bramble VestGiant's Belt

5th

Demonic Embrace
Blasting WandGiant's BeltAmplifying Tome

6th

Doran's Shield
Health Potion

Starting

Heartsteel
KindlegemCrystalline BracerGiant's Belt

1st

Plated Steelcaps
BootsCloth Armor

2nd

Sunfire Aegis
Bami's CinderChain Vest

3rd

Spirit Visage
Spectre's CowlKindlegem

4th

Thornmail
Bramble VestGiant's Belt

5th

Demonic Embrace
Blasting WandGiant's BeltAmplifying Tome

6th

Core Build Path

Kindlegem
Crystalline Bracer
Giant's Belt
Heartsteel
Boots
Cloth Armor
Plated Steelcaps
Bami's Cinder
Chain Vest
Sunfire Aegis

Summoner Spells

FlashIgnite

Starting Items

Health PotionDoran's Shield

Damage Breakdown

76% AP

21% AD

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
An Acquired Taste

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Tongue Lash

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Abyssal Dive

W

W

W

W

W

Thick Skin

E

E

E

E

E

Devour

R

R

R

Skill Order

Q

W

E

Tahm Kench's Matchups

Tahm Kenchwinslane against...

Tahm Kenchloseslane against...

Tahm Kench's Trends

Playing against Tahm Kench

Key Insights
If an enemy champion has 3
P
stacks,
R
can be used while
Q
is mid-air to pull them in from a distance.
If
Q
hits an enemy champion, Tahm Kench is healed for a % of his missing HP.
Q
stuns enemy champions if they have 3
P
stacks, but the stacks are consumed.
When Tahm Kench uses
R
, he is Grounded and slowed. If the target is an ally, he can still use
W
and bring his ally along.
Strengths
Can create his own CC chain on a target with
Q
's stun into
W
.
Can save an ally in a pinch with
R
and choose to escape with
W
when needed.
R
+
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
Q
.
Missing the intended target with
W
can potentially get him killed.
R
has a longer cooldown of 120 seconds at rank 1. Once used, his damage and utility in fights are limited.