Builds and Runes: Champion's Guide Tahm Kench

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Tahm Kench is a support champion. His abilities make Tahm Kench a very useful champion, because in addition to being able to receive a lot of damage from his team, he also has group control, fast locomotion around the map, in addition to being able to protect one of his allies from enemy abilities. Typically, this champion is used in the bot lane, in the support role.

Champion Description

“Known by many names throughout history, Tahm Kench travels the waters of Runeterra, filling his insatiable appetite with the grief of others. Despite appearing particularly charming and proud, he roams the physical realm like a wanderer in search of unsuspecting prey. Its tongue can stun even the most heavily armored warrior from a great distance, and to fall into its rumbling belly is to fall into an abyss from which there is no hope of exiting.”

Tahm Kench's abilities

(Passive) An Acquired Taste: Tahm Kench uses his immense body to boost his attacks and abilities, dealing additional damage based on his total Health. Damaging enemy champions increases An Acquired Taste stacks. With three stacks, he can devour an enemy champion.

(Q) Tongue-whip: Tahm Kench attacks with his tongue, dealing damage and slowing the first unit hit. This ability can stun for three stacks of An Acquired Taste.

(W) Devour: Tahm Kench devours a target, dealing a percentage of their maximum Health as magic damage. He can spit out devoured minions and monsters as a precision shot that deals magic damage in the area of ​​impact.

(E) Thick Skin: Tahm Kench turns damage taken into gray Health. As it fades, Tahm Kench is healed with a percentage of the accumulated gray health. When activated, this ability turns all gray Health into a shield.

(R) Abyssal Voyage: Tahm Kench teleports across the map, and can bring an allied champion with him.

Builds and Runes of Tahm Kench

These are currently the most used runes for this champion. (Patch 10.22)

It is worth remembering that the secondary runes can be changed depending on your opponents.

Evolution of in-game skills

Below is how most players evolve their champion's skills in-game.

most used spells

The most used spells for this champion are:

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  • Flash
  • Fire

most used items

The items shown below are the ones most used by Tahm Kench players. It is worth remembering that some items can be changed according to opposing champions.

Starting Items

  • Reliquary Shield
  • potion of life

End Items

  • Knight's Oath
  • Boots of Swiftness
  • Locket of the Iron Solari
  • Gargolytic plate
  • Warmog's Armor

Note: It's worth remembering that there are few matches in which support champions like Tahm Kench manage to finish all their items. It is also important to point out that the support item is extremely important for the champion, and its evolution should not be sold in the store.

Tips and Tricks by Tahm Kench

  • With a combination of (Q) Whiptongue and (W) Devour, you can swallow a monster or minion to throw it at an opponent. This combo covers more distance, but doesn't slow down opponents.
  • His skill (Passive) An Acquired Taste, deals great damage with his basic attacks.
  • You can spit the friendly champion you devoured behind pretty thin walls and skill-created walls like Taliyah's for example.
  • When you devour an allied champion, you don't interrupt some of its abilities; in other words, its ability continues even after it is in your mouth. This is the case with Lucian's ultimate, for example.

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