Tahm Kench·Top Build
Tahm Kench Build
Win Rate 56.3% based on 25 658 matches
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Tahm Kench Matchups Overview
Tahm Kench General information
Activate your E during the skirmish with the enemy so they have to go through your health bar twice. Activate it before the enemy disengages from the fight.
If your carries are strong, default to using your Ultimate R to peel and protect them. Keeping them alive in a late-game fight is very important if they’re going to carry.
By keeping the wave closer to your side of the map in the early game, you will be able to farm easily and avoid dying to ganks.
Tahm Kench combos
Every combo you need to master the champion!
If you want to use the most popular Tahm Kench Top build, you should take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, followed by Shield Bash, Second Wind and Unflinching in the primary tree, as well as Legend: Alacrity and Triumph in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Attack Speed in offense, Armor in flex and Armor in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Heartsteel as your first item, followed by Plated Steelcaps and Sunfire Aegis. For your last 3 items, you should build Thornmail, Spirit Visage and finish with Gargoyle Stoneplate. For the skill order, you want to stick with Q - W - E. Right now, this build has 56.3% winrate over 25 658 matches played.
Your second option for Tahm Kench Top build would be to take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, Shield Bash, Second Wind and Unflinching in the primary tree, and Legend: Alacrity with Triumph in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Attack Speed in offense, Armor in flex and Armor in defense. The items for the build are Sunfire Aegis, which you should build first, followed by Plated Steelcaps as your second item and Heartsteel as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Thornmail, Spirit Visage and Gargoyle Stoneplate. The skill order for this build is Q - W - E. In the current patch, this build has a 54.0% win rate over 1 573 matches.
If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, Shield Bash, Second Wind and Unflinching in the primary tree, and Legend: Alacrity with Triumph in the secondary tree, as well as Attack Speed, Armor, and Armor as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Iceborn Gauntlet as your first item, then Plated Steelcaps as a second item and Sunfire Aegis as a third item. You want to finish the build with Thornmail, Spirit Visage and Gargoyle Stoneplate. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it Q - W - E. This build is currently sitting at a 53.5% win rate across 1 360 matches played.
If you want to try an Off-Meta Tahm Kench Top build in the current patch, try Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Second Wind and Unflinching as your primary rune tree, and Legend: Alacrity with Triumph as your secondary tree. Use Attack Speed, Armor and Armor as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Jak'Sho, The Protean as your first item, then finish Mercury's Treads as your second item, and Sunfire Aegis as third item. The last 3 options are Thornmail, Spirit Visage and Frozen Heart. The ability order for this build is Q - W - E. As of the current patch, this build has a 51.3% win rate over 419 matches played.
Situational Tahm Kench Runes and Items
Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Tahm Kench build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.
Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Tahm Kench runes page.
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In-depth Build Stats
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In Patch 13.23 the best possible matchups for Tahm Kench Top are:
- vs. Gragas - 55.9% win rate over 404 games.
- vs. Yorick - 55.7% win rate over 623 games.
- vs. Jayce - 54.9% win rate over 1 536 games.
- vs. Pantheon - 54.3% win rate over 809 games.
- vs. Malphite - 54.2% win rate over 1 721 games.
Consider picking Tahm Kench into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Top matchups that currently are in favor of Tahm Kench.
We highly recommend avoiding picking Tahm Kench in the current patch into the following Top matchups:
- vs. Riven - 46.2% win rate over 1 898 games.
- vs. Ornn - 46.5% win rate over 1 332 games.
- vs. Poppy - 47.4% win rate over 449 games.
- vs. Shen - 47.6% win rate over 781 games.
- vs. Singed - 47.7% win rate over 543 games.
These champions are considered as Tahm Kench counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.
If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Tahm Kench counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.