Tahm Kench·Top Counters

An Acquired TasteP
Tongue LashQ
Abyssal DiveW
Thick SkinE
Win rate51.2%
Pick rate2.3%
Ban rate0.9%
Matches23 559-
Tahm Kench Top has a 51.2% win rate and 2.3% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked A tier. Based on our analysis of 23 559 matches, the best counters for Tahm Kench Top are Yorick, Urgot, Zac, Vayne and Sett. On the other hand, Tahm Kench Top counters Malphite, Irelia, Jayce, Rumble and Nasus.
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Tahm Kench matchups

Top Top  Patch 14.12

Tahm Kench counter tips

General advice on how to play against Tahm Kench
These champs are strong against Tahm Kench at most phases of the game. They’re listed based on their win rate against Tahm Kench.
Laning Against Tahm Kench

Laning Against Tahm Kench

Ensure you’re always behind a minion so it is harder for him to land his Tongue LashQ. If he is able to land his Tongue LashQ, he may look for a fight.

As soon as Tahm Kench activates his Grey Health Thick SkinE, disengage from the fight as it will offer him protection and you may be unable to kill him through the bonus health.

Tahm Kench is quite immobile. If you can, try to keep the minion wave closer to your side of the map. This will force him to overextend for farm, which can allow you to chase him down, or set up your Jungler to kill him.

Strategy VS Tahm Kench

Strategy VS Tahm Kench

Try and burst Tahm Kench down, or CC chain him so he is unable to activate his Thick SkinE in the team fight.

In team fights, look out for his Ultimate DevourR. He can either use it to protect an ally, or catch someone out of position. Keep this in mind when fighting.

Tahm can use his Abyssal DiveW to flank in a fight. When skirmishing with the enemy, ward your flanks as he may jump in and start a fight.

Tahm Kench Power Spikes

Tahm Kench Power Spikes

Tahm Kench’s level 6 DevourR is one of his major power spikes. It offers him extra kill pressure. Keep this in mind when skirmishing post 6.

Tahm’s early game is rather weak. Try and abuse this to get an early led.

The longer the game goes, the stronger and tankier Tahm Kench will become. Put him behind in the early game to reduce his potentness in the late game.