“You can use minions to body block his (Q), along with his (W) as if he gets 3 stacks he can eat you. Just don't stand too close to your minions as the AoE is rather large when he spits the minion back out with his (W). Don't let him fully stack on you, because his (Q) will stun you at full stacks allowing him to eat you or catch you out in the middle of a gank or team fight. If you just so happen to have no minions around to block his (Q), you need to learn how to side step and predict or bait it out/run away and (Q) his attempts to stack and eat you. He is very tanky and normally goes with Wit's End to deal damage.
“TL;DR - CHEESE MATCHUP. JUST DON’T GET CHEESED AND YOU SHOULD BE GOOD TO GO. DODGE HIS Q. POKE HIM DOWN WITH Q FROM BEHIND YOUR MINIONS SO HE CAN’T FIGHT BACK. CONQUEROR IS VERY GOOD INTO HIM. GRASP IS ALSO GOOD. CLEAVER IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING. KITE KITE KITE! DON’T EVER FIGHT HIM STRAIGHT UP AND TRADE AAS WITH HIM. HE CAN KEEP YOU STUNLOCKED UNTIL HE END OF TIME.
Tahm Kench top is a rare pick nowadays but when he was meta, he used to be a crazy strong pick. He is annoying because you have to destroy his health bar twice. But on the bright side, if he loses lane to you you can just dumpster him over and over again. The trick is to be careful when he just walks at you. Don’t get his by his Tongue, as the slow can sometimes be a death sentence. Poke him down with your Q as much as possible while staying behind minions so he can’t retaliate. Don’t sit next to him and get into an AA match with him as he WILL win. If he gets too tanky to kill, Cleaver will be a good buy into him, ESPECIALLY with the removed true damage of Conqueror. On the bright side though, the Conqueror healing allows you to stay in fight longer vs him…until he buys Bramble Vest. You beat him Level 6 with your ultimate if you dodge his abilities. AND he is bad vs ganks.
“This guy needs more respect than expected. Be very vigilant of the stacks he has on you. I made this mistake and died in lane to him once. Lesson learned. If he has a stack on you, don't engage. Break the fight as soon as you get your damage. He WILL win extended trades with you early on.
Your Empowered W breaks his shield so keep that in mind, especially when going for a killing fight. He will most certainly try to hold onto it so only use W when it can kill him or he used his shield.”
“Don't fight him early game. This is not an enjoyable lane. Dodge his Q. Look to parry the final passive Q or W that he uses. This can be tricky but its the only real use of you parry in this lane. You win once you hit 6 and have tiamat. DO NOT DIE PRE 6. ”
“Tahm will slap you silly and he's too tanky for you to do anything about it. Singed really really sucks into this frog.”
“Tahm is nowhere near as much of a threat as he used to be since he lost a lot of damage from his passive as well as the ability to chain stun you into swallowing you. He's still an annoying tanky bastard that can hold his own against you, but he isn't a free win anymore. ”
“Avoid trading pre 6. Once you are 6, you have a little bit of kill pressure. ”
“Prevent yourself from getting 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste or his Tongue Lash(Q) and Devour(W) will gain enhanced effects. Avoid making long trades with Tahm Kench. Stop trading with Tahm Kench if he activates Thick Skin(E). Dodge his Tongue Lash (Q). (Recommended Items: Demonic Embrace, Mercury's Treads) (Outscaling Edge: Singed) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Tahm Kench) (Mega Adhesive prevents and stops from Abyssal Voyage(R) being cast) (Auto attack stops Abyssal Voyage before casting animation)”
“Fairly easy tank match up. This champ is terrible now and you probably won't see him played top, or if at all.
Stand in minions to avoid his Q and out trade him. ”
“Tahm is very strong at the moment, he outtrades you at level one, zones you, kills you. Generally can't kill you post level 6. Slow him so he can't eat you.”