“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. 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. MERC BOOTS WORK INTO HIM.
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. ”
“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.
“Tough opponent, he will outdamage you at early. After 1/2 items you should win skirmishes. He will stack a lot of hp so Botrk against him will be good choice. Don't let him to make 3 stack at you cuz Devour deals huge dmg.”
“Usually an easy lane. He can't really do much if he can't get close to you. Try to poke him as much as possible and stay behind minons. If he hit's you with his Q try to W him.”
“Very rare matchup nowadays. Just do not get stunlocked and go BC into this matchup. He will try to hug you so just E to get some distance for your Q or just run away. Also stand behind minions so he can not land his Q on you”
“His slow is very hard to deal with try to avoid it, when he is running at you, don't poke him because he will catch up with your fish smell”
“This champ counter every toplaner in early game, even Darius can't trade him without a skill gap. You really need to dodge his Q because of the slow (or even the stun) to win the trade in early game. His E has low cooldown so he can clutch even at lvl 6 with your ult. Once you manage to survive the laning phase, Tahm Kench is much less powerful in late game so it's not really a big deal.”
“48 Armor at Lv1? Q-Spam that has a weirdly large hitbox? Takes no Damage because Conqueror is Nerfed as hell? I wonder what the Problem is.
Don't bother fighting him early you will not win. Only Q-Poke Front Vitals.
He has a Supporting Ultimate so you start beating him once you Hit Level 6.
Parry the Q that will stun you when you're at full stack of his Passive OR his Devour.”