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Tahm Kench Counter Stats

Tahm Kench Counters
Top Lane
Ranked #24 out of 65 in Top Discover all Top champions who counter Tahm Kench. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Tahm Kench in League of Legends and win in Champion Select! Tahm Kench Data for all roles taken from 21,477 matches.
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Bottom Lane (53%) Tahm Kench Bottom Lane Counters: 11,309 matches, 31 counter champions

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Tips Against Tahm Kench in Bottom Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

Profesor APH. says “if he is not with senna its pretty easy you can root him you run away when hes using r, he need so much time to root someone pretty easy| when tahm is senna he is extreme cause its broken as fuck try to give some aa when he gonna last hiting when senna gonna take soul haras her if she aa you run away dont give her souls”
[10.19] BEST GUIDE FOR APHELIOS - SEASON 10 by Profesor APH. | Aphelios Player
Ultrama says “His W can be a pain sometimes. Just don't do long trades, he has a lot of damage and it's very tanky. Watch out for his R.”
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Spider Shaped says “Неприятный суппорт,который может спасти своего союзника съев его,или же быстро оказаться в поле битвы. Очень жирный и убить его сложно,чем кажется”
Build by Spider Shaped | Ezreal Player
eyh4sxdf says “Can eat you and throw you out of ult, or eat you so you don't heal from your ult. If you see him in your game as supp and he's good, hope your jg and supp help you out.”
An In-Depth Guide to Kindred ADC by eyh4sxdf | Kindred Player
ShroudedBRH says “Tahm mainly acts as a frontline/ disengage. It takes a while to whittle him if your lane opponent is weak you can take trades from within your own creep wave to avoid the majority of Tahms damage”
Ashe Complete Botlane Guide by ShroudedBRH | Ashe Player
tristanaman says “very tank W dele salva o personagem que tem seu E ativado”
TRISTANA TO DIAMOND 10.9 PT-BR by tristanaman | Tristana Player
Eccentricks says “Do I need to talk about Tahm? He is never played as Support anymore, and when he is, he is bad. He gets better in higher ELO's though, but you wont have to worry about that for a while unless you are really good at Twitch now (which I hope you will be after reading this ;) ). ”
Some Basic Thoughts on Twitch by Eccentricks | Twitch Player
Mr. Nyahr says “My personal least favorite champion in the game to play against. He's tanky, he can save his ADC, and God help you if you get swallowed. Respect his poke and CC and try to poke from a distance.”
[9.23] Daughter of the Void - Kai'Sa ADC Guide by Mr. Nyahr | Kai'Sa Player
Eucalyptus says “As annoying as he is to play against, you make him fairly useless. He can't properly abuse you without eating a full combo. The Singed law applies here. He steps up to chase? Then he fucking dies. He stays away? Then he better hope his ADC scales harder (Hint... they probably don't).”
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Fruxo says “Don't take long trades as Tahm usually wins those very often. He can swallow you in order to position you incorrectly for both ganks and to setup kills, and so being near him is not a wise choice, instead poke him down from far away. His Shield can also be pretty annoying but if you play it right it shouldn't be much of a problem.”
✔️ How to be a Purple Peach by Fruxo | Kai'Sa Player
Fruxo says “Don't take long trades as Tahm usually wins those very often. He can swallow you in order to position you incorrectly for both ganks and to setup kills, and so being near him is not a wise choice, instead poke him down from far away. His Shield can also be pretty annoying but if you play it right it shouldn't be much of a problem.”
✔️ Experience My Love For Feathers by Fruxo | Xayah Player
MizRaptorMiz says “Riot also thinks he should survive full E R combo, because thats nice Counterplay he has”
Illaoi Guide by MizRaptorMiz | Illaoi Player
Xerxes Is ADC says “This man will stop you from getting kills with your ult. Poke this man when he gets to close. Stand behind minions to avoid the minion splash he throws at u.”
Season 9.7 Diamond Draven ADC Build by Xerxes Is ADC | Draven Player
Dr3sko says “Very tanky thanks to his E, he can save the target of your Ultimate”
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II Monokaiser II says “Chato de lidar com ele, se for uma opção mate-o, caso contrario espere por ganks.”
O Guia definitivo para o Mordekaiser ADC by II Monokaiser II | Mordekaiser Player

Top Lane (37%) Tahm Kench Top Lane Counters: 7,920 matches, 52 counter champions

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Tips Against Tahm Kench in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

Rhoku says “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. ”
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Ayanleh says “Morde is actually one of the few champions that can beat tahm kench in a 1v1. Early game sucks, but try to play safe in laning phase and scale up.”
A Guide To Playing Mordekaiser by Ayanleh | Mordekaiser Player
qasddsa says “Get an early Blade of the Ruined King, dodge his tongue, and stay out of melee range. Don't get greedy if you start to get low since he can easily turn on you with gray health. In lane, harass him as much as you can without being attacked or tongued.”
Pathetic Singed says “Tahm will slap you silly and he's too tanky for you to do anything about it. Singed really really sucks into this frog.”
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Drake6401 says “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.”
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Sovereign Kitten says “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. ”
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LiL Bunnie FuFuu says “Kench is similar to Mundo in that you have to play around your minion wave to be able to deal with him. His Q does a lot of damage and the slow is obnoxious. Stand in or behind minions to avoid it and poke him occasionally. You probably won't be able to solokill him, but he's not difficult to gank regardless. If you beat him early he'll be irrelevant late. Assassin Thresh hard loses to Tahm Kench. Always go tanky with CDR.”
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Raen says “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.”
RTO says “Avoid trading pre 6. Once you are 6, you have a little bit of kill pressure. ”
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Anoying bro5 says “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. ”
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LoLReal says “Pretty free lane. Stand in minions and dodge Q and we win trades hard. Post 6 makes the lane even easier.”
LoLReal says “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. ”
Ravenborne says “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”
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RTO says “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.”
[10.19] RTO's Challenger Nasus Top Lane Guide by RTO | Nasus Player
Phrxshn says “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: Blade of the Ruined King, Mercury's Treads) (Outscaling Edge: Warwick) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Primal Howl and Infinite Duress prevents and stops from Abyssal Voyage(R) being cast) (Auto attack stops Abyssal Voyage before casting animation)”
Phrxshn's Guide To Warwick by Phrxshn | Warwick Player
ERNESTSAURUS says “FLEET FOOTWORK SETUP - DORANS SHIELD / 3 REJUVENATION BEADS + POT = Tahm Kench top used to be a thing if I'm not wrong last season, where he can obliterate all other toplaners and there was close to no counter play to him (I remember perma banning him), but he got severly nerfed and he's not really played toplane anymore except of some One Tricks or Auto Filled Supports. As for laning Phase just make sure yo farm behind minons to dodge his Q poke and try to not get him to Devour you since he will just Regurgitate you away from your tower and stack his Passive on you, Respect his damage since its a lot for being able to play as a Top and Sup. Similar to Pantheon or Rengar, once they will hit 6 and you played passive all lane they will look to Roam so make sure you have vision on River and ping a lot to your team whenever he's not in lane. Once you get lvl 6 and Sheen spike you can look to do trades against him, usually short ones never work since he has his E but the way to beat it is to do consistant short trades, usually look to alternate between a normal autoattack, Q and E to prevent him of healing himself to the point he is low enough Nasus can Flash + Q kill him or he has to back off, just be careful if you try to do this really hard while close to his torret, he can Devour and Regurgitate into his tower but usually Nasus wins the All Ins. Later on to the game his teamfight isn't the best but he does have really good peeling for his ADC or Backline so keep that in mind, Splitting against him is the key, since he doesn't have enough damage to take Nasus down and even if he pokes you to chunk you to half HP, just Lifesteal with Legend Bloodline + Nasus Passive back to full and you should be fine, you outscale him quite hard.”
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Phrxshn says “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: Sunfire Cape, Glacial Shroud) (Outscaling Edge: Malphite) (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Even) (Primal Howl and Infinite Duress prevents and stops from Abyssal Voyage(R) being cast) (Auto attack stops Abyssal Voyage before casting animation)”
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Bombabo says “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. ”
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ForgottenProject says “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. [1]Don't bother fighting him early you will not win. Only Q-Poke Front Vitals. [2]He has a Supporting Ultimate so you start beating him once you Hit Level 6. [3]Parry the Q that will stun you when you're at full stack of his Passive OR his Devour.”
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Womsky says “Scaling runes, ignite and doran's sheild, oh well! He was a juggernut and a states ball before they decided to kill his ass, used to be a nightmare matchup, but now its just cool and you scales way harder than him, just take harash trades with him level 1 and 2 before he gets his E "grey health" so you can set him up for a hard laning phase, just dont let him AA you 3 times cause it could go pretty bad if he do so, if you feel you cant kill him just scale and kill him later, he is not a big threat, just a cheese match up, or troll honestly.”
Tryndamere guide with runes, builds plus matchups by Womsky | Tryndamere Player
laoshin3v3 says “Conqueror or Klepto Didnt even play vs him since i picked up Fiora LUL”
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AlanVenator says “He can run you down easily so try to setup a freeze and scale. ”
Urgot Detailed Guide + Itemisation by AlanVenator | Urgot Player
Chili Dog says “Runes: Grasp, Shield, Second Wind, Unflinching + Tenacity, Last Stand or Conqueror, Triumph, Tenacity, Last Stand + Bone Plating, Unflinching. Sub Runes: CDR, Damage, Armor Summoners: Teleport Tahm Kench...the attack speed building tank. This is a very rough lane for Riven. Especially if he manages to eat you. Stay behind minions and freeze wave under tower. Nothing much you can do without jungler help. ”
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AWierdShoe says “Look to short trade often with either a couple of empowered Q's or just a single grasp auto. Try to do this while standing behind one of your minions to deny him from using his Q you. If it ever seems like you will get 3 stacks onto you, taunt away before it happens. Only use your taunt aggressively if you have a big HP lead already and know he cant turn on you and kill you with one combo. ”
Urgotem says “Refer to Match Up Section”
Fiora Pogjet says “Just a busted champion. Much armor and a Q spam in the earlygame. You won't win trade just go for front vitles. You can try to prarry his 3rd passive hit with q or if he tries to eat you. Lvl 6 u will beat him cause your ult does more.”
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Ashookaa says “Lets hope that his Mini Rework will make him less CANCER spam q and freeze lane”
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Soothie says “U can beat him lvl 4 and after catalyst, but he outscales u. try extended trades and force him to shield. Otherwise he can outsustain u even in earlygame. ur r is pretty helpful against his W. ”
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EntxRecoil says “Fleet Footwork Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Dorans shield start. Do not look for fights or trades with tahm kench. Make sure that when he applies a stack on you that you let it fall off before walking in his range again. The only trade you should take with tahm kench is an auto attack + spin out when you are going for a minion to farm. Try to let tahm kench push you in always, if the wave is starting to push towards him that is bad. He can all in you very well and he wins short trades and extended trades. Only chance you have of beating him is with jungle ganks or if he runs out of mana. If you can, swap with your mid laner (if your mid laner can handle tahm kench) as you will most likely have an easier time against any other opponent than tahm kench. You do not outscale tahm kench in the 1v1, but you do outscale him in team fights. Tahm kench does not have good scaling in a fight where you can destroy squishies. When splitting go opposite side of the map where tahm kench is and use your mobility to outrotate him as much as possible. UPDATE FOR 9.14, Tahm kench got SIGNIFICANT nerfs and is no longer a hard matchup, but still can be annoying to deal with.”
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Kingarthur720 says “Fleet Footwork Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Dorans shield start. Do not look for fights or trades with tahm kench. Make sure that when he applies a stack on you that you let it fall off before walking in his range again. The only trade you should take with tahm kench is an auto attack + spin out when you are going for a minion to farm. Try to let tahm kench push you in always, if the wave is starting to push towards him that is bad. He can all in you very well and he wins short trades and extended trades. Only chance you have of beating him is with jungle ganks or if he runs out of mana. If you can, swap with your mid laner (if your mid laner can handle tahm kench) as you will most likely have an easier time against any other opponent than tahm kench. You do not outscale tahm kench in the 1v1, but you do outscale him in team fights. Tahm kench does not have good scaling in a fight where you can destroy squishies. When splitting go opposite side of the map where tahm kench is and use your mobility to outrotate him as much as possible. UPDATE FOR 9.14, Tahm kench got SIGNIFICANT nerfs and is no longer a hard matchup, but still can be annoying to deal with.”
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Space69420 says “Don't take prolonged fights and remember he can pull you out from your turret”
Karma Top/Mid Lane by Space69420 | Karma Player
Dantheman81 says “This matchup is not very hard as much as it is frustrating. A good Tahm Kench is nearly unkillable and his tankiness only grows as the game progresses. This will be a split pushing game for you so I recommend you take that route and keep his supporting abilities and escape away from teamfights by forcing him to come to you.”
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Angela du Seithr says “Tahm Kench est un bully contre les duellistes et les gros corps à corps, vous n'avez pas ce soucis contre lui. Mais évitez de le sous-estimer, gardez une distance de respect afin d'éviter de vous prendre un trade complet. Visez à le forcer à utiliser son bouclier plutôt que de le laisser régénérer si possible.”
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Delvoid says “I have very mixed feeling around this match up. During lane he will win, farm and play for the team fights where tahm is useless.”
Flame Spitter by Delvoid | Rumble Player
Delvoid says “Honestly this champ is horrible to play vs top. He can just run at you and stop your comobo + cc you. Play safe farm and outscale in team fights”
Urgot to be tilted by Delvoid | Urgot Player
WayOfTheTempesst says “Haven't vsed this champion in a very long time so this rating might be outdated but from what I remember, he has massive tankiness and base damage. Take short trades against him and constantly poke him and weave through the wave. Windwall his Q to deny damage when going on him and denying the stun. When going for an all in, do not ult him if he pops his shield, instead wait for it to time out and go back onto him to finish him off. Frozen Mallet 3rd is really good into Tahm to easily Kite him and not be able to stick to you at all.”
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Nabura says “Not really a popular top laner anymore but when he used to be played this matchup was quite cancer. Not really sure what to say but this matchup is not that common so you shouldn't have to worry about him.”
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pvlol says “Tahm Kench IS the threat”
mmmmmmmmmm sex by pvlol | Tahm Kench Player
Sq_09 says “If he Ws you, you're dead. Try keeping him away from you at all costs and just run if he hits a Q. Take care of flank-Rs and keep in mind, that you can trade your R for his W if really needed. You can't really kill him tho and poking does few aside from stacking your grasp. ”
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TentiTiger11 says “Same thing as ornn. Very tanky and has poke. Maybe take corrupting if you are afraid of getting too much poke damage, but passive and doran's has sustain for you.”
Garen Destruction by TentiTiger11 | Garen Player
Captain Dantems says “Só farma e não deixa ele ficar forte, pois se isso acontecer gg ff aos 15. Tanka muito e dá muito dano. Grasp com inspiração ou com conqueror. Se quiser pode até pegar poção corrupta.”
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Discord Rengar Mains says “Since he has a lot of cc in his kit with the Grey hp it can be hard to predict what moves to use on him to get proper damage. Fight him early and roam once your six.”
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Itreallyhim says “You win trades, You can ult his ult if you have the opportunity, Also you can Ult his W. If you Ult just before he eats you you will take no damage and put his W on cooldown.”
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ItsPaulygon says “This might be tricky for you especially if the Tahm is good. Once he gets tanky, you will have a hard time. Try to avoid fighting as he has his grey health stuff. Just take as much cs as you can since you can't really kill Tahm easily.”
KotonZEF says “you can play on him but you needed help on start”
Renekton Domination game by KotonZEF | Renekton Player
googlemops says “most other tanks outscale you as TK be sure to take advantage of your early game strenght to shut them down.”
Tahm Kench Top Guide by googlemops | Tahm Kench Player
wolfclaw3812 says “Keep your minions between you and Tahm, don't chase him into his turret, Tahm Kench can't do anything to you. Just imagine he's Illaoi, but with more sustain. ”
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Rusty Toplaner says “Lose: Will add more later”
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Rusty Toplaner says “Lose: Will add more info later”
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ShinyEmo says “Actually can 1v1 and kill you. His W is a huge threat. Try to dodge his Q's with your Q. You will need sustain. Go for the on-hit build. Keep in mind that his E will give a huge shield to him and consider twice before fighting him. ”
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hephephepeEPEPE says “You cant ever beat him in 1v1 so just try to proxy as much as possibile without giving him a lead make sure to roam midlane to incrase you chances of winning ”
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ForgottenProject says “This cool Champ means anti-fun early game His Q is his main damage and it’s a skillshot, so try to dodge it You can parry his W and stun him (but higher elo players won’t let you do this) Parrying his Q will stun him if you have 3 stacks You win after level 6 because your R is a lot better than his in fights”
(Season 10) Rank #1 NA Fiora Guide by ForgottenProject by ForgottenProject | Fiora Player
Pedrokis says “Você bate bastante nele, mas ainda assim é bem chato por causa da passiva. / Se ele tiver ignite (raro pra kct), evita de trocar nos primeiros níveis. / Se ele tiver quase te stackando com a passiva (ficando quase vermelho), já joga o W nele: ele vai ficar MUITO lento, fazendo com que seu W seja praticamente garantido de puxar e que você não fique muito mal posicionado.”
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JustAlexK says “Easy to beat. Just non-stop harass ”
ExfIamed says “Now if for some reason someone left the door open for the special needs kid with half his brain missing and he gets on a computer you're gonna come across this big guy, you CANNOT beat him no matter what, ask for jungle assistance or just dodge cause he outscales you as well.”
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Verdehile says “You cant win until you have armor pen or hes half hp.”
9690 says “Pretty free lane. Stand in minions and dodge Q and we win trades hard. Post 6 makes the lane even easier.”
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Loevely says “Statball. He has super high stats that Rengar cant really deal with. Go Grasp and dorans shield and only fight him when you're at either near max ferocity or at max. W max is recommend but not a necessity. ”
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hundov2 says “You have to only short trade and even when he has 200 health he can still be a threat. With his e giving him absurd health values, this champ is a horrendous matchup”
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BigManYam says “Tahm Kench will harass you early game around level 2 due to the fact that you're very vulnerable early game making you a very easy target for first blood due to the fact he can all in very early due to his passive. ”
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Defensivity1 says “Be carefull about trading with tahm kench before level 6, however once you turn level 6 feel free to cage him up with w and get yourselve a free kill with the maiden.”
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XPRflew says “Farm under tower and Stay behind minions to avoid his q .”
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mightydylan101 says “Kench is sometimes played top but you can easily win this matchup if you punish him early. Be sure not to walk up far as his slow from his lick is annoying. You win trades early but he gets way too tanky in the later game and also starts to do more damage as he scales AD off of his max health.”
[10.1] Top Low Elo Stomper by mightydylan101 | Teemo Player
Objective focus says “Hide behind minions. Note his true health, don't be blinded by his shield”
just000jay says “I always lose lane against him unless he's really bad.”
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ryzetrox says “Does insane damage and is super tanky. can match your roams and is super easy to gank for.”
The Apex Dealsman says “not much kench can do after his gutting keep poking him through wave and engage when he is low”
The Ocean Man Cometh - Top lane Pyke by The Apex Dealsman | Pyke Player
Kalrex says “Can be pretty annoying to fight early due to his cc and how tanky he is. Focus on farming and ask for a gank or two after level 6. You should snowball and make him redundant after that.”
How to KS and Dominate with Urgot (9.23) by Kalrex | Urgot Player
Nightblue33 says “Avoid trading pre 6. Once you are 6, you have a little bit of kill pressure. ”
Renekton Runes Best Way To Win and Carry Ur Lane by Nightblue33 | Renekton Player
TryndamereBawt says “He beats you everywhere just farm in lane and try and split make sure to stay a distance from him he will eat you and destroy you ”
TryndamereBawts attempt at a tryndamere guide by TryndamereBawt | Tryndamere Player
Hamstertamer says “Borderline unplayable early game. TK makes melees cry, outtrades them, zones them, and eats them. But then, they just picked TK toplane, so it's kind of a "win lane lose game" pick. Tough it up, only thing he can do is be annoying, he can't kill you unless you mess up hard. Short trades are good so take them, just walk away immediately and disengage with W if needed so he'll never stack his passive. An early MR item is a must.”
The meme lord - with detailed matchups by Hamstertamer | Nasus Player
Atlascrower says “Tahm Kench is tough, but his W makes nothing against you, you still have your Orange. Anyway, dont underrestimate his Damage.”
Oh Captain my Captain! by Atlascrower | Gangplank Player
AsomeSonic says “this thing was a monster pre first mr item some time ago, not sure anymore tho”
Poppy, Keeper of the Hammer by AsomeSonic | Poppy Player
Hugys says “Tahm can be quite the problem to deal with due to his passive. "An Acquired Taste" which after hitting a target and stacking up to 3 times, will allow him to swallow you. You have to understand that he can also gain additional effects from these 3 stacks with his other abilities. Allowing him to stun and kite you down with very little effort. I personally recommend building PTA allowing you to deal with his tank side and also the ability to out kite him with ghost. He becomes a real threat late in the game due to his tank-on-hit nature with wit's end. Remember he is full AP do not build armor against him, that would be a mistake, since all of his abilities deal %health as AP. You can take other runes, but you really should take it into consideration of whether you want to shut him out of the early and mid game, or deal with him never an hope your team can take him out. Use minions to block his tongue lash, never stay near him when he paths towards you, back off because he will win these trades if you let him touch you.”
Teemo from a silver perspective by Hugys | Teemo Player
deathbat117 says “He does not give a damn about your damage, you will be raped anyway. You must have grasp.”
Bruiser Shen Build (Clepto, Grasp, PTA) by deathbat117 | Shen Player
GameGenial says “É quebrado esse champ, quita! -3pdl > -20pdl”
Poppu says “Tahm is a good tank but usually tends to build HP items. If you build Merc Treads and Sunfire, you can sustain a bit more if you're not hit with his abilities. Good suggestion is to try to out trade him with procs of Grasp and Q, E him whenever you get the chance to pin him, and save W to retreat.”
[Patch 9.19] In-Depth Guide For Poppy Top! by Poppu | Poppy Player
Vodka4Gaben says “Incredibly broken, don't try to fight him without ALL you abilties, his shield is very powerful and blocks alot of your 5 stack/bleed. Try to engage once you've poked him for a bit.”
Darius S9 - The Noxian Conqueror by Vodka4Gaben | Darius Player
Petethebossch says “Never fight him. He can 100-0 you if you are not ready with his w. Get help from the jungle to make him useless. Once he can't 1v1 you he is just a a support. Wait until triforce if you don't get jungle help. Don't go for cs he is near unless under tower. Watch his shield as well.”
9.17 Split-push Nasus by Petethebossch | Nasus Player
Magrin Goixtoso says “Essa mechup é muito favoravel ao Renekton, pois, ele tomou um buff de quebrar escudos com o W então Tahm não terá sua segunda vida.”
Renekton o rei do top by Magrin Goixtoso | Renekton Player
homxr says “This champ is rarely taken top, but when he is, is one of the most oppressive and annoying champions. His slows and stun make him very sticky. Be very careful. Trade when you can hide behind minions. Rush Black Cleaver.”
Protector Keppo says “His E shield can counter the healing of your passive.His Q slow and W can mesh around with your Qs a lot.”
Aatrox Mid/Top Guide by Protector Keppo | Aatrox Player
messketchup says “He can survive your all in with a decent amount of health and shield your R and his all in is also pretty strong.”
Sythreos says “tanks are very hard to be dealt with, tahm has his healing ability and you will run out of mana if you will try to poke him”
Bruiser pantheon by Sythreos | Pantheon Player
EvilOranges says “HELP... D-Shield. Currently is broken, does a surprising amount of damage. Respect him, keep your distance, and don't let him proc his passive. Sets up ganks really easily. If you are confident take Conqueror, if not Summon Aery or possibly Klepto to keep up with him late game.”
Devitt45 says “Try to farm until you get Black Cleaver, and try to dodge his Q ( the one where he sends his tongue out far) and W as you get hit a third time so you take less damage from his eat and/or stunned from his Q.”
Crit Master Garen Carry Guide by Devitt45 | Garen Player
TheWils says “Tahm can go even both ways, dont play it cocky when fighting tahm, try to poke instead of getting up to him.”
Early Game Dominance Darius by TheWils | Darius Player
zuiop21 says “Too much CC and %HP DMG. Try to avoid fighting him at all.”
[9.14 Kled Guide] The Grievous Wound Boi by zuiop21 | Kled Player
hahadead7777 says “Tahm is easy to underestimate. You will have to balance poking with kiting but if you lose early you cannot engage him alone. Stay behind minions when possible to avoid his Q”
Gnarly Off Meta by hahadead7777 | Gnar Player
AmnesiaT says “Tahm got some serious nerfs in the latest patch so he's not that big of a threat righ now, but dont underestimate him. ”
Solink says “Juggernaut which can't really be taken down. You can't really kill him but he can. Try not to get eaten or hit by the third auto. Just farm and wait until splitpush and teamfights.”
TRYNDAMERE 9.14 HIGH CDR SPIN by Solink | Tryndamere Player
Fnaf4powers says “Tahm Kench is a character who has an absurd damage on Teemo so if you want to ban him”
Teemo AD/AP and Nuclear by Fnaf4powers | Teemo Player
BrvndonLmao says “I believe Tahm Kench to be a bit of a problem for Riven, basically you have to go for very small trades and play lane passive, you wont really win all in's that often, ask for jungle help in lane. He's a very big threat due to his shield and sustain in fighting and in lane.”
The Riven Guide We ALL Need by BrvndonLmao | Riven Player
Tior123 says “Be careful from level 1-5 and you’ll beat him at level 6”
Volibear Top: The Low Elo Chomper by Tior123 | Volibear Player
LighterDay says “Tahm thrives a lot in solo fights. His abilities can keep Mordekaiser at bay since they have some form of CC to them. Tahm's tankiness also makes it impossible even do damage since his shield scales with any champion damage he takes, so soloing him will only make his shield grow.”
[Patch 9.12] How To- Mordekaiser Top (Reworked Edition) by LighterDay | Mordekaiser Player
ImpossibleLogic says “I don't understand how this thing works. Tahm has a global ultimate so he can easily appear behind. While slow, he easily does the same to you and has greater poking range. He is pretty much unstoppable as he can slow, stunt, and pull you away from turret or from your kit.”
The Only Aatrox Guide You Will Ever Need by ImpossibleLogic | Aatrox Player
Luki7776 says “Pretty dangerous since he is one of the best toplaner right now. He kills you easily, you can 1v1 him if you have The Black Cleaver.”
[9.12] AATROX TOP GUIDE by Luki7776 | Aatrox Player
One Punch Moth says “If he gets guinsoos before you gg.”
UNBENCH THE KENCH by One Punch Moth | Tahm Kench Player
Horganic says “Do not fight him you cant kill him wait for mid game team fights.”
Gp guide Not for pussies by Horganic | Gangplank Player
FunkySoul says “As of 9.9, this IS HORRIBLE! The matchup is one of Tryndamere's worst, and should definitely be approached with caution and care.”
[9.11] FunkySoul's Guide to Tryndamere (Top & Jg) by FunkySoul | Tryndamere Player
Brentard says “You'll have to fight this guy in 2 stages; 1 to get his health low, then again to actually kill him due to his shielding mechanic. try not to go toe to toe his autos do more damage, and then its difficult to run away. Q his Q and W when he is going to eat you/stun. ”
Speedy Von Garen (Carry build) by Brentard | Garen Player
DrMoneybags says “Kench is a lot like Darius, he will always win extended trades. Just take short trades and prevent him from getting his stacks onto you. He has a lot of %HP damage, which easily counters kled's passive. Taking conqueror in this matchup will help against his tankiness and in extended trades. Bait out his W shield before using most of your damage. Walk around your minions to avoid his Q. Ping MIAs to keep him from roaming, and ask for jungler help early on.”
Arcthunder says “Kench is very dangerous if you don't tread carefully. Two-Coats will look for a Devour on you if he lands his Q, and his long trades are unrivaled. Whittle him down instead until you can all in.”
Kennen The Great says “He is Strong Tank, Better Ban Him!”
Don't Mess With Kennen by Kennen The Great | Kennen Player
Qubert64 says “Don't fight him head on. Poke him down repeatedly and stay behind minions. Use your q's increased auto range. Might want klepto if you are confident you wont slip up. DO NOT TRADE LEVEL 1. HE WILL KILL YOU.”
Shen 9.10 S9 (Chapters Coming Soon) by Qubert64 | Shen Player
TheNinjaRoid says “Can't kill him in most cases, but as long as you can farm, you will be fine. You outscale him. Ask for ganks if you want to maybe kill him.”
Ultimate Nasus Guide from a Nasus OTP - Patch 9.9 by TheNinjaRoid | Nasus Player
GalathBoiz says “He out-traded everyone, dont try to all in him, poke him whenever possible, ask for gank”
Sink 'em all _ Top lane Pyke Guide by GalathBoiz | Pyke Player
SynergyXO says “rare top, no comments, i dodge this match up.”
Masters Experience, Tryndamere Build Guide + Top Lane match by SynergyXO | Tryndamere Player
E61K says “Start Doran's Blade and go for Conqueror. Believe it or not but this fat catfish counters you. Generally you won't lane against him but if you do keep in mind that Top Kench has one of the strongest laning Phases out of all champions. His post level 3 all-in is more powerful than yours so respect it. At 6 it isn't won either since he effectively has 2 health bars and Darius hates a lot of health. If he snowballs on you you're gonna get destroyed in lane. In this lane you either just accept the fact that you can't fight him early and farm until you have your core or you dodge his Q's by side-stepping them or fighting in your minion wave. Tahm might be a beast in lane but he scales like garbage and he has no real waveclear. He can also save teammates from your R if he is quick enough. This is one of the very few matchups where I would think about building BORK at some point. Luckily for you almost nobody plays Tahm Top because, aside from a few very good matchups for him, it's troll.”
SwiftOblivion says “Strengths: High base damage early, Great Sustain. Inherently tanky. Instant CC on devour, Grey Health + Shield. Weaknesses: Out-scaled, Utility ultimate, Low mobility. He is a matchup that is designed to beat you in lane. You will have a very difficult time winning any extended trades against him early because of his passive and grey health. You do not want to be in a position where he can get multiple passive stacks on you. Never let him get you to 3 passive stacks unless you are committed to an All-in. There is no point in trying to riposte his Devour once you are at full passive stacks because it is extremely difficult to do so. It would be more beneficial to Riposte one of his auto attacks when you are at 1 or 0 stacks so that the attack speed slow makes it that much more difficult for him to stack his passive in the first place. Primarily Q poke for vitals and focus on farming early so once you hit your one to two item power-spike you can split-push against him easily.”
(9.5) Talent, Honor, and Discipline! Swift's Fiora Guide by SwiftOblivion | Fiora Player
Trynda XD says “Just dodge the game.”
Ghodye says “Tahm Kench can outplay you easily, you need to be aware of his passive. ”
[8.24] Irelia Top - Ionian's Pride by Ghodye | Irelia Player
Zachlikespizza says “You can continue to kite him and will almost never need to get up in his face. Keep kiting, avoid early cheese, and the lane should be yours.”
The Fallen Glory, Aatrox by Zachlikespizza | Aatrox Player
Mouadyam says “surprisingly annoying matchup, especially early on, avoid him until you have your R and, for the love of god, dont ult him while he has his shield on (did it too many times). careful when he has full stacks on you as his W base damage is fairly high.”
Demon Lord AC0 says “As a Tahm Kench main, I know this guy very well... You can Windwall his Q, and though it has a very low CD, It's best to do so once he gets 3 stacks, since you'll block a stun... He will probably eat you after that too. You'd better not trade against him until mid-game. Best chance is to rush BORK, Merc Treads and start Doran's Blade. ”
Damiandad1 says “Stay on minions and poke him with passive or Q. His Q deal so much dmg.”
Poppy's things on preseason S8 TOP/JG by Damiandad1 | Poppy Player
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Guia para as Riven Br by Coelinha | Riven Player
Ashnard says “Tahm Kench isn't played top very often, but is actually a pretty hard matchup for aatrox due to his very high base armor (47 at level 1) and durability from e. ”
[8.23] Aatrox lane matchup guide by Ashnard | Aatrox Player
STO Dew says “He will eat you when you have ulted and when he spits you out you won't have ULT anymore. My advice: PLAY SAFE!”
Tryndamere TOP | The Hard Carry by STO Dew | Tryndamere Player
JefferXpr3ss says “Currently Testing...”
JefferXpr3ss's Guide to Ornn Top by JefferXpr3ss | Ornn Player
JovexMasina says “He have slow if u go q he slow you and get movemeent speed and he can all in you so be carefull”
Darius Guide 8.23(dark harvest meta) by JovexMasina | Darius Player
TrashIreliaxd says “Unsually, yes. Tahm is a very hard matchup and i recommend farming a lot. Don't use level 1 Cheese cause it will backfire and Teleport is better in this matchup.”
Irelia in Pre-season 9 by TrashIreliaxd | Irelia Player
Thoir says “Tahm Kench bullies Irelia a lot. The only thing you can do is wait for an ally teammate gank.”
IN PROGRESS by Thoir | Irelia Player

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Glasletter says “Tahm is not a threat in the top lane, but as a support it's extremely annoying to have him eat the carry you were trying to burst, and even a Youmuu's active can barely keep up.”
SELORONIOS says “A good Tahm Kench sup will make it so hard for you to kill his adc. Sometimes it's better to focus on him instead of adc if you can't kill the adc fast enough. But he's not as threatful as lulu or Zilean”
⚔️"Help is not coming... "⚔️ by SELORONIOS | Nocturne Player
Aas112mm says “When you are a assasin but Armor and MR said NO.”
Ap Malphite Jungle Guide by Aas112mm | Malphite Player
vxryrvre says “Tahm's E is up every 3 seconds, making him effectively have double the HP that he appears to have, unless you build BOtRK you're dead.”
MONSTER Skarner Jungle by vxryrvre | Skarner Player
xxJopexx says “OOF, please dont do anything stupid, you will lose if you go in”
Super Rengar guide! by xxJopexx | Rengar Player
AsarWeth says “Don`t even try killing him, and he will probably save the carry from your ultimate, almost impossible matchup.”
Nocturne ⚫ The key to Darrknessss『Jg & Lane』 by AsarWeth | Nocturne Player
smutnycarak says “Really tanky and can rescue enemy ADC in every moment when you engage.”
Speed Beast - Speed Blitzcrank Guide by smutnycarak | Blitzcrank Player
SenorRopa says “Neckbeards that no-life this game have an edge on you, not only are they going to dawn their coolest skins bought from Mommy's wallet, they will also try to say dumb s*** in chat like "ggez" if you lose. My advice is to rub one out at the tilt you might feel and freakin play more league.”
Nairyk says “He is next to fiora one of the biggest Threats, on the plus side, you ult can swallow him when he is taken below the 25% marker even though he has a shield popped. He outdamages you and is hard to kill alone..”
URGOD - carry yourself from zero to hero by Nairyk | Urgot Player
MrBoronALT says “Not only is Tahm basically impossible to kill he also makes any nearby ally impossible to kill. Recipe for disaster. Avoid picking into him, but if you have no choice, kill his teammates when he's not nearby. He has to be right next to his ally in order to save them. If you gank his lane you probably just have to focus him instead of his carry.”
Nocturn JG by MrBoronALT | Nocturne Player
Sarutobi says “Much like Skarner he will CC you and bring you to his team or bring his team to you. Don't get baited! ”
[9.10] The Ultimate Samurai by Sarutobi | Master Yi Player
Deltix31 says “Peut faire éviter votre ulti et votre Q à un de ses alliés. Tips : Soyez attentif aux moments où son sort est en récupération.”
[FR] 700k Points Vi Diamond Guide by Deltix31 | Vi Player
AquaticCurse says “His shield is annoying.”
Khazix Guide by AquaticCurse | Kha'Zix Player
Moccamasterpro says “When he eats you, you can't burst down his adc. Bad matchup for you. ”
Full damage nocturne jungle/ my best build season 9 by Moccamasterpro | Nocturne Player
Predium says “Watch out for Tahm Kench, you might not want to ace him, you know, tanky, VERY tanky.”
[9.3] Ultimate Pyke! [SUPPORT/JUNGLER] by Predium | Pyke Player
Iced IMP says “Easy. Just don't get eaten. Pretty easy to invade.”
Dynamic Duo of Death 9.2 by Iced IMP | Kindred Player

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