How to Win Ahri vs Tahm Kench Counter Matchup Ahri is in the b tier of champions

Ahri vs Tahm Kench

How to Beat Tahm Kench as Ahri in LoL Tahm Kench is in the a tier of champions
Mage Assassin
Support Tank

How to Beat Tahm Kench as Ahri

based on 1,559 Ahri vs Tahm Kench matchups
Win Rate
45.7 %
K/D/A
2.45
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of recently rated League matches that we get from Riot Games every week. Our guide on how to beat Tahm Kench as Ahri resulted from an analysis of 1559 ranked matches where both champions clashed against each other. This particular counter pairing is somewhat rare. Ahri has to counter Tahm Kench in only 1.8% of her games.

Ahri vs Tahm Kench Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Ahri does a terrible job of countering Tahm Kench. On average, she wins a lowly 45.7% of matches the champs fight one another in. In Ahri vs Tahm Kench games, Ahri’s team is 0.0% more likely to get first blood. This implies that she probably will get first blood against Tahm Kench.

Best Ahri vs Tahm Kench Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's RingHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsLost Chapter

Core Ahri Items

~22 Mins
Luden's TempestRabadon's DeathcapShadowflame

Optional Items

Void StaffZhonya's HourglassMorellonomiconHorizon Focus

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Ahri to level up q
>
Second ability for Ahri to level up w
>
Last skill for Ahri to max out e

Runes

Domination Electrocute Taste of BloodEyeball CollectionUltimate Hunter
Inspiration Biscuit DeliveryTime Warp Tonic
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
Ahri's passive ability p
Ahri q ability q
Ahri w ability w
Ahri e ability e
Ahri's ultimate ability r
1
W
2
Q
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Tahm Kench as Ahri

Tips for Playing as Ahri against Tahm Kench

Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.

Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.

Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.

Advice to Win Against Tahm Kench

Watch out for Kench's Abyssal Dive - you can cancel it's channel with immobilizing crowd control effects.

When you see Tahm Kench use the shield from Thick Skin, remember that he just opted out of a good deal of healing. He will also not accumulate new gray health until Thick Skin comes off cooldown. Use this to your advantage!

Ahri vs Tahm Kench Counter Stats

Ahri Image
Win Rate
45.7 %
VS
Win Rate
54.3 %
Tahm Kench Image
5.4
< Kills >
4.2
5.3
< Deaths >
5
7.6
< Assists >
8.9
1.26
< Killing Sprees >
0.95
152
< Minions Killed >
115
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.49
1,514
< Physical Damage >
2,477
13,794
< Magic Damage >
12,768
5,237
< True Damage >
616
20,545
< Damage Dealt >
15,862
19,777
< Damage Taken >
31,438
10,610
< Gold Earned >
9,890
1.82
< Towers >
1.99
0.02
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
4,239
< Total Healing >
8,858
13,301
< Experience >
12,722
20
< Vision Score >
23
9
< Wards Placed >
11
73
< Time Dealing CC >
603

How to Counter Tahm Kench with Ahri in LoL

The stats provided here clarify some important Ahri vs. Tahm Kench matchup stats that may help you explain the differences and similarities between this pair of champions. Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Tahm Kench’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Tahm Kench..

Ahri normally has a slightly larger longest killing spree than her opponent does. On average, she receives less damage than Tahm Kench. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Ahri and Tahm Kench

Damage Types Compared

Ahri
Tahm Kench
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Ahri
Tahm Kench

Who is Better, Ahri or Tahm Kench?

Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Ahri usually loses when taking on Tahm Kench, with a 45.7% win rate. As a result, Ahri makes a bad counter to Tahm Kench.

While Ahri does have a much lower winrate than Tahm Kench, when facing one another, Ahri also has a greater difficulty level that makes her a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Ahri into Tahm Kench.

Furthermore, Ahri has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Tahm Kench. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Tahm Kench matchups, Tahm Kench is the better champ with a much lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Ahri is a bad counter to Tahm Kench. You will do well by focussing your tactics on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Ahri against Tahm Kench.

Additional Information for Ahri Players

How We Calculated Our Ahri vs Tahm Kench Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Tahm Kench as Ahri, we analyzed 1,559 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Tahm Kench as Ahri comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To truly master Ahri in order to counter Tahm Kench during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Ahri often gets a similar amount of CS compared to Tahm Kench. Champions who on average don't earn much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most important items to prioritize in your Ahri versus Tahm Kench build include Luden's Tempest, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Ahri used at least these three items in her build, she performed much better vs Tahm Kench than with most other common builds. In fact, Ahri had an average win rate of 45.7% battling Tahm Kench with this build.

To have the highest probability of annihilating Tahm Kench as Ahri, Ahri players should take the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Biscuit Delivery, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Ahri vs Tahm Kench fights, this set of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 45.7% win rate overall.

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