Once you have chosen an angle for The Culling, you cannot change it. Pick your moment well!
For optimal burst, try to combine Relentless Pursuit into Piercing Light.
Because of Lightslinger, Lucian benefits more from Attack Damage than he does from Attack Speed.
Ardent Blaze actually explodes in a star pattern. Try to line it up so the spokes hit enemy champions.
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!
The stats provided here show several vital Lucian vs. Tahm Kench matchup stats that may help you appreciate the distinctions between the pair. Lucian’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Tahm Kench’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Lucian may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Tahm Kench..
Lucian often has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Tahm Kench. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is not able to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Lucian usually fairs equally well when facing off against Tahm Kench, with a 50.4% win rate. As a result, Lucian makes an ok counter to Tahm Kench.
While Lucian does have a higher winrate than Tahm Kench, when facing one another, Lucian also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more difficult champion to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Lucian into Tahm Kench.
Furthermore, Lucian also has only a small amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Tahm Kench. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Lucian vs Tahm Kench matchups, Lucian is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.
Lucian is a decent counter for Tahm Kench. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Lucian against Tahm Kench.
If you would like to truly master Lucian in order to counter Tahm Kench during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Lucian usually racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Tahm Kench. Champs who typically don't take much CS often don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The most important items to use in your Lucian versus Tahm Kench build consist of Galeforce, Infinity Edge, and The Collector. When Lucian combined at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs Tahm Kench than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Lucian had an average winrate of 50.4% when playing against Tahm Kench with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest chance of defeating Tahm Kench as Lucian, you should use the Press the Attack, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Lucian vs Tahm Kench fights, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 50.4% winrate overall.
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