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

Tahm Kench vs Ahri

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

based on 955 Tahm Kench vs Ahri matchups
Win Rate
50.2 %
K/D/A
2.39
Pick Rate
3.9 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of recently ranked LoL rounds each week. Within our database, Tahm Kench faced off against Ahri 955 times. Using so many games with Tahm Kench vs Ahri gives us confidence in our ability to produce enlightening data and a recommended build to wreck Ahri. This particular counter matchup is relatively rare. Tahm Kench is forced to battle against Ahri in only 3.9% of his games.

Tahm Kench vs Ahri Matchup Summary

Tahm Kench has done a average job of beating Ahri. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.2% of matches the champs face off with each other in. In Tahm Kench against Ahri games, Tahm Kench’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Ahri.

Best Tahm Kench vs Ahri Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's ShieldHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalBami's Cinder

Core Tahm Kench Items

~22 Mins
Frostfire GauntletThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Force of NatureSpirit VisageFrozen Heart

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Grasp of the Undying Shield BashSecond WindUnflinching
Precision TriumphLegend: Alacrity
AttackSpeed Armor HealthScaling
Tahm Kench's passive ability p
Tahm Kench q ability q
Tahm Kench w ability w
Tahm Kench e ability e
Tahm Kench's ultimate ability r
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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Q
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W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Ahri as Tahm Kench

Tips for Playing as Tahm Kench against Ahri

Consider carefully when to use Thick Skin's active. Sometimes shielding early to avoid further damage is good, but sometimes the healing is more beneficial.

Your most important function as a support is to keep fragile allies safe. Keep Devour's range and cooldown in mind and position accordingly!

Advice to Win Against Ahri

Stay behind minions to make Charm difficult to land, this will reduce Ahri's damage potential significantly.

Ahri's survivability is dramatically reduced when her Ultimate, Spirit Rush, is down.

Tahm Kench vs Ahri Counter Stats

Tahm Kench Image
Win Rate
50.2 %
VS
Win Rate
49.8 %
Ahri Image
4.2
< Kills >
5.6
5.4
< Deaths >
5.4
8.7
< Assists >
8.2
0.96
< Killing Sprees >
1.3
113
< Minions Killed >
150
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.05
0.45
< Inhibitors >
0.47
2,506
< Physical Damage >
1,489
12,748
< Magic Damage >
14,112
614
< True Damage >
5,285
15,869
< Damage Dealt >
20,886
31,412
< Damage Taken >
19,877
9,823
< Gold Earned >
10,633
1.87
< Towers >
1.91
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
8,668
< Total Healing >
4,265
12,661
< Experience >
13,315
23
< Vision Score >
20
11
< Wards Placed >
9
589
< Time Dealing CC >
74

How to Counter Ahri with Tahm Kench in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page clarify several vital Tahm Kench against Ahri matchup stats that may help you understand the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Tahm Kench’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Ahri’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Tahm Kench may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Ahri..

Tahm Kench often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his enemy does. Typically, he takes more damage than Ahri. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Tahm Kench and Ahri

Damage Types Compared

Tahm Kench
Ahri
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Tahm Kench
Ahri

Who is Better, Tahm Kench or Ahri?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Tahm Kench usually fairs equally well when taking on Ahri, with a 50.2% win rate. Therefore, Tahm Kench makes an ok counter for Ahri.

While Tahm Kench does have a higher win rate than Ahri, when facing one another, Tahm Kench also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more time consuming character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Tahm Kench into Ahri.

Furthermore, Tahm Kench has a good amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Ahri. This often 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 Tahm Kench vs Ahri matchups, Tahm Kench is the better champ with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Tahm Kench is a decent counter to Ahri. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Tahm Kench against Ahri.

Additional Information for Tahm Kench Players

How We Calculated Our Tahm Kench vs Ahri Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Ahri as Tahm Kench, we analyzed 955 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 Ahri as Tahm Kench 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

If you would like to truly master Tahm Kench in order to counter Ahri 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 pay attention to the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Tahm Kench on average racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Ahri. Champs who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.

The most important items to use in your Tahm Kench versus Ahri build include Frostfire Gauntlet, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Tahm Kench incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he performed a lot better vs. Ahri than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Tahm Kench boasted an average winrate of 50.2% battling Ahri with this build.

To have the highest chance of defeating Ahri as Tahm Kench, Tahm Kench players should use the Grasp of the Undying, Shield Bash, Second Wind, Unflinching, Triumph, and Legend: Alacrity runes from the Resolve and Precision rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Tahm Kench vs Ahri face-offs, this order of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 50.2% winrate overall.

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