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!
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.
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.
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.
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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