How to Synergize Graves with Tahm Kench on the Same Team Graves is in the b tier of champions

Graves with Tahm Kench

How to Win With Graves and Tahm Kench Paired Together Tahm Kench is in the s tier of champions
Marksman
Support Tank

How to Synergize Graves and Tahm Kench

based on 2,009 Graves with Tahm Kench pairs
Win Rate
51.3 %
K/D/A
2.6
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

We download the stats from from millions of LoL matches directly from Riot Games each week. Graves has fought alongside Tahm Kench in 2009 recent, competitive games. By pooling so much great data from the creators of League of Legends, we are confident that we can give you robust, usable builds to help Graves play with Tahm Kench. It is relatively rare for Graves to play alongside Tahm Kench on the same team. This pairing has only occurred in about 2.4% of rounds with Graves.

Graves Tahm Kench Synergy Summary

Graves does a decent job of teaming up with Tahm Kench. Normally, he wins an acceptable 51.3% of matches the champs try and work together in. If you want to maximize your potential as Graves when playing with Tahm Kench by learning how to better synergize your tactics with him, then dig into the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Graves Tahm Kench Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsSerrated Dirk

Core Graves Items

~22 Mins
EclipseThe CollectorSerylda's Grudge

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusInfinity EdgeLord Dominik's RegardsBlack Cleaver

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Domination Dark Harvest Sudden ImpactEyeball CollectionTreasure Hunter
Precision TriumphLegend: Alacrity
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Graves's passive ability p
Graves q ability q
Graves w ability w
Graves e ability e
Graves's ultimate ability r
1
E
2
Q
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
12
E
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E
14
W
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W
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R

Guide to Synergizing Graves and Tahm Kench

Tips for Playing as Graves with Tahm Kench

Using Quickdraw to get into range and delivering a point blank Buckshot can do lots of damage.

Smoke Screen can be used both to escape and to set up a kill.

Advice to Understand How Tahm Kench Will Play

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!

Graves Tahm Kench Synergy Stats

Graves Image
Win Rate
51.3 %
VS
Win Rate
48.7 %
Tahm Kench Image
7.4
< Kills >
6.9
5.5
< Deaths >
5.8
6.9
< Assists >
6.6
1.67
< Killing Sprees >
1.55
77
< Minions Killed >
86
1.42
< Dragons Killed >
1.24
0.53
< Inhibitors >
0.51
18,984
< Physical Damage >
18,243
848
< Magic Damage >
873
1,428
< True Damage >
1,379
21,261
< Damage Dealt >
20,496
26,097
< Damage Taken >
25,945
12,938
< Gold Earned >
12,703
2.23
< Towers >
2.1
0.35
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
6,542
< Total Healing >
6,045
14,215
< Experience >
14,207
30
< Vision Score >
29
9
< Wards Placed >
9
421
< Time Dealing CC >
400

How to Play with Tahm Kench as Graves in LoL

The Graves Tahm Kench synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Tahm Kench, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Graves sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Tahm Kench. His KDA went down from NaN to NaN. This negative change shows that Tahm Kench helps Graves perform worse in ranked League of Legends games. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is only marginal.

When Graves tries to synergize with Tahm Kench, he gets a little increase in his full damage output. This change could demonstrate that Tahm Kench helps provide cover for him to dish out more damage or that his allyship also helps increase the game's duration. Similarly, when Graves is played alongside Tahm Kench on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays without Tahm Kench. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing with Tahm Kench.

Moreover, when Graves plays with Tahm Kench on the same team, he typically receives a little more damage than when he plays alone. Receiving more damage could indicate that Tahm Kench does a poor job of protecting Graves during team fights.

Synergies between Graves and Tahm Kench

Damage Types Compared

Graves with Tahm Kench
Graves
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Graves
Tahm Kench
Synergy

Is Graves better when played alongside Tahm Kench?

There is no top ally for Graves that will 100% of the time be his best teammate. However, overall, Tahm Kench is a decent teammate for Graves. By being on the same side as Graves, he increases their win rate by 2.6% to 51.3%. This demonstrates that there is a somewhat important bond between Graves and Tahm Kench that allows them to perform better together than without each other.

Tahm Kench has a greater difficulty than Graves. That means you must be very careful when enlisting Tahm Kench comrades to fight alongside, as they will need a greater level of skill to be able to play well with you.

Working on the same side, you should witness an overall large increase in your team’s capability to tank a lot of damage. When paired, these two might be able to provide enough cover for their team's carries.

Conversely, by aligning Graves and Tahm Kench together, you probably will not be granting your other teammates enough crowd control. Plan to bring other champions on your team that fills this hole in their potential.

Regardless of your Tahm Kench ally's skill level, you should focus on increasing your income, outlasting your enemies, and clearing objectives. If you follow these simple suggestions, you will do well, regardless.

Additional Information for Graves Players

How We Calculated Our Graves Tahm Kench Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Graves and Tahm Kench, we analyzed 2,009 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Graves with Tahm Kench comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

If you would like to truly master Graves to synergize with Tahm Kench during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League matches, you should keep reading to gather some more tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you mind the build and stats presented here, you will grow your win rate by a lot.

The ideal items to focus on in your Graves and Tahm Kench synergy build consist of Eclipse, The Collector, and Serylda's Grudge. When Graves incorporated at least these three great items in his build, he did much better as an ally of Tahm Kench than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Graves boasted an average win rate of 51.3% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Tahm Kench with this build.

To have the highest probability of vanquishing your oponents, Graves players should use the Dark Harvest, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Triumph, and Legend: Alacrity runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players picked for this champion pairing, this composite of runes resulted in the top win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 51.3% winrate overall.

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