How to Synergize Skarner with Tahm Kench on the Same Team Skarner is in the s tier of champions

Skarner with Tahm Kench

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

How to Synergize Skarner and Tahm Kench

based on 189 Skarner with Tahm Kench pairs
Win Rate
41.3 %
K/D/A
2.52
Pick Rate
2.1 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers download the stats from from millions of League rounds straight from Riot Games each and every week. Skarner has gone into battle with Tahm Kench in 189 recently played, competitive games. By accumulating so much great data from the developers of LoL, we have complete confidence that we can produce high-quality, usable builds to help Skarner play with Tahm Kench. It is relatively rare for Skarner to play alongside Tahm Kench as allies. This pairing has only taken place in approximately 2.1% of games with Skarner.

Skarner Tahm Kench Synergy Summary

Unfortunately, Skarner has done a awful job of playing alongside Tahm Kench. On average, he wins a lowly 41.3% of rounds the champions try and synergize their gameplay. If you want to play better as Skarner when playing with Tahm Kench by learning how to better synergize your gameplay with him, then check out the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Skarner Tahm Kench Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Cloth ArmorBami's Cinder

Core Skarner Items

~22 Mins
Sunfire AegisDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Optional Items

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityCoup de Grace
Inspiration Magical FootwearApproach Velocity
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Skarner's passive ability p
Skarner q ability q
Skarner w ability w
Skarner e ability e
Skarner's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
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 Synergizing Skarner and Tahm Kench

Tips for Playing as Skarner with Tahm Kench

Capturing Crystal Spires before attempting neutral objectives or team fights around them improves Skarner's performance in said fights dramatically.

Basic attacks reduce the cooldown of Crystal Slash. Use them as often as possible for maximum damage.

Impale is extremely powerful when you use it to position an enemy so your allies can attack them.

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!

Skarner Tahm Kench Synergy Stats

Skarner Image
Win Rate
41.3 %
VS
Win Rate
58.7 %
Tahm Kench Image
4.3
< Kills >
4.3
5.2
< Deaths >
5.3
8.8
< Assists >
9.9
0.96
< Killing Sprees >
0.99
38
< Minions Killed >
45
1.38
< Dragons Killed >
1.37
0.41
< Inhibitors >
0.42
6,574
< Physical Damage >
6,952
3,995
< Magic Damage >
4,553
1,149
< True Damage >
1,236
11,719
< Damage Dealt >
12,742
26,074
< Damage Taken >
27,608
10,202
< Gold Earned >
10,596
1.23
< Towers >
1.49
0.33
< Baron Takedowns >
0.29
5,912
< Total Healing >
6,033
12,323
< Experience >
13,184
21
< Vision Score >
22
7
< Wards Placed >
7
659
< Time Dealing CC >
689

How to Play with Tahm Kench as Skarner in LoL

The Skarner 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, Skarner sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Tahm Kench. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This negative change shows that Tahm Kench helps Skarner perform not as well in ranked LoL games. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is not very impactful.

When Skarner tries to synergize with Tahm Kench, he sees a moderate decrease in his total damage output. This change may signal that Tahm Kench does not provide protection for him to deal more damage or that his presence on the team also helps increase the match's duration. Similarly, when Skarner is played alongside Tahm Kench on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays alone. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing with Tahm Kench.

Additionally, when Skarner plays with Tahm Kench on the same side, he on average receives less damage than when he plays alone. Getting dealt not as much damage could indicate that Tahm Kench does a decent job of protecting Skarner during teamfights.

Synergies between Skarner and Tahm Kench

Damage Types Compared

Skarner with Tahm Kench
Skarner
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Skarner
Tahm Kench
Synergy

Is Skarner better when played alongside Tahm Kench?

There is no ideal companion for Skarner that will no matter what be his best teammate. Yet, Tahm Kench is a terrible ally for Skarner. By playing on the same side as Skarner, he drops their win rate by -9.3% to 41.3%. This shows that there is a very bad bond between Skarner and Tahm Kench that results in them performing worse together than without each other.

Tahm Kench has a lower difficulty than Skarner. That means Skarner players don't need to be careful when arranging Tahm Kench allies to go into battle on the same side as, as they will need a lower level of skill to be able to work well with you.

Fighting cooperatively, you should expect to see an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to tank a lot of damage. When paired, these champions will be able to tank for the rest of their team.

Although, by aligning Skarner and Tahm Kench together, you will not be granting your team a great deal of sustained damage output. Make sure to include other champs on your team that offsets this disparity in their playstyle.

Regardless of the ability of your Tahm Kench ally, you should focus on increasing your income, warding to avoid ambushes, and taking down objectives. If you follow these simple suggestions, you will do well, regardless.

Additional Information for Skarner Players

How We Calculated Our Skarner Tahm Kench Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Skarner and Tahm Kench, we analyzed 189 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 Skarner 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 learn all of the intricacies of Skarner to synergize with Tahm Kench during both the early game and mid / late game phases of LoL games, you should continue reading to gather additional lessons on this champion pairing. If you listen to the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot.

The top finished items to prioritize in your Skarner and Tahm Kench synergy build consist of Sunfire Aegis, Dead Man's Plate, and Force of Nature. When Skarner included at least these three finished items in his build, he did a lot better when paired up with Tahm Kench than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Skarner boasted an average win rate of 41.3% helping carry Tahm Kench with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating your oponents, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Coup de Grace, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets players chose for this champion pairing, this combination of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 41.3% win rate overall.

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