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Tahm Kench is a champion in League of Legends.[1]

Abilities

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An Acquired Taste

An Acquired Taste.png

Innate: Tahm Kench's basic attacks On-hit icon.png on-hit and Tongue Lash Tongue Lash deal 8 − 60 (based on level) (+ 3% of his bonus health) bonus magic damage, and apply a stack of An Acquired Taste against enemy Champion icon.png champions lasting 5 seconds, which refreshes on subsequent hits and stacks up to 3 times. Stacks expire by 1 every 0.67 seconds.

Tongue Lash Tongue Lash and Devour Devour gain additional effects against enemies with 3 stacks, consuming them all.

Info
  • The passive bonus damage applies to turrets.

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Tongue Lash

Tongue Lash.png

Active: Tahm Kench lashes his tongue in the target direction that deals magic damage to the first enemy hit and Slow icon.png slows them by 50% for 2 seconds. If this hits an enemy Champion icon.png champion, Tahm Kench also Heal power icon.png heals himself.

Magic Damage:
80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 (+ 70% AP)
(+ 8 − 60 (based on level) (+ 3% bonus health)) (+ 8 − 60 (based on level) (+ 3% bonus health))
Heal:
10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 (+ 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5% of missing health)

An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste Bonus: The target is Stun icon.png stunned for 1.5 seconds. Devour Devour can be cast during Tongue Lash at no cost to pull the target to Tahm Kench before swallowing them.

Tahm Kench is Lockout icon 2.png unable to move, attack, or cast Abyssal Dive Abyssal Dive or Devour Devour on a different target while his tongue is in flight. Tongue Lash's range and travel speed can be increased by Tahm Kench's size.

Info
  • Tongue Lash's range and speed scale 1:1 alongside any size modifiers to Tahm Kench, but will not be reduced below their base values if his overall size modifier is smaller than 100%.
    • As the missile range and speed scale simultaneously, Tongue Lash will always take 0.33 seconds to reach its maximum range (no matter the cast range).
    • Because of this, increasing Tahm Kench's size with items such as Frostfire Gauntlet Frostfire Gauntlet, Gargoyle Stoneplate Gargoyle Stoneplate and/or Elixir of Iron Elixir of Iron allows him to hit targets at even the same distance more quickly and giving them less time to dodge.
  • Devour Devour can be 'queued' at any point during Tongue Lash (including the wind-up animation) and will not go on cooldown if Tahm Kench fails to hit a valid target with Tongue Lash.
  • All three An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste stacks will be consumed even if Tongue Lash's Stun icon.png stun is negated.
  • This ability will cast from wherever the caster is at the start of the cast time.
Type Cast time
Attacking Disabled
Abilities Disabled
Movement Disabled
Items Usable Shurelya's Battlesong Shurelya's Battlesong Turbo Chemtank Turbo Chemtank Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade Gargoyle Stoneplate Gargoyle Stoneplate Randuin's Omen Randuin's Omen
Disabled All the other item-actives are disabled
Interrupted by N/A
Consumables Usable
Spells Usable Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite
Disabled Flash Flash Teleport Teleport Recall Recall Hexflash Hexflash
Interrupted by N/A
Interrupted by
  • Death, unless protected by Revival icon.png Resurrection
  • Map-Specific Differences
    ProfileIcon0785 The Thinking Manatee.png Ultra Rapid Fire differences edit
    • Cooldown increased by 100%.

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    Abyssal Dive

    Abyssal Dive.png

    Active: Tahm Kench Channeling icon.png channels for 1.35 seconds as he dives into the waters, then Flash.png blinks to the target location after a 0.15-second delay and remains Lockout icon 2.png unable to act for 0.65 seconds after the channel completes. Abyssal Dive grants Sight icon.png sight of the area during the channel.

    Tahm Kench emerges to deal magic damage to nearby enemies, as well as Airborne icon.png knock up and Stun icon.png stun them for 1 second. If this hits at least one enemy Champion icon.png champion, 40% of its Cooldown icon.png cooldown and Mana icon.png mana cost are refunded.

    Magic Damage:
    100 / 135 / 170 / 205 / 240 (+ 100% AP)

    Enemies can see the indicator for Tahm Kench's destination after he has channeled for 0.75 seconds. Abyssal Dive will cast at max range if cast beyond that.

    "Boy, the world's one river, and I'm its king. Ain't no place I ain't been; ain't no place I can't go again."

    Info
    • Tahm Kench is Hallucinate.png vanished (but does not become untargetable) during the 0.15 seconds delay.
    • The following table refers for interactions while Tahm Kench is Channeling icon.png channeling:
    Type Channel
    Attacking Disabled
    Abilities Disabled
    Movement Disabled
    Items Usable Shurelya's Battlesong Shurelya's Battlesong Turbo Chemtank Turbo Chemtank Youmuu's Ghostblade Youmuu's Ghostblade Gargoyle Stoneplate Gargoyle Stoneplate Randuin's Omen Randuin's Omen
    Disabled All the other item-actives are disabled
    Interrupted by N/A
    Consumables Usable
    Spells Usable Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite
    Disabled Teleport Teleport Recall Recall Hexflash Hexflash
    Interrupted by Flash Flash
    Interrupted by
  • Death
  • Grounded icon.png Grounding effects
  • Stun icon.png Immobilizing effects
  • Silence icon.png Cast-inhibiting effects
    • The following table refers for interactions while Tahm Kench is unable to act:
    Type Channel
    Attacking Disabled
    Abilities Disabled
    Movement Disabled
    Items Usable N/A
    Disabled All items are disabled
    Interrupted by N/A
    Consumables Disabled
    Spells Usable Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite
    Disabled Flash Flash Teleport Teleport Recall Recall Hexflash Hexflash
    Interrupted by N/A
    Interrupted by
  • Death
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    Thick Skin

    Passive: Tahm Kench stores a portion of the post-mitigation damage he takes as grey health on his health bar, increased while there are at least 2 nearby Sight icon.png visible enemy champions either dead or alive. He can store up to 300% of his maximum health.

    Damage Stored into Grey Health:
    13 / 21 / 29 / 37 / 45%
    Increased Damage Stored into Grey Health:
    40 / 42.5 / 45 / 47.5 / 50%

    While Thick Skin is off cooldown, and after 4 seconds without taking damage, Tahm Kench rapidly consumes his grey health to restore 45% − 100% (based on level) of the amount, Heal power icon.png healing 10% of his maximum health every 0.264 seconds.

    Thick Skin.png

    Active: Tahm Kench converts his current grey health into a Hybrid resistances icon.png shield that lasts for 2.5 seconds.

    Info
    • Thick Skin shield value and grey health percentage heal are both boosted by effects that increase heal and shield power. This means Tahm Kench can technically heal more than the normal amount of grey health and get a shield bigger than his maximum health.
      • At level 18 Tahm Kench would need 53.8% Heal power icon.png heal power to heal for 100% of the damage he takes, reduced to 34.9% with Revitalize Revitalize, 23.1% with Spirit Visage Spirit Visage, and 6.9% with both.
    • Grey health converts all post-mitigation damage, Thick Skin effectively grants Tahm Kench a form of true damage mitigation.
    • Grey health can temporarily exceed 100% of his missing health when Tahm Kench heals through other means with a grey health bar at 100%. In that case he will keep the higher grey health value for a few moments until it updates and removes the amount that he healed.

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    Devour

    Devour.png

    Active: Tahm Kench swallows the target Champion icon.png champion for up to 3 seconds, rendering them Untargetable icon.png untargetable and Unstoppable icon.png displacement immune. Devour can be cast on enemies only with 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste.

    If the target is an ally, they become Lockout icon 2.png unable to act and are granted a Hybrid resistances icon.png shield for 2.5 seconds, refreshing after being Regurgitated Regurgitated. Tahm Kench will also gain Movement speed icon.png 40% bonus movement speed for 3 seconds and is unable to cast movement spells besides Abyssal Dive Abyssal Dive while an ally is swallowed.

    Shield Strength:
    650 / 800 / 950 (+ 150% AP)

    After a 1 second delay, Tahm Kench can cast Regurgitate Regurgitate within the duration, and automatically does so afterwards. The swallowed ally can also input a movement command to force this cast in the target direction, unless they are Stun icon.png immobilized.

    An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste Bonus: The target is Suppression icon.png suppressed while swallowed. Tahm Kench will also be Grounded icon.png grounded and Slow icon.png slowed by 40% while an enemy is swallowed.

    If Tahm Kench is performing Abyssal Dive Abyssal Dive, Regurgitate Regurgitate will not automatically cast until after he finishes.

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    Regurgitate

    Regurgitate.png

    Active: Tahm Kench Airborne icon.png spits the swallowed champion in the target direction. If they are an enemy, he deals magic damage to them at the end of the displacement.

    Magic Damage:
    100 / 250 / 400 (+ 15% (+ 5% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health)

    Notes
    • Devour will end prematurely under the following circumstances:
      • The enemy target Remove Scurvy.png cleanses the Suppression icon.png suppression.
      • Tahm Kench or his target dies.
        • If he dies during the cast time, the target will be dealt Regurgitate's Regurgitate's damage.
      • Tahm Kench enters Revival icon.png resurrection.
        • If he enters resurrection during the cast time, the target will be dealt Regurgitate's Regurgitate's damage.
      • Tahm Kench or his target enters or leaves the Realm of Death Realm of Death.
        • If the caster of that ability enters the realm, they will be Regurgitated Regurgitated instead.
    • Devour cannot be used on allies that are Channeling icon.png channeling or using an ability that preloads UnstoppableForceMarker.
    • Devour's swallow will be resisted by enemies that are Unstoppable icon.png displacement immune.
    • The target becomes Untargetable icon.png untargetable and Unstoppable icon.png displacement immune on-cast.
      • Enemy targets will become Suppression icon.png suppressed on-cast.
        • If the target Remove Scurvy.png cleanses the suppression during the cast time they will not be swallowed at the end of the cast time.
    • Swallowed enemy champions will receive the recast's damage regardless of how they exit.
    • The Slow icon.png self-slow is affected by Slow immune icon.png slow resist.
    • Tahm Kench cannot use Hex-gate icon.png hex-gates during Devour.
    • Allies can see if this spell is ready next to Tahm Kench's health bar.
    • The swallowed target is not considered to be Hallucinate.png vanished. They are instead hidden underground to maintain ongoing effects such as Senna's Senna's Curse of the Black Mist Curse of the Black Mist.
    • The following table refers for interactions while the target is unable to act:
    Attacking Disabled
    Abilities Disabled
    Movement If an ally, forces Tahm Kench to use Regurgitate Regurgitate unless movement commands are otherwise restricted. If an enemy, movement commands are disabled.
    Items Usable N/A
    Disabled All items are disabled
    Interrupted by N/A
    Consumables Disabled
    Spells Usable N/A
    Disabled Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite Flash Flash Teleport Teleport Recall Recall Hexflash Hexflash Mark Mark Dash Dash
    Interrupted by N/A
    Interrupted by
  • Death
  • Type Cast time
    Attacking Disabled
    Abilities Disabled
    Movement Disabled
    Items Usable N/A
    Disabled All items are disabled
    Interrupted by N/A
    Consumables Disabled
    Spells Usable Barrier Barrier Clarity Clarity Cleanse Cleanse Exhaust Exhaust Ghost Ghost Heal Heal Ignite Ignite Smite Smite
    Disabled Flash Flash Teleport Teleport Recall Recall Hexflash Hexflash
    Interrupted by N/A
    Interrupted by
  • Death, unless protected by Revival icon.png Resurrection
  • Notes
    • Regurgitate will also automatically cast if Tahm Kench or his target is affected by Fate's Call Fate's Call or his target enters Revival icon.png resurrection.
    • Tahm Kench becomes Lockout icon 2.png unable to act for 0.25 seconds upon casting Regurgitate.

    Champion skins

    This article section only contains champion skins. For all associated collection items, see Tahm Kench (Collection).
    Tahm Kench OriginalSkin.jpg
    Original
    RP 975
    08.07.2015
    Known by many names throughout history, the demon Tahm Kench travels the waterways of Runeterra, feeding his insatiable appetite with the misery of others. Though he may appear singularly charming and proud, he swaggers through the physical realm like a vagabond in search of unsuspecting prey. His lashing tongue can stun even a heavily armored warrior from a dozen paces, and to fall into his rumbling belly is to tumble into an abyss from which there is little hope of return.
    Separator.png
    Actor.pngPat Duke
    Artist.pngPan Chengwei
    Loot eligible.png Loot eligible

    Patch history

    For the expanded patch notes, see here.
    V12.12 - June 30th Hotfix
    • Stats
      • Health growth reduced to 103 from 109.
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • Health ratio reduced to 3% bonus health from 4%.
    V12.11
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • Health ratio increased to 4% bonus health from 2.5%.
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Base heal increased to 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 from 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20.
    • Devour Devour
      • Base shield increased to 650 / 800 / 950 from 500 / 700 / 900.
    V12.10
    • Stats
      • Base health increased to 640 from 570.
      • Health growth increased to 109 from 95.
      • Armor growth increased to 4.7 from 3.5.
      • Magic resistance growth increased to 2.05 from 1.25.
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Base heal reduced to 10 / 12.5 / 15 / 17.5 / 20 from 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30.
      • Heal health ratio reduced to 3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5 / 5% missing health from 4 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6%.
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • Damage stored reduced 13 / 21 / 29 / 37 / 45% from 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55%.
      • Damage stored near multiple enemies reduced to 40 / 42.5 / 45 / 47.5 / 50% from 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65%.
    V12.8
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: If cast on a target right before they stop being affected by Sett's Sett's The Show Stopper The Show Stopper, they no longer first reappear at the original Devour point before quickly sliding to the actual Regurgitate destination.
    V12.7
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: If the caster used it on an allied champion that was within a brush, the target no longer becomes invisible after being spat out.
    V12.6
    • Devour Devour
      • Removed: No longer renders the target Hallucinate.png vanished while they are swallowed.
        • It still grants them untargetability.
    V12.4
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Can no longer sometimes be cast on enemy champions who had three stacks of an An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste which expired but the caster used certain item actives.
    V12.2
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Slow increased to 50% from 40%.
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • Damage stored as grey health reduced to 15 / 25 / 35 / 45 / 55% from 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65%.
      • New Effect: Damage stored as grey health is now increased to 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65% if he is near at least 2 visible enemy champions (dead or alive).
      • Damage healed increased to 45% − 100% (based on level) from 30% − 100% (based on level).
    • Devour Devour
      • Base shield increased to 500 / 700 / 900 from 400 / 500 / 600.
      • Shield AP ratio increased to 150% AP from 100% AP.
      • Removed: Devouring an ally no longer slows him by 30 / 20 / 10%.
      • New Effect: Now gains 40% bonus movement for 3 seconds if he devours an ally.
    V11.20
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where using it on an enemy Wukong's Wukong's clone granted Tahm Kench vision of him for the rest of the game.
    V11.17 - August 26th Hotfix
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where he would destroy self-targeted missiles.
    V11.17
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where the ultimate availability HUD indicator was not graying out after his ult was used.
    V11.16
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • Base damage reduced to 8 − 60 (based on level) from 12 − 60 (based on level).
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Base heal reduced to 10 / 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 from 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35.
    V11.14
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • New Effect: Now has a base damage of 12 − 60 (based on level).
      • Health ratio reduced to 2.5% bonus health from 2.5% maximum health.
        • Previously granted 14.25 − 54.63 (based on level) damage from base health.
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • New Effect: Now applies An Acquired Taste's An Acquired Taste's damage.
      • New Effect: Now has a base heal of 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35.
      • Heal health ratio reduced to 4 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6% missing health from 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10%.
    • Abyssal Dive Abyssal Dive
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where its cooldown refund would not scale with ability haste.
      • Cooldown refund increased to 40% from 30%.
      • Mana cost refund increased to 40% from 30%.
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where he could Devour an enemy without full stacks of An Acquired Taste if he queued the spell before the stacks fell off.
      • Base shield increased to 400 / 500 / 600 from 300 / 450 / 600.
      • Ally self slow reduced to 30 / 20 / 10% from 40 / 25 / 10%.
    V11.13
    • Stats
      • Base health reduced to 570 from 600.
      • Health growth reduced to 95 from 100.
      • Mana growth increased to 50 from 40.
      • Base armor reduced to 42 from 47.
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • Health ratio reduced to 2.5% maximum health from 4%.
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Cooldown increased to 7 / 6.5 / 6 / 5.5 / 5 seconds from 5 at all ranks.
      • Mana cost reduced to 50 / 46 / 42 / 38 / 34 from 50 at all ranks.
      • Undocumented: Range reduced to Range center.png 900 from 930.
      • Slow changed to 40% at all ranks from 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%.
      • Slow duration reduced to 2 seconds from 3.
      • Stun duration reduced to 1.5 seconds from 2.
      • New Effect: Now applies a stack of An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste against champions.
        • Does not apply An Acquired Taste's An Acquired Taste's damage.
        • Hitting champions with 3 stacks still consumes all their stacks to stun them.
      • New Effect: Range and missile speed now scales up with his size.
      • New Effect: Now heals for 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10% missing health upon hitting enemy champions.
      • New Effect: Can now Devour Devour enemy champions with three stacks of An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste if Tongue Lash hits them.
      • Removed: Can no longer activate Devour Devour to eat minions or jungle monsters.
    • Abyssal Dive Abyssal Dive (W)
      • Swapped with Devour Devour.
      • Renamed to Abyssal Dive from Abyssal Voyage.
      • Active: Tahm Kench Channeling icon.png channels for 1.35 seconds, and upon completion Flash.png blinks to the target location after a 0.15-second delay. Upon arrival, he deals 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 / 240 (+ 100% AP) magic damage to nearby enemies and Airborne icon.png knocks them up and Stun icon.png stuns them for 1 second. Hitting at least 1 enemy champion refunds 30% of the cooldown and mana cost.
        • Enemies can see the indicator of this ability after he has channeled for 0.75 seconds.
        • Allies may travel with Tahm if they are Devoured Devoured, but can still exit early at any time.
        • Tahm Kench is Lockout icon 2.png unable to act for 0.65 seconds after the end of the channel.
      • Cooldown: 21 / 20 / 19 / 18 / 17 seconds.
      • Mana Cost: 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120.
      • Cast Range: 1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200.
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • Grey health timer increased to 4 seconds from 2.5.
      • Shield duration increased to 2.5 seconds from 2.
      • New Effect: Grey health is now capped at 300% maximum health.
      • Healing changed to 10% maximum health per 0.264 seconds from 12 − 209 (based on level) per 0.8 seconds.
    • Devour Devour (R)
      • Swapped with Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage.
      • Active: Tahm Kench swallows the target Champion icon.png champion for up to 3 seconds, rendering them Hallucinate.png vanished and Lockout icon 2.png unable to act, as well as granting them Unstoppable icon.png displacement immunity for the duration. Devour can be recast after 1 second, and does so automatically at the end of the duration.
        • Devour will not automatically recast while Tahm Kench is performing Abyssal Dive Abyssal Dive, and will instead do so after he has finished.
        • If the target is an ally, they are granted a 300 / 450 / 600 (+ 100% AP) Hybrid resistances icon.png shield for 2.5 seconds, refreshing after being spat out.
          • Allies can exit at will by inputting a movement command, unless they're Stun icon.png immobilized or the recast is on cooldown.
          • Tahm Kench is unable to cast movement spells and is Slow icon.png slowed by 40 / 25 / 10% while an ally is swallowed, but may still cast Abyssal Dive Abyssal Dive.
          • Allies can see if this spell is ready next to his health bar.
        • If the target is an enemy, they are Suppression icon.png suppressed for the duration and dealt 100 / 250 / 400 (+ 15% (+ 5% per 100 AP) of the target's maximum health) magic damage after being spat out.
          • Devour can only be cast on enemies with 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste, consuming the stacks in the process.
          • Tahm Kench is Grounded icon.png grounded and Slow icon.png slowed by 40% while an enemy is swallowed.
      • Recast: Tahm Kench Airborne icon.png spits the target out in the target direction.
      • Cooldown: 120 / 100 / 80 seconds.
      • Mana Cost: 100.
    V11.1
    • Stats
      • Base magic resistance reduced to 32 from 32.1.
    V10.24
    V10.4 - October 30th Hotfix
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Can no longer swallow faraway targets under certain circumstances.
    V10.22
    V10.20
    • Devour Devour
      • Undocumented: Can now sucessfully cast when targeted at a location, when cast in combination with Tongue Lash Tongue Lash and with no target around. May fizzle or successfully devour the last targeted unit.(bug)
    • Regurgitate Regurgitate
      • Undocumented: Spit out Monster icon.png monsters now take the splash damage, instead of the regurgitate damage.(bug)
      • Undocumented: Now always regurgitates swallowed champions a fixed distance in the target direction rather than to the target location.(bug)
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • Undocumented: Now grants the Hybrid resistances icon.png shield at the end of the cast time instead of at the start.(bug)
    V10.8
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Ally clones will no longer take damage from it.
    V10.5
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Cooldown is no longer halved when an allied champion stays inside his mouth for the full duration and no longer applies An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste damage twice.
    V10.4 - February 21st Hotfix
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Now properly spits out allies in front of him.
    V10.4
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Champions will no longer be in a T-pose for the remainder of the game if they get eaten by Devour.
    V9.19
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • Grey health healed changed to 30% − 100% (based on level) from 75% at all levels.
    V9.18
    • Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage
      • Bug Fix: Allies on their way to enter Abyssal Voyage will no longer be stuck when Tahm Kench is hit by an enemy.
    V9.17
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: When he dies while using Devour on another unit, that unit's health can now properly go below 1 health.
    V9.16
    • Stats
      • Base movement speed reduced to 335 from 345.
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • Shield duration reduced to 2 seconds from 3.
    V9.14 - July 18th Hotfix
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • Health ratio increased to 4% of his maximum health from 2.5%.
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Cooldown reduced to 5 seconds at all ranks from 8 / 7.5 / 7 / 6.5 / 6.
      • Slow increased to 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70% from 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50%.
    V9.14
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • Removed: Abilities no longer deal bonus magic damage based on passive stacks.
      • Removed: Abilities no longer apply An Acquired Taste stacks.
      • Health ratio changed to 2.5% of his maximum health at any stack from 1.5 / 3 / 4.5% (based on stacks).
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Cooldown increased to 8 / 7.5 / 7 / 6.5 / 6 seconds from 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4.
      • Removed: No longer hits enemies in an arc in front of him on cast.
      • New Effect: Now consumes all stacks of An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste upon stunning an enemy.
      • Slow reduced to 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% from 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70%.
      • Slow duration increased to 3 seconds from 2.
      • Stun duration increased to 2 seconds from 1.5.
    • Devour Devour
    • Regurgitate Regurgitate
      • Target's health ratio changed to 11% of target's maximum health at all ranks from 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13%.
      • Maximum monster damage changed to 500 at all ranks from 400 / 450 / 500 / 550 / 600.
      • Removed: Enemies are no longer stunned for 0.25 seconds after being devoured.
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • Damage stored as grey health reduced to 45 / 50 / 55 / 60 / 65% from 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100%.
      • Grey health healed increased to 75% at all ranks from 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%.
      • Cooldown reduced to 3 seconds from 6.
      • New Effect: Cooldown now starts on shield destruction or expiration from on cast.
    V9.12
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where casting Tongue Lash Tongue Lash during Devour against non-champions would have no mana cost.
      • New Effect: Allies can no longer release themselves from Devour early while affected by immobilizing crowd control.
    • Regurgitate Regurgitate
      • Champion regurgitate lockout time after animation reduced to 0.25 seconds from 1.
      • Allied champion regurgitate range reduced to 250 units from 400.
      • Regurgitate base damage reduced to 60 / 105 / 150 / 195 / 240 from 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 / 240.
      • Regurgitate health ratio increased to 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13% of target's maximum health from 5 / 7 / 9 / 11 / 13%.
    V9.10
    • Regurgitate Regurgitate
      • Bug Fix: Tooltip now properly displays its AP ratio.
    V9.9
    • Stats
      • Base health increased to 600 from 540.
      • Health growth reduced to 100 from 102.
      • Base movement speed increased to 345 from 335.
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • Bonus magic damage changed to 1.5% of his maximum health at all levels from 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75% (based on level).
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Slow duration increased to 2 seconds from 1.5.
      • Cooldown changed to 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 seconds from 5 at all ranks.
      • Missile range increased to 900 units from 800.
      • Slow strength increased to 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70% from 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70%.
    • Devour Devour
      • New Effect: Now Slow icon.png slows for 95% and Grounded icon.png grounds Tahm Kench if he devours an allied champion.
      • New Effect: Now refunds 50% of its mana cost on devouring an enemy.
      • Mana cost increased to 100 from 60.
      • Cooldown changed to 20 seconds at all ranks from 28 / 25 / 22 / 19 / 16.
      • Projectile base damage reduced to 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 / 240 from 100 / 150 / 200 / 250 / 300.
      • Regurgitate damage changed to 100 / 135 / 170 / 205 / 240 (+ 5 / 7 / 9 / 11 / 13% (+ 2% per 100 AP) of target's maximum health) from 20 / 23 / 26 / 29 / 32% (+ 2% per 100 AP) of target's maximum health.
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • Percent of grey health converted into healing increased to 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40% from 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35%.
      • Damage converted to grey health increased to 80 / 85 / 90 / 95 / 100% from 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90%.
      • Mana cost reduced to 0 from 50.
    • Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage
      • Range changed to 2500 / 5500 / 8500 units from 4500 / 5500 / 6500.
      • Cooldown increased to 140 / 130 / 120 seconds from 120 / 110 / 100.
    V9.2
    • Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage
      • New Effect: Allies in combat with enemy champions can no longer jump into Abyssal Voyage.
    V8.24
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: SFX have fully been restored.
    V8.19
    • Stats
      • Base health reduced to 540 from 610.
      • Health growth increased to 102 from 95.
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Allies Tahm Kench has devoured will no longer sometimes be targetable when first swallowed.
    V8.16
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Slow duration reduced to 1.5 seconds from 2.
      • Cooldown reduced to 5 seconds from 6.
    • Devour Devour
      • Devour duration reduced to 4 seconds at all ranks from 4 / 4.5 / 5 / 5.5 / 6.
      • Enemy devour duration reduced to 2 seconds at all ranks from 2 / 2.25 / 2.5 / 2.75 / 3.
      • Cooldown increased to 28 / 25 / 22 / 19 / 16 seconds from 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10.
      • New Effect: Refunds 50% of its cooldown if cast against an enemy.
      • Mana cost reduced to 60 from 90.
    V8.8
    • Devour Devour
      • Removed: 15 / 17.5 / 20 / 22.5 / 25% bonus movement speed with an ally in his belly when moving towards enemy champions.
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • Health restored from grey health reduced to 15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35% from 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45%.
    V8.7
    • Urf Kench Urf Kench
      • Bug Fix: Seam lines have been minimized.
    V8.3
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where it failed to make devoured targets invulnerable to minion attacks.
    V7.22
    • Stats
      • Base armor increased to 47 from 27.
    V7.20
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • Damage per stack increased to 1.25 / 1.5 / 1.75 (based on level)% of his maximum health from 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 (based on level)%.
    • Devour Devour
      • Regurgitation lockout reduced to 1 second from 2.
      • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug with the Tongue Lash Tongue Lash and Devour combo where, if Tongue Lash Tongue Lash dealt enough damage to kill the target minion, regurgitating the minion wouldn't do anything.
    • Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage
      • Removed: Devour Devour being locked out for 1 second after teleporting.
    V7.16
    V7.15
    V7.12
    V7.7
    V6.17
    V6.13
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • New Effect: Basic attacks and abilities deal 1 / 1.25 / 1.5 (based on level)% maximum health bonus magic damage, stacking up to 3 times against enemy champions
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Base damage increased to 80 / 130 / 180 / 230 / 280 from 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • Grey Health generation reduced to 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90% damage taken from 100 at all ranks
      • Heal increased to 25 / 30 / 35 / 40 / 45% Grey Health from 20 / 26 / 32 / 38 / 44
      • Active shield duration reduced to 3 seconds from 6
      • Cooldown reduced to 6 seconds at all ranks from 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12
      • Removed: Shield decaying over time
    • Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage
      • Removed: Passive 2 / 4 / 6% bonus health bonus magic damage
      • Channel duration reduced to 6 seconds from 15
      • Second cast delay reduced to 0.25 seconds from 1
      • Warning indicator duration reduced to 1 second from 1.5
      • Range increased to 4500 / 5500 / 6500 from 4000 / 5000 / 6000
    V6.5
    V6.4
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Width reduced to 70 from 90
    • Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage
      • New Effect: Has a 1 second delay before second cast
      • New Effect: Allies can still join Tahm Kench if they click him during second cast's animation
    V6.2
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • Stack duration reduced to 5 seconds from 7
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Hitbox indicator duration increased to match full animation length
    • Devour Devour
      • Bug Fix: Cooldown and cost being refunded when targeting an enemy affected by spell immunity (Black Shield Black Shield, Riposte Riposte)
    • Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage
      • Passive bonus damage reduced to 2 / 4 / 6% bonus health from 4 / 6 / 8
    V5.24
    • Devour Devour
      • Removed: Granting bonus movement speed when moving away from enemy champions while Tahm Kench holds an ally in his belly
    V5.23
    • Stats
      • Attack range reduced to 175 from 200
    V5.22
    • Stats
      • Mana regen increased to 8 from 5.5
    V5.18
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Removed: Having to select target for Devour Devour during cast time
    • Devour Devour
      • New Effect: Casting during Tongue Lash Tongue Lash causes Tahm Kench to automatically eat the target minion or monster (if hit)
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • New Effect: Grey Health bar has a colorblind variant
    V5.17
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • Stack duration increased to 7 seconds from 5
    • Devour Devour
      • Enemy champion regurgitate range increased to 200 from 100
    V5.16
    • Stats
      • Armor growth increased to 3.5 from 3.
    • Devour Devour
      • New Effect: Prioritizes champions over minions.
    • Regurgitate Regurgitate
      • New Effect: Spat enemies are stunned for 0.25 seconds.
    • Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage
      • Warning particle for enemies updated to only appear during the 0.5 seconds delay.
    V5.14
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Base damage increased to 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 from 80 / 115 / 150 / 185 / 220.
    • Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage
      • Passive bonus damage increased to 4 / 6 / 8% bonus health from 4 / 5 / 6.
      • Cooldown reduced to 120 / 110 / 100 seconds from 160 / 130 / 100.
    V5.13 - Added
    • Stats
      • Base health: 610
      • Health growth: 95
      • Base Mana: 325
      • Mana growth: 40
      • Base Attack Range: 200
      • Base Movement Speed: 335
      • Base attack damage: 56
      • Attack damage growth: 3.2
      • Base Attack Speed: 0,658
      • Attack speed growth: 2.5
      • Base health regen: 6.5
      • Health regen growth: 0,55
      • Base mana regen: 5.5
      • Mana regen growth: 1
      • Base armor: 27
      • Armor growth: 3
      • Base magic resistance: 32.1
      • Magic resistance growth: 1.25
    • An Acquired Taste An Acquired Taste
      • Innate: Tahm Kench's basic attacks and damaging spells apply stacks of An Acquired Taste to enemy champions. At three stacks, Tongue Lash and Devour become empowered against that champion.
    • Tongue Lash Tongue Lash
      • Active: Damage the first enemy hit for 80/115/150/185/220 (+.7 AP) magic damage and slow them by 30 / 40 / 50 / 60 / 70% for 2 seconds. Champions with 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste will additionally be stunned for 1.5 seconds. Activate Devour while your tongue is in mid-air to devour monsters/minions from a distance.
      • Target Range: 800.
      • Mana Cost: 50.
      • Cooldown: 6 seconds.
    • Devour Devour
      • Active: Tahm Kench devours a target for 4/4.5/5/5.5/6s (half that for enemy champions.) Enemies are dealt 20 / 23 / 26 / 29 / 32% (+.02 AP)% of their maximum health as magic damage. (maximum of 400/450/500/550/600 against neutral monsters).
      • Enemy Champions: Requires 3 stacks of An Acquired Taste to be devoured. While holding an enemy champion, Tahm Kench is slowed by 95%
      • Allied Champions: While holding an allied champion, Tahm Kench gains 30 / 35 / 40 / 45 / 50% movement speed toward enemy champions (halved when not moving toward enemy champions).
      • Minions and monsters: Reactivate to spit, dealing 100/150/200/250/300 (+0.6 AP) magic damage to targets hit.
      • Target Range: 250.
      • Mana Cost: 90.
      • Cooldown: 14 / 13 / 12 / 11 / 10 seconds.
    • Thick Skin Thick Skin
      • Passive: While this spell is not cooling down, damage taken by Tahm Kench is converted to grey health. If allowed to decay, 20/26/32/38/44% of grey health will turn back into health.
      • Active: Convert all of your grey health into a shield that lasts 6 seconds, but falls off gradually over that time.
      • Mana Cost: 50.
      • Cooldown: 16 / 15 / 14 / 13 / 12 seconds.
    • Abyssal Voyage Abyssal Voyage
      • Passive: Tahm Kench's basic attacks and damaging spells deal an additional (20 + 4/5/6% of Tahm Kench's bonus health) magic damage
      • Active: Tahm Kench's begins to channel for up to 15 seconds. During this time, one ally champion can right click Tahm Kench to join in. Alternatively, reactivate this ability to travel alone. On reactivation or once an ally has opted in, Tahm travels to the target location. Incoming champion damage breaks the channel.
      • Target Range: 5000/5500/6000.
      • Mana Cost: 100.
      • Cooldown: 160 / 130 / 100 seconds.

    Trivia

    • Tahm Kench is one of the few champions who can apply crowd control on themselves (the others being Blitzcrank Blitzcrank, Caitlyn Caitlyn, Lissandra Lissandra, Rumble Rumble, Sion Sion, Varus Varus, Vi Vi, Vel'Koz, Xerath Xerath, and Ziggs Ziggs).
    • At first it was thought the gambler and his bride were Tobias Tobias and Evelynn Evelynn (Twisted Fate's Twisted Fate's cards went blank and featured an unknown cursive script in his official champion page; however, Twisted Fate Twisted Fate and the original Tahm Kench, whose identity the malevolent River King usurped, are not the same.[2]
    • Tahm Kench's dance has him play the tune he hums in 'The River King' with his tongue (Rift Scuttler Rift Scuttler will join him if he dances near her).
    • Tahm Kench's design and playstyle may be loosely based on the Banderhobb, a toad-like creature from the Forgotten Realms universe which kidnaps unsuspecting victims by swallowing them alive and carrying them to its master's lair.
    • In VALORANT on the Ascent map (Mid Bottom), there is a park bench crafted with his likeness. This is most likely a reference to the "Unbench the Kench" meme.

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