Tahm Kench, the River King, now available!

Posted on at 8:09 AM by Moobeat
[7/16 UPDATE: It's been a week and Tahm Kench's price is now 6300 IP!]

"From suffering, my banquet is born." - Tahm Kench, the River King, is now available for purchase!
During his first week of availability, Tahm Kench will be priced at 975 RP / 7800 IP, after which he will drop to the standard 6300 IP price point. Alternatively, you can pick up Tahm Kench and Master Chef Tahm Kench in his limited time release bundle for 1462 RP through July 13th.

Continue reading to peruse this establishment's fare, including his abilities, release skin, and more!

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From the official release announcement - Tahm Kench, the River King, available now : 
"Fueled by insatiable hunger, Tahm Kench has slithered out from his watery lair... and come to devour us all.
Dive into more Tahm Kench news here:
Slaughter, fillet, chop, and season your enemies as Master Chef Tahm Kench (975 RP), or grab the champ launch bundle for 1462 RP (normally 1950 RP) until 23:59 PM PDT on July 13."

Tahm Kench, the River King

7800 IP on release, 6300 IP after one week // 975 RP // 1462 RP in Release Bundle through July 13th

Stats & Abilities

Before we dive in, check out the Tahm Kench champion spotlight to acquaint yourself with his.. finer points. 
  • Base HP: 610
  • HP Per Level: 95
  • Base Mana: 325
  • Mana Per Level: 40
  • Base Attack Range: 200
  • Base Movement Speed: 335
  • Base Damage: 56
  • Damage Per Level: 3.2
  • Base Attack Speed: --
  • Attack Speed Per Level: 2.5
  • Base HP Regen Per Second: 1.3
  • HP Regen Per Second Per Level: 0.11
  • Base Mana Regen Per Second: 1.1
  • Mana Regen Per Second Per Level: 0.2
  • Base Armor: 27
  • Armor Per Level: 3
  • Base Magic Resist: 32.1
  • Magic Resist Per Level: 1.25

Acquired Taste (Passive)
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 (Q)
6 sec Cooldown
50 Mana 
[Range: 800
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.

Devour (W)
90 Mana
14/13/12/11/10 sec Cooldown 
[Range: 250
Devour 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 Kech 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.
[Red = Enemy inside]
[Blue = Ally inside]

Thick Skin (E)
50 Mana
16/15/14/13/12 sec Cooldown 
Passive:Damage taken while this spell is not cooling down 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."

Abyssal Voyage (R)
100 Mana
160/130/100 sec Cooldown 
Range: 5000/5500/6000 
Passive: Basic attacks and damaging spells deal an additional X (20 + 4/5/6% of Tahm Kench's bonus health) magic damage 
Active: Begin 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. 
'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.'


Tahm Kench's voiceover clocks in at just over 13 minutes and includes over 46 enemy and ally interactions!

 If you'd like to hear the voiceover pieced out, check out the LoL Wiki entry!

Tahm Kench's champion select quote is:

"Call me king, call me demon - Water forgets the names of the drowned."

Lore & Background

The short form client lore entry for Tahm Kench can be seen here:
"The whole world's a river, and I'm its king." 
Tahm Kench travels Runeterra's waterways, feeding his insatiable appetite with the misery of the unsuspecting. The singularly charming gourmand savors every moment of his victims' suffering.  A deal with Two-Coats may carry you to wherever you wish, but your journey will most assuredly end in the depths of despair.
Alternatively, you can listen to the tale of The River King...

Release Skin

Master Chef Tahm Kench

975 RP // 1462 RP in Release Bundle through July 13th

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