League of Legends: Tahm Kench champion reveal


It seems like just last week that League of Legends released its time shattering hero Ekko. Well they are not slowing down anytime soon, since they just revealed their newest champ. Meet Tahm Kench, also known as the River King, and he always has room to eat when it comes to other champions. He speaks with a southern accent, and our newest aquatic champion is sure to drench up chaos wherever he goes.

His main roles will be either top lane tank or bot lane support from the looks of things, and his ability list is quite intriguing to see how he will interact with other champions. Here’s the list of abilities:

Passive: An Acquired Taste

Tahm Kench applies a stack of An Acquired Taste to all enemy champions he hits with basic attacks or damaging abilities. Once he’s applied three stacks, he can interact with them in different ways.

Q: Tongue Lash

Tahm Kench roots himself briefly while launching his tongue in a target direction. Tongue Lash stops once it hits a target, damaging and stunning minions and monsters, while damaging and slowing enemy champions unless they have three stacks of An Acquired Taste which in that case will stun them instead.

W: Devour

Tahm Kench briefly swallows a nearby targeted unit. Enemies suffer a portion of their max health as magic damage. In addition:

  • Minions and monsters: Once Tahm Kench Devours an enemy minion or monster, he can reactivate the ability to spit them out in a target direction. They deal damage to whoever they hit.
  • Allied Champions: When Tahm Tahm Kench devours an allied champion, he renders his ally immune from damage and gains extra movement speed when he heads toward enemy champions. Both Tahm Kench and his edible ally can choose when the latter leaves.
  • Enemy Champions: Tahm Kench can only Devour enemy champions once he’s applied three stacks of An Acquired Taste to them. His movement speed is drastically reduced, while enemy champs suffer greatly reduced vision and can only see things immediately around the River King while in his belly.

E: Thick Skin

Passive: All damage Tahm Kench takes is turned into grey health. Once he leaves combat, the grey health falls off, healing him for a portion of the amount of grey health he’s earned.
Active: Tahm Kench converts his grey health into a shield that quickly falls off.

R: Abyssal Voyage

Passive: All of Tahm Kench’s damage scales with his maximum health.
Active: Tahm Kench opens his maw, offering an ally a spot inside his belly. Once they jump in, or once Tahm Kench decides he’s diving solo, he starts channeling, conjuring a whirlpool beneath him before diving in, reappearing a few seconds later at his target location. Abyssal Voyage has a huge range, but the ability is pretty well telegraphed by its lengthy cast.

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