Tank Kha'Zix Build

Tank Kha'Zix build with runes and items. Tank Kha'Zix guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Tank Kha'Zix build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Kha'Zix and build Tank.
Tank Kha'Zix ARAM build with Jak'Sho. Get tanky and adapt to enemy team!
Kha'Zix ARAM modifiers
DMG done +10%
DMG taken -10%
Healing +20%


Starting items
Guardian's Horn should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Kha'Zix ability Void Spike should be leveled first.
Kha'Zix ability Taste Their Fear should be leveled second.
Kha'Zix ability Leap should be leveled third.
Final items
Mercury's Treads should be final item in your build.
Jak'Sho, The Protean should be final item in your build.
Unending Despair should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Spirit Visage should be final item in your build.
Hollow Radiance should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Tank Kha'Zix Runes

Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How to play

  1. You start with Guardian's Horn. Your #1 rush should be item that counters enemy team most (MR or Armor item). Get Jak'Sho as #2 item. Then adapt.
  2. Triumph is better overall (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  3. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  4. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  5. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!
  6. Kha'Zix has -10% dmg taken, making him better tank.
  7. Evolve order depends on the enemy team. For going in E>R>W, if you can't and need to poke/play from afar: W>E>R. You can evolve Q, if you buy damage items, otherwise it is not worth it.

Tips and Tricks

  1. R is a great tool. Change the direction just before you use it, so enemies may get confused where are you going. Use this for sneaking, disrupting fights, poking and going for the kills.
  1. Enemies are considered isolated if they have no allies within a short distance. The damage of Taste Their Fear is massively increased against these targets.
  2. Unseen Threat activates when Kha'Zix cannot be seen by the enemy team. Reactivate by using brush or Void Assault. Don't forget to apply Unseen Threat by autoattacking enemy champions.
  3. Kha'Zix has a great deal of freedom to choose where and when to fight. Pick your battles carefully to succeed.

Skill Order

  • Kha'Zix [object Object] ability.
    Taste Their Fear
  • Kha'Zix [object Object] ability.
    Void Spike
  • Kha'Zix [object Object] ability.
  • Kha'Zix [object Object] ability.
    Void Assault


Starting items
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Plated Steelcaps item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Fimbulwinter item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Abyssal Mask item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Spirit Visage item.
Force of Nature item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Good Armor items
Unending Despair item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Thornmail item.
Frozen Heart item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Situational items
Zeke's Convergence item.
Knight's Vow item.
Trailblazer item.
Situational DMG items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Sterak's Gage item.
Wit's End item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Titanic Hydra item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Mercury's Treads item.
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Unending Despair item.
Thornmail item.
Spirit Visage item.
Hollow Radiance item.