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Talon Build Guide by Xopito

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Xopito

6.6 Long swords

Xopito Last updated on March 23, 2016
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Ability Sequence

3
8
10
12
13
Ability Key Q
1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key W
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

Fury
 
 
5/
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

Wanderer
 
 
5/
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0



Threats to Talon with this build

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Kassadin Against Kassadin you win from the start to the end. Easy matchup for Talon.
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Introduction

I am Xopito, Challenger brazillian player whose mains are Zed and Talon. This is my first guide, so i hope to help you in some way. Sorry for my bad english, since it’s not my native language.


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Runes

As shown above, my favorite runes for Talon are Armor Penetration Quintessences and Marks, HP/Lvl Seals and Magic Resist Glyphs. However, in some matchups, you shoud change them.

In most matchups you’ll be facing champions that won’t allow you to trade damage until lvl 6, since you’ll be tanking minions and the enemy champion if you try to jump on them. That forces you to safely farm until lvl 6 and go all-in. In this case, you won’t need AD runes in the early game, as you won’t trade much damage with AA, so this rune page is recommended.

When you’re facing an AD-based champion, however, you can change the HP/Lvl seals dor flat Armor seals. You should also change Armor Pen quints to AD, because in most AD matchups you’ll trade much more damage with AAs and Spells in early. The rune page is displayed below.


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Masteries

Talon basically has fixed mastery points. If you choose to start the game with Corruption Potion, you should go with the “Assassin” mastery. Otherwise, go with “Secret Stash”.

Corrupt Potion

Long Sword 3 pots


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Pros / Cons

Pros
Exellent burst potential
Great mobility
Good abilities to enter/exit fights
After starts snowballing, will be extremely difficult to stop
Great capacity to return to the game in case of a bad start



Cons
Has a relatively weak lane-phase
Is countered by Vision Wards
Has a certain difficulty with machups that have a lot of peel
Is considered a champion that doesn’t need skill to play T_T


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Skill Sequence

Some Talon players prefer to focus Cutthroat after maxing Rake to deal more damage after building their second item. However, if you focus Cutthroat instead of Noxian Diplomacy, you’ll lose a lot of split push potential, so I personally prefere Shadow Assault> Rake> Noxian Diplomacy> Cutthroat


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Team Work

Overall, Talon is a mid-game champion. After lvl 6 you shoould focus on roaming and picking off targets out of position. In team fights, you must try to assassinate high-priority targets, be it an enemy Marsman or a squishy Mage. You can use your Shadow Assault to deal more damage or to reach the enemy carry while invisible.


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Items

Here I’ll be going through some situtional items.
Maw of Malmortius : You shoud build it if you’re taking too much magic damage in lane or when the enemy team has two or more AP-based champions.
Sterak's Gage You should build this item when you are being easily bursted by enemy AD champions.
Trinity Force You should build this item if you’re having a good early game but your team doesn’t have a good team fight potential. Build it if you plan to split-push.
Boots of Mobility should build it only if you are leaving your lane a lot.
Lord Dominik's Regards You should build this item only if the enemy team has two or more Tanks.


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Farming

When you play Talon, it is normal to have less farm than your opponent, since you’re a melee champion with mana limitation, and if you play too aggressive, you will be ganked. Try to farm safely until lvl 6, only then you should try to recover your disadvantage.