Talon Build Guide by EXhaddoken
Not Updated For Current Season
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.
talon to me is the best assassin champion in the game for one reason the way I build him he can be a very bulky but also very high damage champ with his insane armor pen and AD.
Greater Mark of Desolation: Hands down is one of the most needed runes for any AD Champion, it gives 1.66 armor pen per rune which equates to roughly 15 armor pen with all 9 at lvl 1! This rune is without a doubt needed!
Greater Seal of Resilience: One thing I have noticed with Talon is that he lacks any real survivability, so if your wanting to get some early game survivability grab this rune, it equates to roughly 13 armor with all 9 at lvl 1!
Greater Glyph of Focus: This glyph is one of my personal favorites, reduces your global cd on your abilities, this has so much nice utility for any champion. Equates to roughly 6 Cooldown Reduction with all 9 at lvl 1!
Greater Quintessence of Desolation: More Armor Pen? Yes please, for sure this is the perfect Quint to take with Talon, this will only increases how deadly Talon can really be, another must have! Equates to roughly 10 armor pen with all 3 at lvl 1!
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25 Armor Penetration
6 Cooldown Reduction
Mercy: Mercy is a neat passive, basically what it does is gives you increased damage to any champion under the effect of any cc. So if they are slowed, stunned, feared or silenced, they will receive increased damage from your auto attacks!!
Noxian Diplomacy: Noxian Diplomacy is a fun ability to use, especially with its visual graphics alone. When you use this on a champion it forms a dagger above the units head and has a bleed effect, which leaves a bleed trail when they run away lol. It’s amusing to watch. Not only is it visually amusing, but this ability has great burst and a damage over time effect that scales with your AD.
Rake: Rake is the bread and butter of your champion. You will use this ability 95% of the time! Rake sends out spinning blades in a cone, that deal damage going out and deal damage coming back to Talon. Rake also produces a slow effect to anything your blades hit. Combine this ability with cutthroat and you have a neat little duo combo, silence and slow baby! GET SOME!
Cutthroat:Cutthroat is like Kat’s Shunpo on crack! You instantly blink to the enemy target, but you arrive behind the target like a True Assassin, dealing no damage, but silencing your target for a few seconds, and giving you a increased damage percentage buff for a few seconds. While you then get to fire off Rake, and Noxian Diplomacy, for a triple combo of Rape!! This ability can also be combined with your ultimate for some serious increased damage!
Shadow Assault: Shadow Assault, I could go on for hours talking about how amazing this ability is! So let me try to contain myself and explain what it does, First off the most noticeable thing it does is instantly stealth your champion! The next thing that you notice is a ring of blades fire out of your chest in all directions forming a large circle of blades, they deal damage to anyone they hit. Now your invis and free to roam as you please, as soon as you unstealth or deal any damage your blades all rush back to you, dealing damage to anyone they hit! Lol this ability is epic when used with cutthroat rake and noxian diplomacy! This quick burst of damage is how an Assassin was meant to be! WOW BEST DAMN ULTIMATE IN THE GAME!!
WARNING: ANY ACTION OTHER THEN WALKING WILL POP TALON OUT OF STEALTH, THIS INCLUDES USING ANY ABILITY OR ANY SUMMONER SPELL, SO IF YOU FLASH, YOU WILL UNSTEALTH AND YOUR BLADES WILL COME RUSHING BACK TO TALON.
One quick note about the item selection once youve bought the items in the list and u need more space for another item that you may want black cleaver blood thirster etc sell off your dorans blade but keep it untill you have enough for the item ur replacing it with cuz it adds to your health and AD
Pros / Cons
Talon is a Burst AD Carry, A one of a kind Gem
Solid early game,
Talon is one of the harder hitting champs early game!
Talon is an Assassin and like any Assassin he is sneaky and fast!
You have your own personal blink with a silence and a damage amplifier
Talon excels extremely well at getting around the field and ganking enemy champions!
Talon’s damage is unreal once you start getting items, you can 3 shot champions very early on!
Talon is not a very durable champion and because of this we need to fix his weakness with items and runes.
Talon is a sneaky bastard, and as such easily pisses people off, so he gets focused all the time!
One thing I really think should be changed with Talon is the fact that he uses Mana. Talon is a Burst AD champ and should be more like Renekton and use Rage or Energy not Mana.
Like any Carry, Talon is extremely item dependent, only difference is without high AD Damage items, Talon is useless.
Talon is a burst AD champ, and highly relies on his actual abilities and is not a standard AS/Auto Attakcer champ. So reducing his CD’s as much as possible in game, will make you a better Assassin on the field.
By the time you level 18 and u purchased all the items in this list all the other champs in your lobby will be retreating fearing you massive defensive and health stats and insanely high AD and armor pen the other tem will have to coordinate 3v1 scenarios in order to take you down and even still that might not be enough. Good Luck and I hope this build works as well for you as it does for me