FeignOut's Jungle Talon - Very
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Jungle please! An Introduction..
Hey guys and gals! I am FeignOut (AKA Feignover) and I wanted to write this guide because there wasn't a lot of material out there about Talon Jungle (or odd junglers in general for that matter). So I thought, once I work out the kinks, I'll write my own guide to help everyone else out! I am a Jungle main that loves trying new champions and builds and seeing what works. Hope you enjoy!
So the most important thing to Talon Jungle is to have a great first leash. There are two ways that I have found to work for me. NOTE: First round of clears is the hardest, but it gets much easier after Hunter's Potion.
Starting with Solo Lane Side (Top if Blue side):
Ask your Top Laner to tank the first two clears: Gromp and the Blue Sentinel. Let him take the small mobs on Blue Buff (Sentry's) but be sure to take little to no damage and get the last hit on the large creatures. From there, you should be level two and can go about normal clearing until you can back for the next items.
Starting with Duo Lane Side (Bot if Blue side):
Again, ask the support to tank the Krug for you while you clear this. You may want to hold onto smite for the Red buff, but that's a preference of smite bonuses. Kite Red Buff and clear as best you can, then move immediately to scuttle crab (If you smite Krug, then smite should be available for Scuttle, SMITE IT). Proceed to clear Raptors then back for next items.
Farm until level 6
Thereafter, I think it's really important that you farm farm farm until you are level 6. Unless an enemy solo laner is out of position (Pushed up w/o ward coverage and some missing health), do not gank until you have your ultimate.
Once level six, you have became the terrifying jungle assassin that the enemy team will hate with the fury of seven suns. Be sure to buy pink wards and trinket to clear wards. Start ganks from the bush, Ultimate inside the bush and rush to the unsuspecting foe, E to close any necessary gap and finish them.
Remember all of your abilities have slows built in, it is wise to hold onto your E in case they flash to close the gap again.
This should go without saying, but this type of Jungler needs to be calculated and intelligent. Only gank when you have a good vision control surrounding the area otherwise, you are very squishy and will die quickly.