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Talon Build Guide by MrLawLaw

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League of Legends Build Guide Author MrLawLaw

MrLawLaw's mid Talon guide

MrLawLaw Last updated on August 15, 2012
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Ability Sequence

3
8
10
12
14
Ability Key Q
1
4
5
7
9
Ability Key W
2
13
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 2

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 7


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Introduction

Hello, MrLawLaw here bringing you my first ever guide. Hope you Enjoy ^^

Why play Talon mid, you might be asking. Well talon is a complete ANTI AP, able to counter nearly all ap mids due to his amazing skill set and HUGE potential burst damage. He also does great with blue buff and can potentially roam effectively too. Don't get me wrong though, Talon can also be a great top but a lot of the time he will be countered by stronger bruisers since Talon is not the best laner. This guide will be specifically for Talon being played mid.


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Pros / Cons

Pros

    Amazing burst damage.
    Counters nearly all ap mids.
    Massive ad ratios
    Great ganker
    Snowballs like a mofo.

Cons
    Cooldown reliant
    Squishy
    Hard time laning (Mainly because he is melee)
    No escape until level 6.
    Can be countered by stacking armour.


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Abilities

Mercy Mercy
Not the best passive yet not the worst. Works well with a Frozen Mallet if you decide to build it.

Noxian Diplomacy
This ability has a short cooldown and apply's on hit effects making Sheen a good choice for Talon. The DOT effect has a crazy AD scaling so if they do manage to escape, they will often die to the DOT anyway. Max this ability second.

Rake
This is Talon's bread and butter, it allows him to harass and farm from a distance. The slow will also give the damage buff from your passive. Max this ability first.

Cutthroat Cutthroat
This ability is used to start your combo, it adds a damage buff for a few seconds and silences the enemy making counter harass nearly impossible. Max this ability last.


This is Talon's ultimate, it can be used for escaping or damage. you can double tap it for quicker burst damage or you could leave it on when escaping or waiting for cooldowns. Max this ability whenever you can.

Summoner spells

Ignite
Ignite is a MUST HAVE, the true damage will help if your opponents stack armour to counter you. The ignite also gets the 15% damage increase from Talon's cuttroat and the 10% from his mercy. That's a total of 102 extra damage at level 18.

Flash
This is pretty standard, good for escaping or chasing, helps you get out of sticky situations but honestly you could swap if for something of your own choice if it suits you.


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Items

Good items for early game
Mercury's Treads
$1200
Boots of Mobility
$1000
Doran's Blades
$475
The Brutalizer
$1337
Hexdrinker
$1400
Vampiric Scepter
$450

Core items
The Bloodthirster
$3000
Last Whisper
$2290
Warmorg's Armor
$3000
Infinity Edge
$3830

Items to consider
Youmuu's Ghostblade
$2687
Maw of Malmortius
$3300
Frozen Mallet
$3250
Trinity Force
$4070
Atmas Impaler
$2355
Banshee's Veil
$2715


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Summary

This concludes my Talon mid guide, please leave some feedback to help me improve this and future guides. Hope you enjoyed and have fun playing Talon!