Talon Build Guide by easylevel

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League of Legends Build Guide Author easylevel

TALON ********IT

easylevel Last updated on October 16, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

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Just a guide on how I build/use him =D

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+10% damage if target is under CC, decent passive
A decent passive, nothing too great but better than alot. A mistake that people do, is to build specifically to utilise this passive. Its not worth it, 10% is chump. Think of it as a nice bonus, nothing more.

Noxian Diplomacy

Nuke and applies bleed. Good nuke, use after initiate.
An incredibly nice nuke since it resets the attack timer which is core in this crit based build. The bleed is a nice bonus, but the revealing of the enemy champion can enable another ally to cut the retreat path of fleeing enemy to finish him off. Very nice.
Resets attack timer so time an auto attack before using this.
Bread and butter skill late game, main source of burst.
Immediately use this after raking an enemy.


AOE slow and damage. Bread and butter skill early, use to prevent fleeing
Similar to Sivir’s throw, though does significantly less damage and range. Generally the bread and butter skill, since it provides a nuke but also most importantly, a slow enabling you to get close to unleash more crits and abilities (most notably Noxian Diplomacy)
The main ability to slow enemies. Immediately use this after initiating to prevent fleeing.
A staple ability to efficiently farm, especially against a tough lane enemy


Blink towards enemy causing silence and amping subsequent attacks/ability. Initiate with this
Good skill to initiate with because of its silence which prevents immediate reactions; meaning a very short time to land some pot shots. You can also use this defensively. For example blinking to an enemy creep behind you, or using neutrals to juke and jive around shrubs.
Standard blink towards enemy
Does no damage however does briefly silence the target
This ability does not do damage hence does not break the stealth of Shadow Assault (ulti).

Shadow Assault

Ultimate, on low CD, sick damage and speed boost. Use this as the killing blow.
Self explanatory, though the stealth does offer some utility in escaping messy situations. However this does do AOE damage, so if you place yourself correctly you can get some sick damage.
The cooldown is rather low, so don’t be afraid to use it to clear creep waves to save a tower for example. Remember, towers win games, not potential kills.

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Main rune set

Greater Mark of Desolation Greater Mark of Desolation
Armour penetration emphasises Talon's prowess early-mid game. Gives him a much needed damage boost against champions (especially tanky ones).

Greater Seal of Malice
Critical change for that extra boost. You could actually substitute this seal for something else, but i like extra crit personally since Talon is quite starved for crit early in the build.
Greater Glyph of Focus
CD reduction is awesome, especially with ioinian boots and ghostblade you're pretty much reached the cap of CD reduction. Generally this scales well throughout the whole game so worthwhile.

Greater Quintessence of Desolation Greater Quintessence of Desolation
Armour penetration emphasises Talon's prowess early-mid game. Gives him a much needed damage boost against champions especially tanky ones.

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Summoner Spells

Flash gets you in a good position for a gank, and when your about to die you can flash away and survive.

Exhaust is a really good chasing spell if they are on low hp and are still running.

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Core Items

You must get it each game in order

Boots of Speed
Always get boots first then turn them into Ionian boots

The Brutalizer
An important item in every Talon’s repertoire early game. Provides AD, armour penetration, and cooldown reduction

B. F. Sword
BF sword gives Talon that extra AD boost when the brutalizer stops cutting it. The reason this item is within the core items is that its preps the build to deviate in a number of items depending on personal playstyle.

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Key Items

These are the items you would see in almost all your matches and try and aim for these after you got the core items

Infinity Edge
Awesome item +150% crit damage nuff said
By the lategame, spamming abilities will do much less damage than pure crit AD burst build. This item lets you transition into that role. Great mid to lategame item, well worth its investmen

Phantom Dancer
Crit and good lategame
Actually a godlike item to accompany the core builds of Talon. Crit, movement speed and attack speed just makes this item out of this world. Great choice to really push that crit chance. Attack speed would scale nicely into the very late game phase. When fights become more prolonged and burst from spells just don't cut it, this item will help you tremendously, since it provides you with a wild crit chance and with ghost blade active on you will have no problem destroying tough enemies in the late game.

The Bloodthirster
Best damage item in game, that is all
A great item on Talon since it offers straight damage and lifesteal. Also, Talon is quite good at farming creeps, so bloodthirster should be easily stacked. Bloodthirster also offers the most straight damage of any item meaning that your abilities and crits will benefit greatly from this item.

Youmuu's Ghostblade
Great active and CD reduction
Sick item on talon once you get the core items done. Offers +dmg, crit, CD reduction and amour penetration. In fact, this item was under my thought as to whether I should include this in the core items. Builds from brutalizer and does its active does sick damage in conjunction with the BF sword.