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League of Legends Build Guide Author KillString

Talon - Meet The Burstpwner (Uptating&fixing every day

KillString Last updated on March 9, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction: Meet the Burstpwner!

Hi ladies and gents! My name is Alp (Turkey,17,male). And this is my first guide; Talon The Burstpwner
I met this game cause of one of my friends and I LOVED it! While I was leveling up and saving some IP to buy another assassin, I met Talon and I said myself "That's the one!". I saved 6300 IP and bought Talon in the end. But at the beginning, I was very very bad with him (If you are new with Talon read next sentence carefully!). Because I didn't know his ability of bursting down squishies or low-healthed hostiles, and if you want to play with Talon deadly, YOU HAVE TO FOCUS ALL OF YOUR SKILLS IN ONE TARGET. I didn't understand that like first 3-4 days with him and my friends just complained about Talon like "He's not a nice champ", "He's a total loser" etc. So don't worry about Talon when you are in the "meeting duration" with him. Your hands will get how to play with him in a couple games and you will have the reflexes of his skills.
But be careful, Talon is a little squishy. If you get focused during a fight, pop your ultimate or just flash outta there, your choice.
And remember " A kill is not worth to a death"* (I think Phreak said that)
*there are situations that can be an exception, your choice anyway


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Pros / Cons

Pros
+ Insane burst damage
+ Nice CC
+ Noxian Diplomacy has a funny CD and can hit CRIT (I hit +1.2k with it several times)
+ Looks and can be played like a real assassin
+ Nice mobility after you get your Cloak and Dagger (if you didn't get what I ment, wait until items section)
+ Awesome ganker
+ Hilarious trolling with Shadow Assault (pop it and run opposite direction if it's safe but be careful, don't do it so often otherwise enemy can chase you easily)
+ Crushes faces with his Shadow Assault if fed well ^^
Cons
- Quite squishy
- Slow until you get your Cloak and Dagger then Boots of Mobility
- Can be crushed early if you solo-top against champs like Olaf/ Xin Zhao/ Lee Sin/ Sion when opposite team has no jungler or AFK etc.


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
4/1
1/1
3/5
1/5
3/1
1/
1/5
3/1
2/1
3/5
21-0-9
The reason I build like this is my way of harrassment. I use cutthroat- Noxian Diplomacy- Rake combo a lot, or I just Rake the target, so we need that mana regen.

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Masteries
1/5
3/5
4/1
1/5
4/1
1/1
3/5
1/5
3/1
1/
2/5
2/1
3/5
1/5
21-9-0
Kinda defensive Mastery tree but I don't prefer it. However, it's your choice.


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Runes

ARMOR PENETRATION

Runes

Greater Mark of Lethality
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Lethality
4

We are a burst AD assassin and I use this rune build in my games and it supports the damage enormously
EARLY AD
Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Lethality
3

Grants a like +8,5 AD whole game, which is useless in my opinion.
FULL AD
Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Damage
9

Greater Glyph of Attack Damage
9

Greater Seal of Attack Damage
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
3

Grants 22 AD whole game. It's a nice bonus but, there's nothing to support your damage (I ment Armor Penetration)
Let's math!

20 AD costs 830 => 2x Long Sword

It's a low price and we build The Brutalizer first so if we get this bonus we will get a nice damage bonus but it will lose it's effectiveness in mid and late game.
Let's not waste IP and time to buy this runes. Their bonuses will be useless after 15-20 mins in game.


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Summoner Spells

Flash

This summoner spell is very versatile. The sudden blink wherever you want in its range can save your life or grant a kill. Or you can just troll the people who towerdives to you when you are very low. Works with your ulti as a nice escaping tool*.

* First pop ur ulti and run your escaping direction, cause the bonus MS you can get out enought but if someone is chasing (like freaking mobile champs Master Yi or Shaco) flash on a wall so it buys you the enough time to escape.


Exhaust

Oh another nice summoner spell! When you chase or duel someone that will be your best gun. That will stick your target to ground for 2.5 seconds and reduces the AS of the target champ and AP damage and all actives of items.
And also someone chase you (Like Master Yi) Exhaust him and run the f.ck away while you're laughing him cuz he wasted his ultimate.

ALTERNATIVES

Really? I don't think another alternative for Talon

Clairvoyance: Gotta be kidding me!

Ghost: I tried this and really this is not needed! Don't have any use with Talon, I think.

Heal: OK! It changes the duels course, it saves lives but I think it's noobish unless you are a support or supportank champ.

Cleanse: Hmm, nice spell really. I used to use it and it works well but since you got tenacity, don't need it that much.

Clarity: Where is your mind! BTW writing this reminded me this song, I LOVE IT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrHl0wpagFc

Teleport: Nice gank spell cuz you can teleport to wards in the bushes with it! Another usage of this is you can push turrets very quickly with it. Example: Pushing top and you got the first turret, recall, replenish and teleport wherever you want to push or gank!


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Passive: mercy

Talon deals %10 bonus damage on enemies which got slowed, stuned, silenced or snared etc.
Works well with your W and E, grants freaking nice damage output all the game.

"Q" Noxian Diplomacy

This ability crushes faces if you get The Brutalizer. Really good damage and nice DoT effect during 6 seconds after you hit an enemy with this, almost ensures the kill if you can use all your abilites well.

"W" Rake

This is our main harrass skill, and if you use it well, it can be very versatile. 2 hostiles chasing you but you have 2-3 cm between them? Pop this and they will suffer a great slow effect and no more danger!

"E" cutthroat

I think it's the best blink in the game! With its silence, you can avoid the sudden reflex of kinda CC from your opponent, ensures you to hit all of your abilities safely(that actually depends on situation, nevermind.). And it really distracts enemies in a teamfight, it can get the focus on you or outta you depending on the usage.
It also amplifies the damage Talon makes for 3 seconds.

"R" Shadow Assault

Nice damage and escape skill. It has two waves; 1. Poping it sends a wave of blades every direction and makes you invisible for -approximately- 3 seconds (This invisiblity cannot be detected by Oracle, several players said me).
2. Pressing "R" again will pull the blades back to yourself, so enemies are damaged again (every enemy can be damaged two times in this skill and your W)
If you are in a teamfight with low health, pop it. If there are low healthed enemies, they will die most possibly. You can also use it in a duel after first wave of your skill combo.

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COMBO OF TALON

E-Autoattack-Q-W-R

The reason why I make an auto-attack after cutthroat is, your Noxian Diplomacy resets the Auto-attack timer. So you hit an auto-attack and a Q so the damage you made your enemy increases nicely (And thanks to your cutthroat's damage amplifying, the damage output you make is increases.)


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Core Items

youmuu’s ghostblade

These four items are what you need to damage, chase and survive.

youmuu’s ghostblade

30 Attack Damage/ +%15 Critical Strike Chance / %15 CDR / +20 Armor Pen.
Active: Gives %20 movement speed and %50 attack speed for 4 seconds. Attacking enemies with melee attacks increases the duration by 2 seconds to a maximum of 8 secods. (60 sec. CD)

Really nice item with nice tools to chase, duel and burst. Worths every single golden coin you paid.

The Bloodthirster

+60 attack damage and %15 lifesteal
( Bonus stack: Every monster or minion grants +1 damage and %0.25 lifesteal MAX: 40 Damage and %10 Lifesteal)

Another very nice item! Stack is lethal to opponents, grants you +100 damage and %25 lifesteal when the stack is completed.

Infinity Edge

+80 Attack damage +%25 Critical Chance Passive: +%50 Critical Damage

That passive will crush faces with your Noxian Diplomacy! One of this will be enough, it’s pointless to stack two of this.

Frozen Mallet

+700HP +20 Attack damage Passive: Physical attacks will reduce targets movement speed %40 for 2.5 seconds (%30 for ranged attacks).

This item completes our core set. It will lock you to your target and grants you the kill in a duel (If a Master Yi pops his Highlander, this effect won’t affect him, Exhaust him instead.


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Situational Items

Heavy CC Enemy

Item Sequence











Long Sword
350

Long Sword
350

The Brutalizer
1337

Mercury's Treads
1100

B. F. Sword
1300

The Bloodthirster
3700

B. F. Sword
1300

Cloak and Dagger
1450

Boots of Mobility
900

Youmuu's Ghostblade
2900

Infinity Edge
3600

Frozen Mallet
3100

We’ll need both Tenacity and Movement speed, and Cloak and Dagger has nice Attack Speed and Critical Chance bonus and we get Movement speed bonus from Boots of Mobility’s passive. I usually use this build because enemy usually has enough CC to be pain in your .ss. It’s both good at chasing and running.
Squishy and Poor on CC Enemy
Item Sequence











Boots of Speed
300

Long Sword
350

Long Sword
350

The Brutalizer
1337

Boots of Mobility
900

B. F. Sword
1300

The Bloodthirster
3700

B. F. Sword
1300

Pickaxe
875

Infinity Edge
3600

Youmuu's Ghostblade
2900

Frozen Mallet
3100

Trinity Force
3733
Item Sequence











Boots of Speed
300

Long Sword
350

Long Sword
350

The Brutalizer
1337

Boots of Mobility
900

B. F. Sword
1300

The Bloodthirster
3700

B. F. Sword
1300

Pickaxe
875

Infinity Edge
3600

Youmuu's Ghostblade
2900

Frozen Mallet
3100

Guardian Angel
2400
Item Sequence











Boots of Speed
300

Long Sword
350

Long Sword
350

The Brutalizer
1337

Boots of Mobility
900

B. F. Sword
1300

The Bloodthirster
3700

B. F. Sword
1300

Pickaxe
875

Infinity Edge
3600

Youmuu's Ghostblade
2900

Frozen Mallet
3100

Banshee's Veil
2450

They are squishy and you got your damage, that’s enough. If they damage you well get a Guardian Angel or Banshee's Veil , but if they can’t damage you lethally, go with Trinity Force build, your choice. But I prefer bashee’s veil way because of it’s passive.


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Team Work

If you are laning with champs who has any CC, that will be nice! He'll stun and you will E-Q your target so your damage output will be increased %10, legen-wait for it-dary!

A squishy teammate is getting owned almost but they are still chasing him? Run and W them! Slow will grant him some time to run away.