Talon Build Guide by MaJ3sticDragon
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Talon is a melee assassin, he uses components such as stealth and speed to hunt down targets one-by-one. Talon is by far my favourite champion the League of Legends has provided us with.
Talon-The Blade's Shadow
Talon's earliest memories are the darkness of Noxus' underground passages and the reassuring steel of a blade. He remembers no family, warmth, or kindness. Instead, the clink of stolen gold and the security of a wall at his back are all the kinship he has ever craved. Kept alive only by his quick wits and deft thievery, Talon scraped out a living in the seedy underbelly of Noxus. His mastery of the blade quickly marked him as a threat, and Noxian guilds sent assassins to him with a demand: join their ranks or be killed. He left the bodies of his pursuers dumped in Noxus' moat as his response.
The assassination attempts grew increasingly dangerous until one assailant met Talon blade-for-blade in a match of strength. To his surprise, Talon was disarmed and facing down his executioner's sword when the assassin revealed himself to be General Du Couteau. The General offered Talon the choice between death at his hand, or life as an agent of the Noxian High Command. Talon chose life, on the condition that his service was to Du Couteau alone, for the only type of orders he could respect were from one he could not defeat. Talon remained in the shadows, carrying out secret missions on Du Couteau's orders that took him from the frigid lands of Freljord to the inner sanctums of Bandle City. When the general vanished, Talon considered reclaiming his freedom, but he had gained immense respect for Du Couteau after years in his service. He became obsessed with tracking down the general's whereabouts. Talon's suspicions led him to the doors of the Institute of War, where he joined the League of Legends in order to find those responsible for Du Couteau's disappearance.
''The three deadliest blademasters in all of Valoran are bound to the house of Du Couteau: my father, myself, and Talon. Challenge us, if you dare.'' - Katarina Du Couteau
Flash - An excellent summoner spell if you would like to have a quick escape or a great gain in a chase.
Ignite - A good spell that can be very useful early game if you would like to get alot of kills. It loses its usefulness late game but can still get you the occasional kill.
I use these runes for the following reasons:
Greater mark of Desolation -A great rune to help give you extra burst damage and attack damage early game.
Greater seal of Resilience - As Talon is quite squishy early game and an easy target. I find that extra armour allows him to harass more efficiently early game.
Greater Glyth of sheilding- Again, Talon is quite a squishy champion so if you want to have a better early harassing game i recoomend taking this glyth as it can majorly disarm a mage that you may be laining against and give you the upper hand for early game.
Greater Quintesence of Desolation- A brilliant rune to give you major burst damage early game and allow you to in most cases get first blood.
When using Talon in a team fight you want to stay close to your teams tank or support. Use shadow assault and then cut-throat to your opponent which will allow all of shadow assaults blades to inflict damage on the opponent. Use rake to slow them and surrounding enemies. Hopefully by this time your cut-throat has finished its cool down and you can finish them off with a cut-throat and a hit of noxian diplomacy.
Pros / Cons
-Crazy Damage Output.
-Amazing early game and late game harassment.
-Very fun to play.
-Can Carry a whole team.
-Targeted Quite alot if he is a good carry.
Talon is by-far the funnest champion I have ever played. He is a great champion to use if you would like to get a numerous amount of kills and kill the opposition like a BOSS!!!!