Talon Build Guide by Dabooss
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Hello and welcome to the Smooth Criminal Talon Guide, with this guide you will be able to assassinate the enemies early game and late game. While Talon is a more Solo Top char i also play him mid. A lot of people disagree with this but talon is every mages counter. Even Kassadin. The bad side of the story is u will not have an ap carry unless the solo is ap for example Mordekaiser. But don't worry, if u do your job well they won't have an ap carry aswell. Talon's lore is down below.
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
Pros / Cons
+ Amazing burst early on
+ Can take out ad carry very easy
+ Can get out of ganks very easy with ult
- Squishy until lvl 5
- Item dependent
U can choose either Greater mark of strength of Greater Mark of desolation they are both good on him,but i prefer more damage on him considering all of his attacks rely on AD. For seals i take flat armor for more durability late game considering he wont have armor from any items and magic resist glyphs for obvious reasons, reducing damage taken from mages. The best quints are armor penetration beacuse at the beginning u will have 10 armor pen + at lvl 4 when u will get brutalizer u will have 35 armor pen and u will deal true damage to mages.