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Talon Build Guide by Ineuos

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Ineuos

Talon Tears-Off the Team's Tits

Ineuos Last updated on January 8, 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





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
3/
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Talon is the best 6300 IP purchase I've ever made. He is the king of kings and the god of gods. I like Talon.


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Runes

  • red - ArPen a must. Self-explanatory.
  • yellow - Talon is aggressive and squishy; thus he needs some kind of defense, health or armor.
  • blue - Self-explanatory. Get MR glyphs if you don't have the CD runes.
  • quint - Alternately CD, but again I go for ArPen.


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Masteries

Compliments the runes; self-explanatory.


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Item Notes

Ionian Boots of Lucidity -
Can alternatively be built after Sheen - the CDR is only useful if you have the mana pool to support it.
Alternatives:
AP / CC


Sheen - You can rush this item, especially if you need the mana to farm with W. Very good passive for Talon.


Trinity Force -
Excellent burst capabilities in the early game; better than flat AD (which is better in the late game).
Alternatives (see next section)
Tanky Talon
Glass cannon Talon


Bloodthirster (5th Slot) -
Icing on the cake for the late game.
Alternatives
At this point Talon can auto-attack pretty well.
You don't care and just want to chase people down.
Against tanky / AD.


Banshee's Veil -
I usually hold off till the end game to buy any defense.
Alternatives
Cheaper, fulfills much of the same purpose.
Against heavy AD.
lol sure why not.


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Final Builds

Examples


Please note that the non-standard builds are situational, and that 90% of the time a build without a rushed trinity force is an inferior build. People who forgo this option because "lol, no damage" do not understand Talon, do not understand League of Legends, and should, in fact, uninstall.


Standard

Heavy AD

Heavy AP

Noobstomp


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Pros / Cons

+ Pros

  • Best assassin in teamfights
  • Can do silly **** like tower dive and get away with it
  • Good farm / harass
  • Excellent synergy with Trinity Force; insane mid-game burst damage
  • Badass ult

- Cons

  • Uses mana, and uses it heavily
  • Weak until level 6
  • Underwhelming auto-attack till mid-end game.
  • CC hurts


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Playing

Early Game

  • Farm / harass with W; careful with mana
  • Once you get Ult and CDR boots, you will be a powerful ganker. Gank whenever you can.

Mid-Late Game
  • Gank, gank, gank
  • Do not fear teamfights. Be aggressive, and make good use of your AoE ult. Use W to slow a focused champ. Don't be afraid to dive if you have decent health: E in and Q, auto-attack, W, ignite, and R.


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Summary

Talon is one of my mains. I regularly get 16+ kills a game and 4 or less deaths. If you can play a decent assassin, then you will get fed regularly. The end.