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League of Legends Build Guide Author Buttsmecks

Talon; The anti-Carry...Carry?

Buttsmecks Last updated on August 27, 2011
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Team 1

Ability Sequence

4
8
10
12
14
Ability Key Q
1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key W
2
13
15
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18
Ability Key E
6
11
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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/
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

NOW THEN THIS IS IT! I'm sick and tired of saying Talon isn't an auto attack champion...EXCUSE ME? You read his moves? Grab yourself a Frozen Mallet, Cut Throat,Noxian Diplomacy, Rake, and now you're doing crazy auto attack damage. Talon is the ( or one of the best ) Anti Carry....CARRIES IN THE GAME...! Yet I don't see alot of guides going on for that!?!?

The main point of this guid is DPS and burst damage, imo this is how Talon is played.


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Introduction

NOW THEN THIS IS IT! I'm sick and tired of saying Talon isn't an auto attack champion...EXCUSE ME? You read his moves? Grab yourself a Frozen Mallet, Cut Throat,Noxian Diplomacy, Rake, and now you're doing crazy auto attack damage. Talon is the ( or one of the best ) Anti Carry....CARRIES IN THE GAME...! Yet I don't see alot of guides going on for that!?!?

The main point of this guid is DPS and burst damage, imo this is how Talon is played.


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Pros / Cons

PROS
1.Not as squishy as all carries but still pretty squishy
2.Datburst
3.Cut Throat ( say good bye to your flash ;D )
4.Short Cd on his ult....Which is also the best escape move in the world
5.Assassins are fun to play
6.I haven't lost a one on one yet ( aside from a fed champion )
7.Just fun to play

CONS
1.Gotta know when and when not to fight in a fight.
2.Early game can be somewhat difficult, especially if you're team mate is no good....By no means can he carry a lane until level 4 at the earliest.
3.Low base stats
4.Relies on you being able to out wit your opponent.
5.Vulnerable to CC


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Pros / Cons

PROS
1.Not as squishy as all carries but still pretty squishy
2.Datburst
3.Cut Throat ( say good bye to your flash ;D )
4.Short Cd on his ult....Which is also the best escape move in the world
5.Assassins are fun to play
6.I haven't lost a one on one yet ( aside from a fed champion )
7.Just fun to play

CONS
1.Gotta know when and when not to fight in a fight.
2.Early game can be somewhat difficult, especially if you're team mate is no good....By no means can he carry a lane until level 4 at the earliest.
3.Low base stats
4.Relies on you being able to out wit your opponent.
5.Vulnerable to CC


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Masteries

These are standard AD masteries make sure yours looks somewhat similar to this and you're all set.


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Masteries

These are standard AD masteries make sure yours looks somewhat similar to this and you're all set.


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Items

ALRIGHT THIS IS WHERE IMMA HAVE TO EXPLAIN ALOT I AM SURE!
FIRST OFF! Why make Talon an auto attack hero?
Well his abilities kind of imply that he should be I mean cut throat amplifies your attacks and abilities ( which are most likely going to be on CD in .25 seconds after using it so don't waste it. ) Mercy gives you 10% bonus damage so with a Frozen Mallet it's always give you 10% more damage.

ANYWAYS ENOUGH OF THAT! NONSENSE ON TO WHY I PICKED THE ITEMS!
Merc treads Pretty much reason for these, the tenacity. If you do get caught in a CC or even another Talon this will be the best bet of survival.

Infinity Edge Now Talon scales pretty well with AD in his abilities so having this is pretty great, as well as the 250% crit chance (since this is an auto attack build and all) it works all together quite well

Phantom Dancers Well I chose this over Yomu's for a few reasons, 1. I love the movement speed and attack speed.(especially on an assassin!) 2. I love the crit. 3. This is an auto attack build and having these on constantly rather than an active is necessary! For a burst build I do recommend Yomu however.

Blood Thirster Grab some nice extra bonus damage as well as great life steal, pretty much your sustainability.\

Frozen Mallet Slows down your opponent procs your passive AND gives you alot of much needed health, so it's pretty useful! Grab a Phage earlier on if you're having issues with survivability!

Banshee's Veil Pretty much only picked because it's one of my favorite defensive item....if you like a defensive item more grab that instead, this especially changes based on team comp...IE all AD replace this for a Thornmail lol.


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Items

ALRIGHT THIS IS WHERE IMMA HAVE TO EXPLAIN ALOT I AM SURE!
FIRST OFF! Why make Talon an auto attack hero?
Well his abilities kind of imply that he should be I mean cut throat amplifies your attacks and abilities ( which are most likely going to be on CD in .25 seconds after using it so don't waste it. ) Mercy gives you 10% bonus damage so with a Frozen Mallet it's always give you 10% more damage.

ANYWAYS ENOUGH OF THAT! NONSENSE ON TO WHY I PICKED THE ITEMS!
Merc treads Pretty much reason for these, the tenacity. If you do get caught in a CC or even another Talon this will be the best bet of survival.

Infinity Edge Now Talon scales pretty well with AD in his abilities so having this is pretty great, as well as the 250% crit chance (since this is an auto attack build and all) it works all together quite well

Phantom Dancers Well I chose this over Yomu's for a few reasons, 1. I love the movement speed and attack speed.(especially on an assassin!) 2. I love the crit. 3. This is an auto attack build and having these on constantly rather than an active is necessary! For a burst build I do recommend Yomu however.

Blood Thirster Grab some nice extra bonus damage as well as great life steal, pretty much your sustainability.\

Frozen Mallet Slows down your opponent procs your passive AND gives you alot of much needed health, so it's pretty useful! Grab a Phage earlier on if you're having issues with survivability!

Banshee's Veil Pretty much only picked because it's one of my favorite defensive item....if you like a defensive item more grab that instead, this especially changes based on team comp...IE all AD replace this for a Thornmail lol.


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Skill Sequence

Pretty straightforward! You're going to wanna Cut Throat, Noxian Diplomacy, then Rake. Now I save rake for last for one reason.....If you cut throat and you aren't used to the placement yet....you're just going to waste it. Use Noxian Diplomacy to grab a second to figure out what's happening just to pace yourself then throw down the rake and the opponent will be struggling to get away. NOW THEN THE ULTIMATE WHEN TO AND WHEN NOT TO USE IT!

Use this ability to either run away or to catch people running away from from you....You can also use this if you'd like to have a quick mop up after a team fight. Keep in mind this move does not do a ton of damage when compared to most ults but it does buff your speed and make you stealth'd so it's quite useful for an assassin such as yourself, the cd is so small don't worry if you use on accident just don't abuse it lol.

Don't use this to initiate! Are you kidding me? Seriously? Some people use this to initiate instead of letting any other champion in the world do it? No this is your escape mechanism incase things go bad for your team, it may have a short cd but team fights are generally shorter...
In other words EQW for life.


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Skill Sequence

Pretty straightforward! You're going to wanna Cut Throat, Noxian Diplomacy, then Rake. Now I save rake for last for one reason.....If you cut throat and you aren't used to the placement yet....you're just going to waste it. Use Noxian Diplomacy to grab a second to figure out what's happening just to pace yourself then throw down the rake and the opponent will be struggling to get away. NOW THEN THE ULTIMATE WHEN TO AND WHEN NOT TO USE IT!

Use this ability to either run away or to catch people running away from from you....You can also use this if you'd like to have a quick mop up after a team fight. Keep in mind this move does not do a ton of damage when compared to most ults but it does buff your speed and make you stealth'd so it's quite useful for an assassin such as yourself, the cd is so small don't worry if you use on accident just don't abuse it lol.

Don't use this to initiate! Are you kidding me? Seriously? Some people use this to initiate instead of letting any other champion in the world do it? No this is your escape mechanism incase things go bad for your team, it may have a short cd but team fights are generally shorter...
In other words EQW for life.


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Summoner Spells

Ghost and Exhaust are to be honest the only two I can recommend. You could replace ghost with flash but the cd difference and duration sells it for me over flash.
Exhaust > Any other debuff/offensive spell? WAAAH??
Uh yeah well Exhaust ruins your opponents damage and their speed and their defenses....ALSO IT PROCS YOUR PASSIVE! Overall great especially for early games. Having ignite over exhaust for this champion is just not a good idea overall. I mean you can do more damage over time than ignite easily. Cleanse would be useful......except once you have merc treads you're pretty much all set for CC during the laning phase and you can just pick up a banshee's so I wouldn't grab it.


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Summoner Spells

Ghost and Exhaust are to be honest the only two I can recommend. You could replace ghost with flash but the cd difference and duration sells it for me over flash.
Exhaust > Any other debuff/offensive spell? WAAAH??
Uh yeah well Exhaust ruins your opponents damage and their speed and their defenses....ALSO IT PROCS YOUR PASSIVE! Overall great especially for early games. Having ignite over exhaust for this champion is just not a good idea overall. I mean you can do more damage over time than ignite easily. Cleanse would be useful......except once you have merc treads you're pretty much all set for CC during the laning phase and you can just pick up a banshee's so I wouldn't grab it.


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Strategy

Early game you're going to sit in the bush rake minions and cut throat to initiate with your lane mate. The enemy lane mate will come in to try to save the target murder the target then exhaust the other champion...Easy double kill fb. This is the best way to roll in lane imo.

During a team fight Cut throat to the carry and burst the **** out of him....Once that's done the carry should be near dead kill with your auto attack and then move to the next squishiest with cut throat again. If you realize you're being focused, Ulti out of there and try again if you have enough health if you're low...Well I go with I'd rather not let them score and ace deal and go back to base and mop up kills if possible. Your blood thirster and silence should keep you in the fight as long as you aren't being hit by 3/5 champions consistently in the fight.

To catch a runner it's simple press R (maybe even ghost) get in range and press E and then you've won. lmao

Using this strategy even on one ones works fine the only difference is keep an out for a gank you do not wanna get stunned so if you see enemies popping out of bushes or waterbeds pop your ult and run the ef out of there or kite them to allies.


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Strategy

Early game you're going to sit in the bush rake minions and cut throat to initiate with your lane mate. The enemy lane mate will come in to try to save the target murder the target then exhaust the other champion...Easy double kill fb. This is the best way to roll in lane imo.

During a team fight Cut throat to the carry and burst the **** out of him....Once that's done the carry should be near dead kill with your auto attack and then move to the next squishiest with cut throat again. If you realize you're being focused, Ulti out of there and try again if you have enough health if you're low...Well I go with I'd rather not let them score and ace deal and go back to base and mop up kills if possible. Your blood thirster and silence should keep you in the fight as long as you aren't being hit by 3/5 champions consistently in the fight.

To catch a runner it's simple press R (maybe even ghost) get in range and press E and then you've won. lmao

Using this strategy even on one ones works fine the only difference is keep an out for a gank you do not wanna get stunned so if you see enemies popping out of bushes or waterbeds pop your ult and run the ef out of there or kite them to allies.


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Summary

In summary, after your burst....you turn into an auto attack champion. It's not a bad thing in fact it's one the better ways to go about it rather than burst and be useless....burst and then do more damage and then burst again. The only reason I would consider him an auto attack champion more than a burst is because.....I definitely do more damage with auto attack thanks to the passive than I do with the abilities as Talon.


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Summary

In summary, after your burst....you turn into an auto attack champion. It's not a bad thing in fact it's one the better ways to go about it rather than burst and be useless....burst and then do more damage and then burst again. The only reason I would consider him an auto attack champion more than a burst is because.....I definitely do more damage with auto attack thanks to the passive than I do with the abilities as Talon.


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Thanks!

Thanks for reading leave feed back below and lemme know how to improve the build ;)


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Thanks!

Thanks for reading leave feed back below and lemme know how to improve the build ;)