Talon Build Guide by NZnicholas
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Mid Lane Build
Optional Defense Item
Optional Offense Item
Core Defense Item
Finalized Item Build
Heavy Armor Penetration
Defensive Armor Pen.
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.
I'm ArhNZaii from UOW, Welcome to my Talon's Guide for Top/Mid lane.
It's quite rare for Talon to take top because of it's sustain power.
This guide contains 2 Builts. Top&Mid(Talon item is slightly difference. And Talon it's meant to be a glass cannon.(If you want the best output damage from Talon!)
Talon is expert at countering Squishy&most AP&ADC champion, e.g. Ashe, Caitlyn, Miss Fortune, Annie, Evelynn, Ezrealand many more common mid lane.
Sorry for my bad grammar&weak explaintion and have fun reading. Cx
My 2nd time writing a guide =>_<=
SLICE THEM UP AND COOK THEM UP!!!
Masteries - What to take and what to don't take?
Masteries for Talon is 21:6:3
Prio on offense and utility,for utility you can either get Mana Regeneration/Movement Speed/Defense(My guide for is making him to become a perfect glass cannon!
Runes - What you need? Why do you need it?
Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
Greater Mark of Armor Penetration
Greater Seal of Armor
Greater Quintessence of Armor Penetration
You get armor penetration for greater damage output and if your top opponent don't get armor runes, you dealt Pure+EXTRA damage (For all of your skills)if their armor is soft.
More armor penetration the better damage you dealt with your AD.
Most top laner dealt more AD than AP, get this for more protection against AD champions.(You get Greater Seal of Magic Resist]] if your Top opponent is AP champion or you are taking Mid lane!)
Take it for AP Mid/Top(You can replace with armor runes if required but you are very vulnerable to AP champion while teamfights!)
Skill Sequence - Take a good look of this one if you are not familiar with
Focusing onShadow Assault>Rake>Noxian Diplomacy>Cutthroat
GettingNoxian Diplomacyas prio skil is viable but I don't recommend you to takeNoxian Diplomacy as prio first for my item built.
SkipCutthroat at lvl 5 if you wants to play defensive or focus yourRake.
Talon'sMercy, you deal more damage(10% more damage with Talon's basics attack) on unit that is slowed, immobilized, stunned, suppressed; as in these are CCs.
You can score a critical hit withNoxian Diplomacy(Your base damage+the bonus damage of it!)
Rakeis shaped in cone shape, so hit them in the end of the skill for bigger AOE.
Shadow Assaultis the key of your skill if you going for a teamfights.
Noxian Diplomacy gives vision of the champion you hit on and bleed. Bleed is very useful at early game! With bleed you don't have to use Ignite sometimes.
Spells - What summoner spells should I take?
For Summoner Spells you will need these:
This is how you make your meal delicious! Slice, Chop, chop even more! and cook the food in right timing.
Chase a Talon? Most likely possible only if you are another !
Can be countered with ignite.(Barrier is your choice.)
Counter ignite or CCs.(Actually, Quicksilver Sash
You don't need these:
Talon consume alot of mana but its not worth for trading an ignite or flash just to take this!
Items - What you require? What to buy?
Get Last Whisper& The Black Cleaverfor better and deadlier armor penetration!
Ravenous HydraYou might say it's an item for , But why do you need that? Planning to face on face brawl with a bruiser?e.g. Or Bink in and activate Hydra for once and die for nothing?
Phantom Dancer Same like Ravenous Hydra, you don't need this! My built style doesn't need critical chance. Attack Speed for Talon? I only can say that it's not his item.(You can try if you wanted, also this guide don't suits you.)
Guardian AngelYou get this for most of the build.Can be traded with another The Bloodthirster.
Warmog's Armor/ Randuin's Omen/ Frozen Malletis exchangeable with Guardian Angel(If you don't need it).
Exchange another The Bloodthirsterfor more defense item if you and your team really needed.
Or buy a full set of The Bloodthirster and a boots. Cx
Farming - How to farm with this champion?
Talon's mid-late game farming power is incredible.( Rakecan clear a wave of minions!)
Noxian DiplomacyProcs onBuildings too.
Most likely Noxian Diplomacyis your early game tools for taking a last hit.
Pros / Cons
+ Noxian Diplomacy Give you free vision of the champion that you hit, comes with bleed.
+ Talon Can be sacrifice easily that bring victory for your team!
+ Mercy Deals bonus damage to CC-ed unit!
+Extreme burst damage.
+Can easily counterpick enemies.
-Low Health capacity.
-Badly lack of Magic Resist.
-Can be countered with Oracle's Extract.
Unique Skills - Some combo technique I learnt myself
Remember Talon's combo is lay CCs on an enemy then
Use Shadow Assaultto chase up or get off enemy with the Invisible state and bonus Movements Speed!
I hope I'd helped you out, good luck summoner :>