Talon Build Guide by bufflaygz

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League of Legends Build Guide Author bufflaygz

Talon, Trick CD Burst, Simple and Easy.

bufflaygz Last updated on August 24, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
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.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 9

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 0

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"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"

What kind of champion is Talon?

Talon is an assassin type AD burst, who uses Sivir type "pulls" and skill shots for double hits.

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Pros and Cons

-Low CD Ult and generally low CD abilities
-Stealth tricks
-Can escape ganks easily
-Point silence
-Massive burst
-Mana efficient

-Somewhat squishy
-Early game sucks
-Have to learn to use and rotate cooldowns for max burst

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Summoner Spells

Flash and Exhuast. 'Nuff said.


-Flash for positioning, initiations, escaping, chasing, etc.
-Exhuast to help 1v1 solo, slow chases, reduce damage.

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Masteries and Runes

Red Marks - Greater Marks of Desolation
Seals - Greater Seal of Alacrity
Glyph - Greater Glyph of Alacrity
Quints - Greater Quint of Fortitude

Why these choices? Armor pen marks is an obvious. Seals and Glyphs of MR and Armor because Talon is extremely bad at early game laning. Alternatives would be AD for better harass with "W". Quints of fort to help in lane.

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(Passive): Talon deals more damage with his basic attacks to any target that is slowed, stunned, immobilized, or suppressed.

: Talon's next basic attack deals an additional physical damage. If the target is a champion, they will bleed, taking additional physical damage over a period of time and revealing their location for the duration.

: Talon sends out a volley of daggers that then return back to him, dealing physical damage every time it passes through an enemy. Additionally the enemy is slowed for a short duration.

: Talon instantly appears behind his target, silencing them and amplifying his damage against that target.

(Ultimate): Talon disperses a ring of blades and gains stealth while gaining additional Movement Speed. When Talon emerges from stealth, the blades converge on his location. Every time a blade passes through an enemy, they receive physical damage.

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How to Play Talon

Talon plays like most melee characters, the trick however is to watch his cooldowns and to keep auto attacking. Many players will spam abilities but not auto attack. THIS IS BAD PLAY. You will minimize your damage overall and fall behind in lane harass.

Entering a fight:
Enter with E, followed by a W, then Q. Depending on the situation, you should have time to rotate the cycle again. This is where the trick play comes into play. You can either rotate your burst cycle again, or if the opponent is low enough, use your ULT right after the set of cools.

Sit in your ult, and MAKE SURE YOU POSITION YOUR SELF WITH THE ENEMY IN STEALTH, then come out once cools come back. Open up with E and your W should do MASSIVE damage. By this time you will just have to finish off either with exhaust or flash.