My experience in League Of Legends with Talon (2012)
UPDATED SEASON 3 PATCH 2012:
Talon no doubt is one of my favourite champions of the league, it's been some time now since he's been around and I think some of us should get back to him because he can be quite a reliable champion to have in a team and he is an awesome assassin. Assassin is by far my favourite class because I like the role of stealth, going in there, quickly getting your kills and come out of there safely. This is Talon.. the shadow blade :) I hope you find this build interesting and I wish you would do great in games just as much as I have won in games with Talon ^^
Talon hides in the shadows.. and attacks with suprise, Just like Altair.
The assassin's might.. Tips and Tricks with Talon.
Talon no doubt is a killer, a very strong assassin who has some crazy damage output on the enemy. His job is to gank, control his lane without a problem using Rake to his advantage. His job is to kill and save his allies with all he can. Talon relies on all his skills. If he focuses on one champion, that champion is long gone, he would be chopped to pieces if you play Talon correctly. With these masteries.. runes.. and items, you as an assassin, would do some crazy damage. This build mainly focuses on damage output and survivability.
IMPORTANT ---- Talon should NEVER enter a fight first, he is not the one who should start a fight and I HIGHLY recommend you stay behind your team. let them go in first, only attack first when you know you're going to win the fight. come in there with all your skills and rip your enemy to shreds. I explain how you do this in the next chapter "So how do you fight your enemy..? (Laning and ganking)
It is very important you don't miss your W, as part of Talon's passive, your W is very important to slow the enemy and his passive gives him more damage to kill the enemy, don't miss your W in the team fights, use it wisley. If you do miss it don't panic, stay back and don't fight unless you get CC'ed by Leona's ult, Malzahar's ult, warwick's ult .. these kind of ultimates that makes you stay in your place .. then you're in trouble. use your ultimate or cuthroat to escape. Remember to try not to miss Rake as it is important to land it correctly.
Here is an awesome Penta kill with Talon, notice how he uses rake and the amazing damage he deals, Talon is a magnificent champion :)
PROS and CONS.
PROS: -He can do alot of damage if he focuses on one enemy.
-His abilities are super awesome.
-He's a reliable teammate to have as an assassin for great ganking and laning.
-His farm is amazing, using Rake to your advantage.
-He looks like altair from assassin's creed, awesome.
-He has lovable skins.
- You can use your E on their minions to escape enemies, similar to Katarina's shunpo, but you can't do it on your own minions.
-You can use your ultimate to escape.
CONS: -He can be a bit squishy at times.
-If he gets focused, suppresed, imoblized, there would be a problem.
-He relies on all his abilities all the time, but that's not necessarily a bad thing and is a small complain because you do have the cooldown boots and brutilizer to do the most damage you can.
So how do you fight your enemy..? (Laning and Ganking)
First off, Talon can deal so much damage to one enemy like you would not believe. his skills are magnificent, he is a true killer. Rush in with your Q activated, then press E on your enemy, this will automatically hit the enemy with Q when you press E on them doing so much damage, then press R for your ultimate ability and walk towards where he's running away, if he isn't running away, spin around him and wait for cooldown, you can reactivate R to bring the blades back to you if he's low hp.. but you can easily use your W after your first activation on R. and that would bring the blades back to you and you would hit Rake and destroy your enemy, slowing him and giving him no chance.
So here is how you do it:
Activate Q (It's better if they don't see that you activated it, activate it inside a bush) after you activate Q, E, then R, and then W, then hit him with basic attacks and by then he should be dead. if not then you have focused a champion you shouldn't focus such as a tank, this is mainly a good combination of using these skills on AP carries and AD carries or even AD bruisers, it could rip them to pieces easily.
Masteries and Runes.. So why do I pick those specific ones?
These runes I use on almost all champions that are similar to Talon.
I like to use attack damage runes mainly because I want to have a good early game.. armour penetration can wait later on if the enemy builds armour. I know some people prefer armour penetration but this is mainly focusing on how I would play talon, having a bad early game is also not a good thing, you want to have good early damage so you can become stronger later on, attack damage marks are the way to go guys :)
Seals I pick armour, it's important to have good defense against your enemy, buying guardian angel at the end does help increase that little gap thanks to armour seals.
Glyphs I pick magic resist, again for the same reason as seals, buying guardian angel gives you magic resist and armour so that you would have a bit of survivability in you.
Okay, so for masteries...
Why do I pick these masteries? well, first off, Talon needs the armour penetration in offense from attack speed and also to put cooldown 2/4, this is because you would want to use his abilities fast as he clearly relies on his abilities to win a fight. you need your abilities ALL the time, Buying brutilizer and boots of lucidity does help since they both give you cooldown which is awesome. you could dominate right in the beggining of the game. the rest are armour penetration masteries and increase attack damage dealt, which is essential for Talon. Also getting life steal in offense does help because you're buying blood thirster. The amount you life steal is amazing :)
I pick utility masteries instead of defence, here is why.. the movement speed and mana regenration are incredibly essential on Talon, you would want to catch up to your enemies and and kill them quick as that is the job of an assassin. use defence if you like .. I personally want to catch up to my enemies and kill them fast.
You are playing a balanced talon with amazing attack damage, amazing speed, and amazing survivability ^^
Items in season 3..
Okay so Black cleaver has been made an incredibly amazing item for talon in season 3, it's everything that talon needs which is why I buy this item first thing! It has Attack damage, armour penetration, cooldown, health, and the same old passive and it works brilliantly! attack speed is gone now on the black cleaver but that doesn't matter, this item is incredibly amazing and I do get attack speed by the end of the build to give a bit more of an offense.
This is actually an incredibly cool item to get, it's almost like hexdrinker but without the shield .. and it has decent damage and magic resist.. if you are having a problem with magic dealers grab this item it will prove to be amazing, the great thing is you build a BF sword so it does actually do more damage than the full built maw of mormolus from hexdrinker.
Thank you guys for watching over my build I hope this helps in a way to really do awesome with the amazing Talon, I hope you win many games with this build, glad I could help ^^ It would mean alot if you could give me feedback on this build and rate it, means alot, thank you :)
The Legendary Talon.
Truly one of the best assassins in the league, Talon is a beast :)
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