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League of Legends Build Guide Author vEquiinox

Counter-AP Mid

vEquiinox Last updated on December 18, 2011
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Talon Build

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.



Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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Talon is a very strong champion when played at mid lane, talon excels at bursting squishy targets and clearing minions very fast, which makes him a good pusher and overally a good champ in lane and teamfights, I hope you read my guide it will help you at high and low elo.Enjoy

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For runes take physical damage quints for the bonus damage, armor yellows for teamfights, magic resist or scaling magic resist for sustain in your lane vs the ap, and armor pen reds for bonus damage.Quints can vary but I recommend some sort of damage quints.

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Pretty self explanatory, 21-9-0, 21 in the offense for the nice damage and the 9 for a little bonus mr and armor for your lane and teamfights as talon is squishy.

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Items are essential on Talon, the order of the build is as follows
Merc threads
Last Whisper if they have armor but if they dont grab an infinity edge
Guard Angel because you need armor and magic resist when you get caught and the passive
Hexdrinker for a little more mr and damage and the shield is good
Ghostblade if you have extra money
Red and green pots/oracle

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Skill sequence

Skill sequence your skill sequence can vary most of the time you will be maxing your w rake to farm your lane but when you feel confident you can raise your q for extreme damage and easy killing potential. Your skill e,cutthroat will always be maxed last and take your ultimate at 6-11-16

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Ranked Play

Talon like I said can go against a bruiser at top but you should put him vs the ap at mid as his e will blink to them dodging their skillshots and you can deal massive burst, at level 6 you will be able to one shot people with your combo along with ignite and bleed from your q proc. Be aware though some ap champs are a little stronger vs talon such as katarina, annie and karthus so watch out for those champs but other than that it should be a smooth sail. Talon is a decent solo top but as i said he will probably lose to a tanky dps like riven or irelia.

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Extremely strong farmer
Massive Damage
Good burst
Good Sustain with thirster

Extremely Squishy if you build wrong
No escapes when ult is not up

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Talon clears creep waves easy with his rake ability but as for the jungle talon, don't its possible but its very slow.

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Team Fights

Like I said burst their carry most of the time you should win your mid lane because you can constantly kill the ap champ, this will put you very far ahead allowing you to burst the ad or ap carry which is your overally purpose as talon, dont stick to basic attacking a target for to long, talon is an assasin meaning he does not build phantom dancers(for you ****** talons...)uss your abilities when they're up and if you're fortunate to get a blue buff harass with your rake whenever you can.

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Unique Moves

This is a fun section a couple of tips for the more advanced talon players,
-Farm a lane and when their whole team comes for you juke with your ult
-Never underestimate your damage if you get jumped on chances are you can burst one of them
-Flash along with your e and ult will allow you to close distances very quickly
-Blinking to minions with your e can dodge skillshots or even run away
-Your passive on your q plus ignite deals massive damage at lowers levels usually guaranteeing you a first blood, it also scales so your doing 500 damage late game from just that

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On a final note

Like i said talon is very underrated post-nerf, he's personally my favorite champ so try him out dont be ******ed and build phantom dancers or atmogs because talon is a burst, frozen mallet is ok but just grab a red buff to trigger your passive, your job is to burst one and just get out of the place, tri-force is also a viable item on talon, feel free to try your own build but mine if the best in almost all situations. Good Luck to all talon players and see you on the fields of justice=]