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Talon Build Guide by Coldsong

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[Season 11] - Coldsong's Talon Guide!

By Coldsong | Updated on May 4, 2021
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Runes: Assassin

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Taste of Blood
Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter

Nimbus Cloak
Absolute Focus

+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist


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LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite


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[Season 11] - Coldsong's Talon Guide!

By Coldsong
Hello guys, my name is Coldsong and thank you for reading the small little Talon guide I made. I have been maining him since season 8, and I would say that I have a decent amount of knowledge on him. I will update it with every patch, and in these next few chapters I will explain different things about Talon, such as combos and laning phase.
Pros and Cons Back to Top

Low skill floor
Insane early game
Very fun to play
High carry potential
Decent matchups


High skill ceiling
Bad when behind
Poor late game

Talon is a very fun champion to main, as there is plenty of stuff to learn and master on the champion. He has a low skill floor but a high skill ceiling, and while he has insane carry potential and a great early game, his late game is lackluster and he is very annoying to play when behind.
Combos Back to Top
Talon has pleny of combos, and here are a few essential ones to note

Noxian Diplomacy + Flash
This combo requires you to be a little outside of your maximum Q range. If you press Q on the enemy you want to jump to, then immediately flash, you will cancel your Q animation and immediately jump on them with little reaction time.

Rake + Noxian Diplomacy + Shadow Assault + Blade's End
This combo is known as the "flower combo" and it is the best oneshot combo for Talon. You W, then immediately Q on to them while your W is midflight, then you R while you are leaping at them, then immediately basic attack. This will instantly proc your passive and will destroy most squishies.

Noxian Diplomacy + Assassin's Path
This combo also requires you to be a little outside of your maximum Q range, but instead of using Flash, you instead jump over a wall and immediately jump at them. This combo cancels your parkour landing animation, and can surprise enemies on the other side of terrain.

Prowler's Claw to a minion + Noxian Diplomacy
This combo allows you to easily get into Q range without having to use a big ability like Flash or Shadow Assault. Prowler's Claw is currently Talon's best mythic, and the amount of combo possibilities it adds is insane. This combo can surprise your laner and lead to an easy kill.

Rake + Prowler's Claw + Shadow Assault + AA + Noxian Diplomacy + Blade's End
This combo uses your mythic at its full potential, since if you Prowler's right after you throw out your W, you can easily make your Ult and auto Q auto deal more damage due to the damage increase from Prowler's Claw.

Shadow Assault + Prowler's Claw + AA + Noxian Diplomacy + Blade's End
This is a good chase combo, and you can easily proc your passive with both waves of Shadow Assault and your Q. Prowler's acts as a free dash into melee Q range and also amplifies your auto Q auto combo.

Rake + Flash + Noxian Diplomacy
You want to use this combo if the second wave of your W Rake will not hit, and you know the enemy is low enough to die to your passive. Flash to the side so that you can guarantee the second W will hit, then Q onto them and activate Blade's End.
Laning Phase Back to Top
Talon is not bad level one, as you have safety with your W range and slow. Make sure to only use your W on the wave if you think you can also hit your laner, otherwise last hitting minions is more important in order to save up mana.

Talon has probably one of the best, if not THE best, level two in all of League. Your W and Q plus passive can deal 50% of an enemy's HP if they are not careful, and adding Ignite to this can easily get you first blood. However, if you Q onto an enemy you are vulnerable to them hitting skillshots, so only do it if you know their abilities are down. Also beware of them having Exhaust or Barrier.

Talon has an easier time helping out his team once he gets a point into Assassin's Path, so levels three, four, and five should be about looking around the map. Otherwise keep pressuring your laner or give them respect if they are an aggressive matchup like a LeBlanc.

After level six, you really want to look for roams around the map with your E and even picks with your R. This is around when laning phase is not that important to Talon, and also make sure to look for wards in order to surprise the enemy bot and top laners so that they do not see you early. Also, look for free turret plating in your lane or even other lanes.
Tips and Tricks Back to Top
There are many little surprises and fun mechanics that Talon has to offer! One of them is that your Q Noxian Diplomacy follows flashes, so if you time it right, you can kill a squishy AND waste their Flash! Also, your E is easily interrupted by hard crowd control, and will force you to your starting location AND put the terrain on a long cooldown, so use it when you know an enemy cannot hit you with an ability like Steadfast Presence or Vault.

Another tip is that your ultimate Shadow Assault is a great escape tool. Do not be afraid to use it in sticky situations! The invisibility plus movement speed is good to run away from enemies, and even juke them in different directions. Also, your E Assassin's Path causes your R to end, so make sure to use Shadow Assault AFTER you E over a wall.

This one is more obvious, but just always remember to weave in basic attacks with Noxian Diplomacy since it's an auto reset.
Conclusion Back to Top
Thank you once again for checking out my Talon guide! It would mean a lot to me if you let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions. One last thing I would recommend is to watch Yamikaze on YouTube or Twitch. He is really good at Talon and often reaches Challenger one-tricking him.

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