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League of Legends Build Guide Author Pinksagee

Talon AD build.(VeryDetailed)

Pinksagee Last updated on August 28, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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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: 0

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

Utility: 9

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Hello guys! Its Pinksagee showing you how to rape as Talon, the Blade's Shadow.

Talon's earliest memories are the darkness of Noxus' underground passages and the reassuring steel of a blade. He has no memory of 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 incredible skills with the blade earned him great notoriety. Various guilds sent assassins against him with a demand: join their ranks or be killed. His response was to leave the bodies of his pursuers stuffed in a dark corner or dumped in Noxus' moat. Having lived on the streets, Talon knew better than to waste - he claimed a blade from every failed attempt on his life, gathering a seemingly endless collection of weaponry.

The assassination attempts grew increasingly dangerous until one assailant met Talon blade-for-blade in a match of strength. To his astonishment, Talon was disarmed. He was facing down his executioner's sword when the assassin revealed himself to be General Du Couteau. The General offered Talon the standard of life that befitted an agent of the Noxian High Command in exchange for his allegiance. Talon accepted 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 assassinations on Du Couteau's orders until the day that the general disappeared. Talon's suspicions led him to the doors of the Institute of War, where he joined the League of Legends in order to find the parties 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." - Katarina Du Couteau
source;LoL Forum

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Summoner's Spell

is always good to chase or to escape from a death. I hightly recommand it.
Since we got a talent point for I also recommand it. It's great to slow your ennemy, and grant you a kill or to run away, escaping from a death.
To replace Flash, escaping from a death or to chase your enemy, always good.
To use in 5vs5 ONLY. If your recalling to buy/heal yourself & you don't want to miss exp, always good to teleport near your turret & start farming back.

All the others aren't that good, but it's always your choice.

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Masteries & Runes.

21 in Offense; Make sure you got , the additional effect on your exhaust is really important. Of coure, I pick up speed, armor pen, critical chance and of course, damage. Those 4 things is VERY useful for Talon.

9 in utility; I went for hp/mana regen, it's always good, and more exp.

Greater Quintessence of Desolationx3 More Armor Pen! Always good for Talon.

Greater Mark of Desolationx9 Talon is an assasin, and everyone know that an Assasin need to penetrate the armor.

x9 Talon is squishy, he need Armor.

x9 Talon is squishy, he need Magic Resistance.

This is all for Masteries & Runes.

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Mercy(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.

Cutthroat: 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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This is great, if you want to chase your ennemy or to run away like a real Assasin, get those. If they got many champions that got stun, silence, fear or whatever in the ennemy team, grab Mercury's Treads. Having Ionian Boots of Lucidity for the cooldown reduction. But it's by preference, & I prefer running around and ganking ppl fast'n'clean.

This item is needed. It give nice bonus, +30 attack damage & 15% Crit chance. The Unique passive is good too, 20% armor pen + a beautiful 15% cd reduction, amazing uh, but wait, the Unique Active is even more amazing. Gaing 50% attack speed + 20% movement speed for 4 SECONDS, and when you hit someone, you gain 2seconds, maximum to 8seconds, it's simply AMAZING! & It only got 60seconds cooldown so.. =) Use it on every Team fight/1v1 or whatever.

This is excellent. The Unique Passive will pop out each time you do an ability, increasing your next attack damage by 150%. It deal very good damage with .

20 Attack Damage, pretty great + 500 HP. I like the +500 hp, it gonna help you to stay alive more longer. The Unique passive is good, you gonna slow the ennemy movement for 40% for 2.5 seconds, he won't gonna go away with this item, trust me.

What about this item. +80 attack damage, always good for raping an ennemy + 25% crit chance, why not? I also like the Unique Passive, your Crit will now deal 250% of ur damage instead of 200%, it add great damage.

You can always get for the last item a Talon is squishy, so some armor & magic resist is always welcome! & I like the Unique Passive, it ressurect you, so you can rape your ennemy back. Or you can also get a , , (very good agaisnt tank) (35 dmg + 30 magic resist, it can give you a shield that absorb 300 magic damage)

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Skill sequence.

It's always good to enter in a fight with your ultimate, E following with
R to blink to the target, then Q for additional damage then W to kill your ennemy. Use exhaust to slow your ennemy when you think that he could run away.

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Pros / Cons.

-Amazing damage
-Decent burst
-Can take down an ennemy extremly fast.
-Can easly handle a 2v1 (if your good of course & you know how to play him.)

-Ennemys will focus you since your damage are pretty hight.

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Farming is good for every champion.
If someone jungle on your team, go top. Try to kill as much as possible minions to get money & exp. Try to grab Blue & Red buff. Red is very usefull with your passiveMercy(Each time you attack an ennemy it slow him, and with your passive, you gain 10% more damage on him.)
Use your to farm.
Try to go top(solo). Same as 5v5 farming, use your to farm the minions. The black buff(movement speed) is usefull too, you'll be able to gank more.

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Kill/death ratios. Send me YOURS & I'll post it!

Send me your Kills/death ratios on a private message with the following image like this. Remember to put your name on it like the following one;
(Use Snipping Tool to render the image then Paint to enter a text on your image)

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I think I covered everything with Talon. I hope you enjoy the guide and rape everyone with it!
I'll still add new things, don't worry, this guide/build will always be up to date.
& please guys, I know that my english isn't very good, I'm a French Canadian, so please, don't say that I'm a ****** that need to learn english, thanks.

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Please remember that I read all your comments, it help me to edit my build, so be sure to put a comment! :) Thanks!

26/08/2011: Fixed up the Farming chapter.
25/08/2011: Masteries, OFFENSE. Removed 2 points from Brute Force to put 1 more point in Sorcery then 1 point in Archaic Knowledge, to gain more Armor Pen. Why I removed 2 points from BF? -2 or +2 damage won't do something big, so no need to spend points on this.Now in UTILITY; 2 points for Good hands, back to 1. ITEMS BUILD; I have switched things, thanks to RTTachi.I also have put new items. The Black Cleaver, The Doran's Blade & Berserker's Greaves have been removed to replace it by Boots of Swiftness and Sword of Occult.
24/08/2011:Build has been made