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Talon Build Guide by PASS10NE

Middle TALON Assassin/Bruiser guide/build for Season 11

Middle TALON Assassin/Bruiser guide/build for Season 11

Updated on May 6, 2021
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Runes: Conqueror Rune Page

1 2 3
Precision
Conqueror
Triumph
Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand

Domination
Taste of Blood
Ultimate Hunter
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

1 2
Ignite
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Win 52%
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Champion Build Guide

TALON Assassin/Bruiser guide/build for Season 11

By PASS10NE
Introduction
This is a Talon guide for players who want to main Talon. This is my first guide on Mobafire, so let me know if you have any suggestions <3! We will be tackling Talon's abilities, runes, combos, laning, and some tips. I am not the best Talon. There are a lot of Talons who are a lot better than me, but I want to share my knowledge with this champion and help those people who are struggling with Talon.
Abilities

We'll be taking a look at Talon's abilities!




Passive: Blade's End: Talon's spells Wound champions and large monsters, stacking up to 3 times. When Talon attacks a champion with 3 stacks of Wound, they bleed for heavy damage over time.

Q: Noxian Diplomacy: Talon leaps to a target, dealing physical damage on arrival. If cast within melee range, Talon does not leap but instead critically strikes his target for 150%. Whenever Noxian Diplomacy kills a unit, Talon heals and 50% of its cooldown is refunded.

W: Rake: Talon sends out a volley of daggers in a cone that return after a short delay. The initial hit deals 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 (+0.4 per bonus attack damage). The return hit deals 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 (+0.7 per bonus attack damage), and slows for 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60%.

E: Asassin's Path: Talon vaults over the nearest structure or terrain in a target direction. The vault's speed is affected by Talon's movement speed. Talon cannot vault over the same section of terrain for 160 / 135 / 110 / 85 / 60 seconds.

R: Shadow Assault: Talon disperses a ring of blades outwards and gains stealth for up to 2.5 seconds while gaining 40% movement speed. When Talon emerges from stealth, the blades converge on his location. Each time a blade passes through an enemy, they take 80 / 120 / 160 (+1.0 per bonus attack damage) physical damage. Each enemy can only be damaged once at the start of the ability and once at the end.

The blades can be redirected to the target of Talon's first basic attack.
Runes
[Conqueror Rune page:
CONQUEROR: Probably one of the most over powered runes in League of Legends, it gives you adaptive force and the healing for sustain when it comes to teamfights/skirmishes. I've lost count on how many times I've won fights with the help of conqueror. It also scales better than Electrocute.

TRIUMPH: I've also lost count on how many times I survived duels/team fights with triumph... This is a go to rune for Talon. It is good for surviving ignite/ DPS and good sustain in team fights. There is no other rune which is better than triumph as of now.

LEGEND: TENACITY: This rune is a must on Talon. One of Talon's biggest counters is CC. You'll have a hard time playing Talon when there's a lot of CC, so Tenacity is here to save the day! Tenacity helps you counter CC. You can go "LEGEND: BLOODLINE" when enemy team has no CC.

LAST STAND: Personally, I prefer LAST STAND than COUP DE GRACE when I go conqueror. When stacking conqueror, most of the time you'll probably lose some hp or even worse, get low hp, so this is when last stand shines with conqueror. Last stand also works well with Goredrinker if you're going to build bruiser. You can go COUP DE GRACE if you prefer.

TASTE OF BLOOD: This rune gives you healing and can help you heal when your CONQUEROR isn't stacked yet. You can change TASTE OF BLOOD to SUDDEN IMPACT if you want more lethality.

ULTIMATE HUNTER: RAVENOUS HUNTER and RELENTLESS HUNTER are both still viable and good on Talon, but ULTIMATE HUNTER is the best among the three. New Talon items give a lot of ability haste(CDR) and this works well with ULTIMATE HUNTER. Soon you'll feel like playing Talon URF

make sure to change bonus HP depending on who you're laning against.


ELECTROCUTE RUNE PAGE:

ELECTROCUTE: This is Talon assassin's main rune page. Talon's kit can easily proc electrocute, so bursting with Talon isn't difficult (There are some Talon combos below and all of those combos proc Electrocute.). Remember, Electrocute does not scale well and does not have CONQUEROR's sustain.

TASTE OF BLOOD: You will be needing this rune most of the time when you're going Electrocute. Taste of blood will give you healing and can help you win duels. You can change this to SUDDEN IMPACT if you prefer more Lethality.

EYEBALL COLLECTION: This is the best rune out of the three. Talon will be roaming often and will most of the time get takedowns(eyeballs), so this can help you scale a bit.

ULTIMATE HUNTER: RAVENOUS HUNTER and RELENTLESS HUNTER are both still viable and good to Talon, but ULTIMATE HUNTER is the best among the three. New Talon items give a lot of ability haste(CDR) and this works well with ULTIMATE HUNTER. Soon you'll feel like playing Talon URF.

ABSOLUTE FOCUS: This is a must on Talon. ABSOLUTE FOCUS works really well with Talon, since he will be most of the time combo-ing while above 70% hp.

SCORCH: Taking SCORCH is optional/situational. You can choose between NIMBUS CLOAK or SCORCH. I personally go scorch most of the time, but if you're wondering on when to take SCORCH or NIMBUS CLOAK, I would say that you should only go SCORCH when up against a ranged champion. SCORCH will help you poke down enemies with your W.

make sure to change bonus HP depending on who you're laning against.PHASE RUSH RUNE PAGE:
PHASE RUSH: This rune gives you the burst of MS you'll need when chasing enemies/ disengaging. PHASE RUSH is probably the weakest rune among the three, but it is viable.

NIMBUS CLOAK: You'll be needing this rune when chasing/ disengaging enemies. You can proc NIMBUS CLOAK when you use a summoner spell. You can this rune to NULLIFYING ORB when you're up against an enemy team with a lot of AP(Ability Power).

ABSOLUTE FOCUS: This a must when using PHASE RUSH. ABSOLUTE FOCUS works really well with Talon, since he will be most of the time combo-ing while above 70% hp.


SCORCH: This is the best rune among the three when going SORCERY. You can change this to GATHERING STORM when the game looks like it won't end early.

TASTE OF BLOOD: You will be needing this rune's healing or else you won't have any sustain in duels/team fights. You can change this to SUDDEN IMPACT if you want more lethality.

ULTIMATE HUNTER: RAVENOUS HUNTER and RELENTLESS HUNTER are both still viable and good to Talon, but ULTIMATE HUNTER is the best among the three. New Talon items give a lot of ability haste(CDR) and this works well with ULTIMATE HUNTER. Soon you'll feel like playing Talon URF.

make sure to change bonus HP depending on who you're laning against.
Talon's Combos
Now we will be taking a look at Talon's combos!
Reminder: AA STANDS FOR "AUTO ATTACK". ALWAYS PROC/ TRIGGER YOUR PASSIVE AFTER DOING YOUR COMBOS!
AA + Q + AA
This is Talon's lvl 1 burst combo. You will be most of the time using this when you're forced to trade lvl 1 or when enemy is on melee range.

W + Q + AA
This is Talon's early burst combo/combo to use if your R is on CD.
W + Q + R + AA
This is Talon's standard combo. This will be the combo you'll be using most of the time, since this combo deals/bursts a lot of damage and procs/triggers your passive easily.



R + Q + W + AA
This is Talon's combo for chasing enemies. Your R gives invisibility and bonus MS(Movement speed, and you'll be needing this to chase enemies. Use Q + AA if your first R hits. If not, use Q + W + AA after using R.




Q + R + WW + AA
This is Talon's gap closing combo. You will be using Q as a gap closer in this combo. You can use Q + R + AA only if enemy has 1 stack of your passive.




Q + W + R + AA
This is Talon's slow gap closing combo. You will be using this combo if enemy is not mobile, so you can sneak in a lot of AAs.




W + R + AA + Q + AA
This is Talon's strongest burst combo. This combo is not the fastest, so use it wisely! You will be most of the time using this when you're taking advantage of your invisibility/ when enemy is stunned/ when enemy is in melee range.




Q + Flash
Q Flash is better than Flash Q!
Q flash is way faster and is guaranteed to hit as long as within range, since you've already casted Q right before you flash (This also works with other champions who have targeted abilities). You can use Q + Flash in a lot of different ways. You can use it to do combos such as Q + R + W, Q + W + R, securing kills, escaping, etc.




W + Flash
W + FLASH IS BETTER THAN FLASH + W! It is a lot faster than Flash + W. You can use W + Flash in a lot of different ways. You can use it to do combos such as W + Q + R, W + R + Q or securing kills.




E + Flash
E + FLASH IS BETTER THAN FLASH E! It is a lot faster than E + Flash. You can use E + Flash in a lot of different ways, such as escaping or canceling your E mid animation.



Sadly, R + Flash DOES NOT WORK. You can use R + Flash when chasing enemies/escaping. (I do not recommend using R flash when chasing enemies, you can use Q + Flash + R instead. Only use it when your Q is on CD.




R + W + Flash + AA + Q
This is Talon's most difficult combo. You'll have to be really fast when doing this combo. Your W cancels R when you're in R (It will converge to you), so you'll have to flash behind the enemy in order to hit your self converged R to an enemy. You will not be using this combo often. You will most of the time be using this combo when your Q is on CD.
Laning Phase

During Talon's laning phase, most enemies will play safe early on against Talon, since Talon is a lot stronger than most champions during the early game. There's even a reddit post about Talon being responsible for 25% of first bloods. Therefore, does not mean you are stronger early on, you're guaranteed to win lane. You should never underestimate your opponent and think before you act. Here are some tips during the laning phase.


Talon LVL 1 is not the best.


Talon's early game may be strong, but lvl 1 is not his strongest. Talon lvl 1 only becomes strong if he starts Q. Talon can trade with lvl 1 if you use it as an auto attack reset.

Ward spots for Talon.


Talon's early game is strong, so you'll be punishing your opponent in lane often and this calls the enemy jungler's attention. You should be wary of enemy ganks if you're playing aggressive. Talon can also invade the enemy jungler if he/she didn't have a good clear or is weak early on.

Good ward spots for playing Talon in the midlane.

Trading with Talon



Talon usually takes trades when he reaches lvl 2/3, because Talon needs at least 2 abilities to proc his passive. Never use W only to trade and only use it to zone enemy from CSing. You'll run out of mana if you spam W to trade, so only use it to zone. I only use my W to trade when I'm about to pop a corruption potion.
How should we trade with Talon during the laning phase?
Trading with Talon will most of the only work if you're able to proc passive, or proc electrocute (if you're using electrocute).
When should you take trades?
Knowing when to trade takes time to learn. You'll have to be familiar with your opponent's abilities, make sure enemy jungler isn't nearby, or when you can proc your passive.
Here is an ex.:


First Blood
Talon is known to be responsible for most first bloods, so how do Talon mains do it?
Simply just proc passive + ignite + AA the enemy to death. Pretty simple right? But this can be difficult to do when enemy knows how Talon works. Most of the time you'll be able to get that first blood after a good trade.
W.I.P


Hello! This guide is still WIP, so I'll be updating this guide constantly! :D
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