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Talon Build Guide by YourBestNightmare
Talon- G-G-G-Godlike AD Burst
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I like to go bottom lane. Farm until you are at least level six. If you are low on hp and mana recall and shop. At about level 7 or 9 go to gank mid. You should be doing a good amount of ganking but talon also needs to farm to get his build asap. Make a habit of checking out mid and the opposite lane ( top or bot) for ganking opportunites. Talon is an excellent ganker.
He is also an excellent pusher/farmer. If you see a large wave at an empty lane consider running there, clearing it, pushing a few waves(1-3). It is easy to get the enemy teams attention when you push so fast. When you see them go MIA head back to your tower for safety. Dont forget you can ult ( running in the least predictable path is an incredibly effective strategy if you think you wont get away simply running straight. For example if your are bot and being chased by singed ult and instead of running to tower, head up to the river towards the dragon. They will see your ult blades returning and follow you in river. You can flash over the dragon wall and pray to god they wont flash over as well.)
Dont forget that you can use noxian diplomacy on towers to boost your damage output. Once you get sheen you become a tower killer. You can push a lane fast and take out the tower in about 8 seconds and make a hasty retreat. Get back to base and shop with your hard earned gold.will also reset your attack timer so you can attack and immediately after useand you will strike again. So basically wait until just after your attack animation finishes and use q right after to maximize your damage output ( The only exception to this is the q-e combo where you usebefore cutthroat to take advantage of the damage bonus) . Of course this does just work on towers, use it to do max dmg on champs too. Sometimes you may get excited and use it as soon as it coolsdown, play smart, it will you get you more kills in the long term.
Cooldown reduction for your burst moves. Specifically your ult. The sooner you get your ult back the sooner you get another kill for your team. Spamming rake can be devastating and especially since your spells cost relatively little mana. ( I sometimes get mana crystal early so I can harass and farm via Rake)
9 in utility for that extra mana that talon needs. I find it gives talon just enough mana to not be mana starved without having to rush sheen or take mana regen runes. It seems like a nice fit for talon. Plus, since you will demolishing their team you will killing buff holders and I find myself having red and blue through a large portion of the game so the extra 20% duration is very helpful.
21 in offense-- Your an AD burst assasin. Maximize AD. Traditional AD setup.
The new AD masteries changed the traditional layout. I used to get 3 points to increase dmg by1.5% but I believe 9 extra AD to be more beneficial.
I feel that ignite works better with your burst. You should be killing people during a gank in a matter of 1-2 seconds. The armor reduction and slow from exhaust are nice but nothing beats that extra bit of damage added to your burst. Plus ignite combo's soooo well with noxian diplomancy. Best feeling ever--> The enemy escapes with +10% hp, and 5 seconds later you are smiling cause they are dead nonetheless.
If you prefer exhaust to ignite go for it but I highly recommend...(guess...lol)
If you prefer ghost to flash go for it but I highly recommend...(guess...lol)
No other summoner spells should be considered. If you are feeling extra cocky, it is fun to play with exhaust/ignite but this is a troll choice.
No other summoner spells should be used on talon.
I have never seen a talon player not get brutalizer, and most build it into youmus eventually. I know I will get a lot of negative comments from people for not including either of these items in my build. I truly feel that although they are excellent items on talon, it is more valuable to focus on maximizing ad. If you insist on getting brutalizer please do not upgrade it to youmus unless your build is otherwise complete. It only adds 5 dmg for almost the price of a bf sword. You shouldnt need the speed boost from the active and talon DOES NOT NEED ATTACK SPEED. He is a burst assassin. When I see Berserker greaves on talon, I want to cry. );
Talon Penta Kill
Your just going to have to trust me that that penta was with talon. I have gotten about five so far with talon.
41 kills :)
This is my first guide.
I have been inspired by the insane games I have been having with talon today and felt the need to spread the word about talon's potential.
I just hope he wont get nerfed anytime soon (but sadly I predict he will)