Mobafire League of Legends Build Guides Mobafire League of Legends Build Guides

Talon General Guide by william01424

This build has been archived and is for historical display only.

PLEASE NOTE: This build has been archived by the author. They are no longer supporting nor updating this build and it may have become outdated. As such, voting and commenting have been disabled and it no longer appears in regular search results.

We recommend you take a look at this author's other builds.

Not Updated For Current Season

This guide has not yet been updated for the current season. Please keep this in mind while reading. You can see the most recently updated guides on the browse guides page.

Like Build on Facebook Tweet This Build Share This Build on Reddit
League of Legends Build Guide Author william01424


william01424 Last updated on August 16, 2014
Did this guide help you? If so please give them a vote or leave a comment. You can even win prizes by doing so!

You must be logged in to comment. Please login or register.

I liked this Guide
I didn't like this Guide
Commenting is required to vote!

Thank You!

Your votes and comments encourage our guide authors to continue
creating helpful guides for the League of Legends community.

LeagueSpy Logo
Middle Lane
Ranked #15 in
Middle Lane
Win 50%
Get More Stats

Ability Sequence

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

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

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 0


Utility: 9

Guide Top


Hi guys this is my first build on Mobafire, I just wanna say that I am not a pro at this game, I am only gold. However I do have good ranked stats with this build.
Shàdòw - check lolking

Win Rate of 65% with 3.2 KDA

This build basically gets it damage from the talon Q, when it crits it does about 1200 damage at full build every 2-3 seconds and you got everything else to do

Guide Top

Pros / Cons


Extremely Good at taking out enemies that are fed
High Burst post 6
High Mobility for early roaming
1 second silence is enough time to kill AP mid's before they can hourglass at level 18
Great escape with ult+ghost blade
Awesome Dance

Can be killed with high CC (like any assassin)
Difficult to farm early
High Mana costs early
If you don't get kills early you wont scale well into late game

Guide Top

Skill Sequence

So with Talon there are several different ways you can go about a kill.

My preferred method is to W-->E-->Q-->R-->R
This combo, utilizes the passive mercy for which you do 10% more damage with you basics (including the Q damage). So you have 10% more Q damage

The only problem is that if the Q crits as well, you get carried away and waste your ult even though they are already dead ;(.

If you need to Stealth your way in:
R-->Ghostblade-->E-->Q-->W And then Ignite if you need
Basically even though people can see you have gone into your ult the bonus move speed + ghostblade + mobility boots and the range you have from the E to jump means that no one can get away> this is great for roaming bot or coming into lane and picking up an early kill after you have made your first or second B and your lane opponent is still farming.

So this is where it gets difficult because you need to use your R for cover> With talon you want to let your team go in first and pick out your target, usually their ADC carry. As their ADC moves forward you want to Proc your Q and E-->W-->R and at this point they will be most likely be dead or forced out of the fight.
Now you will still be in your ult (invisible), so you can choose another target, their mid laner is likely to still be alive, so Run over with Ghostblade (while still in your ult) and position yourself to get the return damage of the ult and Q then W and Ignite if there not already dead.
At this point the Team fight is won most of the time and you can go for the tanks, you will be able to take them down solo because of the armor pen and life steal you have.

Guide Top

Ranked Play

So when playing Talon it is all about the roaming. If you are lucky or they are stupid you can pick up early kills but it is unlikely.

Early Game:
Try to farm, remember you do have a lot of level 3 damage with ignite, so if they get below half don't be scared to go for the kill.
If you are playing against someone who is poking then hold back and farm with your W and ask the jungler for assistance. With the two of you, most mid laners wont stand a chance and you will burn flash or get FB.

Mid Game:
As soon as you get ghost blade and mobility boots, this is your time to get roaming, anticipation of the enemy jungler is important, the amount of kills I have got by predicting what their jungler is going to do is uncountable. The way to do this is to look at where they are heading and guess the camp. Junglers always pop and get wolves and wraiths when they are low - take advantage of it. With talon you can kill them before they flash.

Usually lanes will get pushed and you can sweep in and start raking in kills, HOWEVER, make sure you leave kills for other people on the team like the ADC and TOP laner. Because a talon with all the kills cannot win the game, the team needs damage too.

Late Game:
Focus on getting vision and picking off people - If you do this right the enemy team will get really far behind and will surrender A LOT, so you don't even need to team fight. If you do have to team fight make sure you tell the team who to focus and 9/10 times they will listen because you look like a God when you have loads of kills,and everyone listens to God.

If you want a team fight rundown, look at the skill sequence chapter - there I a full rundown of what you need to do there.

Guide Top


So basically follow the build, get the Core items and you can swap out black cleaver for other items if needed.

Roaming well takes practice, so don't go straight into ranked with talon, once you get quick with your combo you will notice that you get really fed really quickly in a lot of your ranked solo Q's.

Good luck!
This build was brought to you by a Shàdòw


General Guides

League of Legends

More Guides

The Charts


30 Days

All Time

Top Guide by Champion