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League of Legends Build Guide Author Swivels

Talon, The Blade's Shadow

Swivels Last updated on March 22, 2012
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Talon is a great champion. You can jump in and out of battles destroying every1 this way. He deals very good damage with my build and I have won 9/10 of my games. I hope you have the same with my build.

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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Pros / Cons


    All Talons abilities are AD ratios so you can build a lot of damage.
    Has stealth (EPIC)
    Can lane against most Champions
Has low health early game but can be fixed with phage.
More powerful early and mid game not end game

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Always start off with a dorans blade for the health lifesteal and damage, to keep you in lane for longer. Then get boots to chase and move around quicker.Buy a phage, this is a very critical part of Talons items because not only does it give you good health and damage but it builds into the frozen mallet which uses his passive to do extra damage every hit (very important). Then buy berserkers greaves for the extra speed and attack speed. For early damage, buy the B.F. Sword, then build it into a black cleaver for even more damage and attack speed. Now, to finally buy the frozen mallet to use our passive correctly.Go for the Brutalizer and build it up into a Youmuu's Ghostblade for the attack damage and crit chance. Lastly, get the infinity Edge to maximize your crit damage and more DAMAGE!!!!!!! If your game did not end yet and you still have a good amount of money get a phantom dancer and sell your dorans blade.

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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 enemy. Use exhaust to slow your enemy if he is running away to get the kill.

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Summoner Spells


It is always good to chase or to escape from battle with

It's great to slow your enemy with, and grant you a kill or to run away, escaping from a death.

To replace, Useto escape from a death or to chase your enemy.
Useonly in 5vs5 ONLY. If your recalling to buy/heal yourself & you don't want to miss exp, always good tonear your turret & start farming back.

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

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(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.
: 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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Use your second abilityto farm minions

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Wards and Oracles

Wards are very important, and honestly you cant get enough wards. If the other team has a stealth champion consider to get an Oracle's Elixir.

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Escaping and engaging Battles

Talon is exceptionally good at escaping at engaging battles. If you are running away and you think you will die, well think again. Popp his ulti (short cooldown, dont worry about needing it later), it will give you stealth for about 5 secs along as you dont attack anything. Within that secs juke the enemies if there is not nocturn or twisted fate with their ulti up then I guarantee you will survive. Same for engaging. Engage with ur ult so that they cannot see u until u nuke them with ur epic abilities. if the opponent starts to run away just use ur ability cutthroat to catch up and get the kill.

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Hope my build was helpful to you. Any comments are welcome, also critics. I hope you have succses with this build! If you wish to post the score of your best perfomance with my build, put it in the comments with direct link:) I might add it to my build then=) Lastley, I will frequently update this guide. (will be getting icons for abilities and items very soon.)

This is a picture of someone using my guide, he won 4/4 games he played.