Taliyah Build Guide by Jaiyz
The Earth calls and I must answer. - Taliyah Midlane GuideBy Jaiyz | Updated on March 22, 2018
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Threats & Synergies
Kassadin has only one ranged ablility. This means he is very useless early in the game. Try to disturb him when he's farming and make him missing CS.
All of Xearth's abilities are skill shots. You can dodge them easily when you're moving on "Worked Ground" or near terrain.
Lux is stronger in early game. If she misses her Q you can engage to deal much damage. Later in the game your Q damage is higher than her Q-E damage so you have a big advantage.
Taliyah is good at dodging. But if you fail dodging, Swain can kill you easily. Try to dodge all his abilities and use "Threaded Volley" to harass him. Also take care of Swain's R!
There are ony two things you have to take care of: Always stay out of range of Karthus' Q and don't walk into his annoying wall.
When Anivia uses Q-R-W-E then... you are almost dead... But when you use Q-E-W-Q then - Anivia is almost dead. I mean Anivia is almost an egg. Always take care of Anivia's passive.
Galio's Q is the only thing you have to take care of. When he uses E and/or W you can W him back so you don't take (that much) damage.
Zed can dodge your Q, W and E by using his W. Besides that Zed deals a lot of damage with his Q, E and R. BAN THE TOASTER!
"Wait. One second ago I was full. What killed me?" - The right answer is "Diana". This fu- sorry. This pretty nice champion can dodge your E-W combo and also your Q. Try to avoid the Taliyah-Diana matchup.
There are not many Assassines who don't kill you in 5 seconds. You can harass him easily in the earlygame so hopefully he falls behind. But when he reaches lvl 6 and the uses R, you have to predict where he's moving to W him away. Otherwise... you're dead until you have a health-item.
You fight against Yasuo and you wish your own minions wouldn't exist? Don't worry. This is normal. Yasuo can use your minions to dash to you and Q you. Try to W him away and then harass him with your Q. But don't forget to say "Sorry, my master!" after that.
You think your Q-range is big? Then you haven't fought against Ryze yet. Ryze's combos deal a lot of damage and kill your minions in 2 secs so the only thing you can do is: Kill the enemy minions under your tower. Have fun.
Fizz: The irritating fish. Or whatever. Fizz can dodge all of your abilities. BUT! After he did that you can use your harass-Q. This is the way to fight against Fizz... Kinda boring...
Also one of thos champions who dodge all of your abilities. And also a matchup you must avoid. Otherwise you get destroyed in less seconds than Trump can invent a new law.
In the following Chapters I will tell you a little about Items, Spells and also good Team Comps for Taliyah.
WARNING: I am German so don't mind the grammar mistakes. ^^
I hope I can help you improving your Taliyah-Skills.
Some tips for taking the right items:
Morellonomicon inecreases your HP so I would take that as your second item.
Zhonya's is also an item which is in almost every Mage-build. Also a wise choice.
Rabadon's increases your AP by 120 AP AND your total AP by 40%. A good way to reache 700 AP...
As I already said, most of the items depend on your matchup or rather their items.
Just try to counter the items from your enemies.
Cleanse: Take Cleanse when your enemies have a lot of CC that would make you die fast in team fights.
Barrier: A good choice against Ultimates which deal damage after a few seconds like Zed's R.
Exhaust: I would choose Exhaust as your spell against Yasuo because you reduce his damage by 40% and also his movement speed which is very important!
I think I don't have to say something about Flash because almost every champion uses Flash...
The "Other Choices" are also a good option but Alistar is more tanky than Rakan.
Anyway this is a team with three very strong Tanks and a very strong Botlane.
You have three tanks for the frontline and four engage champions: Gnar, Zac, Taliyah and Alistar. So what you have to do:
While Gnar is raging and position yourself.
Right befor Gnar jumps in and becomes Mega-Gnar, Alistar goes all in and knocks them up and Zac jumps in with his E.
Taliyah says "We need to build a wall" (R)
Mega-Gnar can now use R to ult them against Taliyah's wall.
Alistar goes back to the backline (Tristana) and protects her while Tristana autoattacks/use E/Q/(R)
Zac uses R to jump with some enemies near Alistar and Tristana.
Taliyah stands behind the enemies and just uses E/W combo and spamms Q.
Taliyah's goal is to destroy the enemy backline and kill the ADC.
If you have low HP activate Ghost and kite them to death.