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April 5, 2012 11:08am
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I've got an idea for a build I'm gonna try out. I'll tell you how it turns out after. basically here is the build: Start with a Doran's Shield then you build an Atma's Impaler followed by a Frozen Mallet or vice versa. Then you get a Frozen Heart and a The Bloodthirster finally selling your shield for a Force of Nature. This would give you about 2800 hp 234 armor 177 MR 245 AD and about 425 MS. For runes you'd take 9 flat AD for reds, 9 flat armor seals, 9 MR/lvl glyphs, and maybe flat hp quints but I'm not so sure about that one. This gives you a lot of tankyness, high MS and you still deal a lot of damage. I dunno. I'm gonna try it and get back to you guys on it. I only came up with this because people are always complaining that talon isn't tanky enough to be viable top lane.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DuffTime » April 5, 2012 11:13am | Report
Nope.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Forgottenduty » April 5, 2012 11:22am | Report
You should probably get Atma's Impaler after Frozen Mallet I think.
Maybe grab The Bloodthirster a bit sooner, you have some solid defences already already.
Maybe you should start with boots+3x Health Potion, Doran's Shield does not fit Talon that well in general.
What about Randuin's Omen instead of Frozen Heart ? (id you don't feel that you get mana starved in every fight).
Why flad AD and not take Arp Marks?
Anyway, these are my thoughs
Good luck with your experimenting :)
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Lugignaf » April 5, 2012 12:59pm | Report
Nope.

Like Riven, he's best with pure damage. Very little defenses are needed by you with your blink and ult's stealth.

EDIT: Looking at that build, you are dealing so little damage, your rakes are just going to tickle squishies.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DuffTime » April 5, 2012 2:02pm | Report
Talon doesn't work top lane for a multitude of reasons. His damage is entirely countered by armor (Most prominent top laners can build armor) while he needs to build damage to be effective.

He's best against squishy champions, and counters most AP champs with quick burst combos and a short silence. The same combo barely brings a durable top laner to half HP. Building defende won't change that, and you'll still be a zero sustain talon, who doesn't have tanky base stats, but now you'll be building defense so you won't deal damage in fights either.

AKA you'll be COMPLETELY useless in addition to struggling through lane phase.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by MyRepublic » April 5, 2012 2:47pm | Report
Eh whatever it was just a theory. And also Talon can go top. This was to appease people who claim he can't based solely on the fact that he is squishy which is the dumbest reason ever. Duff's reason at least made sense, although it isn't entirely true.

Halfway through the build i actually use I can bring a tank down to low enough health that one AA finishes him off with one burst (unless they're fed, but who can burst down a fully fed tank? Maybe leblanc.)

Besides, as you said he excels at killing that ap carry in mid. He also excels at pushing and doing enough damage early game to make people tower hug. Then he just roams his way down to mid and kills that pesky carry then waltzes back up to top and keeps farming.

You don't have to be aggressive. Just farm (really easy with him) and roam when you have a chance to. That's all based on my experience with him so maybe you see it differently. anyway thanks for the feedback.

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DuffTime » April 5, 2012 3:04pm | Report
It is entirely true.

Talon can be workable against squishy tops, but the tanky ones who can build armor will just **** him over and over.

If they aren't ****ing you, they are misplaying the lane. Passively farming is hard when an angry offtank is in the way.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Darcurse » April 5, 2012 4:27pm | Report
Simple stuff:

His stats/skills make him an assassin.
Like in rock-papper-scissor assassins win against squishy ranged but lose against tanky melee.
Easy as that.


No assassin can be effectively played mid, only exception to that would be Kassadin, since his main harassment is ranged. (Maybe I'm forgetting someone, though).

Talon/Shaco/Akali/Eve/Twitch and maybe sort of Katarina, IMO she's more of an AP Nuker.
Am I missing out on one?
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by DuffTime » April 5, 2012 4:30pm | Report
Talon works pretty well mid o_O
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Luther3000 » April 5, 2012 4:33pm | Report
Akali's not too bad mid either.
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