• 9
    Greater Mark of Attack Damage (+0.95 attack damage)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Attack Damage (+0.43 attack damage)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Attack Damage (+0.28 attack damage)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage (+2.25 attack damage)
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[center][imgext=][/center] [center][highlight]"Talon, the Blade's Shadow[/highlight] - is a physical damage assassin who specializes in high-mobility, high-risk, high-reward gameplay. Our goal with Talon was to create a powerful but fragile melee character with specialized tools to make him both deadly and evasive. As a result, what Talon lacks in durability and sustain, he dishes out in mobility and power." - [highlight]Riot Games[/highlight][/center] [center][highlight]Talon requires a very active style of play, something that has been lacking in a number of champs.[/highlight][/center] [center][youtube][/youtube] [/center] [center][highlight]Generally:[/highlight] Kill or you will be killed.[/center] [center][imgext=][/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center][highlight]1. Classic Talon[/highlight][/center] [imgext=] [center][highlight]2. Renegade Talon[/highlight][/center] [imgext=] [highlight][center]3. Crimson Elite Talon[/center][/highlight] [imgext=] [center][highlight]4. Dragonblade Talon[/highlight][/center] [imgext=]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center][highlight]Advantages:[/highlight] +High Mobility +Excellent Counter for many AP champions, because of his [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png]. +Insane Burst. +Great Escape Mechanisms. +Ultimate - [imgsmall=skills/talon/r.png] - Can be used defensively or offensively. +Very Nice Ganks. +Damage over Time after using [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png]. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [highlight]Disadvantages:[/highlight] -Small amount of HP. -Not very good for duels (1 vs. 1). -Auto-attacking targets is not the best idea. [/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center][highlight]Talon is strong against:[/highlight] [img=champ/ahri.png][img=champ/cassiopeia.png][img=champ/katarina.png][img=champ/kassadin.png][img=champ/lux.png][img=champ/morgana.png][img=champ/veigar.png][img=champ/karthus.png][img=champ/galio.png][img=champ/anivia.png] [highlight]Talon is weak against:[/highlight] [img=champ/diana.png][img=champ/riven.png][img=champ/leesin.png][img=champ/pantheon.png][img=champ/yorick.png][img=champ/wukong.png][img=champ/darius.png][img=champ/malphite.png][img=champ/mordekaiser.png] [highlight]Talon is good with:[/highlight] [img=champ/sion.png][img=champ/zed.png][img=champ/ryze.png][img=champ/amumu.png] [/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center][imgext=][/center] [center][highlight]Marks:[/highlight] Greater Mark of Strength [highlight][x9][/highlight] [highlight]Glyphs:[/highlight] Greater Glyph of Strength [highlight][x9][/highlight] [highlight]Seals:[/highlight] Greater Seal of Strength [highlight][x9][/highlight] [highlight]Quintessences:[/highlight] Greater Quintessence of Strength [highlight][x3][/highlight][/center] [center]Why only runes for damage? It's simple. You will get enough armor penetration from items like [imgsmall=items/the-black-cleaver.png], [imgsmall=items/blade-of-the-ruined-king.png] and [imgsmall=items/last-whisper.png], so there is no point in wasting your IP for other runes. You need to get rid of your opponents very fast and this set of runes is perfect for that. As a bonus - [imgsmall=items/sheen.png] is increasing your [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] power. Thanks to that, You can destroy enemy turrets in a very short time. Believe me. It works. :3 [/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center][highlight]Items Order: 1. [item=dorans-blade] or [item=boots-of-speed][item=health-potion3] 2. [item=the-brutalizer] (For armor penetration and shorter cooldowns) 3. [item=ionian-boots-of-lucidity] (In my opinion Boots of Lucidity are the best, because they give you CD Reduction, and if you buy "Alacrity" Enchanement, it will give you more movement speed). 4. [item=pickaxe] 5. [item=the-black-cleaver] (Extra health and CD Reduction + Armor Penetration) 6. [item=last-whisper] (More Armor Penetration) 7. [item=bilgewater-cutlass] 8. [item=blade-of-the-ruined-king] (Damage [4% of target's current health] + Lifesteal + Healing Effect on You) 9. [item=sheen] (Stacks with your "Q") 10. [item=trinity-force] or [item=frozen-fist] ([imgsmall=items/trinity-force.png] increases all of your stats + You won't be so squishy), or [imgsmall=items/frozen-fist.png] (Slows your target when you attack + gives you extra health and armor + 500 mana + CD Reduction) 11. [item=enchantment-alacrity] (More Movement Speed) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Now You have to sell: [item=dorans-blade] And buy: 12. [item=zephyr] (Zephyr gives you Damage, CD Reduction, Movement and Attack Speed + Passive Tenacity[/highlight][/center]

[center][imgext=] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [title][img=skills/talon/p.png] Passive: Mercy[/title] [number]Talon deals 10% more damage with his basic attacks to any target that is slowed, stunned, immobilized, or suppressed. [/number] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [title][img=skills/talon/q.png] Q: Noxian Diplomacy[/title] [number] Talon's next autoattack within the next 6 seconds deals additional physical damage. If the target is a champion they will also bleed for 6 seconds, taking additional physical damage each second and revealing their location for the duration. [highlight]Cooldown:[/highlight] 8/7/6/5/4 Seconds [highlight]Cost:[/highlight] 40/45/50/55/60 Mana[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Talon viciously stabs his enemy, dealing heavy physical damage and causing them to leave a blood trail that Talon can use to track them. [highlight](It also works as a damage over time).[/highlight] [highlight]Use this ability to finish enemies with Low HP.[/highlight] [title]Screen:[/title] [imgext=] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [title][img=skills/talon/w.png] W: Rake[/title] [number]Talon sends out a volley of daggers in a cone that then quickly return back to him, dealing physical damage to any enemies it passes through. Each enemy can only be damaged once at the start of the ability and once at the end. Additionally the enemy is slowed for 2 seconds, refreshing the duration of the slow if they are hit twice. [highlight]Cooldown:[/highlight] 10 seconds [highlight]Cost:[/highlight] 60/65/70/75/80 mana [highlight]Range:[/highlight] 600[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Talon fans out three blades in front of him that quickly return to him, dealing damage and slowing any target hit in either direction. [highlight](Very effective when you use smart casts)[/highlight] [title]Screen:[/title] [imgext=] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [title][img=skills/talon/e.png] E: Cutthroat[/title] [number]Talon instantly appears behind his target, silencing them for 1 second and amplifying his damage against that target for 3 seconds. [highlight]Cooldown:[/highlight] 18/16/14/12/10 seconds [highlight]Cost:[/highlight] 35/40/45/50/55 mana [highlight]Range:[/highlight] 700[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Talon leaps behind his target and silences them for a short time, amplifying the damage of any of his follow-up attacks and abilities. [highlight](Works great against heavy AP champions like [imgsmall=champ/kassadin.png], [imgsmall=champ/veigar.png], [imgsmall=champ/katarina.png] and [imgsmall=champ/leblanc.png]).[/highlight] [title]Screen:[/title] [imgext=] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [title][img=skills/talon/r.png] R: Shadow Assault[/title] [number]Talon disperses a ring of blades outwards and gains stealth for up to 2.5 seconds while gaining 40% movement speed. When Talon emerges from stealth, the blades converge on his location. When the ring of blades expands and contracts, enemies hit receive physical damage. Each enemy can only be damaged once at the start of the ability and once at the end. [highlight]Cooldown:[/highlight] 75/65/55 seconds [highlight]Cost:[/highlight] 80/90/100 mana [highlight]Diameter of AoE:[/highlight] 1000[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Talon enters stealth for a short duration, gaining a movement speed boost and sending blades that deal damage to all enemies in their path flying in every direction. Once the blades reach a certain distance, they pause and form a circle. When Talon reappears from stealth, the blades return to him, once again dealing damage to any opponent they pass through. [highlight](You can use that ability either to kill and run)[/highlight] [title]Screen:[/title] [imgext=][/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center][img=skills/talon/w.png] [img=skills/talon/q.png] [img=skills/talon/e.png] [img=skills/talon/r.png] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [highlight]I[/highlight] Remember - [highlight]Always max[/highlight] [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] first. It's a priority whether you are in jungle, solo lane, or with someone on bot. [highlight]Rake[/highlight] allows you to farm well and harass enemies from a distance. Upgrade [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] on level: [highlight]1, 4, 5, 7 and 9.[/highlight] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [highlight]II[/highlight] Second skill you have to max is - [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] [highlight]Noxian Diplomacy[/highlight] is very useful in last hitting minions and dealing damage to towers (use it quickly after basic auto-attack to perform second attack/hit.) Another advantage of this skill is so called [highlight]"Damage over Time"[/highlight] effect [highlight](DOT)[/highlight]. When Talon hits his target when [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] is active, his target will bleed for a short time. It's excellent to kill enemies with low HP. Upgrade [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] on level: [highlight]3, 8, 10, 12, 13.[/highlight] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [highlight]III[/highlight] [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] is skill you should upgrade next. [highlight]Cutthroat[/highlight] lets you to get to your enemy in a blink of an eye + deal additional damage. [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] maybe it's not so useful as [highlight]Katarina's[/highlight] [imgsmall=skills/katarina/e.png], because you can't jump to your allies, creeps or wards, but only to enemy targets and minions. However, if you activate [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] and then [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png], you will deal a really sick damage. [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] could be helpful when running through jungle. I mean - Use Cutthroat to jump to jungle monsters. Same thing with running through lanes. If you are chased by the enemy, just use [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] to jump to enemy minion. It looks difficult, but it's not. Really. :) Upgrade [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] on level: [highlight]2, 14, 15, 17, 18.[/highlight] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [highlight]IV[/highlight] Last, but not least - [imgsmall=skills/talon/r.png] [highlight](Ultimate)[/highlight] [highlight]Shadow Assault[/highlight] allows you to enter stealth mode and be invisible for some time + deals double damage when it's activated and when it ends. Pretty standard - Upgrade it on level: [highlight]6, 11, 16.[/highlight] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [highlight]Skill Order:[/highlight] [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/r.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/r.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/r.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png][/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/center] [center][highlight]Q[/highlight] [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] - [highlight]E[/highlight] [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] - [highlight]W[/highlight] [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] - [highlight]R[/highlight] [imgsmall=skills/talon/r.png][/center] [center][highlight]1.[/highlight] Activate [highlight](Q)[/highlight] before the attack. [highlight]2.[/highlight] Use [highlight](E)[/highlight] on the enemy - You will teleport to the target and do some additional damage + [highlight](Q's)[/highlight] effect increases [highlight](E's)[/highlight] power. Thanks to that you will deal maximum damage to the target. [highlight]3.[/highlight] Throw your shurikens [highlight](W)[/highlight] to slow your enemy. [highlight]4.[/highlight] If the target won't die just use [highlight](R)[/highlight] to kill him for good and run away from the battleground.[/center] [center]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/center] [center][highlight]W [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] - E [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] - Q [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] - R [imgsmall=skills/talon/r.png][/highlight][/center] [center][highlight]1.[/highlight] Slow and harass your enemy with [highlight]Rake.[/highlight] [highlight]2.[/highlight] Teleport to your target with [highlight]Cutthroat[/highlight], silence and deal to him bonus damage. For a moment he won't be able run away with flash or ghost. [highlight]3.[/highlight] Quickly activate [highlight]Noxian Diplomacy[/highlight] and hit the target. [highlight]4.[/highlight] Use [highlight]Shadow Assault[/highlight] as a final move to kill the enemy and run away.[/center] [center]-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[/center] [center][highlight]You can watch these (and other) combinations here.[/highlight] [youtube][/youtube][/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center][imgext=] [highlight]1.[/highlight] [highlight]If You start on Mid Lane[/highlight] - Your task is (in my opinion) harder, because You have to secure both bot and top lane. Gank them if You have any opportunity and You are 100% sure that, the enemy team doesn't have [highlight]wards[/highlight] near [highlight]bushes or dragon / baron[/highlight]. [highlight]What's more[/highlight] - If Your jungler can't - try to take [highlight]Red Buff[/highlight] from enemy jungle if it's possible. [highlight]Next thing[/highlight] - Try to secure Your [highlight]Blue Buff[/highlight] with someone from Top Lane. Don't let enemy to steal it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [highlight]2.[/highlight] [highlight]If You start on Bot Lane[/highlight] - It should be easier for You. You (or the other person) just have to put wards near [highlight]dragon or bushes and Tri-Bush. [/highlight] [highlight]If You can - Gank Mid Lane[/highlight] (through river if it's not warded) and secure Your [highlight]Red Buff from time to time.[/highlight] [highlight]Another Thing[/highlight] - Help Your Jungler or AP Carry to steal enemy Blue Buff.[/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center]Talon is very good [highlight]at farming.[/highlight] Level up his [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] as fast as possible to level 5. This should exterminate whole minion wave. Many people can't understand the importances of balancing harassing with farming. Just farm up well in early game & dominate late game. If Talon is laning with a [highlight]partner (support)[/highlight], choose champion with good crowd control ([imgsmall=champ/taric.png], [imgsmall=champ/blitzcrank.png], [imgsmall=champ/nautilus.png], [imgsmall=champ/nami.png], [imgsmall=champ/thresh.png]). (Believe me, bot lane with [imgsmall=champ/talon.png] and [imgsmall=champ/nautilus.png] is unthinkable. Instant obliteration. Your enemies have no chance. Seriously.) Talon can easily harass with his [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] while still farming. Just use it while the enemy is standing near the minions you are trying to kill. When an enemy have low HP, get the partner to stun or snare your target. Then you can teleport with your [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] to the enemy and use [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] to defeat him. Note that [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] will silence the enemy. Thanks to that they can't use their spells or abilities to escape before you kill them. [highlight]If Talon is on mid lane[/highlight] - Once again focus on leveling up [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] and farming with it. When Talon is alone he can harass more aggressively by using his [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] to silence the target. If you do that, use the rest of your skills and run away before the silence ends. (It's hard, but possible).[/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center]Stay in lane and push it till the tower is down following repeating the same thing from Level 6. if you finish the tower find the lane that needs the most help and give them a gank then hold up there till your allies are back on their own feet. And just start killing the outer towers helping your team were they need it, going back to mid every now and again to keep it safe. [highlight]Of course don't leave your lane completely[/highlight], because it means a free tower for opposite team. Just just try to roam between the lanes if it's needed/possible and back to your lane to keep it safe regularly. When you are going back to mid [highlight]farm/kill as many minions/creeps as you can. It is vital for Talon and very easy (especially when your [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] can kill the whole wave of minions). [/highlight] [highlight]By The Way:[/highlight] If you are able and have time - Try to clean jungle once in a while. If you want to stay safe - Clean your own jungle, but if you are sure that you can do this - Clean the jungle of opposite team.[/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center]Every game has the point where everyone goes to the same lane (usually mid lane) to see/check which team is better and stronger. This also decides which team has to play more offensively or defensively [highlight]As an assassin you have to wait for a good moment to enter teamfight, focus on your target and run away.[/highlight] If your ally charges in expecting a fight, for example - 2v3 - [highlight]don't leave them alone[/highlight]. When they realize that you're not with them, they will run back and create the [highlight]opportunity for enemy team to catch and kill all of you.[/highlight] If the enemy chases you and your allies use your [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] [highlight]to slow them down[/highlight]. Then you and and your team can get away safely. PS: Don't charge on the enemy alone, because you are still very squishy champion. All in all, your still just an assassin, not a tank.[/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center][highlight]There are two effective ways to play Talon in teamfights.[/highlight] -[highlight]The first way[/highlight] is to play like a normal assassin and stay behind your team - hidden and harder to reach for the other team. Only when the team's initiator starts team fight ([highlight]tank[/highlight] [[imgsmall=champ/rammus.png]] or [highlight]offtank[/highlight] [[imgsmall=champ/wukong.png]] ), go there and focus their AP carry. Talon has silence on his [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png], which will prevent their AP carry from using skills. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -[highlight]Second way[/highlight] to play him - Is the role of the initiator. This will work really well if the enemy team does not have too many stuns and slows. You only have to [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] to the enemy AP carry, use [imgsmall=skills/talon/r.png] to enter stealth mode and run away. This will cause enemy team to switch to another target. A benefit of this way is that you can deal some damage to every enemy champion on the field with the beginning and the end of your [imgsmall=skills/talon/r.png] (ultimate).[/center]

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[center][imgext=][/center] [center]-Talon is a pure [highlight]AD meele assassin[/highlight] with Low HP, so try to stay behind your teammates. -In teamfights attack only when enemies have [highlight]half of their HP, or less.[/highlight] -Focus on [highlight]AP Carry[/highlight] like: [imgsmall=champ/ahri.png], [imgsmall=champ/katarina.png], [imgsmall=champ/kassadin.png], [imgsmall=champ/malzahar.png], or [highlight]AD Carry[/highlight] like: [imgsmall=champ/ashe.png], [imgsmall=champ/caitlyn.png], [imgsmall=champ/draven.png], [imgsmall=champ/vayne.png] and [imgsmall=champ/varus.png] etc. (They don't have too much HP and Armor, so you will be able to murder them with full combo. Sometimes even without using Ultimate.) -[highlight]Farm as many minions as you can.[/highlight] With [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] you can obliterate a whole group of them, but [highlight]at the beginning remember about - Last Hitting.[/highlight] -[highlight]Get Red Buff regularly if it is possible[/highlight] to make your [highlight]"Damage over Time"[/highlight] more efficient ([highlight]Red Buff[/highlight] + [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] + [imgsmall=summoners/ignite.png]) and to get bonus slow when attacking. [highlight]-Try to be invisible for your enemies.[/highlight] -[highlight]Hide in bushes.[/highlight] (Traps and ambushes are the best options.) -[highlight]Kill only single opponents[/highlight]. If you are fed enough you can always try to make Double, or Triple kill, but that's not very safe. (However it works in some cases) -If you go with support - Ask him/her to buy [imgsmall=items/mana-manipulator.png] and then [imgsmall=items/shard-of-true-ice.png], cause Talon needs a lot of mana and fast mana regen. at the beginning of the game. -If your support have [imgsmall=items/shard-of-true-ice.png], tell him to use item's active [highlight]"Blizzard"[/highlight] effect on Talon and then use [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] to get to your target (and slow him down with [highlight]"Blizzard"[/highlight]). -[highlight]Don't forget to use active effect of[/highlight] [imgsmall=items/blade-of-the-ruined-king.png]. Use it to deal some damage to thet target and heal yourself at the same time. -Remember that Talon is the most effective when he attacks [highlight]immobilized/suppressed[/highlight] targets ([imgsmall=skills/talon/p.png]). This is also a reason why he is a good choice to go on bot lane with champion like: [imgsmall=champ/nami.png], [imgsmall=champ/nautilus.png]. -With [highlight]Nashor's Buff[/highlight] you probably you will be unstopppable killing machine in the field. [highlight]Before you try to play as Talon, keep in mind that he is not the main initiator (But initiation is still possible). He shines when focusing down and cleaning up high priority or low health targets.[/highlight][/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center][imgext=][/center] [center]I know that this is not exactly 100% straight build with the one in chapter [highlight]"Item Builds"[/highlight], but as you know - builds can be always modified. However, it works. - [highlight]17/3/6[/highlight][/center]

[center][imgext=][/center] [center][imgext=][/center] [highlight][center]Remember: 1. Be Confident 2. Stay Focused 3. Think before You act. 4. Be nice to your teammates, because without them you can't win. 5. Cooperate with the rest of your team. [/center][/highlight] [center]Good Luck & Have Fun! Kill well. :D[/center] [center][highlight]"Nothing is true, everything is permitted"[/highlight][/center]

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