Talon Build Guide

Best Mid Lane counter, Talon

Uploader Rijou
Updated 4 years ago
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Runes
  • 3
    Greater Mark of Armor Penetration (+1.28 armor penetration)
  • 6
    Greater Mark of Attack Damage (+0.95 attack damage)
  • 9
    Greater Seal of Armor (+1 armor)
  • 9
    Greater Glyph of Magic Resist (+1.34 magic resist)
  • 3
    Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage (+2.25 attack damage)
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My name is Rijou, I play on EU West server and my main is Talon, the best counter for any of the mid champions. Let's skip the details and jump right into it!

[Guide Created 24/7/2012] [25/7/2012 Minor Updates] ..

I took 6 Attack Damage Marks and 3 Attack Damage Quints, well just because extra attack damage never hurts. 3 Armor Pen. Marks to slash through enemy champs early game armor. 9 Armor seals and 9 Magic Resist glyphs to sustain the early pokes and ganks. There's nothing more to it. [imgext=http://i.imgur.com/fn9Dr.jpg] .. This rune page is actually what I use for top lane. Sorry, updates coming.

[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]Explanation:[/title] Passive works great with [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] and [imgsmall=summoners/exhaust.png], 10% damage increase never hurts, right? [title][img=skills/talon/q.png] Q: Noxian Diplomacy[/title] [number]Talon's next basic attack deals an additional 30/60/90/120/150 (+30% per attack damage) physical damage. If the target is a champion, the target will bleed for 18/36/54/72/90 (+120% of attack damage) physical damage over 6 seconds, revealing their location for the duration. Cooldown 8 seconds Cost 40 mana[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This skill does most damage out of all Talons abilities, I max this skill first. [title][img=skills/talon/w.png] W: Rake[/title] [number]Talon sends out a volley of daggers that then return back to him, dealing 30/55/80/105/130 (+60% of attack damage) physical damage every time it passes through an enemy. Additionally the enemy is slowed by 20/25/30/35/40% for 2 seconds. Cooldown 10 seconds Cost 45/50/55/60/65 mana Range 750[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Now this skill is great for farming and poking, but I max this only second. [title][img=skills/talon/e.png] E: Cutthroat[/title] [number]Talon instantly appears behind his target, silencing them for 1 second and amplifying Talon's damage against the target by 3/6/9/12/15% for 3 seconds. Cooldown 18/16/14/12/10 seconds Cost 35/40/45/50/55 mana Range 700[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] Now this is a great skill as it amplifies Talon's damage against the target AND silences also, but I max this last because the silence time stays the same from levels 1 to 5. [title][img=skills/talon/r.png] R: Shadow Assault[/title] [number]Talon disperses a ring of blades and gains stealth for up to 2.5 seconds, gaining 40% Movement Speed. When Talon emerges from stealth, the blades converge on his location. Every time a blade passes through an enemy, they receive 120/195/270 (+90% of attack damage) physical damage. Cooldown 60/50/40 seconds Cost 80/90/100 mana Range 1000[/number] [title]Explanation:[/title] This is a great damage ability and also good for escaping enemies as it does make you stealthed for the duration. Good for finishing the kills. Also got to love the low cooldown :)

[img=skills/talon/e.png] -> [img=skills/talon/q.png] -> [img=skills/talon/w.png] -> [img=skills/talon/r.png] -> [img=skills/talon/r.png] This orded is recommended. [img=skills/talon/r.png] -> [img=skills/talon/e.png] -> [img=skills/talon/q.png] -> [img=skills/talon/w.png] This is viable in some cases.

[img=champ/ahri.png] Just dodge her charms and Q's, you'll be fine. Easy. [img=champ/akali.png] This match up could go any way, it's about player skill but Talon will beat her in most of the cases. [img=champ/anivia.png] Dodge Q's and this is easy match up. Low resists, shut her down early game. [img=champ/annie.png] Alot of burst, stuns hurt you. I recommend [imgsmall=skills/talon/e.png] -> [imgsmall=skills/talon/r.png] -> [imgsmall=skills/talon/q.png] -> [imgsmall=skills/talon/w.png] skill orded to take least damage possible. [img=champ/brand.png] Dodge his pillars and Q's. Silence him quickly to avoid getting bursted, hurts alot. Still easy tho. [img=champ/cassiopeia.png] Dodge the Q's and W's and watch out for the ulti, try to use the same skill orded as Annie if in trouble. [img=champ/fizz.png] This could be tough, avoid his ulti and you will win for sure. [img=champ/gragas.png] Can be easy match, avoid the barrels, they hurt alot. [img=champ/karthus.png] His E hurts but if you manage to dodge his Q's you'll be fine. Watch out for the ulti, dont over extend. [img=champ/kassadin.png] Don't let him burst and easy match. Annoying ulti, basically a free flash. [img=champ/katarina.png] Avoid her ulti and she can't kill you. Easy. [img=champ/ziggs.png] 4 Skillshots, easy match. Dodge them. [img=champ/xerath.png] Easy match if you avoid his Q. [img=champ/leblanc.png] She has high burst damage. So do you. Silence her before she silences you and win. [img=champ/lux.png] Avoid getting snared and easy match, gg. [img=champ/malzahar.png] Easy match up, stay away from his pool and avoid getting silenced. Annoying suppress but you will be fine. [img=champ/morgana.png] Kinda same like Lux, avoid snare and win. Stay away from pool and RUN when she ultis unless you are sure you can take her. [img=champ/orianna.png] Easy match, avoid ball, win lane easily. [img=champ/ryze.png] Shut him down early, if he gets fed early, you can't kill him. [img=champ/swain.png] Avoid the snares, let him burn his mana. Try to prevent him getting his blue buff. Once his out of mana, GO! [img=champ/veigar.png] Stun is easy to avoid. Try not to get hit by meteor, if he gets his burst going, you could be done. [highlight]I HIGHLY RECOMMEND[/highlight] [img=items/boots-of-mobility.png] [highlight]TO DODGE THE SKILLSHOTS MUCH MUCH EASIER, GOOD LUCK![/highlight]

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