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Talon·Mid Guide

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TierB-
Win rate49.5%
Pick rate1.8%
Ban rate12.5%
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Talon Strengths & Weaknesses
Strengths

Talon has the highest amount of first bloods in the game. His early kill pressure is insane!

Talon has great roaming potential thanks to his E. This allows him to jump over walls and move around the map quickly.

In the later parts of the game, Talon can pick up extra kills on enemies who are walking around the map alone. As he deals a lot of burst damage, he can kill them quickly before running to safety.

Weaknesses

If Talon falls behind he isn't going to one-shot the enemy. Make sure you get as much gold and XP in the early game to make your late game more impactful.

If your allies do not have any follow up damage or CC, it’s going to be difficult for you to help their lane by roaming.

Once the enemy starts to group, you will find it harder to pick enemies off and further your lead.

Game plan
Early game
0 - 15 min
Talon is Strong

Your goal in the laning phase is to abuse the enemy and get kills. Try to play aggressive when suitable to get an early lead.

Use your strong 1v1 potential to roam around the map and help your allies secure kills. If you can get kills and help your allies, your chances of winning the game will be much higher.

Once your allies have rotated to the mid lane, rotate to a different lane and split push. It’s important that you do not fall behind in CS and XP by staying mid when there are lots of other champions there.

Mid game
15 - 25 min
Talon is Strong

Flank in team fights to make getting on the enemy backline easily. Make sure you’re near your team at all times so you can get in the fight fast.

After your bot lane has moved to the mid lane, rotate to the bot side of the map or somewhere else on the map so you can continue to farm and gain XP.

As you’re good at getting picks and killing isolated targets, try to ambush and assassinate enemies who are alone or walking around Summoners Rift alone. After killing someone, make the call for a nearby objective.

Late game
25+ min
Talon is Weak

In the late game, look for picks on immobile or miss positioned enemies. Taking someone down in the late game can give you enough time to force a fight, siege an objective or take the Baron or Elder Dragon.

If the enemy is grouping, look to group with your team too. In team fights, continue to focus the squishiest and easiest to kill high priority targets in the backline.

Flank in team fights to make getting on the enemy backline easily. Make sure you’re near your team at all times so you can get in the fight fast.

Power Spikes
Early game0 - 15 min

His level two is the strongest in the entire game and should allow him to accumulate a lead early on. He will want to let the wave push towards him during level 1 to maximize the strength of his level 2.

Level 6 is a massive power spike for Talon as it increases his overall burst damage. It also lets him roam around a lot and kill enemies in the side lane without any warning.

The first item component should allow him to dish out a lot of damage in the lane or when he is roaming. It will be pretty advantageous to his assassination attempts.

Mid game15 - 25 min

Mid-game will let him secure multiple kills due to the way the enemies will be rotating. He can easily catch enemies roaming on their own.

Another point in his Ultimate Shadow AssaultR will boost his overall damage in the game. This will allow him to burst down squishies easily.

The first ability max at level 9 will allow him to deal a lot of damage to the enemy he uses it on. It will also let him proc his Passive easily, which means that he will get kills quickly with it.

Late game25+ min

Multiple points in his Ultimate Shadow AssaultR will allow him to burst a single enemy down with ease. It will also allow him to escape nasty situations.

Talon will fall off during the later parts of the game as the enemy will build defensive items and be grouped together. He will need to pick his moments and targets carefully.

He will have a lot of items during this phase of the game. It will allow him to deal a lot of damage if he manages to get on a target. Getting a defensive item will bolster his survivability as well.

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