Recommended Lane: Mid
Talon Wild Rift Build Recommendation
Here are Item Build Recommendations that works on this champion and which are the best build for Talon Wild Rift in this patch.
The Swift Assassin
This Talon Wild Rift build is a standard assassin build that maximizes the amount of armor penetration, attack damage, and ability haste. With this build, he can one-shot enemies, while also being agile around the map. Additionally, Talon can dash which adds more mobility to his kit, thanks to the Protobelt Enchant.
The Blade's Shadow
This alternative Talon Wild Rift Build consists of specialized items for a jungle role. The mobility of Youmuu’s Ghostblade is essential for ganking, and taking a good positioning with it. Serylda’s Grudge to slow enemies down with his Rake. The rest of the build consists of more armor penetration to add more firepower to his build.
Runes for Talon in Wild Rift
First Strike is great to enable snowballing to Talon. You can be ahead of your opposing lane with the extra gold and damage when you strike or crowd control an enemy. On the other hand, Electrocute is also a great alternative for him if you need more burst damage. Scorch is essential to help him finish off enemies due to its damage over time. Sudden Impact can inflict more damage when you slow an enemy, providing more firepower to Talon. Cheap Shot and Mark of the Weak also provide additional damage, essential for a burst-type champion like him. Eyeball Collector provides attack damage for Talon for every takedown, while the Sweet Tooth provides sustainability to him in the lane phase. Coup de Grace increases his damage to low-health enemies, which can help finish off fleeing enemies.
In our Talon Wild Rift Guide, here are the best champion spells that you can equip on him.
It is essential to have Flash as an assassin-type champion as another escape route for him. Also, you can catch enemies off-guard with it, having a swift target execution.
Ignite is also a great summoner spell for Talon, which helps execute fleeing champions.
Talon in Wild Rift can start by taking Rake for wave clearing and a little bit of poke. It is essential because Talon is a melee character and can be bullied significantly if he takes other abilities first. Then, he can level up his Noxian Diplomacy to help him deal damage while also closing the gap between him and the enemy. Next, take his Assassin’s Path as a third ability for efficient lane ganks. This ability is his bread and butter for being an agile mid-laner, which is essential for racking up kills across the map. Last, but certainly not least, his Shadow Assault. Talon must prioritize leveling this ability up as soon as possible. It can take down champions with its huge burst damage, especially for key targets.
Talon’s spells Wound champions and large monsters, stacking up to 3 times. When Talon attacks a champion with 3 stacks of Wound, they bleed for heavy damage over time.
Talon stabs the target unit. If they are within melee range, this attack deals critical damage. If they are outside melee range, Talon will leap at his target before stabbing them. Talon refunds some health and cooldown if this ability kills the target.
Talon sends out a volley of daggers that then return back to him, dealing physical damage every time it passes through an enemy. The returning blades deal bonus damage and slow units hit.
Talon vaults over any terrain or structure, up to a max distance. This ability has a low cooldown but puts the used terrain on a long cooldown.
Talon disperses a ring of blades and becomes Invisible while gaining additional Move Speed. When Talon emerges from Invisibility, the blades converge on his location. Each time the blades move, Shadow Assault deals physical damage to enemies hit by at least one blade.
Innate Passive | Blade’s End
This passive ability is somewhat like Darius’, which makes enemies bleed after being wounded three times. It can help Talon finish off fleeing enemies with very low health. That said, doing normal attacks when damaging enemy champions is optimal.
Q | Noxian Diplomacy
This ability is greatly utilized after vaulting with his E or his ultimate. Talon can dash toward the enemy if they’re far from him or deal enormous critical strike damage to the enemy if they’re near. Additionally, it is optimal to use it after being invisible with Shadow Assault, to catch enemies off guard with its huge burst damage.
W | Rake
This ability is Talon’s only poke skill. He can play around with this by poking enemies from afar without taking any damage. He can then synergize it with his other abilities to finish off enemies that have been poked and lowered their HP.
E | Assassin’s Path
This vault is a powerful ganking tool for a mid-laner like Talon. He can be agile across the map, ganking every extending enemy champion in the lane. However, Talon must be cautious about where to vault as the terrain will have a long cooldown after it has been used.
R | Shadow Assault
This is Talon’s Ultimate ability, mainly utilized for swiftly assassinating targets at great speed. Its huge burst damage is also formidable in team fights, especially for executing key targets such as marksman and mage.
Talon Early Game Guide
Talon’s early game is quite powerful due to the amount of burst damage he has during this stage of the game. You can start by poking enemies with your W ability, Rake, to lower the HP of your opposing enemy. Then, you can do a surprise attack by vaulting above walls and doing a W and Q combo. Additionally, you can cast his ultimate, Shadow Assault, before vaulting to maximize damage to the enemy. Another mechanic is that you can use his Q not to gain distance, but to deal enormous damage. You can do this by casting ultimate to gain distance and close the gap with its mobility, then cast Q when near to catch enemies off-guard.
Talon Late Game Guide
Talon can execute key targets swiftly in the late game, especially in team fights. Target isolation is key so don’t go all in by yourself. Instead, isolate crucial targets, such as marksmen and mages, to lessen the enemy’s firepower in team fights. With this, you’ll be a dangerous assassin who should be tracked constantly. However, you must be one step ahead with your Assassin’s Path to position yourself for a swift target execution.
For our Talon Wild Rift Guide, we highly recommend using him with the following champions as they synergize well with him.
Alistar is one of Talon’s favored support champions due to his high crowd-control abilities. Talon can do a free combo without chasing enemies off because they’re stunned and knocked up by this great support.
On the other hand, Gragas is also a great jungle champion to pair with Talon due to its crowd control. He can set up a crucial gank for Talon, enabling him to snowball against his opposing lane further.
All Talon Wild Rift Counter Champions
In this section, we’ll specifically show champions that can easily counter Talon in Wild Rift.
Oriana has some of the strongest poke abilities, which greatly counters Talon in the early game. With this, Oriana can deprive Talon of resources, bullying him when he gets close with her Command: Attack and Dissonance combo.
Renekton is one of the strongest lane bullies that heavily counter Talon. Although he may be a melee champion, its high burst damage, and stun can easily outplay Talon with his Cull the Meak and Ruthless Predator combo.
Pros & Cons About Talon
Here are some pros and cons if you are playing with Talon in Wild Rift.
- Low Skill Floor
- Great Early-game damage
- Great champion to carry the game
- Decent Matchups among all champions
- Has a high skill ceiling
- Significantly weak when behind
- Not very good at late-game
FAQ's About Talon in Wild Rift
How good is Talon in Wild Rift?
Talon is an S+ Tier champion in Wild Rift due to his high burst damage in the early game, while also being an easy champion to play especially for beginners. However, due to its high skill ceiling, he can be a potent assassin with the right hands.
What role or lane should I play with Talon in Wild Rift?
Players should play Talon either in the Mid lane or the Jungle lane. He’s great at both lanes due to his high mobility and burst damage which can swiftly assassinate targets at great speed.
What are the best runes for Talon in Wild Rift?
The best runes for Talon in Wild Rift are First Strike and Electrocute, which provide him gold and additional burst damage. It greatly synergizes with him, especially for taking down champions and snowballing into the game.
What is the best build for Talon in the Wild Rift?
According to our Talon Wild Rift guide, Youmuu’s Ghostblade is favored for its armor penetration and added mobility. He can swiftly roam around the map while having great burst damage capability. On the other hand, the Duskblade of Draktharr is great at providing additional attack damage and armor penetration. Serylda’s Grudge is also good, as it slows the champion when Talon hits them with his abilities.
When is the release date of Talon in Wild Rift?
Talon’s release in Wild Rift is on February 23, 2024, together with Syndra and Kindred in Patch 5.0.