Win Rate 54.6% based on 17 795 matches
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Talon Matchups Overview
Talon General information
Talon is one of the strongest early game champions. Look for an early first blood to get an early lead.
Flank in team fights to make it easier for you to take down squishy champions with your Ultimate R.
As Talon is an assassin, look for picks on enemies who are walking around the map alone. Ambush enemies who go to ward alone as they’re easy to kill.
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If you want to use the most popular Talon Mid build, you should take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick First Strike as your keystone, followed by Magical Footwear, Minion Dematerializer and Cosmic Insight in the primary tree, as well as Sudden Impact and Treasure Hunter in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Magic Resist in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Youmuu's Ghostblade as your first item, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity and Prowler's Claw. For your last 3 items, you should build Edge of Night, Serylda's Grudge and finish with Guardian Angel. For the skill order, you want to stick with W - Q - E. Right now, this build has 54.6% winrate over 17 795 matches played.
Your second option for Talon Mid build would be to take Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells. The runes that this build takes advantage of are Electrocute as your keystone, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection and Ingenious Hunter in the primary tree, and Magical Footwear with Minion Dematerializer in the secondary tree. The shards used in this build are Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Magic Resist in defense. The items for the build are Eclipse, which you should build first, followed by Ionian Boots of Lucidity as your second item and Prowler's Claw as your third item. The rest of the items in order are Serylda's Grudge, Black Cleaver and Guardian Angel. The skill order for this build is W - Q - E. In the current patch, this build has a 52.6% win rate over 8 376 matches.
If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Ignite as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Electrocute as your keystone, Sudden Impact, Eyeball Collection and Relentless Hunter in the primary tree, and Absolute Focus with Nimbus Cloak in the secondary tree, as well as Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force, and Magic Resist as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Youmuu's Ghostblade as your first item, then Ionian Boots of Lucidity as a second item and Prowler's Claw as a third item. You want to finish the build with Edge of Night, Serylda's Grudge and Black Cleaver. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it W - Q - E. This build is currently sitting at a 53.4% win rate across 8 005 matches played.
If you want to try an Off-Meta Talon Mid build in the current patch, try Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity and Last Stand as your primary rune tree, and Magical Footwear with Minion Dematerializer as your secondary tree. Use Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force and Magic Resist as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Eclipse as your first item, then finish Ionian Boots of Lucidity as your second item, and Black Cleaver as third item. The last 3 options are Death's Dance, Serylda's Grudge and Guardian Angel. The ability order for this build is W - Q - E. As of the current patch, this build has a 55.1% win rate over 6 283 matches played.
Situational Talon Runes and Items
Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Talon build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.
Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Talon runes page.
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In-depth Build Stats
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In Patch 13.23 the best possible matchups for Talon Mid are:
- vs. Ziggs - 56.5% win rate over 550 games.
- vs. Azir - 56.5% win rate over 2 121 games.
- vs. Xerath - 55.7% win rate over 1 416 games.
- vs. Galio - 54.4% win rate over 500 games.
- vs. Lux - 54.4% win rate over 1 317 games.
Consider picking Talon into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Mid matchups that currently are in favor of Talon.
We highly recommend avoiding picking Talon in the current patch into the following Mid matchups:
- vs. Swain - 47.7% win rate over 575 games.
- vs. Vex - 48.3% win rate over 2 154 games.
- vs. Akshan - 48.7% win rate over 1 210 games.
- vs. Pantheon - 48.7% win rate over 1 113 games.
- vs. Irelia - 49.2% win rate over 1 734 games.
These champions are considered as Talon counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.
If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Talon counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.