Talonthe Blade's Shadow
''The three deadliest blademasters in all of Valoran are bound to the house of Du Couteau: my father, myself, and Talon. Challenge us, if you dare.''
-- Katarina Du Couteau
Talon's earliest memories are the darkness of Noxus' underground passages and the reassuring steel of a blade. He remembers no family, warmth, or kindness. Instead, the clink of stolen gold and the security of a wall at his back are all the kinship he has ever craved. Kept alive only by his quick wits and deft thievery, Talon scraped out a living in the seedy underbelly of Noxus. His mastery of the blade quickly marked him as a threat, and Noxian guilds sent assassins to him with a demand: join their ranks or be killed. He left the bodies of his pursuers dumped in Noxus' moat as his response.
The assassination attempts grew increasingly frequent until one assailant met Talon blade-for-blade in a match of strength. To his surprise, Talon was disarmed and facing down his executioner's sword when the assassin revealed himself to be General Du Couteau. The General offered Talon the choice between death at his hand, or life as an agent of the Noxian High Command. Talon chose life, on the condition that his service was to Du Couteau alone, for the only type of orders he could respect were from one he could not defeat.
Talon remained in the shadows, carrying out secret missions on Du Couteau's orders that took him from the frigid lands of the Freljord to the inner sanctums of Demacia itself. When the general vanished, Talon considered claiming his freedom, but he had gained immense respect for Du Couteau after years in his service. He became obsessed with tracking down the general's whereabouts, and scours the land in search of those responsible for Du Couteau's disappearance.
You can use Assassin's Path to get behind the enemy and set up for Noxian Diplomacy's melee attack.
Shadow Assault is a powerful escape tool, but can also be offensively used to assault a group.
Remember to pick your target before the fight. Focusing all of Talon's abilities on one target can be very rewarding, but splitting them up between many may leave you helpless.
TIPS: IF ENEMY
Talon's attacks are all physical damage. Build armor early to counter his burst damage.
Talon is heavily reliant on Shadow Assault to escape a fight. When it is down he's significantly more vulnerable.
Talon has unrivaled roaming ability. Make sure to keep track of his position or force him to stay in lane by pushing aggressively.
HP / LEVEL: 90
MP / LEVEL: 37
MOVEMENT SPEED: 335
ARMOR / LEVEL: 3.5
SPELL BLOCK: 32.1
SPELL BLOCK / LEVEL: 1.25
ATTACK RANGE: 125
HP REGEN: 8.51
HP REGEN / LEVEL: 0.75
MP REGEN: 7.6
MP REGEN / LEVEL: 0.8
CRIT / LEVEL: 0
ATTACK DAMAGE: 60
ATTACK DAMAGE / LEVEL: 3.1
ATTACK SPEED OFFSET: -0.065
ATTACK SPEED / LEVEL: 2.9
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.
Cooldown: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 /
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.
Cooldown: 9 / 9 / 9 / 9 / 9 /
Mana Cost: 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 /
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.
Cooldown: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 /
Talon disperses a ring of blades and becomes Invisible while gaining additional Movement 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.
Cooldown: 100 / 80 / 60 /
Mana Cost: 100 / 100 / 100 /