Is Talon actually THAT bad?

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Bouncing Beauty

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05-05-2013

Or does he just pale in comparison to Zed and Kha?

How good would be be right now, regardless of those two?


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Narshen

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05-05-2013

I pick him pretty often in Platinum 1 (and not just as a counterpick) and do relatively well with him.

Every character is usable. It honestly depends more on your mechanics and coordination with your team.


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Pigrat

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05-05-2013

Talon is incredible.


Buy all armor pen items

Go in.

Spam all skills

ult

Run out.


Welp, someones dead.


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Bouncing Beauty

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05-05-2013

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Originally Posted by Narshen View Post
I pick him pretty often in Platinum 1 (and not just as a counterpick) and do relatively well with him.

Every character is usable. It honestly depends more on your mechanics and coordination with your team.
What are his strengths/weaknesses, and what makes him a strong pick?


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IS1efce51bb8bca172b5508

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05-05-2013

His winrate is higher than that of KZ or Zed, so for the general populace he's probably the strongest of the 3. It's just that his laning isn't as safe as the other 2 and requires him to be very aggressive, so he doesn't get picked in tournaments, but that doesn't stop him from owning in soloqueue.


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DementedLord

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05-05-2013

Pros
-Silence amp dmg
-Lots of aoe Dmg
-Stealth

Cons
-Relies heavily on ad so can't be build tanky
-Armor exist


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Wieners Revenge

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05-05-2013

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Or does he just pale in comparison to Zed and Kha?

How good would be be right now, regardless of those two?
He pales in comparison.


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The Illusive Man

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05-05-2013

Anytime the enemy team picks kassadin or leblanc I call mid and talon. It's just the easiest lane out there honestly.

When you pick someone Talon counters, he counters them harder than any one counters any one else


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Drozzi

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05-05-2013

Only problem with him is his early game is much more difficult than say kha's.
Easy has been top tier for a bit now.
Ryze/xin/hecarim/etc


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Narshen

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What are his strengths/weaknesses, and what makes him a strong pick?
Strengths and weaknesses are too vast to comment on but I'll tell you what I like about him / dislike:

+ High mobility. 350 move speed, 700 range blink, 40% ms increase in stealth.
+ 2.5 second tactical stealth on a very low cooldown. The low cooldown allows you to gank bot with ease.
+ Silence on demand is a good quality.
+ Damage is high. If you get fed, the enemy team is going to notice it.

- AoE damage is very token, you won't kill many people with it.
- Farming, even with Rake, is not easy. Too many nuances to list but suffice to say that Zed is 10x better in this regard.
- Poor mana and health. You'll need to start flask or else you're in trouble.
- Not versatile. In theory, you can top and jungle with him. In reality, if you don't go mid, expect to surrender at 20.

Not fully comprehensive, just my two cents.