Talon

The Blade's Shadow

Talon INFO

  • Talon was released on 24 August 2011 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 4800 IP or 880 RP.
  • Talon's dance is inspired by "Billie Jean" and includes Michael Jackson's moonwalk and crotch grab.
  • His passive refers to "mercy killing", the act of killing quickly to end a dying person's agony.
  • Talon's design elements, background and appearance are all reminiscent of the main characters of the Assassin's Creed and Thief video game series.
  • Talon is one of the 11 champions who do not have a single skill that scales off ability power; along with Darius, Draven, Garen, Kalista, Kindred, Illaoi, Olaf, Riven, Vayne and Zed.
  • Talon can be seen in the background of the splash art of the Battle Bunny Riven skin.
  • Talon's cloak in his classic and Dragonblade skin is a reference to the cloaks worn in the Mistborn saga by author Brandon Sanderson.

Talon Skins

Talon Pros

  • Lots of burst damage.
  • Has a slow and silence.
  • Lots of AoE damage.
  • Can use ultimate for escape or chasing.

Talon Cons

  • No hard CC.
  • Hard time laning against most champions.
  • Early game difficult.

Talon Counter Tips

  • Talon is very vulnerable when his Cutthroat is on cooldown. Try to take advantage of the situation when it is on cooldown.
  • Talon only deals Physical damage, so building armor will lower his damage output significantly.
  • Make sure someone on your team carries a Pink ward for a teamfight to detect him during his ultimate.
  • His early damage 1-3 is really low, try to use this in your advantage, and harass him with AA's/abilities!.

Talon DEV INFO

  • Talon was designed by Hephastopheles .
  • Talon's champion title was first "The Blade Rogue", and later "The Shadow's Blade". When he was released his champion title got changed again to "The Blade's Shadow". It is unknown exactly why his title was changed to "The Blade's Shadow". The title may relate to his service under General Du Couteau. In French, "Couteau" means "knife", indicating that General Du Couteau was the "Blade" while Talon was the "Shadow". Talon's original placeholder name was Bertrand.
  • The title may relate to his service under General Du Couteau. In French, "Couteau" means "knife", indicating that General Du Couteau was the "Blade" while Talon was the "Shadow".
  • Talon's original placeholder name was Bertrand.
  • The bird-like creature perched on the fallen sword in the Sneak Peek bears a striking resemblance to Beatrice, Swain's raven, hinting that Talon's past may be interlaced with Swain's in some way. Similarly, the black roses surrounding the fallen sword in the Sneak Peek likely represent the Black Rose, an organization of which LeBlanc is the leader. Both champions are elements of Noxus's elite.
  • Talon is voiced by Travis Willingham, who also voiced Azir. Travis Willingham and Laura Bailey (the voices of Talon and Akali respectively) are a married couple. Talon is voiced by Juan Antonio Arroyo in Spanish who is the same voice actor for the Spanish dub of Kakashi in Naruto. Talon was voiced by the late Marc Alfos in French. He voiced Alistar and Taric in the same language as well.
  • Travis Willingham and Laura Bailey (the voices of Talon and Akali respectively) are a married couple.
  • Talon is voiced by Juan Antonio Arroyo in Spanish who is the same voice actor for the Spanish dub of Kakashi in Naruto.
  • Talon was voiced by the late Marc Alfos in French. He voiced Alistar and Taric in the same language as well.

Talon IS STRONG AGAINST

KassadinLuxAhriMorganaLeBlancVeigarKatarina

Talon IS WEAK AGAINST

Lee SinDianaMordekaiserRivenPantheonKayleYorick

Talon IS GOOD WITH

ZedDariusFizzSejuaniSionRyzeKatarina

Talon IS EVEN WITH

LeBlancTwisted FateJayceZedSyndraCho'GathXerath

TALON STORY

“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.

Talon Abilities

Mercy

Talon deals 10% more damage with his basic attacks to any target that is slowed, stunned, immobilized, or suppressed.

Noxian Diplomacy

Talon's next basic attack deals bonus physical damage. If the target is a champion, they will bleed, taking additional physical damage over a period of time and revealing their location for the duration.

Rake

Talon sends out a volley of daggers that then return back to him, dealing physical damage every time it passes through an enemy. Additionally the enemy is slowed for a short duration.

Cutthroat

Talon instantly appears behind his target, briefly slowing them and amplifying his damage against that target.

Shadow Assault

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.