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League of Legends S12: Talon Mid Build Guide

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League of Legends S12: Talon Mid Build Guide

Find out all you need to know to build Talon Mid in League of Legends Season 12, including runes, items, and skill order.

League of Legends S12: Talon Mid Build Guide

From runes to items, gameplay tips amd more, we've put together a guide to help you master playing Talon in the midlane in League of Legends.

Be mindful that there are several ways to build and play a champion, and you'll need to be adaptable as the game and the enemy team progress.

That said, this guide is a good starting point to helping you get to grips with the champion and making an impact in your games.


Talon Rune Choices - League of Legends
Talon Rune Choices

Core Items

Prowler's Claw

3100 Gold

Youmoo's Ghostblade

3000 Gold


Prowler's Claw is great for burst assassins like Talon, allowing him to rush in and deal enhanced damage.

Youmoo's Ghostblade grants greater mobility, for more speedy takedowns. 

Other good items include Edge of NightSerylda's Grudge, and Serpent's Fang

Starting Item & Boots

Refillable Potion

150 Gold

Long Sword

350 Gold

Ionian Boots of Lucidity

950 Gold

Skill Order

While your choices may differ according to how the game progresses, the typical Talon skill priority is:

R > W > Q > E

Summoner Spells

These are the summoner spells most typically taken by Talon in this role. Naturally, this may change depending on match-ups.

Flash - League of Legends
Ignite - League of Legends


Talon is an exceptional burst assassin, especially in the early game. However, once he's blown all his spells, he doesn't offer too much, so you'll want to dive in, unleash the fury, and then get out before you're locked down. He has good lane push, and great roaming potential. 

  • Level 1 - Take W - Rake, for the area damage and quicker farming. 
  • Level 2 - Take Q - Noxian Diplomacy, for the gap closer and extra damage.
  • First Back - Work towards your Prowler's Claw.

Tips & Tricks

  • Noxian Diplomacy crits automatically if you're in melee range of your target. 
  • It also resets your auto-attack. 
  • Assassin's Path can be used to pass over terrain created by champions, such as Anivia's wall and Trundle's pillar.
  • You can use Flash during the animation of Rake to extend its range and surprise your opponent.
  • Use Noxian Diplomacy on an enemy minion so you can land Rake on a distant opponent. You can also use Noxian Diplomacy during the travel time of Rake to apply all three passive stacks.

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