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Talon is a champion in League of Legends.[1]

Abilities[]

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Blade's End

Blade's End

Innate: Talon's abilities apply a stack of Wound to enemy Champion icon champions and large Monster icon monsters hit for 6 seconds, refreshing on basic attacks and subsequent applications and stacking up to 3 times.

Talon's next basic attack against an enemy with 3 Wound stacks is empowered to consume them all to cause the target to bleed, dealing「 80 − 280 (based on level) (+ 210% bonus AD) total physical damage over 2 seconds, 」「 5 − 17.5 (based on level) (+ 13.125% bonus AD) physical damage every 0.125 seconds over 2 seconds, 」increased to 120% damage against Monster icon monsters. The target cannot gain Wound stacks during this time.

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  • Blade End's enhanced attack will still trigger if Spirit's Refuge blocked.
  • Both passes of Rake Rake and Shadow Assault Shadow Assault apply a stack of Wound.
  • Interaction with parrying effects (Jax Counter Strike old dodge, Blind icon blind). If the attack gets parried, dodged or missed the stacks do not trigger or refresh and their amount remains unchanged.
  • Spell Shield Spell shield prevents Wound stacks from being applied.
    • Spell Shield Spell shield prevents Blade End's enhanced attack from triggering though still consuming all Wound stacks.

Map-Specific Differences
Arena icon Arena differences edit
  • Total bonus AD ratio changed to 300% bonus AD.

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Noxian Diplomacy

Noxian Diplomacy

Active: Talon Dash dashes toward the target enemy, dealing physical damage upon arrival. If Noxian Diplomacy is cast within close range, Talon instead stabs the target to Critical strike icon critically strike for (150% + 40% 40%) damage, and gains Range icon 75 bonus attack range on his next basic attack within 1 second.

Physical Damage:
65 / 85 / 105 / 125 / 145 (+ 100% bonus AD)
Critical Physical Damage:
97.5 / 127.5 / 157.5 / 187.5 / 217.5 (+ 150% bonus AD)

If Noxian Diplomacy kills the target, Talon Heal power icon heals for 9 − 55 (based on level) and the ability's Cooldown icon cooldown is reduced by 50%.

Noxian Diplomacy Bladework resets Talon's basic attack timer. Shadow Assault Shadow Assault can be cast during the dash.

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  • Talon will track the target if they change locations, landing at an offset of 100 units before reaching them.
    • He will dash to the target's previous location while still dealing damage if the target is too far away or moves beyond 800 units.
  • Talon will be ordered to basic attack the target at the end of the dash.
  • While Grounded icon grounded or Root icon rooted, Noxian Diplomacy can only be cast within stab range.
  • Noxian Diplomacy will also grant the heal if the target dies upon Talon's completion of the dash.
  • If the target becomes Untargetable icon untargetable, Death dies, or is too far away or no longer in Sight icon sight during the cast time, this ability will cancel but does not go on Cooldown icon cooldown nor pay its cost (if applicable).
    • This only applies to the stab version.

Map-Specific Differences
Arena icon Arena differences edit
  • Bonus AD ratio changed to 130% bonus AD.

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Rake

Rake

Active: Talon throws a fan of daggers in a cone in the target direction that deals physical damage to enemies hit.

Physical Damage:
50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 (+ 40% bonus AD)

At maximum range, the daggers linger for 0.75 seconds before homing back to Talon, dealing physical damage to enemies hit and Slow icon slowing them for 1 second.

Physical Damage:
50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 (+ 80% bonus AD)
Total Physical Damage:
100 / 140 / 180 / 220 / 260 (+ 120% bonus AD)
Slow:
40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60%

Enemies can be hit only once per pass.

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  • This ability will cast from wherever the caster is at the end of the cast time.
  • Casting Rake when an enemy is within 650 radius and 26° angle in front of Talon will reveal him from the fog of war like a targeted cast.(bug)
    • This is because of Rake's internal Cone targeting type, which defaults to "targeting" all units in the preset area and thereby trigger revealing the caster if not toggled off for the spell.
  • If Talon dies while Rake is mid-air, the projectiles will still complete their travel.
  • The blades each will fail to return to Talon if he is somehow too far from them after the delay.
    • This maximum distance is 5000 units at ranks 1-4 of Rake, or 20000 units at rank 5 of Rake.(bug)
    • The latter distance is barely achievable between fountains on Summoner's Rift.

Map-Specific Differences
Arena icon Arena differences edit
  • Initial base damage changed to 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 / 120.
  • Return base damage changed to 75 / 112.5 / 150 / 187.5 / 225.
  • Slow strength changed to 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70%.

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Assassin's Path

Assassin's Path

Active: Talon Dash dashes up to 800 units over the target area of terrain, during which he gains Stealth Ward icon unobstructed vision.

Talon cannot cast Assassin's Path on the same area of terrain for a set duration.

Shadow Assault Shadow Assault can be cast during the dash.

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  • Assassin's Path can interact with player-generated terrain.
  • Talon will stop dashing upon entering Stasis icon stasis but will continue to do so afterwards.
  • Talon will reveal himself for 0.6 seconds upon casting Assassin's Path if he is visible to an enemy champion or there is a nearby enemy champion or minion within 400 units of the landing position.

Map-Specific Differences
Nexus Blitz icon Nexus Blitz differences edit
  • Cooldown changed to 80 / 67.5 / 55 / 42.5 / 30 seconds.
Arena icon Arena differences edit
  • Cooldown per wall changed to 22 / 18 / 14 / 10 / 6 seconds.

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Shadow Assault

Shadow Assault

Active: Talon disperses a ring of blades around him that deals physical damage to enemies hit and lingers at maximum range for up to 2.5 seconds, during which he gains Twilight Shroud old2 invisibility and Movement speed icon bonus movement speed.

Physical Damage:
90 / 135 / 180 (+ 100% bonus AD)
Bonus Movement Speed:
40 / 55 / 70%

Shadow Assault can be recast after 1 second within the duration, and does so automatically after the duration or if Talon Breaking stealth icon breaks stealth.

Recast: Talon breaks stealth and converges the blades to him, dealing the same physical damage to enemies hit. Breaking stealth with a basic attack or Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy will converge the blades to the target instead.

Total Physical Damage:
180 / 270 / 360 (+ 200% bonus AD)

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  • Shadow Assault casts a total of 12 blades evenly distributed in all directions. 4 of them travel down the cardinal directions (Relative to the map, not relative to Talon), while all blades have an angle of 30° to one another.
  • Spell Shield Spell shield will block a single pass.
  • Shadow Assault does not cancel Talon's basic attacks.
  • Shadow Assault has a minimum lifetime of 0.8 seconds before convergence.
  • The blades each will fail to converge on their target (Talon or the attacked target) if the target is more than 20000 units from them.(bug)
    • This distance is barely achievable between fountains on Summoner's Rift.

Map-Specific Differences
Arena icon Arena differences edit
  • Bonus movement speed changed to 60 / 80 / 100%.
  • Cooldown changed to 80 / 70 / 60 seconds.

Champion skins[]

This article section only contains champion skins. For all associated collection items, see Talon (Collection).
Talon OriginalSkin
Original
RP 880
24.08.2011
Talon is the knife in the darkness, a merciless killer able to strike without warning and escape before any alarm is raised. He carved out a dangerous reputation on the brutal streets of Noxus, where he was forced to fight, kill, and steal to survive. Adopted by the notorious Du Couteau family, he now plies his deadly trade at the empire’s command, assassinating enemy leaders, captains, and heroes… as well as any Noxian foolish enough to earn the scorn of their masters.
Separator
ActorTravis Willingham
ArtistUnknown artist
Loot eligible Loot eligible

Patch history[]

For the expanded patch notes, see here.
V14.12
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Stab cast time changed to attack windup from 0.25 seconds.
  • Rake Rake
    • Outgoing base damage increased to 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 / 90 from 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80.
    • Monster damage reduced to 100% from 105%.
V14.2
V13.24
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • New Effect: Dash cast now resets his basic attack timer as well.
V13.6
  • Stats
    • Base mana increased to 400 from 377.
  • Blade's End Blade's End
    • Base damage increased to 80 − 280 (based on level) from 75 − 255 (based on level).
    • Bonus AD ratio increased to 210% bonus AD from 200%.
  • Rake Rake
    • Mana cost reduced to 50 / 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 from 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75.
V12.22
  • Stats
    • Base mana reduced to 377 from 377.2.
V12.10
V12.12
  • General
  • Stats
    • Base health increased to 658 from 588.
    • Health growth increased to 109 from 95.
    • Armor growth increased to 4.7 from 3.5.
    • Magic resistance growth increased to 2.05 from 1.25.
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Base heal reduced to 9 − 55 (based on level) from 10 − 70 (based on level).
V12.3
  • Shadow Assault Shadow Assault
    • Bug Fix: Blades no longer briefly disappear for a frame on cast of the VFX.
V12.2
  • Rake Rake
    • Damage against monsters reduced to 105% from 130%.
V12.1
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where it could sometimes hit untargetable enemy champions.
V11.24 - December 15th Hotfix
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where its target would not refund its cooldown.
    • Bug Fix: Fixed a bug where it would cancel his next basic attack.
  • Rake Rake
    • Damage against monsters reduced to 130% from 150%.
V11.24
  • Blade's End Blade's End
    • Bug Fix: Abilities blocked by spell shields no longer improperly apply their mark VFX.
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Bug Fix: Now properly refunds its cooldown if the target becomes invalid during the cast time of the melee version.
    • Bug Fix: Ranged version no longer restarts its cooldown upon completing the dash.
  • Assassin's Path Assassin's Path
    • Bug Fix: Dash is no longer interrupted if the caster blocks a displacement with a spell shield.
  • Shadow Assault Shadow Assault
    • Bug Fix: Blades no longer converge to the ranged version of Noxian Diplomacy's Noxian Diplomacy's target if that ability is cast while Root icon rooted.
V11.18
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Base damage reduced to 65 / 85 / 105 / 125 / 145 from 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 / 165.
  • Rake Rake
    • Damage against monsters increased to 150% from 100%.
V11.12
  • Rake Rake
    • Initial base damage reduced to 40 / 50 / 60 / 70 / 80 from 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 / 105.
    • Initial bonus AD ratio reduced to 40% bonus AD from 55%.
    • Return base damage increased to 50 / 80 / 110 / 140 / 170 from 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 / 145.
    • Return bonus AD ratio increased to 80% bonus AD from 70%.
V11.10
V11.4
  • Rake Rake
    • Cooldown reduced to 9 / 8.5 / 8 / 7.5 / 7 seconds from 9 seconds at all ranks.
    • Initial pass bonus AD ratio increased to 55% bonus AD from 40%.
  • Shadow Assault Shadow Assault
    • Bug Fix: No longer causes the caster to become visible while stealthed if they reset Duskblade of Draktharr's Duskblade of Draktharr's Nightstalker during the invisibility.
V11.1
V10.25
  • Rake Rake
    • Return base damage increased to 45 / 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 from 45 / 65 / 85 / 105 / 125.
V10.11
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Mana cost increased to 40 from 30.
    • Heal reduced to 10 − 70 (based on level) from 20 − 71 (based on level).
V10.7
  • Rake Rake
    • Base damage reduced to 45 / 60 / 75 / 90 / 105 from 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 / 110.
    • Return base damage reduced to 45 / 65 / 85 / 105 / 125 from 70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130.
    • Return AD ratio increased 70% bonus AD from 60%.
V10.6
  • General
    • Recommended items updated.
V10.4
  • Blade's End Blade's End
    • New Effect: Bleed now deals 120% damage against monsters.
    • New Effect: Now triggers against all monsters.
V8.14
  • Rake Rake
    • Return base damage reduced 70 / 85 / 100 / 115 / 130 from 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170.
V8.10
  • Assassin's Path Assassin's Path
    • Bug Fix: Will now be less likely to vault him in the opposite direction than was intended.
V8.9
V8.6
  • Blade's End Blade's End
    • Base damage increased to 75 − 245 (based on level) from 75 − 175 (based on level).
  • Shadow Assault Shadow Assault
    • Bonus AD ratio increased to 100% bonus AD from 80%.
V8.4
  • Stats
    • Base magic resistance increased to 39 from 32.1.
    • Base armor reduced to 30 from 32.
V8.3
  • Stats
    • Base health regeneration reduced to 8.5 from 8.51.
V8.2
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • New Effect: Now draws nearby minion aggro when targeting an enemy champion.
V7.22
  • Stats
    • Base attack damage increased to 68 from 60.
    • Base armor increased to 32 from 26.88.
    • Base health increased to 588 from 583.
    • Health growth increased to 95 from 90.
  • Blade's End Blade's End
    • Base damage increased to 75 − 175 (based on level) from 60 − 160 (based on level).
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Base damage increased to 65 / 90 / 115 / 140 / 165 from 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160.
  • Rake Rake
    • Base damage increased to 70 / 95 / 120 / 145 / 170 from 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160.
V7.18
V7.14
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Changed several interactions where it overwrotes any spell queuing commands, instead forcing the caster to immediately begin basic-attacking once the ability completed.
V7.7
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Base damage reduced to 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 from 80 / 110 / 120 / 140 / 160.
V7.3
  • SSW Talon SSW Talon
    • Rake Rake
      • Bug Fix: Blades no longer look like Talon's normal blades on the return trip for everyone else but him.
V7.1
  • Stats
    • Mana regeneration growth increased to 0.75 from 0.5.
  • Blade's End Blade's End
    • Slightly bumped up brightness of passive particles.
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Heal increased to 20 − 71 (based on level) from 17 − 51 (based on level).
V6.22
  • General
    • New ability icons.
    • Attack frame improved.
  • Stats
    • Base movement speed reduced to 335 from 350.
    • Health growth increased to 90 from 85.
    • Base attack damage increased to 60 from 55.
    • Base attack speed reduced to 0.625 from 0.668.
    • Attack speed growth increased to 2.9% from 2.7%.
  • Blade's End Blade's End (new innate)
    • New Innate: Talon's abilities Wound enemy champions and epic monsters damaged for a 6 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. When Talon attacks a fully stacked enemy, they bleed for 60 − 160 (based on level) (+ 200% bonus AD) physical damage over the next 2 seconds. Rake and Shadow Assault will not apply multiple stacks for multiple blades, but will apply up to two stacks for the outward and inward effects.
  • Noxian Diplomacy Noxian Diplomacy
    • Revised Active: Talon strikes his target, dealing them 80 / 100 / 120 / 140 / 160 (+ 100% bonus AD) physical damage. If cast from melee range, Talon will Critical strike icon critically strike them instead for 「 120 / 150 / 180 / 210 / 240 (+ 150% bonus AD) physical 」「 150% 」 damage. Whenever Noxian Diplomacy kills a unit, Talon restores 17 − 51 (based on level) health and refunds 50% of its cooldown.
    • Cooldown increased to 8 / 7.5 / 7 / 6.5 / 6 seconds from 8 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4.
    • Mana cost reduced to 30 at all ranks from 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60.
    • Range: 550 / 170..
  • Rake Rake
    • Cooldown reduced to 9 seconds at all ranks from 10.
    • Mana cost reduced to 55 / 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 from 60 / 65 / 70 / 75 / 80.
    • Slow increased to 40 / 45 / 50 / 55 / 60% from 20 / 25 / 30 / 35 / 40%.
    • Slow duration reduced to 1 second from 2.
    • New Effect: Slow now only applies when the blades return.
    • New Effect: Now has a 0.7 seconds delay before returning to Talon.
    • Range increased to 900 from 750.
    • Arc reduced to 22° from 40°.
    • Outgoing damage changed to 50 / 65 / 80 / 95 / 110 (+ 40% bonus AD) from 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 (+ 60% bonus AD).
    • Return damage increased to 60 / 85 / 110 / 135 / 160 (+ 60% bonus AD) from 30 / 55 / 80 / 105 / 130 (+ 60% bonus AD).
    • Total damage changed to 110 / 150 / 190 / 230 / 270 (+ 100% bonus AD) from 60 / 110 / 160 / 210 / 260 (+ 120% bonus AD).
  • Assassin's Path Assassin's Path (new E)
    • Active: Talon dashes over the target structure or piece of terrain, with the dash's speed based on his own movement speed. Talon cannot cast Assassin's Path on the same piece of terrain for a set duration.
    • Can vault over player-made terrain as well.
    • Cooldown: 2 seconds
    • Per-Target Cooldown: 160 / 135 / 110 / 85 / 60 seconds (can be reduced by cooldown reduction) A red ring will highlight used terrain to Talon.
  • Shadow Assault Shadow Assault
    • Base damage per hit reduced to 80 / 120 / 160 from 120 / 170 / 220.
    • AD ratio increased to 80% bonus AD from 75% bonus AD.
    • New Effect: Blades now have a minimum lifetime of 0.8 seconds before returning to Talon.
    • New Effect: If Talon breaks stealth with a basic attack or Noxian Diplomacy, the blades will converge on his target's location instead of his own.
    • New Effect: Now has way more blades.
    • Stealth reclassified as Twilight Shroud old2 Invisibility.

Trivia[]

Talon, the Blade's Shadow Talon, the Blade's Shadow
Talon, the Blade's Shadow Talon, the Blade's Shadow
  • Talon is one of 20 champions without a single Ability power icon ability power ratio on any ability: Aatrox Aatrox, Camille Camille, Darius Darius, Dr Dr. Mundo, Draven Draven, Garen Garen, Kayn Kayn, Kled Kled, Naafiri Naafiri, Nilah Nilah, Olaf Olaf, Pyke Pyke, Riven Riven, Samira Samira, Sett Sett, Urgot Urgot, Xayah Xayah, Yone Yone, and Zed Zed.
  • His official name Talon originates from Latin talus "ankle"; which possibly later underwent semantic shift to "heel > spur > claw".
    • His title might be referencing his loyalty to General Du Couteau (the General being the 'Blade' - couteau is French for 'knife' - and Talon being the 'Shadow').
  • Talon's dance references Billie Jean by Michael Jackson.
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Some scrapped spells tested on Talon include:[2][3][4]
    • A spell where Talon throws out knives to create a slow field, but if he left its proximity it would break the field.
    • A spell where Talon could throw out a knife that could be reactivated and allow him to blink to its location.
    • Shadow Assault Shadow Assault was originally tested as a basic spell.
  • Talon was named after his bird like appearance and his large hand blade. His spells carry a metaphor by utilizing the concept of his cloak blades as a string of “feathers”.[5]


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