Shadow Assault is a powerful escape tool, but can also be offensively used to assault a group.
You can use Assassin's Path to get behind the enemy and set up for Noxian Diplomacy's melee attack.
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.
Leaving the Smoke Screen's area of effect removes the harmful effect immediately.
Graves deals mostly physical damage so Armor is an effective counter.
The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore some important Talon versus Graves counter statistics that can help us grasp the differences between the two. Talon’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Graves’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Talon may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Graves..
Talon normally has a slightly larger longest kill spree than his enemy does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Graves. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Talon usually fairs equally well when playing against Graves, with a 49.4% win rate. Thus, Talon makes an ok counter to Graves.
While Talon does have a lower winrate than Graves, when facing one another, Talon also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Talon into Gravesas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Moreover, Talon also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Graves. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Talon vs Graves matchups, Graves is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.
Talon is a somewhat poor counter for Graves. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Talon against Graves.
If you would like to truly master Talon in order to counter Graves during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats presented above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Talon usually picks up more CS as Graves. Champions who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.
The ideal items to focus on in your Talon versus Graves build include Prowler's Claw, Edge of Night, and Serylda's Grudge. When Talon bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Graves than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Talon had an average winrate of 49.4% when countering Graves with this build.
To have the best chance of beating Graves as Talon, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Talon vs Graves battles, this mix of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.4% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Graves as Talon are shown for all ranked divisions. If you want to narrow the stats and builds to an individual player tier, you should use the selection menu at the top of this page.