We’ve all heard the stat that Talon is responsible for some huge fraction of First Bloods. Much of that percentage is due to how his passive and base damages relate to early HP values at Level 2. The gold and experience leads from these first bloods artificially inflate his performance, masking his ‘real’ strength with an early 400 gold while frustrating his opponents.
If we slightly nerfed the first rank of W, or his passive, and slightly increased its damage growth, then we could remove the cheese and buff Talon elsewhere. Higher ratios, higher base damage growth, higher base stats, bug-fixed leap, you name it. Ideally, the buffs would strengthen him across the board, since removing the cheese would tank his statistics.