Yamikaze, a Challenger Talon main along with a host of high and low elo one tricks at /r/TalonMains have been discussing the problems with the champion's feeling that have really come out in Season 9 as he gets left behind with all the new changes.
He is far too strong in very narrow situations, and extremely weak in many others, leading to a feast/famine. He is a monster in Solo Q pre 20, and very poor in nearly every other game situation. This is a problem, as he is already strong currently but his kit is problematic for the player, getting him stuck in a situation where he needs changes but "why fix something that isn't broken" ?
Compared to other assassins and roam champs, Talon is being left behind by Riot and really needs some TLC to bring him more in line with the likes of Ekko, post-nerf LeBlanc, New Zed and so on.
In particular, Talon nearly always has to build Tiamat first to push and roam (his only viable strategy). With Tiamat cost increase, W nerf pre season 9, Season 9 turret plates and minion speed increase, Talon becomes much harder to use well, and when he is used well its far stronger early than it should be. His E is far too strong and forgiving for bad positioning, and the rest of his kit suffers and is weaker to make up for it.
We ask for some attention to the matter, and discussion of how the Champion can be ADJUSTED (not buffed or nerfed!) to make him more useful and less feast/famine like other comparable champions. Do you feel the same way? Is he problematic?
Thanks for your discussion