: > [{quoted}](name=ryoh,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=EjFNREfn,comment-id=007c,timestamp=2016-08-05T20:04:41.556+0000) > > I posted two comments before in the thread, and I had some time to think about the proposed direction, specifically as Talon's roaming identity. > How would this affect Talon's already weak lane? My playstyle is to farm up as much as I can and 1v1 the enemy laner nearing mid game. Would this update weaken this and force me to be more mobile around the map? We're adding some counterplay to Talon's kit throughout, which means since it'll be a little harder to land everything perfectly, the payoff is going to have to be proportionately higher. So when he plays things right, post-update Talon should definitely be able to land kills in lane. He won't be as reliably able to kill his lane opponent as the more 1-on-1 focused assassins like Zed, but he'll be able to do it.
> [{quoted}](name=Riot Stashu,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=EjFNREfn,comment-id=007c0000,timestamp=2016-08-05T22:00:13.910+0000) > > We're adding some counterplay to Talon's kit throughout, which means since it'll be a little harder to land everything perfectly, the payoff is going to have to be proportionately higher. So when he plays things right, post-update Talon should definitely be able to land kills in lane. He won't be as reliably able to kill his lane opponent as the more 1-on-1 focused assassins like Zed, but he'll be able to do it. So this update would increase skill (hopefully) proportionate to the amount of damage he will deal, with more mobility, yes? That sounds good with me. Would a lead designer be interested to host an answer thread on Talon in the /r/talonmains subreddit? I think we would appreciate the communication.
: Assassin Roster Update -- Talon Direction
I posted two comments before in the thread, and I had some time to think about the proposed direction, specifically as Talon's roaming identity. How would this affect Talon's already weak lane? My playstyle is to farm up as much as I can and 1v1 the enemy laner nearing mid game. Would this update weaken this and force me to be more mobile around the map?
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: 1. Yes we will be removing the blink. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait and see what it is replaced with. 2. Even though he's losing some strengths, Talon's mobility will now become a lot more flexible. And by a lot I mean A LOT. 3. Yes, he will definitely have some new animations. We're not re-hauling all of them though. 4. This is cool to hear, I think having Mobi's as a cool option is great, we don't want to force him to wear them every game though. Will keep this in mind. 5. It's changing into something a whole lot more. =)
> [{quoted}](name=Statikk,realm=NA,application-id=A7LBtoKc,discussion-id=EjFNREfn,comment-id=001d0000,timestamp=2016-08-04T23:39:47.238+0000) > > 1. Yes we will be removing the blink. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait and see what it is replaced with. > > 2. Even though he's losing some strengths, Talon's mobility will now become a lot more flexible. And by a lot I mean A LOT. > > 3. Yes, he will definitely have some new animations. We're not re-hauling all of them though. > > 4. This is cool to hear, I think having Mobi's as a cool option is great, we don't want to force him to wear them every game though. Will keep this in mind. > > 5. It's changing into something a whole lot more. =) Sad to hear that his blink is going to be gone. Flash + E was one of my favorite things in the game...I see that mobility will be a primary identity of Talon now. I'm glad to see that you are confident with his changes, and I'm interested to see what type of mobility you are adding. Is this new in the game, or have we seen it with other champs?
: Assassin Roster Update -- Talon Direction
Hello, thanks for this. As a D2 Talon mains for 3 seasons, I and a few other Talon mains have questions: 1. Is this a confirmation for the removal of a blink in his kit? What type of mobility will Talon have now? 2. Since Talon can already oneshot most carries + AOE, and the AoE will be tuned down, is this rework generally a nerf? What tradeoffs are happening? 3. Will he have new animations? 4. I don't agree with mobis being core on Talon. Many of the high elo Talon mains opt for either swifties, merc, tabi, cdr boots, etc...I myself rarely bought them. Does data support the statement that mobis are core on Talon? 5. Is blink turning into a dash of some sort? 6. Talon right now is very binary, and he goes in with a pretty similar combo each time. Will this update change the complexity of his kit significantly? Thanks.
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