If you notice, in the last version 12.1 of the Arena of Truth, many units of the Empire have been buffed and become much stronger. Even the fact that Talon gets an increase in base attack speed helps this unit rise to a very strong mainstay in the current meta. Combined with the effect of increasing damage to the Empire race is also buffed, this unit has more damage to finish off the main enemy team.
Talon – Empire lineup is currently rated at S rank (extremely strong) in meta version 12.1
To start with the Empire squad, owning Talon early is a must. You can then combine with Twitch or Katarina to get the 2 Assassins effect. For the front line, you should choose Bodyguard pieces with a large amount of armor like Darius, Poppy or Blitzcrank to ensure resistance, buy time for Talon to deal damage.
You should start with 2 units Assassin, Bodyguard to ensure balance
Going to the mid-game phase, gamers will find a way to push to level 6 as soon as possible and then apply slowroll gameplay to get the 3-star Talon. During such reroll, you should pay attention to buy units like Samira, Swain to activate the 3 Empire milestone as soon as possible. Taric is also a valuable piece in this squad as both Samira and Talon make good use of the Idol slot this unit creates. You should also replace Twitch with Ekko to buff Talon’s attack speed.
All you need to do at level 6 is reach the 3 Empire mark and reroll for the 3 star Talon
After owning a 3-star Talon, you should find a way to push it to level 8 and put Sion on the field to ensure the toughness for the frontline. This piece also possesses extremely good wide area control, so owning Sion is a top priority. In addition, you can use units like Leona, Braum to increase the rigidity of the front line. This is an extremely important factor when giving units with a lot of damage but lacking in resistance like Talon have more time to deal damage.
The complete lineup at level 8 that you can aim for
As for the technology core options, the 2 All For One and Co-Ruling upgrades are the strongest with this squad. They help Talon have a lot more health in combat or increase a large amount of damage to your squad. In addition, the core of Sharpening Knife, Smoke Bomb is also extremely strong if you can own it when it helps Talon deal damage and survive better. Besides, the cores that provide gold and equipment are always a good choice if you lack resources.
In terms of building equipment, Talon needs the most are Infinity Sword, Cannon, and Alchemy Towel. As an Assassin, Infinity Sword helps Talon deal the greatest amount of damage. With the Rapid Fire Cannon and the Alchemy Towel, they allow this unit to deal damage in a much safer state. For Sion, traditional resistance items such as Cape of Thorns, Dragon’s Claw, and Warmog’s Blood Armor are always the optimal choice.
Talon’s “suppressing” equipment set in the current meta