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Taliyah Champion Spotlight

Recommended Items

Summoner's Rift
Starting Doran's Ring item Health Potion item2
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Morellonomicon item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Offensive Void Staff item Liandry's Torment item Rabadon's Deathcap item
Defensive Rod of Ages item Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Control Ward item Elixir of Sorcery item
Twisted Treeline
Starting Boots of Speed item Doran's Ring item
Essential Sorcerer's Shoes item Wooglet's Witchcap item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item
Offensive Void Staff item Morellonomicon item Liandry's Torment item
Defensive Abyssal Mask item Hextech Protobelt-01 item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item
Howling Abyss
Starting Orb of Winter item Boots of Speed item Health Potion item3
Essential Morellonomicon item Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Sorcerer's Shoes item
Offensive Rabadon's Deathcap item Void Staff item Liandry's Torment item
Defensive Zhonya's Hourglass item Banshee's Veil item
Consumables Health Potion item Elixir of Sorcery item Corrupting Potion item

Tips

Playing As TaliyahSquare Taliyah
Playing Against TaliyahSquare Taliyah
  • When TaliyahSquare Taliyah casts Unraveled Earth Unraveled Earth in the lane, be on the lookout for Seismic Shove Seismic Shove. If she throws you into her minefield, the throws and stones will break your bones.
  • TaliyahSquare Taliyah's Threaded Volley Threaded Volley is locked into a direction. If she's throwing rocks at you, dodge to the side!

Tricks

Ability Usage
  • You should alway try to land the push your enemies with Seismic Shove Seismic Shove into your patch of Unraveled Earth Unraveled Earth when you're kiting or if the enemy is chasing you.
  • Threaded Volley Threaded Volley is a great tool for harassing enemies early game. Keep in mind your patches of worked ground though, because you need to keep at least one foot off of the patches in order to fire off a full barrage.
  • Keep in mind that patches of worked ground grant you a speed boost when walking over it. Use this to your advantage in ganks to speed away from your enemies and also try to stick to the walls for the Rock Surfing passive speed boost if you can.
  • Weaver's Wall Weaver's Wall is a great tool in team fights because it can separate the enemy team and if used correctly can turn a 5v5 to a 5v2 or 3 for an easy team wipe. It also allows you to interrupt channeled abilities, however it's cast time may make it difficult to disrupt it in time.
  • Threaded Volley Threaded Volley makes TaliyahSquare Taliyah deal potent constant damage with enough cooldown reduction, comparable to this of SwainSquare Swain or CassiopeiaSquare Cassiopeia for as long as she has "unworked" ground for her disposal. It also has no cast time, so casting it during retreat regularly can make the chasing enemy a potential bag of gold.
  • Use Weaver's Wall Weaver's Wall to gank effectively by cutting off enemy's way to escape. Remember also, that it may be recast during casting, so you'll ride on top of it, then right-clicking will make you leap off in the chosen direction.
  • To roam effectively, stick to walls, as Rock Surfing Rock Surfing will greatly increase your movement speed and thus shortening the time needed to travel from one lane to another.
  • TaliyahSquare Taliyah's skillset makes her more team-reliant - her job is not to carry the game. Instead, try to make opportunities and make the whole team stronger by ganking and, as the game goes on, good crowd-controlling and protecting carries.
  • When casting Seismic Shove Seismic Shove, aim at the point that is two enemy champions away in the chosen direction. It takes approximately that time to take effect, so the chosen target, unless they'll predict and turn, will be pulled in the direction of your choice.
  • Consider taking Teleport Teleport. This way, you can go from mid to bot via Weaver's Wall Weaver's Wall, take some kills, then Teleport Teleport top and also possibly take some kills and/or assists.
Mastery Usage
Item Usage
  • TaliyahSquare Taliyah doesn't benefit as much from ability power as other mages. When getting items, don't focus on raw ability power - instead think about items with beneficial passives or actives.
  • TaliyahSquare Taliyah benefits from items that grant her both offensive and defensive stats, as she will probably end in the middle of a fight when leaping off the Weaver's Wall Weaver's Wall. Also, most of them also will grant cooldown reduction, which is crucial for her to perform well.
    • One of the best items is Rylai's Crystal Scepter item Rylai's Crystal Scepter. Even if it will not grant its full slow on any of your abilities, it will augment your kiting potential via Threaded Volley Threaded Volley. It also grants bonus health and ability power to increase your effectiveness in fights.
    • Another option may be Zhonya's Hourglass item Zhonya's Hourglass. The armor boost will make you harder to kill when facing AD champions, while bonus ability power will increase your damage and cooldown reduction will allow you to cast spells more frequently.
      • The active component may even allow you to fight champions like ZedSquare Zed, TalonSquare Talon or Kha'ZixSquare Kha'Zix.
    • When in need of magic resistance, Banshee's Veil item Banshee's Veil comes handy - the cooldown reduction and ability power will augment her spells strongly, while bonus magic resistance will make you more difficult to be taken off by enemy mages.
    • If going for mana items, Hextech GLP-800 item Hextech GLP-800 is an effective item. It grants some ability power, health and mana, and also grants an active that takes role of another spell, which will make your burst potential much better.
      • Other useful mana items are Rod of Ages item Rod of Ages and Morellonomicon item Morellonomicon. While the first one scales with late game and may make her a bigger threat later on, the second one grants a nice effect to her spells. Morellonomicon item Morellonomicon also grants cooldown reduction, increasing the number of spells cast, but doesn't grant any defensive stats that TaliyahSquare Taliyah likes.
        • Remember that TaliyahSquare Taliyah isn't specially mana hungry - one or two mana items will make their job - that's enough for her.
    • Hextech Protobelt-01 item Hextech Protobelt-01 is also a good option for TaliyahSquare Taliyah. Bonus ability power and cooldown reduction augment her spells and bonus health with the dash component will make her much harder to be killed.
      • The active part of this item will also make catching enemies with Seismic Shove Seismic Shove much easier from long distances, resulting in unsuspected pulls for your enemies and possibly kills for your team.
Countering
  • TaliyahSquare Taliyah's spells are powerful but highly telegraphed. Stay alert and mobile to dodge her attacks.
  • Watch out when you see TaliyahSquare Taliyah missing from her lane. Her gank potential is very good and may result in you dying in a 2v3 or 2v4 fight.
    • Remember to ping or say "MIA", when TaliyahSquare Taliyah leaves your lane. Treat her as Twisted FateSquare Twisted Fate.
  • Force TaliyahSquare Taliyah to stand on worked ground to greatly reduce her damage. It will also reduce her mediocre push capabilities, possibly resulting in loss of creep kills in your favor.
  • TaliyahSquare Taliyah doesn't do as much damage as other mages. Focus an enemy ADC over her, unless she is really fed and well-equipped with her items.
  • When in champion select, remember that TaliyahSquare Taliyah doesn't have to play mid like i.e. VeigarSquare Veigar, as she can also play top or support. Take this into consideration when countering her.

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