I have been testing out Mid Lane Talon for a few games now (after failing multiple times with him top), and I am really enjoying it - this pure satisfaction coming from hearing “killing spree” and “legendary”.
When Talon first came out, he was a machine. His W was so overpowered that it was ridiculous trying to lane against him, but after his nerf, he fell off a bit.
Talon really does suit the mid lane though. His strength not only comes from his ability to handle lane well (that is after his initial weakness between levels 1-3), but more on his ability to roam to the side lanes and to pull off some pretty wondrous ganks.
The idea with Talon is to rush your “Brutilizer”, and then invest in a pair of “Boots of Movement”. These boots really help you to get to the side lanes nice and quick, 75% of the time pulling in some nice kills.
Talon, however, does rely on kills a lot to be effective. It’s really hard to catch up when you do badly with him, so getting an early advantage and pressing it is key. If you do this well enough, late game is a piece of cake.
Talon is a pubstomp hero, so I’m not sure if we’ll see any pros using him in the mid during tournament play.
In all, Talon is a nice, fun champion perfect for soloque - enjoy.