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All Guides Taliyah Guides [6.22] Mastery is a journey. Here's your first lesson. [Updating]
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Taliyah Statistics for Daeva of Destiny

Author's performance with Taliyah compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
9
5
Win %
44
41
Kills
4.0
5.3
Assists
9.6
7.8
Deaths
7.9
6.5
KA:D Ratio
1.7
2.0
Gold Earned
12.8K
10.7K
Creep Score
87.2
161.6
Average
  • Author Champion Statistics
  • Guide Details

Summoner Spells Back to Top

Flash: Basic skill, is almost like everyone needs it, no need to really talk about it.

Teleport: Your top, take teleport, and good for ganking, and it is necessary for laning.

Exhaust: Very good for if you are vs someone who completely destroys you, and its good surviablty. 


New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Just a standard burst mage.    I dont think Deathfire is worth.   Stormsurge actually works really well.

Abilities Back to Top

Q
W
E
Q
Q
R
W
E
E
E
R
E
Q
Q
W
R
W
W
Passive
Q
1
4
5
13
14
W
2
7
15
17
18
E
3
8
9
10
12
R
6
11
16

Some people believe E is better top, but at least for my play style I rather CS safely from a distance, and also do big amount of burst without getting close.


I like this set up of W and E because stage 2 of W cd is actually a good amount lower and is easier to set up kills more often in lane.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Pretty Basic. Doran for mana rengen mostly. Honestly half of the time I dont even use the pots, because the really its either you dominate or you dont get close enough, or your dead and no point in wasting it.
    DO NOT TAKE THIS
    IF and only if your picking up kills left and right.

Core Items

    #1 The goal is to in lane and cs + get enough kills so your first back you get both of these, and that is 1400 gold. I have no problems staying in lane until I get this item, unless I die, so its not waiting too long , and if you cs properly and get kills its EZ.
    #2 Get this after your first back. CD is important, and the perks of these boots are better than Sorcerer's
    RoA then Cepter. Chore items, and provides health, cc, and surviablity.
    This is generally my main full build. I tend to always get void staff after core, and then Hat and Hourglass in order of which I need them.

Situational Items

    If you need both get both pen items. I would only get the boots if necessary.
    I take this item over hourglass or over Hat sometimes if I need the mr or we have a lot of AP on our team and a we need someone with the item.
    I normally get Hat, but Mask works sooo well, and I don't normally get it on any champion, but on Taliyah I have a new respect for it, so if you need the pen or want health or something to stop guys with a lot of HP switch Hat and Mask.
    I do not recommend this item over ROA, but if you need the perks of this item, and not of ROA you can get it, but again I do not recommend it.
    Decide between this and ROA. It provides the surviablity, and additional slow, but it lacks some aspects of ROA

Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Easy
  • Akali
    Hard
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Darius
    Easy
  • Diana
    Hard
  • Ekko
    Medium
  • Fiora
    Hard
  • Galio
    Medium
  • Garen
    Easy
  • Gnar
    Easy
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Hecarim
    Hard
  • Illaoi
    Easy
  • Irelia
    Hard
  • Jax
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Hard
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Easy
  • Master Yi
    Hard
  • Nasus
    Easy
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Rammus
    Hard
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Shen
    Easy
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Tahm Kench
    Hard
  • Talon
    Hard
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Hard
  • Udyr
    Medium
  • Vi
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Xin Zhao
    Hard
  • Zac
    Easy
  • Zilean
    Hard

VS

Aatrox

Easy

AA is an easy match up because he is so predictable. Only real problem you may have is if he aatroxQ.png and your cant knock him away. If your on the defensive always save your taliyahW.png for when he is going to knock you up, so you both are cc'd but now he lost his gap closer and you can go on offensive. 


No real reason you should lose lane, just be sure to ward. Also he takes the extra damage from taliyahE.png

VS

Akali

Hard

You better murder her pre-6. She cant touch you. But as soon as she gets akalishadowdance.png she has too much gap closing. All you can really do is make her think twice about kicking you. Bait her into a taliyahE.pngtaliyahW.png combo, and then throw out taliyahQ.png. You should be able to balance out the damage, but dont stick around too long or she will kill you.


if she throwsakalismokebomb.png, throw your E inside and try and knock her out with W. Also Q should tell you exactly where she is since its a skill shot.

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

This lane is all about who can dodge the most damage and execute their skills the best. We all know the cho combo. If he is ap you really cant let him knock you up and get his combo off. Throw him away or throw up ulti anything to keep him from eating you. He out sustains you and will out trade you if you do short fights where he lands all skills and you land all skills. This lane you have to have to have to settle for poking down with Q, I dont recommend going full in a lot.

VS

Darius

Easy

He cant touch you. you out range him and you have the easiest CC or speed buffs to get away or chat him. Just dont get pulled and you will be fine. 

VS

Diana

Hard

Lets just say when I go mid and they take my Taliyah I will go Diana. You only have pre6 after that its done. She has high damage gap closers. All I can say is Dodge Q as much as possible, and roam to other lanes. She can carry a team, so play defensive farm on worked ground and safe pokes. Dont be afraid to blow flash to stay alive.

VS

Ekko

Medium

Tank ekko is back, which means we dont kill him. 3151.png3116.png are your friend. He does have a gap closer, but its manageable.  His shield is a bit annoying, and whatever you do dont get stunned!!! Mostlily you wont kill him unless he dose not have ulti, and watch his ulti trail. more than likly, your gonna be walking along the path of his ulti as you try and kill him, and if hes ap your dead, but hes also dead if hes ap cause squishy. So play safe, but dont be afraid to get dirty.

VS

Fiora

Hard

Early game, easy, but once her CD get short she is more of a devil than 17.png. I can stress to you enough that a good fiora will Q all around your Q, you cant touch her. Just try and beat her early, but as soon as her Q's become faster dont try to fight her, you will lose, unless shes bad or you did  a great job and are already fed and way ahead in gold.

VS

Galio

Medium

Obviously he has  a lot of mr. You wont see him top because most people assume you pick Taliyah mid. But if you do vs him, all I can say is dodge dodge dodge, and poke poke poke. If you know hes coming in for an ulti in team fights and you know your going to get caught and where he will stand throw taliyahR.png as he ultis, he will taunt team briefly but since your ulti will still go off you will cancel his.  Just get a lot of PEN, and in this case go with Pen boots.



I have NEVER vs him top or mid as Taliyah, so these are my educated guesses.

VS

Garen

Easy

EXACTLY LIKE DARIUS. Only difference is you will be caught by him and your going to get silenced by Q, but make sure you knock him away if he trys to hit you. Do that and easy lane, but if you miss your knock away, your going to take a lot of damage beacuse he is a lot faster than you incombat.

VS

Gnar

Easy

Virtually this game is one of the easiest. While he is Gnar, at no point does he out damage you. When he is mega gnar all he really has is the cc. So dont get cc and you good. 


Only thing you should worry about is the jungler. 

VS

Gragas

Medium

Gragas is kiteable very easily, but he will land that E sometimes and when he does its going to hurt. but remember. KEEP CALM AND THROW ROCKS!!


Save flash to jump out of gragasexplosivecask.png.

taliyahW.png him away.

throw out taliyahE.png in minion waves or if hes chasing you or if you know hes going to gragasbodyslam.png so he takes the extra damage. This could be the only way you win lane.

VS

Hecarim

Hard

SOOOOO FREAKING ANNOYING!!! Pretty much post 6 only poke dont try and full in unless you have help or your ahead. He has 2 skills that are almost impossible to knock him out of but if you do his hecarimramp.png dosent get cancled. My only tip that really allows for counter play is taliyahE.png in the direction hes going to hit you in, and if you can predict where you will land throw out taliyahW.png in the desired direction you want to throw him.


Team fights just always try and knock him away or throw up a wall.



WALLS: Dont stand next to wall he can E over it and R.

VS

Illaoi

Easy

DONT GET HIT BY illaoiE.png. Secret to the whole lane :D


Even if you guys go head to head as long as you keep moving around and not on illaoiE.png you should have no problems.

But Obviously dont stand in illaoiR.png and let her just keep hitting you with illaoiW.png. Shes pretty slow and easy to hit so just poke her down.

VS

Irelia

Hard
I've had more practice at this match-up then I'd like to admit and at least just top lane I win minimum 50% of the time max 65% of the time, but just lane not talking game.

REASON SHE IS HARD:
ireliagatotsu.png to  minion then ireliagatotsu.png to you + ireliaequilibriumstrike.png stunned 2.5 seconds after 2.5 seconds your at 400 hp yay. 

REASON SHES ACTUALLY EASY:
taliyahE.png into minions she wont jump for cs unless shes going in on you for it. taliyahE.pngtaliyahW.png is so easy to land cause shes either on top of you or trying to cs. Pre-ireliaequilibriumstrike.png maxed you can trade easily with taliyahQ.pngtaliyahE.pngtaliyahW.pngtaliyahQ.png.

WHEN SHE JUMPS IN ON YOU:
So after she does her ireliagatotsu.pngireliaequilibriumstrike.pngireliatranscendentblades.png  what i do to normally kill her because you have a higher damage output even when she is full hp and you have 400/1500 hp or whatever.  Throw your taliyahE.png at her then taliyahW.png for the remainder of the time just kite away with taliyahQ.png. She should actully die if all taliyahQ.png are not on worked ground. If you can manage it: She will ireliagatotsu.png at you on more time and you should try to combo taliyahE.pngtaliyahW.png again, but this time shoot her at the wall and then taliyahR.png trap her at the wall and finish dat hoe off.

VS

Jax

Easy
jaxcounterstrike.png is Jax's main way of getting a kill I would say.  We know what hes doing jaxcounterstrike.pngjaxleapstrike.png.  

This is all you need to know to beat him in lane.   Poke and kill + CS.   and as soon as he  jaxcounterstrike.png   get rdy to push him away with taliyahW.png when he jaxleapstrike.png so you dont get hit by jaxcounterstrike.png, and you can turn the fight around on him real easily. Most Jax players cant recover from that (pre lvl 10 ish).

VS

Kennen

Medium

He moves around a lot, hard to hit but pretty easy to dodge. Just dont get too cocky because a simple kennenlightningrush.pngkennenshurikenhurlmissile1.pngkennenshurikenstorm.pngkennenbringthelight.png + jungler gank your dead.  



I vs'd him once and I killed him easily but he could escape to easily and would only go in with jungler but it was too hard to get out with that stuns.

VS

Kha'Zix

Hard
khazixQ.png is the enemy of Taliyah. Virtually no room for counter play, yah you can stay next to minions + tower, but you dont need to be isolated to die.

He has a gap closer which is very annoying and his khazixR.png makes it impossible to really even know where he is.

If there is a Kha'Zix do not play Taliyah (atleast Taliyah top, support Taliyah is a differnt story and i wouldnt suggest it mid either).

VS

Lee Sin

Medium

He's really mobile and mobility is your enemy, but hes also predictable.  


blindmonkqone.png at you, well just place a taliyahW.png on top of yourself. easy fix.  Or if hes gonna go for the  blindmonkqone.png2050.pngblindmonkwone.pngblindmonkrkick.png, and of course hes is ganking or someone is ganking for him, so you want to turn it into this.  blindmonkqone.png2050.pngblindmonkwone.pngtaliyahW.pngblindmonkrkick.png. He will try and do his combo as fast as possible so displace him, and he kicks you to freedom.

There is no real cornering him, just getting him when skills off of cooldown. 

VS

Malphite

Easy

All he has is his ulti, just me sure to flash out of it, and the rest of lane is easy, and he will never beat you, Even with you being ganked (unless is a jungler who counters you) you should be able to escape or pull off a kill.


So dont burn flash and you got this.

VS

Master Yi

Hard
alphastrike.png is the reason he is hard. he can get on top of you and you can barely throw him off of you and its such a low cd that you cant really run away, It dosent help that he can chas eyou down even if your riding a rock. 

No real room for counter play, just poke from a far until you can take him out.

VS

Nasus

Easy

Easy lane because you know hes trying to cs. and Taliyah is very very good at punishing people who want to cs. Really just always be poking so he wont free farm. And if he comes at you simply toss him away.  


godofdeath.png nasus has health so get 3116.png3151.png to kinda shut him down easier. 

VS

Pantheon

Medium

Only real problem is pantheon_leapbash.png.  But you know when hes going to do it. Gonna do the basic pantheon_leapbash.pngpantheon_heartseeker.pngpantheon_throw.png.  What you wanna make this look like is taliyahE.pngpantheon_leapbash.pngpantheon_heartseeker.pngtaliyahW.png.  Make sure you set up taliyahW.png as he jumps so he will waste his pantheon_heartseeker.png and he take bonus damage from your taliyahE.png.



pantheon_grandskyfall_jump.pngif this happens really easily stopped with taliyahW.png, but if he jumps at you with it just set up taliyahW.png as he lands.

VS

Rammus

Hard

Hes too fast powerball.png. Too Tankydefensiveballcurl.png. And can lock you down a kill you puncturingtaunt.pngtremors2.png.  If he is jungle ward up good and be ready to flash out and everything else. 



Your taliyahW.png does not stop powerball.png, so only counter play you really have other than delaying him is taliyahR.png


Dont go Taliyah w/ Ram jungle or top.

VS

Renekton

Hard
renektonsliceanddice.pngrenektonpreexecute.pngrenektoncleave.png It is basically Irelia but he has a higher damage output. All I can say is stay away from minions so you dont get jumped at. Throw taliyahE.png in minion wave so he may take extra damage from using  renektonsliceanddice.png to farm.  One good thing about this you know hes going in so just toss him away with taliyahW.png

VS

Riven

Medium

Riven is the easiest champion to deal some extra damage to with taliyahE.pngtaliyahQ.png, and just be mindful of all her gap closer + stun. Riven would be an easy matchup if it wernt for the fact that riventricleave.pngrivenfeint.pngrivenmartyr.pngriventricleave.png can all be activated really fast and is a cc. If you cant react fast enough with taliyahW.png or knowing how to play at max distance I would not suggest this matchup. 


If you do get it ask for ganks or just farm for cs and gank other lanes at 6.

VS

Ryze

Medium

I HAVE NOT VS THE UPDATED RYZE ON TALIYAH SO THESE ARE MY ASSUMPTIONS. 


We all know that Ryze super carry he can do, so lets not feed him. His bonus movement speed from overload.png is the way he will get you, so just try to avoid fighting w/ him when it gets to the point where hes tanky but has your damage rate. runeprison.png Same thing,  but deadlier w/ spellflux.png. I dont see  how this skill is fair, but the runeprison.png is doubled, so if your ganked and its a jungler with good cc, bye bye life. Dont stand too close to creeps. I dont really know how this works outside of champion spot light, but desperatepower.png can be very deadly to you when being used for a gank, or if he wants to dive you and will tele out.

VS

Shen

Easy

As long as you can knock him away when he goes to shenshadowdash.png you will be fine in this lane, and Taliyah is great to knock him up when he tries to shenstandunited.png.

VS

Singed

Easy

Early, just kill him really has nothing he can do to you. ALl he has later is megaadhesive.pngfling.png.. So this is were timing is most important. taliyahW.png can be used to just push him away or to have him fling you or whoever he is flinging the opposite direction he wanted to throw you. poisontrail.png can be countered by not walking in it and if you have taliyahQ.png your Cepter. Also it helps when hes going for a flip.

VS

Tahm Kench

Hard

I've never beat him in lane personally, I've only come out equal and lost. tahmkenchQ.png and tahmkenchW.png are soooo annoying. All I can say is dodge dodge dodge, and if he gets 3 tahmkenchQ.png get eaten instead of letting him get the stun off and then getting eaten. tahmkenchE.png just makes you need to kill him twice. tahmkenchR.png easy for him to gank you and others + get back to lane.

VS

Talon

Hard

VS

Trundle

Medium

VS

Tryndamere

Hard

VS

Udyr

Medium

VS

Vi

Medium

VS

Vladimir

Easy

VS

Xin Zhao

Hard

VS

Zac

Easy

VS

Zilean

Hard

Match Up Break Down!!! Back to Top

I made every champion in depth, then my page reloaded, and I didnt click save, so those hours worth of work was lost, so I just deiced to do this, and I will add it back into Match ups on day.




EASY BREAK DOWN:  They have no way of getting close to you or beating your damage. They have a gap closer but taliyahW.png makes it so easy to F them up. Ex. Jax trys to jump stun you but you knock him away, now he lost his closeness to you, and you can F him up. 

MEDIUM BREAK DOWN: They have gap closer which are harder to deal with or skills that might out burst you. knocking them away may not be the only thing you can do to win, and you just gotta work on timing.  Or their gap closer is kite able with Q W E (in order most relevant to champion), but if you play it wrong your dead.

HARD BREAK DOWN: They have a gap closer that just leaves your vulnerable and cant knock them away easily, so you often wind of dead and dying. Ex: Diana can QR you get knocked back then QR again because lower CDS, virtually no way to beat her, so ask for a lot of ganks or just CS or murder them before 6 or they hit the prime.

Overall: A lot of champions have gap closer that you can take advantage of with E, since you can deal double damge to them with it. Throw it into creeps as well to keep them from jumping on them, but we will cover creeps vs poking later.

Creeps Vs Poking. [Laning Phase] Back to Top

Reason I love this champion top.


Most Top laners cant handle you throwing E out then knocking them into it (closer or farther away from you) then taking huge amounts of damage from Q off of worked ground.

Many times I either end up pushing far out or I am tower hugging, and they want to cs and I just E W them into our /out of tower and poke them down, this really turns the tides if you can do this, and its also the way to beat someone like Irelia at CS or making them think twice before they try and F with you.

This is the key point in killing someone who counters you chance to get ahead. Yah you can just zone and poke away while you can with Q, but letting them try to cs then starting the fight with E W is really game changer. This is 80% of winning your lane.

Dont be afraid to cs on worked ground. It cost very little mana, but angle it right. Sometimes you hit many targets sometimes you hit one.

Post 6. Back to Top

Dragons: Wall enemy out, and zone them, you dont deal enough damage to dragon to matter to it.


Ganking: Wall off enemy, and use your burst, she has an easy double kill if you can get E W on both and land Q on both, but give kills to ADC if you have another AP mid, but lets be honest we gonna take them :D

Team FIghts Back to Top

Move Move Move, get off worked ground, your job is to do as much damage as possible.


What your team loves more than you killing a target is knocking one out to them and letting them kill it.

split enemy team in half block out tanks and kill caries, but sometimes you just need to kill tanks first and block out caries, lets your team deal with tanks, you zone the carries. but you need all skill of CD or you will die (if you ride the wall)

Dont F up teammates, even if you land a perfect wall, they always find a way of saying your wall messed them up, or they needed to burn flash to ace the other team with the wall you used, like boo hoo them, but just be mindful and drop the wall if you need aid and you blocked out team.

Terra vs. Toph Back to Top

My opinion, Terra is more like Taliyah than Toph. I am a huge ATLA and Korra fan, so I am not hating on them, but lore wise and skill wise Toph is not Taliyah.


Toph is the most powerful earthbender, and has full mastery, I think you have better chance of calling her Rek'Sai. Terra (Teen Titans) is learning to use her abilities and trying to keep them under control, thats like her whole character plot, and it matches Taliyah's lore. Terra also actually is seen very often riding on a rocks. Terra's use of rocks is far more similar to Taliyah's than Toph's, but Toph uses W a lot :D .

So thats my opinions.


Also Avatar fave list: 1. Azula 2. Toph, 3 Ty Lee, 4. Iroh, 5 Kuvira, 6 Lin, 7 Suki, 8.Bolin, 9. Ikki, 10. Su, and 11 Korra.  Rest fall in some spectrum, but still. And my desired element to bend is Water. Then air, not seen myself as Fire or Earth, just dosent match me.

Reason I started Taliyah Top? Back to Top

I started her Top because the kit she possesses works really well for a heavy ap top laner, who has good cs. bursting, and cc capabilities.  I had just done my 8th attempt at plat, and then I fell to Gold 4, and I did not think I'd like Taliyah, but I played her solo top in a mirror mode vs an Irelia and I dominated, so I thought I'd buy her and try her in ranked. Guess what I still dominated, but then I lost, but in that lost I pulled my weight, so I knew this could actually work. I played Taliyah 35 games in a row since that match before I played someone else. Using her I went from Gold 4 to Plat 5, and I continue to use her in plat, but since I am a support main I am applying her to support as well as just playing other champions. SO I owe Taliyah for getting me into Plat.

!WARNING! Back to Top

WARNING:

If you lose lane at all or your team is failing you will 80% of the time be held responsible. NO matter is your 13/4/9 it is your fault the team is going to lose, because who goes Taliyah Top. Its not a thing. Even if your win rate in 70% Taliyah top is never even an option top lane. Oh your first picked and no one else picked a tank, well its your fault. You're an idiot and you should uninstall and kill yourself.

Consider yourself WARNED

Patch 6.14 Back to Top

All This did really was change how you use your taliyahW.png

This now just does less damage the more charges are hit by a person taliyahE.png.
So yah tech less damage but thats so minor.

Patch 6.15 Back to Top

All this did was make R cd longer early and mid. So if you use it for escape more then just be more cautious, and your ganks early will just take longer inbetween R's. Once two points are in it the CD is higher than normal but 10s isnt much. At max it is normal.

Patch 6.21 Back to Top

Stay Tuned for an update.


Editing some champion match ups, and will be creating a table for each rank (bronze-plat)

3.png is your friend :D. See Summoner Spells.

If you dislike this guide, Why? Back to Top

Let me know why you dislike the guide in the comment section? Is it an actual reason for disliking or you just dont agree Taliyah should top?

Bronze Ranking Back to Top

So the typical Bronze (Wood) Rank mind set is if I can deal enough damage I can win. Stop that.  


So after spectating Bronze matches for a week I am able to come up with this.

  1. Move around
  2. Cast undefined.png smart. Dont just throw it every time it is off CD, and you can throw while standing on Worked Ground. We know it does better damage off of it, but its good poke/cs and less costly on it.
  3. Learn the basic Taliyah combo....undefined.pngundefined.png most of the people you are vs like I said in rule 1 do not move around a lot. SO take advantage of their lack of movement and use this easy combo to get what you want most, kills/damage. 
  4. Buy Defensive items. 3001.png3048.png3152.png3157.png3174.png (If dont think Seraphs but still) It is okay to take items that give less AP, but will increase your chances to deal damage over a larger time span.

Silver Ranking Back to Top

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