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Counter Tips to Beat Taliyah


Taliyah

The Stoneweaver

Taliyah is played mid

Azir Head Image

Abilities

Passive – Shurima’s Legacy
Q – Conquering Sands
W – Arise
E – Shifting Sands
R – Emperor’s Divide

Counter Champions

Zed Counter Tips
Janna Alistair Counter Champion
Azir Counter Tips 3
Fizz Veigar Counter Champion

Counter Items

Introduction

Taliyah is a zone control mage, with high mobility and low, situational, skillshot CC. She can traverse the map with her ultimate, gains movement speed when near walls and can cut off enemies escapes with her ultimate, making her ganks something to truly be feared and extremely difficult to run away from without the correct coordination, which is, of course, lacking in solo que--Er...Dynamic Que. However, she's been hit with several nerfs, and as a result, is much easier to fight than she used to be.

Abilities


Passive – Shurima’s Legacy

Passive – Rock Surfing

Taliyah gains movement speed near walls.

Q – Conquering Sands

Q – Threaded Volley

Taliyah throws a volley of missiles in a target direction, moving freely as she does. This works the ground below her. If Taliyah casts Threaded Volley on worked ground, she only throws one missile.

W – Arise

W – Seismic Shove

Taliyah causes an area of ground to erupt and throws enemies within in a direction of her choosing.

E – Shifting Sands

E – Unraveled Earth

Taliyah creates a slowing minefield that explodes if enemies dash through it or are pushed/pulled through it.

R – Emperor’s Divide

R – Weavers Wall

Stone Weaver creates a very long wall and then surfs it.

Our Top Counter Tips For Taliyah


Threaded Volley can only be fired in one direction. Dodge laterally.

Most Taliyahs will look for an Unraveled Earth into a Seismic Shove. When you see the Unraveled Earth, be on the lookout for the shove, avoiding both puts in in a good position to punish her.

As a result of several nerfs, Taliyahs waveclear isn't what it once was, pushing her under her tower can earn you a healthy CS lead.

Keep Taliyah pushed under her tower so that her ability to roam freely is hampered. If the wave is under her tower, she'll miss out on a lot on her return, especially if your teammates know she's gone and play accordingly.

Champions That Counter Taliyah


Zed Veigar Counter Champion

Zed

The moment she misses her Seismic Shove you can jump on her and punish her for it. You also are manaless, so the pain doesn't ever have to end. You have the mobility to avoid her seismic shove, as well as the pushing power to keep her under her tower.

Xerath Azir Counter Champion

Syndra

You can just make her hurt from outside her effective range, and pop her with your ultimate. As long as you avoid the Seismic Shove, you'll be fine against her.

Azir Counter Tips 3

Azir

Just like Syndra

Fizz Veigar Counter Champion

Fizz

If she misses her Seismic Shove, you can jump on her. She can't run if you get a fish on her. You just bring more damage than she does and if she doesn't play very defensively you'll eat her alive.

Itemization


Magic Resist is all there really is to it. Otherwise, just wards to make sure you see her coming.