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Awesome Taka Guide by Gamerdude75

Awesome Taka Guide

By: Gamerdude75
Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017
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Taka

Build: CP Taka

Ability Path

House Kamuha
Heroic Perk
Kaiten
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Kaku
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X-Retsu
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Threat Meter

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Threat Hero Notes
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Adagio It so damn easy to dodge his ult that if he is roam, he's basically like a potato. If he is healing his allies, just kill him.
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Skaarf Easily burst down. Watch for lava puddle and u should be fine.
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Vox Easy to kill but he can detect u with Pulse and plan tactically
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Ringo If u r Low on HP and ringo blasts his fireball at u, dash to the closest minion or Monster and Kaiten over it just before the fireball hits u. Easy to kill too.
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Kestrel Extremely squishy too, can be burst down easily. Watch for her active camo mist, if u know where she stealth go there and Kaiten over a nearby enemy the moment u reach there. Kestrel will prob fire at u so she will reveal herself and u can burst her down with x retsu
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Celeste Squishy, but stars can reveal u. If she pushes her minions pass the middle of the lane kill her ASAP
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Samuel Easy too, but don't let him take too much of ur HP. Also Kaiten to dodge ult.
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SAW Easy to burst. If he engages with suppressing fire (which he shouldn't as this is CP TAKA WE ARE TALKIN ABOUT HERE) then just x retsu or Kaiten behind it.
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Petal Squishy potato, however munions can still see u when u stealth, other than that, she is easy peasy
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Gwen Also easily burst down, make sure that u don't engage with her at Low HP or she will reveal u when u try to stealth and then kill u
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Ardan Do not get trapped in his ult in a teamfight as the enemy can just throw a flare in it and find u, and you're dead. Also tanky enough that he is likely to survive ur x retsu bleed at Low HP. But there is a way to escape the gauntlet. One way is to activate reflex as u walk thru, or the other way is if an enemy hero is standing at the wall (probably only a stupid guy would do that with a Taka inside) but lane minions or jungle monsters are stupid enough to do THAT :D
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Krul DO NOT 1v1 him in late game. At about lvl six, try engaging on Krul but dodge his ult with Kaiten and stealth when he has full weakness on u. If he has Flares, bring an ally along.
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Reim Be sure to keep attacking him then getting out of range for his abilities. DO NOT get hit by his ult or u have a slim chance of escape.
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Joule Since she has bonus Defence at the front, if she runs and turns her back on u, Kaiten over her, thus doing damage to the back, and then x retsu, attacking her from behind again. This I the best way to kill her without hitting her bonus armor and shield. Do not get stunned in a teamfight
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Lyra Inside the Bulwark all u can do is basic Attack and stealth. Get caught in her bulwark in teamfight, u die
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Taka If he x retsu u, stealth, or before he hits u with it dodge it wth Kaiten and wait till he uses his before x retsuing him
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Lance Very very tanky. As Crystal taka is all about burst, u can't take him down fast enough. If in team fight, Attack him last and make sure he doesn't root or stun u
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Rona Dangerous if u get caught in her ult. Do not attack her till mid or late game.
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  No Threat
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Koshka Both of u r about as powerful as each other. However, do not engage her early game as she will be much stronger then. Use Kaiten to dodge ult or get a reflex block. If she stuns u in a teamfight, u have no chance of escape.
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Catherine Can silence u to prevent sprinting or stealthing. Add a stun and ur a sitting fox
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Glaive Super dangerous. Do not let him Afterburn thru u while u stealth or he will reveal u and kill u and don't attempt to one v one him unless it is mid game, or he doesn't buy shield
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Alpha Try to kill her as fast as possible if u engage as u can't run if ur losing. Her A will reveal u. Only escape is boots but no boots means ur death.
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Skye Her chasing capabilities make her an excellent Taka killer. Her A can reveal u in stealth and her ultimate can block ur escape

Taka

Build: WP Taka

Ability Path

House Kamuha
Heroic Perk
Kaiten
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Kaku
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X-Retsu
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Threat Hero Notes
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  No Threat
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Ardan Basically, just x retsu him when he runs
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Adagio Like CP Taka, roam adagio is like a potato to u. If he build WP, don't get killed, if he build CP, don't burn
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Skaarf Watch for puddle and ok
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Catherine U won't be needing ur abilities much. Avoid being silence AND stunned or ur dunzo
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Lyra Don't let her keep her distance on u. Engage with Kaku then x retsu before attacking her to death. Snare can be dodged.
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  No Threat
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  No Threat
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Kestrel WP kestrel can easily kill u by waiting for u to x retsu her ( WP Taka doesn't do much dmg with x retsu) and then stealth before reappearing to shoot u to death.
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Phinn Really?
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Baron Hard. Don't engage if ur HP is lower than his. Only CP Taka can solo this guy
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Blackfeather Nope, he has more damage and has two abilities that do WP, so if he builds WP never solo.
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Alpha Don't 1v1 a alpha with a breaking point as she will bash you down... HARD oh and once she finds u u can't stealth to escape. Her A will reveal.
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Krul Since WP Taka means u have to get up close, death is certain with this guy. Be sure not to get Smited at full stacks or get hit by his ult. No one v one unless u want to die
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SAW Low chance u can beat him urself. Plus, the moment u stealth he can just use suppressing fire at u. If he engages with that ability, x retsu behind him

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THIS IS TAKA YO!!!

First things first Top

First of all, I would like to tell u that if any of the builds or strategies in this guide does not succeed, it simply means ur skill type is not suited for the tactics or u r just plain NOT-good at Taka. Ok, let's get started! Caution: U might ditch ur old main for Taka after ur done with this guide. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. I feel so excited writing this guide that I wanna spam with excitement. [Dudvfndvjuduhchefnvjd]

Taka is a very annoying enemy Top

Taka is so damn annoying (for the enemy, not u!) that it can cause the enemy rage quit and destroy their device. Then suddenly u see that enemy surrender and all 3 of them AFK (it has happened to me before). Like Koshka or Krul or Petal (this little piece of **** can only kill with munions and frostburn and some other CP stuff), Taka is a rage killing machine who makes the enemy feel like suiciding or something like that. But probably like u I used to SUCK DAMN BAD at Taka.

Taka, the stealthy ninja fox who can burst squishy enemies in seconds Top

CP and WP Taka are good in their own ways, but my preference is CP Taka. Basically, first just get to lvl six and learn ur ult, buy a shatter glass and go to the lane to bleed the carry dry. However, try not to put urself I'm dangerous situations as you are an assassin, not a tank. In team fights take down the squishy carry first, then take the jungler and finally all of u (who r still alive) can take down the captain. If they Attack u first then run, flank from the other side and all will work well. If all ur allies die then run away.

Taka's abilities Top

HOUSE KAMUHA (Heroic perk): Every few seconds, taka's next basic Attack will be replaced with a Mortal strike, dealing bonus damage that scales with ur WP (25% WP ratio). Also, whenever Taka uses an ability or mortal strikes and enemy, he will gain one stake of Ki. Ki stacks reduce the timer before a Mortal strike is available again (max 5 stacks). Stacks also grant 20% cool down reduction.

Kaiten (A): Taka flips over his target, dealing crystal damage and makes him invulnerable to any damage while mid air (about 1 second). Overdrive: Energy cost is set to 0.

Kaku (B): Taka drops a smoke bomb at his feet, vanishing from enemy sight and gains a movement speed bonus. While stealthed, Taka will heal (20% crystal ratio) for 3, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8, 4 seconds, depending n the number of upgrade points in Kaku. However, turrets, scout traps and Flares can still see Taka. Taking damage, basic attacking or using an ability will end the stealth early.

X-Retsu (Ult): Taka carves an X behind his target, making the target suffer a Mortal wound and makes the target bleed for 3 seconds. This ability will grant Ki stacks depending on how many upgrade points in x retsu. Basic attacking the target resets the wound's duration. Basically, this ability is what CP Taka is all about.

Explanation for builds Top

CP: the shatter glass is to make ur ult very deadly. The broken myth will help ur x retsu deal more damage as u Attack enemies to wait for ur x retsu cool down to refresh. The point is not to get full Stacks, it is to only get enough stacks to win a duel. There is a reason why broken myth can be used by assassins but not breaking point. Alternating current makes ur basic attacks useful. The boots... is for the cooldown reduction and the sprint and the speed bonus. Final item is situational.

WP: tension bow combined with your Mortal strike will deal bonus damage, which gives u the advantage in 1v1 unless ur dueling Krul. Tornado trigger let's u hit more often so u can maximise ur damage potential. Tyrants monocle plus tension bow plus Mortal strike equals death for the enemy (unless its Krul AGAIN). Boots can help u run or chase when u don't have Kaku ready. The second TT is to make u even MORE deadly.
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Taka's usefulness in the team Top

Taka has very little team utility. Team utility are things like stuns, slows, roots, healing allies, vision, CC, etc. Taka has only one type to team utility (u might be thinking, NO way, Taka has zero team utility, but no, it is his STEALTH. Stealth can make Taka like a spy, granting vision to the team. So there, taka's tiny bar of team utility is there. Also, Taka can destroy the enemy carry so ur carry can push. Taka is useful to any team (unless the guy ain't good at him).

Ability tactics Top

These are some useful ways to use your abilities.

Kaiten: Use Kaiten to dodge deadly but predictable ultimates, like Koshka, Adagio, Ringo, etc.

Kaku: You know how the game says that be sly like a fox while in stealth? Well, they didn't tell u how, but I know. Amateur or newbie Takas are extremely predictable, like when they stealth and I using Joule I can jump RIGHT into them. I am less predictable than THAT. Basically, all u have to do is stealth then run the OTHER WAY. Like if u r running towards ur base, stealth and run in the opposite direction. Most enemies will fall for it, and continue going towards ur base. By the time they return, you'd already be in ur sanctuary. However, smart players know u. Study their way of chasing u while u r stealthed. If u stealth and they run the other way, then just continue going straight.

X retsu: Use to engage or reduce healing and lifesteal against key targets like Krul or Lyra, who can heal massively. The Mortal wound effect is also useful against Ozo as he can get more healing from any source. Otherwise, just use X retsu on the laner. MAKE EM CRY

Dos and Don'ts Top

For Taka, or basically any hero in the game, always have certain ways to be played. There are fatal mistakes that will cost u ur life, or pro moves that earn u the match.

Dos:
1. Prioritise the carry in teamfights unless more dangerous enemies like Krul are there.
2. Always save some energy for Kaku.
3. Attack targets who are alone, as Taka is a hero who has no CC, unless u r in a teamfight.
4. If all the enemy r carry, try the strategy I call 'taking out the guards', where when they r all together (not at crystal miner), I eliminate one of them, stealth and retreat into a brush, wait until x retsu is available again, then go out and kill another one.
5. Watch out for enemies with Slumbering Husk. Slumbering Husk will fortify their health if u x retsu them (unless they r captains), so first, get an ally to use up the enemy's Husk then eliminate him.
6. Get behind enemies with x retsu or Kaiten if they aim a powerful ability at u, eg. Kestrel's or Joule's ult.
7. Always check the enemies's items. If they have flares, get ur captain (if ur team has one) to item silence the guy with the flares
8. Keep ur Ki stacks at five to get ready for a fight.

Don'ts (pls follow or you'll look like a ****):
1. Never prioritise the captain in a teamfight, unless the captain is Adagio or Lyra.
2. Never x retsu to a tactically fatal position.
3. Never waste ur stealth.
4. Never buy a breaking point.
5. Don't try to 3v1 if all the enemy r healthy. (Or if 2 of them r healthy)
6. While in stealth, never run into AOE enemy abilities.
7. Don't stealth to escape jungle monsters, they can still see u.

In a battle as, with or against Taka... Top

When playing...

As Taka, always Ensure that u have energy for Kaku and only use Kaku in an emergency. Kaiten to dodge deadly stuff and always keep ur Ki stacks at 5. Actually, if u notice, all of Taka's abilities (x retsu max ranked) adds up to exactly 5 Ki stacks, so plan accordingly.

As an ally to Taka...

As the carry, try to bait the enemy carry to Taka's location so he can assassinate the carry.
As the second jungler, don't be a sourpuss and help Taka get to lvl 6.
As the captain, protect Taka (and the carry too!), and item silence the enemy with flares. Follow Taka when he wants to invade the enemy side at lvl 6.

As an enemy to Taka...

As the carry, purchase Slumbering Husk to protect against x retsu burst of CP Taka, and don't get tricked by Taka's carry's bait trap.
As the jungler, try to kill Taka whenever u can so he can't destroy ur laner and make the laner ping question marks like hell.
As the captain, buy flares or flare gun to see Taka when he stealths, follow the jungler to eliminate Taka and put scout traps at brushes connecting lane to jungle so that ur carry knows when Taka is coming.

Taka Trivia Top

1. Taka's death animation is similar to Celeste's.
2. Shiro Kage Taka (L) are the only skins that Taka does not have his left eye covered/different from the right. (In shiro kage taka L both eyes r exposed)
3. Kaiten can avoid sanctuary damage!
4. Taka, Alpha and SAW are the only heroes that have their nose and mouth covered.

In conclusion Top

I would say that Taka is a great hero and u should really try him if u haven't and don't hate him. Taka is my main, and see u soon when I make a guide of my second main, Krul.

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Thx for reading thru my guild. Pls like, comment good stuff, and show ur support. U can also comment about UR builds and strategies in comments. If I put anything wrong or u want me to add some stuff, just tell me in comments. If u wanna add me as Friend, my IGN is Gamerdude75. U can even try 1v1 me. End of guild. Bye.








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