Irelia Build Guide by bllj
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Irelia is one of the best heroes i have played in LOL. I have seen few builds for her but i didnt like any of em so i made this build for her. Hope you like it.
I chose these http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/rune/greater-seal-of-might.png and http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/rune/greater-glyph-of-might.png because with this build you will not lack any health to surrvive fights but you might need some extra damage mid game.http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/rune/greater-mark-of-desolation.png and http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/rune/greater-quintessence-of-desolation.png are good for late game.
Although i make some tanking items for Irelia have in mind that she is still ad carry which needs to kill other players really fast that is why i put most of her mastery points in offense. Whole point of the points i put in defence is to get that 3 health per 5 seconds from vigor which is really great for early game and to get some bonus armor/magic resist at the start of the game.
I allways start with boots and some potions for health and mana and work my way up to http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/item/philosophers-stone.gif and http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/item/heart-of-gold.gif. Those 2 items help alot because of health/mana regen, extra health and bonus gold.After getting those two items i get http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/item/trinity-force.gif because that item is perfect for this hero(bonus health/mana,slow chance,bonus damage after casting spell, and some damage and ability power). You dont want Irelia to die easy midgame and that is why i chose http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/item/warmogs-armor.gif . After getting enough health i get http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/item/atmas-impaler.gif for its bonus damage from your maximum health.http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/item/the-bloodthirster.gif and http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/item/infinity-edge.gif will get you alot of damage youll need last game and http://edge4.mobafire.com/images/item/phantom-dancer.gif will replace boots with giving you more attack speed and critical chance.With this build you will be able to do 1100 criticals while having around 3.5k health and nice armor.
I chose this order because you will need http://edge2.mobafire.com/images/ability/irelia-bladesurge.png and http://edge2.mobafire.com/images/ability/irelia-equilibrium-strike.png spell to jump in combat and stun/slow enemies for low lvl kills, but those two skill dont scale up as much as http://edge1.mobafire.com/images/ability/irelia-hiten-style.png which is really nice boost to damage (75 bonnus damage at lvl 10). Her ultimate ability is good for killing heroes that are running away with low hp, but it can be used for defence of turrets.
I choose http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/edit-build?edit=202624# because of its 50% healing reduction which is great when playing against people who pick heal or have healing abilities.Also damage it deals can somethimes get you a kill if players escape with low health, especially early game.I prefer http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/edit-build?edit=202624# because you can jump over walls to escape or catch other players, but http://www.mobafire.com/league-of-legends/edit-build?edit=202624# can be used too.
Creeping / Jungling
Last thing i want to tell you is that jungling with Irelia at start of game doesnt pay off.If you really feel like jungling i suggest you wait atleast until you reach level 5 to start because you will need http://edge1.mobafire.com/images/ability/irelia-hiten-style.png at third level in order to lose low amount of healt per pack of minions you kill
In case you dont have any hero who can go mid lane or no one wants to go Irelia can do it without a problem. Early game she can kill low hp ad heroes easy.Try ganking as much as possible early game because if you start good chances are low anyone will be able to stop you even two against one.
This build i have allways used on Irelia and it worked really good for me. I hope it helps the rest of you who want to play this hero.