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Irelia Build Guide by desteny95

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League of Legends Build Guide Author desteny95

Irelia my Love

desteny95 Last updated on September 30, 2012
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Ability Sequence

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





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 0


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Introduction

Irelia is a solid counter-carry. Her primary role is to shut down and threaten squishies in the back with her insane mobility and burst. She is much less gimmicky then Akali or Poppy, two other champions that share the same role as Irelia (counter-carry, mobility, burst). Meaning if you enjoy playing Akali and Poppy, you will see much greater success playing Irelia.


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Early Game

Your primary goal is to farm. You will find yourself last hitting at tower often, so be comfortable doing so.

When you reach level 6, clear the wave with your ultimate and buy items(get a ward!). Since Irelia is such a strong duelist, I recommend farming your lane for at least the entire duration of early game, scoring a kill whenever possible, otherwise harassing them out of lane with Bladesurge and Equilibrium Strike, or perhaps just farming passively.


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Mid Game

Irelia's mid game is generally still just farming top very effectively, at this point you should have 1-2 gold/5 items, just sit on those and cs as well as possible. If your lane partner leaves top to pressure dragon, either follow or kill their tower, and make sure your team doesn't engage them at dragon if you choose to do the latter.


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Late Game

Irelia is insanely strong once she gets 5-6 items, she becomes near unkillable. With FoN and Phantomdancer's movement speed, Irelia moves at near 500 MS. At this point, Irelia should be actively engaging in fights and initiating for her team. Choose your fights wisely, take advantage of your deceptive tankyness and burst.


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Last Words

Remember your role is of an assassin, however your survivability matchs that of a bruiser. Push Irelia to her limits by maximizing her insane survivability in teamfights and try and stay in the fight as long as possible. Irelia's greatest strength is her presence in a teamfight, knowing how to abuse this presence and fully utilizing her passive and self healing to the extreme is what every Irelia player should strive for.