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This is my first build here so please be gentle.
I have over the last two days seen alot of people play Irelia and fail hard.
They all seem to struggle with if to go AS, AD , AP or hybrid. Also most builds I have seen on here have a really odd ability sequence. Irelias big strength is her ability to burst
Yes she is one of the highest burst champions in the game. Ignore your W and level Q and E asap. Your Q and E combo is absolutely devastating. Play her almost like you play leblanc. In and out burst.
Well this is how I play Irelia and I have alot of success. She is basically immortal using this build and she packs a punch that would make pre nerf leblanc cry "OP".
You can get almost every last hit with your Q ability. Once you hit level 4 your Q and E combo is an awesome harass. And if the opponent doesn't have health quints or a dorans' item you are almost guaranteed first blood.
You should have innervating locket by now. And you will be going around ganking everything. In 1 vs 1 scenarios, no one can beat you! They might get you to low health, if they do, pop E and then spam your R. Watch how your innervating locket takes you to full health very quickly.
You have some amazing damage. Once you have some attack speed you will even eat through the enemies tanks quickly. Your job is to finish off runners and people on low health. You will probably hear a lot of whine from people that you are kill stealing as every kill can be yours thanks to your Q. Just ignore them and carry your team to victory.
So here you go. The secret to my success with Irelia. Thanks for reading.