Irelia Build Guide by VajlN

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League of Legends Build Guide Author VajlN

Irelia the awesome solotop

VajlN Last updated on July 11, 2012
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

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Offense: 21

Honor Guard

Defense: 9

Strength of Spirit

Utility: 0

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I play irelia as a solotop champion. with this build you can stay in your lane longer. have a lot of HP armor and magic resist without leting your damage suffer for it !

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I use flat damage quints, flat hp seals, flat magic resist glyphs, and flat damage marks,

This runes gives u that little extra damage u need in the begining and a nice little defense buff from the magic resist glyphs and hp seals!

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I use 21 9 0 it makes u a lot stronger but you still get the armor and magic resist from the defense side!

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I start with a health crystal that can help u hold your line a bit longer, i upgrade the health crystal to a heart of gold for that sweet 5 extra gold every 10 secs,

Then buy boots of speed and some healtpotions, upgrade the boots of speed to mercury treads or ninja tabi depending on what kind of team your facing , if your against a team with many slows and stuns buy mercury treads becuse of their tenacity ,or if your against a team with many ap champs also buy mercury treads,

If your facing a team with almost only ad champs take the Ninja tabi's . But i personaly prefer mercury treads !

Then buy a phage sheen and a zeal and upgrade it into a Trinity force , the trinity force gives u a little bit of everything u need ! and you also have a 25 % chanse of slowing your enemy.

Then buy a wardens mail that you upgrade to Randuins omen.

The randuins omen gives you armor healt and healt regeneration it also have a pasive that gives you 5% cooldown reduction and a 20% chanse to slow your enemy . Its active is very useful in teamfights it slows the movement and attackspeed of all your surounding enemys.

Then buy a warmogs armor for the health and health regeneration .

Buy Maw of Malmorthius It gives a nice ammount of magic resist and attack damage. it also has a nice passive that give you 1 attack damage per 2.5% missing health u can also get a shield that absorbs 400 damage. (If your facing a team with almost only ad champions u can exchange this item with an thornmail!)

Finish off the build with an guardigan angel that gives u armor and magic resist. And also a great passive it revives you upon death (5 mins cooldown)

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Skill Sequence

Ionian fervor (passive) : Reduces the duration of stuns, slows, taunts, fears, snares, and roots for each nearby enemy champion.

1 Champion = 10%

2 Champions = 25%

3 Champions = 40%

Bladesurge: Irelia dashes on a champion . if it kills the target Bladesurge's cooldown refreshes and refunds 35 mana.

I take it at level 3 ,8, 10,14,17 .

Hiten Style: Passively giving irelia health restoration and truedamage to your basic attacks for a short period .

I take it at level 2,4,5,9,13

Equilibrium Strike: Deals damage and slows the target if the target got more health than irelia then the blow stuns instead.

I take it first at level 1,7,12,15,18

Transcedent Blades : Irelia summons 4 blades she can fling on enemys deling damage and refund life to her.

I take it at lvl 6, 11, 16

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Summoner Spells

For summoner spells i use Flash and Teleport.

Flash let you get out of hard situations, or helps you to pick up a kill!

Teleport is pretty much what it sounds like you can teleport to a friendly tower or minion ! its good to use when u play solotop u use it to get back to your lane faster after dying or backing to shop.

Alternatives: U can use ghost instead of flash. Ghost give u a BIG movement speed boost.

u can also use ignite or exhaust instead of teleport if your not playing solotop! Ignite damages an enemy over a small ammount of time its really good for finishing running enemies.
Exhaust slows the enemy of your choise's movement speed and makes their basic attacks have 70% less damage!

U can also change teleport to smite if jungling!

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Creeping / Jungling

Irelia is suprisingly good for jungling. I use quite the similar build exept that i change some items like maw of malthorius to madreds bloodrazor.

I start out with the bluebuff golems on my side then i as fast as possible run to the enemy side redbuff lizard and kill it to destroy for the enemy team jungler. If the enemy jungler allready is trying to take the lizard u almost always get a nice kill ! :)

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With this build, masteries and runes u should be able to own toplane !

Good luck on the fields of Justice!

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