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Irelia Build Guide by iQueen

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League of Legends Build Guide Author iQueen

[Platinum Elo] Season 6 Irelia Guide

iQueen Last updated on January 5, 2016
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Ability Sequence

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14
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18
Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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

5/
Fury
 
 
Sorcery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Vampirism
 
 
Natural Talent
 
 
 
 
 
Bounty Hunter
1/
Oppressor
 
 
 
 
 
Battering Blows
 
 
Piercing Thoughts
 
 
 
 

Ferocity: 12

Wanderer
 
 
5/
Savagery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Merciless
 
 
Meditation
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
1/
Dangerous Game
 
 
 
 
 
5/
Precision
 
 
Intelligence
 
 
 
 

Cunning: 18

Recovery
 
 
Unyielding
 
 
 
 
 
Explorer
Tough Skin
 
 
 
 
 
Runic Armor
 
 
Veteran's Scars
 
 
 
 
 
Insight
Perseverance
 
 
 
 
 
Swiftness
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 
 
 

Resolve: 0



Threats to Irelia with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Gnar Usually Gnars builds Cleaver first, which means dmg. Cleaver Gnars tend to be aggressive which forces you to build Tank early. Unless you can trade with him, you'll be good. Just hold on till ganks or till lv6
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Introduction

Irelia's kit hasn't been touched for a very very long time. And for somehow, after all these times she's still one of the strongest top laner duelist. Possibly right under Gnar, which is the ultimate top laner (Only in my opinion because he's literally a Mini-vayne on Gnar Mode which can turn into a tank!????)




Irelia was probably one of the main champions that carried me to the Elo I'm currently in. You may not believe this but in Season 2 I was in Bronze, S4 Silver S5 Plat. It was quite the massive jump because in S4 was the feral flare faze. The Trick2g Godyr was the ultimately the main reason. But when i didn't get Jungle, It was Irelia that I constantly played. I hope this guide pulls you out of the Elo you're currently In and Into a higher one!!


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Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Damage




I take Mark of Attack Damage because It helps me last hit minions. Irelia probably has one of the most expensive build or build path compared to most top laners. Irelia required to buy an item costs 3800g Trinity Force probably one of the most expensive cores any toplaners should even have. Not only i take this rune for helping me last hit creep but also trade of attacks, etc.

Greater Seal of Armor



I take this rune rather than health or scaling armor because my early lane is really important. like i said, getting gold is really important to get my core items. I need a bit of defense to atleast sustain myself from damage. Health seals somewhat benefits me because of my Equilibrium Strike It stuns my enemies if they are above the percentage health of mine. But rather than health i'd like to reduce their auto attack/ ad damage on me.

Greater Glyph of Magic Resist



Flat runes to keep myself safe in the early game against Ryze/Vladimir/Ekko/Maokai/Rumble,etc any AP toplaners aye. Gotta live another day to cs another wave. GET THAT GOLD RUNNING!

Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage



Same applies or same rule for the mark runes, attack damage. It helps me cs or secure the gold from the minions in lane.


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Masteries

For Masteries I take 12/18/0
I Took Fury Because with the lack of attack speed I have, last season i used to take attack speed quints rather than attack damage. Now we've got an attack speed mastery i took it to help me last hit minions as well out dish our more damage following with my Hiten Style
I took Feast Rather than Double Edged Sword because sustain. I need to be able to live long enough that i could buy the items i require.
Vampirism for sustain.
Opressor because it works well with Equilibrium Strike

I took 18 points in Cunning because
Savagery Helps me farm
Assassin Will allow me to duel well when my jungler hasn't come.
Merciless To finish what i had started.
Precision for late game power since 2 of my items are Defense, 3 Offensive, 1 Boots
Thunderlord's Decree right now is overpowered. It has that early and late game power as it scales.


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Items


Is definitely essential core for Irelia. Irelia has many kits that allows Sheen to be proc'd many times. This item is almost used by many Irelia builds and guides. It is also one of the times found in the recommended section of the shop.





Allows Irelia to catch up as well as juke because Bladesurge activates the passive which gives her movement speed

sheen's passive spellblade gets proc'd by All of her abilities especially her ult Transcendent Blade.

zeal just allows irelia to have more attack speed. dish out more damage. really works well with Hiten Style






THIS ITEM PARTICULAR OF IRELIAS BUILD IS POWERFUL PRE-SEASON. Right now champions that uses rageblade is overpowering most top laners. Champions like Jax, Xin Zhao, Irelia, Gnar, etc anyone who uses rageblade tends to win their lane. Rageblade works almost well if not better than Ravenous Hydra at this current pre-season to 6. I would consider Rageblade A MUST item. That's only in my opinion.






Irelia needs sustain. I reckon Irelia has one of the strongest mobile top laners. With the help of phage as well as Blade of the ruined king. this helps irelia catch and close the gap between her and her enemy. Quite the useful item. It also shreds the hp of tanks. With the help of Hiten Style this item is quite strong with irelia. So i recommend building this for her.


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Helps Irelia sustain longer as she constantly hits minions as well as do more damage when you want to trade or duel your enemy laner. I recommend to max this first. though at some situations you may max E Equilibrium Strike that's only if you have no possible way of winning your lane or to cs and stay in your lane. Max E when you cant win 1v1 so that you can respond with a hard cc when your jungle comes.

equilibirum strike I max this second because getting points on Bladesurge is pretty much a waste or useless. I only use Bladesurge to close gap or free cs if im going to miss it with an auto delay.

Max this last.


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Pros / Cons

PROS

High Mobility
Really Strong
Good Build Path
TBH Broken champ.
Well-made kit

CONS

Expensive Build
Heavily requires team communication for follow ups
Needs to dominate lane or atleast even up
Potentially can but usually can't 1v5


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Spells

I reckon flash is really important because although irelia may have high mobility once she has items, she doesnt have any dashes or whatsoever to dodge projectiles. It heavily requires on orb walks. Would be nice to have flash just incase of times of distress where you really need to break out of fights because youre low / out of position / force fights / etc.

KEY TO SUCCESS IS TEAMWORK AND LANING
mid lane / bot lane might need help so it's really nice if you could respond to their help with a teleport 3v2 or 3v3 anything to put fights into your favor. By helping out lanes, theres a chance you could get kills and assist which will help you furthermore on your build for your core items.

I guess ghost is alright for an alternative choice for flash. but yeah, depends on how good your orb-walk is.

if you plan on dominating your lane you've got to dominant hard 10-0 KDA before 8 minutes or something. because you may win your lane but your other laners might be losing to jungler ganks or something. you've got to dominate so hard you lure players to you so your team mates can safely farm and return to the game.


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Summary

Overall Irelia's pretty skuxx aye. She's got plenty of potential game changing kit. This guide isn't in-depth as you might expect but i think i've covered most of the important points that needs to be known. Let me know on the comments if i had missed out on something, grammatical error, q/a's anything! i try my best to respond asap!