Irelia Build Guide by simplepoetry
10.2 EUROPEAN MIDLANE IRELIA + HOW TO FIRST BLOODBy simplepoetry | Updated on January 23, 2020
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Runes: MID AGAINST AD
+10% Attack Speed
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
+10% Attack Speed
+8 Magic Resist
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)
Ability Order SPELLS
Threats & Synergies
Incredibly hard matchup because of her W, if there is good fiora playing against your its just not possible to hit your stun. You can farm under turret and then outscale fiora in mid/late game.
Lux is hard matchup on midlane because of her root and passive, its not possible to dive L and it is also harder to farm because she will poke you to death.
Zed is not hard matchup. You are outscaling him from start, dealing bigger damage and it is easy to kill him from start.
Yasuo is not hard matchup. You are outscaling him from start, dealing bigger damage and it is easy to kill him from start.
Harder matchup because of her charm and ultimate.
Its hard to play against renekton if you will not get ahead, because of his one-shot kit.
Champion Build Guide
Personally i do not think new Irelia is toplaner anymore, her spells and kit is more aggressive and she has more movement on lane and i think she belongs to mid. Irelia is still destroying toplaners so i am not saying she is unplayable on toplane!)
Excuse me if my guide is not good looking, i just made it for you!) i am always adding some infos here and also excuse me please for low quality videos but my laptop is not working correctly, i just recorded it for mobafire page to show you guys, thank you and enjoy my Irelia guide!)
+ very strong early game
+ great mobility and movement on lane
+ easy to farm
+ one of the strongest 1v1 laners
+ big damage with passive
+ incredible fun
+ your items have great synergy with your passive
- not easy champion to play, you need to master Irelia and find your own way to play
- always need to hold passive for dealing good damage (you need to hold 5 spell stack)
- hard to carry a team
- in late game Irelia starting to fall off
- if you miss one spell you are losing a chance to win a fight
- in early game very mana hungry
- baron is very big counter for irelia because she cant jump on minions
Maybe to you irelia doesn't seem like a hard champion but it is, it needs a time to practice her and learn combos which are best for you. Irelia is beautiful champion with beautiful waveclear, movement control around your lane and damage.
How to do first blood with Irelia?
As you know, you need to have 5 stacks with Irelia to deal bonus magic damage with bigger attack speed.
First step is to slowly freeze your minions on midlane and kill minions because you need to hold your passive. Wait for the second wave and slightly give first minion two hits with your passive, then go behind your minions, and while your opponent will be coming to farm the wave, jump on that minion, you will got level 2 while he is level 1, max E stun him and start combo -
combo Q, AA, AA, AA IGNITE and if he will flash you still have your one Q and flash away from under turret.
They are not expecting ton of damage, you always have 6 seconds to do this! Do not forget to count, good luck!
to level 6
Q minions - if you can hold your passive you are basically winning laning phase against a ton of champions - with 5 stacks
E, Q, autoattacks (as much as you can), W (holding your stacks plus activating your sheen + dealing a little bit damage), Q again, also you can dodge with your Q jumping on minions around, i always pre hit every minion before starting the fight
E, Q, autoattacks, Q, W
from level 6
this combo - R, Q, E, E, Q, autottack, Q(wait when your sheen/trinity will be ready for stronger Q)
also try to always have 5 stacks before starting the fight
pre-hit one minions, you have Q on level 3 so you can kill him also without sheen, throw E behind you, jump on minion with Q, R on enemy champion, throw E behind enemy champion, Q again, 1-2 autoattacks and he is probably dead
E, R, Q, E, Q, autoattacks, Q, W(if you are under turret taking tower shot with low hp)
- Great item giving you attack speed, magic ressist and most importantly healing from passive, which is combined with your passive - you are dealing a huge amount of magic damage and 30% is healing you
- Item against tanky champions, lifesteal, attack speed, slow which you can combine also with wits end
- This item combined with Wits end or Blade of the ruined king is going to give you huge amount of healing and attack speed and you are unbeatable bruiser with huge sustain
- Item giving you health, slow and most importantly armor and 15% attack speed reduction, great item against your adc or ad midlaner
- Health, magic ressist and more important thing, giving you 30% more received healing
- Damage, health and incredible stats from passive which are very useful in teamfight
Personally i do not like tiamat on my lane, AoE damage from tiamat is killing backline minions on lane, and without minions on lane irelia can't stack and without stacking passive she is not dealing damage that heavy damage. You can kill your backline minions from level 5 Q with Sheen or just with trinity, and front line minions with W hit + Q.
Why Sanguine Blade?
Sanguine blade is great item giving you huge amount of attack speed, combined with lifesteal, damage and lethality. Just with runes, Q and sanguine you have incredible sustain on lane and you starting to be unkillable on 1v1.
Is this build also lategame?
Of course. This build is mainly mid/lategame. You are offtanky, you have 2-2,5 attack speed, incredible sustain combined with your runes, your passive with wits end passive and lifesteal from items. It is the beautiful synergy of all items in your build. You are dealing heavy magic damage on every hit and you can easily push lanes, solo baron and you can play Irelia for objectives because Irelia always starting to fall off in mid/lategame and its very, very hard to carry games with her.