Irelia Build Guide by kujosrevenge
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+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+8 Magic Resist
Threats & Synergies
You will never be able to stun him and if you miss your stun you lose trades hard, personal permaban matchup
You can first blood him at level 1 very easily and potentially snowball if he decides to stay in lane but if he roams around the map like he is supposed to he will outscale you and you won't be able to do anything about him.
This matchup is in Ahri's favor but still winnable. If you can bait out her charm and land your E it is extremely easy from there unless she has ult, in which case she will just dash away from you 200 times and you can only Q onto her two of those times when she's marked.
Horrible matchup for top lane Irelia as well. Your W feels completely useless during his burst as he just does so much damage. Even if you hit your E on him you will not be able to kill him faster than he gets unstunned and one-shots you. Recommended to dodge this matchup but if you cannot dodge it, build seeker's armguard and tabis after cutlass and you can duel him a bit better.
Kat-favored matchup but still winnable. This lane is tough for AD irelia as well. For best results with E, put it on one of her daggers to try and predict her shunpo and you win, but post-6, it is best not to fight her 1v1.
Dodge. (nah just go BOTRK rush AD build and not AP in this matchup)
You can hard stomp Mord pre-6 if you bait his Q and E, but disengage when he gets his passive. You can easily kill Mord 1-2 times early game, but like Katarina, it's best not to fight him after level 6 as he will just ult and out-sustain you hard.
Nunu & Willump
He is not a mid-laner, but if the enemy team has one of these, expect him to gank you any chance he gets, and you will have no escape from him and it is a guaranteed kill for him or the enemy mid-laner unless your flash is ready, or minions happen to be conveniently placed for your escape to Q away from his snowball (very unlikely)
Udyr is also not a mid-laner, but like Nunu, if they have one of these on the enemy team expect him to camp you. Late game, you will NOT be able to 1v1 an Udyr, and in laning phase, if he is chasing you and there are no allied towers in sight, it's best to just sit still and not waste any summs because he WILL outrun you and he WILL kill you, no matter what you say or do.
This matchup is extremely easy. Most Teemo players will start E, so before this, gauge whether or not he starts E or Q (if he starts Q disregard the tip I am about to give). If Teemo starts E, last hit the first 3 minions with your Q and then Q onto Teemo and just auto + ignite him for the easiest first blood you'll ever get in your life. After that, just keep wave perma-frozen near your tower and all-in him if he tries to walk up for farm (make sure you have full stacks for this though, just in case).
Hard for AD Irelia and hard for AP Irelia. If facing an Akali get a sweeper so you can land E, but it won't really matter whether or not you land E because you can't target her with your Q in her shadow and she'll always outdamage you in 1v1s. Farm tower and look for roams vs. Akali, do not try to solo kill her.
Easy peasy matchup. You can W and outsustain her poke with your corrupting pots, biscuits, and time-warp tonic. Should be easy level 2 kill and you should snowball way past her from there, but past level 6, still do care for her R ability.
Similar to Syndra. She has a lot of poke and a big slow, but you should still be able to kill her very easily early game and out-sustain her poking to survive in lane. I would recommend buying boots of swiftness & banshee's veil midgame vs. Orianna, especially if she is one of the more carries on the enemy team later in the game.
Buy merc treads after cutlass. If he ults you, just pray. It's all you can do.
Skill-based matchup. Side-step her Q's as much as possible. If she misses Q and you hit your E, it is an easy kill for you if you can capitalize on it properly. Would recommend banshee's veil midgame in this matchup.
Champion Build Guide
DISCLAIMER: By reading this disclaimer, you are acknowledging that the creator of this guide (Playboi Kazii on NA) is not responsible for your team's LP loss if you build this in your ranked games. This build is just for fun. Play this in normal games only, please.
Even though this build is extremely fun to play with I will admit in most cases, you probably shouldn't, as AD Irelia has insane carry and 1v9 potential that her AP variant does not have. If her AP scaling on abilities were at least 100%, this would be a completely viable build, but sadly, her AP scaling ratios are very low compared to any meta mage.
Get 3 stacks of passive by last hitting minions with Q and then E, Q, then auto them and ignite when they get low. You can use your Q reset in this combo for extra damage but if they are walking too close to their tower, use it as a disengage by Q-ing a minion to avoid any possible tower damage.
Your main 1v1 dueling combo:
R + Q + E + Q + AA + Q + AA + short charge W + ignite (usually no ignite will be needed and depending on how squishy the target is they could very well just be nuked after the third Q.)
(quick and bursty variant): R + Q + E + Q + Q + W
Easy squishy 3v1 combo/tutorial:
first target -- E + Q + W + ignite + autos if needed + R as execute (position it so it spreads to the other two targets and marks them)
Q another marked target once, then jump to another one (save your second Q reset, do not dcuble Q either of them) and auto until E comes back off of cooldown (you should have 40% CDR at this point so it should not take very long). Then E stun both of these marked targets if possible to get 2 more free Q resets. Single one of these targets with one Q and auto attack (you will have full passive stacks by now, which synergizes amazingly with Nashor's Tooth), and then use your Q as an execute so that you get another Q reset that you can use to jump onto the third target and kill them as well.