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(7.17) In-depth Irelia, climbing in Season 7

radepqq Last updated on September 13, 2017
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Introduction

Hello everyone, my name is radepqq, my IGN is Ravenes, I play on EUNE and I am a platinum rated player and I main Irelia. I've been playing Irelia since the end of season 3, and allthought my rank isn't very high because I don't have much time to play so I can't achieve my goal. Each seaason (from season 4 till the present) I got at least 60 games with Irelia with a lowest win rate% of 66%. I am here today to share my knowledge about playing Irelia with you guys, I hope you enjoy my guide!

Here is a link to my profile


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My thoughts about Irelia.

Irelia is a mobile duelist, with good cc, high damage and tankiness, that excels at destroying solo queue by split-pushing and dueling, and on top of that she is extremely fun to play.

Her only weaknesses are that she has a lot of hard match-ups and can be weak if played from behind


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Pros / Cons

Pros


-Insane mobility
-High CC
-Great duelist
-Insane mid game
-Extremely Tanky
-Extreme Damage
-Fun to play

Cons:


-Weak early game
-Hard to play from behind


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How to Use All of Your Abilites

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

You max you Hiten Style first, than your Equilibrium Strike second and your Bladesurge last, and you put a point in your R at level 6, 11 and 16.

In hard match-ups or in losing lanes it is perfectly fine to max your E first, the stun is great for dueling, disengaging, setting up kills etc.

Hiten Style is maxed first because it gives a lot of sustain damage and healing, when you have your Hiten Style maxed (level 9) if you have your trinity force you can all-in your opponent and you can even 1v2 if you haven't lost lane too hard.

E is maxed second because our main goal is to be a be a good dueler, get kills and get picks. The damage that you get with basic attacks with your W active is much greater than the damage your Q does.

How to use your abilities




Ability Description


ACTIVE: Irelia dashes to the target enemy, dealing physical damage and applying on-hit effects. If Bladesurge kills its target, it refunds 35 mana and resets its cooldown.

How to use it!


What makes Irelias Q so powerfull is that its cooldown resets and refunds 35 mana if it kills the target. This makes it a very powerfull tool for CSing and provides insane mobility.
With Trinity Force you can oneshot caster minions from full HP with activating W and Qing to the minion. This combo only works until the 30th minute, because minions get tankier over time.



Ability Description


PASSIVE: Irelia's basic attacks heal her.
ACTIVE: Irelia's basic attacks deal bonus true damage and double Hiten Style's healing for 6 seconds.

How to use it!


Irelias W is an all around good spell, it gives u healing, passive and active, true damage, and it even makes your Q deal more damage. Main uses for this spell: 1.Dueling, when you are dueling an opponent always have this active if it’s not on cooldown, especially vs tanks because the true damage will let you get throught their armor with ease.
2.Healing, after a trade, after a teamfight or whenever you are low on hp you can use your W and just attack anything (minions, jungle camps, scuttle ****, etc.) 3.Powering up your Q, this can be to oneshot a caster minion when you have Trinity Force, to get more damage to kill minions, more damage when Qing to an enemy champion or whenever you need more damage on your



Ability Description


ACTIVE: Irelia pierces the target enemy, dealing them magic damage and slowing them by 60% for a duration. If her percentile health is equal to or less than her target's, she stuns them instead.

How to use it!


Irelias E is a great spell that provies a lot of CC, even the slow is pretty good. The general combo is to get to an enemy with damaging them if you are on full hp, because if you and your oppoent are on the same health percentage it will stun them, this can either be done if we flash onto them or Q to a minion near.



Ability Description


ACTIVE: Irelia summons 4 spirit blades and fires one in a line towards the cursor, dealing physical damage to all enemies it passes through.Transcendent Blades can then be cast 3 more times at no additional cost to fire each of Irelia's remaining blades, incurring a 0.5 seconds delay in between each cast.
Each blade heals Irelia for 25% of the damage it deals to enemy champions, and 10% of the damage it deals to enemy minions and monsters.

How to use it!


Irelias R doesn’t do much damage but it can be a great skill when used to correctly, mainly what you want to do is use your R while dueling or waveclearing. If you are dueling there are a lot of ways you can use your R. First, if you have Sheen or Trinity Force make sure you get as many Sheen procs as possible, you do this by having a delay and auto attacking between your R charges. If there are minions nearby if you can hit your opponent and hit minions behind him, that’s the best use. But if you can either hit your opponent or minions you need to think: If it is a close duel and you think you might lose, use your ulti on the minions to get a heal which will help you win the duel, if you are sure you are going to win and you don’t need the heal use it on your opponent for that extra damage, but don’t waste your ulti if you don’t need to. Also if you have Trinity Force it gives you 20% CDR and you can use your ulti to waveclear.


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Masteries

Masteries
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1
5/5
1/1

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Irelias damage is based off of her basic attacks, not her abilities so we take Fury

VSVS
We take Fresh Blood to ensure we win those short trades.

VS
It comes down to a matter of prefrence but I prefer to use Natural Talent

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We take Battle Trance because it goes well with Fervor of Battle

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Irelia is an AD champion so we go Battering Blows

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Fervor of Battle is insanely OP on Irelia because she enjoys long trades where she can just sustain up and unleash her insane damage.

You can also try Warlord's Bloodlust and Grasp of the Undying (I do not recommend)


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Speed
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Attack Speed
9

Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed
2

Greater Quintessence of Life Steal
1
Marks: 9x Greater Mark of Attack Speed - AS marks work better on Irelia than AD marks.

Seals: 9x Greater Seal of Armor - We need the tankiness.

Glyphs: 9x Greater Glyph of Attack Speed or 9x Greater Glyph of Magic Resist - Swap the AS glyphs for MR glyphs if you are vs an AP laner.

Quintessences: 2x Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed + 1x Greater Quintessence of Life Steal - AS quintessences work best but we take 1 LS quintessence because it adds up when CSing.


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Laning Phase

Irelia is pretty weak in the early levels (levels 1-5). Try to cs, but if you will get poked or killed for the cs don't go for it. If you get engaged stun and walk away. To cs under tower: for the meele minions let the tower attack them twice and than attack them; for the ranged minions either attack them, than let the tower attack them and than attack them again, or let the tower attack them than basic attack>Q. At level 6 when you get your ultimate you can easily bait your enemies by leting them engage on you. Stun them, use your W, basic attack and use your ultimate towards the enemy minions to get an insane heal. Use your Q as a gap closer if they try to run away, but if there is a low minion near them Q to the minions to get a reset on your Q ability (Your Q will reset every time it kills the target you use it on, abuse this). Sheen is an insane power-spike on Irelia as it gives you insane damage because you can proc it 4 times-only with your ultimate. Once you get your Trinity Force, you can all-in squishy opponents. To do this start with your W and Q to a caster minion near your enemy, E your opponent to stun them (or just slow them if they have lower HP than you). Than basic attack them with the bonus damage from your W and use your ultimate, but attack between your ultimate charged to get the full damage from your Sheen, if your opponent tries to run away, you still have your Q to gap close.


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Teamfighting

There are a few ways you can teamfight as Irelia: you can play as an assassin, you can play as a fighter/front line, and you can play as a peeler. Which playstyle you choose depends on your item choices and how strong each player is.

Assassin Playstyle



Generally, if you’ve got at least 2 damage items you want to play as an assassin, you want to jump onto one of the enemy carries and kill them ASAP, after that you can continue the spree or you can change your playstyle. Just make sure you can kill your target before jumpion on them.

Fighter Playstyle



When you only have a Trinity Force, you don’t want to assassinate, allthought you can if you want. You want to play as a fighter and just focus whatever is a thread to your team, this can be the tank aswell because you have great true damage. In the middle of the fight you can still switch your playstyle.

Peeler Playstyle



If you have a strong carry and you need him to win the fight, the enemy have a strong assassin that can 100-0 your carry, you need someone to protect your carry, you need someone to peel for them. Irelia can just about do this because of her 2 second stun. Just stay near your carry and wait for the enemy assassin to jump on them and go onto the enemy assassin with your stun.


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Videos

Trinity Force All-in Combo