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Illaoi Build Guide by Nio161
[9.9] ~Worship the Priestess~ (DMG TANK)
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Threats & Synergies
He builds tank what means you can only oneshot him with your ult, but moves very slow so it should be easy to hit your E and deny his farm. Just dont get caught while you ult, then he can walk away and you wasted it.
Squishy - if you ult and she stays you have an instant kill, but with her jumps she is able to dodge your E well, what can be nerve-racking.
Early you can have a hard time and he is mobile what makes it hard to hit your E. It is possible to kill even a Mega-Gnar with your ult and survive it.
Tanks are annoying because you can't oneshot them so well. Also Ornn is not a big Danger because normally you can tank his little Damage. Just avoid his ult, and maybe keep yours for the Jungler.
When he gets his tank Items before you get yours you have a problem, because he als deals much damage. Play safe and try to hit E & ult. He can't dodge your E easily.
Beware of his Wind Shield. When you waste your E you are easy to kill for him. He can also dodge it and your tentacle very well with his E. You need Frozen Heart or Randuins to reduce his Attack speed and lower his crit.
Slow champ which you can hit with your E and kill with your ult.
Early very annoying but with an E you can push him away + easy kill him with ult (if you don't take too much damage before) buy Spirit Visage/Abyssal Mask!
My standard ban. He can dodge your E and the Tentacles way too easy with his movement speed and also his ult is very Dangerous, because normally you can go in half-life or something and heal by the ult and now you can not.
My Name is Nio and I play Illaoi for some time now, especially as a ranked onetrick pony.
Also on the PBE-Client.
Illaoi is a way too strong Champ, if you know how to play her.
The Most important thing in my Opinion is her E (Test of Spirit) because you can do very much Damage with this Spell. If you hit your E you win your Lane. If you dont, you are still strong but may not win your Lane properly.
Standard Lane Combo: E -> Q (hit champion + soul!) -> W
Teamfight: E -> move between the soul and the enemy(-ies) -> R -> W -> Q (W: 2 sec coolddown -> Slap them fast!)
Problem: If you dont hit your E you are quiet weak in teamfight and your ult only works on 2-3 people well. It is still quiet dangerous then.
When you dont hit your E you are in trouble because your normal on-hit damage isn't so much normally. Especially versus fast moving champs (Yas, Lucian, Riven, etc., even Garen) you have to focus completely on your E, vs. slow moving Enemies (Nasus, Yorick) your Tentacles are way more likely to hit.