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Irelia Build Guide by Eriosunx

Middle Eriosun's Midlane Irelia Guide Season 11 (11.19)

Middle Eriosun's Midlane Irelia Guide Season 11 (11.19)

Updated on September 22, 2021
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Runes: CONDITIONING

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Precision
Conqueror
Presence of Mind
Legend: Tenacity
Last Stand

Resolve
Conditioning
Overgrowth
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+15-90 HP (lvls 1-18)

Spells:

1 2 3
FLASH IGNITE
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Ignite

Ignite

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Top Lane
Ranked #57 in
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Win 51%
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Top Lane
Win 51%
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Items

STARTERS
•DORAN'S SWORD +1 POT WHEN PLAYING WITHOUT INSPIRATION
•CORRUPTING WHEN PLAYING WITH WARP TONIC (INSPIRATION TREE)
•DORAN SHIELD WHEN FACING HEAVY POKE MATCHUPS THAT WE CANT TRADE LEVEL 1
DONT FORGET YOUR BOOTS!
•WHEN FACING AUTOATTACK-BASED CHAMPS
•WHEN FACING AP CHAMPS + A LOT OF CCs
•WHEN AHEAD AND NEEDING CDR FOR ULT CD
S11 BEST BUILDS
•ALL-PURPOSE - CONSISTENT OVERALL - SWAP WITS / DD'S ORDER DEPENDING ON WHO DEALS THE MOST DAMAGE IN THE ENEMY TEAM , ALSO GOING CONDITIONING WHILE RUNNING THIS BUILD IS IDEAL!
•BOTRK+SHIELDBOW (MR ADAPTATION) WHEN FACING A LOT OF AP-BASED CHAMPS
•BOTRK+TRINITY WHEN THE GAME IS GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF 5V5 FIGHTS
•BOTRK+GARGOYLE NECESSARY WHEN YOU DONT HAVE FRONTLINE AND YOU ARE THE ONLY WAY TO ENGAGE A TEAMFIGHT (CLOSE IT WITH ANY TANK ITEM YOU NEED BASED ON ENEMY COMP) RECCOMEND PLAYING WITH CONDITIONING!
UTILITY / SUTIATIONAL KEY ITEMS
•TANK/ARMOR SHREDDER
•VS HEAVY-BURST AP DAMAGE [DONT BUY IT IF YOU HAVE SHIELDBOW]
•LAST TEAMFIGHT OPTION

Threats & Synergies

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Champion Build Guide

Eriosun's Midlane Irelia Guide Season 11 (11.19)

By Eriosunx
Heeeey, welcome to my "IRELIA MIDLANE GUIDE". Im an Italian Diamond Katarina main and as second pick I usually play Irelia midlane.
I started playing in middle Season9 and peaked Diamond I in early Season10.
I know it sounds weird but, hold on, it wasnt my first experience on MOBA games.
I played DOTA 2 for years! So when switching to League of Legends I was still in my environment.
As I said , I come from Dota2, and in Dota details and game knowledge is a MUST.
That's why I decided to make a guide, I really like to speculate on the game details and share with you guys my experiences and knowledge.
I really hope this guide will help you out and answer some of the questions that playing Irelia in the midlane raised in your minds.

So, with all that being said, hope you enjoyed the guide, I will do my best to keep it updated and make sure noone will be missing out on new builds and playstyles.

Here's my stream, If you are interested you can pass by and say Hi
I stream almost every day and you can find me
:HERE

Im also trying to make some videos im posting a lot of MATCHUP-GUIDES go check them out if you want , for now I edit them myself, you can find the channel:HERE

CURRENT PEAK
11.14 CHANGES
Irelia's Defiant Dance will now block both AP and AD incoming damage and will deal more damage when released at full charge , It's now an option to go for W-Max , so we will leave Bladesurge and Flawless Duet to level 1 and max out our Defiant Dance.

Bladesurge animation is longer and slower , doesnt really affect much the gameplay
Flawless Duet cannot be casted while stunned or during Defiant Dance anymore
and will have the same cast speed in any angle we will throw it
Ionian Fervor is now 4 stacks instead of 5 , will be easier to stack up but it's a bit weaker early game
Irelia's base stats are lowered , but health grow scales better , Irelia will be tankier later in the game
Vanguard's Edge has now a passive that lower's Bladesurge's cooldown by 0.5/1.5/2.5 based on Vanguard's Edge ranking before the CDR.
I will now test the champion out properly and tell you guys how it feels.
From the stats only feels like she will be stronger mid/early-late game, wich will be great since Irelia's biggest weakness is the late-phases of the games where she becomes very weak.
Lets see how it goes! As always let me know if you find new builds I'll be glad to test them out and talk about it in the comments!

ALL THE COMBOS IN THE TIPS N TRICKS ARE STILL VIABLE BESIDE THE Flawless Duet THAT WILL NOW HAVE THE SAME CAST-SPEED AT ANY ANGLE!


**IRELIA GENERAL LANE-TIP**

WAVE MANAGEMENT
Irelia is a really strong midlaner in the right situations, in many matchups you will have full control of the lane-state and the waves.
This is why we need to abuse as much as we can our strenght and not push the lane for no reason unless you have to give priority to your jungler or bounce the wave.
Wave can be "bounced" by slowpushing the first wave and then hard-shoving the second wave under enemy tower, this will allow the waves to fix close to our turret and give two options to the enemy midlaner , 1- walk up and die 2- call jungler and fix the wave.
Nevertheless pulling up FREEZES after the second wave lets us avoid getting ganked and deny a lot of resources from enemy midlaner.
Also Irelia is easily gankable since we have to go all-in in order to do anything due to the nature of the champion we are playing, so in the right situations
FREEZING THE WAVE is crucial. Freezing is also important for pulling-off solokills since Irelia needs a lot of "space" in the lane to properly deal damage.

LEVEL 1 Bladesurge START
As we already said, Irelia is crazy strong in the midlane against certain matchups.
At level 1 we can pressure the enemy midlaner by using our Bladesurge on a minion that can be executed and AUTOING the enemy midlaner that is going for a last-hit.
This kind of pressure can open up scenarios where we can have FULL-STACKS of Ionian Fervor and we can OUTLANE the enemy midlaner at level 1 or even solokill him! (works best with CORRUPTING+WARP TONIC due to the bonus movement speed when you drink a potion allowing you to chase down at level 1)
LEVEL 1 Flawless Duet START
Irelia is crazy strong midlane but not in every matchup.
For example, if you have a Darius mid, how do you cs? This is where E Flawless Duet helps us.
Instead of going Bladesurge START we can go Flawless Duet START and lasthit a few minions with our Flawless Duet while also being able to stop Darius or any other level 1 hard matchup from
running us down!

AUTO+Q+AUTO
Irelia's Bladesurge works as an AUTO-RESET , remeber to AUTO before every Q to maximize our DPS.








**IRELIA GENERAL TRICKS**


Vanguard's Edge+ Flash
You can buffer your Vanguard's Edge and Flash after the cast animation, is the most common and practical combo when you have to join teamfights.
Flawless Duet+ Vanguard's Edge+ Flash
As we already said you can buffer your Vanguard's Edge
You can combine that combo adding the first Flawless Duet behind you and then going in.
You will find yourself in the middle of the fight with the champions you hitted with your Vanguard's Edge marked and the 2nd Flawless Duet ready to go to reset the marks.
When doing this combo you wanna make sure you take the marks out before using your 2nd Flawless Duet to ensure the highest damage-output possible!
Flawless Duet+ Bladesurge gapclose+ Flawless Duet+ Bladesurge
This combo will alow you to make easy picks on the map.
Works best in side-lanes where someone will be there to take the farm.
Make sure you throw your first Flawless Duet when you are out of vison.
Leave your first Flawless Duet behind and use your Bladesurge to gapclose in rage to land your second Flawless Duet.
Its important to reset your Bladesurge while gaplosing with it if possilbe.
The combo could work also without resetting your Bladesurge on the gapclose but It could be a bit more risky to take a pick having your Bladesurge on cooldown.
Irelia's laning-phase is pretty straight forward.

DONT PUSH FOR NO REASON EXPECIALLY LEVEL 1

MAKE SURE THE WAVES ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LANE OR EVEN BETTER CLOSE TO YOUR TOWER LEVEL 2 AND LEVEL 3 IN ORDER TO ALL-IN AND TAKE SOLO-KILLS

ABUSE YOUR CHAMPION'S STRENGHT IN THE RIGHT MATCHUPS

LEARN THE DAMAGE-OUTPUT TO PULL-OFF DIVES THAT WILL COMPLETELY DESTROY THE ENEMY MIDLANER

BEST FIRST BACK IS *VAMPIRIC SCEPTER* CLOSED. INSANE SUSTAIN AND TRADING POTENTIAL
Teamfights must-know rules

MOST OF THE TIMES ENGAGING YOURSELF IS NOT THE RIGHT OPTION (You will get bursted down before being able to pull out a single Q)

BE AWARE OF THE CC'S (cc's are the hardest counter of Irelia in teamfights)

DO YOUR BEST TO NOT GET YOUR Q-RESET CANCELED (Knock-ups and CC's if done at the right timing can completely destroy Irelia cancelling his Q reset)

FOCUS THE RIGHT TARGET(Focusing the frontline and holding your 2nd E for the ADC is most of the times the winning play, so Irelia plays most likely FRONT TO BACK playstyle)
THANKS FOR PASSING BY, I REALLY HOPE YOU WILL FIND THIS GUIDE USEFULL

LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT AND IF YOU HAVE ANY BUILD SUGGESTION!
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