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Illaoi Build Guide by siavasch

Top Illaoi toplane! S9 update

Top Illaoi toplane! S9 update

Updated on March 18, 2019
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Magical Footwear
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Cosmic Insight

Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter

+8 ability haste
+8 Magic Resist
+8 Magic Resist


LoL Summoner Spell: Flash


LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport


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Threats & Synergies

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Very high damage.(at late)
Insane sustain.
Good zoning potential.

Illaoi well in the mid-late game by providing tremendous lane pressure and map pressure. Her laning, when perfected, can top almost any other champions laning phase. she can use her ultimate in teamfight and trust with a good ultimate you can win the tf and you havent any problem with her mana.

Relatively low mobility (her dashes have short range).
Very little Crowd Control for a Juggernaut.
Her damage can be avoided with mobility.

Illaoi has a strong early you have to play safe and wait for gank. She does low dmg early.
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Jumping Flash is a must-summoner spell, to avoid spells, following a target or escape.

Teleportation helps regain your lane quickly to avoid losing time. You can also use it to shift on other channels. A Kindling is however possible in a more aggressive approach.
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Info (counters and more)

Illaoi is Weak Against kennen, Janna, Gnar and

Distances champions with an effective means to disengage Illaoi can harass and prevent it from approaching the line. Thus, Jayce or Quinn will dominate Illaoi 1v1. But from the middle part of your potential tanking allow you to crush them.

Very strong body against the champions or body with little early in the game of life, controls mages as Lissandra be hell for Illaoi, since it will not happen to speak.
Vayne - the Night Hunter]

Illaoi, just like Nasus or Darius, is an absolute beast once she gets up in her target’s face, but lacks any real means of actually getting there. Vayne’s a particularly slippery catch, able to tumble away and condemn Illaoi into walls, all while constantly whittling the Kraken Priestess down with Silver Bolts.
Janna - the Storm's Fury

Howling Gale and Zephyr give Janna and her team a bunch of ways to slow Illaoi’s relentless pursuit, but it doesn’t end there. Allies running toward the Storm’s Fury enjoy higher movement speed thanks to Tailwind, while if all else fails, she can call on Monsoon to send Illaoi flying back and heal up whatever damage she’s done.
Ziggs - the Hexplosives Expert

Satchel Charge and Hexplosive Minefield give Ziggs plenty of opportunities to keep distance with Illaoi. And while the Kraken Priestess undeniably thrives in wombo combo team comps, Ziggs has a huge ult of his own to toss into the fray and help balance the scales in big teamfights.

and goes well with amumu, oriana, vladimir, fiddle,nunu, wukung, galio,leona and malph
Lulu - the Fae Sorceress

Lulu, like Orianna, gives Illaoi plenty of means to get in the midst of her enemies while shaking off their timid attacks. Whimsy propels the the Kraken Priestess forward while Help, Pix! shields her from incoming damage. A well-aimed Glitterlance should allow Illaoi to close range, before Lulu finishes off her support masterclass with Wild Growth, knocking her enemies skyward and giving Illaoi the chance to follow up with her own ult.
Blitzcrank - the Great Steam Golem

Whenever League’s rustiest robot enters the Rift alongside Illaoi, the two quickly form into a deadly tag team. If the Kraken Priestess misses her target with Test of Spirit, Blitz can just grab them outright, pulling them into Illaoi’s sea of tentacles before silencing them and knocking them skywards to halt their escape. Beep boop indeed.
Orianna - the Lady of Clockwork

Orianna covers Illaoi’s weaknesses AND accentuates her strengths. Command: Dissonance and Command: Protect speed up and shield Illaoi as she makes her way into the heart of the enemy team, and there aren’t many things more satisfying than comboing Command: Shockwave into Leap of Faith. There will be tentacles.

Illaoi is Strong Against

Manageable through the tentacles if it introduces you, Jax or another champion with great potential for trade as Renekton can not be expressed in phase against Illaoi lane. Feel free to keep it under pressure, since it will challenge you early game.

Mundo or another champion tanky very big damage but will not be a problem for Illaoi, may contain such champions while managing their potential team fight.
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Greater Quintessence of Attack Damage
Illaoi being a very strong character based on the AD, you will be able to inflict significant damage early in the game.

Seal of Armor
The armor will be very useful against an AD champion. AP against a champion, you may prefer large seals PV / level

Glyph of magic resist
This choice of glyphs is conventional in an advantageous matchup was the priestess. They will allow you to recover your spells more quickly to keep the pressure on your opponent. However, you can opt for glyphs reduction cooldowns.

Mark of Attack Damage
Illaoi is a physical champion who will greatly benefit from the attack damage to inflict damage. These runes are used to give her a big impact early in the game.
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Being rather a character based on the life, starting on 0/12/18 is the best solution to manage the damage.
On theResolve, the resistance should be your priority. Unyielding and Tough skin therefore mandatory.
To stay long in the teamfight and inflict maximum damage, Runic Armor and Swiftness will regeneration and tenacity.
In order to significantly increase the Illaoi damage, it will take the Grasp of the Undying.
In order to withstand a little early in the game, the Cunning is in order. The additional bonus of Savagery damage coupled with improved potions via the secret stash will give you what it takes to order not to suffer too much.
The extra gold brought by Bandit will allow you to have your equipment faster and Merciless increase your potential for some damage in combat team.
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Doran's Shield will help you least taking damage and regenerate more easily in the early game.
dead mans plate Illaoi allows his opponents to catch up and slow down in order to use spells. The Spiritual visage will bring you what you need in terms of hit points and magic resistance. The Randuins omen meanwhile will be very useful through the armor and hit points it gives you.
Regarding the potential offensive side of the character, it will be interesting to take a Iceborn Gauntlet to slow the enemies constantly to keep them in the tentacles area.

Steraks gage is also a good alternative, it brings damage, life points and excellent liability that gives you a shield according sudden damage, which is interesting for a champion to stay long in the fray .
The titanic Hydra should allow you to greatly increase your damage during fighting team.

In terms of purely defensive objects, the Thornmail is perfect to prevent physical damage and return part but if you need health over more armor, Sunfire Cape can be a good alternative, allowing to inflict more damage during the fight.

Frozen Heart will be very interesting against champions based on the auto-attacks, while giving you a rather significant reduction in recovery time.
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Passive: Prophet of an Elder God

Illaoi periodically spawns a tentacle on a nearby wall. Tentacles interact with Illaoi’s abilities and last until killed or left dormant a full minute.

Q: Tentacle Smash

Passive: Tentacles that hit enemy champions heal Illaoi for a small portion of her missing health.

Active: Illaoi summons a tentacle that slams down in a target direction, damaging all enemies struck.

W: Harsh lesson

Instead of attacking normally, Illaoi charges in for her next basic attack, dealing bonus physical damage before commanding all nearby tentacles to swing at her target.

E: Test of Spirit

Illaoi casts a spell that sends tendrils out in a target direction. If the tendrils connect with an enemy champion, they grasp the champion’s spirit and tear it back to Illaoi. When spirits are attacked by the Kraken Priestess or her allies, it transmits a portion of its suffering to their now spiritless champion. If Illaoi and her allies are able to destroy the spirit, or if the spiritless champion flees too far from their spirit, they suffer a heavy slow as they become a vessel, and start spawning tentacles around them that attack both their host and their allies. Test of Spirit allows tentacles to occasionally swing at spirits and vessels, dealing physical damage to all enemies hit.

R: Leap of Faith

Illaoi leaps into the air before slamming her idol into the ground, damaging all nearby enemies and summoning a tentacle for every enemy champion hit. Harsh Lesson’s cooldown is significantly reduced while Leap of Faith is active.
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Illaoi is a very resistant toplaner based on heavy damage during the initiations, and with its tentacles. As its role Colossus suggests, it is able to completely destroy the opposing team if it allowed to express.

Illaoi is very powerful in the laning phase, with good damage and a large number of PVs.
Do not forget to play with the walls, since your liability Prophet of an Elder God is only useful on those. The tentacles inflicting significant damage, try to stay close to them, while drawing the opposing toplaner above.
Against a remote champion, it will be very interesting to learn from acquiring your lvl 6, inflicting massive damage if you have prepared the area with tentacles. But against this, it is certain that you will have trouble.
If you manage to dominate your lane, you can afford to delay the defensive objects. Indeed, your ultimate coupled with your multiple skills will crush the opposing toplaner, already undermined by your early game.
Otherwise, purchase a maximum of defensive objects to tanker maximum damage and to stay right in terms of farm.
During the fighting team, it will be important to hire. Indeed, a combination of your different skills, you can destroy the enemy carrys, while cutting in half the battle.
In endgame, Illaoi is very durable and always has good damage. It will be interesting to use your Test of Spirit (E) to catch the enemy in combat carrys team, which will prevent them to express themselves. The ultimate Leap of Faith (R) will cut the fighting, disengage if needed, but mainly to prevent your taking damage carrys on a bad initiation or bad positioning.

On mercury Illaoi resist the obstacles to its full potential during the fighting team. If the enemy controlling composition based on physical damage.

Strong but relatively slow, Illaoi needs to be careful with her abilities, particularly during the early game. The tentacles she summons through Prophet of an Elder God pack a punch, but don’t move with Illaoi, making her much stronger when she’s able to hunker down in one spot. At the same time, her tentacles and abilities - particularly Tentacle Smash - deal massive area of effect damage and can push the minions towards enemy towers super easily. This is where Illaoi needs to be particularly vigilant: if she strays too far forward, she’ll miss out on the extra damage her tentacles offer and render herself relatively defenseless against enemy ganks. Illaoi can definitely take a punch, but if she’s caught out of position, she pretty much only has her health and resistances - along with the healing from tentacle strikes - to sustain her through the enemy onslaught.
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Very strong in combat team, possessing the junglers box controls as Amumu or Jarvan IV will have a good synergy with this champion. Can crush the champions if they did not move much or are forced to move next to walls, box controls on media such as Bard Thresh will also be very powerful.

As teams fully group, Illaoi works best securing her team’s frontline and waiting for the perfect Test of Spirit cast. Once she’s landed the ability and her team’s destroyed the captured spirit, Illaoi’s all set to force her way through to the enemy backline. Though she doesn’t have a particularly reliable way of getting to the backline, she can still use Harsh Lesson to charge her way in. And once she’s there, just like any other juggernaut, she’s an absolute nightmare toeal with, with Tentacle Smash and Harsh Lesson offering Illaoi the means to lay the slap down on multiple enemies. Most importantly, her presence in the heart of the enemy team will often force them to spread and scatter in fear of the Kraken Priestess’ monumental ultimate. While Leap of Faith is theoretically only as powerful as the number of enemies Illaoi lands it on, the ability itself has a huge psychological impact on the enemy team. Either they split up as Illaoi calls on her god, or they risk fighting under a cluster of enraged tentacles. Neither ends well for Illaoi’s enemies.
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Summary and tipps

The management of the walls will make the difference between a good and a bad Illaoi. If you walk along the walls or force the opponent to do so, your game is already started;

- The final Leap of Faith (R) backlane allow your breathing and speak to its full potential. Feel free to use it as soon as the team battle turns in favor of the opposing team;

- The Test of Spirit (E) prevents the opposing carry to speak, since it will be forced to go to avoid being killed.

she is a funny champ and she can carry the game or ruin the game!!!I hope this guide can help you get better a illaoi
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