Build Guide by Bogus
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Hello, this is my first guide
so, i have tried many builds with Irelia
many have worked and failed, but mostly it kinda sorta worked out more than fail
This build i have made was not gathering all of the builds toegether and making a super-duper pro build
This build was made when i was testing random builds out with items that seemed to help out my survivability
Why Irelia? she has true damage, lifesteal, kinda a flash, stun/slow and an ult that can save your life
Well she seems kinda OP imo, maybe, maybe not, it's my opinion
People say she needs buffs, i don't think she really needs one
I've read that shes outdone by akali and others, but she can easily compare with her
Pros / Cons
Damage not as great till late game
Well the items arent actually a 'killer' build
It helps with survivability
Why the emblem? its to help your early game and not feed
if you havent noticed, her early game isn't so great imo
It helps you lane longer
Go to the farming section and the reason is there
But if your too lazy,
It helps you farm a lot faster because your ult works with tiamat
Which you wiil need for those pesky items
Why Merc Treads?
Well, her passive (that you dont notice a lot) has CC reduction, so why not make it better? it gives lots of CC when your with your team, so if they try to focus you, yo have loads of CC and it'll b a waste :D
+ it gives magic resis :D
Why Zeal? Why not just build the Trinity force after?
Well, it gives you movement speed which is fun
more attack speed and more crit chance
Why Banshee's Veil?
Well i don't kmow, maybe ashe's arrow, sion's/taric's stun, Eve's stun, those dang nuking champions will change your mind in putting this in your item build
+ it gives magic resis for them pesky Mages
This might go against my merc treads, but it gives it might save you one day
It gives health attack damage and a chance for a slow
Why Trinity Force?
you already got zeal and phage, why not just combine it
well, im not so sure, it helped in surviving a gank and i running away, going ninja and attacking the carry's and then being able to run away once they focused me
-You could replace this item for a damage item, or suvivabilty item
Options you may want:
1. Guardian Angel
2. Getting any damage item
Well, Usually when it turns to mid/late game
i sell the Emblem and tiamat, but i only do that once ive finished my Trinity Force
But, you could upgrade that emblem to a Stark's
So, if you've gotten to the Trinity force, you may see that your build isn't quite full
The last 3 slots (or 2 if you went with stark's) are your damage items, Black cleaver, Infinity's Edge, and Bloodthirster
Choose any 3 (or 2) you you like
For the skills, i love putting 1 skill point in the 3 abilities because it gives you more variety
i max out E for the damage and slow/stun
Another skill build could be maxing out your W first
that gives you AA damage and lifesteal for laning longer
I have tried going Q first, and it helps farming... kinda..
but your damage output in those early game fights in your lane, isnt that great
Maybe your asking yourself, "why go utility? why not offense?"
Well, the utility is to shorter cd on her her summoner spells, get more exp, CDR on abilities and more movement speed.
imo, thats a lot better than just more damage
You maybe telling yourself," pff, ill jsut go offense for more damage"
Well, with the CDR to your summoner spells, (ghost and ignite) you could go ganking lanes
with that xtra speed and ignite for the finisher
That might not be helpful to you, but your reading my guide, so...
Her farming early game isn't too bad like Eve's or pro like morde (is he still a good farmer?)
But, once you hit level 6, that ult could kill the all 6 minions
not the tank minions
The tiamat works with your ult so if theres a big mob of minions you could kill A LOT of the minons
All you need to do is farm like a Boss
you'll need the cash
(like every other champion, i know)