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League of Legends Build Guide Author SloApache

Irelia AD, crit.

SloApache Last updated on April 3, 2011
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Ability Sequence

Ability Key Q
Ability Key W
Ability Key E
Ability Key R

Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.


Brute Force
Improved Rally

Offense: 23

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 6

Expanded Mind
Blink of an Eye
Mystical Vision
Presence of the Master

Utility: 1

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Pros and coins

- Early Game Utility
- Early Game Nuker
- Mid Game Nuker
- Late Game Carry
- Straight Up Assassin
- Team Dependant

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Items list, why to buy them

Doran's blade-> Good item in the beggining, get you more hp and attack.

Berserker's Greaves -> Add little attack speed, helpfull in 1v1 or just farming minions.

Avarice Blade -> Buy this item as fast as you can. not only, that gonna help you get money faster, it will add its little crit. strike :D

Youmuu's Ghostblade -> good item, it helps you 1v1 or even in team fights.

Frozen Mallet -> wooooooooooooooooh, thats a gooooooooooood item =) it helps you survive team fights, 1v1 1v2, you even can eskape from gang. Also good item when chasing opponent.

The bloodthirster -> cool, i got good lifesteal =) its goes great on with your "w"'s passive.
just dont forget to melle minions :P ;D

Infinity edge -> muwahahhaha now you die! Now you are an assasin =) killing, killing, killing, killing, penta kill!!! (the blue team has surrenderd with 5 agreed and 0 disagreed), if not, they will =D

Phantom Dancer -> they didn't surrender yet? now they will! Adds you crit. strike, chasing speed, attack speed. all you need to win :D

Tanks in enemy team, what now?
Instead buying Phantom Dancer, just buy the ultimate wepon, tank killing super avesome killing weapon!

the ultimate the black cleaver!!

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Ionian Fervor - Each nearby enemy champion (to a maximum of three) reduces the effectiveness of Crowd Control on Irelia.

1 Champion: 10%
2 Champions: 25%
3 Champions: 40%

This is a straightforward but VERY effective passive. While you dont have problems with going 1v1 the teamfights are much trickier. This passive will save your sorry *** plenty of times, and you will probably not even notice it.

Bladesurge - (Active): Irelia dashes forward to strike her target, dealing physical damage.
If it kills the target, Bladesurge's cooldown refreshes and refunds 35 Mana.

Cost: 70 Mana
Range: 650
Cooldown: 14/12/10/8/6 seconds
Physical Damage: 20/55/90/125/160 (+1 per Attack Damage)

Most important skill. It deals a lot of damage, expecially if you play AD irelia. If you get last hit the target, Bladesurge's cooldown refreshes and refunds 35 Mana. Its great harrasment tool aswell. You can last hit mob, then immidietly attack player. Mana cost is very low untill you accualy lasthit the mobs with it.

Hiten Style - (Passive): Physical attacks restore health.
(Active): Irelia's physical attacks deal additional true damage for 6 seconds.

Cost: 40 Mana
Cooldown: 15 sec
Heal: 10/14/18/22/26
True Damage: 15/30/45/60/75

Skill is verry usable, when you have low hp, just hitting minions or turrent will heal you, also good when engaging, use this skil first, than Bladesurge, and than Equilibrium Strike. You should have this skill on lv 3. but becouse you dont have any heal pots, you can get it at lv 2. This will delay your need of getting lifesteal items or heal pots. When fighting any battle, make sure you use this skill before you rush in.

Equilibrium Strike - (Active): Irelia pierces her target, dealing magic damage and slowing the target by 60% for few seconds.
If the target has a higher health % than Irelia, she stuns the target for the duration instead.

Cooldown: 9 sec
Range: 425
Cost: 50/55/60/65/70 Mana
Magic Damage: 80/135/190/245/300 (+1 per Ability Power)
Duration: 1/1.25/1.5/1.75/2 seconds

I choose to max this skill 2nd. This is the hardest skill to use on Irelia. It can be used early game as a part of your burst combo Bladesurge -> Equilibrium Strike or as a defensive tool for slow/stun. This spell requires some cold blood and coordination to make a 100% use of it. If you tend to panic on low HP, i dont think this champ is made for you. When running, try to stun opponent. chose champions that have MORE hp than you. also dont chose tanks ;)
When chasing, be sure that jump in, than slow with this skill. Player wont be able to ran from you =D

Transcendent Blades - (Active): Irelia summons 4 spirit blades which she can fling to deal magic damage to enemies they pass through, and she heals for 20% of that damage.

Cost: 100 Mana
Cooldown: 60/50/40 seconds
Magic Damage: 90/140/190 (+0.4 per Ability Power OR +0.6 per bonus Attack Damage)

Ultimate. This is a low CD, medicore penetrating damage spell that can be used in various ways. Heal, farm, deal AoE damage in teamfights, finish of runners and many more.
When you trigger this spell you will have time to shoot 4 blades at 1000 range to a cursor position (like Karthus Q) The blades will fly through enemy champions, creeps dealing same damage (does not get the damage reduced for multiple targets. This will also heal you for 20% of the amount of damage dilivered. That is why you should try to hit as many targets as possible.
Now the best part of this ultimate. It totaly ignores movement of your champion. What does it mean? Well you can run at full speed and still shoot those blades without the need of stoping even for a sec. This makes it so unique. More of info in the skill usage section.

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Ok, there are many ways to go with runes. I'll tell you some ways, witch i think they go with this build.

1. Attack dmg- buy only might runes.
2. Crit. strike-get runes of mailce, for crit. chanse.
3. Mix- My favorite. (Critical Chance 92.58 at 18), (Damage 345.28 at 18)
buy crit. runes at quintessence. Than get dmg. runes at mark, glyph and seal. :D