Build Guide by ChimChimMonk
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If you are facing squishy champs:
If the champs in your lane are squishy and easy kill I always up my attack speed before getting mallet so I go zeal first. This will help u get a lot of quick kills so you can afford more items. If you do get Zeal first, get phage and frozen mallet after to increase ur health and attack damage. Then continue with the build as usual.
If you are facing tank champs:
GET PHAGE ASAP! You need health, although Irelia is tough she is still kind of vulnerable in the start with such low hp. Get a phage to even the playing fields and maybe even get a belt for frozen before upping your attack speed. This will keep you alive longer
GET The blue mana buff as much as possible! My build focuses on making Irelia stronger and survive more but does not give her much mana. This is balanced by getting her the blue mana buff.
Remember, Irelia is tough, but NOT a tank! Dont initiate team fights, let the tank on your team do his job.
The items I use increase attack speed, attack damage and also give you more health to survive. These items are perfect for Irelia and major Pawnage. Start off with a Dorans blade for the health and also for the life steal. This is a great starting weapon and when you have enough buy another. This will make you a tough opponent starting off and allow you to heal quickly with you Hiten Skill plus the lifesteal.
BLADESURGE: This is how you can reach those annoying ranged champs. Ranged champs are confident that they can hit you and run but with this you can attack them and then combine with Equilibrium Strike to slow or stun and start doing damage. I level this before Equilibrium if the champs in my lane are ranged. Dont let the ranged harass you, instead keep the pressure on them and attack them to scare them back with his ability.
HITEN: THIS IS YOUR BREAD AND BUTTER! This skill does some serious damage ESPECIALLY in the start. People underestimate how hard Irelia hits, use that to your advantage and surprise them with this ability. ALWAYS level this ASAP
EQUILIBRIUM STRIKE: This move will help you in many ways. This is your exit strategy if you need to get out of there from a champ who is about to kill you since it stuns, This will stun or slow an enemy that you are trying to kill and this can also be what turns a fight around. You can use this skill many different ways and I always combine it with Blade Surge
TRANSCENDENT BLADES: Finally, the Ulti. Irelias ulti can be good for a couple of things as well. Irelias ultimate can really come in handy if I need to last hit an enemy who i cant catch up to. You can also use it on a mob of creeps if your low on HP or just use it in a fight to do some decent damage.
The runes are pretty self explanatory.
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