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League of Legends Build Guide Author piecrater

Irelia, George of the jungle!

piecrater Last updated on March 6, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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

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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: 21

Strength of Spirit
Veteran's Scars

Defense: 0

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

Utility: 9

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Ey yo! This is my build I use for Irelia the will of the blades.I have always wanted this char but i never came around buying her. Until lately, and I couldn't be more happy with my purchase, she is a raping ninja assassin taking down squishees in seconds!

Irelia: An assassin/nuker/jungler who costs 6300 ip or 975 rp. I play her as a jungler or offtank. If you don't wanna jungle i would like to recommend this guide for pure dmg:

Theyz be calling me jungle jeorge!"

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Jungle build: I use almost the same runes Phreak used for the champion spotlight and they have worked out fine for me. This makes for an easy jungle with ur

The Mana regen/lvl are 9 runes i use with all mana champs. I just love them.

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Pros / Cons


She's a nice assassin/ nuker capable of dishing out very much dmg quickly

She is a good jungler since she has the ability to gank very early! You can have the power to

kill some1 at lvl 3 cause you have yourto stun and yourto reach your target.

Stun and slow in one ability

Can turn the tide of both teamfights and 1v1 with her E and R ability

great early game


CCed and focused a lot! (This can be helped by getting
or summoner spell
and our passivehelps against CC so in your face cc'ers!

I feel like she is squishy untill you get some health items

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I pickcuz urmadreds does magic dmg and so doesand yourAND(the list keeps going on) your.. so that should be a pretty obvious choice, after that it's just standard melee champ masteries.

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Wich pair? Why? Well my friend, this is totally up to you, you like ganking like crazy, pick, you like beeing faster? pickand so on, totally up to your playstyle. I would like to recommendcuz it increases ur dmg output significantly with this build.

The trick here is i go with alot of atk speed, why? active, the more hits you get out the more true dmg you dish out. Think of it like this, at lvl 18, against a 2500 hp champ (I do not count in armor or stuff, but you get the point ^^),

you have your standard atk +proc: around 350dmg. You have your: 75dmg. You have your4 stack: 100. You have yourpopped: around 250dmg. You have youractive: 75dmg. That comes down to a 350+75+100+75+250=850

. That's pretty impressive right.

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Skill Sequence

I go forfirst to get that lane staying/easy jungling phase early game, it gives you some extra dmg as well as the passive lifesteal. Then I always go forcuz it's a lifesaver and battleturner, imagine countering yi in a 1v1. He will probably get you down faster than you will bring down him so what you wanna do is wait untill he has goten u below his health and then pop yourand ur. Then you can have ur own combos, be creative!

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Summoner Spells


Good for heavy CC teams, though I don't think it's usefull while junglingGood for jungling, let's you and your teamm8s cath up and it gives you a double slowGood surprise ability, nothing more scary than some1 flashing right in your face!My favorite, like the movement speed, use it while running to a teamfight or running from an enemy, or to gank, the options are many!Never tried fortify while jungling but the mastery Reinforce could make you jungle faster and easierCan be a lifesaver or save you if you have failed jungling.I usually use this if i'm laning with her but sure feel free for that extra dmg.This does give away some of your "SURPRISE" ability when jungling, though when a lane needs help you'll be there quickly


a must when jungling with irelia, easy to kill minions, extra gold, helpfull whil'st killing Baron.


Never tried never will.Srlsly, neeeever seen some1 use this spell ever, I never used it either.
Leave this to some1 else, doesn't help you gank or help you, leave it to some1 with a spare place for it, for example the support.You will be jungling, you will be getting blue buff and i have never been OOM cause of the

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Ranked Play

I've used my jungling build in ranked games with very good progress, if you have a good team it should be no problem. I like playing ranked more than normal cause: the guys you play with take it more serious/play better. They won't leave to often, atleast it never happened to me.

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Creeping / Jungling

Route coming soon!

When ganking some1, pick up the stats->check if they have flash-> then try to gank. Even if you fail with a gank they will have to pop a summoner spell or 2 and that's bad news for them the next time you come out of that bush! When ganking remember, yourprocs with on hit effects such as the slow from lizard or the proc from

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Team Work

Srsly I love playing with a full team talking on skype, makes life so much easier.

Always let the tank initiate, never do it by urself, you will get focused into pieces faster than you can say EPICMEALTIME! (sry Iv'e been watching it alot lately xD). Yes you can chop up tanks fast with madreds and everything but the squishys will drop in seconds so try to go for them.

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When you see a huge creep wave coming up, use uron them positioning on the side of them to be able to hit all of them.

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Extra stooff

Psychological warfare: Don't you get that feeling like whenever you see another player with a bought champion skin you go: OH ****! he must be good :O. This may not be the case in ranked, but atleast in normal games. Use it to your advantage! Buy a skin and people will get a little bit more frightened by you and maybe be more carefull. + The bought skins look more badass than the regular ones ^^.

Put on some good music that makes you feel like you could kill any1, keeps the motivation up to! If I would like to suggest
standard playlist for me when i'm playing

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So I think Irelia is a nice champion to play in all matches.

You might not win every match with these 2 builds but i hope it helped in some way. Remember PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE, and stick with a champ you feel comfortable with, this is your best way to get good at this game. And also, remember to have fun! Cause that is what games are for, they give you a chance to relax and get away from the world, and feel like you are good at something!

That's all. I might add some pictures later but for now i'll leave it like this :).

Yours sencerily Piecrater!

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