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Irelia Build Guide by Fuzenj Tha Great
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Others use CDR blues or ATK spd blues but i feel that the MR/lvl is better...just my opinion.
For reds just stick with Arm pen, if you don't have arm pen just do +ad.
You could go with a 0/9/21 tree if you wanted too. Only go this tree build if you don't have the correct runes as stated above. 0/9/21 will help you with your regen (HP and MP) early game and the cooldowns.
IMO Irelia is not as cooldown dependent as other champions. But if you feel that she is, go 0/9/21 and take CDR blues.
Onto the boots and chalice. This is where my build is very different. I see many irelia's go the P-stone/Hog build... IMO this build is good but you do no DMG during your laning phase. This is crucial because you have to be able to harass your opponent, if not kill. Nothing is wrong with the P Stone/hog build...but trust me, after you try this build you'll never go back to the pstone or hog. O.o
SOOOO....CHALICE- The Chalice is originally taken from SK WICKD's build. Chalice will allow you yo stay in lane for ever--the extra MR is a PLUS and the mana regen is crazy---Q SPAM FTW.
As for my Ninja Tabi's i feel that since your always solo top in a ranked game you're going to probably vs some tanky-dps. Normally i go against a Jarvan, udyr, GP, WW, and eventually the Morde. The Tabi's will make you almost godlike with your W maxed, HP regen Quints and your Chalice. This will allow you to do crazy damage, plus if you get ganked--your dodge will save you!!!!!!! Dodge will also help you chase =].
The next items are pretty standard---I either rush a Wits end, Phage, or Sheen depending on who im facing or what i need atm.
By mid game you should have
Tabis, Chalice and 1 or 2 of either Wits end, Phage or Sheen.
The end game items are pretty standard.
MAX W MAX w MAX W MAX W MAX W
--- I cant stress this more, W = more true dmg and heal. THat means more lane control. Lane control = gg in solo que.
You can start harassing at lvl 2. Activate W and Q or E. get a couple hits off and then just b. DOnt take too much minion dmg.
Once you get to lvl 6, you should basically dominate with your ult and W heal. GG
In a team fight, make sure that you engage on their carries. STICK ON TO THEM. If your team is hesitant on engaging into a full on team fight, make sure that you guys engage and back out. Irelia is a perfect example of a champion that goes in and comes right out. She is not an alistar or jarvan who goes in FULL FRONT and fights forever.
Play smart with Irelia---make sure you harass your lane, but dont over extend.
Harass with W-Q-E---auto attack 2x or 3x then B