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League of Legends Build Guide Author WhoShouldIPlay

Irelia -- The Blade Dancer

WhoShouldIPlay Last updated on December 7, 2013
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Offense: 21

Legendary Guardian

Defense: 9


Utility: 0

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About Irelia

Irelia is a melee DPS champion who excels at taking down her opponents fast and plays an assassin like role. She is kinda versatile you could build her like a tank but, the purpose of the guide is to play her like a stone cannon to deal damage and try to get out alive

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Pros: Cons:
-Fun to play. - Fast mana waster
-Good Sustain. -Not strong without farm
-Easy to farm with. as which, item dependent.
-]Can turn the tides
of a fight.

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Summoner Spells

you want flash and ignite for the great kill potential I really recommend it but you can run
instead of flash or or instead of

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We take 9 , 9 mark of armor penetration 9 (Alternatively use scaling MR) and 3 for the extra kill potential we wanna get as fed as possible in early game and destroy mid game with our items

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Start out with and 4 s or a sight ward and a .

Then work you way to 2 and a then the kind of boot that would help most in the long run (for example if they have no CC and you wanna kill them fast maybe go for a ).

After that work on a , , , and .
Then get a good defensive item depending on the enemy team.

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Passive: Ionian Fervor

1.Basically free Tenacity but still buy merc treads if needed.
2.More tenacity per enemy champion around.
3. Amazing to keep junglers at bay

Q: Bladesurge

1.Your farming skill
2.Good for chasing.
3.CD resets and a little bit of mana is restored if the unit is killed by it.

W: Hiten Style
1. Level 5 Hiten Style gives you 13 hp back per hit
2. Does true damage when activited
3. Good for trading

E: Equilibrium Strike
1.Good for setting up ganks
2.Stuns or slows depending on enemies % HP
3.Use this when getting chased to run away with a better chance of surviving

R: trancendent blades Trancendant blades
1.Can be used 4 times kinda like an Ahri ult
3.Aimed by cursor even if not smartcasting
4.Has built in life steal

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Skill Sequence

We get a level in at 1 to farm easier then get at 2 for the slow/stun then get until 5 then get trancendent blades at 6 then proceed to max out Hiten style, after that max Blade surge for the CD and damage and get your ult whenever you can then finally max Equilibrium Strike

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A big role of is to get as many minions as possible so she can get alot of gold the reason for this is because Irelia is item dependent and needs items to be better so thus she must farm as much as possible so the easiest way to do that is to Q the low minions and keep doing while regularly auto attacking them so you don't burn your mana too quickly

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Skill Combo

your combo to inflict Maximum damage is to then activate hiten style and using E to slow/stun them and if they try to get away Ult them.

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Team fights

Irelia's main thing to do in a team fight is to run in take down the ADC/APC then try to burst down every other person once they are dead, though this is not too easy because they will probably be guarded so i suggest you run around them to get a clear shot at them kinda like you would when playing Kha'Zix.

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I hope you enjoyed the guide give it a Upvote or downvote i honestly don't care, but i hope you have fun destroying your enemies with Irelia :) See you around Summoners Rift