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sZnipe's top lane Irelia guide (in depth) [W.I.P.]
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Runes: Irelia's runes for season 9
+10% Attack Speed
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Ability Order Start with E in match ups where you will lose level 1 trades!
Threats & Synergies
-----------MY PERSONAL PERMABAN----------- You can definitely beat Jax in the early game, but once he hits 2 Items (or even just completes Triforce) you can't win a single duel against him anymore. He'll hostage you to sidelane against him, making you completely useless for your team. You won't be even able to survive his dives later on. Regarding how often he is picked currently, I'd suggest permabanning him as Irelia. if you still decide to leave him open, try to dodge his E by Q'ing to minions. If it's inevitable, press W close before he casts his E a second time. When his E is down, that is the perfect oppurtunity to all in him.
Because of Tryndamere's ulti and him taking ignite 99% of the time, it's very hard for Irelia to win a duel against him. I recommend combating fire with fire and taking also Ignite with you. Once he ults, try to kite his ult out by dashing through his minions. Not permaban-worthy since his pickrate is pretty low, still a cancer match up.