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LoL Champion Build Guides: Irelia

Irelia The Blade Dancer

Find the best Irelia build guides for League of Legends S11 Patch 11.20. The MOBAFire community works hard to keep their LoL builds and guides updated, and will help you craft the best Irelia build for the S11 meta. Learn more about Irelia's abilities, skins, or even ask your own questions to the community!

Irelia Build & Runes

If you're looking for the best rune build for Irelia we've got you covered. Below you can find the best items and runes to build for Irelia, as determined by LeagueSpy's calculations of thousands of Plat+ League of Legends games. If you are already familiar with how to play Irelia this is a great resource to quickly get a good rune selection for Patch 11.20. However, if you are a new Irelia player we highly recommend reading through some of the guides above to learn why this build is strong on Irelia!

Patch 11.20: 299626 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Irelia's Top Items

Irelia's Runes

Irelia's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 3774 Games

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Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Second Best

Irelia's 2nd Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 140 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Presence of Mind
Presence of Mind
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Irelia's 3rd Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 69 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Tenacity
Legend: Tenacity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Inspiration
LoL Path: Inspiration
LoL Rune: Magical Footwear
Magical Footwear
LoL Rune: Biscuit Delivery
Biscuit Delivery
More Irelia Runes

Irelia's Summoner Spells

Irelia's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 14323 Games

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Second Best

Irelia's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 50%

Win Rate 3939 Games

Flash Ignite

Third Best

Irelia's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 354 Games

Teleport Ignite

Irelia's Starters

Irelia's Best Starter Items 50%

Win Rate 4860 Games

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Trinket

Irelia's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 13754 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Irelia's 2nd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 2970 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Irelia's 3rd Best Trinket 54%

Win Rate 1964 Games

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Patch 11.20: 299629 matches scanned * Each section of the build is rated independently of the others

Irelia's Top Items

Irelia's Runes

Irelia's Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 2141 Games

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  • 3
Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Second Best

Irelia's 2nd Best Runes 48%

Win Rate 1393 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating

Third Best

Irelia's 3rd Best Runes 58%

Win Rate 71 Games

Precision
LoL Path: Precision
LoL Rune: Conqueror
Conqueror
LoL Rune: Triumph
Triumph
LoL Rune: Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Alacrity
LoL Rune: Last Stand
Last Stand

Resolve
LoL Path: Resolve
LoL Rune: Revitalize
Revitalize
LoL Rune: Bone Plating
Bone Plating
More Irelia Runes

Irelia's Summoner Spells

Irelia's Best Summoner Spells 48%

Win Rate 11535 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Irelia's 2nd Best Summoner Spells 49%

Win Rate 3416 Games

Flash Teleport

Third Best

Irelia's 3rd Best Summoner Spells 58%

Win Rate 76 Games

Teleport Ignite

Irelia's Starters

Irelia's Best Starter Items 49%

Win Rate 3708 Games

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Trinket

Irelia's Best Trinket 47%

Win Rate 10349 Games

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  • 3

Second Best

Irelia's 2nd Best Trinket 50%

Win Rate 2789 Games

Farsight Alteration

Third Best

Irelia's 3rd Best Trinket 52%

Win Rate 2059 Games

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Irelia Counters

Learn 's counters and discover matchups where they have an advantage! When you're starting a game of League of Legends you should always keep in mind if you'll be at an advantage or disadvantage against your opponent, so you can know whether to bully them or play safe. You can find detailed breakdowns of each matchup on CounterStats, and you can also check out some Irelia guides to see how to build and play against other champions you may find yourself up against!


This counter data is for Irelia Top in Plat+ games. The percent shown is the enemy champion's counter rating against Irelia. Counter rating is our own statistic that factors in counter kills, overall kills, early lead ratio, comeback ratio, and win percent to give the whole picture of that champion's effectiveness as a counter pick.

Irelia Skins

Irelia's Abilities

Irelia's Ionian Fervor
Ionian Fervor Irelia's Passive Irelia's Passive
Self
Irelia's Passive
Irelia's Passive
Irelia gains a stack of Ionian Fervor for every enemy champion hit by her abilities, or if she hits at least one non-champion, stacking up to 4 times. Ionian Fervor lasts for 6 seconds, with basic attacks against enemy champions and large monsters and ability hits refreshing the duration.

Ionian Fervor: Irelia gains 7.5−20% bonus attack speed per stack, up to 30−80% at maximum stacks (depending on level).

At maximum stacks, Irelia's basic attacks deal 10−61 (+0.2% bonus attack damage) bonus magic damage on-hit (depending on level).

Enemy champions and large monsters hit by Flawless Duet and Vanguard's Edge's initial barrage are marked for 5 seconds. The mark can be consumed by Bladesurge.
Q
Irelia's Bladesurge
Bladesurge Irelia's Q Ability
600
20
11 / 10 / 9 / 8 / 7
Irelia dashes 100 units through the target enemy's location, and upon collision or dash completion, she deals 5 / 25 / 45 / 65 / 85 (+0.6% attack damage) physical damage, applies on-hit effects, and heals herself for 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / 16% AD. Bladesurge deals 55−259 bonus damage to minions (depending on level).

Bladesurge's cooldown is reduced to 0.2 seconds upon consuming the mark from a completed dash, and resets if the target dies to or during Bladesurge.
W
Irelia's Defiant Dance
Defiant Dance Irelia's W Ability
895
70 / 75 / 80 / 85 / 90
20 / 18 / 16 / 14 / 12
Irelia charges for up to 1.5 seconds, during which she increases Defiant Dance's damage over the first 0.75 seconds of the channel and reduces incoming physical damage by 40−70% (+7% per 100 ability power) (depending on level) and incoming magic damage by 20−35% (+3.5% per 100 ability power) (depending on level). Defiant Dance's charge cannot be interrupted by crowd control.

Defiant Dance can be recast within its duration, and does so automatically after the duration.

RECAST: Irelia swipes with her blades in the target direction, retaining Defiant Dance's damage reduction for 0.5 seconds after the recast is initiated and dealing 10 / 25 / 40 / 55 / 70 (+0.4% attack damage) (+40% of ability power) physical damage to enemies around her and within a line, increased by 0−200% (depending on channel time).

Defiant Dance's recast can be used while affected by cast-inhibiting crowd control. If Ionian Fervor would expire during the charge, it will instead refresh every 0.25 seconds for the remaining charge and be retained for 0.5 seconds after the recast is initiated.
E
Irelia's Flawless Duet
Flawless Duet Irelia's E Ability
775
50
18 / 16.5 / 15 / 13.5 / 12
Irelia sends a blade to the target location for 3.5 seconds. Flawless Duet can be recast after 0.15 seconds while the blade is active, and does so automatically at the end of its duration, though not if she is channeling Teleport.

RECAST: Irelia sends a second blade to the target location, or to her current position if Flawless Duet was recast automatically.

Once both blades have been placed, they fly toward each other regardless of distance and converge over 0.25 seconds, afterwards dealing 80 / 125 / 170 / 215 / 260 (+80% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies within a line between them and stunning them for 0.75 seconds, during which they are revealed.

Flawless Duet's recast can be used during Bladesurge and the cast time of Vanguard's Edge. Each of the blade's travel times are 0.264 seconds.
R
Irelia's Vanguard's Edge
Vanguard's Edge Irelia's Ultimate (R) Ability
1000
100
140 / 120 / 100 / 100 / 100
PASSIVE: Reduces the cooldown of Bladesurge to 0.5 / 1.5 / 2.5, applying before ability haste.

Irelia launches a barrage of blades in the target direction, expanding outward upon hitting an enemy champion, dealing 125 / 250 / 375 (+70% of ability power) magic damage to all enemies hit and briefly revealing them.

After expanding, the blades drop on the ground, knocking all enemy units away from them, though not rendering them airborne, and forming a spade-shaped perimeter around the enemy champion hit for 2.5 seconds. Enemies that pass through the blades for the first time are dealt 125 / 250 / 375 (+70% of ability power) magic damage and are slowed by 90% for 1.5 seconds.

The perimeter will point at the same angle Irelia casted it from, but based on the target's center.

Questions About Irelia

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Is there time?

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Bruisers with Death's Dance.

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Can you purge Irelia's marks with Cleanse/QSS?

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Is Irelia worth the grind?

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Maxing E on Irelia?

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Irelia Jungle?

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