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WHo is the strongest counter to Irelia?

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I play as Irelia, and when I do(if I have a decent lane partner) I usually destroy the enemy champions in my lane. Likewise, whenever I play against an Irelia, I have a really hard time playing against her. With her combo of physical, true and magic damage(+sustain) building resistances only works to counter her burst, but not her sustained damage.

I couldn't figure this out on my own, so I'm looking for the input of much more experienced players to help me out.
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I'd imagine Udyr does pretty well.
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For one, Irelia should be in solo top, so you won't have a lane partner and neither should your opponent.

A bunch of champions work, but Trundle's rather suited to counter her. Olaf should do fine too, if I'm not mistaken.
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^I don't really get the chance to play solo top because I usually don't play with a jungler in normal solo queue(unless I take the initiative).

Good to know though.
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not many champs counter her. a lot of champs CAN beat her, however

udyr, jax, and olaf are the best picks against her

malphite, vlad, darius are skill matchups

renekton and kayle can get the job done

basically vs. irelia if you can manage to get jungle help and stomp her early she's crippled. aggro early game champs are really good for this, but you run the risk of falling off at level 7ish if you don't shut her down early

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Olaf is my go to counterpick. True damage spam OP. Hue. Irelia in full honesty has no real "counters" if played well. She does have lanes that Can be harder but I would not call them counters.


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why would you have a lane partner? irelia is for solotop...
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+1. Irelia should be solo top.

Jax, Olaf seem to have an advantage.
Yorrick if you just want to not lose.
Riven seems to work well, same with renekton.

Vlad... not so much. Suffers from the inevitable "SHESONMYFACEARGAHAHGAH" syndrome.
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EvilDice wrote:



udyr, jax, and olaf are the best picks against her



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Akali actually does well against Irelia.

And I'd agree with Udyr Jax Olaf.
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