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Irelia Statistics for FAXEE

Author's performance with Irelia compared to the ranked average.

Value
Average
Games Played
71
5
Win %
58
42
Kills
6.2
6.2
Assists
4.6
5.4
Deaths
4.0
6.9
KA:D Ratio
2.7
1.7
Gold Earned
11.5K
11.4K
Creep Score
193.6
183.1
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top


I believe these two summoner spells are by far the best to pick when playing irelia top lane. 

Teleport is really good for lane control and overall map pressure, and flash is good for escaping sticky situations as well as chasing enemies down.



Ignite is optional. Can be good in some match-ups



New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

Thunderlord baby

Abilities Back to Top

E
Q
W
W
W
R
W
E
W
E
R
E
E
Q
Q
R
Q
Q
Passive
Q
2
14
15
17
18
W
3
4
5
7
9
E
1
8
10
12
13
R
6
11
16

Do this in all kind of games, and in all kind of match-ups!


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Always pick this. Good for lane sustain as well as extra damage.

Core Items

    The best item to pick up. Sheen is essential to secure kills and get Q-resets and the item gives so many different important stats. It's simply too good to pass up
    Ninjatabi when laning vs ad/ heavy ad team. Mercury treads vs heavy ap/cc lane or team
    Randuins when laning against heavy AD teams. Usually a good item to pick up, i get it almost every game.
    I pick this up when i need to be tanky and against heavy AP
    Hexdrinker is really good at this moment. It gives good resistance as well as damage. Can be påicked up after triforce or before, but i usually finish it to maw later on in the game
    Bami's and sunfire are really safe items to pick up. If you're in a difficult lane and you feel like you need to be tanky as well as dealing damage, an early upgrade to sunfire isn't a bad idea. But Bami s alone is also not a bad choice. This item, however, falls off later on in the game.
    Two good items to pick up if you lack damage

Situational Items

    This is how my typical build looks on irelia. The two missing spots can be filled with whatever you feel like you miss. If you lack armor, pick up frozen heart. If you lack MR, pick up spirit visage. If lacking damage, pick up yoummus ghostblade. Corruption potion should be sold for another item!

Everything is explained above! 


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Matchups Back to Top

Click on a champion below to see the author's notes on that particular matchup.

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Alistar
    Hard
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Elise
    Hard
  • Fiora
    Hard
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Medium
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Medium
  • Lee Sin
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Hard
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Hard
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Medium
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Rengar
    Easy
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Shen
    Medium
  • Singed
    Easy
  • Skarner
    Medium
  • Talon
    Easy
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Udyr
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Medium
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Yorick
    Medium
  • Zac
    Hard
  • Zed
    Medium

VS

Aatrox

Medium

This is a very even match-up. Aatrox works exactly like irelia, with a CC ability and heavy sustain. I think this lane is all about the player. Just try to all-in him with ignite at lvl 4-5+.. Notice: If he has ignite and you don't he will usually end up winning a straight 1v1 duel. Very close lane, depends much on the player.

VS

Alistar

Hard

All i know about this match-up is that alistar is a bitch, and try to save your W until he uses his knockup.. 

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

 Cho will just try to farm and sustain, and if you are able to dogde his Q, you will be able to easily win this lane. I recommend you to rush blade of the ruined king.

VS

Darius

Hard

Darius is a big counter to Irelia. You should completely avoid this lane, it will be very hard to win. When Darius tries to harres you with Q, he will push the lane automatically, so you should just try to farm at tower. Your jungler can do big work for you, since Darius has no escape ability other than flash.


In my opinion, the hardest lane for irelia. He will dunk you at any chance he gets, and irelia cant deal with that..

VS

Elise

Hard

Its the same lane as vs Darius, it will be very hard. Elise got so much damage, just avoid her and try to farm. Call your jungler. If you are feeding her, just try to build vampscepter, and MR.

VS

Fiora

Hard

Op bitch. Save your E until she uses her spell-dogding ability. Then you should be able to kill her at lvl 7+.

However, early game it is pretty difficult to deal with her. She will jump forward and slowly harrass you down. Try to avoid her early and at lvl 6-7 all in her. 

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Exactly like playing vs fiora, avoid him at early lvls, and after that you will easily win this lane

VS

Garen

Medium

Avoid him lvl 1-3, and once you have 2 points in W go ahead and fight him. Lvl 7+ you will win this easy. Blade of the ruined king!!

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium

Avoid him completely at earlygame, his passive hurts ALOT early on. Once you reach lvl 5, try to go hard on him with W. Do this 1-2 times, until you reach 6 and all-in him. 

Watch out for his E-Q combo, if you dogde it you should be able to win.

VS

Jax

Medium

I used to think this lane was impossible, but after i played this match-up many times, i realized that all you really have to do is to bait out his E. If you bait out his E at lvl 5+ just go ahead and all in him. But notice, if he has the smallest item advantage or lvl advantage on you, you will lose 1v1 vs him. This an extremely close match-up, so be careful!

VS

Jayce

Easy

Avoid his early harras, and you should be fine. Irelia is a big counter for Jayce, she will outtrade and outheal him easily. One of the lanes i like the most as Irelia.

VS

Kayle

Medium

Kayles E (her splash damage spell) works exactly like Irelias W. At lvl 7+ you will be able to win this lane, but pre lvl 7 she will a pain in the ass. Once she used her E to harras you, then just go ahead and all in her. 

VS

Kennen

Medium

Kennen will try to harass you, just try to get near without using Q. If he uses his E to escape, wait until it expires, then use your Q to close the gap and hit on him with your W. Actually pretty easy if repeated until he has low life, engage the last time with your ulti and ignite and he will be down.


VS

Kha'Zix

Medium

Avoid him 1-6, and at lvl 7+ you will win this, if he doesn't have a big lead

VS

Lee Sin

Medium

This lane is all about skill. Dogde his Q and E+W him. If he gets early kills on you, he will be quite hard to deal with.. I usually stand behind 1-2 of my own creeps so he cannot hit me with his Q. at lvl 5+ you should be able to outtrade him regardless of him hittin his Q. Be careful if he has ignite and you don't, his Q-R-Q combo followed by ignite will hurt ALOT.

VS

Malphite

Hard

So boring lane.. He can slow your attack speed, which means your W will not do much damage. I recommend you to avoid this lane, because he is so fucking boring and annoying to play against.

VS

Maokai

Medium

You should be able to win this lane. Avoid using your W before him using his crowdcontrol. Ignite will do you a great job, however this lane is kind of annoying to play

VS

Nasus

Hard

Start with your E, and when he goes for a lasthit E+basick attack him and simply back of after this. Do this a couple of times,and try to deny him his lasthits. Later on, at lvl 7+ try to E+W+Q him with ur W active, do this again when your cooldowns are off. Try to bait out his ult, and when his ult is down, then all-in him. Later on in the game he will become unstoppable, so there isn't really much you can do to stop him from snowballing...

VS

Olaf

Medium

Many people consider Olaf as a big counter for Irelia. Only if he is maxing his E he will be a little bit hard to deal with. But once you are lvl 7+ you should win if u are even with him / ahead of him 

VS

Pantheon

Medium

Avoid him early game, and usually around lvl 5 i start going on him with W up.. you should be able to win if you just don't die early.

VS

Renekton

Hard
Renekton is a natural counter since Crocodiles eat humans
Renekton is a big counter for Irelia. Renekton doesn't use mana, so he will be able to E-Q-E-Q you all the time. Play passive, avoid his harrasment, at lvl 9+ you might be able to outtrade him. This is a very hard lane, so try to avoid it completely.
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VS

Rengar

Easy

Avoid his early dmg, and at lvl 3 you will be able to win this lane very easily.

VS

Riven

Medium

About skill. I normally avoid her lvl 1-6 and at lvl 6-7 i start to E-W her and i normally win the lane by that. If she is going to get kills she will just snowball very hard.

VS

Shen

Medium

This one is tricky, because there are many ways to play Shen. Some will just farm, and others will play very agressive. I recommend you to farm until lvl 6+, and when you have ult, just try to harras him with E+W and back off. Do this a couple of times, if he tries to kill you, just use your ultimate. If he gets an early kill on you and he get wardens mail/sunfire early, you should just leave him alone and farm passively. 

VS

Singed

Easy

When i play against singed, i usually go agressive on him from lvl 1. Start with E and E+basick attack him a couple of times, until he is low enough to all in him. I recommend you to start with blade of the ruined king, and once you have that item, you should be easily able to chase and kill him.

VS

Skarner

Medium

I don't think skarner is really good. However, he seems to trouble me every time i play vs him, because he can spam his abilities alot earlygame unlike irelia. Wait for at least level 4 to e+w him and later when you hit level 5, you should be able to win trades with him. Be careful and remember guys: Rather miss a few cs than die in lane!

VS

Talon

Easy

Very easy.. at lvl 1-3 you will win this easy. Probably the easiest lane Irelia can get. You cant really lose this lane

VS

Teemo

Medium

Try to avoid his early harrasment.
This is how i win against a teemo:
 Try to Q a low health creep near him, and use E+W with a couple of basic attacks. At lvl 6+ you will be able to outtrade him and win this lane. Rush vamp scepter + blade of the ruined king and gg

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

Avoid his lvl 1-2 crits, and you will be able to win this easy.  Harras him at lvl 4+. I usually go him at lvl 6, and bait his ultimate, and when he doesn't have that up, you will be able to steamroll this lane. Run away when he has his ult active!!!!!!!

VS

Udyr

Medium

Avoid his early tigerstance dmg, and at lvl 5+ you should be able to fight him. Start dorans shield!

VS

Vladimir

Medium

 Try avoid his harrasment, and i usually get 1 or 2 dorans blades. At lvl 7+ you should be able to win vs him.

VS

Wukong

Medium

Try to avoid him at early lvls. Once you get a few points in your W, try to E+W and harras him. But be careful. Do not activate your W before he uses his clone to make sure to deal damage to the right monkey.

VS

Yasuo

Medium

Start dorans shield. Avoid him 1-4, and at lvl 5 start harrasing him with ur W active. At lvl 6-7+ you should be able to outtrade him and win this easily, if u didn't give him any early kills.3144_32.png

VS

Yorick

Medium

Avoid his harrasment, and at lvl 7+ you should be able to fight him. Once you get blade of the ruined king, you will win this lane easily.

VS

Zac

Hard

If it is a good zac, he will harras u all the time.. You cant really deal with his harrasment, so just try to get 3211_32.png as early as possible.. i would not recommend you to pick irelia vs this guy.. your jungler cant do big work for you, because he will just jump to safety, i also feel like he outdamages you at all levels.. dolan pls

VS

Zed

Medium

Can be tricky. Avoid him 1-4, and at lvl 5 i usually start e+w+basicattack him. If you do not give up early kills to zed, you should be able to win. However be careful at lvl 6 when he ults you, always save your stun UNTIL he ults you! If you kill him once you should be able to do it several times

Teamfights & Laningphase tips Back to Top

Laningphase tips:

*A good Irelia will never have cooldown on her Q. By that i mean Q is far the most important spell Irelia got, and it will allow her to do so much. If you use your Q on champions as a tool to harras, you are much easier to gank. Also in teamfights, i try to use Q to lasthit champions for the extra burst, and the cooldown reset, and i will be able to go on the next target.

At lvl 1 i usually start to E+basick attack the enemy toplaner, and simply backing off after. I do this until they are low enough for me to go all in with ignite. The key in all irelia games is to close gaps by using Q to low health minions, and then to enemy champs. 

NEVER FIGHT OR ENGAGE ANY BATTLE/FIGHT WITHOUT HAVING YOUR W UP!!!!!!

Position in teamfights

Your role in teamfights is to shot down the AD Carry. The support will always try to protect their carry, so i wait until the support used their CC. From there, there is usually nothing to stop me. If u won your lane and if you have a big lead, this would be pretty easy. So a good Irelia should always position herself in the frontline/attack from behind like a true assassin!






Irelia and the current meta / ABOUT ME Back to Top

Meta: Irelia is fine to play right now. She can carry games if you dont suck, but there are many champs who are better than her. 

ABOUT ME: 

Hey guys, i'm a danish League of Legends player, and i've played League of Legends for about 5 years now. Currently i am Diamond III
I started to play Irelia for about 40 months ago, and i'm in love with this champion. Not because of her boobs, but because of the gameplay that she offers. Damage, Mobility and Tenacity are 3 things that i love.. 

5th(former) best Irelia in the world: http://imgur.com/sSr7EZZ




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