All Guides Irelia Guides [6.6]How to Irelia//Freelo to Diamond
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Irelia Statistics for How to Irelia

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

Value
Average
Games Played
50
3
Win %
48
44
Kills
7.2
6.6
Assists
5.3
5.3
Deaths
5.3
6.9
KA:D Ratio
2.4
1.7
Gold Earned
11.7K
11.4K
Creep Score
180.0
179.3
Average
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Summoner Spells Back to Top

This is pretty much what you're going to run ALWAYS, everything beyond that is troll/stupid.



At the current patch 12.pngoutclasses 14.pnghowever you can go for it if you're sure you can get an early kill and snowball the lane or against shit like 8.png23.png36.png to finish them.
12.pngagainst a 98.png is crucial.

New Runes Back to Top

Masteries Back to Top

I run two different setups -12/0/18- and -18/0/12- 


Insight is fundamental. The new CoC Mastery can be good some times, however fervor will be the best choice 99%.



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

Start ireliaequilibriumstrike.png against melee

Startireliagatotsu.png against ranged
Go for ireliahitenstyle.png against almost everything
Go for ireliaequilibriumstrike.png if you're against something you're sure you can burst without the ireliahitenstyle.png dmg or against high mobility squishy92.png238.png157.png55.png103.png ofc you can go for ireliahitenstyle.png against them too, its up to you.

Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    Its like a new flask with a little red buff from time to time, so yeah its pretty good for lane harassing/win hard trades at the early game.
    Usually you should start Corrupting Potion, but if you suck at csing early in the game(which is kinda hard with irelia) or if you're sure you can keep your mana up in the lane phase you can go for it.
    Decent start for a safe lane against early game AD's (e.g. Riven, Renekton)

Core Items

    This is a decent build for almost every game. Mercs over Tabi when against hard cc
    This is so strong vs Full AD, however, your damage will fall off in the late game as always.
    Vs Heavy ap with hard cc or poke, rarely used since the enemy adc is always a threat, Guardian Angel over Banshee's can be a good option

Situational Items

    Awesome for snowballing, gotta be careful as you can throw your lead easily with this build.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Diana
    Easy
  • Dr. Mundo
    Medium
  • Ekko
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Fizz
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Hard
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Hecarim
    Easy
  • Heimerdinger
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Medium
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Easy
  • Kha'Zix
    Easy
  • Kindred
    Medium
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Lulu
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Medium
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Hard
  • Nautilus
    Medium
  • Nidalee
    Easy
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Poppy
    Hard
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Rengar
    Easy
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Medium
  • Shen
    Medium
  • Shyvana
    Easy
  • Singed
    Medium
  • Sion
    Medium
  • Swain
    Medium
  • Tahm Kench
    Hard
  • Teemo
    Easy
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Hard
  • Udyr
    Medium
  • Vladimir
    Easy
  • Volibear
    Hard
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Xin Zhao
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Medium
  • Yorick
    Medium
  • Zed
    Easy

VS

Aatrox

Medium
You can start either2033.png or 1055.png depending on your playstyle

Not that hard at all, ask for an early gank, try to bait he's Q and get his passive. Keep your Q up for his second life, your Q E AA is usually enough to kill him before he can do anything once he revives.

The matchup will snowball pretty hard for both sides, if he gets a kill and you don't pop he's passive the lane or even the game is pretty much over for you..

VS

Darius

Hard

Maybe the worst matchup for irelia, there is not much you can do besides losing every creep. Ask for ganks and try not to die.


Its not an easy task, but once you get a kill you can snowball hard.
You prob cant do much until lvl 4 so if he chooses to zone you, you gotta accept that you will lose some minions.
Sometimes you can dodge hes dariuscleave.png by using ireliagatotsu.png on a near low minion, and then going back to the trade, if you manage to do this you can MAYBE win a 1v1(just maybe).
You can also dodge hes dariuscleave.png by ireliagatotsu.png him before the cast time is over since he wont hit anything that is too close to him.

Once you get your3078.png you can trade, however avoid it after 11

VS

Diana

Easy

Straight forward matchup, start 2033.png get your 3124.png and there is no way you can lose an all in if the lane is even.


You just destroy her burst potential with yourireliaequilibriumstrike.png both in lane phase and later in the game.

VS

Dr. Mundo

Medium
Start2033.png or 1055.png
After the changes, 36.png is very annoying with hes new Emasochism.png, you will most likely lose trades early in the game.
Go 14.png if you want to kill him.3033.png can be good as second item if you're snowballing.

VS

Ekko

Easy

Easy lane, its almost impossible to land a W ekkoW.png on irelia since you can just ireliagatotsu.png away

you will win every trade after lvl 3, it can be annoying sometimes because after 6 its kinda hard to kill him so you can't snowball that much.

You can get back to the game easily even if behind in this matchup, 3155.png can help.
rush 3124.png or 3078.png

VS

Fiora

Medium
Start either 2033.png or 1029.png
Hard lane, her all-in potential is better than irelia's with her Rfioradance.png, plus if she lands her Wfiorariposte.png on your Eireliaequilibriumstrike.png you're dead for sure.
Try baiting her W and maybe you can win some trades after lvl 4.
3078.png+3047.png
Never underestimate her dive potential after 6

VS

Fizz

Medium
2033.pngstart. Skill matchup, not much to say, fight him while he has no E fizzjump.png and you should be fine.

You can dodge his Efizzjump.png and Rfizzmarinerdoom.png by jumpingireliagatotsu.png on low minions, by doing this you can 100-0 him easily.

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Start 2033.png

It can be annoying if he plays like a bitch and keeps ulting at the botlane everytime, but after 3124.png there is no way he can stand your all in, specially with 14.png.
Usually if you play it the right way you'll be 3/0 in no time.

Go for heavy trades once he uses he's passive to get a creep.
At lvl 2 is a very good spot to squelch him since most 41.png players will not get removescurvy.png till lvl 3 and raisemorale.png is very easy to avoid.

VS

Garen

Hard

Start 2033.png.

Garen is stupid, even if you win the trades early in the game, he will just outsustain you.
garenslash3.png silence is so fucking annoying, you need to turn your Wireliahitenstyle.png on before he can silence you, this way you can maybe win a trade.

Stunning him while he is spinning is pretty much useless, and winning a 1v1 while even in the lane after lvl 6 is almost impossible.

VS

Gnar

Medium

Start 2033.png.

Even lane, 150.png players will either feed you or screw you so much.
One mistake can decide the lane for both sides.
Going for a minion while he is MEGA and past six can and most likely will either kill you or waste your 4.png. Chasing a gnar without your ireliagatotsu.png is NEVER a good idea 
A sweet spot for going agressive is at lvl 4 while he's mini or anytime past six when he's passive is at cooldown.

Try to ultireliatranscendentblades.png and Qireliagatotsu.png reset the wave while chasing se he wont kite you so easily.
3022.pngcan be an excellent choice

VS

Hecarim

Easy

Easy lane, after 120.png nerfs he's pretty easy to deal with. He cannot stand 39.png all-ins

Try to ireliatranscendentblades.png and ireliagatotsu.png reset the wave while chasing, keep your Q for his ult.
The more ireliahitenstyle.png points you have the easier it gets.

VS

Heimerdinger

Medium

Just farm what you can until lvl 7 and 3124.png and 74.png will melt.

If he has3.png or kills you under your turret while you have no 12.png the lane is over for you.

74.png are trolls so most of the times even if you lose the lane you'll win the game.

VS

Jarvan IV

Medium
2033.png or 1029.png start. Snowball lane, ask for an early jungle help, try to bait his Ejarvanivdemacianstandard.png+Qjarvanivdragonstrike.png at lvl 2 or 3 and there is no way he can survive a gank.

His early lvls are really strong, so its better to lose some creeps most of the time than fighting him before lvl 4 if your jungle is not going to help.

Once you get a kill its game over, however 59.png will still be able to one shot most of the carries even if losing lane.

VS

Jax

Medium

Skill matchup. Start2033.png or 1055.png

try to dodge his jaxcounterstrike.png by ireliagatotsu.png reseting a minion and then you'll win 90% of the time.
Avoid fighting 24.png after lvl 11 if you're even with him, you cannot kill him past 11.
lvl 4,7,9 or anytime he has no jaxcounterstrike.png is your time to shine.
 3047.png  and 3110.pngwill help a lot.

VS

Jayce

Easy

Easy lane, he cannot stand 39.png all in after the first or second base.

Try not getting harassed before lvl 4 and you're good to go.

VS

Kayle

Easy
2033.png or 1055.png.

39.png crush 10.png after lvl 4, keep all-ining until she is out of mana/go base and snowball the lane.
You can easily bait her ult if you're ahead, and then 100-0.

VS

Kennen

Easy
2033.png or 1054.png
He can be very annoying early in the game, but after you get your1037.png or a 3057.png. the lane is over, you can send him to base anytime you want.
if losing lane 3155.png is helpful.

VS

Kha'Zix

Easy
39.png just shit on 121.png the only thing that can be annoying sometimes is that he can be hard to catch.

VS

Kindred

Medium
2033.png or 1054.png
This is so fucked up early in the game, 203.png can one shot you at lvl 3, you MUST give up on some creeps and hopefully the lane will push towards you, after 1037.png or 3057.png/3044.png you're good to go. After 7 you crush him, keep your Qireliagatotsu.png for when his ultkindredR.png pops out.

VS

Lissandra

Medium
2033.png start
A good 127.png will rarely die w/o ganks, so don't be disappointed if it turns to be a "farm what you can lane" until lvl 7. She can't really kill you if you're healthy, just don't overstay, and don't go for stupid trades. a sweet spot to chunk her health bar is at lvl 4 if you play it correctly.3111.png and 3155.png will help if behind.

VS

Lulu

Medium
2033.png is the better choice.
Kinda like127.png , but the chances of her killing you are even lower, and she is even harder to kill. Try the cooldown game, once she uses a skill to farm, go for a lil trade early on, and all-ins later. After lvl 4 things get a lot easier and you can start shiting on her.3022.png or 3025.pngcan be helpful as a second item if you want to be an asshole.

VS

Malphite

Medium
2033.png is the way to go.
Most of the times it will be a farm lane, you can chunk him at lvl 4-10, beware with ganks.


VS

Maokai

Medium
2033.png start.
He is hard to kill but very easy to snowball, so if you're ahead just make him ragequit.
Get some points inireliahitenstyle.png and you will see his HP melting.
You can easily bait his ult maokaidrain3.png by pretending you're going for a heavy trade and just Qireliagatotsu.png back into a minion, then you will have something like 50 seconds to all-in him.

VS

Nasus

Hard

Dodge if you can, if you go against a good 75.png you better hope for 1 or 2 afks in the enemy team.

his Wwither.png just makes you useless. After first base you cant do anything to him, and like23.png he is hard to snowball.

VS

Nautilus

Medium
2033.pngstart. He is hard to kill early on but you can kill him after lvl 4

111.png can settle ganks really well so be careful.

He won't be able to kill you 1v1 unless you screw up.

VS

Nidalee

Easy
2033.png 1054.png are both good starts.
A good76.png will most likely screw you early on by AA abusing on toplane bushes, she can kill you easily at lvl 1-5.

After getting any of those 1037.png////3057.png////3044.png you can just shit on her.

VS

Olaf

Medium

This matchup is the difference between a good and a bad irelia, its all about not using your ireliaequilibriumstrike.png at his olafragnarok.png, and no, its not that hard. you can crush him at lvl 4 and you will win all-ins after 3124.png or 3078.png.

VS

Pantheon

Hard

start1029.png.

Really hard lane, he can just spampantheon_throw.png and you're screwd.

At lvl 6 and on you can win easily because his ult don't really help him at 1v1s

NERVER attempt to kill a 80.png while you are both low health, he will crit you and he's passive will save him.

VS

Poppy

Hard
2033.png start.
after CoC 78.png is unbeatable as irelia, try to not die and farm as much as you can.

bait her Wpoppyparagonofdemacia.png before using your Qireliagatotsu.png

VS

Renekton

Hard

Start 2033.png or 1029.png.

The early game is impossible, try to farm what you can till lvl 7 and 3124.png, then you just crush him.

The more points on ireliahitenstyle.png the easier it gets.

VS

Rengar

Easy
2033.png start.
Be careful with him getting lvl 2 first, he can kill you easily, specially with14.png
after lvl 4 Irelia destroys Rengar at any point of the game.
A  good107.png will always look for a midlane gank or a counter jungle after six, so keep your team aware if he is missing.
just get a 2043.png after each base and you can snowball him pretty hard.

VS

Riven

Medium

Skill matchup, you can all in her everytime she uses her Q in the wave.

Her 6 is stronger than yours, respect her cooldowns and Q away from her last riventricleave.png and rivenfengshuiengine.png if you can, you can either max ireliahitenstyle.png or ireliaequilibriumstrike.png.
The time is at your favor, at lvl 7-11 you just crush her.

VS

Rumble

Medium
2033.png start. This matchup is totally based on the 68.png player, he can either feed you or be the one that will make you say "i'm done with league".
Time is at your favor, Irelia destroys Rumble if you're even until the midgame
its kinda hard to farm under the turret as 68.png so its good to abuse that in the early game, however the lane tends to push towards you, which isn't bad since he is vulnerable to ganks.
Sweet spots are lvl 4,5,7,9 just don't get too much harassed by his Qrumbleflamethrower.png and you should be fine.

VS

Ryze

Medium
2033.pngstart. This varies accordingly to the 13.png player, 39.png win until he gets his core3027.png3048.png--after this, avoid fighting him or you will be like "what a balanced champion kappa" or "oh nice, he killed me before I could even move"

VS

Shen

Medium
2033.png start. 98.png is so fucking hard to kill, however he has no kill potential on you unless you dive him like a retard. 
Sooner or later you will start winning the trades, the only thing that sucks is that you can't really do anything about his shenstandunited.png global pressure. 
98.png can carry hard by just pressing R at the right time so pay attention, either hard push top or 12.png to help your team, or else, the game will snowball hard.
ofc avoid his Wshenfeint.png

VS

Shyvana

Easy

Start 1055.png or 2033.png.

There is no stage of the game where 102.png can 1v1 39.png unless she's really fed.
if she decided to go 3068.png and 3047.png things might get a little harder.
if she goes for 3153.png you will destroy her in 1v1s.
Avoid fighting 102.png if she lands her shyvanafireball.png on you.
go for heavy trades while her Wshyvanaimmolationaura.png is at cooldown.

VS

Singed

Medium
2033.png start.
Your killing potential on him is very low, just try to farm and be careful with ganks, Irelia will be way more useful later in the game.

Getting early1001.png may help a lot.
3044.png and 3022.png will help chasing.(ofc always avoid chasing a 27.png unless you're totally sure you can kill him)

VS

Sion

Medium
2033.png or 1055.png. Not a hard matchup, you start winning hard at lvl 4 and you can easily dodge his Qcrypticgaze.png by either sidestepping or Qireliagatotsu.png on a near minion, the same for his ultcannibalism.png.
14.png roamings can be really annoying so keep your team aware.

VS

Swain

Medium
2033.png start.
After lvl 6 50.png is almost impossible to kill.
he can harass you really hard before lvl 4.
go 14.png if you want to win lane easily, it counters swain really hard.

VS

Tahm Kench

Hard
2033.png start, rushing some magic resist can help a bit.
His base damage is INSANE, and his tahmkenchQ.png hitbox is fucked up, at 6 and 7 you can all in him, he's very hard to kill tho.

After 3124.png things get so much easier.

VS

Teemo

Easy

What about this matchup.. 17.png players are either a fool or satan himself so beware(or not).

Make sure to not press ireliagatotsu.png while blinded blindingdart.png and you should be fine.
you can 100-0 him after first base/lvl 7.

You will probably get killed before first base if he has 14.png. if you get low, go base and tp back, he can easily dive you and you cant do much about it. 

Usually a 17.png with even 2 kills ahead will still lose the 1v1 after lvl 7 or so againt 39.png so don't get desperate if you died once or twice.

VS

Trundle

Medium
2033.png or 1055.png are fine.
You can start winning trades at lvl 4, be careful with his lvl 6 bcs trundlepain.pngwill make him impossible to kill in a 1v1, you can try to bait his ult and run away until it pops off(you will not be able to run if he have his E and W up so be careful).
avoid fighting him at his W or you will lose most trades.
Long trades are never a good idea.

VS

Tryndamere

Hard
23.png is a pain in the ass, you can only win pre 6 and you will need a gank for sure, you're not stronger than him in any stage of the game, he is pretty hard to snowball too.

3047.png and 14.png will help a lot

VS

Udyr

Medium
2033.png start. The early game can be a little tricky, but sooner or later irelia starts crushing 77.png. Straight forward matchup, go for trades after lvl 4.

VS

Vladimir

Easy
2033.pngstart, you can harass him at lvl 1 as long as you dont get a lot of creep aggro
at lvl 4 you crush him.
Dont let it push towards your turret.

Go for 14.png and freelo <3

VS

Volibear

Hard

Impossible lane, just dodge or cry.

VS

Wukong

Medium
2033.png start. His early game is way stronger than Irelia's specially if he decided to go 14.png
so be careful early on and NEVER use your Eireliaequilibriumstrike.png on the clone monkeykingdecoy.png or at best scenario you will be forced to base.

62.pngcan settle really good ganks so be careful.
39.png start winning at lvl 7+.1319.png can be helpful.

VS

Xin Zhao

Medium

Start 2033.png or 1055.png.

Very hard at the early game(specially at lvl 2) kinda like 59.png, the matchup tends to go on irelia's favor.
you can start trading after lvl 4 or first base.

VS

Yasuo

Medium
2033.png 1029.png are both fine.
157.png can harass you really hard at lvl 1-2, start trading at lvl 4, and be careful with his level 6(if you are low health, he can just 4.png+yasuoE.png+yasuoQ.png+yasuoR.png and you're dead.)
it's like 92.png matchup, a well timed 4.png will win your lane for sure.
39.png tends to get stronger than 157.png specially if you build 3047.png.
You can snowball really hard if you get a kill, however a fed 157.png can be waaaay harder to deal with than a fed 39.png specially after 30 minute mark.

VS

Yorick

Medium

 start.2033.png

no one really plays 83.png anymore, he can't really kill you unless you mess up, and he cannot stand irelia all-ins after 3124.png

VS

Zed

Easy
2033.png or 1055.png
Easy, all you gotta do is all in him, he can't do anything about your stun before getting a 3140.png.
39.png counters 238.png so much, but you can still be outplayed.

go for standard build path.

Who am I Back to Top

A random only Irelia player currently at Diamond V with more than 1k games experience with her.


Just wanted to share my knowledge with lower elo players who like playing39.png

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