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All Guides Irelia Guides S4/S5 Challenger Irelia Guide 4K+ Games Experience Updated for Season 5
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Irelia Statistics for Irelia Carries U

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

Value
Average
Games Played
279
6
Win %
62
44
Kills
8.2
6.5
Assists
6.8
6.8
Deaths
4.5
6.2
KA:D Ratio
3.4
2.1
Gold Earned
12.6K
11.7K
Creep Score
209.2
173.5
Average

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Summoner Spells Back to Top

Telpeort outclasses ignite unless you are in mid lane or against swain, I strongly suggest getting used to teleport as it gives u a ton more pressure and a ton more kill opportunities bottom or anywhere on the map

Also the ability to come to lane as lvl 2 (by killing wolves/raptors and tping back to lane)
guide on hitting lvl 2 as irelia:



also my stream/youtube if interested 

Runes Back to Top

  • 9x
    +0.95 attack damage Greater Mark of Attack Damage
  • 9x
    +0.16 magic resist per level Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
  • 9x
    +1.33 health per level Greater Seal of Scaling Health
  • 2x
    +4.5% attack speed Greater Quintessence of Attack Speed
  • 1x
    +4.26 armor Greater Quintessence of Armor

 
my channel for each patch updated runes


Masteries Back to Top

1/1
4/4
0/4
1/1
0/1
3/3
0/3
1/1
1/1
1/1
0/1
3/3
1/1
0/3
0/3
1/1
0/1
3/3
0/1
1/1

Offense: 21

2/2
2/2
0/2
0/2
1/1
3/3
0/1
0/1
1/1
0/3
0/3
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/4
0/1
0/1

Defense: 9

0/1
0/3
0/3
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/3
0/1
0/1
0/1
0/3
0/2
0/1
0/3
0/1

Utility: 0

21/9 is just the best for Irelia because it gives you so much stats for penetration and damage and makes it a lot easier to finish people off whereas with 9/21 you'd struggle, she scales really well from AD but she cant itemize for it efficiently so you might as well get it from somewhere ^^



Abilities Back to Top

Passive
q
2
14
15
17
18
w
3
4
5
7
9
e
1
8
10
12
13
r
6
11
16

E first vs melee (at lvl 1)

Q first vs range (at lvl 1)


Max E vs something that is squishy like quinn ryze etc

Max W vs anything that gets tanky first

R>W>E>Q
or
R>E>W>Q


Items Back to Top

Starting Items

    vs anything
    vs something like pantheon
    1v2 lane

Core Items

    standard
    more damage orientated build/magical damage very useful if your team needs magical damage
    2nd offensive item if you feel that you need it
    if u want max cdr with some damage

Situational Items

    Its a decent item vs more bursty teams or high penetration teams, only situational, i only get this vs say a team stacked of annie zed riven lee or something.
    these are also a nice pair if snowballing
    pretty decent with your ultimate, but other items are better, its ok if your team is like all ad and their team is stacking armor
    This is a decent item, esp if they have a karthus or leblanc, i dont like it but its a decent magic resist choice, decent in lane too
    Its ok against teams that are more about kiting, say lulu kayle singed etc, it would be decent then, after trinity
    These are fine vs something like malzahar, annie, nocturne etc, can really make the difference
    vs a lot of auto attackers its really good and cheap armor item
    makes your team a lot tankier, get it if no one has it and their team has a bit of magical damage
    if you feel that their adc is just a little too hard to finish off

I normally will tell you to experiment everything for yourself to find what you like best and always build according to the situation.

Matchups Back to Top

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

  • Aatrox
    Medium
  • Akali
    Medium
  • Cho'Gath
    Medium
  • Darius
    Hard
  • Dr. Mundo
    Easy
  • Fiora
    Medium
  • Gangplank
    Easy
  • Garen
    Medium
  • Gnar
    Medium
  • Gragas
    Medium
  • Hecarim
    Medium
  • Heimerdinger
    Medium
  • Jarvan IV
    Easy
  • Jax
    Medium
  • Jayce
    Easy
  • Karthus
    Easy
  • Kassadin
    Easy
  • Kayle
    Easy
  • Kennen
    Medium
  • Kha'Zix
    Easy
  • Lee Sin
    Easy
  • Lissandra
    Medium
  • Malphite
    Medium
  • Maokai
    Medium
  • Nasus
    Medium
  • Nidalee
    Medium
  • Nunu
    Medium
  • Olaf
    Medium
  • Pantheon
    Hard
  • Poppy
    Easy
  • Quinn
    Medium
  • Renekton
    Hard
  • Riven
    Medium
  • Rumble
    Medium
  • Ryze
    Easy
  • Shen
    Easy
  • Shyvana
    Medium
  • Singed
    Medium
  • Sion
    Medium
  • Soraka
    Easy
  • Swain
    Medium
  • Teemo
    Medium
  • Trundle
    Medium
  • Tryndamere
    Medium
  • Udyr
    Medium
  • Vayne
    Easy
  • Vladimir
    Medium
  • Volibear
    Hard
  • Warwick
    Easy
  • Wukong
    Medium
  • Yasuo
    Easy
  • Yorick
    Easy
  • Zac
    Medium
  • Zed
    Easy

VS

Aatrox

Medium

This lane can go either way, i feel like Aatrox has the advantage from lvl 1-4 but after 4+ Irelia starts winning the trades until he gets a 3153_32.png if the lane has went even, otherwise if irelia gets a slight lead its massive snowball.


I really recommend rushing 3057_32.png if you have 1200g if not phage components into sheen against him into a 3078_32.png
 once you get a 3057_32.png you can burst him REALLY hard


R>E>W>Q or R>W>E>Q are both fine

VS

Akali

Medium

Match up is a ton easier since her nerfs

I hate laning against akali as her shroud can be popped to avoid her W however she is really squishy, i really recommend having a pink ward after the first back just incase, if you do pop your W before hers (only if u cant bait her shroud otherwise) stun her auto q before she can put her shroud it will chunk her nicely.

Also if you pop your W first and she pops her shroud, your W will be up first so you have a small window of time to all in her while her shroud is down.

If you kill her once, you will always 100-0 her when she comes back to lane, same goes for you if you lose though so try to NEVER die to her in lane


 sheen first if you have 1200g if not phage first (phage components 1028_32.png1036_32.png)


always remember 2043_32.png


either 

R>E>W>Q or R>W>E>Q

VS

Cho'Gath

Medium

Max W press W before he silences you, then try to avoid the circle, should be a piece of cake match up after lvl 4, his lvl 6 is strong so be careful of that


he gets tanky but as long as you dont get hit by all of his abilities you should be fine but there will be a point where he is unkillable unless he builds a lot of damage 

VS

Darius

Hard

This guy is like one of the best picks if not the best pick against irelia in my opinion I feel like he just squashes her if he plays correctly, however you can still beat him at certain points but ITS RISKY.


at lvl 6 your all-in potential is better than his if you open up with your ultimate, do not over commit after your hiten style ends because you will spell your own demise. 

Let him q you early on so that it pushes the lane 122_64.png is really weak to ganks and if you get a kill on him the lane is pretty much done for him, 

lvl 6-11 you can fight, if the lane goes even after that, i would avoid fighting him unless you've won before,

rush trinity

also if you are afraid of fighting him just farm what you can and roam to help your team

R>W>E>Q if u wish to fight R>E>W>Q to farm out/get ganks

VS

Dr. Mundo

Easy

Go flask, auto him early on with e-auto attacks as he has no real answer other than a cleaver but you can just hide behind creeps to avoid it while bullying him, after 4 you have real kill potential over him, you can duel him just fine later levels too, just make sure to get him to half health before all-inning  so you can safely secure the kill so he cannot survive with his ultimate



REMEMBER DONT GET SHEEN COMPONENTS, ONLY RUSH SHEEN IF 1200G 
>3057_32.png->3044_32.png->3078_32.png

R>W>E>Q max order

VS

Fiora

Medium

After the ult changes to fiora (each time her ult hits an opponent damage goes up by 40%) I feel like she is a force to be reckoned with

Anyway, start flask 3 pots,  and early on at lvl 1 u can e auto her over n over again, it hurts her a ton, and her sustain is limited as most start d blade 1 potion/sword 3 pots, if you do this well enough she will be zoned by the time you hit lvl 2 as she cant really trade with you when shes under 1/2, abuse your potions over her

After lvl 4 it gets even easier, just try to bait her riposte before going in on her all-in because it can hurt you even though irelias true damage goes through, if you kill her once its game over, just be careful of her level 6 as its damage is ridiculous if you let her open up first. 

3047_32.png is really helpful

max order: R>E>W>Q

be really careful of her level 6, also if you are under half she can dive you under your turret unless you're ahead of her


key point is to fight/all in her when you are healthy

VS

Gangplank

Easy

Its gonna be really rare for you to vs gankplank, but basically avoid fighting him lvl 1-3 after that this lane should be extremely easy, wear him down if you do not have ignite so that his orange doesnt save him and then burst him after hes 3/4 hp when cds are back up, irelia is super strong vs gankplank


3047_32.png negates a lot of his damage/poke

dont get cheesed early (lvl 1-3) and you pretty much auto win this as long as you don't over commit when your w is down

R>W>E>Q

VS

Garen

Medium

This match up will be annoying early before the first back or level 7, basically what you want to do is turn your W on before his silence hits you and auto him during his spin and when he tries to run away follow up with your Q and E, R if its post 6, you can beat him at lvl 4-5 but imo its not worth fighting him that early since he will sustain through it while you burn your mana pool, level 7/9 tend to be the best points


trinity rush and R>W>E>Q max order

if he does beat you early on, you still destroy him at lvl 9.

VS

Gnar

Medium

Kind of annoying due to his infinte poke and his annoying mega gnar form, you will lose this just like vs ryze pre level 4 but even after lvl 4 you have to be vary of his big form.


I really recommend asking for ganks as he will end up shoving you in and starting flask 3 potions, you can all in him by saving your q for his jump away after q'ing a minion beside him or walking beside him and stunning

dont overcommit as he can chase u down if u start to lose

avoid mega gnar form unless you can guarantee winning the trade

R>W>E>Q as he builds tanky, need true dmg

VS

Gragas

Medium

Can be annoying but its pretty even in my opinion, you can take teleport or ignite but i prefer ignite, u can trade autos with him early on but make sure you kite out the minions so you dont take too much creep damage normally starting your stun and E autoing him early will chunk him a bit, stand behind your creeps to not get body slammed as it does a bit of damage and stuns you long enough for his combo, just be careful not to get ulted into his turret and kite him around your minions so you do not eat a full on body slam combo as its pretty much how you can lose this match up and obviously avoiding his empowered W, if he uses it you can go on him with E turn W start autoing and Q before it ends also being aggressive early if you can manage to not receive much in return


R>E>W>Q or R>W>E>Q

VS

Hecarim

Medium

It can be either hard or easy, he wins vs you from lvl 1-6 but after 7 as you put more points in your W you can start dueling him.


Max order R>W>E>Q 

try to fight him before he gets his q stacked up on the minions and avoid over-committing 

remember the more points in your W the easier it is

and be careful from his ignite

VS

Heimerdinger

Medium

Its really annoying to lane against this guy as any melee


Farm safely, you can all-in him as he gets to lane before he can set up his turrets, after he sets them up avoid fighting him.

You can 100-0 easily after 3078_32.png, but avoid fighting in his turrets or you will feel the power of dong.

R>E>W>Q

VS

Jarvan IV

Easy

Jarvan is easy. At lvl 2 you have to be careful because he can easily chunk ~1/4 of your health i just the EQ combo and proc his passive for a total of  1/2 your health. After lvl 4-5 ish you start to have the advantage because your true damage and consistent damage is too much for him to handle.


Jarvan has a great upfront damage but no follow up, just make sure to return damage after he does his combo on you and punish him greatly

trinity force rush

R>W>E>Q or R>E>W>Q 

VS

Jax

Medium

Its slightly in favor of him overall but imo Irelia has the advantage from lvl 6-11, and until he gets tanky,

after lvl 11 his ult damage becomes too high for irelia to handle unless she builds up a lead before that which isnt hard.

After lvl 4 you can start autoing him to see if you can bait out his counterstrike, if you can, after his e ends, just stun him back turn your W on and you will win, this goes until lvl 11 but if hes a decent jax he will try his best to wait for your W before popping his E

but if you pop your w before his e, start autoing him, and moving back in your creep wave, if he activates his e you will be able to avoid it unless he leaps on you in which case you would stun him dodge the stun and q back into him to slap his ass before your hiten style ends.

Or if you max your e just focus on short burst until he is in all in range

you can also juke out the stun by q'ing a low hp creep before the stun hits you and q back into him to continue trading.

sheen phage into tri force


R>E>W>Q max order, maxed stun helps you outplay his counterstrike and poke him until he is low enough for the kill (stun auto attack back away or stun auto WQ and back away)

VS

Jayce

Easy

Play passive till about level 6, make sure you keep your Q for his knock back, q a minion beside him so your q is still up for it OR you can wait for him to swap forms and you have 5 seconds to do whatever you want to him before he can swap back if he is avoiding low hp creeps.


phage will make this match up a breeze

R>E>W>Q


VS

Karthus

Easy

He can be scary if it goes late enough in the lane, although before this it should be easy after you get a sheen


do not underestimate his Q damage, try to avoid it and all in him before he lands too many

leave minions around you low enough to q out of his defile if you do end up killing him

exchanging kills with karthus is never worth it

R>E>W>Q or R>W>E>Q

VS

Kassadin

Easy

I've been seeing kassadin top lately, imo its a really easy match up just make sure you max W because of his Q absorbing magical damage, try to rush a sheen and u can bully him after lvl 4

VS

Kayle

Easy

As long as you dont die pre level 4, this should be an easy lane, just make sure to run movement speed against her and use your q after she makes some distance or before your w ends to get the most out of it.


just rush a tri force, once u get a sheen its ezpz

just make sure not to die early or it may be a little difficult, dont use your ult, try to snipe her with it after she uses hers

R>E>W>Q max order

VS

Kennen

Medium

He can be reaaaaaaaaaallllly annoying at lvl 1-4 but if you make it safely past those levels it will be a breeze, your passive counters his stun passive thing and once you get mercs it shouldnt affect you at all.


Start flask 3 pots play safe and try not to eat too much poke rush 2 doran blades and mercs into trinity against him, if you want to play this safe wait until you get your double dorans

Use your q after he stuns you so that you can stick to him as long as possible

run movement speed quints against him

Just survive the early, it only gets worse for him after that

Max order

R>E>W>Q or R>W>E>Q (max E if hes rushing zhonya, max W if rlyais)

VS

Kha'Zix

Easy

Just play safe at lvl 1-3 after that you should win as long as you try to avoid being isolated, imo after your sheen you dont even have to worry about isolation, just stun him turn your w on and unleash hell, its really in favor of you as long as u dont let him establish lane dominance at lvl 1-4


Rush trinity force

R>E>W>Q max order

VS

Lee Sin

Easy

Lee sin can be really easy to somewhat frustrating. His early can be annoying if he starts his q first with ignite and try to cheese you 

still, you can E auto him early on for some nice damage since he cant do anything about it, you start winning trades at lvl 5/7/9, most of them rush a tiamat->hydra so they're really squishy and vulnerable to your insane lvl 9, you snowball really hard off of Lee if you do win, while u can always rely on your stun to get away from him if you fall behind

Irelia is also one of the few champions that can keep up with his mobility if used correctly 

R>E>W>Q or R>W>E>Q either is fine


VS

Lissandra

Medium

She can be annoying pre lvl 6, I suggest maxing E against her and rushing sheen, once it is level 6+ and you have your sheen you can all in her and kill her without any issue if u do not fall behind.


flask 3 potions and start Q first, take E 2nd and a point in w 3rd and max R>E>W>Q

try to let her shove you in pre 6 make sure you have teleport to get a free base if you get harassed down too much.

I only set this match up as medium as she can be very annoying but shouldnt be hard to beat

max order

R>E>W>Q

VS

Malphite

Medium

It should be pretty easy to farm, it can be annoying after he gets a sunfire or frozen heart/omen but before that it should be a breeze, his mana costs are even worse than yours, i suggest going flask 3 potions either movespeed quints or a lot of attack speed and go aggressive after lvl 4-5 and whittle him down for an early kill to snowball


other than that if the lane goes even after he gets a sunfire or something i would just focus on farming and roaming to snowball your team.

he doesnt really have any kill potential unless you really mess up

R>W>E>Q or R>E>W>Q

VS

Maokai

Medium

Can be annoying but is relatively easy once you play Irelia enough (only reason i listed as medium difficulty)

I focus on farming in this lane until I get to lvl 4/5 and start going aggressive

He cannot take your consistent true damage as long as you do not let him kite you around as u turn on your W.

Also bear in mind his q can interrupt your q

His kill potential on you is also really low however he does set up ganks really well so be careful

VS

Nasus

Medium

This lane isnt hard, he doesnt really have kill potential over you until way later, you can focus on roaming and winning the game while he ramps up because he forces his team to play a 4v5, otherwise you can win the lane early on and snowball of it, you can take your q at lvl 1 and then take 2 pts into your hiten style at lvl 3 while skipping a point in equilibrium strike, this will greatly boost your damage at lvl 3 and you can chunk him hard during this time.


R>W>E>Q max order


VS

Nidalee

Medium

It can be really easy or really hard it depends on how the early levels go. If she pokes you enough this can be a very annoying lane and you can lose really hard because its almost impossible to run away from nidalee 


Start flask 3 potions. and get your Q first, get whatever minions you can, try to remain healthy until lvl 6+. after lvl 6+ you will start out trading her as she does not really have a power spike at lvl 6 so it gives you an edge, simlar to the jayce match up but a lot more dangerous early on. 

>3044_32.png->3057_32.png->3078_32.png

 3057_32.png first if you have enough to buy it in ONE back

Safe levels to all in her are 6+ 

R>E>W>Q (if she builds squishy) R>W>E>Q (if she builds tanky)

VS

Nunu

Medium

He is kind of annoying with his snowballs but honestly he shouldnt have kill potential on you. You can go aggressive after lvl 4 or so and just try to whittle him down and kill with ignite, if not just farm it out and you pretty much outscale him in team fights 




Just rush a trinity force should be a piece of cake unless he cheeses you at lvl 1-3

VS

Olaf

Medium

Against olaf, you can e auto him early on quite a bit or just respond that way if he comes up to e you, you will do similar damage and you should just be vary of his lvl 2-3 as it is much much stronger than yours.


After lvl 4 you gain the upperhand again if you have remained fairly healthy from before, let him walk up to e you, stun him back turn your w on and make him eat a full rotation, it normally is enough to kill him or finish him off in the 2nd rotation and snowball from there.

at lvl 6 its also a good point as your ultimate is better for all ins at rank 1 against him

avoid fighting him after he gets a bit tankier unless you've already built up a lead before

R>W>E>Q

VS

Pantheon

Hard

This guy is just a pain in the ass early on, but you should play safe and start cloth 5 as you dont really need the mana sustain from flask since u will avoid trading him, a good time to fight him is lvl 6 as he doesnt really have a clear ultimate that helps him in an all in


you can rush tabi if it makes you feel any better, however the sooner you get a sheen, the easier you can all in him

other than that try not to blow your q on him when his passive is up as it will block your q.

R>E>W>Q max

VS

Poppy

Easy

poppy's hardest counter is irelia, simply wait for more points in your W as her passive doesnt affect your true damage and you can just destroy her with it, it wont even be close, you have to really mess up to lose this one


R>W>E>Q for obvious reasons (tru dmgz)

VS

Quinn

Medium

This can be an annoying match up until level 6 or even a tabi +sheen because of her powerful early game+knockback and blind it makes it difficult to win exchanges vses her.


I really recommend starting cloth 5 or dorans shield 1 potion with armor quints and farming whatever you can while returning some damage back so you dont take it for free, if you see an opportunity you have kill potetnial after you get a sheen or have enough points in your E.



this match up is fairly easy with the new E max, she wont be able to do much vs you unless she dumps on you lvl 1-3

R>E>W>Q

VS

Renekton

Hard

Annoying lane, i suggest starting cloth 5 against him, he is actually pretty easy to deal with once you have enough experience with irelia but he will always be a nuissance due to his stupid sustain early on and easy ways to bully you with no mana costs


fight after lvl 7, you should win trades after that, level 9 is auto gg if you have went even in this lane

I recommend playing passive early unless you're recieving a gank, let him shove you and farm safely under turret and accept that you will have to base before him

R>W>E>Q max order 

example match ups:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azt4lR4bWBk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzdtUDwyOcg

VS

Riven

Medium

This lane can vary from really easy to really hard depending on how good the riven player is.


I would try to e auto her early on as much as possible before she hits lvl 2 as her lvl 1 isnt great and she is squishy esp after the nerfed to her Q base damage, if she goes on you with her q's early on, dont be afraid and auto her back as she q's you and throw your e at her, outsustain 92_64.png's 1055_32.png2003_32.png  or 1036_32.png2003_32.png2003_32.png2003_32.pngwith your 2041_32.png x 32003_32.png , at lvl 2-3 be more careful and after 4 try to get her to stun you before stunning her back and turning your w on, start autoing her and q her before your hiten ends, avoid hitting her shield, just wait for 1.5 seconds for it to wear out and then Q her

Its much safer to wait for a sheen

max order

R>E>W>Q


VS

Rumble

Medium

It greatly depends on the rumble's skill level, if he's good it can be an annoying lane, if hes not it should be a breeze.


Play passive and just farm till lvl 7, rumble is really strong vs champions with not great early games pre lvl 7 and you can get abused quite a lot

Just be careful on getting kited and do not over commit as he can just turn on you with his flamespitter when your hiten style ends and you will not have an answer for it

It is recommended that you walk behind him after each auto attack to avoid his flamespitter/electroharpoon damage. 

Fight after level 7+ preferably also with a sheen


R>W>E>Q

example match up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNNqaWJoMJ0

VS

Ryze

Easy

It can only be annoying if he gets to poke you a ton at lvl 1-3, if you play safe till about level 4, it should be pretty easy, as long as you keep your Q for his W root/snare and run movement speed quints so he cannot kite you as easily.


I recommend rushing 2 dorans into a sheen against him with mercs threads 

I feel like irelia is the best melee against ryze 

R>E>W>Q

VS

Shen

Easy

He cant really kill you unless you screw up early and after lvl 4 you just take a massive dump on his chest, assuming you dont get cheesed at lvl 2 as he does a bunch of damage with the lizard buff if you arent careful ( a lot of smite/teleport shens are appearing)


also level 6 is another great point to fight him as his ultimate wont really help him in an all in.
R>W>E>Q

VS

Shyvana

Medium

Its really an easy match up for me after her nerfs but you might struggle, early on you can bully her with e and auto attacks but be careful of her lvl 2/3 as it is stronger than yours.


You should beat her after lvl 4 just do not over commit and make use out of your 2041_32.png and potions to get the best out of trades and force her to fight on your terms.


She only becomes an issue if you let her bully you around without returning damage or once she gets tanky enough (2+ items)

R>W>E>Q

Try to pressure her before she gets tanky especially since most of them go smite/teleport now it should also make it easy to gank her

VS

Singed

Medium

Should be fairly easy as long as you dont let him do too much damage at lvl 2-3, at lvl 1 you can bully him quite hard with e and autoattacks while kiting him out as he cant really do anything about it at lvl 1



Use your q after his fling to avoid being kited as much as possible, you cant really kill him unless ahead once he gets his 3116_32.png as sticking to him will be next to impossible.
R>W>E>Q


VS

Sion

Medium

Can be easy or hard depending on how you play the early game


you lose from level 1-4, however if u can stun and auto him go for it at lvl 1

pop his shield before he pops it to avoid the damage

Max W

start going aggressive after level 4+, sweetspots vs sion as irelia are 4,5,7,9. The later this lane goes the more u scratch rather than do anything to him so after a certain point u wont be able to kill him unless u've snowballed before. level 5 is my favorite point to start bullying him in lane, just try to minimize harass u take from him pre level 4.

also when he ults don't keep running in a straight direction away from him, sides tend to be a lot better

VS

Soraka

Easy

Not played in lane anymore but just in her memory

she was ez

jk she just healed and pushed the lane in u never want the old soraka back

VS

Swain

Medium

Can be fairly hard to kill if you do not bring ignite unless you kill him before lvl 6, and snowball that way


Generally he's just going to look to push you and harass you under your turret so try to avoid that.

You can go aggressive vs Swain either at lvl 1 with Q start and harassing him down as most start dorans ring 2 potions which u can easily outsustain with flask however it is risky and it is preferable to wait for sheen

R>W>E>Q or R>E>W>Q max order 

VS

Teemo

Medium

i honestly find this match up really easy but if you're new to irelia it can me annoying/difficult, i normally use movement speed quints against him to stick to him, play passive till about level 4+ and you just take a dump on him, after 6 try to have weird pathing when all inning him to avoid the shrooms, double dorans into a sheen for best efficiency against him.


if hes ap it should be a walk in the park, if hes ad it can be annoying but if you kill him once its just game over for him

R>E>W>Q max order, take q at lvl 1, e at lvl 2, w at lvl 3 and then max your stun

VS

Trundle

Medium

Not played as much but i feel like irelia is pretty decent against him as his chomp thing doesnt affect her true damage, you can e auto him early on but i recommend not to.


You can start fighting him after lvl 3-5 really easily as you do crush him at those levels.

At lvl 6+ i recommend fighting in short trades to whittle him down to safely all in with ignite as his ult makes him really hard to duel as any melee if you are trapped with his pillar when you are both fairly healthy.

I recommend not fighting him after lvl 11/botrk unless you've gotten ahead of him before.

R>W>E>Q

VS

Tryndamere

Medium

This match up can be easy if you play everything PERFECT, but if you do not it only gets worse for you, you win at lvl 7/9 as long as you remain healthy beforehand, if he gets a small lead over you it will be really difficult to kill/beat him and you just have to watch him outscale you.


I like to start cloth 5/flask against him and play passive till lvl 4 and look for opportunities to trade with him after, ignite near the end of his ult if you wish to kill him (if u took ignite that is)

it is really easy if the lane has went even at lvl 7 and you get your dmg ramp up items such as a sheen
you have a window of time to beat him before 23_64.png gets his blade of the ruined king and snowball it hard in your favor

other than that you shouldnt have trouble against him after the early levels and till later.

R>W>E>Q or R>E>W>Q if u play passive and wait for a gank or two

VS

Udyr

Medium

They dont play this champ top anymore but if he does appear, i do run flask against him, you can e auto him over n over early on but you do have to be careful at lvl 1-4 if he gets on you as tiger stance does a LOT of damage early levels


A safe point to all in him is level 6 as his ultimate doesnt really help him in an all in

R>W>E>Q

Don't overcommit when w is down and you should be fine post 6

VS

Vayne

Easy

It will be annoying early on but tbh irelia is one of the best melees against vayne.


Play passive lvl 1-4 and after lvl 4, a q creep right beside her, stun her and start smacking her, save your Q for her condemn and it normally will be enough to kill her straight up, even after 6, she can be annoying with her ultimate but as long as you catch her with the stun she wont have a chance

R>E>W>Q max order

VS

Vladimir

Medium

Should be fairly easy if you dont let him poke you a ton pre level 4, just make sure after level 4 when you do fight him its an all in, 8_64.png is really weak against all ins, ignite him when he is under half while all inning him to make his pool heal him for less and pretty much kill himself with it.


It can be troubling if he gets ahead but you should squash him at lvl 7/9 as long as you dont let him poke you too hard

if you want to be safe in all inning him you can also build a hexdrinker as it counters his ult after trinity force

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VS

Volibear

Hard

He can toss you around early on but if you play it safe enough till lvl 4 you should be ok if he goes on you just turn your W on make him eat a rotation, chunk to over 50% before you all in him as his passive is a lot of free hp. 


Rush trinity force and just farm if you cannot kill him as he is a hard nut to crack, just focus on outscaling him in team fights as he just gets kited other than that you have kill potential if you can chunk him to 1/2 before all-inning him, at lvl 4/5 he doesnt really have an answer to you and at lvl 7/9 you start to win again.

Just try not to die at lvl 1-3, 6 and it should be fine lvl 7/9 are the sweet spot for fighting him

R>W>E>Q

main reason i put him as hard is because he tends to be the test between a good irelia and a bad irelia, a good irelia will beat volibear 9/10 of the time

VS

Warwick

Easy

Should be pretty ok, he can be annoying but as long as you dont screw up i think it should be fairly easy he cant really bully you so its okay to start dorans blade if you wish


you can safely all in him after lvl 4, it can get annoying past lvl 9 if the lane is even as his sustain is kind of annoying but overall an easy match up for irelia 

VS

Wukong

Medium

Can be hard if he cheeses you at lvl 1-3 but honestly if you make it past lvl 4 while remaining healthy you should be fine.


Stun him before he clones and burst him first


rush 3057_32.png >3078_32.png

After 6 dont be afraid of his ult just make sure you use yours when you are above 50% so you dont get cut off with ignite to get a max heal

R>E>W>Q

VS

Yasuo

Easy

Should be really easy as long as you dont get cheesed before lvl 4, his kit gets dominated by yours, save your q when he tries to kite you around and use your ult after u q to him to avoid it being blocked by windwall


R>E>W>Q or R>W>E>Q
example match up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywOGQ3NxGyI

tri force rush pbv

VS

Yorick

Easy

Honestly i dont think yorick should give you any issues other than being annoying, you can sustain off his ghouls as well and your damage is way higher than his after lvl 4+, just make sure not to play the poke war with him but just straight up all in.


It gets a bit more annoying after he gets tankier but before he's squishy AF and if you establish dominance during that time you just snowball really hard off of him.

IF you cant just farm it out his kill potential on you is like next to zero assuming you don't let him stand on top of you and spam ghouls

R>W>E>Q

VS

Zac

Medium

Zac can be annoying but you should do fine against him after lvl 4, your kill potential is kind of low on him while his passive is up but if its not up its fairly easy to kill him. Other than that its mostly a farm lane, he cant kill you either unless you mess up as well.


I would suggest rushing 2 doran blades into mercs into trinity or just right into mercs and trinity and just get your core items asap and do your thing in team fights as u dont really have kill potential over him but neither does he

its kind of like vsing malphite.

R>W>E>Q max order

VS

Zed

Easy

This match up is almost easier than poppy, just play safe till about lvl 4 and then he really has no chance against you, save your q for his W shadow when he tries to run away, he really shouldnt give u issues, go for 2 doran blades and tabi with flask start against him.


R>W>E>Q or R>E>W>Q

Runes Back to Top

for updates on rune pages if i ever change them check out my youtube channel


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8sBHzUl_ba5U67jiUyFXCg

About Me Back to Top

Irelia has been my main champion ever since i took ranked seriously, I went all the way from silver to challenger with her, i even play her mid jung support adc, and its just fun! 


I hit challenger twice with her on the North American server with the accounts, Irelia Carries U and Bronze 5 Irelia

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I do explain my actions quite a bit on what i build, what i do in certain situations on my twitch and i normally am pretty interractive with my twitch chat, if you wish to check that out its right here:


and my yt channel for more match up guides:



Irelia is overall a great champion, that can beat any lane if played right, she doesnt necessarily hard counter anyone and is not hard countered either.


She is amazing for outplaying people under your turret :D


examples:




and on my main account

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challenger in s5:
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Irelia's Early/Mid/Late Back to Top

Irelia's early isnt too bad, your lvl 1 is actually quite potent, 2-3 are ok you just have to return damage for anyone disrespecting your early game. She quickly ramps up after lvl 4-9, her lvl 5/7/9 are arguably one of the best in the game.


Her ult is really good for all ins as long as you position to hit both your opponent+ creeps.

Her damage is autistic at lvl 7/9 if the lane has went even

After level 9, you can look to roam as irelia reigns the 15-30 minute mark in terms of power, this is when you're invincible, i've been able to duel fed ap mids, adcs no problem whilst being 1/0 or 2/0, its just insane how much damage you deal at this point

You can abuse this to the fullest by roaming, its why i dont like staying top after the first turret falls. 

I also initiate for my team if I find an adc or apc out of position with a flash stun as Irelia's equilibrium strike last 2 seconds and its really potent for catching someone out of position.


Go full dps if you cannot trust your team so you can make picks, irelia is a wonderful assassin when built like one.

In the late game, you start to fall off a bit and you have to let your team do the initiation/damage while you remain a strong back line disruptor, time a lot better as you cant 1v2 an adc and support at this point.


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