Irelia
Guide LoL Irelia, Top, S10
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How to play Irelia in the Top Lane in League of Legends. Discover our tips to play the Blade Dancer, wich costs 4800 Blue Essence

Guide LoL Irelia, Top, S10

Summary

League of Legends

Early Game

  • Corrupting potion allows Irelia to stay in lane longer even with the high mana cost of her spells.

Boots

  • Ninja Tabi are ideal againt AD damage.
  • Mercury's Treads might be used when AP damage is dominant on the enemy side

Core items

  • Tiamat and Sheen are the two items you should try to get as soon as possible. They help farming and clearing waves very quicly with Irelia's Q - Bladesurge.
  • Trinity Force is mendatory on Irelia. On top of its great stats the item keep the passive from the Sheen augmenting Irelia's damage via her Q - Bladesurge.
  • Titanic Hydra enhance both your farming and teamfight damage on top of an auto attack reset when using its active ability.
  • Sterak's Gage is a great damage income and will provide you plenty of tankiness thanks to the shield from its passive.

Situational Items

  • Randuin's Omen is a very good item if you need armor. This item's passive allows you slow nearby enemies during a teamfight.
  • Spirit Visage is a good choice if the enemy team is more AP oriented since it provides you with both survability and magic resistance.
  • Wit's End is an other option againts an AP oriented team. Giving to Irelia both heal on hit and magic resistance in addition of more damage.
  • Guardian Angel will allow you to engage for your team and win some time while they follow-up.

Playing Irelia

Irelia is a scaling champion able to excel at both teamfighting thanks to her damage and AOE skills and at splitpushing using her very unique wave clear.

  • Level 1: Q - Bladesurge will let you both farm with an easy last-hit on creeps but also stack your passive giving Irelia a good chance to in early trades against a level 1 enemy.
  • Level 2: E - Flawless Duet gives Irelia an easy engage tool but also a chance to escape from granks.
  • Level 3: W - Defiant Dance is a great tool to reduce the impact of a crowdcontrol or heavy damage while trading againt your oponent.

Match-ups

Kayle
Ryze
Maokai
Renekton
Kled
Fiora

Tips & Tricks

  • Try to keep your passive Ionian Fervor up to benefit from a damage and attack speed bonus.
  • You can use a low health creep to surprise your oponenent with a double Q - Bladesurge.
  • Q - Bladesurge applies on-hit effects like the bonus damage from Sheen.
  • W - Defiant Dance can mitigate burst damage like Syndra's ultimate.
  • The longer you charge W - Defiant Dance the higher the damage.
  • E - Flawless Duet add a mark on enemies. Using Q - Bladesurge on a marked target will reset Q - Bladesurge cooldown.
  • You can use both Flash or Q - Bladesurge to cast E - Flawless Duet on a longer distance.
  • R - Vanguard's Edge add a mark on any enemy it hits, ideal in the middle of a teamfight.
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