Irelia Build Guide for Wild Rift

Build Irelia with confidence with the help of WildRiftFire's build guides. Whether you are completely new to Irelia or looking to refine your playstyle, we will help you take your Wild Rift game to the next level. Learn Irelia's abilities in detail, the best items to build, which skills to level first, and more. Irelia is ranked Tier S (Solo Lane) in our Champion Tier List
Irelia
Irelia Baron Lane Mid Lane Jungle The Blade Dancer
Patch 3.2c
Recommended Role Solo Lane
Solo Build S Mid Build S Jungle Build S

Irelia's Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Blade of the Ruined King
Blade of the Ruined King
Divine Sunderer
Divine Sunderer
Hullbreaker
Hullbreaker
Boots
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treads
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Blade of the Ruined King
Blade of the Ruined King
Divine Sunderer
Divine Sunderer
Hullbreaker
Hullbreaker
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treads
Stasis
Stasis

Irelia's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Ignite
Ignite
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Triumph
Triumph
Nullifying Orb
Nullifying Orb
Demolish
Demolish

Irelia's Skill Order

Ionian Fervor Ionian Fervor (Passive)
Bladesurge
  • Bladesurge
Defiant Dance
  • Defiant Dance
Flawless Duet
  • Flawless Duet
Vanguard's Edge
  • Vanguard's Edge
Quick Skill Order
Bladesurge
Flawless Duet
Defiant Dance

Irelia's Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Blade of the Ruined King
Blade of the Ruined King
Divine Sunderer
Divine Sunderer
Hullbreaker
Hullbreaker
Boots
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treads
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Blade of the Ruined King
Blade of the Ruined King
Divine Sunderer
Divine Sunderer
Hullbreaker
Hullbreaker
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treads
Stasis
Stasis

Irelia's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Ignite
Ignite
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Triumph
Triumph
Nullifying Orb
Nullifying Orb
Demolish
Demolish

Irelia's Skill Order

Ionian Fervor Ionian Fervor (Passive)
Bladesurge
  • Bladesurge
Defiant Dance
  • Defiant Dance
Flawless Duet
  • Flawless Duet
Vanguard's Edge
  • Vanguard's Edge
Quick Skill Order
Bladesurge
Flawless Duet
Defiant Dance

Irelia's Item Build

Starting Item
Long Sword
Long Sword
Core Items
Divine Sunderer
Divine Sunderer
Blade of the Ruined King
Blade of the Ruined King
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Boots
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treads
Stasis
Stasis
Final Build
Divine Sunderer
Divine Sunderer
Blade of the Ruined King
Blade of the Ruined King
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treads
Stasis
Stasis

Irelia's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Smite
Smite
Challenging Smite
Challenging Smite
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Brutal
Brutal
Hunter - Titan
Hunter - Titan
Pathfinder
Pathfinder

Irelia's Skill Order

Ionian Fervor Ionian Fervor (Passive)
Bladesurge
  • Bladesurge
Defiant Dance
  • Defiant Dance
Flawless Duet
  • Flawless Duet
Vanguard's Edge
  • Vanguard's Edge
Quick Skill Order
Bladesurge
Flawless Duet
Defiant Dance

How to play Irelia


Irelia is a top lane fighter. She is not the best in the early game, but once you get a few levels and items under your belt, you can stack your passive (Ionian Fervor) and get a lot of attack speed and use your ultimate (Vanguard's Edge) to deal high amounts of damage. Irelia also has insane 1 vs 1 potential and is great if you can split push in a side lane.


Irelia can also be played in the mid lane and jungle, make sure to check the alternative build at the top of the page! With Irelia Mid the build and playstyle are the same. With Irelia jungle the build is slightly different since you will be grouping around objectives more. Also the runes are slightly different to help Irelia clear and move around the jungle faster.

Irelia's Abilities


Ionian Fervor (Passive)

Hitting enemies with abilities grants bonus attack speed for a few seconds, stacking up to 4 times. At max stacks, attacks deal additional magic damage. Abilities that hit multiple champions grant multiple stacks and attacking enemy champions refreshes the duration.

Irelia heavily relies on Ionian Fervor to deal damage and it's always best to stack your passive before going into fights to deal extra damage. The most reliable way to stack Ionian Fervor is by using Bladesurge and resetting the ability on multiple minions.

Bladesurge (1)

Irelia dashes through an enemy dealing physical damage and healing herself. Bladesurge's cooldown is refreshed if the target was marked or dies to Bladesurge. Bladesurge also applies on-hit effects like Ionian Fervor.

This is one of the most important abilities on Irelia as it helps a lot when stacking her passive and getting the most out of her damage potential.

Defiant Dance (2)

When you hold the ability, Irelia defends herself with her blades for just over a second, taking reduced damage. When you release the ability, Irelia whips the blades forward dealing physical damage, increased by up to 100% based on charge time.

You can use Defiant Dance to last hit minions from range if you are low on health or in a losing matchup in the baron lane. You can also use Defiant Dance to get minions low enough so you can use Bladesurge to get resets and start stacking your passive.

Flawless Duet (3)

Irelia sends a blade to a target location, which can be recast within a few seconds to send another blade. When you activate both parts of the ability, the blades converge upon reaching their destination, dealing magic damage, stunning for a second and marking enemy champions and large monsters hit for a few seconds.

This ability is Irelia's main crowd control ability and her main set-up to be able to dive into the backline and get multiple stacks of her passive and resets from Bladesurge to kill the enemy.

Vanguard's Edge (Ultimate)

Irelia fires a storm of blades that deals magic damage and marks enemy champions for a few seconds. The blades explode into a wall for a few seconds upon hitting an enemy champion. The wall deals magic damage.

Irelia Build Breakdown


Blade of the Ruined King
Divine Sunderer
Hullbreaker
Death's Dance
Sterak's Gage
Mercury's Treads - Stasis

Irelia uses a mixture of both damage and tank items that work well to help with her damage and keep her alive for longer. Blade of the Ruined King is a great first item for Irelia. The items gives her a lot of attack damage and attack speed and allow her to steal movement speed from the enemies which can be really impactful when you are trading in the Baron Lane. Divine Sunderer is another great item for Irelia. This item gives her both damage and tank stats. Divine Sunderer's passive effect Spellblade also works great together with Irelia's abilities, especially Bladesurge.


For runes, we have the following:

Conqueror

Irelia is a fighter so she wants to get in the enemies face and attack constantly. This means she can get the 5 stacks pretty fast with her abilities, resulting in more damage.

Triumph

With Irelia you will be in a lot of team fights jumping onto the backline trying to kill the enemy carries so dealing extra damage will always help and Irelia restores health every time she gets a takedown.

Nullifying Orb

Nullifying Orb is a great rune that gives Irelia a shield that absorbs incoming damage when she drops low on health. This will help you survive that little bit longer so you can escape to safety or go in for the killing blow.

Demolish

Demolish works well with champions that love to split push and build Hullbreaker like Irelia. Demolish helps you push and destroy towers very quickly which can give you and your team a huge advantage.

Flash
Ignite

For summoner spells, Flash is a must on most champions. It's a great spell to get out of a situation or if you are trying to go in for the killing blow. For the 2nd spell, it's best to go for Ignite. This helps Irelia try and take advantage of her early game damage to trade against the enemy and get early kills.

Early Game


Irelia struggles a bit in the early game. It's best to play passive in the early game unless you have a great opportunity to go in if the enemy makes a mistake. In the laning phase, you want to use Bladesurge to last hit minions. Defiant Dance is great when you are in trouble and about to take a lot of damage as it can protect you.

Late Game


Once you get to the late game and Irelia has her core items, this is where you can become unstoppable. At this stage of the game, the best thing you can do is split-push, this means going to one of the side lanes (top or bottom) and pushing the minions.


Irelia's 1 vs 1 potential is really good because of her kit and she pushes towers quickly. Make sure you keep an eye on your team and rotate to a teamfight if you are needed. When in a team fight with your team your, main goal is to get on top of the enemy backline. Use your Ultimate to get passive marks on the backline so you can dash to them and deal loads of damage.

Conclusion


Overall Irelia is one of them champions that might seem hard to play at first with her complicated kit and trying to utilise her abilities to the max. But once you understand her whole kit and can practice a lot she can be one of the best champions in the game and you can carry your whole team.


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