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 A (Solo Lane) in our Champion Tier List
Irelia
Irelia Baron Lane Mid Lane The Blade Dancer
Patch 2.4c
Recommended Role Solo Lane
Solo Build Mid Build

Irelia's Item Build

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

Irelia's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Ignite
Ignite
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Brutal
Brutal
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

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
Trinity Force
Trinity Force
Blade of the Ruined King
Blade of the Ruined King
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Boots
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treads
Gargoyle
Gargoyle
Final Build
Trinity Force
Trinity Force
Blade of the Ruined King
Blade of the Ruined King
Sterak's Gage
Sterak's Gage
Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel
Death's Dance
Death's Dance
Mercury's Treads
Mercury's Treads
Gargoyle
Gargoyle

Irelia's Spells & Runes

Summoner Spells
Flash
Flash
Ignite
Ignite
Runes
Conqueror
Conqueror
Brutal
Brutal
Bone Plating
Bone Plating
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

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, make sure to check the alternative build at the top of the page! With Irelia Mid the build and playstyle are the same. The only difference is you will most likely not need to buy teleport so you can get Gargoyle to keep yourself alive in team fights.

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 and Spellblade from Trinity Force.

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


Trinity Force
Blade of the Ruined King
Sterak's Gage
Guardian Angel
Death's Dance
Mercury's Treads - Teleport

Irelia uses a mixture of both damage and tank items that work well to help with her damage and keep her alive for longer. Trinity Force is the perfect item and a must-buy on Irelia. This item gives her some damage and tank stats. Trinity Force's passive effects also work great with Irelia's abilitiesBladesurge (1st Ability) is a great way to proc the Spellblade passive. Irelia also works perfectly with the extra movement speed you get from the Fervor passive. Sterak's Gage is an ideal example of a tank item that fits Irelia. It gives her some health and when she gets low on health, she gets a shield to keep her alive longer.


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.

Brutal

This helps out Irelia in the early game get that extra bit of damage when last hitting minions and trading vs the enemy champion.

Bone Plating

With Irelia you will be in a lot of fights and trading actively in the laning phase. Bone Plating helps you take reduced damage and win out trades against your opponents.

Sweet Tooth

A great rune for Irelia if you get low in the laning phase and need that extra bit of healing and free money.

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 (1st Ability) to last hit minions. Defiant Dance (2nd Ability) 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 use Teleport (Boots Enchant) to group with your team if they need help. 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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