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How does one counter irelia solo top?

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HereticalWarlock

Senior Member

11-17-2011

Supposed you play Wukong against Irelia, because you're both melees, basically just last hit every creep low on life within your grasp. Most of the time 2 melees at top just periodically last hit minions and care nothing about laggroing.

However, what if you want to fight Irelia, either because she aggroes on you or you want to keep her from farming.

Always get Crushing Blow at lvl 1. Depends on what Irelia gets that you decide how to play against her.

If she gets Bladesurge, whenever you see the golden aura around her signifying an imminent aggro, activate Crushing Blow immediately and smack her face to reduce 30% of her Armor when she dares Surge you. Crushing Blow outdamages Bladesurge. With 31 Armor Pen runes you will then be able to deal True Damage to, and thus outdamaging, her for the next 3 sec.

If she gets Equilibrium Strike, this way she will want you to aggro so that she can have a stun and some free hits. Don't aggro, just farm like usual, but let her push a bit so that she thinks she has some advantage. Rememeber this, if you have equal 100% health as her, this guarantees a stun, so that's why you should let pull creep aggro a bit so that even if she wants to aggro, no stun will land because you have lower % health.

If she gets Hiten Style (look at her glowing blades), definitely play defensively. If she gets a Doran's Blade+Hiten's 15 true damage+31 Armor Pen, she will definitely outdamage you and can heal back your damage a little bit. Just cope with her a little bit till you get your combo. Ideally level 4.

When you get to level 4, you can play fairly agressively against her when you should have Nimbus Strike lvl 2, Crushing Blow, Decoy.

Nimbus Strike in then Decoy immediately so that the Decoy will take the stun+bladesurge for you whole combo for you for you, auto-attack into Crushing Blow, for a hard hit then run out.

Remember one thing, the Decoy also does damage, stay near it after your aggroing on Irelia for even more damage. Evn if your decoy take the stun only, and she hadn't used Baldesurge, just stealth out of Blade surge range so that she cannot retaliate.

This way you will eventually whittle her down and when you get lvl 6, Nimbus Strike, Cyclone+Ignite. Wuju prevails over Hiten.


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Modevasion

Senior Member

11-17-2011

Play renekton.

Play yorick.

Make her cry every times she even attempts to last hit a minion. GG

It's not even funny how hard these two champs counter her.


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HereticalWarlock

Senior Member

11-17-2011

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N1njah bot:
Play renekton.

Play yorick.

Make her cry every times she even attempts to last hit a minion. GG

It's not even funny how hard these two champs counter her.


O yea, I remember screwing up an Irelia with my ueber-range slow and lifesteal as Yorick. Giving Yorick a long time ago to main Wukong.

Don't play Ren often, but I think all of Ren's abilities outdamage Irelia's, and Ren has sustainr. Just Cull the Meek minion waves, free massive heal.


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Stippy

Senior Member

11-17-2011

Nasus is a great counter for irelia.

He also has built in sustain, and since Irealias damage and healing is based off of her autoattacks his slow is quite nice.

You might not be able to straight up kill the irelia if she is smart but you can out harass and outfarm her.

Of course a large portion is still going to be understanding YOUR toon and its capapbilities.


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RG2000

Senior Member

05-06-2012

there are some champions that i think can effectively counter if played right irelia they are

Tier one
1. Rumble
2. Wukong
3. Garen
4. Fizz
5. Mordekaiser

Tier two
1. Renekton
2. Nasus
3. Jarvan
4. Nidalee
5. Lee Sin
6. Warwick


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Etherimp

Senior Member

05-06-2012

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RG2000:
there are some champions that i think can effectively counter if played right irelia they are

Tier one
1. Rumble
2. Wukong
3. Garen
4. Fizz
5. Mordekaiser

Tier two
1. Renekton
2. Nasus
3. Jarvan
4. Nidalee
5. Lee Sin
6. Warwick



This.. Rumble wrecks Irelia. Too much harass. He can just spam non-stop any time she goes near minions. Can totally deny her.


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Velpro

Senior Member

08-07-2012

Morde has trouble against her btw. Or atleast the idiot we had top did.


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