Trouble carrying as Irelia

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Blaine Tog

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06-14-2012

Hello all.

I recently picked up Irelia and while she's a lot of fun, I'm having trouble winning games with her. I usually do ok in lane and end up with a positive KD ratio, but even when I crush my laning opponent, we always seem to lose the game. It would be easy to chalk this up to a string of bad luck or the other lanes just failing, but I'd rather assume I'm making some sort of mistake since that means it may be in my power to fix it and start doing better.

I've more or less been following this guide, and it seems to work fine (I usually follow a guide while learning a champion and start experimenting with their build once I have their basics down). The philosopher's stone takes care of whatever minor mana problems Irelia has early, the heart of gold gives her some early tankiness, and then once I finish her Triforce it becomes pretty easy to kill squishies, building full tank from there. My problem is, I'll dive into a teamfight after the initiation and kill one of their squishies, but then by the time I'm done they've already killed our AP and AD carries. Best-case scenario has me getting one or two more squishies for cleanup, but then we get aced and the remaining enemies take a few turrets. It's like, I can almost certainly kill whichever squishy target I want but it just takes forever.

So, what can I do to improve my Irelia game?


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Maxijazz

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06-14-2012

Irelia is easily counterpicked and is more of a farmfest top. She is classified as an assassin yes but she isnt as effective as other assassins because of the lack of high burst.

Try going on the defensive and peeling for your stronger carry so they can kill. Some minor CDR will help with using your CC more often to peel.

You can also build a little bit of extra damage instead of full tank to kill their carries faster if the peel plays don't work well.


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Blaine Tog

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06-14-2012

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Irelia is easily counterpicked and is more of a farmfest top.
Who is she bad against? On the other hand, who is she good against?


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kickthecommie

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06-14-2012

Irelia is vulnerable to the standard early game top burst damage dealers. She is marginally strong against low defense sustain champs without direct escapes, like yorick.


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TeknoWizard

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06-14-2012

Try grabbing a Wit's End. it would help your damage out put a bit.


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Sam Is Whoa

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06-14-2012

you cant carry with her cause she isnt supposed to carry. She is a bruiser. She is supposed to get in the fight take some dmg and regen while your team does dmg and when they try to move off you to focus your teammates thats when you do your best with stuns and true dmg bursts to "assasinate" them.


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Maxijazz

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06-14-2012

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Originally Posted by Blaine Tog View Post
Who is she bad against? On the other hand, who is she good against?
If the enemy has burst or strong harass, it is not a good sign. If the enemy is not very aggressive and you both are ignoring each other for cs then this is your best possible lane.

Also: If you are doing well in lane and building pretty much full tank, you are not going to be able to carry. You rely on other teammates to deal the damage which is not carrying. Get serious damage if you want to snowball hard.


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WorstAkaliRU

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06-14-2012

mobafires ****, don't follow it, use the featured guides on solomid instead


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Maxijazz

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06-14-2012

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Originally Posted by Ras Da Bess View Post
mobafires ****, don't follow it, use the featured guides on solomid instead
We already established that the OP used it as a baseline and has experimented with their Irelia build.


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Amaltron

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06-14-2012

Guide is outdated in most parts but still viable today. Feel free to add me and I could help you out with your Irelia.


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