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Irelia Counter Stats

Irelia Counters
Discover all champions who counter Irelia. Use our statistics and learn how to counter Irelia in League of Legends and win in Champion Select!
1,967 Tips for countering Irelia below

Mid Lane
49.15% Win Rate50% Pick Rate Irelia Mid Lane Counters: 43 counter champions

Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.
Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.

Tips Against Irelia in Mid Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

awawa says “Skill matchup. A good Irelia wont ever use Q on minions and will wait until you waste your fear. You will die if you wont use passive properly. Watch out for her trying to hide E1 in minions. Dont get stunned.”
Vex S14 Guide For Gloomies by awawa | Vex Player
ShokLoL says “Irelia is extremely strong in the laning phase and the sidelane, but she needs to snowball in order to perform well in teamfights. For the most part you will be looking to keep the wave on your side and try to setup ganks or just avoid having Irelia chase you down the lane. Be extremely careful of her level 2 and level 6 all in especially. Above all else your goal is not to die, even if you go down CS to Irelia it should be fine unless you give over some kills.”
[14.7] Shok's Rank 1 Challenger Azir Guide by ShokLoL | Azir Player
MageSept says “Irelia is extremely difficult to play against as Veigar. If she's bad then you can farm safely but if she's good then… good luck. Your base armor puts you at 100-0 range extremely fast and a little misstep will result in a death. Getting Bone plating and early Plated Steelcaps is good against her. The upside of this matchup is that Irelia is hard to play and doesn't scale that much even if she spikes very hard when she gets her Blade of the ruined king. Her roams are also a bit weaker than other champions but she has one of the strongest skirmish in the game so be careful. If your mates do not respect priority you'll have a (very) hard time. ”
Veigar - What to Build and Why? by MageSept | Veigar Player
ShokLoL says “Irelia is extremely strong in the laning phase and the sidelane, but she needs to snowball in order to perform well in teamfights. For the most part you will be looking to keep the wave on your side and try to setup ganks or just avoid having Irelia chase you down the lane. Be extremely careful of her level 2 and level 6 all in especially. Above all else your goal is not to die, even if you go down CS to Irelia it should be fine unless you give over some kills. Phase rush is a must in this matchup and be super careful when it's down. ”
[14.7] Shok's Rank 1 Challenger Orianna Guide by ShokLoL | Orianna Player
ShokLoL says “Irelia is extremely strong in the laning phase and the sidelane, but she needs to snowball in order to perform well in teamfights. For the most part you will be looking to keep the wave on your side and try to setup ganks or just avoid having Irelia chase you down the lane. Be extremely careful of her level 2 and level 6 all in especially. Above all else your goal is not to die, even if you go down CS to Irelia it should be fine unless you give over some kills. If you take Conqueror and trade on your side of the lane (so she doesn't have room to run you down) you can sometimes win this lane against bad Irelias.”
[14.7] Shok's Rank 1 Challenger Jayce Mid Guide by ShokLoL | Jayce Player
vannilja says “she's obnoxious to deal with and if she's skilled then all you can do is sit and farm under turret and hope she doesn't either dive you or freeze your lane. She'll most likely kill you if you walk up to CS if she has ult and the wave is frozen. You can take exhaust, but the lane is over for you either way, if she's skilled.”
14.6 Lux mid/bot guide (WIP) by vannilja | Lux Player
Soft Headpats says “Take E at level 1 or 2. This lane is all about wave control; the more you're able to keep the wave close to your turret, the more manageable the lane gets. You pretty much never win a 1v1 against Irelia since she can easily heal up and outmaneuver you, but your goal in this lane is just to survive and keep up in CS anyway. If you are somehow able to EQ her mid-dash during the early levels, you can put her dash on a decently long CD and poke her down a bit afterward. Once it hits the mid-game, her Q CD gets pretty low even if she doesn't proc the reset so don't let your guard down. You're basically dead the second she's on top of you and you don't have E up. ”
Complete Hwei Guide [14.6] by Soft Headpats | Hwei Player
blacklikeblack says “Super bad matchup early and lategame. Make sure to use r to dodge e and r of her. Go second wind overgrowth and D Shield.”
[14.6] SEASON 14 KASSADIN GUIDE by blacklikeblack | Kassadin Player
ShokLoL says “Irelia has unmatched sustain and so is pretty much impossible for you to push out of lane. The best thing you can do is try not to push the wave (unless you can 1 shot it) and hold your E defensively. The good news is even if you fall behind early you should still be able to deal with her in teamfights. Just focus on not dying and be willing to give up some CS if necessary.”
[14.6] Shok's Rank 1 Challenger Ahri Guide by ShokLoL | Ahri Player
ShokLoL says “Irelia is extremely strong in the laning phase and the sidelane, but she needs to snowball in order to perform well in teamfights. For the most part you will be looking to keep the wave on your side and try to setup ganks or just avoid having Irelia chase you down the lane. Be extremely careful of her level 2 and level 6 all in especially. Above all else your goal is not to die, even if you go down CS to Irelia it should be fine unless you give over some kills.”
[14.6] Shok's Rank 1 Challenger Taliyah Guide by ShokLoL | Taliyah Player
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Top Lane
49.22% Win Rate49% Pick Rate Irelia Top Lane Counters: 49 counter champions

Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.
Counter Rating Counter rating is an expression of how strong or weak a counter is based on win rate, kills, and deaths, as well as early laning advantages or disadvantages. A higher number means an easier laning phase against that champion.

Tips Against Irelia in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors

Riceyboll says “Haven't met a decent Irelia in ages, they all either play so passively I was able to get a huge gold lead or they play too aggressively and dive under the tower every chance they get.”
Thresh top is OP! by Riceyboll | Thresh Player
Ulsur says “You either ban her or Olaf. In case you banned Olaf and got an Irelia, just play the level 1 a little aggressive until your 3 melee minions drop less than half health, then you pretty much let her push and don't try to trade unless you can predict where she's going to Q with your own Q, NEVER go in with your E, if she lands her stun you'll lose your whole health bar and she'll dive you, or you'll just die on the spot, after you both get your ultimate abilities do not walk in the middle of the lane, even if you have a kill or two on her, always play back and dash backwards, and dodge her E even if you have to flash, if she's good enough she can literally dive you from 100 to 0 under your own turret even if she doesn't have any type of lead, and once she finishes her Blade of The Ruined King it's pretty much over and the probability of you winning a 1 vs 1 is pretty much non exsistent, so you'll have to adjust your plays on her mistakes, if you're ahead a good strategy is to proxy and try to 1 vs 1 her between her t1 and t2 towers, other than that just rush Tabis/Eclipse, Executioner's is a viable option as well. So just wait for your jungler, you're better in teamfights.”
Shark of Void says “Use W to dodge her E. Don't fight with her if she has stacked passive.”
Adapt to all situations with Wuju style! by Shark of Void | Wukong Player
Angryappleseed says “Respect her stronger Level 1. If she can easily stack her passive on the wave, you should probably back off. Dodge her E. Maybe rush steelcaps early.”
[14.6] Pantheon Top - Road to Victory by Angryappleseed | Pantheon Player
Hotch says “Very, very tough matchup. She one-shots your ghouls and kills maiden quick. Stacks off of your ghouls and easily kills you 1v1. BUT there are things you can do here. Take ignite and PUNISH HARD when she misses a Q reset. The only time you beat her is level 1 when your minions aren't low health, so try to get prio that way. Stand on top of your ghouls when fighting her so she MIGHT miss them. You need to snowball HARD to fight her in the mid/late game. ”
[14.6] How to Win with Yorick by Hotch | Yorick Player
KingJoeyy says “at level 1 upgrade Q irelia is only strong with 4 stack of Q also this is where you have advantage and don't let her get her stacks.”
[14.6] Diamond Gwen Top Guide KingJoeylol by KingJoeyy | Gwen Player
forlid says “For me this matchup is a lot easier with Yasuo, but it is doable with Yone as well. You should try to gap her early and gain as much XP as possible, as you win her as long as she doesn't get her passive stacks. Later on you should focus on avoiding her E at all costs, and this is usually only possible by using E correctly. If she misses it, you should win. You have no safe way to dodge her R so if you have to then just Flash it. If you get even a bit ahead early you should kill her with ease.”
[14.6] Users Manual for Yone // Diamond Guide by forlid | Yone Player
SVKGuardian says “Jump, Jump, Jump 5 stacks, right in your face, auto attacks you to eternity. She has so much mobility that you cannot just simply solve. Really hard lane for you, so pay attention the whole time or you could be just crying for the rest of the game. One of the lanes where the only place for you to throw your E is as near you as possible most of the time, so if she wants to continue and chase you, she will for sure step into your grenades. So important to poke her and be able to dodge her stun, play around your turret don;t get jumped on suddenly with stun and R.”
MLGinx | Premium Base Gameplay (Work In Progress) by SVKGuardian | Jinx Player
Eriyjah says “Resolve secondary runes with Bone Plating, rush Opportunity.”
14.6 Pantheon Ultimate Oneshot Item Guide (Keegun Style) by Eriyjah | Pantheon Player
procatking says “Conqueror, ignite,D blade, take rune NO.2. *skill matchup* dont get hit by Flawless Duet(E) and poke her with Q. play aggressive but not too much( dont w. pre 6 you're too strong for her unless u do some really hard mistake. ”
Pantheon's what to do list for TOP LANE [14.5] by procatking | Pantheon Player