Originally Posted by Dralun
She's slightly stonger, but honestly not by that much. Players are still going to be stacking health over armor and MR, so that problem still exists. GA still got worse and that's a complete core item on her. Attack speed still got worse and that's all Irelia wants to build for damage.
Is she still usable? Sure. Better than S2? Definitely not.
I agree with you to an extent, I can't say for sure people will not stack heath, heck I too believe some will however LoL is a team oriented game and I will usually pick Irelia when there are people who deal percent health on my team so it is more difficult for them to counter by stacking health. As for the better than S2 part, I think she was over powered during S2 when armor was the "in" and her items were much better. I think riot did a nice job balancing Irelia and other champions through itemization.