Originally Posted by Popsicle
I just cant seem to get the hang of her.
I feel like:
I always get dominated in lane, or at least I cant kill them either, turning into a stalemate.
I cant stick onto targets in teamfights
Not enough damage
I've tried numerous builds, but i just CANNOT seem to get good at her.
Irelia and Ezreal make me wanna pull my hair out.
EDIT: the Skill build I use usually maxes W first, first taking equilibrium strike then W, then Q, then maxing W. This is not optimal. just what I do. I think I could do a better skill build to be honest.
Unless your enemies make really stupid mistakes, there aren't many matchups where Irelia can dominate and score kills early on without ganks.
just farm up. Buy a philo stone and/or heart of gold if you're getting zoned.
Here is the build I use. It works EXTREMELY well for me.
I also start regen+pot and build a quick philo stone and heart of gold
you have 2 CORE ITEMS.
Merc treads/ninja tabi (almost always merc treads. Only ninja if enemy team is AD heavy or if you're laning against an AD champ who's destroying you).
TRINITY FORCE (Trinity force is the best damage item in the game for irelia. honestly she doesn't need any damage items other than this)
*only get Trinity force early if you're doing super well. otherwise you're better off just getting a phage and getting some innate tankyness or witts end(an awesome combo of damage and MR) first.
After core items are done, you build pure tanky based on enemy threat. IF you need the extra damage and want more MR, witts end is the way to go (that item is perfect on Irelia. Everything you need on her).
Randuins is an item I build almost every game on Irelia. It's just so good.
Witts End is a AMAZING item on irelia. she scales very hard with AS because of her W, and she loves to be tanky. This item is perfect for her if you need more DPS.
Frozen Heart is a great item on Irelia as well.
FoN is your item of choice if you're getting crushed by APs.
Warmogs: If you need health to go with your resistances...this is the item to go for. EDIT: I don't reccomend it though. I'd suggest building Randuins for a bit of extra health instead. I think this item is too expensive while giving Irelia too little. Sometimes though you just gotta have ****loads of health to go with your insane resistances. that's when you get Warmogs.
Frozen Mallet is a choice, though personally, I hate this item on Irelia.
DO NOT DO FRATMOGS. seriously. Irelia is not someone who does fratmogs well.
I play Irelia as a Anti-carry/late game stomper.