Irelia Wild Rift combo for beginners: By learning optimal ability combos for Irelia, you will be able to deal lots of damage to the enemy quickly and safely. Learning and understanding Irelia fundamentals is one way of becoming a better player and climbing the ranked ladder.
Best combo for Irelia:
Stack passive -> Skill 3 -> Skill 2 -> Skill 3 -> Skill 1 > Skill 1
It is crucial to stack your passive first before using the lane all-in combo so you can deal as much damage as possible to your lane opponent. Hide the 3rd ability, Flawless Duet’s animation using the 2nd ability, Defiant Dance.
Ultimate -> Skill 1 -> AA -> Skill 2 -> Skill 3 -> Skill 3 -> Skill 1
Once you have max Ionian Fervor stacks, squeeze in as many auto-attacks possible before stunning the enemy. If you don’t have any stacks, pull off the full combo so you can have the full stacks, especially when against a single target.
How to play:
Irelia is a top lane fighter. She is not the best in the early game, but once you get a few levels and items under your belt, you can stack your passive (Ionian Fervor) and get a lot of attack speed and use your ultimate (Vanguard’s Edge) to deal high amounts of damage. Irelia also has insane 1 vs 1 potential and is great if you can split push in a side lane.
Irelia can also be played in the mid lane and jungle, make sure to check the alternative build at the top of the page! With Irelia Mid the build and playstyle are the same. With Irelia jungle the build is slightly different since you will be grouping around objectives more. Also the runes are slightly different to help Irelia clear and move around the jungle faster.
(Passive) Ionian Fervor
Hitting enemies with abilities grants bonus attack speed for a few seconds, stacking up to 4 times. At max stacks, attacks deal additional magic damage. Abilities that hit multiple champions grant multiple stacks and attacking enemy champions refreshes the duration.
Irelia heavily relies on Ionian Fervor to deal damage and it’s always best to stack your passive before going into fights to deal extra damage. The most reliable way to stack Ionian Fervor is by using Bladesurge and resetting the ability on multiple minions.
(Skill 1) Bladesurge
Irelia dashes through an enemy dealing physical damage and healing herself. Bladesurge’s cooldown is refreshed if the target was marked or dies to Bladesurge. Bladesurge also applies on-hit effects like Ionian Fervor.
This is one of the most important abilities on Irelia as it helps a lot when stacking her passive and getting the most out of her damage potential.
(Skill 2) Defiant Dance
When you hold the ability, Irelia defends herself with her blades for just over a second, taking reduced damage. When you release the ability, Irelia whips the blades forward dealing physical damage, increased by up to 100% based on charge time.
You can use Defiant Dance to last hit minions from range if you are low on health or in a losing matchup in the baron lane. You can also use Defiant Dance to get minions low enough so you can use Bladesurge to get resets and start stacking your passive.
(Skill 3) Flawless Duet
Irelia sends a blade to a target location, which can be recast within a few seconds to send another blade. When you activate both parts of the ability, the blades converge upon reaching their destination, dealing magic damage, stunning for a second and marking enemy champions and large monsters hit for a few seconds.
This ability is Irelia’s main crowd control ability and her main set-up to be able to dive into the backline and get multiple stacks of her passive and resets from Bladesurge to kill the enemy.
(Ultimate) Vanguard’s Edge
Irelia fires a storm of blades that deals magic damage and marks enemy champions for a few seconds. The blades explode into a wall for a few seconds upon hitting an enemy champion. The wall deals magic damage.
What is a combo in Wild Rift?
The Wild Rift combo works in conjunction with one another and allows auto-attacks, summoner spells, items activated, and/or abilities to be used to do certain things.
We offer a multitude of combinations that you can apply to every application.
Thank you for reading this guide. Good luck on the rift summoners!