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League champion rework: Irelia ability kit revealed

The Blade Dancer is back and better than ever!

Riot Games

Irelia originally released almost eight years ago and it’s finally time for her to get some update love. Riot has been teasing the Irelia rework for months now, and we finally got a look at it the other day.

Well, now her full kit has been revealed. And let us just say before anyone else has the chance: better nerf Irelia.

Irelia should be open for testing on the Public Beta Environment this week and is planned to be released on the live servers in Patch 8.7.


Passive - Ionian Fervor

Hitting enemies with spells grant Irelia stacks of Ionian Fervor for a few seconds. Hitting multiple champions with an ability grants multiple stacks, and basic attacking extends their duration. Each stack adds bonus magic damage to her basic attacks. At max stacks, this bonus damage is increased against shields, and Irelia also gains attack speed.

Q - Bladesurge

Irelia dashes to a target, dealing physical damage (increased if it’s a minion or monster), applying on-hit effects, and healing for a small amount.

If the target was marked or dies to Bladesurge, its cooldown is refreshed.

W - Defiant Dance

First Cast: Irelia begins charging her blades, losing the ability to move or attack but gaining significant damage reduction for a brief period. This channel can’t be interrupted.

Second Cast: Irelia lashes out with her blades, dealing physical damage in a line. The damage increases as Irelia charges.

E - Flawless Duet

Irelia sends a blade to a location, and can recast Flawless Duet to send a second blade to another location. The blades will then fly towards one another, dealing magic damage and stunning enemies caught in the crossfire. Flawless Duet also marks champions and large monsters for a few seconds.

R - Vanguard’s Edge

Irelia unleashes the full force of her blades in a line. If Vanguard’s Edge hits an enemy champion, the blades will radiate outward, dealing damage and marking enemy champions and large monsters, and forming a barrier that lasts for a few seconds. This blade wall deals magic damage and significantly slows enemy champions that pass through it. It also disarms them for a few seconds, making them unable to basic attack.