Finding the five best Irelia counters is important with how powerful she is in League of Legends Patch 9.24.
Seeing consistent play in both regional ranked queues and professional play, the Will of the Blades brings incredible mobility and chase potential along with explosive teamfight damage and a dueling potential that can't be underestimated. Here are five champions to keep in mind the next time you need a quick counter to this nimble fighter.
The most recent of Riot's Juggernauts to get the rework treatment, Mordekaisers been having a field day with top lane thanks to Conqueror supplementing his own immense drain tank potential. He also hits like a truck, making him more than capable of bringing the fight to Irelia in a side lane.
Another popular pick into Irelia in the top lane, and for pretty much all the same reasons as the previous one; Darius' Q sustain allows him great trades in lane, and his stacking bleed passive and execute ultimate make any melee matchup a rough one, with Irelia being no exception
Okay, so by now you should have gotten the "Sustain is good against Irelia" point drilled into your head. But just in case that wasn't clear enough, Vladimir is a worthwhile matchup into Irelia both top and mid. He won't be taking the action to her in lane, at least not often. But in the late game, his combination of drain tanking mixed in with great burst make him a terror to match in a split push.
While sustaining through Irelia's dueling potential is a great way to counter her threat, another is to simply out-duel her! For that purpose, look no further than the Grand Duelist herself. Fiora is practically made to fight against champions that love extended trades and one versus one duels.
A surprising entry for sure, but in terms of matchups Nocturne ranks as the best counter to Irelia according to CounterStats. This holds up, given Nocturnes great dueling potential even in the early game. The added benefit of his W to block Irelia's stun, in turn giving him an attack speed steriod, also works very well in his favor.