League of Legends Champion Illaoi Illaoi is in the a tier of champions


Fighter Tank
Illaoi is a fighter Role fighter
Difficulty Average
Power Spike Early-Game
Prophet of an Elder God ability p
Tentacle Smash ability q
Harsh Lesson ability w
Test of Spirit ability e
Leap of Faith ability r

Illaoi Build

based on 51,753 matches
Win Rate
50.7 %
Pick Rate
4.8 %
Ban Rate
8.2 %

How We Come Up with Our Illaoi Builds

We process over 1 Million League of Legends games every day to bring you the most accurate Illaoi build so you can destroy your enemies and improve you win rate. We've broken down our Illaoi builds by rank, position, and enemy team type, so you can find the most accurate set of Illaoi core items and runes for any situation.

Illaoi Build Summary

Illaoi is a a decent top lane champ in League of Legends. Her best rune sets are Resolve Precision. Incorporating the highlighted runes shown below into your Illaoi build will give you the bonus stats to guarantee she plays well through the laning phase of the round and into the late game. Illaoi players should start by building up her q ability first.

Best Build for Illaoi


Starter Items

Time Target
Long SwordRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
KindlegemCaulfield's Warhammer

Core Illaoi Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerSterak's GageSpirit VisageMercury's Treads

Optional Items

Ravenous HydraMuramanaDeath's DanceGuardian Angel

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Illaoi to level up q
Second ability for Illaoi to level up e
Last skill for Illaoi to max out w


Resolve Grasp of the Undying DemolishBone PlatingRevitalize
Precision Presence of MindLast Stand
Adaptive Adaptive HealthScaling
Illaoi's passive ability p
Illaoi q ability q
Illaoi w ability w
Illaoi e ability e
Illaoi's ultimate ability r

Illaoi Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Illaoi Players

Tips and Tricks

Spreading your tentacles around the map is a good strategy. You can then use Harsh Lesson to command all tentacles within range to attack her target.

Use Leap of Faith when there are multiple enemies nearby so that you spawn the max number of tentacles. This can dramatically shift a teamfight because the tentacles deal a lot of damage.

Illaoi FAQs

Q: What is Illaoi's greatest strength?

A: Illaoi does great in teamfights. She deals a lot of AoE damage and heals based on the number of enemies hit. She is sometimes more unkillable in teamfights than in 1:1 engagements. She just needs to survive long enough between her tentacle strikes to heal back up again. Including some tank or other HP items in your Illaoi build will help her dominate team combat.

Q: What is Illaoi's greatest weakness?

A: Illaoi's damage and survivability depend on her having tentacles nearby. During the laning phase, these can be knocked out relatively easily by ranged champions. During the roaming phase of the game, she won't often stay long enough in one spot to build up enough tentacles to be terrifying. While her Ult will spawn additional tentacles for each nearby champion, it isn't a sure thing and has a long cooldown.

Additional Illaoi Build Insights

LoL Illaoi players will find her to be a challenging champ to build out properly. You will see that her build is modified when she is up against either generic or homogenous team comps, showing you should not follow the same Illaoi build every single round of League of Legends

The most essential items to use in your champion's build include: Goredrinker, Sterak's Gage, and Spirit Visage. Players who added these pieces in their builds had a better win rate than those who went for other item builds for Illaoi. Moreover, if you are trying to beat a varied enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing yourself the Resolve, and Precision runes. In recent games, she won the greatest fraction of her games when using these runes.

We set our Illaoi build suggestions by analyzing 51,753 recently ranked LoL matches with her in them. We only recommend the top winrate Illaoi builds that have been built by ranked League players enough times for us to suggest them. With so many matches in our dataset, we are confident in our suggested builds.