Illaoi Build Guide

LoL Illaoi Build Guide

The Best Illaoi Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

63,579 Illaoi Builds Analyzed

Best Items for Your Illaoi Build

The most essential items to incorporate into your Illaoi build include: Goredrinker, Muramana, Sterak's Gage, and Hullbreaker. Furthermore, like our rune advice, you can also get great, dedicated, Illaoi item builds farther down for the specific enemy team composition you are fighting in your current match. Those who added these items in their kits had a significantly better win rate than those who tried for other Illaoi builds.

Illaoi Items to Defeat Focused Team Comps

Best Illaoi Runes for Your Next Build

Conqueror Build Rune for Illaoi Conqueror
Triumph Build Rune for Illaoi Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Build Rune for Illaoi Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace Build Rune for Illaoi Coup de Grace
Demolish Build Rune for Illaoi Demolish
Overgrowth Build Rune for Illaoi Overgrowth
If you are trying to beat a mixed enemy team comp, you should really consider grabbing yourself the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Coup de Grace, Demolish, and Overgrowth runes. In recent games, she won the largest percentage of her rounds when built with these runes. However, if you are trying to beat a different enemy team composition, such as an AD heavy or a crowd control focused team, you should instead scrollbrowse further down to view the best Illaoi runes to win your particular match.

Illaoi Runes to Beat Dedicated Enemy Teams

Conqueror Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Illaoi Build Conqueror
Triumph Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Illaoi Build Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Illaoi Build Legend: Tenacity
Coup de Grace Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Illaoi Build Coup de Grace
Demolish Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Illaoi Build Demolish
Overgrowth Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Illaoi Build Overgrowth

Guide to Playing with Illaoi

  • 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.


We established our Illaoi build recommendations by examining 63,579 recently ranked LoL games with her in them. We only advise the best winrate Illaoi builds that were used by ranked players enough times for us to propose them. With so many matches in our dataset, we are confident in our provided builds.

Additionally, Illaoi builds dedicated to a particular skill rank can be displayed by selecting a different rank from the dropdown menu found above. The suggested Illaoi build shown will be specific to that tier’s meta.

FAQs About Illaoi

What is Illaoi's greatest strength?

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.

What is Illaoi's greatest weakness?

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.