The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
We established our Illaoi build recommendations by examining 59,058 recently ranked League rounds with her in them. We only advise the best winrate Illaoi builds that have been built by ranked gamers enough times for us to suggest them. With so many rounds in our data, we are confident in our provided builds.
To find more focused build tips and tactics, feel free to take a look at our guide to playing with Illaoi farther down on the page. Additionally, Illaoi builds dedicated to a unique skill division can be seen by selecting a different division from the dropdown menu found above. The suggested Illaoi build will be specific to that tier’s meta.
Best Illaoi Runes
If you are trying to beat a varied enemy team composition, you should really consider grabbing her the Fleet Footwork, Presence of Mind, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Sudden Impact, and Ultimate Hunter runes. In recent games, she won the greatest fraction of her games when built with these runes. However, if you are playing a more homogenous enemy team composition, such as an AD centric or a crowd control heavy team, you should instead browse down and to the right to get the best Illaoi runes to win your particular match.
Versus Selected Team Comp
Best Items for Your Illaoi Build
The most essential items to use in your Illaoi build are: Goredrinker, Sterak's Gage, Ravenous Hydra, and Serylda's Grudge. Yet, as with our rune suggestions, you can also find quality, dedicated, Illaoi item builds below for the specific enemy team comp you are fighting in your ongoing match. Players who included these pieces in their gear had a much higher win rate than those who worked towards other Illaoi builds.
vs AD Heavy Teams
vs AP Heavy Teams
vs CC Heavy Teams
vs Tanky Teams
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.