Spirit Rush enables Ahri's abilities, it opens up paths for Charm, helps double hitting with Orb of Deception, and closes to make use of Fox-Fire.
Initiate team fights using Charm, and chase down stragglers with Spirit Rush.
Use Charm to set up your combos, it will make landing Orb of Deception and Fox-Fire dramatically easier.
Beware of wasting your high impact spells on Defiant Dance.
Pay attention to Ionian Fervor stacks and try to engage Irelia when it is down.
Minion waves greatly enhance Irelia's mobility, beware fighting her inside one.
The stats shown on this page show several strategic Ahri vs. Irelia matchup statistics that can help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. Ahri’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Irelia’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Ahri may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Irelia..
Ahri usually has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than her counter does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Irelia. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also imply that the champ with more health has less agility and thus is unable to escape further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Ahri usually fairs equally well when playing against Irelia, with a 49.7% win rate. Therefore, Ahri makes an ok counter to Irelia.
While Ahri does have a lower winrate than Irelia, when on opposite teams, Ahri also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more time consuming champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Ahri into Irelia.
Furthermore, Ahri also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Irelia. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Ahri vs Irelia matchups, Irelia is the better champ with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.
Ahri is a somewhat poor counter for Irelia. Focus your strategy on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Ahri against Irelia.
If you would like to truly master Ahri in order to counter Irelia during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Ahri most often accumulates a similar amount of CS as Irelia. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Ahri versus Irelia build include Everfrost, Rabadon's Deathcap, and Shadowflame. When Ahri incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better vs Irelia than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Ahri boasted an average win rate of 49.7% when playing against Irelia with this build.
To have the highest likelihood of crushing Irelia as Ahri, Ahri players should use the Electrocute, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Ultimate Hunter, Minion Dematerializer, and Time Warp Tonic runes from the Domination and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Ahri vs Irelia face-offs, this order of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 49.7% win rate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Irelia as Ahri are given for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a particular player tier, you can use the selection menu located at the top of this page.