The 1-2-3 combo of Rocket Grab, Power Fist, and Static Field can devastate an individual opponent.
Using Blitzcrank's grab to pull an enemy into your tower range followed by a Power Fist will allow the tower to get several hits on them.
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 here highlight several significant Blitzcrank against Irelia matchup statistics that can help you interpret the differences between this set of champions. Blitzcrank’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Irelia’s ratio of NaN, showing that Blitzcrank may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Irelia. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.
Blitzcrank often has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. On average, he receives less damage than Irelia. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the champion with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Blitzcrank usually wins when facing off against Irelia, with a 51.6% win rate. Therefore, Blitzcrank makes a good counter for Irelia.
While Blitzcrank does have a higher winrate than Irelia, when on opposite teams, Blitzcrank also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex character to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Blitzcrank into Irelia.
Furthermore, Blitzcrank also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Irelia. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Blitzcrank vs Irelia matchups, Blitzcrank is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Blitzcrank is a decent counter to Irelia. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Blitzcrank against Irelia.
To truly master Blitzcrank to counter Irelia during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Blitzcrank on average gets a lot less CS relative to Irelia. Champions who on average don't acquire much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.
The most crucial items to have in your Blitzcrank versus Irelia build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Blitzcrank combined at least these three items in his build, he did a lot better when facing Irelia than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Blitzcrank had an average winrate of 51.6% battling Irelia with this counter build.
To have the best chance of vanquishing Irelia as Blitzcrank, you should equip the Aftershock, Demolish, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Biscuit Delivery, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players used for Blitzcrank vs Irelia counter picks, this composite of runes yielded the highest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 51.6% winrate overall.
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