Illaoi vs Nunu & Willump Counter Build

How to Beat Nunu & Willump as Illaoi


We generate our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked LoL games that we review each and every week. This Illaoi against Nunu & Willump counter guide came out of an evaluation of 17,032 ranked matches where both champions faced off against one another.

This champ matchup is relatively uncommon. Illaoi is forced to battle against Nunu & Willump in only 4.4% of her rounds. Illaoi does a average job of countering Nunu & Willump. Normally, Illaoi wins a acceptable 50.0% of games the champions face off with each other in. In Illaoi versus Nunu & Willump rounds, Illaoi’s team is 6.0% less expected to obtain first blood, indicating that she probably won't be able to get first blood versus Nunu & Willump.

Matchups Analyzed


Win Rate


Team First Blood


Best Illaoi Items to Counter Nunu & Willump

The best items to use in your Illaoi versus Nunu & Willump build consist of Sterak's Gage, Ravenous Hydra, and Death's Dance. When Illaoi incorporated at least these three items in her build, she performed significantly better versus Nunu & Willump than with most other commonly used item sets.

Sterak's Gage Item Ravenous Hydra Item Death's Dance Item

Best Illaoi Runes to Counter Nunu & Willump

To have the best chance of vanquishing Nunu & Willump as Illaoi, Illaoi players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Bloodline, Coup de Grace, Taste of Blood, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Of all the runes players picked for Illaoi vs Nunu & Willump fights, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. We have also displayed the top Nunu & Willump runes to counterpick against Illaoi to help you understand how he will probably be played against your champion.

Best Illaoi Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Best Nunu & Willump Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Celerity Rune Celerity


The following tables feature several significant Illaoi versus Nunu & Willump matchup statistics that may help us understand the distinctions between this pair of champs. As an example, Illaoi’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.7 is not as good as Nunu & Willump’s ratio of 2.8, demonstrating that Illaoi may be less central to her team's team fighting capability than Nunu & Willump. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Battle Stats


Illaoi Stats
5.9 4.5
Nunu & Willump Stats


Illaoi Stats
6.3 5.8
Nunu & Willump Stats


Illaoi Stats
4.7 11.5
Nunu & Willump Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Illaoi Stats
2.7 2.2
Nunu & Willump Stats

Damage Dealt

Illaoi Stats
23380 12106
Nunu & Willump Stats

Damage Taken

Illaoi Stats
29812 34083
Nunu & Willump Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Illaoi Stats
5.5 4.9
Nunu & Willump Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Illaoi Stats
1 0.8
Nunu & Willump Stats

Dragons Killed

Illaoi Stats
1.8 2
Nunu & Willump Stats

Barons Killed

Illaoi Stats
0.3 0.4
Nunu & Willump Stats

Gold Earned

Illaoi Stats
10820 9863
Nunu & Willump Stats

Minions Killed

Illaoi Stats
158 31
Nunu & Willump Stats

Illaoi usually has a slightly larger longest kill spree than her counter does. Typically, Illaoi receives less damage than Nunu & Willump. This commonly reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Illaoi usually earns much more CS than Nunu & Willump. Champions who on average don't finish with much CS usually do not require much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling adequately off their abilities alone. However, champions with plenty of minion kills, such as carries, usually require a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, work to outperform the averages presented here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 17032 Illaoi vs Nunu & Willump matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Nunu & Willump as Illaoi comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.