How to Win Irelia vs Gwen Counter Matchup Irelia is in the a tier of champions

Irelia vs Gwen

How to Beat Gwen as Irelia in LoL Gwen is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Gwen as Irelia

based on 2,486 Irelia vs Gwen matchups
Win Rate
52.2 %
K/D/A
1.87
Pick Rate
1.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked League of Legends rounds each and every week. Within our dataset, Irelia faced off against Gwen in 2486 games. With so many games with Irelia versus Gwen provides us a lot of faith in our capacity to provide useful data and a solid build to obliterate Gwen. This particular matchup is relatively rare. Irelia encounters Gwen in only 1.4% of her rounds.

Irelia vs Gwen Matchup Summary

Irelia has done a good job of beating Gwen. On average, she wins a fantastic 52.2% of matches the champs battle each other in. In Irelia vs Gwen matches, Irelia’s team is 0.1% more likely to obtain first blood, implying that she most likely will get first blood against Gwen.

Best Irelia vs Gwen Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
PickaxeDagger

Core Irelia Items

~22 Mins
Jak'Sho, The ProteanWit's EndBlade of The Ruined King

Optional Items

Ravenous HydraFrozen HeartDeath's Dance

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Irelia to level up q
>
Second ability for Irelia to level up e
>
Last skill for Irelia to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
Attack Speed Adaptive Force Magic Resist
Irelia's passive ability p
Irelia q ability q
Irelia w ability w
Irelia e ability e
Irelia's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
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R
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E
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E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Gwen as Irelia

Tips for Playing as Irelia against Gwen

Flawless Duet does not have a maximum travel distance, try using it in creative ways.

Defiant Dance is not interrupted by crowd control, try timing it for incoming disables.

Use Bladesurge to cover great distances by targeting low life minions on your way to champion targets.

Advice to Win Against Gwen

Gwen needs to attack a few times to set up her damage, so try to get the jump on her.

Gwen's Hallowed Mist shroud will only follow her once, after that it will dissipate when she leaves.

Gwen must hit something to recast her Ultimate, try to evade her between casts.

Irelia vs Gwen Counter Stats

Irelia Image
Win Rate
52.2 %
VS
Win Rate
47.8 %
Gwen Image
7.9
< Kills >
6.6
6.9
< Deaths >
6.2
5
< Assists >
4.8
1.78
< Killing Sprees >
1.5
193
< Minions Killed >
154
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.21
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.55
15,715
< Physical Damage >
3,154
6,308
< Magic Damage >
14,194
980
< True Damage >
5,079
23,003
< Damage Dealt >
22,428
29,658
< Damage Taken >
29,642
12,732
< Gold Earned >
11,821
2.18
< Towers >
2.47
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.07
5,748
< Total Healing >
6,997
14,733
< Experience >
14,629
17
< Vision Score >
17
8
< Wards Placed >
7
95
< Time Dealing CC >
128

How to Counter Gwen with Irelia in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page underscore several valuable Irelia versus Gwen counter stats that can help you figure out the differences between the two. As an example, Irelia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Gwen’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Irelia may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Gwen..

Irelia typically has a similar longest kill spree as her counter does. Commonly, she receives a similar amount of damage to Gwen. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Irelia and Gwen

Damage Types Compared

Irelia
Gwen
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Irelia
Gwen

Who is Better, Irelia or Gwen?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Irelia usually wins when playing against Gwen, with a 52.2% win rate. As a result, Irelia makes a good counter for Gwen.

While Irelia does have a higher winrate compared to Gwen, when they face off with one another, Irelia also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more complex champ to pick up and master. You should be be fine when picking Irelia into Gwen.

Moreover, Irelia has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Gwen. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Irelia vs Gwen matchups, Irelia is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Irelia is an above average counter to Gwen. Focus your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Irelia against Gwen.

Additional Information for Irelia Players

How We Calculated Our Irelia vs Gwen Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Gwen as Irelia, we analyzed 2,486 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 Gwen as Irelia 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.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

To learn all of the intricacies of Irelia to counter Gwen during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and stats shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Irelia typically accumulates a similar amount of CS compared to Gwen. Champions who typically don't earn many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Irelia versus Gwen build consist of Jak'Sho, The Protean, Wit's End, and Blade of The Ruined King. When Irelia incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better countering Gwen than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Irelia had an average winrate of 52.2% battling Gwen with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest likelihood of vanquishing Gwen as Irelia, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune sets players used for Irelia vs Gwen fights, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 52.2% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Gwen as Irelia are presented for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to scope the statistics and builds to an individual rank, you may use the selection menu located earlier on the page.