How to Win Irelia vs Katarina Counter Matchup Irelia is in the b tier of champions

Irelia vs Katarina

How to Beat Katarina as Irelia in LoL Katarina is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Assassin
Assassin Mage

How to Beat Katarina as Irelia

based on 3,232 Irelia vs Katarina matchups
Win Rate
51.8 %
K/D/A
1.74
Pick Rate
4.3 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked League matches each and every week. In our database, Irelia faced Katarina in 3232 matches. With so many games with Irelia vs Katarina provides us a lot of confidence in our ability to produce informative data and a recommended build to crush your rival. This particular counter pairing is somewhat uncommon. Irelia encounters Katarina in only 4.3% of her games.

Irelia vs Katarina Matchup Summary

Irelia does a decent job of countering Katarina. Typically, she wins a acceptable 51.8% of matches the champs oppose one another in. In Irelia versus Katarina rounds, Irelia’s team is 0.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This indicates that she most likely will be able to get first blood versus Katarina.

Best Irelia vs Katarina Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
PickaxeDagger

Core Irelia Items

~22 Mins
Immortal ShieldbowGuardian AngelDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Wit's EndMaw of MalmortiusBlade of The Ruined KingChempunk Chainsword

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 w
>
Last skill for Irelia to max out e

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Resolve Bone PlatingRevitalize
AttackSpeed Adaptive MagicRes
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
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Katarina as Irelia

Tips for Playing as Irelia against Katarina

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.

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

Advice to Win Against Katarina

Katarina's abilities deal magic damage, so even if she's building Attack Damage items, get magic resistance to counter her.

Try to save a disable for when Katarina uses her Death Lotus.

Irelia vs Katarina Counter Stats

Irelia Image
Win Rate
51.8 %
VS
Win Rate
48.2 %
Katarina Image
7.7
< Kills >
9.4
7.2
< Deaths >
6.8
4.8
< Assists >
6
1.76
< Killing Sprees >
2.09
191
< Minions Killed >
142
0.12
< Dragons Killed >
0.08
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.37
13,664
< Physical Damage >
3,937
5,285
< Magic Damage >
15,447
910
< True Damage >
1,129
19,859
< Damage Dealt >
20,514
26,044
< Damage Taken >
23,371
12,693
< Gold Earned >
11,765
2.36
< Towers >
1.5
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
4,046
< Total Healing >
3,543
14,206
< Experience >
13,287
16
< Vision Score >
15
8
< Wards Placed >
7
74
< Time Dealing CC >
22

How to Counter Katarina with Irelia in LoL

The stats provided here highlight some strategic Irelia against Katarina counter statistics that may help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Irelia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Katarina’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Irelia may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Katarina..

Irelia often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her foe does. Commonly, she receives a similar amount of damage to Katarina. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the champion with increased health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Irelia and Katarina

Damage Types Compared

Irelia
Katarina
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Irelia
Katarina

Who is Better, Irelia or Katarina?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Irelia usually wins when trying to fight Katarina, with a 51.8% win rate. Therefore, Irelia makes a good counter to Katarina.

While Irelia does have a higher win rate than Katarina, when they face off with one another, Irelia also has a lower level of difficulty that makes her a less complex character to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Irelia into Katarina.

Furthermore, Irelia has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Katarina. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Irelia vs Katarina matchups, Irelia is the better champ with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Irelia is a decent counter to Katarina. You will do well by focussing your tactics on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Irelia against Katarina.

Additional Information for Irelia Players

How We Calculated Our Irelia vs Katarina Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Katarina as Irelia, we analyzed 3,232 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 Katarina 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 truly master Irelia in order to counter Katarina 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 above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Irelia on average picks up a similar amount of CS as Katarina. Champions who on average don't earn much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Irelia versus Katarina build consist of Immortal Shieldbow, Guardian Angel, and Death's Dance. When Irelia combined at least these three items in her build, she performed a lot better countering Katarina than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Irelia boasted an average winrate of 51.8% when countering Katarina with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of defeating Katarina as Irelia, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Bone Plating, and Revitalize runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune builds players used for Irelia vs Katarina battles, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 51.8% winrate overall.

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