Irelia vs Katarina Counter Build

How to Beat Katarina as Irelia

Summary

We summarize our matchup statistics from the millions of rated League of Legends matches that we review each and every week. This Irelia vs Katarina matchup review resulted from an examination of 32,011 ranked games where both champions engaged each other.

This particular counter pairing is fairly uncommon. Irelia has to counter Katarina in only 5.3% of her games. Unfortunitally, Irelia does a below average job of countering Katarina. Normally, Irelia wins a lowly 48.0% of games the champs clash against one another in. In Irelia versus Katarina matches, Irelia’s team is 1.0% more likely to obtain first blood. This implies that she probably will be able to get first blood versus Katarina.

Matchups Analyzed

32,011

Win Rate

48%

Team First Blood

51%

Best Irelia Items to Counter Katarina

The most important items to focus on in your Irelia versus Katarina build include Guardian Angel, Trinity Force, and Wit's End. When Irelia incorporated at least these three pieces in her build, she did significantly better when facing Katarina than with most other common builds.

Guardian Angel Item Trinity Force Item Wit's End Item

Best Irelia Runes to Counter Katarina

To have the best probability of crushing Katarina as Irelia, you should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Sudden Impact, and Ravenous Hunter runes. Out of all the rune sets players used for Irelia vs Katarina matchups, this combination of runes yielded the greatest win rate. We have also displayed the top Katarina runes to counterpick against Irelia to help you grasp how she will probably be played to try to beat your champion.

Best Irelia Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Alacrity Rune Legend: Alacrity
Last Stand Rune Last Stand
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter

Best Katarina Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Sudden Impact Rune Sudden Impact
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Tenacity Rune Legend: Tenacity

Stats

The following tables underscore some vital Irelia against Katarina counter statistics that may help you realize the distinctions between these two champs. As an example, Irelia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 1.8 is less than Katarina’s ratio of 2.2, demonstrating that Irelia may be less central to her team's team fighting capacity than Katarina.

Battle Stats

Kills

Irelia Stats
7.7 8.9
Katarina Stats

Deaths

Irelia Stats
7 6.9
Katarina Stats

Assists

Irelia Stats
4.7 6.1
Katarina Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Irelia Stats
3.4 3.9
Katarina Stats

Damage Dealt

Irelia Stats
18479 20153
Katarina Stats

Damage Taken

Irelia Stats
26085 23043
Katarina Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Irelia Stats
5.1 5
Katarina Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Irelia Stats
0.8 0.8
Katarina Stats

Dragons Killed

Irelia Stats
1.8 1.9
Katarina Stats

Barons Killed

Irelia Stats
0.4 0.3
Katarina Stats

Gold Earned

Irelia Stats
11812 11027
Katarina Stats

Minions Killed

Irelia Stats
172 129
Katarina Stats

Irelia normally has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than her counter does. On average, Irelia receives more damage than Katarina. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also imply that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is unable to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

In Irelia vs Katarina matchups, Irelia usually earns much more CS than Katarina. Champions who on average do not earn many minion kills normally don't need much CS to be effective. They are able to scale well off of their skills and stats alone. However, champions with tons of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, work to do better than the averages displayed here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 32011 Irelia vs Katarina 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.