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

Irelia vs Olaf

How to Beat Olaf as Irelia in LoL Olaf is in the s tier of champions
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How to Beat Olaf as Irelia

based on 3,111 Irelia vs Olaf matchups
Win Rate
49.8 %
K/D/A
1.88
Pick Rate
1.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our matchup stats from the millions of rated LoL games that we evaluate each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Olaf as Irelia resulted from an evaluation of 3111 ranked games where both champs fought one another. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Irelia has to counter Olaf in only 1.8% of her rounds.

Irelia vs Olaf Matchup Summary

Irelia does a average job of countering Olaf. On average, she wins a acceptable 49.8% of games the champs fight one another in. In Irelia against Olaf games, Irelia’s side is 0.1% less expected to earn first blood. This implies that she probably won't be able to get first blood versus Olaf.

Best Irelia vs Olaf Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
PickaxeVampiric Scepter

Core Irelia Items

~22 Mins
Jak'Sho, The ProteanRavenous HydraDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Guardian AngelFrozen HeartWit's EndBlade of The Ruined King

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
Inspiration Magical FootwearBiscuit Delivery
Attack Speed Adaptive Force Armor
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
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
16
R

Guide to Countering Olaf as Irelia

Tips for Playing as Irelia against Olaf

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 Olaf

Preventing Olaf from reaching his axe will minimize the amount of harassment he can cause in the laning phase.

Olaf becomes more dangerous the lower life he is. Save your disables to finish him off.

Olaf has reduced defenses from damage during Ragnarok, despite being immune to disables. If you can't escape from Olaf during Ragnarok, try focusing your damage on him with your teammates.

Irelia vs Olaf Counter Stats

Irelia Image
Win Rate
49.8 %
VS
Win Rate
50.2 %
Olaf Image
7.8
< Kills >
7.4
6.9
< Deaths >
6.6
5.2
< Assists >
5.1
1.75
< Killing Sprees >
1.67
185
< Minions Killed >
136
0.11
< Dragons Killed >
0.39
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.54
14,810
< Physical Damage >
15,717
5,719
< Magic Damage >
247
1,077
< True Damage >
6,801
21,607
< Damage Dealt >
22,766
29,266
< Damage Taken >
28,709
12,360
< Gold Earned >
11,968
2.06
< Towers >
2.43
0.03
< Baron Takedowns >
0.1
5,705
< Total Healing >
7,868
14,248
< Experience >
14,084
16
< Vision Score >
16
8
< Wards Placed >
7
96
< Time Dealing CC >
345

How to Counter Olaf with Irelia in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here underscore some significant Irelia versus Olaf matchup statistics that may help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the two. Irelia’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Olaf’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Irelia may be more central to her team's team fighting capacity than Olaf..

Irelia typically has a similar longest kill spree as her opponent does. Commonly, she receives a similar amount of damage to Olaf. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also hint that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Irelia and Olaf

Damage Types Compared

Irelia
Olaf
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Irelia
Olaf

Who is Better, Irelia or Olaf?

Both League of Legends champions are great. Both have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Irelia usually fairs equally well when playing against Olaf, with a 49.8% win rate. Thus, Irelia makes an ok counter for Olaf.

While Irelia does have a lower win rate compared to Olaf, when facing one another, Irelia also has a greater learning curve that makes her a more difficult champion to develop with. You should be careful when picking Irelia into Olaf.

Additionally, Irelia also has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Olaf. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Irelia vs Olaf matchups, Olaf is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.

Irelia is a somewhat poor counter to Olaf. You will do well by focussing your actions on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Irelia against Olaf.

Additional Information for Irelia Players

How We Calculated Our Irelia vs Olaf Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Olaf as Irelia, we analyzed 3,111 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 Olaf 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 Olaf during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions shown above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Irelia typically gets a similar amount of CS as Olaf. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Irelia versus Olaf build include Jak'Sho, The Protean, Ravenous Hydra, and Death's Dance. When Irelia bought at least these three pieces in her build, she did a lot better countering Olaf than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Irelia had an average winrate of 49.8% battling Olaf with these items in her kit.

To have the highest likelihood of beating Olaf as Irelia, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Biscuit Delivery runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets we have analyed for Irelia vs Olaf face-offs, this combo of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 49.8% winrate overall.

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