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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Olaf as Irelia are presented for all ranked divisions. To scope the statistics and builds to a particular skill level, you may use the selection menu located earlier on the page.