Nunu & Willump vs Illaoi Counter Build

How to Beat Illaoi as Nunu & Willump


We at MOBA Champion analyze millions of recently ranked LoL matches every week. Within our data, Nunu & Willump did battle with Illaoi 17,032 times. Using so many matchups for Nunu & Willump versus Illaoi gives us a lot of faith in our ability to prepare useful stats and a supported build to annihilate your opposition.

This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Nunu & Willump has to counter Illaoi in only 2.4% of his matches. Nunu & Willump has done a average job of countering Illaoi. On average, Nunu & Willump wins a acceptable 50.0% of games the champs face off with each other in. In Nunu & Willump versus Illaoi games, Nunu & Willump’s team is 5.0% more probable to earn first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood versus Illaoi.

Matchups Analyzed


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Team First Blood


Best Nunu & Willump Items to Counter Illaoi

The best items to prioritize in your Nunu & Willump versus Illaoi build include Thornmail, Randuin's Omen, and Dead Man's Plate. When Nunu & Willump bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting Illaoi than with most other commonly used item sets.

Thornmail Item Randuin's Omen Item Dead Man's Plate Item

Best Nunu & Willump Runes to Counter Illaoi

To have the best chance of crushing Illaoi as Nunu & Willump, you should use the Dark Harvest, Cheap Shot, Eyeball Collection, Relentless Hunter, Waterwalking, and Celerity runes. Out of all the runes players picked for Nunu & Willump vs Illaoi fights, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. We have also shown the top Illaoi runes to fend off Nunu & Willump in order to help you interpret how she will likely be played to try to beat your champion.

Best Nunu & Willump Runes

Dark Harvest Rune Dark Harvest
Cheap Shot Rune Cheap Shot
Eyeball Collection Rune Eyeball Collection
Relentless Hunter Rune Relentless Hunter
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Celerity Rune Celerity

Best Illaoi Runes

Conqueror Rune Conqueror
Triumph Rune Triumph
Legend: Bloodline Rune Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace Rune Coup de Grace
Taste of Blood Rune Taste of Blood
Ravenous Hunter Rune Ravenous Hunter


The following tables clarify several important Nunu & Willump vs. Illaoi matchup stats that can help us grasp the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Nunu & Willump’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.8 is better than Illaoi’s ratio of 1.7, indicating that Nunu & Willump may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Illaoi. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Battle Stats


Nunu & Willump Stats
4.5 5.9
Illaoi Stats


Nunu & Willump Stats
5.8 6.3
Illaoi Stats


Nunu & Willump Stats
11.5 4.7
Illaoi Stats

Largest Killing Spree

Nunu & Willump Stats
2.2 2.7
Illaoi Stats

Damage Dealt

Nunu & Willump Stats
12106 23380
Illaoi Stats

Damage Taken

Nunu & Willump Stats
34083 29812
Illaoi Stats

Objective Stats

Towers Destroyed

Nunu & Willump Stats
4.9 5.5
Illaoi Stats

Inhibitors Destroyed

Nunu & Willump Stats
0.8 1
Illaoi Stats

Dragons Killed

Nunu & Willump Stats
2 1.8
Illaoi Stats

Barons Killed

Nunu & Willump Stats
0.4 0.3
Illaoi Stats

Gold Earned

Nunu & Willump Stats
9863 10820
Illaoi Stats

Minions Killed

Nunu & Willump Stats
31 158
Illaoi Stats

Nunu & willump typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, Nunu & Willump receives more damage than Illaoi. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also illustrate that the champion with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Nunu & Willump usually racks up many fewer minion kills than Illaoi. Champs that don't get many minion kills typically don't require much CS to be effective. Instead, they are capable of scaling easily off their abilities alone. However, champs with large amounts of CS, such as carries, usually have to have a lot of gold to be effective. In either case, work to pass the values shown here to do well.

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How We Analyze Our Matchups

For this counter guide, we analyzed 17032 Nunu & Willump vs Illaoi 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 Illaoi as Nunu & Willump 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.