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Illaoi·Top Build

Prophet of an Elder GodP
Tentacle SmashQ
Harsh LessonW
Test of SpiritE
Leap of FaithR
Win rate50.7%
Pick rate3.0%
Ban rate4.8%
Matches47 870-
Illaoi Top has a 50.7% win rate with 3.0% pick rate in Emerald + and is currently ranked B tier. Based on our analysis of 47 870 matches in patch 14.12 the best build for Illaoi is Iceborn Gauntlet, Plated Steelcaps, Black Cleaver, Sterak's Gage, and Spirit Visage. Most picked runes for Illaoi Top are Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Bone Plating, and Overgrowth for primary tree, as well as Last Stand, and Presence of Mind for secondary tree.
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Illaoi Build

Top Top  Patch 14.12

Most Popular

Win Rate 52.6% based on 6 990 matches

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Recommended builds

Build
WR
Grasp of the UndyingPrecision
Iceborn Gauntlet

Most Popular

52.6%
Grasp of the UndyingPrecision
Sundered Sky

Highest WR

56.4%
Grasp of the UndyingPrecision
Black Cleaver

Alternative

52.7%
ConquerorResolve
Iceborn Gauntlet

Off-Meta

50.0%

Top Players
ALL

Player name
WR

Satorius Pro

33.3%
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觸手人#4372 OTP

85.7%
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Biertje OTP

45.2%

Matchup Specific

vs Champion
WR

Aatrox

57.2%

Renekton

56.1%

runes

Resolve
Resolve
Grasp of the UndyingAftershockGuardian
Demolish
Font of Life
Shield Bash
Conditioning
Second Wind
Bone Plating
Overgrowth
Revitalize
Unflinching
Precision
Precision
Absorb Life
Triumph
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Legend: Haste
Legend: Bloodline
Coup de Grace
Cut Down
Last Stand
Adaptive Force
Attack Speed
Ability Haste
Adaptive Force
Move Speed
Health Scaling
Health
Tenacity and Slow Resist
Health Scaling

spells

SummonerFlash

D

SummonerTeleport

F

items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's Shield
Health Potion
Stealth Ward

@ 14 sec

Early Items

Sheen
Boots

@ 4 min

Core Items

Iceborn Gauntlet
Plated Steelcaps
Black Cleaver

@ 19 min

Full Build

Iceborn Gauntlet
Plated Steelcaps
Black Cleaver
Sterak's Gage
Spirit Visage
Jak'Sho, The Protean

ability order

Max:

E

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Q

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W

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Skills

Prophet of an Elder God
Tentacle Smash
Harsh Lesson
Test of Spirit
Leap of Faith
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
Q
9
E
10
Q
11
R
12
Q
13
Q
14
W
15
W
16
R
17
W
18
W

situational items

Sundered Sky
Thornmail
Overlord's Bloodmail
Hullbreaker
Randuin's Omen
Kaenic Rookern

Illaoi Matchups Overview

Illaoi General information

Illaoi tips and tricks

Illaoi’s Tentacle SmashQ is a great poke tool and is great for wave control too. However, it is slightly more expensive than her Harsh LessonW. If you can, try and use a terrain Tentacle instead of your Tentacle SmashQ to trade with the enemy. Essentially, they will do the same job at the cost of less mana!

Take advantage of your Harsh LessonW auto-attack reset by (when applicable) walking up to the enemy, auto-attacking once and then using your Harsh LessonW.

Illaoi’s Ultimate Leap of FaithR has a brief moment of unstoppability at the beginning. This can be used to dodge critical crowd control that would otherwise limit your damage potential.

Illaoi combos

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The Best Illaoi Builds, Runes and Items for Top in Emerald +

Most Popular

If you want to use the most popular Illaoi Top build, you should take Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells. For runes, you should pick Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, followed by Demolish, Bone Plating and Overgrowth in the primary tree, as well as Last Stand and Presence of Mind in the secondary tree. For rune shards, you want Adaptive Force in offense, Adaptive Force in flex and Health Scaling in defense, though it depends on the matchup. Finally, for your items, you should build Iceborn Gauntlet as your first item, followed by Plated Steelcaps and Black Cleaver. For your last 3 items, you should build Sterak's Gage, Spirit Visage and finish with Jak'Sho, The Protean. For the skill order, you want to stick with E - Q - W. Right now, this build has 52.6% winrate over 6 990 matches played.

Alternative

If you're looking for alternatives, you can use Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, with runes being Grasp of the Undying as your keystone, Demolish, Bone Plating and Overgrowth in the primary tree, and Last Stand with Presence of Mind in the secondary tree, as well as Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force, and Health Scaling as your rune shards. The items that this build incorporates are Black Cleaver as your first item, then Plated Steelcaps as a second item and Iceborn Gauntlet as a third item. You want to finish the build with Sterak's Gage, Spirit Visage and Overlord's Bloodmail. As far as ability max order goes, you want to keep it E - Q - W. This build is currently sitting at a 52.7% win rate across 3 261 matches played.

Off-Meta

If you want to try an Off-Meta Illaoi Top build in the current patch, try Flash and Teleport as your Summoner Spells, Conqueror, Presence of Mind, Legend: Haste and Last Stand as your primary rune tree, and Bone Plating with Demolish as your secondary tree. Use Adaptive Force, Adaptive Force and Health Scaling as your shards. For items in this build, you want to complete Iceborn Gauntlet as your first item, then finish Plated Steelcaps as your second item, and Black Cleaver as third item. The last 3 options are Sterak's Gage, Spirit Visage and Jak'Sho, The Protean. The ability order for this build is E - Q - W. As of the current patch, this build has a 50.0% win rate over 2 026 matches played.

Situational Illaoi Runes and Items

Depending on the context of your game, your matchup, and enemy champions, you might want to consider building some situational items or take specific runes. Carefully examine your team, enemy team, game state , and your matchup to plan your Illaoi build accordingly! For example, when it comes to rune shards, you might want to take either Armor or Magic Resist, depending on which champion you are about to lane against.

Furthermore, if you want a more detailed breakdown, you should also check out Illaoi runes page.

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Illaoi Counters - Best and Worst Matchups for Top in Emerald +

Best Matchups

In Patch 14.12 the best possible matchups for Illaoi Top are:

Consider picking Illaoi into these matches to increase your chance to win a game. These are the most popular Top matchups that currently are in favor of Illaoi.

Worst Matchups

We highly recommend avoiding picking Illaoi in the current patch into the following Top matchups:

These champions are considered as Illaoi counters in the current patch, and playing such a matchup will decrease your chances of winning a game.

Additional Notes

If you want to find out more about best and worst matchups, as well as specific matchup statistics, we highly encourage you to check our Illaoi counters page. Keep in mind that while the champion may counter or be countered, it also comes down to your individual skill, the skill of your opponent, your team, and enemy team compositions.