Irelia Update in 8.7

Posted on at 7:11 AM by Aznbeat
[Updated with details on Spirit of Ionia mission, Free Rotation champs, and Ionia Icon reward!]

"I am both the tranquil sea and the tempest." Irelia's champion update is dancing on to live with patch 8.7, including new gameplay, visuals, updated skins, voiceover, and more!
Continue reading to see kit specifics, updated skin previews, special interactions, and more!

Table of Contents

Release Announcement

The update is available as soon as the 8.7 patch hits live! From the release announcement - "Irelia available now!"
"The Blade Dancer’s performance has commenced. Dash and slash through your foes with levitating blades moved by your will alone—Irelia is available now. 
The Bundle 
The Blade Dancer Bundle | 2617 RP (3233 RP if you need Irelia) 
Available now until April 16 at 23:59 PT, this bundle includes:
  • Aviator Irelia
  • Frostblade Irelia
  • Infiltrator Irelia
  • Nightblade Irelia
  • Order of the Lotus Irelia 
Infiltrator Irelia will also be available for individual purchase during this period. 
Discover More 
Learn more about Irelia, her gameplay, and her backstory: 

Spirit of Ionia Mission Icon & Ionian Champion Free Rotation

A new mission, Spirit of Ionia, should be appearing in the client soon, rewarding the Ionia icon we saw in the 8.7 PBE cycle:

Select Ionian champions are on free rotation to help you along your quest! Here's Riot Rolo Tomasi with more:
"From now until April 8 at 11:59 PM PT, select Ionian Champs are on free rotation so you can complete The Spirit of Ionia mission, snag the Ionia icon, and restore balance in the wake of the Noxian invasion. 
Mission & Icon Dates:
  • Start: 4/4 - 8:00 AM PT
  • Ends: 4/16 - 23:59 PT
Champs on free rotation: Yasuo, Karma & Lee Sin 
Read stories from Ionia here."

Irelia, the Blade Dancer

Champion Spotlight

Before we get into the graceful details, here's Irelia's champion spotlight:

Stats & Abilities

  • Base MR: 32
  • Base AD: 63
  • AD per Level: 4 
  • Base HP: 580
  • HP Growth: 85
  • HP Regen Growth: 0.17
  • Attack Speed Growth: 2.5
  • Movespeed: 340
  • Attack Range: 200
  • Mana Growth: 30
  • Armor Growth: 3

Ionian Fervor (Passive)
"When Irelia hits enemies with her abilities, she gains a stack of Ionian Fervor for 6 seconds. Her basic attacks deal [4/5/6/7/9/10/11/12/14/16/18/20/22/24 at 1/3/5/7/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18 + 2/3/4% AD at 1/7/13 ] bonus magic damage per stack. 
At max (4) stacks, Ionian Fervor also grants [20/30/40% at 1/7/13] Attack speed and deals 300% damage to shields.  
Ionian Fervor's duration is refreshed when Irelia attacks a champion.
An ability will grant multiple stacks if it hits multiple champions."

Bladesurge (Q)
Cost: 20 Mana
Cooldown: 12/11/10/9/8 seconds
Irelia dashes to an enemy, dealing 10/30/50/70/90 (+80% AD) physical damage, applying on-hit effects and healing for [12/14/16/18/20% AD] health. 
Bladesurge's cooldown is reset if the target was Marked or dies to Bladesurge. 
Bladesurge deals 60% bonus damage to non-champions.

Defiant Dance (W)
Cost: 70/75/80/85/90 Mana
Cooldown: 16/15/14/13/12 seconds
First Cast: Irelia aligns her blades into a defensive formation, gaining 45/50/55/60/65% (+10% AP) damage reduction and a stack of Ionian Fervor but becoming unable to act. 
Second Cast: Irelia swipes her blades, dealing 10/30/50/70/90 (+60% AD) (+45% AP) physical damage. Damage increases with charge time, up to 20/60/100/140/180 (+120% AD) (+80% AP) after .75 seconds. 
Defiant Dance cannot be interrupted. 
Quick Cast: Hold and release instead of casting twice.

Flawless Duet (E)
Cost: 50 Mana
Cooldown: 14/13/12/11/10 seconds
Irelia readies 2 blades that will fly towards each other once placed, dealing 80/120/160/200/240 (+80% AP) magic damage and stunning for .8/.9/1/1.1/1.2 seconds. 
Champions and large monsters are Marked for 6 seconds.
Flawless Duet deals 50% damage to monsters.

Vanguard's Edge (R)
Cost: 100 Mana
Cooldown: 120/105/90 seconds
Irelia launches a storm of blades that explode outward upon hitting a champion. The blades deal 150/275/400 (+70% AP) magic damage and Mark champions and large monsters for 6 seconds. 
Irelia then forms the blades into a wall for 2.5/3/3.5 seconds. Passing through the wall deals 125/200/275 (+70% AP) magic damage, slows by 60% and disarms for 2 seconds. 
Disarmed enemies cannot basic attack.


Irelia's new voiceover clocks in at just over 17 minutes:

Irelia has a ton of new special interactions:

She also has new pick and ban quotes:

Non-English VO:


In-client bio:
"The Noxian occupation of Ionia produced many heroes, none more unlikely than young Irelia of Navori. Trained in the ancient dances of her province, she adapted her art for war, using the graceful and carefully practised movements to levitate a host of deadly blades. After proving herself as a fighter, she was thrust into the role of resistance leader and figurehead, and to this day remains dedicated to the preservation of her homeland."
Irelia's full bio and short story have also been added to her Universe page!


Short Story

Updated Skins

Each of Irelia's skin were also updated:

Nightblade Irelia

Aviator Irelia

Infiltrator Irelia

Frostblade Irelia

Order of the Lotus Irelia

Irelia Update Login Theme

A new login themed around Irelia will be featured in the client this patch:


For more on the Irelia Champion Update, check out these links:

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