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  • Classic Irelia Skingallerybutton
  • Nightblade Irelia Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 16-Nov-2010
  • Aviator Irelia Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 16-Nov-2010
  • Infiltrator Irelia Skingallerybutton
    (Legacy Skin, No Longer Available) 975 RP / 11-Oct-2011
  • Frostblade Irelia Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 01-May-2012
  • Order of the Lotus Irelia Skingallerybutton
    750 RP / 04-Jun-2015

  • Classic Skin
  • Nightblade Irelia
  • Aviator Irelia
  • Infiltrator Irelia


  • Irelia was designed by Ezreal.
  • Irelia is the focus of a LoL meme, "Better Nerf Irelia," in which Morello determines that a certain champion is currently overpowered, but chooses instead to nerf Irelia, due to his numerous alterations to her skillset.
    • Irelia received nerfs one day before her release because Morello said she was too "annoying to play against".
  • The floating object behind her head is the "Mantle of Decorum", which is Ionia's highest decoration.
  • The naming of her style, "Hiten Style", her backstory, and Xypherous' confirmation show Irelia is based on Kenshin Himura of Rurouni Kenshin. [1]
  • Ricklessabandon stated that Irelia is somewhat similar to a lich, and her weapon acts as her phylactery. [2]
    • Lore states however Irelia was saved before she died, meaning she is not actually dead. A lich is a being that chooses undeath in order to become immortal. Irelia is not immortal, nor is she dead.
    • What this means for Irelia is that if someone was to destroy her blades, then she would die.
  • Irelia's swords stab her as she dies. Whether Irelia does this out of honor or due to losing control of her blades is up to debate.
  • Irelia was one of the champions chosen for the Ionian pool available during the Ionia versus Noxus: Rematch. However, she was not one of the selected champions.
  • Irelia has the highest potential tenacity stat in the game, capped at 88%: 40% from her Ionian Fervor.png passive (granted at least 3 enemy champions are within her sight); 15% from the Tenacious mastery s4.png Tenacious mastery, 25% from Elixir of Iron item.png Elixir of Iron and 35% from any tenacity item in the game, after being calculated with diminishing returns.
    • Previously, ZacSquare.png Zac could achieve 86.18% tenacity, the highest, while using Let&#039;s Bounce!.png Let's Bounce!, Tenacious mastery s3.png Tenacious and 35% from tenacity items in-game. This is no longer possible, however, due to the fact that the tenacity boost from Zac's ultimate has been removed.
  • Her French jokes are references to the character of Brice de Nice from the eponymous French film.
  • Her joke "My blade is not only precise, but totally gnarly" references that she rides her weapon like a surfboard and "gnarly" being a term used by most surfers to express if something is cool or good.
  • IreliaSquare.png Irelia shares two quotes with GarenSquare.png Garen: "Forge onward." and "I will not falter."
  • She shares a quote with EzrealSquare.png EzrealAnnieSquare.png AnnieThreshSquare.png Thresh, and EvelynnSquare.png Evelynn: "This way."
  • She shares a quote with LucianSquare.png Lucian: "It ends here."
  • She shares a quote with RenektonSquare.png Renekton: "Cut them down."
IreliaSquare.png Aviator Irelia [S|L]
  • It is a reference to Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
IreliaSquare.png Nightblade Irelia [S|L]
  • The splash art is similar to the Assassin's Creed 2 cover, both Ezio and Irelia bearing the hidden blade on both of their arms and making the same stance.
  • She bares similarities to Marvel Comic's character "Black Widow" due to the black outfit and red belt buckle. 
  • She also shares a striking resemblance to AkaliSquare.png Silverfang Akali in design.
IreliaSquare.png Order of the Lotus Irelia [S|L]
  • She shares this theme with KarmaSquare.png Karma.


  • Soraka Soraka was responsible for saving a nearly deceased Irelia during the Noxian invasion of Ionia.


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