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  • Classic Skin Skingallerybutton
  • Nightblade Irelia Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 16-Nov-2010
  • Aviator Irelia Skingallerybutton
    520 RP / 16-Nov-2010
  • Infiltrator Irelia Skingallerybutton
    975 RP / 11-Oct-2011
  • Frostblade Irelia Skingallerybutton
    975RP / 1-May-2012

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


  • Irelia was designed by Ezreal.
  • The floating object behind her head is the "Mantle of Decorum", which is Ionia's highest decoration.
  • 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 bears a resemblance to Melia Antiqua, a character from Xenoblade Chronicles who has a similar outfit as well as hair color.
  • Irelia was one of the champions chosen for the Ionian pool available during the 2010 Ionian Versus Noxus Grudge Match. However, she was not one of the selected champions.
  • It has been hinted that Irelia's brother Zelos is possibly being made into a champion and is currently in development.
  • Irelia, has among the highest potential tenacity stat in the game, capped at 64.9% (40% from her Ionian Fervor.png passive, granted at least 3 enemy champions are within her sights, 15% from the Tenacious mastery s4.png Tenacious mastery and 35% from any tenacity item in the game, i.e. Mercury's Treads item.png Mercury's Treads after being calculated with diminishing returns). Thus, the duration of almost all crowd control effects in the game can be cut by more than half against Irelia.
    • Previously, ZacSquare.png Zac could achieve 86.18% tenacity, the highest, while using Let's Bounce!.png Let's Bounce!, Tenacious mastery s3.png Tenacious and 35% from tenacity items in-game. However, this only lasts for the duration of Let's Bounce!.png Let's Bounce! and so Irelia's is more reliable. This is no longer possible after the tenacity boost from Zac's ultimate is removed.
  • 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."
  • ricklessabandon stated that Irelia is somewhat similar to a lich, and her weapon acts as her phylactery. [1]
  • The naming of her style, "Hiten Style", her backstory, and Xypherous' confirmation show Irelia is based on Kenshin Himura of Rurouni Kenshin. [2]


  • 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 tell if something is cool or good.
  • IreliaSquare.png Irelia shares two quotes with GarenSquare.png Garen: "Forge Onward." and "I will not falter."
  • IreliaSquare.png Irelia shares a quote with EzrealSquare.png EzrealAnnieSquare.png AnnieThreshSquare.png Thresh, and EvelynnSquare.png Evelynn: "This way."
  • Irelia shares a quote with Lucian: "It ends here."


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]
  • In Chinese 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 "Blackwidow" due to the black outfit and red belt buckle. 
  • She also shares a striking resemblance to AkaliSquare.png Silverfang Akali in design.


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


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