Illaoithe Kraken Priestess | Ranked #24 out of 82 in Top
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Top Lane (97%)
Illaoi Top Lane Counters: 5,9932,7092,6555922017 matches, 46 counter champions
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Tips Against Illaoi in Top Lane Tips Provided by MOBAFire Guide Authors
Cryniu says “Trata de evitar principalmente su E para que no haga tentáculos ni te pegue.
Compra botas para esquivar más facil sus habilidades.
Vesta espinosa si ves que se cura mucho.
Casi no sirve la tenacidad contra Illaoi, considera no usarla.
Trata de no entrar con tu E si tiene su R.
Es complicado matarla, te sugiero estar más a la defensiva.
Con tu W anulas la W de ella.”
ogilabadabahamdala says “really easy when she uses ult just run and wait for it to run out. Then kill her like she is nothing, or if you are a little risky just click your e. Buy bramble first or go ignite.”
Helzky says “Illaoi is terrible against Yorick. Take Ignite + Ghost or Ignite + TP and run her down. Level 2 all in, and level 3 all in. Level 6, make sure she doesn't leave her tower. If you end up not taking Ignite then buy executioners.”
havy says “two of her abilities are skill shots, keep in mind that she'll try to wait for you to go for last hit on minions so she can either Q or E you, keep her ult in mind if you ask for a gank, as she has 2v1 potential with it”
Ujiyo says “It will be VERY hard to all in her and very hard to not get poked out. Consider dodging or asking for jungle help in the early game. Build antiheal or ignite and try to Q dash out of the fight when she presses R.”
magician4444 says “A good illaoi can make this somewhat difficult but for the most part, just dodge her E. If she ults you don't stand inside near her tentacles. You can easily kite her down the lane because she's slow. Getting hit by an E is really bad. You're really squishy so you'll lose like 50% of your HP just from her destorying the spirit.”
Your Desired Username says “Mordekaiser's easiest matchup in my opinion, as you just completely negate her kit with your ult. You remove her e spirit and on average around 4 tentacles that would have otherwise beaten the shit out of you if it wasn't for your ult. Even though this matchup is unloseable, I would still recommend taking ignite as it lets you get a few more kills than usual and in case it somehow gets close you still have ignite as a lifeline so to speak. You even beat her pre 6 with ignite so she doesn't even have a chance to get a lead then. Post-6 you can just braindead run into her until she ults and you just ult after her, just make sure to not ult her during the animation of her ult as she is unstoppable for a split second. Ulting her in teamfights can be very useful, just make sure she already used ult so she doesn't spank you in Brazil.”
boboderaffe says “As long as you don’t run into her and dodge her E‘s, you’re fine. You won’t be able to kill her, so you’re better off going for „Perma Freeze“ to keep her at bay. This will be especially useful if she decides to join a teamfight and you can lock her in place. ”
BreadedBreadCrum says “Illaoi is high sustain, unga bunga bonk bonk fighting style. She has 10 angles she can hit you from with her tentacles, so your shield is mainly used against her empowered auto attack. Buy bramble early. Go Grasp.”
Hoosteen says “she is such a pain to deal with. Similar to sett. she can shit on you and your jungler. unlike sett, you can beat her if you do everything right. you can block of lot of her damage with e but not a whole lot. if she misses her e feel free to go in for a short trade. Just get 6 and start to roam. it's less stress.”
Black Demon Ezel says “Illaoi is much more dangerous to Yorick than she is to my morde gameplay. To beat Illaoi, you usually have to be fast enough to evade her tentacles which anyone can be with boots. But avoid grouping up on her 1v5 because it doesn't matter how weak she is throughout the game, too much grouping will just feed her. Try to get kills early on and then single her out to slaughter her”
Atomragnar says “If you dodge her E you will win. Poke her with Q. You need brambles before level 6 if you want to fight her since her healing from R is huge.
If you doesn't dodge her E you will loose the fight. ”
ArshieMeBob says “Poke her down and hit her tentacles. If you get hit by E, you either just concede, or push forward on her, based on if she has tentacles or not. She's basically a cannon minion without E. At level 6 she upgrades from cannon minion to super minion. You can no longer win if she hits E. The best part is, if she ults, you can do something called walk away. Overall just an easy matchup”
LunaticDancer says “You can just walk out of her damaging skills, her E is an easily blockable skillshot. Buying armor cripples her damage. But really, the core if the match up is: WALK. AWAY. FROM. HER. DAMAGE.
Don't ever just stand in her ult. With a bit of micro skills, you're gonna beat her without a sweat.
Runes and items based on confidence.”
COJA says “If you dodge her E you will always win. Try to dodge her Q without using E, as you can punish her immediately after. Kill her tentacles if you can. If you get an early ironspike and she doesn't build tank, you can kill her with one perfect combo.”
N0kk__ says “Illaoi is an extreme threat/bully. If she can hits her Q or E you will vomit by the amount of the you will recive. When level 6 avoid asking for ganks as Illaoi will get two free kills. Anathema's Chains is good here as you will avoid her burst. The best thing to do is ask for ganks before level 6 and even then you don't know the outcome.”
UnderworldShun says “I hate this champ. As xpetu says, either dodge her E or dodge the game. On that note, he has a very informative video on Illaoi, so go watch that if you don't know how to deal with her. ”
Eduardocwalle says “Illaoi is the same for a lot of champs cause her kit is based on hitting E, so just play with the wave and she shouldn´t be able to trade u. BUT, if u want to engage her do it before lvl 6 cause u will suffer EVEN WITH IGNITE. Ur only option is ignite her and dodge some dmg of her R with yours.”
Polartech says “If you are good to dodge her soul stealing, it will be really an easy lane, otherwise could be a nightmare, don't try to trade when she catch Kayle's soul you will only loose life doing nothing, dodge the tentacoles and play safe.”
XxDarkMEGAxX says “Illaoi late game is very annoying and hard to play against. Zac doesn't move around at the speed of light, making it so that her tentacle can hit you pretty often, and her ult will be able to one shot you if you don't build properly. Early game you should try to fight her as much as you can to prevent her from getting CS, her first ability is usually Tentacle Smash, which is very easy to dodge. I recommend bringing Ignite and Flash, but be very careful past level 6.”
CEOofMicrowave says “Rush boots. Will be very punishing if you don't play this right. When the tentacle goes to slam, walk horizontally. If she pulls out your spirit or ults, just leave the fight. Anti heal is absolutely worth it here. ”
Sandor Clegane98 says “Okay so ms.olympia wannabe here can be a real pain in the arse for 2 reasons,if you get hit by her tentacle pull chances are you'll lose the trade and potentially an all in as she heals off hitting your pulled image thingy so generally you have to avoid getting hit by that,the 2nd reason is you can get apeshit dumpstered in a post 6 all in if you don't bother dodging her ult tentacles.Pre 6 assuming her tentacle pull is on CD you can dumpster the mma wannabe pretty easy,so don't be afraid for trades/pokes and potential all ins,as for the post 6 all ins generally just try to bother dodging literally any tentacle you can and you'll be fine in the long run.
Dshield or Dblade because it's skill.”
ToothlessKnight says “Very annoying matchup as she can easily land her E on Urgot and bullys very slower champs. Urgot has a fat hitbox as well. Get lane dominance early and push her in, she isn't a champion until she is lv3. Rush an executioners and do not let her get lane control. She will make your life hell if she gets ahead. If your jungler doesn't come pre lv6 do not call for them to help. Illaoi is a monster at 2v1ing with her ult damage and healing. Once you're lv9 you have outscaled illaoi and should win most all ins even if she lands her e on you. Wave management is key in this one.”
MrZoltannn says “Her Q hits like a truck so try to dodge it, when she uses Q to hit you outside its range, poke back with your Q. look out for her lvl, since her E can damage you pretty well. for safe laning and fights, go stridebreaker or goredrinker, for more dmg go Prowler's and go lvl 6 all-in on her. Look out for her ult, since its her biggest heal source as well, so rushing executioner into your mythic is a good idea.”
_WhiteSnow_ says “Lane will not be fun - dodge her e to the best of your ability and try to play for picks and skirmishes away from her. If you do manage to avoid her e, look to get a quick trade. Rush antiheal.”
xPetu says “Tips: W her W-AA. Learn to dodge her E or dodge the game. If you get hit by E, instantly run away from spirit range. Dodge tentacles by moving straight at a 90 degree angle. When she R's, just disengage.”
I Am Goliath says “My tips for this matchup:
#1 Start Doran's Blade and run PTA since you want to be very agressive early levels (1-3),.
#3 Stand behind your minions to make it hard for her to land E's on you, if you're out in the open make sure you're constantly moving and trying to sidestep her E, if she misses E then try to go all in to punish her illaoi relives heavily on hitting her E to do anything.
#4 Build executioners calling usually after first item, before is fine too if it fits your gold better. #5 Try to force her into teamfights, Illaoi thrives at splitpushing but urgot thrives at teamfighting.
#6 If you know she is going to use her ultimate then try to play right outside the range of it so she doesn't get an extra tentacle on you, this can be especially important if your jungler is ganking for you and you know she is going to ultimate, her ultimate range is about the same as your auto attack range so you can simply step back a little bit to bait it out. #7 You can kill her tentacles with your W very quickly, this is especially useful to know once you're level 9 and have your W maxxed, it is important to note that auto attacking the tentacles and using your W will use your passive proc in that direction, which isn't a big deal later on but can be something to keep in mind early game.”
Anoying bro5 says “Early game dont worry about her E as it doesnt do a ton of damage pre 6. If you get hit by it, dont run away, fight her. Dodge her Qs and tentacle attacks with Q and walking. Pre 6 since her E is useless you can riposte any Q or W dmg, whichever is higher. After 6 be carefuly of her all in dmg. Try to bait out her ult and then disengage and rengage when her ult is down. She will be strong later in team fights due to her ult. Just play around it.”
Stinkee says “This is a skill matchup that can slightly favor Illaoi. The key to winning this matchup is to dodge the E and if she does land it you need to fight her to stop her from attacking your spirit. Stand behind the spirit and aim your Q infront of it so if she tries to attack it she gets knocked up. When she gets her ult she can be a serious threat, if she does ult, try to wait to fight her until her ult is over. If your jungler comes when she's 6 she could easily 1v2 if you and your jungler are stacked ontop of each other and get hit by her E. Rush Bramble Vest to reduce her healing then later upgrade into Thornmail. ”
Sovereign Kitten says “Illaoi has to be played through her passive. Keep taking the tentacles out as they grant you (5g) and prevent her from landing chain abilities, like when she uses her ultimate and hits a target nearby. That being said her ult needs to HIT a champion to activate. It's flashable and avoidable if you Zhonya. However, she is a very simple champion to deal with I would suggest learning to bait out her (E) and side step her tentacles (E) combo and her (Q). If you allow her tentacles to remain and they hit you, she will gain sustain for every tentacle that strikes a champion.
BoilTheOil says “Go Conqueror or Hail of Blades. People that play this champion have brain tumors. You have to kill her pre 6 or you won't be able to play the game anymore. Make sure you have your best shoes on because you have to play dodgeball against this dumbass champion, and if you get hit by 1 E you lose half your hp. If she ults run away from her and then remember you have no mobility and cry. If your team gets ahead she isn't much of a problem, because in teamfights shes only useful if she gets to set up her tenticles beforehand (or if 5 people run into her ult). ”
Phrxshn says “Destroy her Tentacle around her to prevent additional damage or awkward pathing. Dodge her tentacle as the tentacle attack pathing is pretty linear. Her Test of Spirit(E) needs to be dodge to be able to trade against her, but you cannot dodge, just run out of the tether. To be able to trade with her Tether avoid stacking on your Vessel and fling Illaoi away from the Vessel to prevent extra damage. You will have to most likely run out of her ultimate or use Mega Adhesive to delay it. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Illaoi, Without Tether then Even) (Recommended Items: Demonic Embrace) (Outscaling Edge: Even) (Mega Adhesive prevents her leap from Tentacle Smash(Q) and her R)”
Feedaboi says “avoid her e if possible, it is her main source of dmg output, if she hits her e she can 100 to 0 you, but if she misses she becomes very easy to kill. You can play aggressive pre 6, just make sure to dodge her e.”
LiL Bunnie FuFuu says “You can't 1v1 her at any point but it's not the worst. Illaoi lacks any mobility and her spirit idol can be blocked by minions. Your cc can potentially interrupt her ult. Anathemas and thornmail are both very good items here. Redemption is not bad either since the AoE heal soft counters her AoE ult.”
Veng Shotz says “Your only option in this lane is to properly mess with the players head, dodging, bobbing and weaving around so they cant guess where to throw out their e to land it on you.
Since her Q soft locks herself just like Aatrox always try to to dodge hers and land yours for free poke.
Make sure you have proper wave control and set yourself up behind minions so she cant e you for free.
you hard win pre 6 but post 6 all she needs is one e to force you out of lane, more so if she just instantly ults after pulling your soul and crippling you to about sub 25% health. It only gets worse the more ad + e levels she gets, so the name of the game is to dodge her e. ”
quinn adc says “Illaoi's biggest weakness is ranged champions, so keep this in mind.
I believe that it is ESSENTIAL to run fleet into this matchup for sustain and MS to help juke Illaio's E and Qs.
I vs Dirtymobs (best illaio world) often, and so far I have beaten him every single time to the point where he fears the Quinn matchup.
The only time I lost against him was when I accidently ran PTA and also mr runes because I thought I was vsing their AP midlaner top instead of illaoi top.
From that experience, I've learned to value fleet for sustain in lane over PTA to allow you to control the lane.
First, DODGE HER Qs. Her Q range is 825 and will go through minions, which is much longer than our auto attack range.
However, it's quite easy to dodge when you get the hand of it because her Q animtion is delayed a bit.
In lane I like to pay close attention to illaoi, and usually she wants to Q low health minions, so anticipate this and try not to stand directly in a line away from her to make it harder for her to Q you.
If Illaoi Es you, don't fight her and just run away out of the range. When you are vesseled, just dodge one hit and stay near that tentacle.
Each tentacle only hits once and if you don't run around or kill it, no second one will spawn.
After the duration, you can still kill it. Now, this is how you win the illaoi matchup.
Make sure to stand behind minions because her E does not go through minions, but more importantly, if Illaoi misses her E, INSTANTLY use your entire combo on her including your vault.
Illaoi legit gets countered by ranged champions (Dirty Mobs agreed with this as well), and I see so many Quinn players make this mistake.
When Illaoi E is down she is useless against Quinn, so pressure her and punish her if she misses her E.
I like to bait out illaoi E by walking towards illaoi away from minions, and instantly stepping sideways or back because Illaoi thinks I'm walking towards her, but I'm really just trying to bait out her E.
When her E is down, I then combo her and get a big trade win.
Now, post 6 is more scary, but if you blind illaoi during her ult, then you mitiate so so much damage because she is unable to see to land her Qs and abilities on you/your teammates.
I go stormrazor rush because slowing illaoi is huge to help you out run her all-in, or punish her harder for missing Es.
Very easy matchup, just dodge Qs in lane and especially her Es! Legit the only way Illaoi wins early lane is by landing multiple Es on you.
If illaoi doesn't land E on you, then her R isn't scary at all!”
Amphawn says “Dodge her E and you can get some good trades in post 6. Your ult counters hers. Really easy matchup as long as she doesn't get a huge lead early. Although keep in mind that Kayle can't do much before level 6, so don't get cocky because I put her as a 1. You should never be seeking for kills before level 6, as your kit doesn't help you much if you're not ranged yet and get caught out. A fed Illaoi can be a disaster for your team, so make sure you still play normally. That being said she really can't do much as long as you dodge her E and her poke.”
PH45 says “You need to play aggressively in lane early before she gets 6 since after that it's a lot harder to force on her. If you set her behind early you can keep abusing her. While playing against Illaoi it's important to dodge her Test of Spirit. After she misses that you are free to trade with her as she misses a good portion of her damage when she can't utilize the spirit from it. Your E also dodges her W, which can deny a good amount of damage from her. If she ults and you know you can't finish her at that moment Q away as she heals for a good amount when she deals damage in her ult. If you are having trouble with her healing buy a Bramble Vest or a Executioner's Calling. ”
At_Tar_Ras says “sidestep her spirit-grab and you can all-in. whenever she Rs, just walk away. you will lose if you don't. she's one of those champs that can kill you despite being 0-6 and having 1 item whilst you have 2 and a half so beware.”
iZeal says “Dodge every Q and E thrown at you, abuse the fact that she cannot move during her Q and E by hitting her with a Q of your own, respect the fact her ultimate allows her to deal huge amounts of damage and just slowly chip away at her. If she hits her E, walk away and rethink how you are using your E. Illaoi is strong against champions who commit into melee range which Aatrox does not necessarily have to, so only all-in her once you have softened her up enough. Executioner's Calling rush can help at mitigating clutch healing from her tentacles.”
SunFalk says “She has a very good wave clear. She is anoying to lane against. She his tanky. Her ult makes her heal a lot. - Illaoi will be anoying in lane, play safe and poke her, dodge her and CS. Don't forget her tentacles is free money.”
PH45 says “Can be pretty hard to face at times. Make sure to dodge her E or if she hits it to run away from the range. Also just back off if she activates her R as she heals a ton from it if she gets to deal damage with it. She has no escapes though so if your jungler comes just CC her and avoid her R and you should get a kill unless she is really ahead.”
Phrxshn says “Destroy her Tentacle around her to prevent additional damage or awkward pathing. Dodge her tentacle as the tentacle attack pathing is pretty linear. Her Test of Spirit(E) needs to be dodge to be able to trade against her, but if you cannot dodge, just run out of the tether. To be able to trade with her Tether avoid stacking on your Vessel and kite the Illaoi away from the Vessel to prevent extra damage. You will have to most likely run out of her ultimate or use Infected Bonesaw to delay it. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Illaoi, Without Tether then Even) (Recommended Items: Bramble) (Outscaling Edge: Even) ”
A_Drunk_Carry says “You're not trapped here with her, she's trapped with you! Illaoi excels in close range fighting, but so does your Maiden. Rush a grievous early so she doesn't stay alive forever, and just dodge her E soul suck. You win almost all exchanges with ghouls. When she ults she's immobile. Simply wall her, hit her with E, and walk away for the duration of her ult. Ghouls will 4v1 her.
EDIT: Moved from 1 to a 3 as of Patch 11.13. Even with Grievous Wounds if you get hit by her E tentacle or the game gets late she has INSANE lifesteal and regen with Goredrinker, Conqueror, and her ult. It gets pretty annoying. Build Anathemas vs her and mark her before you start fighting.”
MagicallyDelish4 says “Start D blade and level one all in. wait for level 3 before trading again. Always dodge her abilities before trading. If she lands a single E the trade is lost. Post-6 she's killable around 60% hp. Executioners will help so much in this matchup. ”
Xerath gaming says “ANNOYING to fight against, a good illaoi will just E you to death and there's nothing you can do till R, you should be able to kill her when you have R but if u fail to kill her in your R then gg. Pro tip: All tentacles even her R ones will disappear after your ult”
Raen says “You need to dodge her E in this match up. If you jump on her make insta side step cuz most of Illaois do insta E and if she misses her E you can try to kill her then. If she ults and you will know that you won't be able to finish her with her heals just jump away, wait for end of her R and then try to go in. Get Executioner's Calling to reduce Illaoi heals. ”
Justkb says “This is very favorable to Darius before level 6 so you need to abuse this. Force jungle pressure and control the waves so that you can freeze and stop her scaling harder. when she is 6 make sure you instantly disengage if she hits you with an E, and even if she doesn't try to not fight her inside tentacles. I would recommend going executioners early into a Tri - Ster and forcing any mistakes she makes with your jungler.”
P1Legend says “This matchup is way harder in lower elo than higher elo. You can fight her if you dodge her soul grab. If she grabs you with it, just run away and wait it out. If she misses, you can fight. Most people in lower ranks try to fight her despite getting caught by it, and that is how Illaoi gets a Penta. in lane, you can use her tentacles as positioning tools against her. and if your jungler is coming to gank while her grab is up, spam ping them away or get double killed”
SaltCat says “Level 1 you win with your passive stacked, after level 2 you need to fight her ONLY if you dodge her E, if you go on her and she has her E you are doomed, thats all, also you can bait her R and then q away”
LoLReal says “Illaoi is a skill match up. You have to dodge her E, if you do, you should win the lane without too much of an issue. You outdamage her if she misses E.
Depending on the situation fighting her in her E early is not bad before she has levels in it. It allows us to not get hit by the second part of the spell and we can often out trade her early.
Respect her 6, especially if she gets an E off, never fight her post-6 when she gets a soul rip. Ignite is not bad in this lane, or executioners calling after trinity.”
Phrxshn says “Destroy her Tentacle around her to prevent additional damage or awkward pathing. Dodge her tentacle as the tentacle attack pathing is pretty linear. Her Test of Spirit(E) needs to be dodge to be able to trade against her, but you cannot dodge feel to run out of the tether. To be able to trade with her Tether avoid stacking on your Vessel and Pillar of Ice Illaoi away from the Vessel to prevent extra damage. You will have to most likely run out of her ultimate or use Pillar of Ice to delay it. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Illaoi, Without Tether then Even) (Recommended Items: Executioner's, Blade of the Ruined King) (Outscaling Edge: Even)”
A_Drunk_Carry says “Logic would say that Nasus should enjoy Illaoi. Nasus is dog. Illaoi is fish lady that summons delicious tentacles.
However, logic is wrong. Illaoi bullies the living hell out of you. If you walk up to Q her tentacles for stacks she'll suck your soul out of your body for a giant burst of damage.
Get early grievous wounds vs her (executioners or bramble, your call) and also get Anathema's Chains to avoid her bursting you down hard. Let Illaoi push and ask for help from your jungler pre-6. Post-6 she can probably 1v2 you.”
qveenevelynn says “She isnt that hard, try to dodge her comps, and with E u can run faster to avoid tentacles and stuff. If she ults, just run away // Illaoi is so hard atm, i'm getting fucked by her E anytimes :'(”
Fan22 says “She will make a lane against her a living hell.
For Maokai illaoi it´s really hard to deal, as she deals a lot of damague and % Max health damague and heals a good amount of Hp, also illaoi will poke 24/7.
Bramble vest and ignite can help you to reduce her healings and possibly kill her, try kill her pre-6
and when hits lv6 try to dodgue her R, dodging her E also helps you to not get destroyed.”
Phrxshn says “Destroy her Tentacle around her to prevent additional damage or awkward pathing. Dodge her tentacle as the tentacle attack pathing is pretty linear. Her Test of Spirit(E) needs to be dodge to be able to trade against her, but you cannot dodge feel to run out of the tether. To be able to trade with her Tether avoid stacking on your Vessel and Seismic Shard Illaoi to prevent extra damage. You will have to most likely run out of her ultimate. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Illaoi, Without Tether then Even) (Recommended Items: Thornmail, Plated Steelcaps) (Outscaling Edge: Even) ”
Autolykus says “You win levels 1-5. You can take HOB if you really want to try to kill her. At 6 she becomes a major threat. Save your ult for when she ults and lands. The tentacles always spawn behind you so ult her away from them and fight.”
Sporkintahn says “DANGEROUS---Illaoi like you is a lane bully. She will look to E you to take your spirit out and start whacking it with abilities and her tentacles to deal a portion of damage to you. If she does this walk out of range to negate the damage. It will slow you and spawn a tentacle when you do this so dodge those nor go near any other tentacles as they will try and slam you while under the debuff.---DO NOT FIGHT HER when she has a clone of you up as she will out trade you every single time. Just run out of the radius before she can deal too much damage to it.---Again watch out for tentacles and their slams, her W will proc a slam. Tentacles will slam Clones and her ult will make more tentacles and proc slams too.---Play heavily around her cooldowns and wait for mistakes. Don't take too many extended trades especially if she has tentacles around or creates a clone of you.---If she ults near you, flash away to either avoid the initial tentacle proc and subsequent hits or to miss the ult completely. If she misses her ult on you it fizzles out and deals no damage. There is a split second as her Ult casts you can flash away to avoid all the damage but it is hard to time.--- If you avoid her Ult this is also a good time to all-in her as most of her damage will be gone.”
Phrxshn says “Destroy her Tentacle around her to prevent additional damage or awkward pathing. Dodge her tentacle as the tentacle attack pathing is pretty linear. Her Test of Spirit(E) needs to be dodge to be able to trade against her, but you cannot dodge feel to run out of the tether. To be able to trade with her Tether avoid stacking on your Vessel and Primal Howl Illaoi away from the Vessel to prevent extra damage. You will have to most likely run out of her ultimate or use Primal Howl to delay it. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Illaoi, Without Tether then Even) (Recommended Items: Executioner's, Blade of the Ruined King) (Outscaling Edge: Even) ”
PanthrickTV says “Not hard, not easy matchup.
(1) Spam your Q's at lane. (some poke)
(2) When she misses her E you can go for the all in (before lshe hits lvl6)
(3) After you both hit lvl6 your mission is to show the wave and roam!”
Phrxshn says “Destroy her Tentacle around her to prevent additional damage or awkward pathing. Dodge her tentacle as the tentacle attack pathing is pretty linear. Her Test of Spirit(E) needs to be dodge to be able to trade against her, but you cannot dodge feel to run out of the tether. To be able to trade with her Tether avoid stacking on your Vessel and Use the Show Stopper or Facebreaker Illaoi away from the Vessel to prevent extra damage. You will have to most likely run out of her ultimate or use Facebreaker to delay it. (Sustained 1v1 Trades: Illaoi, Without Tether then Even) (Recommended Items: Executioner's, Blade of the Ruined King) (Outscaling Edge: Illaoi)”
montybucket says “Initially, i had an extremely hard time fighting illaoi. But then I realized her skill shots are easier to dodge than mordekaiser's, and that's saying something. You can seperate her from her passive tenticles with ultimate. You can remove her ultimate with your own. You can walk out of her E's curse without sustaining much damage. Its pretty much a free win. ”
TroviStyle says “[Conqueror] Bad Design, her E is the only way to deal dmg to you. Just respect her Ult, tell your Jungler not to come if she has it, as its just gonna help her and play a safe laning phase. Later in the game she is useless once she used her Ult.”
SilverAvalanche says “I think every toplaner has struggled with this matchup at some point and it takes probably 15-30 Illaoi games to get used to the play style.
You have better wave clear so use that to push waves clear her tentacles and be safe from her grab.
ult her ult obviously.
But to be honest this matchup is just about taking it slow and being as annoying to her as she is to you. never get hit by an E, run out if you do. clear her tentacles and farm up.
focus on dodging her Qs and outscale her hard.
Remember Illaoi is just a lane bully, she is one of the worst scaling champs based off win rate by time.
And if all goes bad, you can just send your ADC to side lane 1v1 Vs. her and she is worthless.”
pokeyminch5236 says “Illaoi can be a bitch to fight but she is very slow and you have to capitalize on that. Never attempt to fight her while she has your spirit and you in ult range. If she does ult, simply run away or drag her away from the spirit. The best time to fight is when there are little to no tentacles around and she missed her E. If you have a gank and she gets spirit plus ult on the two of you and the spirit, don't fight. Let the jungler die if they want”
MCSwavest says “While mostly even, the R will fuck you over late. Make sure you're breaking any tentacles with autos (they stack grasp!) before you go in, and you should be fine if you've been poking her enough.”
Drake6401 says “Her cooldowns are much shorter than yours so you get zoned off constantly. Keep minions between you and her and poke with Q if safe. She can't finish her E damage early on so you should leave the ring. Trade back very cautiously so not to let her hit two targets at once. back away when she uses her ultimate in almost every situation. The gross healing will always surprise you and not even ignite effectively cuts it down to a safe level. Try to dash when absolutely needed only because you have to back away when it's down.”
Rhoku says “TL;DR - SKILL MATCHUP. GENERATE A LEAD PRE-6. TRY TO NOT GET HIT BY HER E. BRAMBLE VEST WORKS WELL INTO HER. STEELCAPS + BRAMBLE IS GREAT COMBO VS HER. CONQUEROR BEST. LAND YOUR QS. CAREFUL WHEN FIGHTING HER WITH YOUR JUNGLER.
Illaoi is quite a one dimensional matchup. If she lands her E, she is in a position to kill you. If she misses her E, you are in a position to kill her instead. Against Illaoi, you need to be on your feet as there is going to be a lot of dodging involved. You have to dodge her tentacles if possible and you MUST dodge her E. Especially Post-6, as it will lead to her killing you. Keep in mind that without her ultimate, Illaoi cannot kill you at all. Pre-6, she has no kill potential on you whatsoever. Use this to your advantage to generate as big of a lead as possible. Do not miss your Qs. Bramble vest is a good pick up into Illaoi as it allows you to burst her down without her being able to heal back up using her tentacles. I’d recommend a Dblade start if you can force fights early or a Dshield start if you know that she is going to play passive. Conqueror works wonderfully in this lane as you need to put her down quickly. If she landed her E AND used her ultimate, then just RUN. Take as little damage as possible and RUN unless you are 100% positive you will be able to burst her down before she can start DPSing you. Do not underestimate her ability to destroy you at this stage.”
RivalOCE says “Dodge her E, win the lane. That's all there is to it. If she misses her E you can hard trade, if she hits it you lose. Riven has the mobility to deal with this matchup and also outscales. Try not to let her 1 shot the wave with Q or you're just going to be farming under tower dodging her E for the next 10 minutes.”
The Rock Titan says “"[Comet, Corrupting Potion, Q > W]- She usually pushes you in and tries to pull your soul under your turret while you try to farm. She'll pull you when you go for a last hit, give up the first CS to dodge the pull and farm the rest.
- Get early boots 2, dodge his soul pulling skill!!! If you dodge it, she has no damage! Run away if it hits!
- Q her whenever you get a chance
- If you dodge her soul pull, take this chance to trade with her! If she pulls when she's low on health and you dodged it, all in her!
- Farm as much as you can."”
Rhoku says “For the earlier levels, you pretty much just beat her face in. Ideally, you should be avoiding her E but even if you do, you still stand a decent shot at winning the all in anyway. Just make sure that she doesn't hit both you and your ghost with the same tentacle. Try to dodge them as best as you can. DO NOT FIGHT NEAR AREAS WHERE SHE HAS MULTIPLE TENTACLES SET UP. She WILL murder you. When level 6 rolls around, things change. You basically want to be patient with your ultimate. Yes, it does remove her tentacles but understand that if you ult BEFORE she ults, she will simply ult in Death Realm and still have a way to fight back. There are 2 circumstances where ulting is good. A)AFTER she lands her ghost. Now this might be a bit tricky to do, because good Illaoi players WILL try to predict your ultimate and ult during it. Illaoi is immune to CC during her ult which means that if she ults at the same time as your ult, she will just cancel your ult. You won't get the stats or anything and will just get creamed. The first condition is waiting for her to catch your ghost and then ulting her. This way, she will have her ultimate but Illaoi with just 1 tentacle is weak so you can actually beat her. The other way B) is to ult her AFTER she ults you. This way she is just free food. But it also requires a lot of patience and a bit of mind games. Keep in mind that Illaoi can kill you even when behind 5 kills. If you let her have her tentacles, she will be a threat no matter what.”
YasTilt says “You can block her E with your Wall but she is really annoying, her Q and R are really powerful and she is Tanky. Try to pick small trades when she don't have her R. Try to freeze and wait for a Gank.”
FeedLaneGetCaryd says “(Bone Plating+Armor+DBlade) Abuse Illaoi's levels 1-3. She is weak without tentacles. Move in lane - it's important to dodge her skillshots and they key thing is to dodge her E. Bait her ult and just run away. Buy healing reduction. She is unstoppable during her R so you will only stun her but won't fling, if you E in and she ults. If she's not fed - mid game is in your favor.”
PK Noob says “Illaoi is extremely easy to beat. Her animations are slow and easy to dodge. All you have to do is dodge or wait for her to waste her E. Once she uses it, she literally has no way to beat you with your mobility.”
jmp_01_ says “Take Conqueror. Try to kill her before level 6 otherwise you won't be able to play the laning phase. Once you get hit by her E - Test of Spirit you lose half your HP and then need to play dodgeball against her tentacles and cry because you have no mobility at all. Try to ult her in teamfights away from her tentacles you don't take too much damage.”
SqualoBaffo says “against illaoi it is really difficult to matchup, you care very much, and makes us difficult to get close to her, because of her ultimate and her e ability, i recommend to play safe and farm, only engage if his failed his just, wait or take kills through tp, but beware because illaoi push a lot!.
contro illaoi e' veramente difficile il matchup, si cura molto, e ci rende difficile avvicinarci a lei, per colpa della sua ultimate e la sua "e", consiglio di giocare safe e farmare, ingaggiare soltanto se ha fallito la sua e,attendere il jungler oppure predere kill tramite tp, ma attenzione perche' illaoi pusha molto!”
Psychopathic Top says “One of the hardest matchups for Nasus in the game at all stages. Illaoi is an extreme lane bully against Nasus. If she hits a single E and pull your soul, you are out of the lane. There is no counterplay because of that patch where Illaoi’s E got buffed and cannot be removed by damaging her anymore. The only outplay potential is to “JUST DODGE OMEGALUL 4HEAD” but her E is spammable especially when they rush cdr items and max the ability (about every 10 seconds). Post level 6 she is not only ungankable but also impossible to duel. She will destroy you in cs and take your turret plates with no punishment, Nasus will be put too behind to do anything in the early, mid or late game. Ban worthy champ, but is seen rarely. She can also be easily countered by a cc heavy team, so if your team looks decent (that can deal with illaoi), can try to play the matchup. ”
Olaugh says “U will probably be recalling a lot because her q deals a lot of damage and when she takes your soul, that hurts a lot and especially if u don't dodge her tentacles when they follow you, be very careful, try to avoid her q by staying a bit away from your minion way because she will try to farm and poke you at once , don't let her do that, and don't all in her on level 6 if u aren't 100% sure that you can kill her. You should expect a lot of incoming damage when she ult's and she is capable to do a lot bigger turnaround than you, for example when enemy jg ganks you and you kill them both(when you 1 v 2 with half hp just by picking up your axes,healing with w and finishing them with e), so she can do that too,just on another and more powerful way so don't take her as easy enemy. Ask jg for help,if you both are lower level or half hp dont 2v1 her cause she pops R and outplays you both.”
Gospodin Bure says “Illaoi can one shot you quite fast but thats where your movement speed comes into play, the experienced player can dodge all of her skillshots and move in for a few flaming autoattacks pre 6.Post six just keep your distance and farm and kite. If you don't feel confident in your ability to dance around her tentacles then just keep your distance and go to farm when her E is down.”
DippyDan says “Needs rework, only does good damage if E lands, but damage and healing is broken if it does. Can 1v3 with E and Ult. TIPS:  Try not to get hit by e (Parry if you can't dodge).  Rush executioners
 Bait our R and wait for the duration.”
Hecki says “Very annoying match-up. Kill all tentacles that she spawns, dodge her E at all times if possible and harass her from a safe range with Q. If you get hit by her E you should go out range since she will get free damage on you.”
fishybearo says “This champion is really annoying to play against in general top lane, she has high poke damage from her E and can do massive damage to multiple targets at level 6 with her R. The best way to play this lane is to go in once she misses her E, however she can still possibly beat you so make sure you know your damage.”
Rocking Masterock says “Is this even a champ?
Tries to harass in lane, but can't without hitting E, just move and she doesn't deal damage to you, she might try to negate some CS but it's nothing deadly, get your sunderer as she will do and take her down without mercy.”
Unmasked Kayle says “[Standard build] It is very important that you dodge her E. Whenever she ults, just WALK BACK and wait the effect to end unless she's very low and you can kill her with your R burst. Poke her down with PTA.”
Nepy says “Vá de Conquistador ou Chuva de Lâminas. Pessoas que jogam com esse campeão têm tumores cerebrais. Você tem que matá-la antes do nível 6 ou não poderá mais jogar. Certifique-se de estar com a melhor bota, porque você tem que jogar queimada contra esse campeão idiota, e se você for atingido por 1 E, você perde metade do seu HP. Se ela ultar, fuja dela e lembre-se de que você não tem mobilidade. Se sua equipe ficar forte, ela não será um grande problema, porque em lutas de equipe ela só é útil se ela conseguir ultar (ou se 5 pessoas se chocarem com seu ult).”
Beecai says “RUNAS RECOMENDADAS: PTA - ESTRATEGIA OFENSIVA.---------Contra Illaoi el Resultado y tu forma de Juego dependerá de las intenciones que tenga, si ella decide jugar agresivo tenes que esquivar su E y podras castigarla constantemente, si quiere farmear no vas a poder hacer mucho por matarla, pero tampoco te mataran.
Trata de no pelear dentro de su R *Inserte meme hentai*, en caso de pelear dentro de su R porque su vida es muy baja, guardate el ignite para cuando la use para denegarle curación de los tentaculos, y comemos rabas toda la semana.”
Alan234 says “Any rune is fine.
Go boots into swifties or berserkers with w max second. Dodge her skillshots, kill her tentacles and youre fine. Sounds a bit idioticly simple but as long as you respect her and dodge well its not a difficult matchup. Dont call your jgl, in low elo she will just kill both of you.”
Mr. Popper says “Illaoi can be difficult due to her insane damage from her tentacles. Dodging her E (Test of Spirit) is very important in winning lane. I recomend Fleet Footwork into this matchup and getting a healing cut item (Executioners Calling or Bramble Vest)”
Kartagoo says “Really annoying lane I recommend fleet ghost ignite to stomp your lane. And dont get Sunfire or Frostfire early go straight for Bramble Vest and Titanic Hydra. Illaoi isnt a threat pre lv 6 so you have to get early kills so you dont lose later. When she gets 6 you can just fake all in her so shes ulting and then you just ult and run out and later you can just run her down when u get your chance.”
JaxIsAHobo says “Difficult matchup, if you play the early game poorly. Her level 1-5 is her weakest point, and as a result, you want to abuse that as much as possible. Let illaoi shove into you, and freeze on her and deny her CS by standing next to her caster minions while avoiding her pull and tentacle slams. Punish her whenever she tries to go for CS. If you let illaoi get a lead early, you will suffer horribly in the late game as you won't be able to really ever duel her. Never use your Q post level 6 to engage on her, use it as a disengage tool instead. Remember to kill her tentacles, and build executioners. Have fun playing DDR against this dumb thing :)”
MrShykun says “MATCHUP SKILLED. ESSAYER DE LUI METTRE DE LA PRESSION AVANT SON LEVEL 6. ESSAYEZ DE NE PAS VOUS FAIRE TOUCHER PAR SON E. ARMURE RONCIERE FONCTIONNE BIEN CONTRE ELLE PRENEZ CONQUEROR. TOUCHEZ VOS Q. ATTENTION SI VOTRE JUNGLE VOUS GANK SON LEVEL 6 EST TRES DANGEREUX. Si illaoi touche son E elle est en mesure de vous tuer mais si elle le rate vous pouvez la tuer. Contre illaoi vous devrez être réactif car il y aura beaucoup de chose a esquiver. Vous devez esquiver ses tentacules si possible et vous DEVEZ esquiver son E. Surtout après le 6, car cela la mènera à vous tuer. Gardez à l'esprit que sans son ultime, Illaoi ne peut pas vous tuer du tout. Avant son level 6, elle n'a aucun potentiel pour vous tuer. Utilisez cela à votre avantage pour générer le plus de leads possible. Vous pouvez start doran blade si vous comptez la trade mais si elle va jouer plutôt safe partez plutôt sur bouclier de doran. Si elle touche son E et son ultime COURREZ vous n'avez aucune chance de gagner a moins d'avoir énormément d'avance sur elle. Ne sous-estimez pas les dégâts qu'elle peut vous infliger même si elle est derrière. ”
OnslaughtOfPwnys says “Broken as she is, she will take a double-kill if she gets ganked, Be careful and have your distance. Try avoiding her E.
"I kill gods, priestess. Let us continue this fight... until all things stop!"”
KillMeKillMe says “If she pulls your ghost thing with her tentacle thing, don't bother fighting her unless she's low and you think you can kill her, just run away. If you get far enough away the effect ends before she can deal all her damage.
Remember your minions block it, and failing that try to dodge. Respect the ult, especially in a team fight, and don't just leave the tentacles laying around, get rid of them whenever you have the chance.”
Bombabo says “Most matchups against illaoi revolve around her E. Unfortunately for you, you're big and slow, so she won't have trouble landing it. Stay behind your minions, and wait for her to waste it. You crush her without it, she crushes you with it. *Note: The timer on her spirit no longer goes down by attacking Illaoi, making it that much harder to fight her.”
DarkyTheReal says “This matchup is either very hard or very easy, because you can destroy her in lane because of you high mobility to dodge her spells, but if you make a mistake, and she gets 1 kill, it's going to be tough to deal with. Get Executioner's calling if you have trouble.”
David Perry says “Not good matchup for Poppy, all you can do is defend your turret and dodge her pokes. Stay away from her while she uses her R. In teamfights you can save your team from her R if you Knock her away.”
SettVEVO says “This might be the most boring matchup of the bunch, just dodge E lol. That's the champ, annoying to play against and no real counter play or special tips. Cool thing about this is as Sett your passive removes tentacles really fast. Bait her E by hitting a tentacle once, then dodge it and finish off the tentacle. Keep in mind if she ults you run away unless you can ult her away from her tentacles, don't ult when she's ulting cause she is unstoppable during the animation. After laning phase if she's fed she's a huge menace but she has no cc so you still can be more useful than her as long as you get her away from your team.”
Byku2506 says “She is good against you but not too much, before she goes back. she deal 0 dmg to you. Destroy always her passive and dodge her every E and you will be able to kill her. When she hits 6, be carefull at trading, she can easily 1 shot you with R and 2 tentacles. When she catch you try to attack her when you are in move, this is only way when you can beat her.”
eramsorgr says “You will struggle but it's viable. I recommend banning. She is a 1v9 raid boss if she gets fed (most champs I mean) but she has a great poke and a great sustain as well. Pretty annoying for us.”
Fryx says “She will push 24/7 and you have nothing to answer to that. Dodge her W at all costs since it will chunk you hard. Dodge her tentacles it is really not that hard just fake one direction and go to the other side. Go for bramble Vest and go for all ins with your ult. Run away after your ult immediately since she will ult too. But you will be out and her ult will be wasted. Keep that in mind. Help from the jungle can be helpful but take care of her extreme heal.
TAKE COMET IN THIS LANE”
wff010 says “This shit is not ok you win levels 1-5 but the second you hit six, no matter how fed you are, no matter what you build, no matter how much shit you dodge, she will somehow find a way to kill you and then move on to your entire team. The only way to prevent this is to get enough early pressure to completely force her off cs for basically an eternity. It's weird to me how hard she shits on sett considering Darius shits on her but that's just how it is. If she ults, literally just run away. Don't fuck w/ that. Saving grace is that illaoi is actually a bad champ and this is just a hard counter matchup. Go boots and play DDR with her abilities FTW. If you can't dodge you lose.”
LoLReal says “This lane is pretty easy. Dodge E and you win all trades. Lane proceeds to get easier post 6 where we can all in her at almost any point. Morello 3rd is a good pick up here, can also run ignite in this lane.”
qosmox says “It’s possible to win trades if you bait out her E without getting hit, but once you get even a bit low trading vs her becomes risky since her hitting 1 E can mean you get pushed out of lane. If you hide behind your minions it’s also possible to do short 1-grasp-auto trades when you got your shield up, since your shield will eat up her W (but you have to dodge her Q’s)”
SanLourdes says “Watch out for her E and take out her tentacles whenever possible. If you do get hit by her he, use your Q to zone off your ghost for a few seconds so that you don't take so much damage and reduce the risk of her killing it and you being slowed for an eternity while spawning tentacles. Do not fight her in places where she has many tentacles set up, do not fight her in her ultimate. You will always lose. Once you stun her and follow up with damage, you should be fine and might even be able to kill her despite her natural tankiness.”
calbino says “Illaoi's 5 MS "buff" doesn't really do much in lane, as she stands still spamming W and Q in fights against you. Immediately disengage from her if she hits you with E or R. Watch for her deceptive hitboxes, though.”
ForgottenProject says “W her E and use E to dodge as many tentacle hits as you can.
Remember Illaoi is OP in low elo because no one respects her when shes behind.
THE CHAMPION CAN 3v1 EVEN IF SHES SUPER BEHIND ITS HOW HER KIT WORKS.
Play smart, dont let her hit E and you will win. ”
ForgottenProject says “This Champion has a trash Design. All her damage depends on hitting her E. Her whole Kit Revolves around a Gimmick.
All her damage is from Tentacles and they are All skillshots.
Parry Her E or her Ultimate and you should be fine.
It's Possible to bait her ultimate out and run away. Her Ultimate is all her damage after the Laning Phase.
Kill her tentacles when possible without getting hit by E.
 She falls off late-game so you can play safe until then as well
Don't ask for Ganks if you're losing or she will get a double kill.
Sopachi says “Illaoi is not in a good spot right now but can still be a challenge for Kled. When you all in her (if not in a minion wave) she can use her E to grab your soul and get free damage on you, also causing slows when you break out of it and other tentacles to spawn and slam down on you. At 6, fighting in her R is still a death sentence as it provides her with a lot of burst damage and sustained healing. Only look to take small trades with her when W is up to snowball your lane and bait her R out without committing to the fight. Early anti-healing is recommended as well. ”
Marwaii says “Push the lane constantly. If she does push into you she'll just spam her E and you will lose. Make sure to ward constantly with controls and normal wards. Dodge her E or you will lose.
Take Divine + Plated. ”
a1a7s45 says “I can never win against Illaoi so she's a top ban for me. Whenever I see her locked in, I dodge. Her E is broken and QSS doesn't work at all which it really should BC it is CC. If Morde gets countered by it then Illaoi should too.
Illaoi is a 5 out of 5 battling with Darius. I can't compete with her and with new item buffs she could be my top ban”
RedNBlue says “Even though Illaoi is more a late game and that is malphites item jam time as he will just keep getting tankier the more team fights he wins but early game she can be quite annoying and if you don't get any help she will kill you. ”
AlanVenator says “This champion is so unfun to play against. Try to contest the wave, if you give her lane priority you are doomed, since you will be stuck under tower and she can hit E very easily. Executioner's calling is recommended.”
Breadcrumbs says “Illaoi is the ultimate 1v2 champ with her ult, I always run ignite into Illaoi as I can stop her ridiculous healing. Never engage an illaoi when she has ult up and she has E on you. Hide behind minions and try and kill her pre 6 (especially around about level 2-3)”
SethPRG says “Another Divine Sunderer abuser, yaaaay! This matchup is pretty easy at the start, this is where you want to make a lead. But after level 6 you will almost always lose unless you're way ahead. If you are under your turret and go to cs, they will pull your spirit and hit it for free. If you shove them, they will pull your spirit (although easier to dodge here) and hit it for free. This isn't too much of a problem pre 6 as you can walk up to them and push them off it with your sheer damage, but if you ever try to fight them off of your spirit past level 6 you will just get ulted and most likely die. If they miss their E you’ll want to engage hard, even past level 6. Your only hope early-game is getting a pre-6 lead and then playing aggressively. This will get the enemy team to have their attention drawn top so your team can make good plays elsewhere. Now in order to win against Illaoi after 6 while being aggressive, you will need to destroy their tentacles and try to dodge their E. If they ever ult you, your best bet is to ult them away from their grouped tentacles, but you will still take a lot of damage from it, which can result in many things, such as dying mid R, losing the trade, having to blow flash, somehow killing them, the list goes on. Mid/Late-Game you want to peel your team from Illaoi, if they ever engage just ult them into their team. They will be forced to ult you, and even though you might die your team can finish the engage without worrying about Illaoi R. Start with Doran's Blade, and rush Bramble if you’re even or behind, but you'll need it at some point. You might want to build a Black Cleaver if they’re armor stacking, and a Sterak’s Gage to be able to survive their ult better. ”
joelspaho121 says “D shield start with second wind. Do not keep lane even because if she hits 6 you won't really have a chance to do anything. Always try to force fights and freeze before she gets the chance to do anything with level 6. you cant approach her and she can damage you from afar. Before trading always try taking her tentacles down if possible as youll significantly lower her damage output.dont fight her post lvl 6.your best shot is killing her before she hits this autowin spike by freezing. bramble vest early buy is also a good idea as she heals for a lot.denying her an extra tentacle by dodging E when shes about to ult will notably lower her damage output. keep in mind that her tentacles become untargettable and strike instantly when she ults so if you manage to flee away but you have her e effect be careful of the instant tentacle slam.”
El Leon Gnar says “You should be able to easily take down her tentacles as they spawn. Stay behind a minion wave to hide from her E, and if she ever lands it jump out of range to avoid taking more damage. She shouldn't be able to trade with you without hitting it.”
Kaizin says “The most important thing in this matchup is to avoid getting hit by her E (Soul Rip thing). If you can avoid this most of the laning phase you'll do fine. Build bramble vest early, boots to help with dodging her q and tentacle slams. At level 6 you can all in if she's at about 60% health. As long as you have bramble vest and in this matchup Press The Attack is much better than Conqueror. That way you can take short trades and your all in is much more explosive.”
UlisesFRN says “Her early is nuts. Dont try to fight her if she catches you with the E. Side step the tentacles and never fight during her Ult. If her R is down and misses the E its a free kill for you”
ApollonATH says “Really annoying lane . You need to build as much armor as possible early on . After 6 she can kill you any time she has R . You can win before 6 but after that it is really one sided. Try to get an early lead and kite her R ”
SirGRC says “Worth a Ban: No
"Dodge E or dodge game"
It will be very hard to fight and trade with her because of her tentacles. She will also heal a surprising amount from them too. Be super careful post-six when you are getting a gank because the more people she has around her the stronger her ultimate will become. Do not be afraid to build an hourglass. Also, remember it is better to be down 20-30 CS than to be up 2-3 deaths.
deathwalker7119 says “Simply parry or dodge the E, and let her R. When she Rs, you MUST run at all costs. It does NOT matter if you lose your ult in the process, if you fight her as full hp and shes half in her ult and you have no lead you will just get 2 shot and she will out-heal you. You have to leave the R ASAP.”
Womsky says “Scaling runes, ignite, Illaoi is a strong champion vs melees, but you are the melee that illaoi does't want to face, you have a huge upper hand vs her pre 6 if she ever over extends and misses a E, you can spin with fury to lay down the hammer on her, she is not a champ pre 3, so u can shove her in no problem and let the wave shove into you and freeze it on her, also if illaoi is bad and stands in the middle of the lane, even if she lands an E on you, you dont have to worry, cause her tentacles will be so far that they wont slap you, post 6 just respect her, you can't just spin into her anymore, she can ulti you and kite, which can lead to your death, you can spin into her if you have fury plus ignite, if you play it right she dies easily, you just need to learn to dodge her tentacles so u can win every trade, or spin in, bait her ulti then walk away, heal up, and set up a dive on her, later on it becomes very hard to 1v1 her if she stacks tons of armor, you can let your adc deal with her or flank her team, over all a very easy match up, but give her respect and dont turn your brain off while playing against her.”
RealIreliaCarriesU says “This lane isn’t too bad. I start Q in this lane and last hit minions to get my passive stacked (don’t be afraid to auto her to make sure you don’t lose your stacks). When the wave is about in the middle, when you hit level 2 (preferably before her), land your E and try to all in her, you will either get her flash or kill her. This setup will give you a large advantage in lane, she will likely be passive after this and if she is chunked enough don’t be afraid to dive her). After level 3 it is a bit harder if she lands her E on you but it is generally a slow skillshot and you should be able to avoid it. As long as you avoid it you will have no problems beating her granted that your passive is stacked, however, I would avoid fighting her once she has cleaver even if you are super ahead of her. The reason for this is even if she misses her E it will be up again as you are fighting her and if you die and give her a shut down its BAD news for you and your team and if you aren’t ahead of her, all inning Illaoi is a good joke.”
SadmanV3 says “At this point, Illaoi is a rare champion to see, however against an Illaoi, she is one of the few juggernauts with base stats that can match nasus. Her tentacles deal significant damage, and her ghost projection can also deal significant damage from afar.
*Tips for laning Illaoi
1. Good wave management
2. Last hitting her tentacles with Q
3. Withering her whilst your projection is up.”
Noodles912 says “With proper timing, you can dodge her E with your W. Stay away from her as much as possible. This means behind and away from minions. You outscale her. Recall if you are low, and watch out if she manages to curse you (E). Make sure to use AA to kill her tentacles.”
ThiccCheese1066 says “It''s just fuckin Illaoi, man. Avoid the E, the W, the ult, the Q. The E and Q are easy to avoid but her ult and W cannot be dodged unless you have her accidentally click minions”
PiscesPomf says “HARD LANE
Illaoi is such an annoying champ, but if you know how to play against her you will beat her. First of all, DESTROY THESE TENTACLES ! When you can, get these tentacles, but don't be greedy. You HAVE to dodge her E, use your Q if necessary. You also have to dodge her Q.
Yes, there are a lot of things to dodge, but you know what? There is another ! Her ult is REALLY strong : You will have to run away when she ults, don't even try to fight her. If she does not have her ult and if she has no E and she is not near a turret, you can all-in her with you R. If you are getting kills and more CS than her, it will be easier. But saty patient.”
teemodumbstupid says “Both E max and Q max work this matchup. You can last hit her tentacles for free stacks. When she ults, run until it is over. Then you can re-engage and kill her if you have sheen.”
Urgodzilla says “The only reason I don't ban Illaoi is her low pickrate. When I play against her I find myself to be extremely miserable. It is very easy for her to hit her E due to your huge hitbox. I believe her tentacles are bugged: they hit you if you are outside of the indicated zone, they hit you if you stand on the opposite side, they hit you if you destroy them but for some reason Riot Games don't care about this shit.”
Draconic56 says “Illaoi is a very easy matchup if she E's you just walk out and you will barely take any damage. Try to kill her tentacles. Once you hit level 6 ult after she ults to completely negate her ultimate. If you don't she can ult inside the death realm and kill you.”
SanLourdes says “Illaoi has a very poor pre-level 6, so just bully her in lane and take down her tentacles ASAP. One golden rule with this lane however is to always avoid her E. If she can be consistent with landing her E, she will force you out of lane early and regain control. Try your best to stay behind minions when she has it up. After level six you really want to be careful with yours. Always ult her right after she does, it will leave her tentacles behind and you will be able to kill her easily. If you do not have your ult and she ults you, GET OUT OF THERE. She will completely smash you like a tin can under a car tire. The same goes for fighting her when she has multiple tentacles set up. This is why it is extremely important to destroy them when you can, as trading somewhere where she has many of them will always end badly. Build your regular items.”
SanLourdes says “Despite what others think about Illaoi vs. Jax, I think that she is a really easy matchup because of her terrible early game. Keep destroying her tentacles early and watch out for her E. If she can constantly land her E, she will be able to push you out of lane. I cannot stress enough, do not get hit by her E and do not initiate if she has it ready. That is the most important part about playing against Illaoi. Her R is the only other ability that you have to worry about. Completely back out of range with your Q if she uses it, you will not win even if you use your R. The good thing about Illaoi is that her tentacles can be jumped on. She is very easy to kill early game, so take advantage of this to get ahead. It is easy to dodge her tentacles as well, so try your best not to get hit. Do not feed her or you will lose every time you fight her. Build Tri-Force and Black Cleaver”
Ward The Sky says “This champ is just plain annoying to face top lane. She can shove super hard, always lands her poke due to it being nearly the size of the freaking lane.
Stay back and just farm, wait until she shoves you hard and try to all in her while you can near your tower. Be very careful if your jungler shows up to help, many times she can and will get an easy 1v2 double kill.”
TwistedDemon says “Not that hard of a matchup, especially early game. You must take advantage of your dmg, try your best to kill her lvl 1, or make her B/use all pots. Very easy gankable, ask your jungle to come top and get the free kill.”
timeinabottle says “you can't say that you can win this matchup, you only survive because of her E and passive she zone you out of the lane a lot so try survivng till level 6 and try to roam to other lanes and help them with your ultimate”
RetiredPykeMain says “Take standard runes and ignite to prevent her early game healing as much as u can for all ins, but of course to reach that point u either dodge her E or u lost. If you are hit by her E just run away you cant fight her.”
Rime101 says “Proto → morello asap.
DO NOT 1V1 HER IF SHE HITS E.
Turn brain on in this matchup and take those caffeine pills. Need to do lots of dodging. Not that hard of a matchup but I put it even because if you fk up once your lane is doomed
Alekra says “Can be tricky. Kill her tantacles when she has to lasthit minions to negate alot of damage. If she misses her E, you can trade with her and win. Use your Q to dodge her tentacles and do not fight her in her ult. I repeat, do not fight her in her ult. Just go away and reengage after it is over. Buy Bramble Vest to deny alot of her healing.”
Erenando says “Her damage hurts a lot. Make sure to dodge all her E's in order to survive. Stay behind your minions and give up on some creeps. I would'nt rely on ganks since she can probably 1v2 with her ult. She must be oom or at least very low if you want a gank. Other than that you should have a even game against her in late. I'd also say it's more about wether she mechanically plays better or not.”
lulw says “Nasty champion. You need to survive her Q poke and NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER GET HIT BY HER E. YOU CAN TRADE OKAYISH INTO HER. AT 6 SHE IS MEGA CANCER. IDK WHAT THE HELL HER R IS STILL DOING IN THE GAME. ONLY WAY YOU CAN BEAT HER IS WITH EXCECUTIONERS + BORK ALSO ULT AFTER SHE ULTS (when she lands on the ground). If you ult her mid way of her Ult she is unstoppable. ”
GrGamingTeo says “Illaoi currently is one of the most useless champions in the entire game. Before lv6 you win no matter what, even if she lands her E. After lv6 all you have to do is dodge her E.if you dodge her E she dies if you don't then you die. Simple as that.”
Drumastermunch says “Skill matchup, corrupt pot here as she always go for it too. You both have good poke, you have a better all in pre 6 though, that's your time to shine. Post 6, your goal is to bait her ult.”
LunaticDancer says “Skill match up. Basically, build armor and don't get hit. Her ultimate absolutely destroys you, so be wary of that, but generally you outtrade her in a 4 ghoul set up. When cursed with her E, try walking close to the tentacle spawn points and then walking out of the damage zone, so you can attack into Q the tentacle.”
lolkayleee says “SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILED MATCHUP INFORMATION
Take Conq. Start Q if she's bad and walks up to the wave. You can also start E if she's in hookshot range. Otherwise take W.
You win level 1-5. A good Illaoi will almost never use E until you E. She will shove the wave under your tower, poke you, and you'll just be permanently stuck under your tower and your jungler probably won't come because it's Illaoi and she might 1v2. If you're stuck under your tower just try to farm and be more useful in teamfights. She should never kill you, only take your tower at most. You can dodge her R with yours.”
SpyDaFX says “you must kill her or not die to her before level 6, try to dodge her E (when she pulls your spirit), ask for ganks, start doran's shield. You can pick either conqueror or press the attack. but press the attack is better for the early game. (conqueror if they have a tank mid or a tank jungle for example).”
Ravenborne says “Just hug your minions so she can not E you. You have Kill Pressure pre 6, but when you are both Level 6 she can fight you even from behind. Be sure to bait out her Ult and then kill her on the next trade. Do not fight her if she has Goredrinker and you do not have any healing reduction.”
Kil4fun says “She will win into you early game. Try your best to dodge her E. If you get ganked she can more than likely 1v2. You out range her and if you dodge E mid to late, she's pretty much useless and you can just blow her up.”
Bear24 says “When she ults you just ult away or flash. kill her as many times you can before 6. Dodge her tentacles. Even if you are ahead 1 item she can win soo... If she misses her E smack her a bit ”
TheMrDarkness says “YOU JUST NEED TO RUSH EXECUTIONER'S AND STEELPLATES. or you can just try to kill her lvl 1 with ignite, but if it won't work this puts you really far behind. cuz you don't have tp, always try to dodge her E and you should be fine”
MarkFromSingedMains says “If you can dodge her E's you'll go even, if not you're in for a world of hurt. You can bait her into ulting by running right into her most of the time and then running straight past her as she ults, but it's risky business. A few too many tentacles can ruin your lane so always be looking to AA her tentacles to death.”
Whobick says “Can be very difficult is Illaoi is fed. Dodge those hentai tentacles early and you should be fine. When you all in, use Undertow (Q), then dodge her Q, Reckless Swing (E) a few times while auto-attacking, and if she is smart, he will ult. Just run from her ult while continuing to poke her down with Undertow (Q) and then go back in to last hit. Generally easy lane.”
Devilofthewest says “This matchup is annoying , there will be tentacles everywhere and when you try to cs she can poke you. To safely cs use your tap Q so that you can stay out of her range . Alot of this matchup has to do with dodging her kit and trying to get them to use their ult (as in "act" like you are going all in but use your E when they ult then back off till its over ) when their ult is down your chances to beat her 1v1 are pretty good so long as you dodge the skill shots and go all in while they are on cooldown . when her ult is down it also makes it so she cant 2v1 if you call your jungler up to gank”
ModelitoTime says “Take a Dorans Shield and DONT even try solo fighitng her until you are lvl 13+ and 2+ items with grievous wounds aswell. Before engaging try to poke her a little bit and once you enage with your E she is 95% of the time going to ult, so once she ults just back off and be ready to dodge her E. After she has burned her ult just all in and its a free kill.”
kingchas2 says “Once you are 6 you can kill her tentacles from range and she loses a lot of her ability to bully her. Make sure to dodge her E. If she uses R and is about to heal from the tentacle smack, use your R to prevent the damage as it will also prevent the healing. ”
nvckxwsky says “Illaoi matchup is pretty straight-forward. Just dodge her abilities but especially her e (that "weird tentacle thing that just sticks to you"), rush executioner, play with ignite.
you have stronger lvl 1 and 2 (in most scenarios)
this matchup is preety good for improving because u need good fast q combo and play with ur q's to dodge her abilites and deal damage.
You can improve a lot playing vs her.
chokoryu says “not impossible, but you must avoid as many skillshots as possible and juke every octopus slams otherwise disengage. Rush plated steelcap (so take biscuit/time warp or alacrity/last stand)”
Dannala says “High amounts of AoE and low CDs kills your spiderlings easily and makes it difficult to dodge when in Spider Form, however they can block her E. Baiting her ult with Rappel is one way to turn a fight.
She can out sustain you and has incredible range and damage. You are simply too squishy early on to handle her hard hitting spells and she can do almost full combos through your stun if timed well.”
ineptpineapple says “If the illaoi is bad this is the easiest thing ever, if she is good stay behind minions and pray. You will most likely be able to kill her when you 6 but she is just annoying with her constant BS with the soul pulling.”
Hyzerik says “Try to get her early, it is very hard to lane and get in close as she just ults and you are pretty much dead. You can try to Ult her away when she grabs your soul so she can't deal damage to it.”
LeSocair says “Always try to dodge E and Q, your lane will complicate a lot if she lands E and she can even kill you if she has 6. Kleptomancy procs on your spirit, by the way.
With how fast you get as a Gangplank (Specially with Celerity), dodging her skillshots should be easy enough.”
sauronkaiser says “This can be hard or easy depending a bit of luck. Your pets can block her E wich is the most dangerous spell in lane. If she uses ult, most of times just escape the zone and wait until the effect is gone. Remember she is useless without tentacles.”
CattoNuts says “Side step her E immediately as you jump in to trade. Have executioner's by the time she has ult. When she ults, hold W and empowered W to recover from tentacle smash. Can dodge tentacles by jumping to minions from bush.”
AmericanNut says “Beat her up. It's easy, you can't Devour your spirit when she pulls it, but kite and bait her skillshots. If she's behind, you can bash her skull in with your tongue even when she ults.”
iZeal says “While this matchup is definitely in Darius' favor pre-6, Illaoi can just stay back and last hit with her Q while fishing for Es. After 6 getting hit by an E while her ult is up means instant disengage. All-in if she misses her E, but be careful about her ult especially when she already has tentacles around her.
Pretty much at any point you have to dodge her E to have a chance at fighting her. Boots can facilitate dodging her skills.
DBlade, Ninja Tabis, Phage”
NoxianBlood says “This matchup is pretty even, just need to know how Illaoi works and this matchup will be easier than you think, if she gets your spirit don't run away, actually you can land a full Q stun at her, cause she will tend to stay there hitting your spirit to take away as much health from you as quickly as she can, so get thornmail, and armor plus health items, and don't stay in the zone of her ult while she's ulting you just reposition and engage once her ult is over, she does mostly physical damage so armor is quite a good counter.”
byThiagus says “Segunda pagina de runas, espada de doran en este match el ignite es recomendable sobre ghost. Pre nivel 6 darius gana muy fuerte. a nivel 6 podes matarla si usa mal su e, SINO NO PELEES. este champ es muy bizarro puede ir 0 3 y oneshotearte de 100 a 0 si te pega la e. Incluso puede hacerse un 1v2 estando behind XD RIOT 200 YEARS”
Stijnzxz says “Fuck her i cant say more i always ban her cuz she just wants u to figth her and then she turns the table.. she e's in ur face and her passive helps her alot so she R and BOOM deletes u with her fucking tentacles or something so just perma ban her or dodge.”
AWierdShoe says “It’s possible to win trades if you bait out her E without getting hit, but once you get even a bit low trading vs her becomes risky since her hitting 1 E can mean you get pushed out of lane. If you hide behind your minions it’s also possible to do short 1-grasp-auto trades when you got your shield up, since your shield will eat up her W (but you have to dodge her Q’s). Do NOT fight her if she's level 6, unless you're very ahead.”
TrinityForceYasuo says “So against this hentai bitch. So damn around when she uses Q or W so you can dodge the tentacles. Dodge or block her E at all cost it is pretty much what makes her really strong. After she misses or gets her E blocked its the time to go for a trade. So after level 6 try to go in, again do not get hit by E and bait her R. When she uses it dash back on the minions, go to a safe distance and when the R is over you can go back in for a trade since you will have the ultimate advantage.”
eBrixton says “Play safe vs Illaoi unless you can find an opportunity for a clean kill after a couple pokes. For starters and intermediate Wariwick players, I reccommend you do your best to kill her earlier on before she hits 6, and focusing on farming after that. If you can't handle switching to a more passive playstyle, dodge on sight.”
NickCola Tesla says “This is a skill matchup for most of the lane! As long as you avoid her Test of Spirit, she should have close to zero kill pressure on you in lane up until Level 6.
At this point, you have to be aware of how quickly she can shred your resistances and health. She can easily turn a gank into a double kill, as her tentacles will be attacking at a much faster rate, allowing her more consistent DPS along with healing from Conqueror. I would not ask for a gank unless you know you are able to outplay this! Illaoi landing her Test of Spirit + Using her ultimate = IMMEDIATE disengage. As long as you stand behind your minions, she should have no way of tagging you with her abilities!
However, this is all Illaoi is useful for. Her poke is easily predictable, her sustained damage is a joke, and her Test of Spirit does little to nothing outside of lane. Without her ultimate, she's hopeless! ”
StrikeX114 says “As should be incredibly obvious, her tentacles are her main threat. Be sure to dodge and eliminate her tentacles to remove her from being a threat. However, due to the high burst damage she can provide, going even with her in lane may result in her being fed and leading to a snowball for the enemy team. Due to this, you and your allies must be constantly aware of Illaoi's positioning and attempting to keep her from farming solo lanes.”
Saarlichenbog says “Illaoi's entire kit is based of the fact that she can land her E on you. Due to the amount of ease of kiting around minion waves, by learning how to dodge the skillshot is your entire focus. If she manages to hit you, the advantage is you can get out more easily than others as you already are more spaced from her than a melee champ would be with the addition that you can kite out of it fast, basically denying her bread and butter combo.”
Captain Dantems says “Cuidado com o seu E, pois você vai tomar muito dano com os tentáculos e vai ser um saco ficar com isso, se esquiva do Q dela e não estenda a luta se ela tiver ult. Compre corta cura pois ela se cura de mais. Grasp com inspiração. Comece com poção corrupta.”
LOLArfopi says “Easy lane, as long as you dodge her Qs and Es. Play around her skillshots. Q onto her and immediately E to freak her out while auto-ing and spamming W. When she R's and you see tentacles shoot up from the ground FAST, walk out or Q away if you have it up. Never stand still.”
ItsPaulygon says “A fairly easy match up for you, she can't do much to out damage you unless all her tentacles hit you, just make sure not to get hit by her tentacles, and if she tries to W you, jump on her and unleash hell. But if she reaches 6, you're going to have a hard time especially if you can't dodge her tentacles.”
Klappy says “- Q+Pasiva en early
- Si falla su E o Q puedes hacer all in
- A lvl 6 puedes matarla si está a un 60% de vida
- Alejate si logra darte su E, usa tu R si estás 100% seguro de que puedes matarla”
TheMightyNinja says “Try to bait her E, if she misses it you can take short trades. Note that minions can block her E.
I think getting boots on the 1st back against her is a good ideea since beating her requires a lot of dodging and cheesing.
Don't fight in her ult. ”
Nicklstherealone says “Normally you lose but you can just deny her Ult if you E her in Air. It sounds hard and takes some practice but if you get it right you win the trades. And as every Illaoi Matchup dodge her E (Soulthing) and Q (Tentacle Slap). Everytime she W you can punish her by trading simply. ”
jackss72 says “dodge her q and e and kill her at lvl 2. she is basically a minion if she misses those spells early game, your best chance is pre 6 and after that short trades until she is low enough to one shot. never 1v1 with her full hp if she has ulti and even gold”
Raphi0216 says “Rush Executioners Calling. Clear her tentacles with AA-Resets. You're fine as long as you can dodge her Es. If she hits one, run out of range as fast as possible. Try to bait her R, before you engage her. ”
Frostyfps says “This lane isn’t too bad. I start Q in this lane and last hit minions to get my passive stacked (don’t be afraid to auto her to make sure you don’t lose your stacks). When the wave is about in the middle, when you hit level 2 (preferably before her), land your E and try to all in her, you will either get her flash or kill her. This setup will give you a large advantage in lane, she will likely be passive after this and if she is chunked enough don’t be afraid to dive her). After level 3 it is a bit harder if she lands her E on you but it is generally a slow skillshot and you should be able to avoid it. As long as you avoid it you will have no problems beating her granted that your passive is stacked, however, I would avoid fighting her once she has cleaver even if you are super ahead of her. The reason for this is even if she misses her E it will be up again as you are fighting her and if you die and give her a shut down its BAD news for you and your team and if you aren’t ahead of her, all inning Illaoi is a good joke.”
Time1Save says “Dodge E, Poke and u destroy ger on lane. After 6lvl, when she Ult, press the E and retreat, your E is 20 sec cd, her R is like, 180 sec. If u playing well, u always win, even in late Game.But as long as you play with an advantage, you have to give your team an advantage as well .”
Colbasz says “Dodge her E as best you can. You're not a very mobile champ, so your best bet is to stay behind your minions. Hold onto your ult until she uses hers, so you can use the invincibility to negate the damage. ”
Mordekaiserrrrrrr says “Illaoi is a very easy matchup for Morde, Morde will win fights against her as long as he has his ult up to counter hers. pre level 6, Morde can easily kill Illaoi since she has a fairly weak level 1 and 2 and Morde can pull Illaoi away from her E and turn any of Illaoi's attempts to damage him into a good trade for you. ”
TangoVallhala says “You have to dodge her skill shots, if not say goodbye to top, watch for her cooldowns and try killing her pre 6, her ult is very hard to fight if she ever ults just run, but if you think you can kill her go for it.”
Luceris says “Standard Grasp Runes
Build Executioners Calling early on. Trinity Force might be useful.
We all know how an Illaoi lane goes. Dodge her E and you win, get hit by it and it is night night. Luckily with Grasp you can poke her through minions and by CSing, which is great, chipping her down before a gank is crucial. If you cannot poke her but are not losing lane hard then try to keep your jungler away. It is dangerous to gank an Illaoi before Grievous Wounds due to her healing.”
SnarkyAlpaca says “As of S10 Illaoi's kit completely counters you and it will remain that way.
The only chance you have to stay farming with her in lane is if you "W" (Riposte) her "W" (Tentacle Grap ability).
There's likely no chance you outlane her unless you are far superior mechanically and the Illaoi player isn't good. DO NOT ASSUME THIS IS THE CASE! ALWAYS RESPECT ILLAOI!
Focus on dodging/riposting her "W" and passive farming creep waves. Only engage her when your JG is ganking or close by.”
HoesBeforeBros69 says “Seeing Illaoi in action gets everyones juices flowing. Her immense strength - physically and verbally - make her a strong opponent to face. As you would imagine for the sheer monstrosity Illaoi is, she has more muscle in one finger than Nick in his whole body. Her only weakness is her love-hungriness, which Nick can easily turn into an advantage for himself. Everyone facing Illaoi definitely should be aware of the possibility of death by snu-snu.”
YoungTact says “Skill matchup that relies on dodging her tentacles. Apply general lane harass combo here but it is VITAL to dodge her E as thats how she gets her really good trades onto you. You can also W her W to catch her offguard and get a nice trade in. DONT R DURING her R animation because she is immune to CC during it. ”
qasddsa says “Dodging her spirit pull is a must, since it can do a lot of damage to you; rush your Tier 2 boots to help you dodge better. If you want to fight her, you need to kill the tentacles around her first. But, if she uses ult, you NEED to immediately use your own ult to negate the immediate damage that she'll do. After that, you're able to fight her if she has used her full spell rotation.”
ERNESTSAURUS says “GRASP (SCALING) BUT INSTEAD OF PRESENCE OF MIND AND BLOODLINE, GO BISCUITS DELIVERY TIME WARP TONIC - DORANS SHIELD / 3 REJUVENATION BEADS + POT =
Illaoi is a hard matchup for Nasus since she can poke him a lot and outdamage and outheal your Legend Bloodline + Passive Lifesteal, I tried in the past going for the Grasp (Scaling) Setup but its not the best, she can poke you really hard, i think its worth sacrificing you lifesteal in order to survive in lane. Illaoi main damage source are her tentacles which you can stack really easy, just whenver hitting them be careful since she will try to hit you with her E and poke you a lot. Because of how her abilities coordinate with the tentacles, the wave will almost always push towards you so just once farming under tower look to dodge her E and you should be able to survive. After Trinity Force and before Steraks Cage, go for Bramble Vest to cut down her tentacle healing. Illaoi R is also really dependent on her hitting her E first making it deal more damage so in mid/late game, if you survived lane, you can all in her if she misses her E, if she doesn't just back off. Its a really hard matchup to survive in laning phase but its not impossible and its not the hardest, just play it safe early on, don't try to all in her early unless she is 1 HP. Remember you can stack her tentacles with Q.”
nicomaster9000 says “A lot of people will disagree. Illaoi is very dangerous if not dealth with correctly. Nasus can kill her in a 1v1 if he dodges first and attacks after. Inside a teamfight dont even think about it she does tons of damage even without ult. The less people you let fight against illaoi the better. You learn to dodge her skills over time so don't tilt because of it.”
Grayified says “Lethal Tempo Runes and Build. Ignite + Flash. Long sword refillable potion start. The biggest learning point in this matchup is knowing when to preemptively dodge her e (the thing that rips out your soul) and dodging tentacles. A couple of tips I have for dodging is keep your mouse cursor close to your character in laning phase (good tip in general to be honest) that way you don't have to move your mouse as much to move in a different direction to dodge an ability. Also pay attention to where illaoi could potentially use her skillshots. What I do is bait out her E (which has a 16 second cooldown level 1) by walking towards one of her tentacles and then preparing myself to move to the side the instant she throws out her E or even doing a stepback preemptively to dodge. When her E is down early you can crush illaoi. Post 6 with ignite you can beat illaoi even if she hits her E on you. As long as you dont take too much poke before you set up an all in you will crush illaoi. In the mid-late game split push she will almost always be able to burn your ulti early with her ulti but you can burst her down with ignite. Sometimes if she ults too early, you can just back off and wait until her ulti expires and then re-engage on illaoi with your ultimate advantage.”
Rakuretto says “Illaoi is a major Threat to AD Shyvana top as it is very hard to get close to her. In the case the ennemy toplaner picks her, I go for AP Shyvana, and perma poke her with my E. But as I always ban her, I don't play AP Shyvana a lot anomre.”
Nabura says “Quite similar to Xerath, and Heimerdinger. You will enjoy this matchup if you are good at juking and you will hate it if you can't dodge. If he hasn't killed you by your first item then you've won.”
ZergDood says “This matchup is tricky, try to practice it beforehand (ask a friend to duel or try her yourself) and it'll become EXTREMELY easier. Rush Bramble Vest and avoid her tentacles from hitting you. If she hits her E, you're in trouble, get out of there or avoid her from killing your soul to the best of your ability. Her cooldowns can doom her, so engage on her as soon as she misses her skillshots. Ducking into minion waves when you are suspicious of her using her E is a really good idea. Beware of her ult, she's inmune to CC when the animation comes up, so don't waste your own. Your W can stop her 'dash'.”
qazx1427 says “I remember one time, a few months ago, I went against an Illaoi and ended the lane 5/1. She trash-talked me for the entire game after, calling me a coward whenever I just walked away from her ults, and said she'd 1v1 me. I 1v1ed her after and won 3/0. Illaoi is a disgustingly free lane; you just W her when she ults and walk away, then harass her with your ghouls. She relies on you being in range of her tentacles, and since you can just send your ghouls, she's forced to approach you and walk right into a full combo. Easy as anything.”
Ayanleh says “It depends on the illaoi player, if she is good, she will cancel your ultimate channel with her ultimate and if shes not good she will get ulted by you and she will lose the 1v1 due to losing nearly all of damage.”
HIGH TEST TOP88 says “Pretty easy until lvl 6, but at lvl 6, she will just E and R as soon as you get close to her, you can't realistically dodger her E and you'll just die to her R. Try to bully her as much as you can earlygame and win off that.
After 6 you can ult her away from her tentacles but they're still gonna slam your spirit and youre going ot have taken alot of dmg when your ult finishes anyways so it doesnt really do enough, you can beat her if she wastes everything but if shes good, she wont.
Build executioners or bramble.
Twist21 says “This matchup can be tricky , as everyone knows in order to beat Illaoi you need to dodge her E and then she won't do much.For this I would recommend to keep your mouse cursor as close as possible to your champ so you can react in time.Standard runes and sums for this one.”
Dan Sley says “En top es demasiado fuerte si no le ganas antes de 6 level y trata de esquivar Q y E y R
Cuanto la illaoi llegue mid game si es buena no la podrás matar ya y tendrás que romear o ser muy abusivo para que ella no se arme”
M.P.C says “Harass her with your Q when she goes to last hit during early game. When she uses Tentacle Smash side step and the Q + E her. When she uses Test of Spirit on you and you have your R up drop it on top of the spirit so she'll take damage if she goes in to hit it.”
Fiora Pogjet says “Illaoi is not that hard to lane. You can try to go for early trades and you should buy executioners when she ll hit lvl 6, so she can't heal up much on her ult. You should just care about her e which makes a lot of damage.”
NullPC says “Illaoi dosent really lose lane and she dosent lose if she hits her E, her mana problems are awfull and has zero hard cc and cant split push for her life. Play around her E in lane and punish her lack of cc in team fights.”
Teemain says “Really depends on how good of a MOBA player you are in general.
Dodge her Es.
Dodge her Qs.
Dodge her W... You can't. So just try your best to dodge her Es at least. Her Ultimate isn't that strong in the early game, so 1v1ing her
isn't that hard and if she is NOT
running Ignite and she already used Flash, then it should be a free kill. Unless you are VAD at dodging.(피지컬 ㅊㅇ. ㅌㅊㅇ)”
Teemain says “Really depends on how good of a MOBA player you are in general.
Dodge her Es.
Dodge her Qs.
Dodge her W... You can't. So just try your best to dodge her Es at least. Her Ultimate isn't that strong in the early game, so 1v1ing her
isn't that hard and if she is NOT
running Ignite and she already used Flash, then it should be a free kill. Unless you are VAD at dodging.(피지컬 ㅊㅇ. ㅌㅊㅇ)”
ModxLoL says “A good Illaoi can definitely be obnoxious for Riven. Her kit is lame where her power is overloaded into her one ability, her E. If she ever hits you with it in the lane phase, and you don't already have a significant health advantage, or if she isn't in a huge minion wave of yours, you just have to leave, and kill the tentacles that spawn. Do your best to hide behind minions, so she can't E you. But don't play too passive though. If you let her push into your turret, you won't have any minions to hide behind, and you will be pressured for every minion you try to last hit by her E and Q. The good news here is that Riven is good about dodging her passive tentacle slams with her Q and E. Riven also scales better into the late game than Illaoi. So if you have a bad early game, just DO your best to farm what you can and wait until teamfights where Illaoi gets kited easily, and DO NOT call your melee jungler to come gank her when you're already behind, or you guys will get 1v2'd. That's what Illaoi wants. She excels when people come to her, but struggles when people just avoid her.”
Stiwy says “Her levels 1 and 2 are weak so you can try to exploit this by going PTA + D.Blade into an early kill.
From level 3 she is stronger than you and you should avoid fights if there are tentacles nearby.
You can beat her in later fights but it will not be easy.
Don't ask for ganks too much since her ult gets stronger based on the number of people hit.
Lastly, try to dodge her E as much as possible because a lot of damage comes from that. ”
gsaeyx says “Fuck this tentacle pussy up with a rushed Executioner's calling and a full AD Sion. Juke her e, and if her e is down walk up and charge q. If she tries to ult you keep charging. CC her and run. ”
BloodyDream81 says “Match up un peu spécial, car tout dépend d'une habilité de Illaoi, son E !
Si jamais elle le rate, tu la tue à coup sur car elle n'aura pas les dégâts de t'inquiéter et elle n'a aucun sort pour s'enfuir une fois à ton CAC, en revanche, si elle te touche, back tout de suite, car tu n'auras aucune chance de la battre, surtout si elle possède son ultime, tu es sure de mourir ! Reste mobile en permanence sur la lane, essaie de bait son E et son A, et si tu les esquives c'est gratuit pour toi ! Ne sous estime cependant jamais le E de illaoi, même si tu as de nombreux kill et de gold d'avance, si elle touche son E et que tu l'affronte au corps à corps, elle te massacrera.
Astuce : La bramble vest couplet au tabi ninja t'aideront énormément dans ce match up. Prend également conquérant.
Mohid97 says “One of the few champs that Illaoi has a hard time going up against. you need to rush bramble vest to counter healing or go ignite and need to stay behind minions to avoid her E but if you go in go in balls to the walls. ”
Dantheman81 says “Since you can destroy her tentacles easily with auto resetting your Q all you have to do is dodge her pull and attack the tentacles and she is pretty useless. If she ults onto you try your best to get out ASAP as no matter how behind you are that thing does so much damage.”
Twiggymocha says “To new sion players she will be hard to face, but after a few games you will be able to play vs her with not too many problems. Just follow the normal rules when playing vs illaoi, stay behind minions and do not stick around when she uses her ultimate.”
Xplor says “Illaoi can be annoying as hell in special with his "E" and his ultimate after level 6.
Poke him as much as you can and control the lane on your side of the turret. Don't push too much and stay away from the walls in special after level 6.
I strongly don't recommend you to go all-in past level 6 as he can easily take you down.”
Lintaar says “You have to avoid her Q. Kill her tentacles when you get a couple passive stacks because you will outrun her if she tries to stop you. and you can do some damage while she does. Just remember to run from her ult like any other champ”
Darrkescru says “Feito mordekaiser desvie do E dela a todo custo, sempre tente quebrar os tentaculos dela, e quando ela for te acertar o W use sua cegueira pra counterar, o jeito para ganhar e pokear ela ate a morte e não deixar ela se curar no R dela com o conquer”
iTzToniOP says “No one will judge you if you dodge this champion select. But if you don't try to trade just once you have cleared the tentacles. If you get cursed, stay frosty, just kill two tentacles and keep playing defensively. Try to bait her ult by making him think you're going all in but running out as soon as the opponents uses his R.”
Alzeidx says “Dodge her tentacles, try to get lvl 6 before her and all in. She is very tricky champ with high burst. Be careful in early, ask for ganks, get Dorans shield and Conqueror, you should be able to kill her when u get Phage and Stinger.”
TotallyEclipse says “Dodge if you see this champion, but if you really want to play it, dodge her E and then look to trade her. Dodge her W with your E, and make sure to walk away from her when she ults so her tentacles dont slam you. Rush executioners calling/bramble vest”
darksage1234 says “Even to major threat. Do not engage her under tentacles and always remove those whenever you can. She has decent sustain and will push you to tower. Ask for a gank, but be careful during level 6 because she can easily get a double kill with her ultimate. ”
ForOrion says “Illaoi has the self-sustain you keep you constantly on your toes and worrying whether or not you will even get out of the lane with 10 cs. Again, Pykes early game is super strong. But once she scales its almost impossible to contest.”
MarKoXGOD says “Illaoi is also a hard match-up for Aphelios, since she can poke you early with her Q, your slow movement speed can cause your soul to be grabbed by her E, and so on. The best thing you can do against Illaoi, is try to juke as much of her abilities as you can, and poke from safe distances as much as it is possible.”
ACE4291 says “dodge her Q as well as her grab and you will be fine. she cant do much againt you.
also make sure you take out her squids safely as she can grab you while you are busy. Since you are a big guy its easier for Illaoi to hit you but building full armor will allow you to tank her attacks, Make sure you are pressuring her Tenticals count as i said before she wont be able to do much. ”
DirtyDishSoap says “Respect her damage and her ultimate.
Just run away when she ults. Pretty easy to do if you don't mess up your wall. She pretty much loses to you at every point after that when you have Maiden out.
The only reason why this is "even" is because her ability to 100-0 you if you DO decide to all in her when she has her ultimate up.”
Beatport Expo says “Hard fight, you cannot really tank the damage from her Tentacle Slams when you fight her. The best thing to do is run away when she ults and recover some health and If you can, re-engage.
You however, can still survive the lane.”
Kingarthur720 says “illaoi one of the hardest matchups for graves. She out damages you at melee range, her sustain is downright unmatchable, i do not recommend you pick graves into her. Same with darius, build cost effective items and safer rune pages”
gabriel5ben9 says “With your W you can fight her even if she ults. If you manage to dodge lots of tentacles it's actually very easy to fight her. Just go for some early armor, like tabis and chain vests.”
VIP Titan says “Illaoi is basically Female Darius. You need to avoid her E and Q as much as possible. When in 6 you need to play it safe.
Bring ignite rather than Teleport if necessary
Get your reduce healing in to fight her
Dodge E and Q are a must!
Max E not Q! ”
Shoqi says “Caso ela acerte o E e esteja fazendo Cutelo Negro, a melhor opção é sair de perto para que ela não bata tanto em sua alma e quebre sua armadura.
Nas TFs a Illaoi quer ficar parada batendo com os tentáculos e se curando, como Ornn não tem muita mobilidade, ele se torna um alvo fácil e é derretida por ela”
SirDrPotato says “Another lane bully that is very easy to play and consequently very hard to lane against. Dodge/riposte her E - the ability where she throws a ghost tentacle and steals your soul - and back off as soon as she uses her ultimate. Her ultimate does A TON of damage and heals her. She will easily kill both you and your jungler after 6 so be careful when you ask for ganks. Try to clean her tentacles unless it is to risky. ”
Auntbetsie says “Illaoi is a weird one as you either go up against a really good illoai or a really bad one. She can deal a lot of damage to you but you can return it but when she starts to build tank you are kind of useless against her.”
Discord Rengar Mains says “You win this matchup before 6, after that if you are not ahead she will show you why people think Japan is so goddamn weird with their tentacle fetishes. She can't do much to you early game besides landing her E on you and if you manage to bait it out she can't do jackshit to fight you besides getting close to walls, W+Q you, and hope she can heal just enough. Always respect her tentacles, try to kill them asap (leap + q AA reset will instakill them) before jumping to her so she doesn't have too many retaliation options. If you handle this lane well enough early game she will be left behind and you can roam at your leisure to secure a lead, and if you leave her VERY behind, she is just free gold. ”
VictorDelRey says “You counter her with your mobility. If you have ult up, you are a threat to her. If you use her minions while you are dueling her, there´s a high probability that her tentacles will not even touch you.”
Itreallyhim says “Breeze, You can remove her tentacles from the game by ulting her, If she ults you ult her back in return and show her whos in charge, If she E's you, E her while shes slamming it and return some damage to her.”
Circas says “This is marked even because before 6 you can probably kill Illaoi whenever you have 5 stacks and hit your abilities. However this lane does get much harder as the game progresses because of how she builds and just how Illaoi's damage scales.
Easiest way to dominate this lane is to bait out her Test of Spirit (E) since that is where all her damage comes from. A true Illaoi main will always level this ability first making it much harder to go in on her later because even if she misses it will not be on a huge cooldown.
You need to try and go in on before 6 and you are most likely on your own in this match up becasue I wouldn't trust a jungler to know how to gank this lane and it will end up in being a double kill for her.
After you get BOTRK make sure to get either executioners or bramble to stop her healing so you can actually fight her. Even with healing reduction she will start to hurt.
I have done a LOT of limit testing in this match up before and even when severly ahead of her as long as she hits Test of Spirit (E) she will win.
You can get a lead off her early but do not fight her past level 11 to be safe unless you are confident you can outplay it.”
SOVIET IRON says “it is very hard to beat illaoi,this champion is good in poking using its Q and E and you cant just go and attack this champion easily killing it.This champion has a lot of tentacles that can break darius using its W.It is very hard to challenge this champion when you are using fighter champions like darius.”
Dejuronto says “Illaoi, just like Irelia, can kick you out early. Luckily at lvl 6, if you see her slam into the ground (A.K.A using her ult), banish her to the realm of death so she can be isolated from her tentacles. She'd be useless basically.”
AkenoSenpai says “I don't play this match up very often but its pretty easly doable for Irelia as long as u dont get hit by her E. When Illaoi cast her Q on you, you can Q into her making u go behind her = dodge the tentacle. Once she is lvl 6 be careful for her ult. try bating it by engaing on her, while keeping atleast 1 Q up for escape in case she ults. Overal this match up isn't very difficult, basically all about dancing around her tentacles. Just remember that even an Illaoi going 0/10 can destroy you as long as she hits her abilities, so dont underestimate her at any point of the game even when your really fed (not to say you need to be affraid of her, just keep doding her at all time)”
Just a Scarecrow says “Illaoi Could Punish you taking cs Very Dangerous if you tried to 1v1 her with her R open side stepping his E would be her end Just Sidestep and you can Kill her 4 times before getting very tanky ”
MagrelinOnFire says “Runa: vs Lutadores
Cara essa lane é um desperdício de tempo, illaoi está muito bufada e como não possue muitos jogadores, vai ficar assim por muito tempo, farme o máximo que conseguir a distância, desvie do E, sempre que ela utar corra para longe, reze para o seu time te ajudar a mata la.”
lugzinho says “Another example of a matchup that got fairly easier since the GW buff.
Just dodge the E and STAB her, she'll either die, get very low or have to flash since Illaoi doesn't have great mobility and depends on her E and R.
Also watch out with the 1V2's she can pull off with her R.”
Thr3shPrinc3 says “This lane will be determined by how good YOU are. If you keep dodging her Q's and don't get hit by her spirit grab then you will win her quite easily. Make sure you take Ignite into this matchup and as soon as you guys start fighting use it to cancel out most of her healing. Late game you want to save your Ignite for when she uses ult and you can easily kill her in a 1v1 once you have your core items.”
ForgottenProject says “Dodge her early game Qs and poke with your Qs
Bait out her R and dash away
Parry her E to reduce a lot of her damage output
Her tentacle skillshots are all her damage, so you can win the lane if you focus on dodging them!”
Braddik says “Dodge if you see this champion, but if you really want to play it, dodge her E and then look to trade her. Dodge her W with your W, and make sure to walk away from her when she ults so her tentacles dont slam you. Rush executioners calling.”
FlopyWeiner says “Illaoi is the hardest melee matchup for Garen. Beware that a Illaoi E can go through minnions. I know it sounds crazy but if there is a thin line of minnions between you and her it can hit. Kill tenticles and get ganks honestly.”
Trial_By_Barrel says “I used to have a really hard time against Illaoi back when I first started. But as I kept playing I realized she's actually not a very hard match up. You mainly got to dodge her E and poke her and when you push be sure to destroy her tentacles.”
Pedrokis says “Evita tomar o Q e o puxão de alma do E, já que eles dão bastante dano. Quando ela tiver sem essas skills e sem muitos tentáculos por perto, a troca é quase sempre sua. / Tenta ao máximo destruir os tentáculos dela, abusando do combo de AA + E com pouco range (reset de auto attack) + AA pra destruí-los. / Se ela ultar só sai de perto, por que a cura e o burst são ridículos, daí depois você vai pra cima quando ela voltar ao normal.”
Trash Collector says “Illaoi is strong after level 6 kill and its difficult to kill her after level 6.Destroy her tentacles to lower her damage and avoid getting hit by her e and ask jungler to gank before her level 6.”
Pickle Pick says “Don't fight under her tentacles or when she has your spirit. Play behind minions so you don't get E'd by her. She usually can't kill your spirit if you do get hit by an E, so just run out of the range for it.”
Daedralus says “You can definitely beat her, but you really have to dodge everything. She can burst you down very hard in a ridiculous manner that is simply broken. BUT, if you don't get hit by everything and avoid feeding her, once you hit 6, you ult is a very hard come-back source as you go rather to head to head in duels. If done well, you should end up Ulting her, either killing her in the meantime, or getting your Q back in the duration and using that as the execute. While doing this, you will get back pretty much your entire HP back, thus you will survive her burst if she didn't have like 10 tentacles around you.”
Askio says “It's Illaoi. Either you'll beat her to death, or she'll tentacle you and your whole team because they want to fight her as 5 when her ult is up. Tease out her ult, get bramble for grievous wounds, and your cc should be able to out damage her. ”
EnchantedCat says “This champion is just annoying as hell, though you should just be able to avoid most of her skillshots with your W. You don't have any major kill pressure on her until you are Level 6 and you can sustain most of her damage with Corrupting pot/Biscuits/Fleet/W. After 6, try poke her down, then kill her, since she can't kill you with your R and kiting.”
TheRevenantsHand says “Do not engage before your ultimate. Harass her as much as you can, but if she catches you with her E, go close to a tentacle she spawns as she cannot spawn more nearby but watch out for that tentacle hitting a 2nd or 3rd time. Ult her as soon as she ults you as there will be no tentacles in the Death Realm, and thus no defenses or offenses for her.”
ozmankaan says “Illaoi is a prob for any one :O i mean her pokes are good, huge heals and damage n tanky too :O her 'Q' has great range but dodge-able try to dodge it, destroy her tentacles as quickly as possible, her 'E' is dodge-able too try to dodge it. stay away from her ult, your CS should be greater than her, fight her near your turret, try to disdain her into your turret, poke her with your 'AA' and 'Q' dont go for full fledge war till her health is near 50% , when her health is at 50% apply your full combo.”
Valorkyrie Quinn says “High damage, waveclear, and teamfight potential. Her only weakness is mana-hungry early game.
Tip: Dodge her E. It is her main damage dealing ability to ranged champions.
You can boost movement speed by auto attacking with Fleet Footwork stacks, or units marked with Harrier marks.
In late game teamfights, you will look to splitpush in other lanes, this can avoid Illaoi from arriving in teamfights when clearing minions, while you can arrive teamfights and kill their team first.”
XRVG says “She can be very annoying to play against if she lands her grabs. You can beat her in 1v1s but she will slow you down and prove to be a pain regardless just based on the fact she is illaoi. ”
Big Belly Bop says “Her range is minimal and you can abuse that very well. You won't see this champion being played often in Diamond+. Dodge her Q's, get free stacks, and deny farm. If she happens to land an E on you, E out and walk out of range of her E and kill the tentacles. NEVER EVER fight when she ultimates near you. She will obliterate your bum. Flash + TP, Doran's Blade + 1 HP, Gotta Blast!, Freeze!, or Sustained Damage rune page. I prefer Sustained Damage but if you're not good at dodging or want to kite easily, take Gotta Blast! or Freeze!”
ExfIamed says “If you're able to dodge her E (the thing that takes your soul) you just all in every single time because it has a long cooldown, if she ults just run away from her and go back in, just make sure you keep dodging the E as long as you do that you auto win every single fight.”
9690 says “This lane is pretty easy. Dodge E and you win all trades. Lane proceeds to get easier post 6 where we can all in her at almost any point. Morello 3rd is a good pick up here, can also run ignite in this lane.”
Loevely says “Difficult post 6 but you can somewhat keep up with her during early laning phase. Avoid getting hit by her shit
(mainly E) and you should be fine. DO NOT fight her post 6 if both of you are comparable in HP, you will lose 10/10 times. Grasp / Fleet with a focus of MS.”
numpadddd says “Very annoying, cant trade or kill (unless she is very bad), dont try it, she will probably completely destroy you, espacially when she gets ahead, dodge Qs and Es and dont ask for ganks when she hits 6 because she can easily 1v2 with her ult”
Luthy2278 says “Illaoi can cancel your ult by using that shielding ability and it's over for you if she ults, you just can't do much except kill her with your jungler ganking you, since your ult is pretty much useless against her.”
Noc7urnalz says “It can go both ways. She can punish you pretty hard before level 6 and even harder after 6.
In trades before level 6 you can easily bait out her E as you walk in straight line to her and being ready to spell shield it. Then you can Q and go for a trade thats gonna be in you favor. After 6 be carefull for her R , you can bait it out then fear her and walk back without even looking for a trade.
NOTE: If you just fearead her but she popped R , DO NOT continue to try to kill her , chances are it will result in you death.”
LuxIsMyCrush says “as long as you dodge her E you should be okey, most illaoi players are .. what is the non-toxic word to call them id*ots.. and even if they are losing will try to all-in you, as long as she not use her ult try to kite around her (always dodge E no matter what), when she ult just go back and wait like 5 seconds, or if you can kill her with ignite do it and flash aways (she will heal a lot from tentacles, dodges is important)”
Defensivity1 says “Against illaoi the grasp page is advised, however conqueror will also do a good job as long as you dont get hit by illaoi's e or ultimate so try to keep some distance and poke her down with ghouls to 40% hp before you decide to all in her, grievous wounds against illaoi is a must.”
Quezel says “Illaoi can do nothing in this matchup her spells lock her in place making it very easy to hit your q or e and if she ever uses r you can r her and remove the spirit and all of her tentacles then just kill her becomes slightly harder after she gets qss but she still will struggle into you.”
Ends says “Can use her e to be able to attack sett from a range and if sett tries to walk up she can deal nearly double damage. and she wins fights if she has her ult and out heals his damage. the only way sett can outplay her is if he ults her right after she ults him.”
mightydylan101 says “Pretty annoying with her tentacles but she is super squishy early so you need to win the early game. Be careful and prioritize dodging her tentacles as they will hurt and make sure she doesnt hit her skillshot as she makes a clone of you and can damage it until you leave the circle”
ProgettoYorick says “Dodge the shots of illaoi his slowness is his weak point against your ghouls. At level 6, just close it and dodge its shots. OTP tip: Try not to get gank from your jungle after level 6 of illaoi”
ScythedS says “My least favourite matchup.Poke her a lot early game,but try not to run out of mana.Start corrupting pot and take the safe laning rune page.Dashing onto Illaoi is very dangerous as she can easily out damage yo with Ult and tentacles.If you ever think about an all-in,make sure to kill her tentacles first”
hotdog93 says “She can deny you a lot of cs with her e, dodge it at all costs. Don't fight her if she has even 1 tentacle as 2 is enough for her to 1v1 you with R. Always be careful, even if you snowball she can still one shot you. Consider taking a second armor rune instead of adaptive force. ”
ThisIsJustSad says “1. Get Vampiric Scepter.
2. Don't get hit by his E.
3. W his E.
4. Run if he Rs.
5. The only fights you win are fights where he doesn't have his E on you and his R is down or you're pre-6.
6. Currently, Illaoi is not a balanced Champion due to how much damage her E does relative to how safe she is when she uses and how spammable it is.”
linsher19 says “She lane push super hard with her Q so you have to dodge everything that comes in your way, but the good side to this match up is you can stack her tentacles, but in lane make sure to dodge her e if you get hit you're doomed”
Karnan says “Make use of the minion wave. If she cannot land her E you will always win the trades. Kill her tentacles when you can, they are the source of her strength. Be mindful as her 6 beats yours. An early executioners helps alot, Illaoi relies on getting huge healing to win 1v2s etc. ”
NasusIsMyBoy says “just watch out for her tentacles and stack them and you will be fine. best idea is to stay near tower and stack of the tenacles so she cant damage you as much in her ult or use them to poke”
CrimsonAngel1 says “This champ makes the lane her's. If you stay behind minions, you should be fine. Dodge her tentacle attacks and you can survive. If you ask your jungle for a gank, you can possibly win lane.”
picklehater77 says “Before, if she ran Klepto, you had no hope of pushing her out of the lane. Nowadays, you can deny her very easily with smart usage of your E before turning to kill her. Take your PTA tree. Once she gets her first tank items, play a little safer.”
Kalrex says “Before level 6 when she steals your spirit, you can E in and trade pretty well. She wins all-ins after level 6, so be sure to get jg help on this one. Laning phase is pretty easy so long as you just dodge her slaps. Not too hard to lane against, just tough to get solo kills post level 6. When you run away after she pulls your spirit and the tentacles start spawning, just use your W and you'll rapidly destroy the tentacle before it can even slap you. ”
MordeStar says “As long as she doesn't dodge your R with her's, you'll be fine. If she Es you and ults, while the tentacles dont slam at you in death realm when she uses W, THEY SLAM YOUR SOUL OUTSIDE so take into consideration.”
Hamstertamer says “Illaoi against melee champions is unfair. You can't go on her, just play safe, stay behind minions so she can't E you, and farm under tower. If you get hit by her E, use your own E on her, it reduces the duration drastically since it's a DoT. She'll have trouble ever killing your spirit so at least there's that.”
Pacal Votan says “Tough lane.. she has tons of damage and very tank too... Try to avoid her E rushing Boots of Swiftness. It's good to buy a doran blade in the first recall. Invest in health here. Start with boots + 4.”
Jezzzir says “Don't just dodge her E (the pull ability that puts you in the water realm), but try to actively bait it out. Without tentacles, you can often fight her off your spirit with Q at earlier levels. With tentacles it's usually better to run and lick your wounds. Save ignite once she get's ult. All-in-all an easy matchup. ”
Polkadog says “Really annoying but still winnable.
Just avoid her tentacles and you'll be fine. Don't let her get to your turret because she can just smack that like no-ones business. Since she's melee but her abilities are ranged, she'll try to poke you if you try to farm. Just stand behind your minions and avoid her tentacles. Once she tries to engage, land your W and your E if you have your ghouls up, then poke with Q. She'll try to fight back but back off if she still has a big chunk of health after your poke.
Always have your ult up when you can since The Maiden can help you out really well, especially with your combo.”
DVL CHALLNGR says “You MUST build Doran's Shield 1st and when you get lvl 6 you must try your best to hit ALL Q's. W will make it hard for her to escape because she doesn't have any MS advantage from her kit”
EpicDan01 says “Illaoi can simply shove the wave under turret, then E you as you try to get some CS. Expect to have a large CS deficit. However, if you can deny her getting fed, your influence lategame will be greater than hers. If your jungler tries to gank you, make them back off unless the Illaoi has low HP. If you can poke her with cleavers then you can kill her midgame with 2 items.”
HKRV says “Hard matchup, but not unbeatable. Keep distance and freeze the wave. When she rips your soul out go out of the range and stand in one position to dodge the single tentacle. (if you move more will spawn) then you can trade with her. Early game it has a big cooldown so it's helpful. When she hits lvl6 DON'T EVEN THINK TO ALL IN ALONE!! If ults on you then go away immediatelly as standing still or standing in it kills you quickly. She can 1v3 easily too, so keep a memo on her ultimate. ”
Poppu says “Illaoi is a stronger Juggernaut than you, has built-in sustain, and annoying harrass. You can still outplay her. If you dodge her soul grab, I would suggest trading with her afterwards in a span of 8 seconds near a tentacle spawn. Reason is, you block her E with your W, and you can stun her against the wall if she doesn't watch her positioning.”
Aizo says “You can be 7/0 and she'll be 0/7 and she will still beat you in the 1v1. You don't have the ability to fight her 1v1 at any point in the game, and if you get a jungle gank you don't have the damage to kill her unless if you have a high damage jungler.”
SoulHero says “Tentacle lady, Straight up lose. Dodge her e's. I used to play illaoi so here are some tips: DONT ENGAGE HER IN ALL OUT UNLESS YOU ARE 100% SURE YOU WIN. IF SHE PULLS YOUR SPIRIT JUST WALK AWAY. IF YOU ENGAGE WITH SPIRIT PULLED SHE ULTS AND YOU DEAD. btw the after effect of her spirit pull spawns tentacles. You can shred them with your w, but they will still slam down after death due to new buff. Fight her once you get executioners and she MISSES HER SPIRIT PULL. Try to destroy tentacles midfight too.”
Petethebossch says “Can't Outscale Illaoi in 1v1's until super late or with heavy jungle assistance. She can also pressure your stacks heavily but is skill shot reliant. Try to bait out her ult and quickly run away. If you have ult and she doesn't then you can win the fight.”
PhoenixianSlayer says “Her skills are good if she can get to you. If not, then she gives you extra gold. Just don't let her get you with her soul pull because it is super annoying. Also, don't be near her when she ults. ”
Lynboe says “Afin d’affronter Illaoi, il suffit de la respecter suffisamment, il ne faut pas la laisser toucher ses E, si elle réussit à vous toucher il vaut mieux lui rentrer dedans si elle n’a pas d’ulti / si elle n’est pas proche de sa tourelle, si elle utilise son ulti alors, reculez et attendez.
Étant donné qu’elle ne poke pas beaucoup il est conseillé de commencer avec une Doran’s Blade. Freeze la vague de creep est une bonne stratégie face à elle étant donné qu’elle n’a d’autre solution pour l'empêcher que d’utiliser son Q, ce qui signifie qu’elle doit avancer, ce qui vous donne une occasion en or de la go-in (toujours en faisant attention à son ulti). Si elle n’a qu’une seule tentacule vous pourrez go-in sans crainte au vu des peu de dégâts qu’elle vous occasionnera.
Il n’y a pas d’objet particulier à acheter face à elle.
Jnewbringspain says “Try to fight her early, level 2 or 3. Avoid her Test of Spirit and Tentacle Smash at all costs. If you can make her miss these skills, go ahead and engage her. If she ults, Leap Strike out of it immediately and live to engage a different time.”
messketchup says “Don't get your spirit pulled, and she can't do jack to you. If she ever uses her ultimate, run away. Don't try to fight her when her ultimate is up or you will die, even if you get 5 stacks.
Illaoi is less than useless outside of lane phase. Just farm and don't die and you'll be far more useful than her late game.”
LiquidBlyr says “Hide behind minions to dodge her grab. if she does grab you walk out of the area. if she ults you run away. farm under tower and freeze, if she misses a grab all in her (if she is pre-6). if you cant pull of the combo within 3 sec ie. shes walking away ignore her (don't fight her if she has a huge minion wave likely accumulated from freezing).”
Forseti Brusketi says “Big woman noticable problem for every slow champ , you jump she rips your sould you poke she tentacles your head, you can pull this fight out but late game is really hard to impossible”
EvilOranges says “D-Shield Start. I HATE this lane. She has more health, more damage, more zoning, and an actual ultimate. Freeze the lane and poke her while you are under your tower. Dodge her tentacles, and hold out. She is one of the few champions where if she does not pound lane, she does not scale. DO NOT GIVE UP KILLS, BACK WHENEVER YOU ARE LOW, and DO NOT back near her tentacles.”
PandaSenpai101 says “Go Grasp against her, and poke her with Grasp and Vitals. Stay behind minions for her E, parry it, or dodge it. She can become very annoying when maxing E. Pre-6 shouldn't be too hard, just parry her E. Post 6, you should aim to parry her ultimate, as she has no way to get damage from the ability, and it is pretty telegraphed.”
Zestysquid says “Don't let her land the curse on you for baiting purposes, it's too dangerous. If she does, exit the range of it. If she ults, Q away because her tentacles will obliterate your box setup. It can be easy to kill her if she's willing to jump on you with her auto attack empower if her ult is on cooldown.”
PogLord says “ULTIMATE STEAL SCORE: 1/5
Personally, for some reason I have a talent to play against Illaoi. Maybe I am not into hentai lol...
How to play against her:
1. - Always kill her tentancles if you can, but only when she is away and cannot jump or spell you.
2. - Never engage near more than 1 tentacle.
3. - You are mobile, dodge her spells, either with movement, or your E-E.
4. - After dodging her spirit pull with E, she will think you are scared, little she knows you will (flash +) E-back into her face and fight. You will win the trade if you dodge her tentacle smash.
5. - You see her animation moving her arm back -> you make a circular movement with character, that will instantly dodge her linear attack.
6. - You hear tentacle splash? That's her overpowered ass ultimate. You E away instantly, dont even trade it anymore. Possibly ping for teammates to do the same.
7. - Her sirit steal is LETHAL, dont. If she shot you with it, you run away and around a little. You'll lose CS but in return you can win against the lane bully.”
Ryako the Exile says “Dodging is the key to win the 1v1 against her, dont let her push the waves under your turret. If you cannot really do against her pushing potential go for tiamat it will help you out”
RainbowNova says “Illaoi is tanky, does tons of damage, has her E every 5 seconds or so and heals a lot. She's an annoying laner in the early game and a beast in the late game. Your Q isn't going to save you from this tentacle onslaught.”
Lil Tidepod says “Illaoi does a LOT of damage with her tentacles and with her ultimate. If she lands an E on you and you're low, it can be a big threat because her tentacles will just keep freaking coming. Pro tip: after the first tentacle pops up and you dodge it, simply stand under it, as it will not hit you again and because you're stationary no more tentacles will spawn. Be careful of her ultimate, as it will help her turn the tide of any fight, sometimes even 5v1s that were originally in your teams favor. Once you get tanky enough, just keep matching her push. She'll be able to push harder than you early but if she sees that you're matching her push and not giving away any free towers, she'll probably switch to team fighting until the side lanes open up again.”
zygiux says “I really hate this matchup. Try to not get hit by her E in farming phase because when you get hit by her E the time you come back after you are done with the tentacles, she is going to E you again...”
ImpossibleLogic says “We've all been there facing Illaoi the god forsaken lane bully that will zone you and kill you endlessly however if you can just avoid dying in laning phase you will be a lot better in team fights later on. Its best to just sit behind your minion wave and strap yourself in for a long boring laning phase.”
MasutaKokoBot says “Illaoi should not be able to get to you. Just heal your team as they fight her for you. if she grabs someone soul, just place your silence where she's standing. She will either continue to attack the soul to do damage and get stuck in the snare, or she will back off. Either way is a win.”
FunkySoul says “She has the worst Level 1 in the game by far! Punish, punish, and punish. Her only kill pressure is R, so you want to avoid getting destroyed out of nowhere. She does less damage than you with her E, so punish her and don't get hit by the Tentacles.”
Scuz Rat says “Illaoi bullys every champion in the game but Poppy is one of the more resilient laners to pick into her. Get your jungler to gank before 6 and farm with your passive. Dorans shield is a strong first recall purchase here”
TechnoRenekton says “Be aware for her ( E ) Test of spirit.
Go in on her If she misses it.
Has stronger lvl 6.
Has 1v2 potential so don't fight her when she has her ultimate up.
Try to bait her ult and dash out.”
DrMoneybags says “Illaoi is a juggernaut that can easily bully immobile melee champs. Fortunately you are pretty mobile and can E past most of her tentacles. If you manage to bait out her E, you should be able to win an all-in with ignite. Executioners Calling will make this lane a bit easier as well. Baiting out her R and disengaging is another great way to put her at a disadvantage in future trades. Always remember to kill her tentacles when you can, and dodge with E.”
Qubert64 says “Annoying but fightable. Pre 6 you shred through her. After 6 try not to fight her without a gank by jg. Back up when she ults and you will be fine. If she doesnt have ult but rips your soul go in with a taunt and block some autos to keep her from killing it.”
The_CuItivator says “Actually depends on the skillset of the summoners. Darius shouldn't win against Illaoi. But if you dodge her E, break her down and make sure her tentacles are always down. If she gets the control over the lane it is over.”
CrackenZap says “Not actually necessarily a threat alone, the problem is, I find Junglers feed this top guy... Good footwork keeps you out of trouble from him but goodness forbid the jungling goes to hell, everything then falls apart and you have to shroom/defend tower and poke last hits on minons and damage enemy champion.”
OnionMilkshake says “we've all been there facing illaoi the god forsaken lane bully that will zone you and kill you endlessly however if you can just avoid dying in laning phase you will be a lot better in team fights later on so its best to just sit behind your minion wave and strap yourself in for a long boring laning phase
TheNinjaRoid says “Can't kill her easily and can't gank her easily. She's really hard to beat, unless she's bad. Just farm up, and try not to die. Best of luck. Oh yeah, avoid her Q, E, and R. She heals off her kit. If you manage to get ahead, you can still win lane. Can't really stop you from farming, outside of killing you. You can stack off her tentacles.”
TheBoltLord says “Its illaoi....... enough said? lol but no illaoi isn't tooooo bad you just have to dodge her tenticals and her grab ram her into a wall and get good trades. Shes squishy enough to where you can take her. By the way... your w cancels her ult and puts it on cool down <3
ApexDresden says “She can be a considerable threat, however just trade with her and you should be okay, you mainly want to engage once she has used her E, but don't underestimate her damage. Continuously poke her with Q and W and when she's low you should be able to all-in her, just be careful of her ultimate - R.”
ElleryTheViking says “Not a good word to say about this matchup. It's winnable, but difficult. Since you're melee it's difficult to move into E and auto range without her using the Soul Pull and combo. Post 6 it doesn't get any better, she can one shot you and your Jungler. Best bet is to just slowly poke her down with Q and when soul pull is on CD move in for E and potentially an all in. ”
francodm says “Use a passiva e ativa do W para desviar do W dela, se você conseguir desviar constantemente não terá problemas contra ela mas se tomar o W dela você vai ser forçado a ir base ou morrer. Aery e aperto dos mortos vivos são bons”
E61K says “Stupid champion design. You auto-win pre-6, especially level 1-2. Her whole kit relies around her tentacles and her whole 1v1 basically relies around her pulling your soul and then ulting you and hitting you with her tentacles. Once you realize that all you have to do when she ults is either disengage and then reengage or dodge the tentacles she becomes easy to deal with. Make sure you dodge her soul pull then you win. Watch out for tentacles slamming down as they can hurt quite a lot when stacked.”
SwiftOblivion says “Strengths: Built in sustain, Early game damage, Team fighting. Weaknesses: Low mobility, slow attacks. She can punish you for being too reckless, but she has no mobility at all. If she decides to overextend once you've hit 6, easily dance around her and pop your vitals. Also, once you hit a vital you gain decaying movement speed, and this should help you when dodging the tentacles she tries to hit you with. Once again, she's not a cakewalk. She can easily punish anyone with her high early game damage if you go too ham. Another option is riposting her Test of Spirit so that she won't be able to rip your spirit out of you or her Harsh Lesson when she leaps to auto attack you. The last tip is just running away from her when she uses her ultimate, early on this does a pretty good chunk of damage and heals her back up so don't fight her in it unless you are sure you'll come out on top. Buying boots early is recommended.”
Suthafru says “Illaoi - one of top jhin's best matchups, an almost guaranteed win in lane.
she can't respond to your poke in any way and due to your crit you can easily dodge a large majority of her damage, at a certain point she becomes helpless to you as you run circles around her slowly killing her. ”
Saiyan02 says “You will have a hard time against Illaoi. Try and take down her tentacles and dodge her E, But if she lands and E its almost over to be honest and don´t fight her when her R is up. Definetly go exhaust in this matchup so that you can run away when she presses R”
drunken hunter says “You can jump on her tentacles, destroy them and u have a really easy game if you dodge Illaoi's skill shots.
But watch out for her ult - it does retarded dmg and gives her life steal”
kkiskk says “Dodging her tentacles is extremely important. If she don't have any tentacles, she's nothing. Try to be a dick that back off every time she use her R. Her Q is super good at wave clearing so wait until she's out of mana before fighting her. If you fight in the place where she has 2 or more tentacle, you die . Her tentacle hits heals her. Get executioner's calling first. Be careful as she will always come back after mid game.”
Sion says “Annoying lane, dodge her Q/E at all costs, she's easy to kite around and you can use your CC combo on her in teamfights to nullify her completely. As long as you survive the early game, you win.”
TSA_Exotic says “Illaoi definitely has potential to burst you out of nowhere. But if you can kite around her abilities and take out her tentacles when you can then you greatly reduce her damage and will help you win trades and ulimately lane.”
Vincheelo says “You cannot win a fight against her when she uses her Leap of Faith unless you are super ahead of her. Kill her when she doesn't have her ult. Avoid her Test of Spirit and Tentacle Smashes.”
Proxxecube says “Illaoi can be annoying, but treat her similar to a less oppresive Darius. Respect her damage, but don't let her bully you out of farm. When it comes to her ulti, once she has it, if she gets your clone, don't fight. If she ults, and unless you parry it, she will do a lot of damage. If she gets it, just run. She may seem scary, but you scale significantly harder than her.”
sylas1tr1ck says “Really the only counter i can think of to sylas. Her ult is useless and she is impossible to kill. its best to not even lane against her cause she will tower dive you. just help bot lane farm.”
Zahkar00 says “Either would work.
With Bravado you can clear her tentacles pretty easily. Dodge her pulls but if she does pull her you can punish. At lvl 6 is when things become risky. Her ult does a lot of damage so if you dont ult at the right time it wont save you.”
Bakiraka says “You can poke her, but if she's smart she'll be able to deal with it. The worst part about this lane is that she can dive you super easily and can easily 2v1 you and your jungler post-6.”
Tvoi_clop says “Также как и с Атроксом - уклонения. Ваша стена ветра блокирует E Иллаой. Если она вытащила вашу душу то не бейтесь с ней, просто выйдете за пределы круга.
Если вы попали во вместилище, то не сносите щупальца. Если Иллаой использует своё R, то просто убегайте. Зовите лесника и фармите. Это очень важно.”
Trixelkour says “The Queen of 1v1s, she will completely destroy you if you get to close. Get Grasp or Fleet Footwork and do not let her slam you in any way, or you're F*cked. Go for a Tanky build and tell your jungler to camp. Make her fall behind and do not let her snowball.”
heyitsRainex says “Do not engage unless she does not have tentacles around her, because her Q and W will instantly win trades. Her E also makes her an annoying champion to deal with. Look to outsustain her and burst her before she kills you with her R.”
E61K says “Whenever I see this creature she always seems to snowball out of control. The key to winning this match up is windwalling her E and juking her tentacles with your own E. The thing is that if you deny her your soul by blocking it you drastically cut down her damage output. If you fail it expect to get chunked. You can also hide behind minions. Her ult is basically disengage and then reengage once it has worn off or dodge tentacles. You can do both. You have enough mobility to choose between those 2 options.”
undeadsoldiers says “Illaoi - Conqueror
Early items (in order) - Phage,Tiamat, Boots (into Tabi if she's ahead)
- All in lvl 1-2 (passive stacked AND if she doesn't have her pull)
- Play safe lvl 3-5 and very safe lvl 6+
- Stand behind minions to avoid getting pulled (you can also dodge it with Q)
- Save your W for her W empowered auto and subsequent tentacles
- ONLY trade when she misses her pull
- DON’T all in alone until Trinity and/or level lead AND her ult is on cooldown
- Try not to get pushed under tower, since she can easily pull you (Tiamat helps)
- She’s a beast in teamfights so aim to splitpush better than her
- Ult cooldown: 120/105/90
BreadyToCrumble says “She's really annoying. I hate laning against Illaoi and I ban her nearly every game. She can bully you into your tower. If you find yourself against Illaoi, ask your jungler to come help you before she hits 6 because of her tentacles. If she gets ahead, be careful.”
Omega best says “She is hard. Just farm, never rush illaoi at all costs and play safe and build armor and wait for you being gank by your jungle before she is 6 then flip her and you 2 kill her before she gets fed”
Zachlikespizza says “You are basically Illaoi 2.0, the only difference is she has way more raw damage. However you can dance around this with your e. Remember to avoid her q at all costs as it is very punishing to the trade (for you).”
Mouadyam says “dodge the tentacles, kill her tentacles whenever you can and dont get E'd into her minion wave, if you are ahead give her false hope by backing off when she E's you then go back in and beat her up, careful for her ult, back off until it finishes. she has mana problems so waiting until shes oom is a good idea.”
Demon Lord AC0 says “Windwall her E and dodge her tentacles. She can't be opressive in lane like she used to, but she still does a metric f*** ton of damage if you allow her to. Unless you keep getting hit by her Es and Qs she's not an issue. The Standard build path of this guide will do just fine. Start Doran's Shield”
Skullsunderer says “Illaoi can do what Darius does, just a little more safer the the range her abilities have. Leave when she ults and execute her whenever possible. Her abilities are super slow and telegraphed, this should make it easier to dodge her skillshots.”
joelblack says “Illaoi is hard depending on your reaction time. Early game, you should be able to get some pretty decent poke out, but avoid her Q always. Titan or Marksman runes will do well, but depends on how comfortable you are in your reaction time and mechanics. Post-6 she can be pretty scary, but as long as you poke her down to about 50% health, you can all in her and get the kill. Ignite can work as well if you really wanna be able to kill her early game. ”
CaioOP1985 says “Yeah, Nasus can stack Siphoning Strike on her tentacles that keep spawning. Add that to your superior sustain, innate tankiness and damage later in the game and Illaoi should be pretty simple. But do not think she isn't a threat at all, because if she gains an advantage on you, be ready for a world of pain.”
JefferXpr3ss says “Illaoi can be a massive threat to almost any Ornn player as she is incredible at dueling due do her high damage and somewhat decent CC making her almost unbeatable in a 1v1 against Ornn. The only way you can survive this matchup is basically staying under tower and even then if she is ahead, she can still sometimes dive you.”
thedunkening111 says “Before six, easy. After six, hell. Try to get some lead before level six, as you'll win trades before then. She'll most likely take klepto, so abuse the fact she'll greed on thos and go for trades where she needs to make the choice of either hitting you OR her clone. (For the love of god don't position yourself so she hits both!)
After six, you can fake an all in so you can take her ulti threat way, but you might take a lot of damage for doing this.
galvapheonix says “ Since you can destroy her tentacles easily with auto resetting your Q all you have to do is dodge her pull and attack the tentacles and she is pretty useless. If she ults onto you try your best to get out ASAP as no matter how behind you are that thing does so much damage.”
DuhBrandon says “illaoi is very dangerous because fighting her is all about lane control and your W does not help much when she pulls your soul or she hits her Q. Illaoi is a tank that can destroy you early game and definitely late. It will be difficult but your best bet is to see if you can beat her level 6 (which is the only time you can win on even terms.) and snowball. If she gets ahead you lose.”