Heartsteel Illaoi Build

Heartsteel Illaoi build with runes and items. Heartsteel Illaoi guide offers in-depth how-to play, skill order and tips. Play Heartsteel Illaoi build in League of Legends Patch 14.13!

Updated: 2024-05-16 ()
ARAM Build Guide for champion Illaoi and build Heartsteel.
Heartsteel Illaoi ARAM build.
Illaoi ARAM modifiers
DMG done -5%
DMG taken +5%
Healing -20%

TLDR

Starting items
Giant's Belt should be final item in your build.
Ruby Crystal should be final item in your build.
Quick Skill Order
Illaoi ability Test of Spirit should be leveled first.
E
Illaoi ability Tentacle Smash should be leveled second.
Q
Illaoi ability Harsh Lesson should be leveled third.
W
Final items
Plated Steelcaps should be final item in your build.
Heartsteel should be final item in your build.
Thornmail should be final item in your build.
Titanic Hydra should be final item in your build.
Kaenic Rookern should be final item in your build.
Overlord's Bloodmail should be final item in your build.
Quick Runes
Major rune Grasp of the Undying from Resolve tree.
Minor rune Precision.
Summoner spells
Pick Mark as your Summoner Spell.
Pick Flash as your Summoner Spell.

Heartsteel Illaoi Runes

Resolve
Resolve major tree Grasp of the Undying rune.
Resolve major tree Aftershock rune.
Resolve major tree Guardian rune.
Resolve major tree Demolish rune.
Resolve major tree Font of Life rune.
Resolve major tree Shield Bash rune.
Resolve major tree Conditioning rune.
Resolve major tree Second Wind rune.
Resolve major tree Bone Plating rune.
Resolve major tree Overgrowth rune.
Resolve major tree Revitalize rune.
Resolve major tree Unflinching rune.
Precision
Precision minor tree Absorb Life rune.
Precision minor tree Triumph rune.
Precision minor tree Presence of Mind rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Alacrity rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Haste rune.
Precision minor tree Legend: Bloodline rune.
Precision minor tree Coup de Grace rune.
Precision minor tree Cut Down rune.
Precision minor tree Last Stand rune.
Passive
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Attack Speed rune (+10% Attack Speed).
Passive tree Ability Haste rune (+8 Ability Haste).
Passive tree Adaptive Force rune (+9 Adaptive Force).
Passive tree Move Speed rune (+2 Movement Speed).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).
Passive tree Health rune (+65 Health).
Passive tree Tenacity And Slow Resist rune (+10 Tenacity and Slow Resist).
Passive tree Health Scaling rune (+10-180 Health (based on level)).

How to play

  1. You rush Heartsteel #1 unless it is going to be hard to proc it - they are all ranged and just poke you. Then you start slow with Guardian's Horn.
  2. After Heartsteel, you can rush Titanic Hydra (more fun, damage and some survi) AND/OR Sundered Sky or just go full tank - depending on if you are behind and if your team needs more damage.
  3. Sundered Sky is very good damage item for this build. It scales off your HP (so Grasp, Heartsteel, Overgrowth). It gives damage and pretty good sustain in fights. Remember to switch targets to maximize the effect!
  4. This is auto attack oriented Illaoi build, so do it! Especially if running with Titanic Hydra and Sundered Sky as well.
  5. Guardian's Horn is a surprisingly good item for its price. You can keep it for a very long time (or even have it as 6th item).
  6. Triumph is better (heal + gold), but if you want to have easier time with your mana, go Presence of the Mind.
  7. You need to adapt your items to the game. Enemy team heavy on AP? Buy MR. They heavy on AD? Buy Armor. You need some damage? Well buy that.
  8. Remember to consume your Heartsteel procs!
  9. Remember to consume your Grasp of the Undying procs!

Tips and Tricks

General
  1. You can cast R then Flash into enemies. They will have less time to react, you will get more Tentacles and you can burst them easier.
Riot
  1. Tentacles are an immense source of power. Don't fight without them.
  2. Spirits inherit their target's current health. If making a Vessel is your goal, try whittling your opponent's health down a bit first to make killing the spirit easier.
  3. Leap of Faith is best used to follow-up a strong engage or when being engaged upon. Be careful about being the first one into a fight.

Skill Order

  • Illaoi [object Object] ability.
    Q
    Tentacle Smash
  • Illaoi [object Object] ability.
    W
    Harsh Lesson
  • Illaoi [object Object] ability.
    E
    Test of Spirit
  • Illaoi [object Object] ability.
    R
    Leap of Faith

Items

Starting items
Giant's Belt item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Starting items vs poke
Guardian's Horn item.
Ruby Crystal item.
Boots
Plated Steelcaps item.
Mercury's Treads item.
Ionian Boots of Lucidity item.
Rush this
Heartsteel item.
Dmg items
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Wit's End item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.
Sundered Sky item.
Blade of The Ruined King item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Sterak's Gage item.
Good tank items
Jak'Sho, The Protean item.
Fimbulwinter item.
Warmog's Armor item.
Good MR items
Spirit Visage item.
Abyssal Mask item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Force of Nature item.
Hollow Radiance item.
Good Armor items
Thornmail item.
Dead Man's Plate item.
Unending Despair item.
Randuin's Omen item.
Sunfire Aegis item.
Frozen Heart item.
Iceborn Gauntlet item.
Situational items
Trailblazer item.
Knight's Vow item.
Zeke's Convergence item.
For the last fight
Additional considerations for these items is advised!
Elixir of Iron item.
Elixir of Wrath item.
Example final build
Plated Steelcaps item.
Heartsteel item.
Thornmail item.
Titanic Hydra item.
Kaenic Rookern item.
Overlord's Bloodmail item.