Try to shove her into tower for the first few waves as this will force her to burn through her mana or miss a good amount of CS.
Test of Spirit
E is essential when it comes to trading and also gives her easy Klepto procs. Doding this ability is key as it will reduce her gold intake and prevent you from losing a lot of health. Trade while it’s down.
If Illaoi does tag you with her
E, unless you can kill her- get out of the zone as quickly as possible. Do not destroy the tentacles that spawn afterwards and hug them after the initual slam.
R can have a huge impact on teamfights. Do your best to disengage if you can when she casts her Ult. In addition to this, do not fight in tight areas as it will allow her
R and tentacles to run havoc.
One of Illaoi’s strengths is that she is difficult to kill once she lands several tentacle slams because of the damage it deals and the sustain it provides. Invest in grevious wounds to slow her healing down. Thormail, Morrello’s, or Ignite will do the trick.
E creates a spirit of the champion it hits. This spirit is treated just like a champion for the sake of Klepto procs, Dark Harvest Stacks, and even effects you might not expect like Draven’s Passive. Keep this in mind when pulls and Spirit from you or your team.
Most of the time, Illaoi will rush Black cleaver as it synergizes incredibly well with her kit. If she manages to complete this item before the 11 minute mark, she will 1 shot casters minions, making her push pretty much out matched.
Illaoi’s power can spike around her Test of Spirit
E max (level 9). This gives her the ability to do a great deal of damage to carries if she takes a side lane. Be aware of this power spike and inform whoever tries to match her in the side lane.
At level 13 most Illaoi’s will have their Tentacle Slam
Q and Test of Spirit
E maxed. This will give Illaoi incredible skirmish & dueling potential. Try to pick her off or pick fights while she is away from her team.