Arena of Valor (AoV) - Airi Item Builds

Airi Item Builds guide for Arena of Valor (AoV). Each build is geared toward a different play style, so choose one that fits your personal preference.

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Core Items

These items are necessary in order to play Airi optimally. Only diverge from a core item if you are a very experienced player or you have a very good reason for doing so.

Arena of Valor Frost Cape
Frost Cape
Frost cape offers Airi a number of defensive stats along with an exceptionally useful passive. The slows that it offers each time Airi uses an ability – including all three charges of Shadow – will help her trap enemies on the battlefield as she cuts away their health.
Arena of Valor Spear of LonginusSpear of Longinus
Spear of Longinus is both a nice source of offensive and defensive power. It rips away part of the enemy’s armor each time they are damaged by the user, softening them up to further damage from Airi or her allies. It additionally offers cooldown reduction, allowing her much more regular use of her abilities, particularly strong on the manaless Airi. On the defensive side of things, the item offers maximum HP.

Optional Items

Offensive Item Choices

Arena of Valor LeviathanLeviathan
Arena of Valor Soulreaver
Soulreaver and Leviathan are both reasonable choices for a jungle Airi. Leviathan offers a considerable amount of HP as well as a burning aura while Soulreaver her gives attack damage and cooldown reduction. On the other hand, Soulreaver offers a large amount of attack damage to buff up Airi’s abilities while also lowering their cooldowns. Pick Leviathan if going defensive and Soulreaver when wanting to build offensively. There are only core items when Airi chooses to jungle.
Arena of Valor Fafnir's Talon
Fafnir’s Talon
Fafnir’s Talon offers both attack damage and attack speed – two stats Airi can’t get enough of. The item’s unique passive also allows the wielder to deal extra damage based on the enemy’s current health. This makes it a great item for tearing down enemies who have stacked up large amounts of health.
Arena of Valor Rankbreaker
Another armor pierce item, Rankbreaker is specifically great for roaming gankers. Rather than stacking up armor pierce stacks on the enemy, Rankbreaker cuts through their defenses right away. As a bonus, it increases the user’s movement speed when out of combat. This will make Airi much faster as she moves between lanes to gank.
Arena of Valor Fenrir's Tooth
Fenrir’s Tooth
Fenrir’s Tooth is a great item for physical damage dealers like Airi. Not only does it provide the most attack damage in one place, but the passive will help the kunoichi finish off her prey as she roams around the map.

Defensive Items Choices

Arena of Valor Mantle of Ra
Mantle of Ra
Mantle of Ra is a wonderful hybrid item, offering both attack damage and armor to the wearer. In addition, its passive aura burns nearby enemies, helping the assassin farm and gank more effectively.
Arena of Valor Medallion of Troy
Medallion of Troy
Medallion of Troy is a great way to defend against magic heavy teams. Through the ability power, health, and magic shield it provides, Airi will be able to withstand quite a bit of additional damage after taking this item. The cooldown reduction it provides is a nice additional bonus as to let the kunoichi use her abilities more frequently..

Boots Options

Arena of Valor Gilded Greaves
Gilded Greaves
Gilded Greaves will be the most common pick for Airi, the resistance they provide helping her slip out of control effects. As Airi’s survivability is heavily tied to her mobility, getting stunned or slowed can be disastrous.
Arena of Valor Sonic Boots
Sonic Boots
If the enemy is heavy on physical damage, Sonic Boots can be a better defensive choice for Airi. The armor and damage reducing passive will get a lot of mileage when dealing with enemy marksmen, warriors, and assassins.
Arena of Valor Hermes Select
Hermes’ Select
Hermes’ Select will get Airi moving between the lanes much more quickly. While not offering any beneficial stats, the movement speed is a great way to get close to enemies or keep up your presence around the map.

Sample Item Builds

Airi is most capable in the dark slayer lane and should build like a bruiser when doing so. We tried to reflect this in this collection of combination items, giving Airi a number of both offensive and defensive bonuses. Spear of Longinus, Mantle of Ra, and Frost Cape all help Airi in both regards, keeping her blades sharp and her skin tough. The balance is maintained in the pure items as well, we taking a single defensive and a single offensive item to finish the build off. These are both powerhouses, however, Medallion of Troy offering an immense amount of defensive power against mages and Fenrir’s Tooth granting a large amount of firepower, particularly when finishing enemies off.

A very offensive-minded approach to the jungle, this build focuses on Airi’s firepower so that she can quickly slay anyone she comes across. She will have a dramatic amount of attack damage with heavy hitting items like Soulreaver, Rankbreaker, and Fenrir’s Tooth at her disposal. Airi will additionally have the coveted 40% CDR when building these items, allowing her maximum use of her abilities. She will need to be careful, though, as while she gains a bit of defense through Frost Cape and Spear of Longinus, she will be almost fully dependant on her mobility to stay alive in fights.

In contrast to the other jungle build, this one turns Airi into a rather durable bruiser. The double burn from Leviathan and Mantle of Ra is always welcome, causing enemies to get all hot and bothered whenever the graceful assassin gets too close, the pervy chumps. Spear of Longinus, Frost Cape, and Mantle of Ra each offer some defensive benefits along with their offensive boons, mostly by way of armor. As her main concern when zipping up close to enemy heroes would be the warriors who can withstand her damage and dish out their own, armor is one of the most valuable things that she can get defensively. Medallion of Troy finishes the build off by keeping the ninja from being overly vulnerable to mages.

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  1. Burst assasin:
    Mantle of RA
    Sonic Boots
    Omni Arms
    Medallion of Troy
    Fenrir‘s Tooth
    Mantle of Ra, Medallion of Troy and Sonic Boots gives her good survivability in a fight. Rankbreaker gives her good damage and Armor pierce. Airi has
    a lot of dash abilitys and can activate her abilitys often so Omni Arms is the perfect
    item for some extra damage. Fenrir‘s Tooth gives her the last damage buff so she can easily kill all enemys

    • Haha I use this exact same build for my Airi in DS Lane, I can confirm that this build is legit and I have been using it for the past 2 years as an Airi main

  2. Dragon Assassin:
    Soulreaver, Gilded Greaves, Spear of Longinus, Frost Cape, Medallion of Troy, Muramasa

    Soulreaver provides great CDR and damage for killing squishies. Gilded Greaves provide resistance, as her ult needs to be procced in the middle of fights to be effective, so she needs a quick way to escape. Spear of Longinus provides even more CDR and good Armor Pierce. Frost Cape prevents escaping squishies and allows Airi to lock down on her targets. Medallion of Troy is extremely effective against mages, as well as providing extra health for Airi. Finally, Muramasa is very effective against tanks’ armor, as she already has enough damage against squishies and can tear down health in team fights.

  3. i play airi with the build mentioned below…
    guilded gleaves
    the beast
    mantle of ra
    hyogas edge
    omni arms
    rank breaker
    since these items are relatively cheap; you could easily get them under 10.5 k gold and being a ds laner; farming ain’t that hard either.
    the arcana I prefer is;10xblitz,10xreave,10xfocus thus greatly increasing her attack speed, cooldown and lifesteal.she won’t be tanky but will have enough lifesteal to get things done.

  4. I’d like to shout out one of my favorite items: Hyoga’s Edge. Terrific synergy with Frost Cape. I’ll frequently drop Mantle of Ra for it when playing Airi in the jungle, especially when the enemy has two slippery carries like Lindis/Slimz and Flash/Lauriel, to prioritize stickiness in exchange for some damage (which is more important when clearing waves).

  5. For the first build I would take soulreaver instead of scorching wind as it brings you up to 40% CDR while giving you early CDR which is important as her ult has a pretty long cooldown and you cannot go into fights without it. Also, the soulreaver gives attack damage which is more important than attack speed as she depends on her abilities to also deal damage. Also I would switch the rankbreaker and spear of longinus since rankbreaker scales with level and is better afterwards because longinus gives same armor pierce throughout. What do you think?

    • You make good points about Soulreaver; ultimately it’s up to personal preference which is why we structured the item builds pages this way in the first place. As for Rankbreaker vs Longinus: despite Rankbreaker scaling with level, it’s not great in the late game when the opponent has really stacked armor – in fact, you’ll usually sell it for Muramasa at that point. One possibility is to put Longinus where Rankbreaker is and stick Muramasa or Hercules’ Madness in the 5th spot.