Use Bladesurge to cover great distances by targeting low life minions on your way to champion targets.
Save your Transcendent Blades attacks for the right moment.
Reserving Equilibrium Strike for losing battles can often turn the tide.
Be wary of Irelia's Equilibrium Strike, as it stuns if you have a higher Health % than her.
Irelia can quickly cover great distances by using Bladesurge on low life targets (its cooldown refreshes if it slays the target).