Alistar Build Guide by precel#41447
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Welcome in my 100% support version of Alistar. This guide will show you what items, masteries, runes and tactics I prefer on that Bully. First of all - this is my first guide ever. It may contain lot of mistakes, so I would be grateful if you condemned me if something is wrong or not working. Also, english is not my main language (my support is of course, respected uncle Google), but I'll try write correctly as it is possible.
This guide is made for 100% support. Don't expect that you'll get many kills with that. It's not your job. But if you're good support, well... you can change game directions. But always - feel free to experiment. This guide is made for mostly balanced play, with good proportions in your team.
Skill usage etc. I placed in Team Work section.
Pros / Cons
+ Great lane support
+ Great gank interrupter
+ If played correctly - pain in the *** for enemy team
- Poor damage dealer
- Not so tough
- Strongly depends on a team
I choosed 0/21/9 for some reasons. First, Alistar needs good survivebility in a team fight. It's his strong weakness in way of playing support. Another reason - gold advantage. Supports don't farm, they are leaving gold for more important champs like Ranged AD Carry.
I chose this runes:
Greater Mark of Focus - well, it's decreasing cooldown which are pretty high on Alistar. Great for heal spamming and gank interrupting.
Greater Glyph of Potency - mixed with Greater Quint of Potency it gives you great early game healing amount. yay c:!
Greater Seal of Resilience - Some armor for early game harassment and covering of you co-laner.
Greater Quint of Potency - Look in Greater Glyph of Potency :3
Flash - Great for your stuns, escaping, positioning, chasing blah blah, you know the deal.
Clairvoyance - Great for scouting dragon, Nashor, enemy positions, possible ganks, scouting what enemy champ is going on what lane etc.
You can replace Shurelya's Reverie, Banshee's Veil or Rylai's Crystal Scepter with other items listed below. They are all depend on situation.
Force of Nature - If you are playing against strong AP team this item can be for you!
Thornmail - very situational, when you're often target for AD assasin/carry (and when you don't have teammates who protects you ;-))
Guardian Angel - never chose this item when you're losing. It will be waste then. But if you don't want to die from some random Nidalee spear or something when attacking, it's really cool :) (note, that your healing will keep you up most of a time, if you're not receiving massive damage.)
Well, this is it. My style of play presented in a words. So, let it begin.
First, always try to have carry with you on lane. Never go solo. Always try to go with that carry on bottom lane. If your lane partner is depending on mana, always buy Mana Manipulator. It's just great item for support, allowing you and your lane mate for often harassments.
Your task is to let your carry farm as much as he can, last hit minions which carry will not get in time (waste of gold), saving him from damage, warding and counter-gank your lane. Pretty simple, but hard to master.
Your carry needs as much gold as he can get. If he'll farm well, he'll get insane damage late game. If you would and he would farm at the same time chasing for creeps and gold, well... then you both will do ****.
Just read this. Best guide for warding ever.
I hope you enjoyed my guide - I want to add many things but mostly I don't have time.
I would be grateful for feedback, any kind. But remember - constructive criticism is everything.
I can just wish you a good luck. Bye C: