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Build Guide by Lynalia

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Lynalia

Alistar Milk me a River ! [Competitive Guide]

Lynalia Last updated on April 15, 2011
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Ability Sequence

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3
7
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12
Ability Key Q
2
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8
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13
Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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Ability Key R





Not Updated For Current Season

The masteries shown here are not yet updated for the current season, the guide author needs to set up the new masteries. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.



Masteries

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Evasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 21


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Update

12.04.11 :
- Added Build example
- Added an Item Trick (thx Artickk)


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Introduction

Hello every one ! First of all I am french, if you feel my english is a little bit bad you were right ! xD
I decide to do a guide to one of my favorite champ in this game.
And because i never found a perfect guide. I don't say my guide gonna be the best but it's my own play style and i love so much them

Meuuuuuuh, May the Milk be with you ... always ....

Allistar The Support DPS/TANK.

**Stop rate -1 when you only read the purchase order oO**

With Alistar you need to ask you question every time !
Why build him like a tank .... is Ult is so powerful :)

YOUR MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO GO 40 % CDR AS FAST AS POSSIBLE


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Summoners

Ghost Flash

This 2 summoner is absolutely NECESSARY
You can initiate Gank / Team fight with this !
No explain you need this summoner to chase your opponent or to do some tricks

See the tricks Part !

Ghost
Run far away ! wait your cooldown, follow the enemy champ, Cast Roar >> Sheen proc >> hit enemy >> Be ready to Headbutt / pulverise in your allies ^^
USE IT TO AVOID ENEMY ESCAPE


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Masteries

Purely a caster Masteries

Some people gonna said OMG WHY ! ALLISTAR IS A TANK
Tell me seriously who is focus in this game ?
**Priority :
Carries
Support
Annoying char
Ugly char
Then TANKY char !

In the entire game you never be focus... Why take masteries for tanking so ....
When we lose a teamfight often i am the last to die ....
Because of the focus order !
Of course you can initiate >>> Flash >>> pulverize, when you cast your ult it's like a rogue who gain stealth. People IGNORE YOU !!!!

Offense :
Yes we are a tank normaly but we have Skills with a AP ratio 1:1 then Magic spell pen is usefull for early gank and finish some squishies :)

Utility :
+Regen / +Gold / +EXP / +Move speed / +CDR / +CDR Summoner

All what we need. The EXP really help you to follow level of your ally ;)


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Runes

Runes

**Recommended**

** Greater Mark of Desolation ** / /

** I prefer this Mark because your basic attack hit harder then it's useful for : Early gank, Last hit , hit tower **


** ** / /

** We spam our skills we need a little regen mana. I rarely get Out of Mana with this :) **

** ** / / / /

** We Need CDR ! with this Glyph you get 0.9 x 9 = 8.1 CDR at level 18 **

Masteries give 9 % + 8.1 % from runes = 17 % ! In game you only need 23 % CDR

Quints are really a personnal Choice

** ** / / ** ** / / ** ** / / / / Greater Quintessence of Desolation / /

Mouvement speed :
We get Utility masteries but why not, you can chase easily

Hp Quints :
For people like me who like a good start, and have a All champ Rune setup ^^

CDR :
Only one ! Then you gonna get 17 + 2 = 19 CDR at level 18 only 20% remaining to be close to the 40 %


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Items

Core:
1/ + 2x

I always start with this, it bring you mana for spamming spell, and pots make you stay longer in lane :)

First trip back :
2/ /

** is use for Help other lane, you must be aware ! Detect any gank who is possible, your carries need to be feed ^^. Don't kill steal just take the assist :) **

Then it's your personnal Choice. You can choose another Boots but i feel fine with this :)

- Heavy Harass team ? low life ? Just trip back buy boots and Hp pots
- You got a good partner gank is possible ? Then
- Gank possibility on the other lane ?

- Hard AD like tristana ? Skip sheen
- Hard AP ? Skip Sheen
SKIP SHEEN IF IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GANK



Maybe you should consider .
(THX Raica)The HoG becomes PROFITABLE after 9 min 45sec. After 32.5 min you will have the amount of bonus gold equal to the price of the HoG.

Why 9 min 45sec? If you sell the HoG you become 70% of it's initial price.
So you need to gain >30% of the price the its passive to make the HoG profitable and these 30% u gain after 9 min 45 sec.

Math:
(5gold/5sec)*(60sec/1min)*(holding time of the item)= cost*(3/10)
(holding time)= (cost*(3/10))/(5gold/5sec)*(60sec/1min) after this time you will make PROFIT ]

(THX Twobeef) : Either way, playing a tank that starts with two or three HoGs is a solid move. It doesn't slow down your build - it becomes a part of your build, giving you plenty health and armor now in exchange for better stats late ]

Maybe build one or two after another personal choice


Now you get and maybe after this you MUST look enemy teams

No really danger in front, YOUR ULT make you tank:
BUILD UP CDR
Choose : / Shurelya's Reverie /

To many Hybrid DPS, Your ULT isn't sufficient to tank :


Heavy Magic / Boring ult / YOUR ULT isn't sufficient to tank :
Choose : / /

Physics feed Ash/Twitch/Tryndamere/Master Yi / YOUR ULT isn't sufficient to tank :
/

YOUR MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO GO 40 % CDR AS FAST AS POSSIBLE


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Skilling order

Why max Pulverize and headbutt ?

I never use the same skilling order but i gonna try to explain my vision

At the start i always take AOE stun it's normal

After this you can take everything
** If the enemy don't harass you can build up it do some great damage low cooldown
** Need to farm ? build up
** Personally i always wait since i really need the heal i never max it first ! NEVER
** My choice **
I always keep at the same level :) to farm and do some damage :) and i up heal if i am ONLY heavily harass

Skills
- Pulverize 15 sec Cooldown >>> 40 % CDR = 9 sec Cooldown
- Headbutt 12 sec Cooldwon >>> 40% CDR = 7.2sec Cooldown
- Triumphant Roar 12 sec Cooldwon >>> 40% CDR = 7.2sec Cooldown
- Unbreakable Will 80 sec Cooldown >>> 40% CDR = 48 sec Cooldown


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Build Example

*** I always after you must look enemy team ! You only NEED 20 % CDR because of masteries / runes ***

** is use for Help other lane, you must be aware ! Detect any gank who is possible, your carries need to be feed ^^. Don't kill steal just take the assist :) **

My build is tested with 30% cdr Needed ;)

*** Don't FOLLOW exactly my build ! Try to understand it ! Buy item step by step ***


Against a no really danger, for the moment team :

Example :
+ + " " + Shurelya's Reverie +

*** If you feel really to squishies don't hesitate to take another Armor / Hp / Magic resist item and skip ***

Trinity Force OR Lichbane should ONLY be build if you have the 40 % CDR and if your tanking ability is sufficient
Build YOUR CDR AS FAST AS POSSIBLE !!!

Heavy Magic / Boring ult / ult isn't sufficient to tank :
Example :
" " + + + Shurelya's Reverie

1) IF AP carrie became dangerous for you
2) You can survive enough ? Continue to build your CDR OR Shurelya's Reverie
3) IF AP CONTINUE to be dangerous and are really feed.. OR
4) Survive enough ? 40 % CDR ? GOGO dps ! OR

Some people tell me. Why do you use , yesterday i play a game with a Malzahar/Warwick/Ash then you have 2 cleanse ;). They can't stun lock you and in this situation keep your spell to break 2 of his 3 ult ;)

Physics feed Ash/Twitch/Tryndamere/Master Yi / ult isn't sufficient to tank :
Example :
" " + + + Shurelya's Reverie +

1) If AD carrie Became to dangerous for you
2) You can survive enough ? Build your CDR / Shurelya's Reverie /
3) If AD Continue to be dangerous
4) Survive enough ? 40 % CDR ? GOGO dps !


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TRICKS !!!

CARE OF headbutt bug !
CARE ABOUT SOME HEADBUTT BUGS SEE THE BUG COMPILATION IN VIDEO PART

Sometimes you gonna aim your target and then charge them at this moment your target use Flash, or a escape skill like Shen taunt then HEADBUTT BUGS and you gonna help him to flee ...
BASICS

*** Basic combo ***

Cast then walking in front of them, and them back towards your allies/minions/tower

** Initiate Gank / teamfight
in the enemy team Cast and the target carry to your team

** Tower dive
Your carries need to be feed ? Low health champ in a tower ? >>> on tower >>> to your carries :p

** Items Trick **
/ AOE STUN / AOE SLOW

Truly effective ;) hello i am the COW DISRUPTER !

( THX Artickk )

More difficult ^^
** STUN LOCK your enemies / WALL STUN
Cast on your target and aim a wall, he gonna be stun 0.5 / 1 sec
them run front stay front and wait for again

SEE THE WALL STUN COMPILATION IN THE VIDEO PART


** Long stun / Charge stun
Cast when you it the enemy immediately cast
It let you charge a target and stun him immediately. The target gonna be stunned in the air for 1 or 2 sec

Really usefull to do a amazing because you can charge a enemy team tank and AOE stun all the team. Yes charge a tank don't help carries to flee ;)
Of course used this when flash is on cooldown. Because with this tactics you can't the enemy carries to your team
Need a little pratice, and sometimes you gonna save enemy lives, or PUMP him to far away because you don't press at the right moment

** Interupt
care it won't interupt some spells
a stun no explain ^^
i rarely use Pulverize for the interupt i prefer headbutt because i prefer to keep my for a AOE stun it can save your team.
Katarina / nunu ult far away ? GOGO charge stun, your team gonna think omfg we need to burst him :p

** Bump me am famous ^^
5vs5 fight near light wall ? Try to a tank, a stunner throught the wall ;)
Keep cookies squishies for your carries :)
When enemy team do nashor often some people go behind nashor to the wall :) to let tank in front if enemy team comes
AOE stun the team a annoying char throught a wall
Result in a 4vs5 ;)

** Sheen combo **
/ Autoattack / / Autoattack / / Autoattack / / Autoattack / / Autoattack

Its hurts :)


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Videos

Bug compilation

Wall stun compilation

Alistar Best moment