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League of Legends Build Guide Author Xochi

Alistar - Tank/Initiator Guide

Xochi Last updated on October 6, 2010
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Ability Sequence

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Ability Key Q
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Ability Key W
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Ability Key E
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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

 
 
 
 
 
Sorcery
Alacrity
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brute Force
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lethality
Improved Rally
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havoc
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4/
Veteran's Scars
Willpower
 
 
 
 
 
 
3/
Ardor
Reinforce
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Tenacity
 
 

Defense: 22

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Awareness
Expanded Mind
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quickness
Blink of an Eye
 
 
 
 
 
Intelligence
Mystical Vision
 
 
 
 
 
 
Presence of the Master
 
 

Utility: 8


Hello, this is my first build on Mobafire

Sorry for my English, I speak German/French/Czech :P

I'd like to show you the way, how I play Alistar. As you can see in the build name, it's Tank/Initiator guide.

Spells

I prefer Flash and Ghost (sometimes Fortify...especially in Solo Normal Games), but it's your choice and depends on your playstyle
Flash to aim Headbutt
Ghost used as escape mechanism or another skill how you can Headbutt your enemy back to your allies

Masteries

0/22/8 Tenacity in Defensive and Awareness in Utility (I really dont need CDR/AttRate/ManaReg for this build and lvling faster is always great)

Runes

Tank runes, nuff to say. Armor/Dodge/MagicResist

Items

I usually start with Faerie Charm and one Mana Potion, when I get enough money (620) I go back for Philosopher's Stone (it solves your mana problem in early game and you can heal your minions quite often) and if I managaned to get FB, or Assist - > Simple Boots.
Boots: Depend on enemy team setup
Lot of casters? => Mercury's Treads
For strong melee summoners => Ninja Tabi

Then I buy Catalyst
If you wanna play support style, upgrade Catalyst to Innervating Locket.
Aegis of the Legion is also nice for support
Upgrade Catalyst to Banshie Veil if you got problems with casters.
If you wanna tank style get Leviathan (if you play with friends and know, you get some stacks without deaths) or Warmog, for solo play, better, but much more expensive.
I am sure, you got problems with Mana, so Frozen Heart ( now you should have ~2000 ) solves them and slow is also very useful
Now you can take Guardian Angel, FoN, or 2 Sunfire Capes, again depends on enemy team setup :-)
(you can sell Stone for extra slot, when you need money no more)



Now you have 3500-4100hps (with buffed Leviathan around 4600), ~75% Psychical and ~60% Magic Reduction and should be able to tank everything

Do not expect 20/1/3 score...your role is tank/support...your score should be like 3/1/20
Aim Headbutt well and tank enemies, that's what makes your friends happy