Alistar Build Guide by Digriiz
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WARNING: These masteries are still using the old tree and have not been updated to the new tree by the guide author. As such, they will be different than the masteries you see in-game.
Alistar,even that people still think he is only a support he is a very viable jungler with godmode ganks and team utility.I have been playing alot and i seem to love him. He is very sustained in the jungle with good transition so he can start at many paths.
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Pros / Cons
- Awesome ganks
- Good transition
- Very tanky
- Badass level 2 ganks
- Bad damage lategame
- Mana issues
- Spells cost alot of mana
- Vulnerable to true damage
- You can't milk those
Greater Mark of Resilience
Greater Seal of Resilience
Greater Glyph of Shielding
Greater Quintessence of Swiftness
Ok I editted this, now im using Armor Marks too for safer jungling if you start without Cloth Armor, Armor yellow is a must for every jungler, MR or MR/5 Glyphs for some defense against mages and for Quints Movement Speed seems like the best choise so you can position better for a Headbutt gank.
At level 9 you should max Pulverize because it gives soo much damage in the jungle or when ganking, then Triumphant Roar for sustain in the jungle and Headbutt last because it's good with only one rank and ofcourse Unbreakable Will whenever avaible.
You can also max Triumphant Roar first if you prefer being more support-ish but with the recent nerfs to its mana cost its better to max Pulverize first.
- Better mobility for better ganks.
- If you aren't going to get a leash or if you don't have armor runes you should buy this. You can buy it too if you are afraid from getting invaded.
- Nice first item if you plan on farming a Philosopher's Stone fast.
Gives you a safe game even if something goes wrong, gives nice regeneration early and gives you more time to roam aroung.
Heart of Gold
Same as Philosopher's Stone .
Gives you a nice damage mid-late game and you don't even have to turn it into Trinity Force its still good without it.
Other viable items
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
On Alistar its better to build CDR than AP or AD
Nice for tanking and mana since your spells cost alot of mana and CDR is never bad.
Aegis of The Legion
Awesome item for Alistar, but its better for the Support to get it.
Kage's Lucky Pick
More gold/5 and builds into deathfire gasp later.
Force of Nature
Gives Movement Speed, MR and some Health Regen, only problem its that it's kinda expensive for a jungler.
Better self-healing and CDR and on top of it it gives MR! Plus cheaper than Force of Nature .
Only get this if the enemy team has like 4 AD or if you started with Cloth Armor .
Another awesome choise against those fed mages or lots of CC.
Realy is this bad on any champion?
Rylai's Crystal Scepter
Gives you HP, awesome slow, and AP, only that its a bit expensive.
You get this if even Mercury's Treads wont help against their CC.
ALL CREDIT GOES TO STONEWALL008!
You can also start with Wraiths -> Red and gank but it's safer to go with Wolves -> Blue and you dont get mutch from Red buff since Alistar's ganks are strong even witout it.
Yet another video from Stonewall008, this time whole alistar game.
Alistar works well with any chamoions, even if they dont have any CC cause you have more than enough. You can also initiate with the Headbutt > Pulverize (WQ) combo witch i will explain bellow. Alistar can also tank very well and support his teamates.
The WQ combo!!!
This a combo every Alistar should know, if you mess it up however it will get worse for you so you should realy be able to do it. The most easy way to do it is to Smartcast and know the range of the abilities so you can do it without mistakes. However you can "macro" keys with some keyboards or mouses (like I do) so you c an do it instantly with no mistakes.
Wanna play a free, easy, and a good jungler? Why not give him a try. He doesn't need items to do damage or tank, he has godmode ganks and still a nice clear.
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