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Alistar Build Guide by Youree

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Youree

Hybrid Alistar Tank (Updated S5)

Youree Last updated on July 28, 2015
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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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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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Havoc
 
 

Offense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Legendary Guardian
 
 

Defense: 9

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bandit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wanderer
 
 

Utility: 0



Threats to Alistar with this build

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Threat Champion Notes
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Kassadin Easy easy, hit him before he gets level 6 and the lane is yours, even after the level 6, if you got a good farm the lane will also be yours
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Fizz Same thing with Kassadin. Also applies in any 'Assassin - Fighter' that people try to do Top
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Introduction

This build to Alistar provides you to have hybrid damage, either Magical or Physical. Enjoy!


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Pros / Cons

Pros:

  • High magic and physical resistance
  • Good physical and magical damage
  • Good CC
  • Good Cooldown reduction

Cons:
  • Late game damage
  • High mana usage


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Summoner Spells


Flash : obviously flash on Alistar would help in anything, even strategically. You can flash behind the enemy champion and quickly Headbutt him onto the tower, if it is an Irelia, for example, and she uses Q on you to escape you can Flash onto your own tower to bring her more on your tower xD


Ignite : use it if someone already picked Teleport in some lane.


Teleport : standard top laner summoner spell, the best one in my opinion to any tanky top laner, it allows you to support in any lane when you use it wisely.


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Runes


Mark : Hybrid marks because of the build items you will buy, early game AP, late game AD.

Seals : Armor seals to the early game.

Glyphs : you have x3 Glyphs of Magic resist and x6 Glyphs of Cooldown Reduction so you can start with 10% of Cooldown reduction already.


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Masteries


Masteries based on TSM Dyrus masteries "yolostar"


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Starting Items

Doran's Ring : You can get it if you need mana regen and health, mostly used.

Health Potion : You can get x2 if you got Doran's Ring or x3 for Crystalline Flask, x1 if you got Doran's Blade or Doran's Shield

Crystalline Flask : if you got high mana usage on the start, good against annoying poking champions, either ranged or with fast escape.

Doran's Blade : for more damage on the start, not that recommended if you got inhibited to farm

Cloth Armor (against AD) : Pick it against Fighter/Assassin on top, as Jax, Irelia, Pantheon, Tryndamere [...] If you got this one you can get x5 Health Potions


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Boot Options

Berserker's Greaves : you can get it for more Attack Speed, you can combine with : Blade of the Ruined King, Wit's End or/and Zephyr.

Ionian Boots of Lucidity : you can combine with any of the Cooldown reduction items on the build : Iceborn Gauntlet, Zephyr, The Black Cleaver or Spirit Visage

Ninja Tabi : You can use this one more defensively.

Sorcerer's Shoes : you can get this one to combine with your AP items : Iceborn Gauntlet, Rod of Ages, Trinity Force or Abyssal Scepter

Mercury's Treads : For magic resist and good against enemy's CCs.


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Core Items

  • The Core items was redone, adding the focusing on build Rod of Ages first of all, then you can decide what else you want to build
  • In case of dealing less AP damage or having a tank on the enemy team that you want to deal more damage on it, the Sorcerer's Shoes is highly recommended.
  • In case you're needing early Cooldown Reduction, Ionian Boots of Lucidity is recommended too, later you can combine with other items and avoid using ones and being able to use other ones.
Catalyst the Protector
Catalyst the Protector : after that buying, you can run for your Rod of Ages, or, in case you don't have enough money to rush it, go for Blasting Wand. After the Rod, you just need to build more damage...

Trinity Force : ... As trinity force, your main core damage item that you will combo with Infinity Edge after, you don't need to rush Infinity Edge thought but having your Trinity Force guarantee you enough AP damage on the start.

Infinity Edge : for the main build, it will be your main core damage item to combo with the Trinity Force, after these three items dude, you can do whatever you want.


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Hybrid Tank Build (Defensively)

Ionian Boots of Lucidity : giving you cooldown reduction

Rod of Ages : Your core item to mana, ability power and health on the early start, the other health item you will have later will be on the late game, Spirit Visage.

Trinity Force : one of your core items to you to be able to have everything you need on the early start. Start building this one after Rod of Ages, in case you need more resistance instead, do it later after a early defensive item as Glacial Shroud or Hexdrinker.

Frozen Heart : to give you armor, mana and cooldown reduction, we know that the CC applied by it isn't that big, but the mana, armor and 20% of CdR it gives to you, turn this item one of the cores on this defensive build, sometimes i build it before Trinity Force be complete.

Infinity Edge : You don't need to have infinity edge that early compared to the defensive item if you already have both Trinity Force and Rod of Ages, trinity force is recommended to be done after you already have Trinity Force.

Spirit Visage : your last item, this item can be replaced by any other item you want, as Maw of Malmortius or any other, defensive or offensive.

Sunfire Cape (OFF) : you can use it instead of Frozen Heart if you're not spending too much mana.


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Hybrid Tank Build (Offensively 1)

Sorcerer's Shoes : for increase your magic penetration, combining with the AP provided by Trinity Force, Rod of Ages and Abyssal Scepter on this build.

Rod of Ages : Your core item to mana, ability power and health on the early start, rushing on the start will also give you the stacks earlier.

Trinity Force : one of your core items to you to be able to have everything you need on the early start. Start building this one after Rod of Ages, if you only need attack speed and/or attack damage instead, build Blade of the Ruined King or Bilgewater Cutlass only

Sunfire Cape : offensively giving you more aerial damage that will combo with your passive, even healing yourself with the Triumphant Roar will kill the surrounding units.

Infinity Edge : highly recommended to be done right after the Trinity Force if you're going really offensive.

Abyssal Scepter : for the combination with your Sorcerer's Shoes, this item will reduce enemy's magic resist, letting you deal better damage with the W + Q combo before goes to the basic attack, this item can be replaced by any other item you want, as Maw of Malmortius or any other, defensive or offensive.

Blade of the Ruined King (OFF) :if you got full offensively, this item will be replacing the Abyssal Scepter or Sunfire Cape


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Hybrid Tank Build (Offensively 2)

  • On this build we will only be diving the Trinity Force in three, now that we have The Black Cleaver being built by the Phage we have three items that can do the trinity force. Dividing the Trinity Force in three will increase the effects of it, giving you more health, damage, attack speed, critical strike, will give you armor now too and a different spellblade passive provided by the Iceborn Gauntlet that will help you on farm
Rod of Ages : same things as the previous builds, you will need this item to the early sustain, mana and ability power.
Sheen : After doing the Sheen, that will give you mana, the spellblade passive and ability power, you can go for the Statikk Shiv and finish the other items: Iceborn Gauntlet and The Black Cleaver



Spirit Visage : Spirit visage increases your healing on the Triumphant Roar, health regen. and magic resist will also be increased.


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Summary

On this build, Alistar will basically be the hybrid tank that can't be stopped, the early game will be based on the AP damage on the Headbutt + Pulverize combo, the late came is when you will build the AD items, as Trinity Force and Infinity Edge, they will be your core Attack Damage items.

Always try to get your enemy under your tower on the early game, if you're playing safe this will also help you a bunch. Having fun and good luck on your games!

Build made by Inku Akaji (aka Youree "Ghostly") . You can see more builds over : http://allbuilds.tumblr.com. Some of the builds will be posted here instead of there and vice versa.