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Alistar Build Guide by Razormaul

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League of Legends Build Guide Author Razormaul

Razormaul's Jungle Guides - Alistar

Razormaul Last updated on September 27, 2012
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Ability Sequence

1
3
5
7
9
Ability Key Q
4
8
10
12
13
Ability Key W
2
14
15
17
18
Ability Key E
6
11
16
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunder
Archmage
 
 
 
 
 
 
Executioner
 
 

Offense: 0

 
 
 
 
 
4/
Durability
Vigor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2/
Honor Guard
Mercenary
 
 
 
 
 
 
1/
Juggernaut
 
 

Defense: 21

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Strength of Spirit
Intelligence
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mastermind
 

Utility: 9


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Introduction

Hello. I am Razormaul a player who enjoys support like junglers. Such as Maokai Nautilus and Amumu. I am going to be making guides for all of my favorite support junglers, I hope you enjoy them.

Alistar is one of the support type junglers. He bring great utility to the team from a knocback and a knockup and is also very tanky with his ultimate active. He is one of the best gankers in the game and one of the best turret divers.
IMPORTANT If you are planning on purchasing Alistar you can just subscribe to Riot Games Youtube channel. This way you can get him for free and also get Unchained Alistar skin.

By the way don't Headbutt monsters over walls :D

Other Guides and Abbreviations

Guides


Abbreviations
  • CC = Crowd Control=Stuns/Snares/Taunts etc.
  • AP = Ability Power.
  • CDR = Cooldown Reduction.
  • AOE = Area Of Effect, i.e Pulverize.
  • HP = Health Points.
  • OOM = Out of Mana
  • MS = Movement Speed
  • AD = Attack Damage


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Runes

Runes

Greater Mark of Attack Speed
9

Greater Seal of Armor
9

Greater Glyph of Scaling Magic Resist
9

Greater Quintessence of Movement Speed
3


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Masteries

Masteries
1/5
3/1
2/1
4/1
1/1
1/1
3/5
3/1
2/1
1/
1/5
3/1
4/1
1/1
I use 0-21-9 masteries for Alistar.This povides Alistar with durability in the jungle and teamfights aswell as 5% extra ms.
In the defense tree I take,
In the utility tree I take,


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Items

Starting Items:

Core Mid Game Items:philosopher's stone sight ward Late Game Items:shurelya's reverie zeke's herald


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Skill Sequence

Ability Sequence
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

From now on take what I have listed above.

I max Pulverize first. I do this because it provides the most damage out of all of Alistar's moves. It improves jungling speeds and ganking.

I max Headbutt by level 13. I do this for better ganking as it decreases its cd and increases its damage.

I max Triumphant Roar last. I do this because it is Alistar's least useful move. It doesn't increase his damage or ganking power which is what we want when leveling up moves.


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Summoner Spells


You need Smite for jungling as it increases clear time and it helps you to secure objectives such as Baron or Dragon.


Flash is the best spell you can take on Alistar. There is many different ways you can use Flash. Such as Flashing in and using Pulverize than Headbutting an enemy towards your team. You can also use it to get behind somebody to Headbutt them towards your team or to just escape from a bad position.


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Jungle Route Level 4 Gank

Video of route:Remember i got no leash or help at wolves. You will be significantly quicker and have higher hp if you get help. Make sure to ask!


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Jungle Route level 3 Gank

If I spawn on purple side and our top laner has some cc (characters like Renekton and Shen) and the other teams top laner has no escapes (characters like Mordekaiser, Nasus and Olaf) than I will take this route. The route is,


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Jungle Route level 2 gank/level 4 gank

Video of route: Remember i got no leash or help at wolves. You will be significantly quicker and have higher hp if you get help. Make sure to ask!


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How To Gank

Videos of successful ganks: I've noticed my mid lane ganks on both guides feature me kill Heimerdinger. He is too easy to gank :D
/league-of-legends/ability/unbreakable-will-21 /league-of-legends/champion/ryze-5 Headbutt first, followed up by Pulverize. Rememeber to use Triumphant Roar to get Trample and Sheen procs. Try to let your teammate get the kill as an Alistar with kills isn't as scary as a carry with kills. Remember to ping on the target you are ganking before the gank.


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Team Fighting

Alistar's job in teamfights is to either keep his teammates safe or to lock down enemy carries. You want to either Headbutt squishy enemies into the middle of your team, or Headbutt enemies that are chasing your teammates.
Use your ultimate when you feel you are going to take the most damage, i.e when Requiem, Crowstorm or Hemoplague is being used.
If you see people using abilities that can be interrupted, i.e Meditate, Drain or Crowstorm try to Headbutt or Pulverize them. If you are against a champion like Kennen or Fiddlesticks Headbutt them away from your teammates when they use their ultimates.


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Tips And Tricks

  • When you Headbutt somebody if you use Pulverize while in mid air you can knock your target up without knocking them back. This is useful when chasing a person down with your team and initiating. This is known as a 'W,Q' combo.
  • When you Headbutt somebody into thick terrain you can stun them.
  • You can Headbutt nearby neutral monsters or minions to use it as a 'dash'. Useful for chasing people just out of your reach.
  • Dont spam your spells in the jungle. If you do this you will not have Trample on for long. Spread out your spells so Trample is always on.
  • Unbreakable Will makes Alistar one of the best turret divers in the game.
  • Use Unbreakable Will when you will take the most damage. Not when you are near death.
  • It is much easier to 'W,Q' combo somebody if Headbutt is not on smart cast. If it is on smart cast you can Pulverize without using Headbutt on your target.
  • Use Triumphant Roar before killing monsters as its cooldown goes down when you are beside things that die. This lets you use it more often keeping your hp high and Trample on at most of the time.
  • Don't try to milk them, you can't.
  • If someone messes with you give them the horns.


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Summary

Thank you for taking the time to read my Alistar guide. If you like the guide please vote! If you want more tanky, support jungler's guides I have guides for all of them that I enjoy to play. Here is a list of all my other guides. I hope I have helped!
Don't just downvote.If you think it deserves a downvote than leave constructive criticism in the comments.Thank you!7

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