AP TOP BRUISER/TANK
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Threats to Alistar with this build
This whole Build is based around getting Thunderlord's... The amount of damage that you can do is greatly increased by it. You can literally take away half the enemy's health with just one combo early on and then in mid to late game, you do hefty amount of damage to the enemy squishies, ie. ADCs and Mid laners.
Just farm up until you have level 2 and as soon as you do, use your W,Q combo for massive damage and then just back off and farm(I know it can be hard to last hit as alistar but that is why we have spellthief's and after some practice, you will get used to it).. until thunderlord's cooldown is done. Then go in Again and just repeat, but watch out for ganks and watch your mana.. The pots will help you survive early on.
During teamfights, just try to lock down enemy Carries with WQ combo. IF you are taking too much damage activate your ult and just tank it up. If they have heard engage or assasins, try to protect you carries and act as the front line by just pealing for them.