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Do i think this build is exactly what you should buy every game? Yes and no I think you should always get a locket first, but everything else is situational. Sometimes you need merc treds over the swiftness against heavy disable teams. maybe they don't have a lot of physical attackers then you won't need a frozen heart. You could have another tank on your team who went ageis first then you wouldn't need to get ageis (they do not stack on anyone who does not have one themselves it can stack up to twice so if you and another tank did get them it is decent and helps you two a lot, but i think going to the shroud instead of a 2nd one helps your team more" If they have a lot of nukes grab a bvail. If they have a lot of physical maybe get a sunfire early and follow up with frozen heart. Depends if you want to aura ***** or straight tank it. in my opinion the frozen heart would be better due to the fact no taunt. Randuins is also a very good option.
Alistar is a very good tank but so under rated because not many people like to play him, and the people that do try to build him like other tanks. By getting thorn mail or just stacking hp armor and mr. he needs much more then that cdr is great and he is really good at starting fights with a qw combo. Also his E is a really good skill and can keep pushes going but if you dont get a locket then your not healing your teamates for very much. The skill is mainly to keep yourself alive but even the smallest of heals help no matter what.
As far as summoner skills. Ghost is the only one NEEDED. and i highly recommend keeping ghost no matter what. Clairvoyance is another one that is NEEDED unless some1 else on your team has it already. If they do you can grab exhaust flash teleport or even fortify.
Make sure you adjust your masteries accordingly.
Alistar can solo lane very well punting your enemy back(out of xp range) or into a tower(for a lot of damage and usually a kill). He's a very good zoner so lanning with a partner is great(usally a carry who needs farm or another stun is best) You can combo the enemy back to your partner for a nice early kill or keep the enemy pushed back to their tower so your teamate can farm easily. His E also is effective during laning phase since you get a mana minipulator first you should always have mana to use this skill which keeps you(or a partner) in the lane for longer. His ult is used primarily for tower diving but is great at getting an escape or even pushing ito a group of five to combo one into your team.
I can talk all day about different things alistar can do. I highly recommend trying him out, and i hope to see him become more poppular in low elo and high elo.