Alistar Build Guide by make alistar great again
Making Alistar Great Again (Top/Mid)
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Runes: BEST ONES RIGHT NOW
+8 ability haste
+8 ability haste
Threats & Synergies
He hurts too much and counters your ult with his. I ban him every game.
Illaoi is a very strong top laner, and Alistar is only a very strong Alistar. Avoid this matchup – consider switching lanes with mid if possible.
So far I had great success against Urgot. Tip: Short fights, bait out his E and then counter-attack.
This matchup depends on whether Fiora can block your combo with her W. Tip: Get ahead early, bait her W, avoid longer fights
Don't mess up early and you will have a very easy lane. Tip: Let him go in with his E, cast E before he stuns you, then after his stun fades you can stun him and then knock him under your turret.
Annoying, but usually she can't really do much to you (except for early game 1-5 lvl). Tip: Buy red trinket, play around your turret early.
Play safe, try to get ganks early. Don't make mistakes - they will be very costly. Tip: Try to disengage and play safe until you have at least Bami.
Don't force fights too much, try to play around your tower early, and negate his ult using yours.
I haven't played against Darius yet, and I don't want to.
Possibly dangerous, haven't tested yet.
Most of kayles play very passively until they get level 6. Try to abuse that, and you will have an easy lane.
Can be a tough match up, but you should have more damage and be tankier than her. Get +16 magic resistance runes.
You have burst and can disengage longer fights if needed, he shouldn't be a problem.
Unless he cheeses you out early game, there's not much he can do against you.
He won't be able to kill you, but you won't be able to kill him (unless his ult is down).
You will outdamage his small form, but Mega Gnar can take you down. Also, try to not get poked too hard.
The more you abuse him early game, the easier it will be later on.
If he plays correctly, he will outdamage you. Avoid picking Alistar vs Morde (or switch lanes to mid)
This matchup is up to whoever can burst the other player down. (Get +16 magic resistance and try to win early game).
He can harrass you from afar and outdamage your all-ins. Try to avoid this matchup.
Annoying, but not unwinnable. Most likely you are going to push him down his turret – do NOT dive him!
Should not be a problem.
Champion Build Guide
For a while now I have been trying to figure out a way to play Alistar anywhere but support. I tried going AP mid, but his damage was weak and he wasn't tanky enough, then jungle but he was way too slow and even his ganks couldn't compensate that. Then, at one point I decided to go Top lane with Hail of Blades, and it was a success. I played around ~40 games as Alistar on Top, and usually had great success.
> buy Cull
> go Top
> play passively on level 1
> try to W-Q combo at level 2 with Hail of Blades then run away
> if you won that trade, try that again
> if not, play safe and wait for your jungler
> try to freeze lane under your turret
> recall and teleport back with Bami's Cinder
> most of the time you should be able to win trades from now on, then just try to farm up Cull and follow the build
!! warning: you will probably still lose in farm
After laning Phase, try to follow your team and make fights. You will be very tanky, but still be able to kill enemy ADC unless he is super fed. You will be able to take a lot of damage.