Alistar Build Guide by Shrewdo
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+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
+9 Adaptive (5.4 AD or 9 AP)
Champion Build Guide
Exhaust : is used against the player that deal huge damage most are adc to slow their attack speed, attack damage and movement speed.
Ignite as your second spell if you think you can win your lane. This is for example if you’re against an enemy support who cannot all-in you easily like Tahm Kench or Soraka and whom you can out trade, or even if you’re just against an inexperienced player or expect a lot of ganks. In these scenarios, Ignite is a good option to increase your kill potential.
• Amazing CC
• Great burst damage
• Very tanky
• Good sustain
• Ultimate gives him unparalleled tower diving abilities
• Melee champion
• Heal affects whole minion wave, which makes it push
• Combo is hit or miss
• Long cooldowns
• Consume lot of mana
• Headbutt can potentially save enemies
• No Escape skills except Flash
|(Passive): The passive gives Alistar and his ADC a bit of, admittedly, unreliable healing in lane whenever he hard-CCs an enemy or a nearby unit dies. It can help keep you sustained in lane.|
|(Discription:) This is your bread and butter ability – an AoE knock-up. Works great for both engage and peel.|
|(Discription:) A targeted knock-back ability that is usually used in conjunction with your Q – but works well on its own as well in some situations too. You can use it to knock enemies away from yourself or your ally, or vise-versa.|
|(Discription:) Alistar’s ultimate is a free Cleanse that gives you heaps of damage reduction for seven seconds. It makes you very tanky so be sure to use it when a fight is getting started or when, for example, you’re about to tower dive.|
|Ardent Censer : this is a standard item that it provide to you some ability power, CDR and mana regeneration as its passive provide you good movement speed and increase your shield power and helps your ADC also giving him some attack speed boost.|
|Shurelya's Reverie : this is an optional pick item it provide to you some ability power,some health CDR and mana regeneration and movement speed its active is strong gives you and your team movement speed for 3sec.|
|Frozen Heart : when i want to get quickly 20%CDR i go for it as it gives good Armor and high mana, which it helps me to stand more and decrease damage from enemy ADC.|
|Boots of Mobility : outright, if you have 900 gold. This will make it easier for you to roam and generally make you very intimidating in lane. If you couldn’t accumulate that much.|
|Eye of the Aspect : gives you some better stats and allows you to carry an extra ward around. After that, there are many items that synergize well with Alistar.|
|Locket of the Iron Solari : If your team needs a shield or you need some MR .|
|Righteous Glory : is a great pick-up that will make it easier for you to set up engages for your team.|
|Redemption : is a staple support item that works well in pretty much every game, even if the stats don’t complement Alistar all too well.|
1. W Q
This is the quintessential Alistar combo. It entails using Headbutt and then, upon reaching your target, activating Pulverize as well. This ultimately stops the enemy from being knocked back and, instead, they will be knocked-up with little time to react.
2. Q W
Sometimes you don’t need Headbutt in order to hit a Pulverize. This occurs most commonly when an enemy unknowingly steps into a bush that you are hiding in, or if you sacrifice Hexflash or Flash to get into range. After you Pulverize your target, you can reposition yourself while they are knocked-up and then follow up with a knock-back into the direction of your allies or a friendly turret, thus cementing their fate.
3. E W Q
This combo works best when the enemy lane has a melee support. At the start of a skirmish, activate Trample and stack it up while fighting with the enemy support. After reaching five stacks, you can rapidly switch targets by W-Qing the enemy ADC. Now you can easily CC lock the enemy ADC by first knocking them up and then following up with a prepared stun.
If you want to play Alistar you should ban Morgana, Tahm Kench and Gragas.
Alistar is just kind of useless before Level 3.
Alistar can have a tough time in lane depending on what sort of enemy bot lane you are facing.
As a melee tank, he doesn’t have any way of reciprocating or denying poke from the enemy support if they are ranged.
This means you will have to be very careful and hang around the brush if you want to stay healthy.
If you get poked down too hard, you won’t be able to engage without putting yourself at risk.
Another thing that counters Alistar is good peel.
Alistar is excellent against immobile ADCs like Draven or Jinx, as they would need to burn Flash and rely on their support in order to survive your engages. But if they have a support who has strong disengage, that puts a big dent in your plans.
As a support with powerful all-in, Alistar is best when paired with a burst ADC who can take full advantage of all the CC.
Starting from level two, when you have both Headbutt and Pulverize, Alistar can potentially all-in the enemy ADC/support if they are caught in his range.
But prior to getting your full arsenal, you will just need to lay low and survive.
In a lot of games, Alistar can be a potent roamer.
you can start roaming right at level three, provided you have your Mobility Boots and a gankable enemy mid laner.
If they have someone like Fizz or LeBlanc, someone very slippery, then there is probably no use in going.
But against someone like Syndra or Orianna, especially if they are pushed towards your ally tower, Alistar’s ganks can be very deadly.
If possible, try to coordinate your roaming with your jungler, so that you can both show up at the same time and thus secure a kill for sure.
Alistar can fulfil many roles in a teamfight and which one you tackle depends largely on both your team and the enemy one.
Primarily, you will want to keep an eye out for your ADC.
If they are fed, they will be sought out by virtually every member of the enemy team – especially if the enemy has assassins.
Luckily, Alistar is a terrific peeler.
Stick close to your ADC and make sure nobody can kill him without going through you first.
If your ADC is not in particular danger, you can instead focus on picking out enemy champions with your W Q combo and tanking with your ultimate.
It is also possible for Alistar to be the primary engager, if your team has no other.
In short, Alistar can do anything.