[2.4b] Alistar Guide - STAMPEDE!!!! Alistar support guide
- The strongest and tankiest champion in the game.
- Can reach a damage reduction of 75% with his ult.
- Easy to play with quick and effective engages.
- Can easily repel enemies back and is mostly feared by champions.
- He knows the way.
- Has a very weak level 1 and 2.
- His engages use all of his kit, making him vulnerable to counter-engages or disengage
- Pretty ult relient as its the only ability he has that reduces damage.
Best Build Guide for Alistar
Item Build Description
Additional information on the items
We will discuss two available builds, each one with a different goal.
The first one will be the body guard, and will be used to mostly defend your team. Start with
Boots of Speed
and upgrade them accordingly based on the stats you need, while taking [locket enchant] to provide more shields for your team.
After that, continue with items such as Dead Man's Plate for faster roams, Zeke's Convergence to boost allies damage, Protector's Vow to provide your team with shields, Abyssal Mask to enchance their magic damage and Frozen Heart to slow AS of enemies.
The second one will be focused on making you a tank that will be able to carry more then to protect (Alistar+carry = Calistar). For that, we will start with Ruby Crystal and try to go for Sunfire Aegis as a second item to provide damage. In this build, you will be replacing Protector's Vow with [thronmail] and willl also take Protobelt Enchant for surprise and faster engages.
The core item in the calistar build is Sunfire Aegis so do make sure to adjust some of your items if the situation demands it. Make sure that they are HP based items, as the more HP you have, the greater your damage will be.
Best Runes for Alistar
Aftershock and Weakness are probably runes your gonna want on Alistar most of the time, as they provide tankiness and damage for your team. I like Second Wind especially during the early game since it will allow you to take punishment easier because your health will regenerate. Pathfinder will help you roam and engage easier, so I would take that as well.
How to distribute skill points
Learn how to maximize the champions potential
Your basic engage and main form of getting into fights.
When going for an all-in, try to use Trample before your combo as you will start stacking your stun faster.
You can use this to knock-up enemies while keeping your Headbutt to seperate one enemy from his team.
You can also use Protobelt Enchant to close gaps quicker.
Alistar Matchups & Counters
Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters
If he hooks someone, you can just dash into him to save your teammate. If he hooks you, use Unbreakable Will to break free and knock-up his entire team!
If she traps someone, use Headbutt to knock her away away, canceling her ult.
Its very hard for her or her team to save themselves if you get on top of them.
If he ults you, just use your own and knock him the hell away.
Knock her up or push her away when she ults, and she will be useless afterwards.
In lane, he can be a little bit more dominant then you, but during a teamfight, he can't really use Unbreakable to block your engages.
He will make your life miserable in lane - be careful!
Your ult will never soften a fully stacked Noxian Guillotine , so be aware!
You can try to get on top of him, but he will just use Arcane Shift to get away from you.
SHE IS YOUR ABSOLUTE WORST NIGHTMARE! SHE WILL BULLY YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND IN LANE, AND WILL USE Monsoon TO TAKE A DUMP ON EVERY ENGAGE YOU'LL ATTEMPT. AVOID TAKING ALISTAR WITH HER AROUND!!!
Good luck cc'ing that guy...
This is a dual during laning. Both have two forms of CC, so try to bait out her engage before going in, as she won't have any skills to protect her ADC.
How to not get milked
1. You are one of the most useless level 1 champions in the game, so don't be agressive during that time and avoid early trades.
2. When engaging on lane, make sure the enemy jungle is not nearby, as you lack disengage and he might be around to turn the fight against you.
3.If the enemy is standing close to your turret, use [flash] and [alistar:1] together to knock them up, then walk behind them and use Headbutt to knock them into your turret.
4.During teamfights, try to engage on the hero with the least defense and mobility, as he will be the easiest to take down.
5.Try to not save your ult when you engage, as the damage reduction might keep you healthy enough after your ult expires, allowing you to continue fighting.
6.If you have Dead Man's Plate , try to look for enemies who are overextending, as you can help your laners take them down with ease.
7.Be sure to drink lots of milk to keep those muscles big :)