[2.0.0] Alistar Guide - How to properly support with Alistar
Best Build Guide for Alistar
Item Build Description
Additional information on the items
As a starting item always pick Boots of Speed , you need to rush the [locket enchant] for the first dragon fight or to help in a situational fight at bot lane, the type of boots is up to you i usually go for [ninja tabi] because you don't really need the tenacity from Mercury's Treads on alistar because your [alistar:ult] is a purify and botlane early will have more AD damage than AP damage. After the first dragon fight you rush for Zeke's Convergence because when a fight happens you will be in the middle of the enemy team hence the passive becomes super useful. The other items are very situational, a good rule of thumb is to learn wich items counter wich champions. This build is built around the current meta especially the Adaptive Helm is there to counter kennen's ult Slicing Maelstrom but it is also a very good option if your team has no ap ruling out an Abyssal Mask . Spirit Visage is also very situational, is a good option if the majority of the enemy team has ap based damage but feel free to swap it for a Warmog's Armor to get way more hp than the previous option.
Other than this get creative always try to find the best item combos against any champ because this is the basics of support especially on a tank like Alistar .
Best Runes for Alistar
How to distribute skill points
When to take which summoners
Alistar Matchups & Counters
Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters
Always stay in front of your adc. He can't grab you otherwise you get a free combo on him or his adc or both.
Braum likes to stick to his adc like glue so try to headbutt him away so that your adc can focus his adc.
Very easy early game but the more the game drags on the more Silver Bolts does true damage to you.
She does tons of damage with poke always be aware of where you and your adc are standing, her ult can do a lot of damage to you even if you have Unbreakable Will active. Try to jump on her asap as soon as she ults to cancel it.
His early damage is unrivaled so stay very safe and wait for the gank or the first dragon fight.
Watchout and dodge her Light Binding and please don't run in a straight line at her.
Flash + Pulverize then get behind your priority target and Headbutt to toss them inside of your team or under your tower, very effective in laning phase if they are too aggressive when there are no enemy minions under your tower.
You can also go for flash + Pulverize if you need a quick engage on the enemy and either your Headbutt is on cooldown or you want to save it to push something like a kennen away from your team once you engage.