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[2.4] Alistar Guide - The Angry Cow plows Mid

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Patch 2.4
August 16, 2021 14:49
Mid

The Angry Cow plows Mid

STAMPEDE! I am angry. Learn how to stomp silly foes who try to get on your way. This is a real build which works enough, and relies on one single combo.

Alistar Build

Best Build Guide for Alistar

Starting Items
Sapphire Crystal
power spike
Lich Bane
Boots of Speed
full build
Lich Bane
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Rabadon's Deathcap
Morellonomicon
Infinity Orb
Void Staff
Improved build
Lich Bane
Ionian Boots of Lucidity
Awakened Soulstealer
Rabadon's Deathcap
Infinity Orb
Morellonomicon

Item Build Description

Additional information on the items

Sapphire CrystalSapphire Crystal as first item because of its mana sustainability.

Then you build a Lich BaneLich Bane as it increases your burst damage by a lot.

After that you get Ionian Boots of LucidityIonian Boots of Lucidity in order to decrease your CDs as you have huge CDs. You can upgrade this later with a Glorious EnchantGlorious Enchant .

Rabadon's DeathcapRabadon's Deathcap as it's a pure AP increase and there's not many viable magic items for AlistarAlistar .

Infinity OrbInfinity Orb and MorellonomiconMorellonomicon for health + AP while increasing overall damage by a flat magic penetration.

Void StaffVoid Staff to increase the damage output by a great amount usually destroying all magic resistance.

Squishies have 50- MR by the end of the game. 20MR is removed by Void StaffVoid Staff and 15 + 15MRis removed by the two flat magic penetration items.

Alistar Runes

Best Runes for Alistar

Keystone
Electrocute
Electrocute
Domination
Brutal
Brutal
Resolve
Adaptive Carapace
Adaptive Carapace
Inspiration
Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth

Electrocute increases the burst of your combo,

Brutal increases the burst of your combo as well from the start.

Spirit Walker gives you bonus health which is good on a squishy Alistar, and some slow resistance which is always nice.

Sweet Tooth helps sustain and there's not a more viable rune.

Skill Order

How to distribute skill points

Triumphant Roar
Triumphant Roar - Passive
Pulverize
Pulverize
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Headbutt
Headbutt
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Trample
Trample
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Unbreakable Will
Unbreakable Will
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Summoner Spells

When to take which summoners

Ignite
Flash

Combos

Learn how to maximize the champions potential

Headbutt
2nd
Pulverize
1st
Auto Attack
AA

You have to activate PulverizePulverize right after pressing HeadbuttHeadbutt in order to cancel the animation of HeadbuttHeadbutt . This leads to not knocking the target away. This way, you can get two huge abilites in quick succession, and with an AA on top of it you can proc Electrocute. You can follow up with TrampleTrample if the enemy is low. If you have built Lich BaneLich Bane , wait 1.5 seconds before activating TrampleTrample .

This is the bread and butter of this build.

Practice the combo in Practice with a dummy.

Pulverize
1st
Flash
Flash
Headbutt
2nd

You can buffer-flash PulverizePulverize in an insec style. You activate PulverizePulverize and flash right away making PulverizePulverize land on the enemy. While knocked up, you can reposition yourself to HeadbuttHeadbutt them to your turret.

Absolutely practice in Practice mode.

Alistar Matchups & Counters

Detailed information on how to play matchups and counters

Ahri
Easy
Ahri
Akali
Easy
Akali
Annie
Easy
Annie
Aurelion Sol
Easy
Aurelion Sol
Corki
Easy
Corki
Fizz
Easy
Fizz
Gragas
Easy
Gragas
Katarina
Easy
Katarina
Lux
Easy
Lux
Orianna
Easy
Orianna
Seraphine
Easy
Seraphine
Twisted Fate
Easy
Twisted Fate
Yasuo
Easy
Yasuo
Zed
Easy
Zed
Ziggs
Easy
Ziggs

STOMP HER!

Alistar

Failing your combo

This happens many times and you'll get better with practice. The ways your combo can fail are:

  1. The enemy is out of range for your HeadbuttHeadbutt , so the ability doesn't activate and you PulverizePulverize in place. This happens very very often, so don't get discouraged by the high CDs. Either HeadbuttHeadbutt for chip and disruption while syncing your combo abilities CDs, or back away and wait for PulverizePulverize .
  2. You don't press PulverizePulverize fast enough and the enemy ends up knocked away. This is unfortunate, but all you can do is learn from your mistakes.
Alistar

Stomping your enemies

  1. STAMPEDE!
  2. Now I'm angry!
  3. You mess with the bull, you get the horn!
  4. Moo?
Alistar

Ultimate

Don't forget your Unbreakable WillUnbreakable Will as it gives you the tankiness you need. Experience teaches you the optimal timing, but you'll usually want to use it when:

  1. Diving a tower
  2. Diving the enemy team
  3. Are CCed
  4. etc.

Your Ult clears any CC like a Quicksilver EnchantQuicksilver Enchant and gives you damage reduction from anything, including turrets.

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