Alistar Build Guide

LoL Alistar Build Guide

The Best Alistar Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition

53,647 Alistar Builds Analyzed

Best Items for Your Alistar Build

The most important items to incorporate into your Alistar build are: Sunfire Aegis, Zeke's Convergence, Thornmail, and Dead Man's Plate. Moreover, similar to our rune setups, you can also find quality, focused, Alistar item builds further down for the particular enemy team comp you are fighting in your ongoing game. Those who included these pieces in their gear had a better winrate than players who tried for other builds for Alistar.

Alistar Items to Defeat Focused Team Comps

Best Alistar Runes for Your Next Build

Aftershock Build Rune for Alistar Aftershock
Demolish Build Rune for Alistar Demolish
Bone Plating Build Rune for Alistar Bone Plating
Revitalize Build Rune for Alistar Revitalize
Cosmic Insight Build Rune for Alistar Cosmic Insight
Hextech Flashtraption Build Rune for Alistar Hextech Flashtraption
If you are fighting a varied enemy team comp, you should really consider grabbing Alistar the Aftershock, Demolish, Bone Plating, Revitalize, Cosmic Insight, and Hextech Flashtraption runes. In recent games, he won the greatest percentage of his rounds when built with these runes. Yet, if you are battling a more homogenous enemy team composition, such as an AP focused or a tank heavy team, you should instead scrollbrowse a little down to get the best Alistar runes to win your particular game.

Alistar Runes to Beat Dedicated Enemy Teams

Aftershock Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Alistar Build Aftershock
Font of Life Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Alistar Build Font of Life
Second Wind Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Alistar Build Second Wind
Unflinching Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Alistar Build Unflinching
Biscuit Delivery Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Alistar Build Biscuit Delivery
Cosmic Insight Rune to Fight a Specific Team Comp with a Good Alistar Build Cosmic Insight

Guide to Playing with Alistar

  • Use Pulvarize to get better position for Headbutt.
  • Use Flash to knock an enemy back into your allies with Pulvarize and Headbutt.
  • It is important to get good boots with Alistar, his base move speed is low.


Our Alistar builds come out of our evaluation of 53,647 recently ranked Alistar games. Only the best win rate Alistar builds that are also commonly used are advised by us. Because we have so many matches in our data, we are absolutelysure that we can give you high quality builds for Alistar to help you win your next round!

Additionally, to get Alistar builds specific to a unique division, choose a different rank from the dropdown menu found above. If you select a different division, the ideal Alistar build given will reflect that division's meta game.

FAQs About Alistar

Why is Alistar so unkillable?

When Alistar ults, he gains a lot of damage resistance. Combined with the armor and MR he gets from his tanky Alistar build, and you get a champion that is practically unkillable for a short duration.

What are Alistar's greatest strengths?

Alistar's Ultimate, which makes him nearly impervious to damage is his greatest strength. He is probably the tankiest champion in all of League of Legends. Beyond that, he also has very strong engage and disengage ability. Lastly, he can dash forward to interrupt enemies trying to cast. This is great against champions like Miss Fortune or Kat.

What are Alistar's greatest weaknesses?

Probably Ali's greatest weaknesses are his high mana costs and long cooldowns. If you miss your knock-up combo, you're basically just a paperweight until they are up again.