League of Legends Champion Alistar Alistar is in the s tier of champions

Alistar

Tank Support
Alistar is a tank Role tank
Difficulty Average
Power Spike Late-Game
Triumphant Roar ability p
Pulverize ability q
Headbutt ability w
Trample ability e
Unbreakable Will ability r
support

Alistar Build

based on 24,467 matches
Win Rate
48.8 %
Pick Rate
2.8 %
Ban Rate
0.6 %

How We Come Up with Our Alistar Builds

We process over 1 Million League of Legends games every day to bring you the most accurate Alistar build so you can destroy your enemies and improve you win rate. We've broken down our Alistar builds by rank, position, and enemy team type, so you can find the most accurate set of Alistar core items and runes for any situation.

Alistar Build Summary

Alistar is a a not very good utility lane champ in League of Legends. His best rune sets are Sorcery Inspiration. Incorporating the specific runes shown below in your Alistar build will help provide you with the additional bonuses to guarantee he plays well through the laning phase of the round and into the late game. You should start by leveling up his q ability first.

Best Build for Alistar

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalMobility Boots

Core Alistar Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariZeke's ConvergenceKnight's VowMobility Boots

Optional Items

Frozen HeartZhonya's HourglassDead Man's PlateForce of Nature

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Alistar to level up q
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Second ability for Alistar to level up w
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Last skill for Alistar to max out e

Runes

Sorcery Phase Rush Nimbus CloakTranscendenceWaterwalking
Inspiration Hextech FlashtraptionFuture's Market
AttackSpeed Armor Armor
Alistar's passive ability p
Alistar q ability q
Alistar w ability w
Alistar e ability e
Alistar's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
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R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Alistar Matchups Overview

More Gameplay Tips for Alistar Players

Tips and Tricks

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.

Alistar FAQs

Q: Why is Alistar so unkillable?

A: 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.

Q: What are Alistar's greatest strengths?

A: 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.

Q: What are Alistar's greatest weaknesses?

A: 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.

Additional Alistar Build Insights

LoL Alistar players may find him to be a difficult champion to build out properly. You will find that his build is modified when he is fighting either well-rounded or highly focused team comps, demonstrating you shouldn't select the same Alistar build every round of League of Legends

The most critical items to incorporate into your champion's build are: Locket of the Iron Solari, Zeke's Convergence, and Knight's Vow. Those who included these pieces in their kits had a much better winrate than those who utilized other Alistar builds. Moreover, if you are fighting a well-mixed enemy team comp, you should really consider grabbing yourself the Sorcery, and Inspiration runes. In recent matches, he won the largest fraction of his matches when using these runes.

We established our Alistar build suggestions by examining 24,467 recently ranked LoL games with him in them. We only advise the top winrate Alistar builds that were built by ranked LoL players enough times for us to suggest them. With so many matches in our data, we are confident in our suggested builds.