The Best Runes, Items, and Advice to Dominate Your Competition
Our Alistar builds result from our analysis of 317,134 recently ranked Alistar matches. Only the best winrate Alistar builds that are also in common use are advised. Because we have so many games in our dataset, we are sure that we can show you high quality builds to help ensure you win your next game!
If you would like more focused build tips and tactics, please take a look at our tips farther down on the page. Additionally, Alistar builds specific to a unique skill division can be seen by picking a different rank from the dropdown menu found above. The best Alistar build will be specific to that tier’s meta.
Best Alistar Runes
If you are facing a varied enemy team comp, you should strongly consider getting Alistar the Aftershock, Font of Life, Conditioning, Overgrowth, Sudden Impact, and Relentless Hunter runes. In recent matches, he won the largest fraction of his matches when equiped with these runes. However, if you are fighting a more homogenous enemy team comp, such as an AD heavy or a tank focused team, you should instead look below to find the best Alistar runes to defeat your particular enemy team.
Versus Selected Team Comp
Best Items for Your Alistar Build
The most important items to incorporate into your Alistar build are: Shurelya's Battlesong, Zeke's Convergence, Redemption, and Knight's Vow. Yet, similar to our rune setups, you can also get great, focused, Alistar item builds further down for the specific enemy team composition you are facing in your ongoing match. Players who included these pieces in their kits had a better win rate than players who worked towards other Alistar builds.
vs AD Heavy Teams
vs AP Heavy Teams
vs CC Heavy Teams
vs Tanky Teams
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.