Using Pulverize can allow you to establish better positioning for Headbutt.
Using Flash can allow you catch your target off guard to knock them back into your allies with Pulverize and Headbutt.
Move Speed is very important on Alistar. Consider which boots to buy carefully.
Return to base if your Health is low and Akali has her ultimate available.
Akali can still be hit by area effect spells while obscured inside Twilight Shroud. Doing so will briefly reveal her position.
Akali's Five Point Strike is powerful when used at maximum range and energy. Engage on her when she has low energy to maximize your chance of winning trades.
The stat comparisons shown here clarify several critical Alistar vs. Akali matchup stats that can help you figure out the differences between the two. Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Akali’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Akali. This observation is largely fueled by the differences in assists.
Alistar often has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Akali. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also show that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to flee from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually wins when playing against Akali, with a 51.8% win rate. Therefore, Alistar makes a good counter for Akali.
While Alistar does have a higher win rate than Akali, when on opposite teams, Alistar also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champion to learn. You should be careful when picking Alistar into Akalias his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Alistar has a great deal of utility and CC, a similar amount to Akali. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Akali matchups, Alistar is the better champ with a higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during late stage team fights.
Alistar is a decent counter to Akali. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Alistar against Akali.
To learn all of the intricacies of Alistar in order to counter Akali during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Alistar most often gets a lot less CS relative to Akali. Champions who typically don't earn much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The best items to have in your Alistar versus Akali build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better countering Akali than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Alistar boasted an average winrate of 51.8% battling Akali with these items in his kit.
To have the greatest chance of beating Akali as Alistar, you should use the Glacial Augment, Hextech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Alistar vs Akali matchups, this mixture of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 51.8% win rate overall.
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