Using Pulverize can allow you to establish better positioning for Headbutt.
Move Speed is very important on Alistar. Consider which boots to buy carefully.
Using Flash can allow you catch your target off guard to knock them back into your allies with Pulverize and Headbutt.
Try to gank Anivia when she's laning. With multiple people, it is easier to ensure that her egg dies.
Try to fight Anivia in the lanes. In the jungle she can block pathways with lower ranks of Crystallize.
If you're playing a ranged champion, stay far enough away from Anivia so you can dodge Flash Frost more easily.
The stats shown here clarify some significant Alistar versus Anivia counter stats that can help you figure out the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Anivia’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Anivia. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.
Alistar usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Anivia. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually loses when facing off against Anivia, with a 45.6% win rate. Therefore, Alistar makes a poor counter for Anivia.
While Alistar does have a much lower winrate than Anivia, when they face off with one another, Alistar also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less difficult champ to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Alistar into Aniviaas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Alistar has a very large amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Anivia. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Anivia matchups, Anivia is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Alistar is a trash counter to Anivia. Focus your play on maximizing your CS and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Alistar against Anivia.
To learn all of the intricacies of Alistar in order to counter Anivia during both the lane 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 stats displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Alistar most often racks up a lot less CS relative to Anivia. Champs who on average don't take much CS usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values reported here to do well.
The top items to have in your Alistar versus Anivia build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better against Anivia than with most other typical builds. In fact, Alistar had an average winrate of 45.6% when playing against Anivia with this build.
To have the best likelihood of beating Anivia as Alistar, Alistar players should use the Aftershock, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Hextech Flashtraption, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Alistar vs Anivia battles, this composite of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 45.6% winrate overall.
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