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Alistar vs Annie

How to Beat Annie as Alistar in LoL Annie is in the s tier of champions
Tank Support
Mage

How to Beat Annie as Alistar

based on 428 Alistar vs Annie matchups
Win Rate
49.8 %
K/D/A
2.41
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We summarize our counter statistics from the millions of rated League games that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Annie as Alistar came out of an evaluation of 428 ranked matches where both champions faced each other. This particular champ matchup is relatively rare. Alistar fights Annie in only 1.5% of his games.

Alistar vs Annie Matchup Summary

Alistar does a ok job of countering Annie. Normally, he wins a acceptable 49.8% of games the champions face off with one another in. In Alistar against Annie rounds, Alistar’s side is 0.1% more expected to earn first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood against Annie.

Best Alistar vs Annie Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsCloth Armor

Core Alistar Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Zeke's Convergence

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Inspiration Hextech FlashtraptionCosmic Insight
CDRScaling 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
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Annie as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Annie

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.

Advice to Win Against Annie

Annie's summoned bear, Tibbers, burns opposing units around himself. Try to keep your distance from him after he's been summoned.

Keep an eye out for a white, swirling power around Annie. It means she's ready to unleash her stun.

Summoner Smite can be used to help take down Tibbers.

Alistar vs Annie Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
49.8 %
VS
Win Rate
50.2 %
Annie Image
1.9
< Kills >
6.2
6.4
< Deaths >
5.8
13.5
< Assists >
8.3
0.3
< Killing Sprees >
1.41
37
< Minions Killed >
143
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.07
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.4
1,253
< Physical Damage >
892
6,087
< Magic Damage >
20,128
812
< True Damage >
1,364
8,153
< Damage Dealt >
22,384
24,938
< Damage Taken >
17,695
7,824
< Gold Earned >
10,756
1.9
< Towers >
1.76
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
8,425
< Total Healing >
1,321
10,230
< Experience >
13,141
46
< Vision Score >
18
21
< Wards Placed >
9
141
< Time Dealing CC >
209

How to Counter Annie with Alistar in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify some vital Alistar versus Annie counter stats that can help you distinguish the distinctions between the pair. Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Annie’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Annie. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Alistar typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Annie. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also indicate that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Alistar and Annie

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Annie
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Annie

Who is Better, Alistar or Annie?

Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Alistar usually fairs equally well when playing against Annie, with a 49.8% win rate. Thus, Alistar makes an ok counter to Annie.

While Alistar does have a lower winrate than Annie, when they face off with one another, Alistar also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Alistar into Annieas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Alistar has a great amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Annie. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Annie matchups, Annie is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Alistar is a somewhat poor counter for Annie. Focus your play on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Alistar against Annie.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Annie Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Annie as Alistar, we analyzed 428 matchups from recent LoL games. We use rigorous data cleaning and processing methods to ensure that our counter stats are of the highest quality. You can rest assured that the recommended build to counter Annie as Alistar comes from real data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view the most relevant stats and items to your rank.

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Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Alistar to counter Annie during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions presented above, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar on average racks up a lot less CS relative to Annie. Champs who on average don't get much CS typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Alistar versus Annie build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better against Annie than with most other typical builds. In fact, Alistar had an average win rate of 49.8% when playing against Annie with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of vanquishing Annie 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. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Alistar vs Annie battles, this blending of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 49.8% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Annie as Alistar are presented for every ranked division. If you would like to narrow the stats and builds to a particular division, you can use the selection menu at the top of this page.