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.
Each of Aphelios' weapons have different weaknesses, try to exploit the ones that work best for your champion. Watch out for the purple Gravity gun, it can root you.
The stat comparisons shown on this page feature several critical Alistar against Aphelios matchup statistics that can help us appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. For instance, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Aphelios’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Aphelios. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.
Alistar typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Aphelios. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually wins when trying to fight Aphelios, with a 53.9% win rate. Thus, Alistar makes a great counter to Aphelios.
While Alistar does have a higher win rate compared to Aphelios, when on opposite teams, Alistar also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champion to learn and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Alistar into Apheliosas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash 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 Aphelios. 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 overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Aphelios matchups, Alistar is the better champ with a noticably higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.
Alistar is a great counter to Aphelios. Focus your actions on increasing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Alistar against Aphelios.
To truly master Alistar to counter Aphelios during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Alistar often racks up a lot less CS as Aphelios. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. 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 require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The ideal items to have in your Alistar versus Aphelios build consist of 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 Aphelios than with most other typical builds. In fact, Alistar boasted an average win rate of 53.9% when countering Aphelios with this counter build.
To have the best likelihood of annihilating Aphelios as Alistar, Alistar players should equip 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 sets we have analyed for Alistar vs Aphelios fights, this mixture of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 53.9% winrate overall.
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