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Alistar vs Diana

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How to Beat Diana as Alistar

based on 2,208 Alistar vs Diana matchups
Win Rate
48.3 %
K/D/A
2.57
Pick Rate
7.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated League matches that we analyze every week. This guide on how to beat Diana as Alistar came out of an analysis of 2208 ranked matches where both champions faced off against each other. This pairing is relatively uncommon. Alistar fights Diana in only 7.5% of his rounds.

Alistar vs Diana Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Alistar has done a poor job of countering Diana. On average, he wins a lowly 48.3% of the time the champions face off with each other in. In Alistar against Diana rounds, Alistar’s team is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood. This indicates that he most likely will get first blood against Diana.

Best Alistar vs Diana Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Alistar Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Zeke's ConvergenceKnight's VowPauldrons of Whiterock

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 MagicRes 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 Diana as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Diana

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 Diana

Pale Cascade orbs only last a few seconds. Avoid Diana and engage her after the shield dissipates.

Diana can play very aggressively if she uses Lunar Rush without Moonlight, but you can punish her by slowing or stunning her when she has no way to get back into position.

Dodge Crescent Strike, or move to safety if you are affected by Moonlight.

Alistar vs Diana Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
48.3 %
VS
Win Rate
51.7 %
Diana Image
1.8
< Kills >
7
6
< Deaths >
5.9
13.6
< Assists >
8
0.28
< Killing Sprees >
1.57
35
< Minions Killed >
63
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
1.33
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.52
1,179
< Physical Damage >
2,615
5,606
< Magic Damage >
17,107
716
< True Damage >
1,275
7,502
< Damage Dealt >
20,998
23,637
< Damage Taken >
25,630
7,601
< Gold Earned >
12,228
1.75
< Towers >
2.06
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.34
8,416
< Total Healing >
6,422
10,069
< Experience >
13,720
45
< Vision Score >
21
21
< Wards Placed >
5
147
< Time Dealing CC >
164

How to Counter Diana with Alistar in LoL

The stat comparisons shown here emphasize some critical Alistar versus Diana counter statistics that can help you explain the differences and similarities between the pair. Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Diana’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Diana. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Alistar typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Diana. This typically indicates differing health capacities, yet it can also show that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Alistar and Diana

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Diana
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Diana

Who is Better, Alistar or Diana?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually loses when facing off against Diana, with a 48.3% win rate. As a result, Alistar makes a poor counter for Diana.

While Alistar does have a lower win rate than Diana, when facing one another, Alistar also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more difficult character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Alistar into Dianaas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Alistar has a lot of utility and CC, a similar amount to Diana. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Diana matchups, Diana is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.

Alistar is a somewhat poor counter for Diana. Make sure you focus your play on increasing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Alistar against Diana.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Diana Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Diana as Alistar, we analyzed 2,208 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 Diana 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

To truly master Alistar to counter Diana during both the laning 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 pay attention to the build and suggestions presented above, you will increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar most often gets less CS compared to Diana. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills often don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Alistar versus Diana build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better countering Diana than with many other typical builds. In fact, Alistar boasted an average winrate of 48.3% when countering Diana with this counter build.

To have the greatest likelihood of beating Diana as Alistar, you should take 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 sets players chose for Alistar vs Diana counters, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 48.3% win rate overall.

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