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Alistar vs Heimerdinger

How to Beat Heimerdinger as Alistar in LoL Heimerdinger is in the a tier of champions
Tank Support
Mage Support

How to Beat Heimerdinger as Alistar

based on 286 Alistar vs Heimerdinger matchups
Win Rate
47.9 %
K/D/A
2.56
Pick Rate
1.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup stats from the millions of recently rated League of Legends rounds that we analyze each week. Our guide on how to beat Heimerdinger as Alistar resulted from an analysis of 286 ranked games where both champions battled each other. This champion matchup is fairly rare. Alistar is forced to battle against Heimerdinger in only 1.1% of his matches.

Alistar vs Heimerdinger Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Alistar does a poor job of countering Heimerdinger. Typically, he wins a lowly 47.9% of matches the champs fight each other in. In Alistar versus Heimerdinger games, Alistar’s side is 0.1% more probable to get first blood, implying that he probably will be able to get first blood against Heimerdinger.

Best Alistar vs Heimerdinger 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

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
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R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Heimerdinger as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Heimerdinger

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.

Advice to Win Against Heimerdinger

Be wary of Heimerdinger's Upgrade!!!, as he can use it to find an answer to most trouble he gets into. Once his ultimate is down, go in for the kill!

It's better to destroy all of Heimerdinger's turrets at once with the help of creeps than to fight them one at a time.

Alistar vs Heimerdinger Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
47.9 %
VS
Win Rate
52.1 %
Heimerdinger Image
2.5
< Kills >
5.4
6.3
< Deaths >
7.1
13.6
< Assists >
7.3
0.49
< Killing Sprees >
1.24
41
< Minions Killed >
138
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.57
1,241
< Physical Damage >
830
6,175
< Magic Damage >
23,396
773
< True Damage >
793
8,189
< Damage Dealt >
25,020
25,102
< Damage Taken >
17,303
8,198
< Gold Earned >
10,887
1.8
< Towers >
2.19
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
9,102
< Total Healing >
1,436
10,870
< Experience >
13,457
41
< Vision Score >
21
20
< Wards Placed >
10
217
< Time Dealing CC >
220

How to Counter Heimerdinger with Alistar in LoL

The stats shown here show several influential Alistar vs. Heimerdinger counter stats that can help us realize the distinctions between the two. As an example, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Heimerdinger’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Heimerdinger. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Alistar often has a slightly smaller longest kill spree than his matchup does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Heimerdinger. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Alistar and Heimerdinger

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Heimerdinger
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Heimerdinger

Who is Better, Alistar or Heimerdinger?

Both League champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Alistar usually loses when playing against Heimerdinger, with a 47.9% win rate. Therefore, Alistar makes a poor counter for Heimerdinger.

While Alistar does have a lower winrate compared to Heimerdinger, when facing one another, Alistar also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Alistar into Heimerdingeras his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Alistar also has a great deal of utility and CC, a similar amount to Heimerdinger. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Heimerdinger matchups, Heimerdinger is the better champion with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Alistar is a terribly counter for Heimerdinger. Make sure you focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and destroying objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Alistar against Heimerdinger.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Heimerdinger Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Heimerdinger as Alistar, we analyzed 286 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 Heimerdinger 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.

Further Insights to Win this Matchup

If you would like to truly master Alistar to counter Heimerdinger during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats displayed here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar on average gets a lot less CS compared to Heimerdinger. Champs who typically don't take much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers shown on this page to do well.

The most important items to focus on in your Alistar versus Heimerdinger build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar included at least these three items in his build, he performed much better against Heimerdinger than with many other common counter builds. In fact, Alistar had an average winrate of 47.9% battling Heimerdinger with this counter build.

To have the best probability of crushing Heimerdinger 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 builds players picked for Alistar vs Heimerdinger battles, this set of runes resulted in the best win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 47.9% win rate overall.

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