How to Win Alistar vs Janna Counter Matchup Alistar is in the a tier of champions

Alistar vs Janna

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

How to Beat Janna as Alistar

based on 833 Alistar vs Janna matchups
Win Rate
44.7 %
K/D/A
2.33
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of ranked League of Legends rounds every week. In our database, Alistar did battle with Janna in 833 rounds. Having so many matchups for Alistar vs Janna provides us confidence in our capability to provide informative statistics and a recommended build to annihilate Janna. This particular pairing is relatively rare. Alistar encounters Janna in only 2.8% of his games.

Alistar vs Janna Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Alistar has done a awful job of countering Janna. Normally, he wins a lowly 44.7% of the time the champs face off with one another in. In Alistar versus Janna rounds, Alistar’s team is 0.0% more probable to obtain first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood against Janna.

Best Alistar vs Janna Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Alistar Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Knight's VowZeke'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 Janna as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Janna

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 Janna

Save an interrupt ability for when Janna uses her ultimate.

Listen for the charge up sound on Howling Gale in case Janna is trying to hit you with it from off screen or from brush.

Janna's at her strongest when buffing another ally. If you can harass her ally, it will weaken her ability to fight you.

Alistar vs Janna Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
44.7 %
VS
Win Rate
55.3 %
Janna Image
1.6
< Kills >
1
5.7
< Deaths >
4.4
11.7
< Assists >
14.7
0.26
< Killing Sprees >
0.13
36
< Minions Killed >
16
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.59
1,046
< Physical Damage >
1,033
5,431
< Magic Damage >
4,198
750
< True Damage >
423
7,228
< Damage Dealt >
5,655
23,170
< Damage Taken >
14,188
7,403
< Gold Earned >
7,479
1.69
< Towers >
2.25
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
7,861
< Total Healing >
8,721
9,616
< Experience >
10,002
46
< Vision Score >
53
22
< Wards Placed >
25
145
< Time Dealing CC >
275

How to Counter Janna with Alistar in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page feature several significant Alistar against Janna matchup statistics that may help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Janna’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Janna..

Alistar often has a similar longest killing spree as his opponent does. Typically, he takes more damage than Janna. This often reflects differing health capacities, yet it can also indicate that the champ with more HP has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Alistar and Janna

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Janna
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Janna

Who is Better, Alistar or Janna?

Both League of Legends champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually loses when facing off against Janna, with a 44.7% win rate. Therefore, Alistar makes a bad counter to Janna.

While Alistar does have a much lower winrate compared to Janna, when on opposite teams, Alistar also has a greater difficulty level that makes him a more time consuming champ to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Alistar into Jannaas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Alistar has a very large amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Janna. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Janna matchups, Janna is the better champion with a much lower win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Alistar is a garbage counter to Janna. Make sure you focus your play on maximizing your gold and cs and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Alistar against Janna.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Janna Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Janna as Alistar, we analyzed 833 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 Janna 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 learn all of the intricacies of Alistar to counter Janna during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar most often picks up more CS compared to Janna. Champions who typically don't get much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the values displayed here to do well.

The best items to prioritize in your Alistar versus Janna 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 when facing Janna than with most other commonly used builds. In fact, Alistar had an average winrate of 44.7% battling Janna with this build.

To have the highest probability of annihilating Janna 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 builds that we analyzed for Alistar vs Janna battles, this combination of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 44.7% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Janna as Alistar are displayed for all ranked divisions. If you want to filter the stats and builds to an individual skill level, you can use the selection menu earlier on the page.