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

Alistar vs Malzahar

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

How to Beat Malzahar as Alistar

based on 749 Alistar vs Malzahar matchups
Win Rate
45.9 %
K/D/A
2.52
Pick Rate
2.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends games each and every week. Within our database, Alistar fought Malzahar 749 times. Using so many games with Alistar versus Malzahar gives us a lot of faith in our capacity to produce actionable data and a pro build to suppress Malzahar. This champ matchup is fairly rare. Alistar fights Malzahar in only 2.6% of his matches.

Alistar vs Malzahar Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Alistar does a awful job of countering Malzahar. On average, he wins a lowly 45.9% of games the champs battle each other in. In Alistar against Malzahar games, Alistar’s side is 0.2% more expected to gain first blood. This indicates that he probably will be able to get first blood against Malzahar.

Best Alistar vs Malzahar 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

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
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Malzahar as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Malzahar

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 Malzahar

Malzahar is especially dangerous when he has built up his Void Swarm.

Avoid minion waves that have been affected by Malefic Visions. You never know when they may die and pass the Visions onto you.

When Malzahar hits a spell on enemies affected by Malefic Visions, the Visions are refreshed.

Alistar vs Malzahar Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
45.9 %
VS
Win Rate
54.1 %
Malzahar Image
1.9
< Kills >
4.8
6.4
< Deaths >
5.4
14.2
< Assists >
8.3
0.3
< Killing Sprees >
1.11
36
< Minions Killed >
177
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.15
0.46
< Inhibitors >
0.6
1,268
< Physical Damage >
640
6,242
< Magic Damage >
20,806
851
< True Damage >
678
8,362
< Damage Dealt >
22,125
25,825
< Damage Taken >
16,949
7,929
< Gold Earned >
11,549
1.75
< Towers >
2.41
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
9,407
< Total Healing >
1,178
10,439
< Experience >
14,416
47
< Vision Score >
20
22
< Wards Placed >
10
146
< Time Dealing CC >
450

How to Counter Malzahar with Alistar in LoL

The stats shown here show some valuable Alistar vs. Malzahar matchup stats that may help us distinguish the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Malzahar’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Malzahar. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Alistar often has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Malzahar. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also hint that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Alistar and Malzahar

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Malzahar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Malzahar

Who is Better, Alistar or Malzahar?

Both LoL champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Alistar usually loses when facing off against Malzahar, with a 45.9% win rate. Thus, Alistar makes a poor counter for Malzahar.

While Alistar does have a much lower win rate than Malzahar, when facing one another, Alistar also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to pick up and master. You should be very concerned when picking Alistar into Malzaharas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Alistar also has a very large amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Malzahar. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Malzahar matchups, Malzahar is the better champ with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during teamfights.

Alistar is a trash counter to Malzahar. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Alistar against Malzahar.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Malzahar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Malzahar as Alistar, we analyzed 749 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 Malzahar 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 learn all of the intricacies of Alistar to counter Malzahar during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar on average accumulates a lot less CS compared to Malzahar. Champs who on average don't take many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values displayed on this page to do well.

The top items to have in your Alistar versus Malzahar build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better vs. Malzahar than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Alistar had an average win rate of 45.9% when playing against Malzahar with this counter build.

To have the best likelihood of crushing Malzahar 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 runes players used for Alistar vs Malzahar clashes, this mix of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 45.9% winrate overall.

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