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.
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.
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.
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.
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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