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

Alistar vs Maokai

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

How to Beat Maokai as Alistar

based on 318 Alistar vs Maokai matchups
Win Rate
50 %
K/D/A
2.52
Pick Rate
1.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we summarize millions of ranked League matches every week. Within our dataset, Alistar did battle with Maokai 318 times. Including so many matchups for Alistar versus Maokai provides us a lot of faith in our ability to prepare enlightening statistics and a recommended build to smash your rival. This particular champ matchup is relatively rare. Alistar has to counter Maokai in only 1.1% of his games.

Alistar vs Maokai Matchup Summary

Alistar does a average job of beating Maokai. On average, he wins a acceptable 50.0% of the time the champions face off with one another in. In Alistar against Maokai games, Alistar’s side is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Maokai.

Best Alistar vs Maokai 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 SolariZeke's ConvergenceBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Thornmail

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 Grasp of the Undying DemolishSecond WindRevitalize
Sorcery Manaflow BandTranscendence
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
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Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
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Q
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W
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Q
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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 Maokai as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Maokai

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 Maokai

The cooldown on Maokai's self healing is heavily gated on how many time you hit him with spells. Careful about wasting abilities on him.

Maokai will avoid taking damage while he's using Twisted Advance, so don't waste your spells.

Saplings will chase the first enemy that gets too close, but detonate after a few seconds or if they collide with other enemies. Be especially careful around brush sapling, as they are much more dangerous.

Alistar vs Maokai Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
50 %
VS
Win Rate
50 %
Maokai Image
1.7
< Kills >
2.5
6.1
< Deaths >
5.7
13.7
< Assists >
11.6
0.27
< Killing Sprees >
0.53
36
< Minions Killed >
45
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.1
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.42
1,207
< Physical Damage >
1,370
6,003
< Magic Damage >
14,596
804
< True Damage >
980
8,015
< Damage Dealt >
16,947
24,946
< Damage Taken >
23,077
7,739
< Gold Earned >
8,385
1.82
< Towers >
1.32
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.02
8,750
< Total Healing >
5,971
10,268
< Experience >
10,619
46
< Vision Score >
42
22
< Wards Placed >
18
145
< Time Dealing CC >
377

How to Counter Maokai with Alistar in LoL

The stats shown on this page show some valuable Alistar against Maokai matchup statistics that can help you understand the differences between the pair. As an example, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Maokai’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Maokai..

Alistar typically has a similar longest kill spree as his matchup does. Commonly, he takes a similar amount of damage to Maokai. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Alistar and Maokai

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Maokai
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Maokai

Who is Better, Alistar or Maokai?

Both LoL champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Alistar usually fairs equally well when playing against Maokai, with a 50.0% win rate. Therefore, Alistar makes an ok counter for Maokai.

While Alistar does have a higher win rate than Maokai, when facing one another, Alistar also has a much greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming champion to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Alistar into Maokaias his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Maokai matchups, Maokai is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.

Alistar is a decent counter to Maokai. You will do well by focussing your actions on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Alistar against Maokai.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Maokai Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Maokai as Alistar, we analyzed 318 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 Maokai 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 Maokai during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar typically racks up a similar amount of CS as Maokai. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers shown here to do well.

The most crucial items to focus on in your Alistar versus Maokai build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Zeke's Convergence, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar incorporated at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when facing Maokai than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Alistar boasted an average win rate of 50.0% battling Maokai with these items in his kit.

To have the best likelihood of defeating Maokai as Alistar, Alistar players should equip the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Second Wind, Revitalize, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Resolve and Sorcery rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Alistar vs Maokai matchups, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 50.0% winrate overall.

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