How to Win Alistar vs Nidalee Counter Matchup Alistar is in the s tier of champions

Alistar vs Nidalee

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

How to Beat Nidalee as Alistar

based on 287 Alistar vs Nidalee matchups
Win Rate
49.5 %
K/D/A
2.4
Pick Rate
1.1 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We at MOBA Champion evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL rounds each and every week. In our dataset, Alistar faced off against Nidalee 287 times. Using so many matchups for Alistar vs Nidalee provides us confidence in our capacity to produce informative stats and a recommended build to defeat Nidalee. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Alistar is forced to battle against Nidalee in only 1.1% of his rounds.

Alistar vs Nidalee Matchup Summary

Alistar has done a ok job of countering Nidalee. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.5% of matches the champs face one another in. In Alistar versus Nidalee rounds, Alistar’s team is 0.1% less probable to gain first blood. This implies that he most likely won't get first blood against Nidalee.

Best Alistar vs Nidalee 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

Zeke'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

Sorcery Phase Rush Nimbus CloakTranscendenceWaterwalking
Inspiration Hextech FlashtraptionFuture's Market
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
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Q
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R
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Q
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W
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W
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W
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Nidalee as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Nidalee

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.

Using Pulverize can allow you to establish better positioning for Headbutt.

Advice to Win Against Nidalee

Nidalee's Takedown deals extreme damage to Hunted targets, but she has to get close to use it. Save your crowd control or defensive abilities for when she goes in for the kill.

Nidalee's Hunt debuff is only applied with Javelin Toss and Bushwhack. Avoiding being hit by these abilities will impair her ability to deal follow-up damage.

Nidalee's Javelin Toss deals more damage the farther she is. If she is far away, it's imperative to dodge it.

Alistar vs Nidalee Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
49.5 %
VS
Win Rate
50.5 %
Nidalee Image
1.7
< Kills >
7.4
6.2
< Deaths >
5.6
13.2
< Assists >
8.3
0.26
< Killing Sprees >
1.62
35
< Minions Killed >
39
0.02
< Dragons Killed >
1.11
0.47
< Inhibitors >
0.47
1,179
< Physical Damage >
1,510
6,069
< Magic Damage >
17,124
755
< True Damage >
926
8,003
< Damage Dealt >
19,560
23,933
< Damage Taken >
28,097
7,544
< Gold Earned >
11,568
1.52
< Towers >
1.82
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.28
7,948
< Total Healing >
12,500
9,796
< Experience >
12,576
45
< Vision Score >
23
22
< Wards Placed >
6
133
< Time Dealing CC >
113

How to Counter Nidalee with Alistar in LoL

The stat comparisons provided here feature several important Alistar versus Nidalee matchup stats that can help us realize the distinctions between the two. For instance, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Nidalee’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Nidalee. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.

Alistar typically has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Typically, he receives less damage than Nidalee. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Alistar and Nidalee

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Nidalee
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Nidalee

Who is Better, Alistar or Nidalee?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually fairs equally well when taking on Nidalee, with a 49.5% win rate. Thus, Alistar makes an ok counter for Nidalee.

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

Moreover, Alistar has a great deal of utility and CC, a similar amount to Nidalee. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Nidalee matchups, Nidalee is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during teamfights.

Alistar is a somewhat poor counter to Nidalee. Focus your strategy on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Alistar against Nidalee.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Nidalee Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Nidalee as Alistar, we analyzed 287 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 Nidalee 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 truly master Alistar in order to counter Nidalee during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips shown here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar usually racks up a similar amount of CS relative to Nidalee. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be effective, such as support champions. They are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values shown on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Alistar versus Nidalee 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 a lot better versus Nidalee than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Alistar boasted an average winrate of 49.5% when playing against Nidalee with this build.

To have the highest chance of beating Nidalee as Alistar, Alistar players should use the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence, Waterwalking, Hextech Flashtraption, and Future's Market runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the runes players chose for Alistar vs Nidalee counterpicks, this mixture of runes resulted in the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 49.5% win rate overall.

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