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

Alistar vs Poppy

How to Beat Poppy as Alistar in LoL Poppy is in the b tier of champions
Tank Support
Tank Fighter

How to Beat Poppy as Alistar

based on 646 Alistar vs Poppy matchups
Win Rate
50.8 %
K/D/A
2.44
Pick Rate
2.2 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our counter statistics from the millions of recently ranked League of Legends rounds that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Poppy as Alistar came out of an examination of 646 ranked games where both champions faced off against each other. This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Alistar is forced to battle against Poppy in only 2.2% of his rounds.

Alistar vs Poppy Matchup Summary

Alistar has done a ok job of countering Poppy. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.8% of matches the champions fight one another in. In Alistar vs Poppy rounds, Alistar’s team is 0.1% less probable to earn first blood. This indicates that he most likely won't get first blood against Poppy.

Best Alistar vs Poppy 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

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

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 Poppy as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Poppy

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 Poppy

You can step on Poppy's shield to deny it from her.

Poppy can stop nearby enemies from dashing with Steadfast Presence.

When Poppy starts to spin her hammer, she is charging Keeper's Verdict.

Alistar vs Poppy Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
50.8 %
VS
Win Rate
49.2 %
Poppy Image
1.8
< Kills >
5
6.1
< Deaths >
5.5
13.1
< Assists >
9.2
0.29
< Killing Sprees >
1.13
35
< Minions Killed >
61
0.04
< Dragons Killed >
0.81
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.4
1,143
< Physical Damage >
12,777
5,700
< Magic Damage >
2,682
759
< True Damage >
1,069
7,602
< Damage Dealt >
16,529
23,729
< Damage Taken >
26,277
7,629
< Gold Earned >
10,121
1.73
< Towers >
1.58
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.2
8,088
< Total Healing >
6,102
9,909
< Experience >
12,380
45
< Vision Score >
23
21
< Wards Placed >
8
143
< Time Dealing CC >
608

How to Counter Poppy with Alistar in LoL

The stats shown on this page clarify some vital Alistar against Poppy matchup statistics that can help us grasp the differences between this pair of champs. For instance, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Poppy’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Poppy..

Alistar usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Poppy. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also illustrate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Alistar and Poppy

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Poppy
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Poppy

Who is Better, Alistar or Poppy?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually fairs equally well when playing against Poppy, with a 50.8% win rate. Thus, Alistar makes an ok counter for Poppy.

While Alistar does have a higher win rate than Poppy, when on opposite teams, Alistar also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more time consuming character to develop with. You should be careful when picking Alistar into Poppyas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Alistar also has a lot of utility and CC, a similar amount to Poppy. 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 Poppy matchups, Alistar is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Alistar is a decent counter for Poppy. You will do well by focussing your play on increasing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Alistar against Poppy.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Poppy Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Poppy as Alistar, we analyzed 646 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 Poppy 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 in order to counter Poppy 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 suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar on average accumulates less CS as Poppy. Champions who on average don't get much CS usualy don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed here to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Alistar versus Poppy build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar bought at least these three pieces in his build, he performed much better vs. Poppy than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Alistar boasted an average winrate of 50.8% when countering Poppy with these items in his kit.

To have the highest chance of crushing Poppy as Alistar, you 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 sets that we analyzed for Alistar vs Poppy face-offs, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 50.8% winrate overall.

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