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How to Win Alistar vs Samira Counter MatchupAlistar is in the s tier of champions

Alistar vs Samira

How to Beat Samira as Alistar in LoLAlistar is in the b tier of champions
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How to Beat Samira as Alistar

based on 2,888 Alistar vs Samira matchups
Win Rate
55.7 %
K/D/A
2.7
Pick Rate
6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we analyze millions of ranked League games every week. In our data, Alistar fought Samira in 2888 matches. Using so many games with Alistar versus Samira provides us faith in our ability to provide actionable statistics and a supported build to destroy Samira. This champion matchup is fairly uncommon. Alistar fights Samira in only 6.0% of his matches.

Alistar vs Samira Matchup Summary

Alistar does a great job of beating Samira. Normally, he wins a whopping 55.7% of the time the champs face each other in. In Alistar versus Samira matches, Alistar’s side is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood, indicating that he probably will get first blood against Samira.

Best Alistar vs Samira Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsMobility Boots

Core Alistar Items

~22 Mins
EvenshroudZeke's ConvergenceBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Sunfire AegisKnight's VowThornmailPauldrons of Whiterock

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Alistar to level upq
>
Second ability for Alistar to level upw
>
Last skill for Alistar to max oute

Runes

InspirationGlacial AugmentHextech FlashtraptionBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
ResolveBone PlatingUnflinching
Ability HasteArmorHealth Scaling
Alistar's passive ability p
Alistar's q ability q
Alistar's w ability w
Alistar's 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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Guide to Countering Samira as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Samira

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.

Alistar vs Samira Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
55.7 %
VS
Win Rate
44.3 %
Samira Image
2
< Kills >
8.1
6
< Deaths >
6.8
14.2
< Assists >
5.7
0.35
< Killing Sprees >
1.82
34
< Minions Killed >
160
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.14
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.37
1,235
< Physical Damage >
17,564
6,261
< Magic Damage >
2,651
729
< True Damage >
451
8,226
< Damage Dealt >
20,666
23,685
< Damage Taken >
20,268
7,717
< Gold Earned >
11,966
1.86
< Towers >
1.78
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
8,911
< Total Healing >
5,847
9,866
< Experience >
11,242
46
< Vision Score >
15
20
< Wards Placed >
8
171
< Time Dealing CC >
21

How to Counter Samira with Alistar in LoL

The stats shown on this page underscore several vital Alistar versus Samira counter statistics that may help you appreciate the distinctions between this pair of champs. For instance, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Samira’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Samira. This observation is in large part fueled by the differences in assists.

Alistar usually has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his foe does. Commonly, he takes more damage than Samira. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the champ with increased health has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Alistar and Samira

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Samira
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Samira

Who is Better, Alistar or Samira?

Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually wins when taking on Samira, with a 55.7% win rate. As a result, Alistar makes a fantastic counter to Samira.

While Alistar does have a much higher winrate than Samira, when facing one another, Alistar also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex character to develop with. You don't need to be too worried when picking Alistar into Samiraas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Samira matchups, Alistar is the better champ with a noticably higher 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 great counter for Samira. Focus your actions on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Alistar against Samira.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Samira Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Samira as Alistar, we analyzed 2,888 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 Samira 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 to counter Samira during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and tips displayed above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar often accumulates a lot less CS as Samira. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to surpass the numbers displayed here to do well.

The ideal items to use in your Alistar versus Samira build include Evenshroud, Zeke's Convergence, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar bought at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better against Samira than with many other commonly used item sets. In fact, Alistar had an average winrate of 55.7% when countering Samira with this counter build.

To have the best probability of coming out on top against Samira as Alistar, Alistar players should equip the Glacial Augment, Hextech Flashtraption, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes players picked for Alistar vs Samira battles, this mixture of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes averaged a 55.7% win rate overall.

By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Samira as Alistar are shown for all skill levels combined. If you would like to filter the statistics and builds to a distinct skill level, you should use the selection menu located at the top of this page.