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.
If Shaco uses Deceive to enter a fight he won't be able to quickly use it again to get away. Work with your team to quickly focus him down.
If Shaco is doing well early-game, it is worth the investment to place Stealth Wards near his Jungle camps.
The stats shown here show some strategic Alistar versus Shaco matchup statistics that can help us realize the differences and similarities between this set of champions. For instance, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Shaco’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Shaco..
Alistar normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. On average, he takes more damage than Shaco. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is unable to kite away from additional harm when poked or engaged.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Shaco, with a 49.1% win rate. Therefore, Alistar makes an ok counter to Shaco.
While Alistar does have a lower win rate than Shaco, when they face off with one another, Alistar also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming character to learn and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Alistar into Shacoas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Alistar also has a great deal of utility and CC, a similar amount to Shaco. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Shaco matchups, Shaco is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during late stage team fights.
Alistar is a somewhat poor counter for Shaco. You will do well by focussing your play on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Alistar against Shaco.
To learn all of the intricacies of Alistar in order to counter Shaco during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Alistar typically accumulates a similar amount of CS relative to Shaco. Champs who typically don't take much CS often don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the numbers displayed here to do well.
The best items to prioritize in your Alistar versus Shaco build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Zeke's Convergence, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar included at least these three items in his build, he did much better vs Shaco than with many other common item sets. In fact, Alistar had an average win rate of 49.1% battling Shaco with this counter build.
To have the greatest chance of coming out on top against Shaco as Alistar, Alistar players should take the Aftershock, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Hextech Flashtraption, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for Alistar vs Shaco counterpicks, this combination of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 49.1% win rate overall.
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