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

Alistar vs Sion

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

How to Beat Sion as Alistar

based on 707 Alistar vs Sion matchups
Win Rate
46 %
K/D/A
2.52
Pick Rate
2.4 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We generate our matchup statistics from the millions of recently ranked League matches that we analyze every week. Our guide on how to beat Sion as Alistar came out of an analysis of 707 ranked matches where both champs clashed against each other. This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Alistar fights Sion in only 2.4% of his rounds.

Alistar vs Sion Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Alistar has done a awful job of beating Sion. Typically, he wins a lowly 46.0% of matches the champions clash against each other in. In Alistar vs Sion games, Alistar’s side is 0.1% more probable to obtain first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood versus Sion.

Best Alistar vs Sion Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Alistar Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Zeke's ConvergenceKnight's Vow

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 HealthScaling
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 Sion as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Sion

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 Sion

Use the time after Sion has died to reposition and prepare for his return.

Even if Sion still hits a Decimating Smash, making him release the charge earlier reduces its impact.

Alistar vs Sion Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
46 %
VS
Win Rate
54 %
Sion Image
1.9
< Kills >
4.3
6.2
< Deaths >
6.3
13.7
< Assists >
6.7
0.32
< Killing Sprees >
0.92
36
< Minions Killed >
176
0.02
< Dragons Killed >
0.15
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.51
1,247
< Physical Damage >
12,618
6,154
< Magic Damage >
6,793
748
< True Damage >
576
8,149
< Damage Dealt >
19,988
24,542
< Damage Taken >
35,783
7,762
< Gold Earned >
11,765
1.7
< Towers >
3
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
8,686
< Total Healing >
3,114
10,388
< Experience >
14,624
44
< Vision Score >
15
21
< Wards Placed >
7
162
< Time Dealing CC >
706

How to Counter Sion with Alistar in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature some significant Alistar vs. Sion matchup statistics that may help you interpret the differences and similarities between the two. Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Sion’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Sion. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Alistar typically has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives less damage than Sion. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also imply that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Alistar and Sion

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Sion
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Sion

Who is Better, Alistar or Sion?

Both League champions are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Alistar usually loses when taking on Sion, with a 46.0% win rate. Thus, Alistar makes a poor counter for Sion.

While Alistar does have a lower winrate compared to Sion, when they face off with one another, Alistar also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more complex champ to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Alistar into Sionas his relative depth means that 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 Sion. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Sion matchups, Sion is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.

Alistar is a bad counter to Sion. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your CS and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should do very well as Alistar against Sion.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Sion Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Sion as Alistar, we analyzed 707 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 Sion 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 Sion during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar often picks up a lot less CS relative to Sion. Champions who typically don't take much CS usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers shown here to do well.

The top items to have in your Alistar versus Sion build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar used at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better when facing Sion than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Alistar boasted an average win rate of 46.0% battling Sion with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of beating Sion as Alistar, Alistar players should use the Aftershock, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Hextech Flashtraption, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Alistar vs Sion matchups, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 46.0% win rate overall.

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