Alistar vs Swain Counter Build

How to Win Alistar vs Swain Counter Matchup vs How to Beat Swain as Alistar in LoL

How to Beat Swain as Alistar

3,777 Alistar vs Swain Matchups Analyzed

We generate our counter statistics from the millions of rated LoL rounds that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Swain as Alistar came out of an analysis of 3777 ranked rounds where both champs engaged each other. This particular champ pairing is relatively rare. Alistar is forced to battle against Swain in only 2.9% of his rounds.

Unfortunately, Alistar has done a pathetic job of beating Swain. Normally, he wins a lowly 45.2% of the time the champions clash against one another in. In Alistar versus Swain games, Alistar’s team is 0.1% less likely to gain first blood, indicating that he most likely won't get first blood against Swain.

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Best Alistar Items to Counter Swain

The ideal items to focus on in your Alistar versus Swain build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar included at least these three pieces in his build, he did significantly better countering Swain than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Alistar boasted an average win rate of 58.7% when countering Swain with these items in his kit.

Best Alistar Runes to Counter Swain

Phase Rush Rune Phase Rush
Nimbus Cloak Rune Nimbus Cloak
Celerity Rune Celerity
Waterwalking Rune Waterwalking
Hextech Flashtraption Rune Hextech Flashtraption
Future's Market Rune Future's Market

To have the highest chance of coming out on top against Swain as Alistar, Alistar players should equip the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Waterwalking, Hextech Flashtraption, and Future's Market runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the rune sets players chose for Alistar vs Swain LoL games, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes gave a 50.9% win rate overall.

We have also shown the top Swain runes to fight back against Alistar in order to help you interpret how he will probably be kitted out versus your champion.


2 | Alistar Swain | 5.9


6.6 | Alistar Swain | 6.3


13.4 | Alistar Swain | 11.4

Alistar vs Swain Counter Stats Summary

The stat comparisons provided here show several valuable Alistar vs. Swain counter stats that may help you figure out the differences between the pair. Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of 2.3 is less than Swain’s ratio of 2.7, showing that Alistar may be less central to his team's team fighting capability,capacity,effectiveness,potential than Swain..

Alistar usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his enemy,opponent,foe,counter,matchup does. Typically, he takes a similar amount of damage to Swain. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the one champion has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Alistar usually tallies less CS than Swain. Champs who on average don't earn a lot of minion kills normally don't require much CS to be useful. They are able to scale adequately off of their abilities alone. Although, champions with a lot of CS, such as ADCs, typically require a lot of gold to be useful. In either situation, try to best the averages presented here to do well.

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Num. Killing Sprees

0.35 | Alistar Swain | 1.35

Largest Multi-Kill

0.87 | Alistar Swain | 1.47

Damage Dealt

8,010 | Alistar Swain | 22,194

Damage Taken

22,463 | Alistar Swain | 21,710

Healing Done

7,838 | Alistar Swain | 6,247

Vision Score

42 | Alistar Swain | 34

Gold Earned

7,518 | Alistar Swain | 9,893

Minions Killed

33 | Alistar Swain | 71

Dragons Killed

0.04 | Alistar Swain | 0.1

Barons Killed

0 | Alistar Swain | 0.03


1.62 | Alistar Swain | 1.98


0.42 | Alistar Swain | 0.49

CC Duration (sec)

101 | Alistar Swain | 202

Experience Earned

9,783 | Alistar Swain | 11,164

How We Analyze Our Champion Counters

For this counter guide, we analyzed 3,777 Alistar vs Swain 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 Swain 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.