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

Alistar vs Taliyah

How to Beat Taliyah as Alistar in LoL Taliyah is in the a tier of champions
Tank Support
Mage Support

How to Beat Taliyah as Alistar

based on 802 Alistar vs Taliyah matchups
Win Rate
48.3 %
K/D/A
2.14
Pick Rate
2.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked LoL rounds every week. In our dataset, Alistar faced Taliyah 802 times. Having so many matchups for Alistar vs Taliyah provides us confidence in our capacity to prepare enlightening stats and a recommended build to destroy Taliyah. This champion matchup is somewhat rare. Alistar has to counter Taliyah in only 2.7% of his games.

Alistar vs Taliyah Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Alistar has done a dismal job of countering Taliyah. Typically, he wins a lowly 48.3% of matches the champs clash against each other in. In Alistar versus Taliyah matches, Alistar’s team is 0.1% more likely to gain first blood. This indicates that he probably will get first blood against Taliyah.

Best Alistar vs Taliyah 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 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
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Q
10
W
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R
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W
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W
14
E
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E
16
R

Guide to Countering Taliyah as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Taliyah

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 Taliyah

When Taliyah casts Unraveled Earth in the lane, be on the lookout for Seismic Shove. If she throws you into her minefield, the throws and stones will break your bones.

Taliyah's Threaded Volley is locked into a direction. If she's throwing rocks at you, dodge to the side!

Alistar vs Taliyah Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
48.3 %
VS
Win Rate
51.7 %
Taliyah Image
1.6
< Kills >
6
6.5
< Deaths >
5.9
12.3
< Assists >
9.6
0.26
< Killing Sprees >
1.35
34
< Minions Killed >
110
0.02
< Dragons Killed >
0.53
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.45
1,035
< Physical Damage >
855
5,302
< Magic Damage >
21,316
726
< True Damage >
1,464
7,064
< Damage Dealt >
23,636
24,149
< Damage Taken >
19,451
7,490
< Gold Earned >
11,561
1.57
< Towers >
1.76
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.13
7,681
< Total Healing >
3,058
9,815
< Experience >
13,310
45
< Vision Score >
22
22
< Wards Placed >
9
139
< Time Dealing CC >
546

How to Counter Taliyah with Alistar in LoL

The stat comparisons shown on this page show several critical Alistar against Taliyah counter statistics that can help you grasp the differences and similarities between the two. As an example, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Taliyah’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Taliyah..

Alistar normally has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his opponent does. Typically, he takes more damage than Taliyah. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also hint that the champion with more health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Alistar and Taliyah

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Taliyah
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Taliyah

Who is Better, Alistar or Taliyah?

Both League champs are great. Both have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually loses when facing off against Taliyah, with a 48.3% win rate. As a result, Alistar makes a poor counter to Taliyah.

While Alistar does have a lower win rate compared to Taliyah, 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 still need to be cautious when picking Alistar into Taliyahas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

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

While there isn't one best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Taliyah matchups, Taliyah is the better champion with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Alistar is a somewhat poor counter for Taliyah. Focus your play on keeping up your CS and clearing objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Alistar against Taliyah.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Taliyah Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Taliyah as Alistar, we analyzed 802 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 Taliyah 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

To truly master Alistar to counter Taliyah during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar often gets a lot less CS relative to Taliyah. Champs who typically don't take many minion kills typically don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The top items to prioritize in your Alistar versus Taliyah build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better vs Taliyah than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Alistar had an average win rate of 48.3% when playing against Taliyah with these items in his kit.

To have the greatest probability of beating Taliyah as Alistar, Alistar players should equip 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 builds that we analyzed for Alistar vs Taliyah counter picks, this blending of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 48.3% winrate overall.

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