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.
Deny Vayne the opportunity to pin you against walls.
Vayne is fragile - turn the pressure up on her and she will be forced to play cautiously.
The stats shown on this page emphasize several critical Alistar versus Vayne matchup statistics that can help us explain the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Vayne’s ratio of NaN, highlighting that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Vayne. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.
Alistar often has a significantly smaller longest kill spree than his counter does. On average, he takes more damage than Vayne. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champion with more HP has less agility and thus is not able to flee from additional damage when poked or engaged.
Both League champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Alistar usually loses when trying to fight Vayne, with a 47.3% win rate. As a result, Alistar makes a bad counter for Vayne.
While Alistar does have a lower win rate than Vayne, when on opposite teams, Alistar also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champion to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Alistar into Vayneas his relative depth means you may not be able to reach his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Alistar has a lot of utility and CC, a similar amount to Vayne. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Vayne matchups, Vayne is the better champ with a lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Alistar is a bad counter to Vayne. You will do well by focussing your gameplay on keeping up your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should hold your own as Alistar against Vayne.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Alistar in order to counter Vayne during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and tips presented here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Alistar most often picks up a lot less CS relative to Vayne. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS often don't require much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually need several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.
The ideal items to have in your Alistar versus Vayne build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Knight's Vow, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar used at least these three items in his build, he performed significantly better vs Vayne than with most other common item sets. In fact, Alistar had an average winrate of 47.3% battling Vayne with this counter build.
To have the highest chance of crushing Vayne as Alistar, you 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 that we analyzed for Alistar vs Vayne counter picks, this mix of runes yielded the best win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 47.3% win rate overall.
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