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

Alistar vs Volibear

How to Beat Volibear as Alistar in LoL Volibear is in the a tier of champions
Tank Support
Fighter Tank

How to Beat Volibear as Alistar

based on 1,316 Alistar vs Volibear matchups
Win Rate
46.6 %
K/D/A
2.44
Pick Rate
4.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our matchup stats from the millions of rated League of Legends games that we evaluate each and every week. This guide on how to beat Volibear as Alistar resulted from an examination of 1316 ranked matches where both champs faced off against one another. This counter matchup is somewhat uncommon. Alistar encounters Volibear in only 4.5% of his games.

Alistar vs Volibear Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Alistar has done a pathetic job of countering Volibear. On average, he wins a lowly 46.6% of games the champs fight one another in. In Alistar versus Volibear rounds, Alistar’s team is 0.0% more expected to get first blood, indicating that he most likely will be able to get first blood against Volibear.

Best Alistar vs Volibear 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

Dead Man's PlateKnight's VowPauldrons of WhiterockZeke'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

Inspiration Glacial Augment Hextech FlashtraptionMinion DematerializerCosmic Insight
Resolve Bone PlatingUnflinching
CDRScaling Armor MagicRes
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
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E
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E
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R

Guide to Countering Volibear as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Volibear

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.

Alistar vs Volibear Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
46.6 %
VS
Win Rate
53.4 %
Volibear Image
1.8
< Kills >
5.3
6.1
< Deaths >
5.4
13.1
< Assists >
8.5
0.28
< Killing Sprees >
1.17
35
< Minions Killed >
76
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
1.04
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.49
1,170
< Physical Damage >
8,751
5,922
< Magic Damage >
7,045
721
< True Damage >
1,258
7,813
< Damage Dealt >
17,055
23,812
< Damage Taken >
30,541
7,600
< Gold Earned >
11,027
1.67
< Towers >
2.22
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.23
8,348
< Total Healing >
8,150
10,009
< Experience >
13,084
44
< Vision Score >
19
21
< Wards Placed >
6
146
< Time Dealing CC >
536

How to Counter Volibear with Alistar in LoL

The stats shown on this page show some vital Alistar versus Volibear counter stats that can help you appreciate the differences and similarities between the pair. As an example, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Volibear’s ratio of NaN, indicating that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Volibear. This observation is largely caused by the differences in assists.

Alistar often has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Commonly, he takes less damage than Volibear. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champ with higher HP has less agility and thus is unable to flee from additional harm when poked or engaged.

Differences between Alistar and Volibear

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Volibear
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Volibear

Who is Better, Alistar or Volibear?

Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually loses when taking on Volibear, with a 46.6% win rate. Thus, Alistar makes a poor counter to Volibear.

While Alistar does have a lower win rate than Volibear, when facing one another, Alistar also has a much greater difficulty level that makes him a more challenging character to pick up and master. You should expect to face a difficult match when picking Alistar into Volibearas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Furthermore, Alistar has a great deal of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Volibear. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Volibear matchups, Volibear is the better champion with a much lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.

Alistar is a garbage counter for Volibear. Focus your play on maximizing your CS and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Alistar against Volibear.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Volibear Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Volibear as Alistar, we analyzed 1,316 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 Volibear 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 learn all of the intricacies of Alistar in order to counter Volibear during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed here, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar usually accumulates less CS relative to Volibear. Champs who typically don't get many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The top items to focus on in your Alistar versus Volibear build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar used at least these three pieces in his build, he did a lot better vs Volibear than with many other common builds. In fact, Alistar boasted an average win rate of 46.6% battling Volibear with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Volibear as Alistar, Alistar players should use the Glacial Augment, Hextech Flashtraption, Minion Dematerializer, Cosmic Insight, Bone Plating, and Unflinching runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Alistar vs Volibear counter picks, this combination of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes provided a 46.6% win rate overall.

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