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.
Xayah's Bladecaller will only root targets hit by 3 or more returning Feathers.
Make sure you are ready when you go for the kill. Untargetability from Featherstorm can quickly turn an ambush in Xayah's favor.
Long fights in the same area with Xayah will allow her to drop a lot of Feathers. Try to stay on the move!
The stat comparisons provided here underscore several important Alistar vs. Xayah matchup statistics that may help us grasp the differences and similarities between these two champs. Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Xayah’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Xayah. This observation is in large part a result of the differences in assists.
Alistar normally has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his opponent does. On average, he takes more damage than Xayah. This often reflects different amounts of tankyness, but it can also indicate that the champ with increased health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Xayah, with a 50.6% win rate. Thus, Alistar makes an ok counter for Xayah.
While Alistar does have a higher win rate than Xayah, when on opposite teams, Alistar also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more complex champion to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Alistar into Xayahas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Alistar has a great amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Xayah. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Xayah matchups, Alistar is the better champion with a similar win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.
Alistar is a decent counter to Xayah. Focus your gameplay on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Alistar against Xayah.
If you would like to truly master Alistar to counter Xayah during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and tips shown above, you should grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Alistar most often accumulates a lot less CS compared to Xayah. Champions who on average don't take many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as sup champs. They are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers reported on this page to do well.
The best items to focus on in your Alistar versus Xayah 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 did a lot better vs. Xayah than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Alistar had an average win rate of 50.6% when countering Xayah with this build.
To have the highest probability of annihilating Xayah 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 runes players chose for Alistar vs Xayah LoL games, this sequence of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 50.6% winrate overall.
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