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

Alistar vs Xayah

How to Beat Xayah as Alistar in LoL Xayah is in the b tier of champions
Tank Support
Marksman

How to Beat Xayah as Alistar

based on 468 Alistar vs Xayah matchups
Win Rate
50.6 %
K/D/A
2.44
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of rated League matches that we get from Riot Games each week. Our guide on how to beat Xayah as Alistar came out of an evaluation of 468 ranked rounds where both champs fought one another. This particular matchup is relatively rare. Alistar is forced to battle against Xayah in only 1.6% of his games.

Alistar vs Xayah Matchup Summary

Alistar has done a ok job of beating Xayah. Typically, he wins a acceptable 50.6% of matches the champions clash against each other in. In Alistar versus Xayah matches, Alistar’s team is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood. This implies that he most likely will get first blood versus Xayah.

Best Alistar vs Xayah Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Alistar Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Knight's Vow

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
9
Q
10
W
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R
12
W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Xayah as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Xayah

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 Xayah

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!

Alistar vs Xayah Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
50.6 %
VS
Win Rate
49.4 %
Xayah Image
1.8
< Kills >
7.2
6.1
< Deaths >
5.5
13.1
< Assists >
7.3
0.29
< Killing Sprees >
1.62
37
< Minions Killed >
177
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.28
0.44
< Inhibitors >
0.49
1,145
< Physical Damage >
21,118
5,996
< Magic Damage >
629
741
< True Damage >
1,268
7,882
< Damage Dealt >
23,015
24,048
< Damage Taken >
18,534
7,674
< Gold Earned >
12,189
1.71
< Towers >
2.47
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.06
8,333
< Total Healing >
2,460
10,149
< Experience >
12,406
45
< Vision Score >
19
21
< Wards Placed >
8
146
< Time Dealing CC >
49

How to Counter Xayah with Alistar in LoL

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.

Differences between Alistar and Xayah

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Xayah
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Xayah

Who is Better, Alistar or Xayah?

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.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Xayah Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Xayah as Alistar, we analyzed 468 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 Xayah 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

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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