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.
Using Pulverize can allow you to establish better positioning for Headbutt.
Kill all of Zac's bloblets when he splits apart to stop him from reforming.
Silences, stuns, roots and knockups will all interrupt Zac when he is charging Elastic Slingshot.
Zac heals from the goo that separates from him. You can crush the goo pieces by stepping on them.
The stat comparisons shown here clarify some valuable Alistar versus Zac matchup stats that may help you grasp the differences between the two. As an example, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zac’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Zac..
Alistar often has a slightly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives less damage than Zac. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also imply that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is not able to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Alistar usually fairs equally well when taking on Zac, with a 49.8% win rate. Thus, Alistar makes an ok counter for Zac.
While Alistar does have a lower win rate than Zac, when on opposite teams, Alistar also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less challenging champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Alistar into Zacas his relative depth means that you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Alistar also has a great amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zac. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Zac matchups, Zac is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during team fights.
Alistar is a somewhat poor counter to Zac. Make sure you focus your actions on maximizing your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Alistar against Zac.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Alistar to counter Zac during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats presented above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Alistar most often accumulates a similar amount of CS as Zac. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills often don't require much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown on this page to do well.
The best items to prioritize in your Alistar versus Zac build include Evenshroud, Zeke's Convergence, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar combined at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when facing Zac than with many other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Alistar had an average win rate of 49.8% when playing against Zac with this counter build.
To have the greatest probability of defeating Zac as Alistar, Alistar players should equip 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 sets we have analyed for Alistar vs Zac counters, this composite of runes resulted in the highest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.8% winrate overall.
By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Zac as Alistar are presented for all skill levels, merged. To narrow the statistics and builds to a specific skill level, you can use the selection menu located earlier on the page.