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

Alistar vs Zed

How to Beat Zed as Alistar in LoL Zed is in the a tier of champions
Tank Support
Assassin

How to Beat Zed as Alistar

based on 1,042 Alistar vs Zed matchups
Win Rate
50 %
K/D/A
2.51
Pick Rate
3.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

At MOBA Champion, we evaluate millions of recently ranked League of Legends games every week. Within our data, Alistar did battle with Zed in 1042 games. Having so many games with Alistar versus Zed provides us a lot of faith in our ability to provide informative statistics and a pro build to smash your opposition. This particular champion matchup is relatively rare. Alistar is forced to battle against Zed in only 3.5% of his games.

Alistar vs Zed Matchup Summary

Alistar does a average job of countering Zed. Normally, he wins a acceptable 50.0% of matches the champions face off with one another in. In Alistar versus Zed rounds, Alistar’s side is 0.0% more expected to gain first blood. This indicates that he probably will be able to get first blood versus Zed.

Best Alistar vs Zed 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

Knight's VowZeke'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

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
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W
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W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Zed as Alistar

Tips for Playing as Alistar against Zed

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 Zed

Zed's Shadow Slash can only slow you if his shadow hits you with it.

Zed receives bonus effect from Attack Damage items he purchases, so Armor is super effective against him.

After Zed uses his Living Shadow, he is at his most vulnerable as his damage, slow, and mobility are both dependent upon it.

Alistar vs Zed Counter Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
50 %
VS
Win Rate
50 %
Zed Image
1.9
< Kills >
7.9
6.1
< Deaths >
5.8
13.4
< Assists >
6.3
0.36
< Killing Sprees >
1.8
37
< Minions Killed >
146
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.26
0.48
< Inhibitors >
0.38
1,252
< Physical Damage >
19,388
6,218
< Magic Damage >
1,125
752
< True Damage >
1,418
8,223
< Damage Dealt >
21,932
24,940
< Damage Taken >
22,121
7,887
< Gold Earned >
12,006
1.79
< Towers >
1.63
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.04
8,711
< Total Healing >
3,452
10,483
< Experience >
13,859
46
< Vision Score >
19
22
< Wards Placed >
7
153
< Time Dealing CC >
155

How to Counter Zed with Alistar in LoL

The stats shown on this page feature several vital Alistar vs. Zed counter stats that can help us explain the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zed’s ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Zed. This observation is in large part caused by the differences in assists.

Alistar usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives a similar amount of damage to Zed. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also indicate that the champ with higher health has less mobility and thus is not able to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Alistar and Zed

Damage Types Compared

Alistar
Zed
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Alistar
Zed

Who is Better, Alistar or Zed?

Both League champs are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Alistar usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Zed, with a 50.0% win rate. As a result, Alistar makes an ok counter for Zed.

While Alistar does have a higher win rate than Zed, when facing one another, Alistar also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more challenging champ to learn. You still need to be cautious when picking Alistar into Zedas his relative depth means that you may not be able to reach his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.

Moreover, Alistar also has a great deal of utility and CC, a similar amount to Zed. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Zed matchups, Zed is the better champion with a similar win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.

Alistar is a decent counter to Zed. Make sure you focus your strategy on keeping up your gold income and clearing objectives. If you do that, you should do very well as Alistar against Zed.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar vs Zed Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Zed as Alistar, we analyzed 1,042 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 Zed 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 Zed during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Alistar typically picks up a lot less CS as Zed. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, often have to have many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the values displayed on this page to do well.

The ideal items to focus on in your Alistar versus Zed build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when facing Zed than with many other typical builds. In fact, Alistar had an average win rate of 50.0% battling Zed with this counter build.

To have the best probability of beating Zed 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 we have analyed for Alistar vs Zed counter picks, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 50.0% win rate overall.

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