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.
Zoe's Paddle Star deals more damage the further it has flown.
Zoe must return to her starting point after casting Portal Jump, making her vulnerable to a counterattack.
Sleepy Trouble Bubble travels further over walls. Stop Zoe from hiding in fog of war to prevent her from setting the spell up.
The stat comparisons provided here highlight several vital Alistar against Zoe matchup statistics that may help you realize the distinctions between the pair. For instance, Alistar’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Zoe’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Alistar may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Zoe. This observation is largely a result of the differences in assists.
Alistar usually has a significantly smaller longest killing spree than his matchup does. Typically, he receives more damage than Zoe. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness, yet it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Alistar usually loses when facing off against Zoe, with a 48.5% win rate. Therefore, Alistar makes a poor counter for Zoe.
While Alistar does have a lower win rate than Zoe, when on opposite teams, Alistar also has a greater level of difficulty that makes him a more difficult character to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Alistar into Zoeas his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a significant amount of practice beforehand.
Additionally, Alistar has a lot of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Zoe. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Alistar vs Zoe matchups, Zoe is the better champ with a lower win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your team members during team fights.
Alistar is a somewhat poor counter for Zoe. You will do well by focussing your tactics on maximizing your CS and clearing objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Alistar against Zoe.
To truly master Alistar in order to counter Zoe during both the early game 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 suggestions displayed above, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Alistar usually racks up a lot less CS relative to Zoe. Champions who on average don't take much CS typically don't require much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling properly off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically require several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the values shown on this page to do well.
The best items to use in your Alistar versus Zoe 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 performed a lot better vs Zoe than with most other typical counter builds. In fact, Alistar had an average winrate of 48.5% when countering Zoe with this build.
To have the best chance of coming out on top against Zoe as Alistar, Alistar players should use the Grasp of the Undying, Demolish, Second Wind, Revitalize, Manaflow Band, and Transcendence runes from the Resolve and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune builds players chose for Alistar vs Zoe LoL games, this sequence of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 48.5% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Zoe as Alistar are displayed for all ranked divisions. If you would like to filter the statistics and builds to a particular skill level, you should use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.