Spirit of Dread restores Health when nearby enemies take damage, including damage dealt by allies. Cast this during a large fight to maximize Hecarim's survivability.
Devastating Charge deals more damage based on the distance traveled. Try using Onslaught of Shadows or Summoner Spells such as Ghost or Flash to maximize this damage.
Alistar is very disruptive but very tough - try to target more fragile damage dealers.
Watch out for the Pulverize-Headbutt combo when around turrets.
When Alistar uses his ultimate, it's often better to move back and wait until the effect wears off before attacking him.
The stats provided here clarify some valuable Hecarim versus Alistar counter stats that may help us explain the differences between the pair. Hecarim’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Alistar’s KDA ratio of NaN, showing that Hecarim may be more central to his team's team fighting potential than Alistar. This observation is in large part fueled by the difference in kills.
Hecarim typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Alistar. This often reflects differing health capacities; however, it can also indicate that the champion with more health has less agility and thus is not able to kite away from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Hecarim usually loses when playing against Alistar, with a 46.1% win rate. Thus, Hecarim makes a bad counter for Alistar.
While Hecarim does have a lower win rate compared to Alistar, when they face off with one another, Hecarim also has a lower difficulty level that makes him a less time consuming champ to pick up and master. You may get destroyed when picking Hecarim into Alistar.
Moreover, Hecarim also has almost no amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Alistar. This makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Hecarim vs Alistar matchups, Alistar is the better champion with a much lower win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Hecarim is a garbage counter for Alistar. Make sure you focus your tactics on maximizing your gold income and destroying objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Hecarim against Alistar.
If you would like to truly master Hecarim to counter Alistar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to learn a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and stats presented above, you should increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Hecarim typically gets a similar amount of CS compared to Alistar. Champions who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. They are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have several high cost items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The best items to use in your Hecarim versus Alistar build include Turbo Chemtank, Muramana, and Death's Dance. When Hecarim included at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better when facing Alistar than with many other commonly used builds. In fact, Hecarim boasted an average winrate of 46.1% battling Alistar with this counter build.
To have the highest chance of annihilating Alistar as Hecarim, you should equip the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Celerity, Waterwalking, Triumph, and Legend: Tenacity runes from the Sorcery and Precision rune sets. Of all the rune combinations that we analyzed for Hecarim vs Alistar counters, this order of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 46.1% winrate overall.
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