How to Win Janna vs Alistar Counter Matchup Janna is in the s tier of champions

Janna vs Alistar

How to Beat Alistar as Janna in LoL Alistar is in the s tier of champions
Support Mage
Tank Support

How to Beat Alistar as Janna

based on 908 Janna vs Alistar matchups
Win Rate
57.4 %
K/D/A
3.63
Pick Rate
1.6 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We get our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League of Legends games that we get from Riot Games each and every week. This guide on how to beat Alistar as Janna came out of an evaluation of 908 ranked games where both champions clashed against one another. This champion pairing is somewhat rare. Janna encounters Alistar in only 1.6% of her rounds.

Janna vs Alistar Matchup Summary

Janna has done a great job of beating Alistar. Normally, she wins a whopping 57.4% of the time the champs oppose each other in. In Janna versus Alistar games, Janna’s side is 0.0% more probable to earn first blood, implying that she probably will get first blood against Alistar.

Best Janna vs Alistar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionSpellthief's Edge

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalBandleglass Mirror

Core Janna Items

~22 Mins
Moonstone RenewerChemtech PutrifierShard of True Ice

Optional Items

Ardent CenserRedemption

Summoner Spells

summonerexhaust summoner spell D
summonerflash summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Janna to level up e
>
Second ability for Janna to level up w
>
Last skill for Janna to max out q

Runes

Inspiration Glacial Augment Magical FootwearBiscuit DeliveryCosmic Insight
Resolve Font of LifeRevitalize
CDRScaling Adaptive Armor
Janna's passive ability p
Janna q ability q
Janna w ability w
Janna e ability e
Janna's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
E
5
E
6
R
7
E
8
W
9
E
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
Q
15
Q
16
R

Guide to Countering Alistar as Janna

Tips for Playing as Janna against Alistar

Eye of the Storm can be used on allied turrets.

Timing Janna's ultimate can push enemies away from a wounded ally or even separate enemies.

Quickly firing a Howling Gale without the charge up can be used to heavily disable the other team.

Advice to Win Against Alistar

When Alistar uses his ultimate, it's often better to move back and wait until the effect wears off before attacking him.

Watch out for the Pulverize-Headbutt combo when around turrets.

Alistar is very disruptive but very tough - try to target more fragile damage dealers.

Janna vs Alistar Counter Stats

Janna Image
Win Rate
57.4 %
VS
Win Rate
42.6 %
Alistar Image
1.1
< Kills >
1.5
4.6
< Deaths >
6.1
15.6
< Assists >
11.9
0.17
< Killing Sprees >
0.24
16
< Minions Killed >
35
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.57
< Inhibitors >
0.43
1,078
< Physical Damage >
1,030
4,449
< Magic Damage >
5,517
439
< True Damage >
757
5,966
< Damage Dealt >
7,306
14,492
< Damage Taken >
23,337
7,675
< Gold Earned >
7,404
2.33
< Towers >
1.64
0
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
8,908
< Total Healing >
7,744
10,076
< Experience >
9,567
55
< Vision Score >
47
25
< Wards Placed >
22
281
< Time Dealing CC >
147

How to Counter Alistar with Janna in LoL

The stats shown on this page highlight some important Janna vs. Alistar counter statistics that can help you understand the distinctions between the two. For instance, Janna’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Alistar’s ratio of NaN, showing that Janna may be more central to her team's team fighting capability than Alistar..

Janna usually has a similar longest kill spree as her foe does. Typically, she takes less damage than Alistar. This is usually reflective of different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champ with increased HP has less mobility and thus is unable to escape additional harm when engaged or poked.

Differences between Janna and Alistar

Damage Types Compared

Janna
Alistar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Janna
Alistar

Who is Better, Janna or Alistar?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Janna usually wins when playing against Alistar, with a 57.4% win rate. Therefore, Janna makes a fantastic counter to Alistar.

While Janna does have a much higher win rate than Alistar, when facing one another, Janna also has a greater level of difficulty that makes her a more complex champion to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Janna into Alistaras her relative depth means you may not be able to unleash her full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.

Additionally, Janna also has a great deal of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Alistar. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Janna vs Alistar matchups, Janna is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, similar champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Janna is a great counter to Alistar. Make sure you focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Janna against Alistar.

Additional Information for Janna Players

How We Calculated Our Janna vs Alistar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Alistar as Janna, we analyzed 908 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 Alistar as Janna 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 learn all of the intricacies of Janna to counter Alistar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to learn a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and stats displayed here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Janna usually accumulates less CS as Alistar. Champions who on average don't earn many minion kills typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either case, try to exceed the numbers reported on this page to do well.

The best items to have in your Janna versus Alistar build include Moonstone Renewer, Chemtech Putrifier, and Shard of True Ice. When Janna incorporated at least these three items in her build, she did a lot better when fighting Alistar than with many other typical builds. In fact, Janna had an average win rate of 57.4% when countering Alistar with these items in her kit.

To have the greatest chance of vanquishing Alistar as Janna, Janna players should take the Glacial Augment, Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery, Cosmic Insight, Font of Life, and Revitalize runes from the Inspiration and Resolve rune sets. Out of all the runes we have analyed for Janna vs Alistar counters, this combination of runes resulted in the best win rate. Notably, these runes averaged a 57.4% winrate overall.

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