You can still cast your spells while reloading. Use them to fill the down time.
Deadly Flourish has incredible range. When approaching a fight be sure to look ahead for enemies that could be rooted.
Your ultimate deals significantly less damage to enemies with full health. Look to pick off weakened targets as they run away.
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 shown here clarify several important Jhin versus Alistar matchup statistics that may help you explain the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Jhin’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Alistar’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Jhin may be more central to his team's team fighting effectiveness than Alistar. This observation is largely a result of the difference in kills.
Jhin often has a much larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Typically, he receives less damage than Alistar. This often reflects differing health capacities, but it can also show that the one champ has less agility and thus is unable to kite away from additional damage when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Jhin usually fairs equally well when taking on Alistar, with a 49.1% win rate. Thus, Jhin makes an ok counter for Alistar.
While Jhin does have a lower win rate than Alistar, when they face off with one another, Jhin also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less difficult champ to pick up and master. You should be careful when picking Jhin into Alistar.
Moreover, Jhin has some amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Alistar. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a lot of burst damage.
While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Jhin vs Alistar matchups, Alistar is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during team fights.
Jhin is a somewhat poor counter to Alistar. You will do well by focussing your strategy on increasing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you are able to do that, you should be able to stand on your own as Jhin against Alistar.
If you would like to truly master Jhin in order to counter Alistar during both the lane and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions displayed here, you will grow your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Jhin usually racks up much more CS as Alistar. Champions who typically don't get many minion kills often don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as supports. These kinds of champions are able to scale properly off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either case, try to do better than the values shown here to do well.
The ideal items to focus on in your Jhin versus Alistar build include Galeforce, Rapid Firecannon, and The Collector. When Jhin bought at least these three items in his build, he did significantly better versus Alistar than with many other typical item sets. In fact, Jhin boasted an average win rate of 49.1% when playing against Alistar with this counter build.
To have the highest chance of annihilating Alistar as Jhin, you should take the Dark Harvest, Taste of Blood, Eyeball Collection, Treasure Hunter, Presence of Mind, and Coup de Grace runes from the Domination and Precision rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players used for Jhin vs Alistar counterpicks, this order of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.1% win rate overall.
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