Rockets aren't always the best choice! Jinx's minigun is incredibly powerful when fully ramped up. Switch to it whenever an enemy champion gets too close.
Jinx's rockets deal full damage to all enemies in the explosion. Use them on minions in lane to hit nearby enemy champions without drawing minion aggro.
When a fight starts try to stay on the edge of fray by poking with rockets and Zap!. Do not run in and unload with the minigun until you feel it is safe.
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 stat comparisons shown here show some valuable Jinx vs. Alistar counter stats that can help you realize the differences and similarities between the two. Jinx’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is greater than Alistar’s KDA ratio of NaN, demonstrating that Jinx may be more central to her team's team fighting potential than Alistar. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.
Jinx typically has a much larger longest killing spree than her foe does. Commonly, she takes less damage than Alistar. This is usually reflective of differing health capacities; however, it can also imply that the one champion has less agility and thus is unable to flee from further harm when engaged or poked.
Both League of Legends champions are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In the game's current meta, Jinx usually wins when facing off against Alistar, with a 52.0% win rate. As a result, Jinx makes a good counter to Alistar.
While Jinx does have a higher winrate compared to Alistar, when they face off with one another, Jinx also has a lower learning curve that makes her a less challenging champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Jinx into Alistar.
Moreover, Jinx also has almost no amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Alistar. This makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there isn't one best champion overall in League of Legends, in Jinx vs Alistar matchups, Jinx is the better champion with a higher win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your teammates during late stage team fights.
Jinx is a decent counter to Alistar. Focus your strategy on increasing your CS and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Jinx against Alistar.
If you would like to truly master Jinx to counter Alistar during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to pick up a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you should grow your win rate by a lot and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.
Jinx often gets much more CS relative to Alistar. Champions who typically don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as sup champs. They are capable of scaling 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 do better than the numbers reported here to do well.
The ideal items to prioritize in your Jinx versus Alistar build include Kraken Slayer, Infinity Edge, and Runaan's Hurricane. When Jinx used at least these three pieces in her build, she performed much better when facing Alistar than with most other commonly used counter builds. In fact, Jinx boasted an average winrate of 52.0% when playing against Alistar with this counter build.
To have the greatest likelihood of crushing Alistar as Jinx, you should take the Lethal Tempo, Presence of Mind, Legend: Bloodline, Cut Down, Absolute Focus, and Gathering Storm runes from the Precision and Sorcery rune sets. Of all the rune combinations players used for Jinx vs Alistar counterpicks, this composite of runes yielded the best win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 52.0% winrate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Alistar as Jinx are given for all ranked divisions combined. If you want to narrow the statistics and builds to a specific player tier, you can use the selection menu earlier in the counter matchup guide.