Look at the line-up of both your team and the enemy's team when picking your form.
Remember that nearby enemies can see which wall you're in.
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 on this page feature several valuable Kayn vs. Alistar counter statistics that may help you appreciate the distinctions between the pair. As an example, Kayn’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Alistar’s KDA ratio of NaN, highlighting that Kayn may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Alistar. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.
Kayn typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his counter does. Commonly, he receives more damage than Alistar. This commonly reflects differing health capacities, but it can also hint that the one champ has less mobility and thus is not able to kite away from further damage when poked or engaged.
Both League champions are great. Both have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In League's current meta, Kayn usually wins when taking on Alistar, with a 52.9% win rate. As a result, Kayn makes a good counter for Alistar.
While Kayn does have a higher win rate than Alistar, when on opposite teams, Kayn also has a greater learning curve that makes him a more complex champion to pick up and master. You don't need to be too worried when picking Kayn into Alistaras his relative depth means you may not be able to unleash his full potential without a lot of practice beforehand.
Furthermore, Kayn also has only a small amount of utility and CC, a similar amount to Alistar. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when trying to counter champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion overall in League of Legends, in Kayn vs Alistar matchups, Kayn is the better champion with a noticably higher win rate, more champion depth, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during late stage team fights.
Kayn is a good counter for Alistar. You will do well by focussing your tactics on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Kayn against Alistar.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Kayn to counter Alistar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you pay attention to the build and suggestions presented here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Kayn most often gets a similar amount of CS as Alistar. Champions who typically don't acquire much CS usualy don't have to have much CS to be effective, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are able to scale well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually have to have a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers shown here to do well.
The ideal items to use in your Kayn versus Alistar build include Goredrinker, Spirit Visage, and Black Cleaver. When Kayn included at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs. Alistar than with most other typical builds. In fact, Kayn boasted an average win rate of 52.9% battling Alistar with these items in his kit.
To have the best likelihood of defeating Alistar as Kayn, Kayn players should use the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Tenacity, Last Stand, Conditioning, and Revitalize runes from the Precision and Resolve rune sets. Of all the rune combinations we have analyed for Kayn vs Alistar counter picks, this blending of runes yielded the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes gave a 52.9% win rate overall.
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