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

Kayn vs Alistar

How to Beat Alistar as Kayn in LoL Alistar is in the s tier of champions
Fighter Assassin
Tank Support

How to Beat Alistar as Kayn

based on 1,462 Kayn vs Alistar matchups
Win Rate
52.9 %
K/D/A
2.55
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter statistics from the millions of ranked League of Legends rounds that we review each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Alistar as Kayn came out of an evaluation of 1462 ranked games where both champions faced off against each other. This particular counter pairing is fairly rare. Kayn has to counter Alistar in only 1.5% of his games.

Kayn vs Alistar Matchup Summary

Kayn has done a good job of beating Alistar. Typically, he wins a whopping 52.9% of games the champs oppose one another in. In Kayn versus Alistar rounds, Kayn’s side is 0.0% more expected to earn first blood, implying that he most likely will get first blood against Alistar.

Best Kayn vs Alistar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsIronspike Whip

Core Kayn Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerSpirit VisageBlack Cleaver

Optional Items

Death's DanceMuramanaSterak's GageEdge of Night

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: TenacityLast Stand
Resolve ConditioningRevitalize
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Kayn's passive ability p
Kayn q ability q
Kayn w ability w
Kayn e ability e
Kayn's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
E
3
W
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R

Guide to Countering Alistar as Kayn

Tips for Playing as Kayn against Alistar

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.

Advice to Win Against Alistar

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.

Kayn vs Alistar Counter Stats

Kayn Image
Win Rate
52.9 %
VS
Win Rate
47.1 %
Alistar Image
7.2
< Kills >
2.1
6
< Deaths >
6.4
8.1
< Assists >
13.4
1.63
< Killing Sprees >
0.38
42
< Minions Killed >
38
1.4
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.43
< Inhibitors >
0.49
16,705
< Physical Damage >
1,198
399
< Magic Damage >
5,988
1,200
< True Damage >
881
18,303
< Damage Dealt >
8,069
33,317
< Damage Taken >
23,140
12,051
< Gold Earned >
7,836
1.5
< Towers >
1.83
0.28
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
14,342
< Total Healing >
8,203
13,478
< Experience >
10,272
20
< Vision Score >
44
5
< Wards Placed >
21
278
< Time Dealing CC >
155

How to Counter Alistar with Kayn in LoL

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.

Differences between Kayn and Alistar

Damage Types Compared

Kayn
Alistar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kayn
Alistar

Who is Better, Kayn or Alistar?

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.

Additional Information for Kayn Players

How We Calculated Our Kayn vs Alistar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Alistar as Kayn, we analyzed 1,462 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 Kayn 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 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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