How to Win Kennen vs Alistar Counter Matchup Kennen is in the b tier of champions

Kennen vs Alistar

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

How to Beat Alistar as Kennen

based on 281 Kennen vs Alistar matchups
Win Rate
49.1 %
K/D/A
2.08
Pick Rate
1.7 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We calculate our counter stats from the millions of ranked League matches that we get from Riot Games each and every week. Our guide on how to beat Alistar as Kennen resulted from an analysis of 281 ranked games where both champs engaged each other. This particular matchup is relatively rare. Kennen encounters Alistar in only 1.7% of his rounds.

Kennen vs Alistar Matchup Summary

Unfortunately, Kennen does a poor job of countering Alistar. Typically, he wins a acceptable 49.1% of matches the champions fight each other in. In Kennen vs Alistar matches, Kennen’s side is 0.1% less expected to earn first blood, implying that he probably won't be able to get first blood versus Alistar.

Best Kennen vs Alistar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Doran's BladeHealth Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsAmplifying Tome

Core Kennen Items

~22 Mins
Hextech RocketbeltZhonya's HourglassShadowflame

Optional Items

Void Staff

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerteleport summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Sorcery Phase Rush Nimbus CloakAbsolute FocusGathering Storm
Domination Taste of BloodUltimate Hunter
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Kennen's passive ability p
Kennen q ability q
Kennen w ability w
Kennen e ability e
Kennen's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
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 Kennen

Tips for Playing as Kennen against Alistar

You can stun your opponents by inflicting 3 Marks of the Storm upon them.

Lightning Rush can be used to initiate fights with its Energy return component, allowing him to use other abilities afterward.

You can land an initial Mark of the Storm debuff on an opponent with Thundering Shuriken, and then add to it with Electrical Surge.

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.

Kennen vs Alistar Counter Stats

Kennen Image
Win Rate
49.1 %
VS
Win Rate
50.9 %
Alistar Image
5.7
< Kills >
2.2
6
< Deaths >
6.4
6.8
< Assists >
14.3
1.26
< Killing Sprees >
0.36
150
< Minions Killed >
38
0.05
< Dragons Killed >
0.02
0.4
< Inhibitors >
0.49
2,014
< Physical Damage >
1,093
17,233
< Magic Damage >
5,930
746
< True Damage >
737
19,993
< Damage Dealt >
7,760
18,866
< Damage Taken >
22,659
10,775
< Gold Earned >
7,850
1.99
< Towers >
1.89
0.04
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
1,814
< Total Healing >
7,997
13,494
< Experience >
10,182
18
< Vision Score >
46
8
< Wards Placed >
22
59
< Time Dealing CC >
158

How to Counter Alistar with Kennen in LoL

The stats provided here underscore several valuable Kennen versus Alistar matchup stats that may help us explain the differences between the pair. As an example, Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Alistar’s ratio of NaN, showing that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting capacity than Alistar. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.

Kennen often has a much larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. Commonly, he receives less damage than Alistar. This typically indicates differing health capacities, but it can also indicate that the one champ has less agility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.

Differences between Kennen and Alistar

Damage Types Compared

Kennen
Alistar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Kennen
Alistar

Who is Better, Kennen or Alistar?

Both LoL champs are great champions. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Kennen usually fairs equally well when playing against Alistar, with a 49.1% win rate. Thus, Kennen makes an ok counter to Alistar.

While Kennen does have a lower win rate compared to Alistar, when facing one another, Kennen also has a lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champ to pick up and master. You still need to be cautious when picking Kennen into Alistar.

Additionally, Kennen also has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Alistar. This often makes her just as valuable during team fights, especially when fighting champions with a ton of burst damage.

While there is not one best champion in League of Legends, in Kennen vs Alistar matchups, Alistar is the better champion with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allies during teamfights.

Kennen is a somewhat poor counter to Alistar. Make sure you focus your strategy on maximizing your gold income and taking out objectives. If you can do that, you should do very well as Kennen against Alistar.

Additional Information for Kennen Players

How We Calculated Our Kennen vs Alistar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Alistar as Kennen, we analyzed 281 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 Kennen 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

To truly master Kennen in order to counter Alistar during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra tips and tricks for this matchup. If you mind the build and suggestions shown here, you should increase your win rate significantly and be that much closer to League of Legends pro players.

Kennen often racks up much more CS compared to Alistar. Champions who on average don't take much CS typically don't require much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their abilities and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require many items to be effective. In either situation, try to surpass the numbers displayed on this page to do well.

The most important items to use in your Kennen versus Alistar build include Hextech Rocketbelt, Zhonya's Hourglass, and Shadowflame. When Kennen incorporated at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better when fighting Alistar than with most other common item sets. In fact, Kennen boasted an average win rate of 49.1% battling Alistar with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of coming out on top against Alistar as Kennen, Kennen players should use the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Absolute Focus, Gathering Storm, Taste of Blood, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Out of all the rune sets players picked for Kennen vs Alistar LoL games, this order of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Moreover, these runes provided a 49.1% win rate overall.

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