You can land an initial Mark of the Storm debuff on an opponent with Thundering Shuriken, and then add to it with Electrical Surge.
Lightning Rush can be used to initiate fights with its Energy return component, allowing him to use other abilities afterward.
You can stun your opponents by inflicting 3 Marks of the Storm upon them.
Alistar is very disruptive but very tough - try to target more fragile damage dealers.
When Alistar uses his ultimate, it's often better to move back and wait until the effect wears off before attacking him.
Watch out for the Pulverize-Headbutt combo when around turrets.
The stat comparisons provided here show several important Kennen versus Alistar matchup stats that may help us appreciate the differences and similarities between this pair of champs. Kennen’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is more than Alistar’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Kennen may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Alistar. This observation is in large part a result of the difference in kills.
Kennen usually has a much larger longest killing spree than his enemy does. On average, he takes less damage than Alistar. This typically indicates different amounts of tankyness, but it can also show that the champion with more HP has less mobility and thus is not able to escape further damage when poked or engaged.
Both LoL champs are great. Both champs have their pros and cons. In League's current meta, Kennen usually fairs equally well when taking on Alistar, with a 49.9% win rate. Thus, Kennen makes an ok counter for Alistar.
While Kennen does have a lower winrate than Alistar, when facing one another, Kennen also has a lower level of difficulty that makes him a less complex champion to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Kennen into Alistar.
Additionally, Kennen has a good amount of CC and other utility, a similar amount to Alistar. This often makes her just as valuable during teamfights, especially when facing champions with a ton of burst damage.
While there is not a single best champion in League of Legends, in Kennen 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.
Kennen is a somewhat poor counter for Alistar. Focus your gameplay on maximizing your gold and cs and taking out objectives. If you do that, you should hold your own as Kennen against Alistar.
To truly master Kennen in order to counter Alistar during both the laning 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 pay attention to the build and suggestions shown here, you will increase your win rate by a lot and be closer to League of Legends pro players.
Kennen usually racks up much more CS as Alistar. Champs who typically don't take much CS typically don't have to have much CS to be valuable teammates, such as supports. They are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champs with large amounts of CS, such as hyper-carries, typically need many items to be effective. In either situation, try to exceed the numbers displayed on this page to do well.
The most crucial items to have in your Kennen versus Alistar build include Zhonya's Hourglass, Shadowflame, and Stormsurge. When Kennen combined at least these three pieces in his build, he did much better vs Alistar than with many other typical counter builds. In fact, Kennen boasted an average winrate of 49.9% when countering Alistar with this counter build.
To have the greatest likelihood of vanquishing Alistar as Kennen, Kennen players should use the Summon Aery, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence, Scorch, Taste of Blood, and Ultimate Hunter runes from the Sorcery and Domination rune sets. Of all the rune builds that we analyzed for Kennen vs Alistar clashes, this mixture of runes yielded the best win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 49.9% win rate overall.
By default, tips, stats, and builds on how to beat Alistar as Kennen are given for every ranked division. If you want to filter the stats and builds to a distinct rank, you can use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.