How to Win Olaf vs Alistar Counter Matchup Olaf is in the a tier of champions

Olaf vs Alistar

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

How to Beat Alistar as Olaf

based on 232 Olaf vs Alistar matchups
Win Rate
50.9 %
K/D/A
2.23
Pick Rate
1.5 %

How We Analyze LoL Champion Counters

We produce our matchup stats from the millions of ranked League matches that we review each week. Our guide on how to beat Alistar as Olaf resulted from an examination of 232 ranked matches where both champions battled each other. This champ matchup is somewhat rare. Olaf is forced to battle against Alistar in only 1.5% of his matches.

Olaf vs Alistar Matchup Summary

Olaf has done a average job of countering Alistar. On average, he wins a acceptable 50.9% of the time the champions oppose one another in. In Olaf vs Alistar rounds, Olaf’s team is 0.0% more likely to gain first blood. This implies that he probably will get first blood versus Alistar.

Best Olaf vs Alistar Counter Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
EmberknifeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Long SwordIronspike Whip

Core Olaf Items

~22 Mins
GoredrinkerThornmailDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Sterak's GageSpirit Visage

Summoner Spells

summonerhaste summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Inspiration Magical FootwearApproach Velocity
AttackSpeed Adaptive Armor
Olaf's passive ability p
Olaf q ability q
Olaf w ability w
Olaf e ability e
Olaf's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Countering Alistar as Olaf

Tips for Playing as Olaf against Alistar

Olaf can combine Berserker Rage, Vicious Strikes, and Ragnarok at low life to become deceptively strong.

The bonus healing granted by Vicious Strikes amplifies your Life Steal from all sources as well as heals from allies.

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.

Olaf vs Alistar Counter Stats

Olaf Image
Win Rate
50.9 %
VS
Win Rate
49.1 %
Alistar Image
7.3
< Kills >
2.2
6.4
< Deaths >
6.2
7
< Assists >
13.5
1.71
< Killing Sprees >
0.42
66
< Minions Killed >
38
1.19
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.52
< Inhibitors >
0.4
13,086
< Physical Damage >
1,268
239
< Magic Damage >
6,133
6,146
< True Damage >
893
19,472
< Damage Dealt >
8,295
31,383
< Damage Taken >
22,795
11,726
< Gold Earned >
7,842
2.2
< Towers >
1.72
0.26
< Baron Takedowns >
0
9,878
< Total Healing >
8,260
13,258
< Experience >
10,395
19
< Vision Score >
44
6
< Wards Placed >
21
458
< Time Dealing CC >
141

How to Counter Alistar with Olaf in LoL

The stats shown on this page underscore some critical Olaf versus Alistar matchup statistics that may help us explain the differences between the pair. For instance, Olaf’s KDA ratio ([kills + assists] / deaths) of NaN is better than Alistar’s KDA ratio of NaN, indicating that Olaf may be more central to his team's team fighting capability than Alistar. This observation is largely fueled by the difference in kills.

Olaf typically has a much larger longest kill spree than his enemy does. Typically, he takes more damage than Alistar. This commonly reflects different amounts of tankyness; however, it can also show that the champion with higher health has less agility and thus is unable to escape additional damage when engaged or poked.

Differences between Olaf and Alistar

Damage Types Compared

Olaf
Alistar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Compared

Olaf
Alistar

Who is Better, Olaf or Alistar?

Both League champs are great champions. Both champs have their strengths, weaknesses, and counters. In the game's current meta, Olaf usually fairs equally well when trying to fight Alistar, with a 50.9% win rate. Therefore, Olaf makes an ok counter for Alistar.

While Olaf does have a higher win rate compared to Alistar, when facing one another, Olaf also has a much lower learning curve that makes him a less time consuming champ to learn and master. You should be careful when picking Olaf into Alistar.

Moreover, Olaf 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 lot of burst damage.

While there is not a single best champion for every situation in League of Legends, in Olaf vs Alistar matchups, Olaf is the better champ with a similar win rate, less champion complexity, and a similar amount of utility to help out your allied champions during team fights.

Olaf is a decent counter for Alistar. Focus your tactics on keeping up your gold and cs and destroying objectives. If you can do that, you should hold your own as Olaf against Alistar.

Additional Information for Olaf Players

How We Calculated Our Olaf vs Alistar Build and Stats

For this guide on countering Alistar as Olaf, we analyzed 232 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 Olaf 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 Olaf in order to counter Alistar during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League of Legends, you should keep reading to gather a few extra lessons on this matchup. If you listen to the build and stats shown here, you will increase your win rate significantly and be closer to League of Legends pro players.

Olaf usually accumulates more CS as Alistar. Champs who on average don't acquire many minion kills usualy don't need much CS to be valuable teammates, such as support champions. These kinds of champions are capable of scaling well off of their skills, stats, and first items alone. Yet, champions with a lot of CS, such as hyper-carries, usually require a lot of items to be effective. In either situation, try to do better than the values reported on this page to do well.

The most crucial items to prioritize in your Olaf versus Alistar build include Goredrinker, Thornmail, and Death's Dance. When Olaf combined at least these three items in his build, he performed a lot better vs Alistar than with most other typical builds. In fact, Olaf boasted an average winrate of 50.9% battling Alistar with these items in his kit.

To have the highest likelihood of defeating Alistar as Olaf, you should equip the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes we have analyed for Olaf vs Alistar clashes, this blending of runes yielded the highest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 50.9% win rate overall.

By default, tips, statistics, and builds on how to beat Alistar as Olaf are presented for all skill levels combined. If you would like to narrow the stats and builds to a distinct skill level, you may use the selection menu located earlier in the counter matchup guide.