How to Synergize Alistar with Swain on the Same Team Alistar is in the a tier of champions

Alistar with Swain

How to Win With Alistar and Swain Paired Together Swain is in the b tier of champions
Tank Support
Mage Fighter

How to Synergize Alistar and Swain

based on 821 Alistar with Swain pairs
Win Rate
53.5 %
K/D/A
2.65
Pick Rate
2.8 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers download data from from millions of League of Legends matches straight from Riot Games each and every week. Alistar has fought alongside Swain in 821 recently played, competitive matches. By pooling so much great data directly from the makers of League of Legends, we are sure that we can give you high quality, accurate builds to help Alistar synergize with Swain. It is relatively rare for Alistar to play with Swain on the same team. This has only happened in about 2.8% of rounds with Alistar.

Alistar Swain Synergy Summary

Alistar has done a good job of synergizing with Swain. On average, he wins a fantastic 53.5% of the time the champs fight alongside one another. If you want to play better as Alistar when playing with Swain by figuring out how to better synergize your playstyle with him, then review the full build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Alistar Swain Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalCloth Armor

Core Alistar Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariThornmailBulwark of the Mountain

Optional Items

Knight's VowZeke's Convergence

Summoner Spells

summonerflash summoner spell D
summonerdot summoner spell F

Skill Order

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

Runes

Resolve Aftershock Font of LifeBone PlatingUnflinching
Inspiration Hextech FlashtraptionCosmic Insight
CDRScaling Armor HealthScaling
Alistar's passive ability p
Alistar q ability q
Alistar w ability w
Alistar e ability e
Alistar'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 Synergizing Alistar and Swain

Tips for Playing as Alistar with Swain

Using Pulverize can allow you to establish better positioning for Headbutt.

Using Flash can allow you catch your target off guard to knock them back into your allies with Pulverize and Headbutt.

Move Speed is very important on Alistar. Consider which boots to buy carefully.

Advice to Understand How Swain Will Play

While laning, try to use Death's Hand's piercing damage to damage opponents from a safe distance.

If you're having trouble rooting an enemy with Nevermove, try throwing it at opponents when they are near their minions so the explosion surprises them.

Vision of Empire is quite difficult to land on its own, look for skirmishes around the map where enemies may be distracted or crowd controlled so you can land it more easily.

Demonic Ascension may make Swain very hard to kill but he's pretty easy to get away from. Try building items that can slow opponents to keep them in range if their mobility is overwhelming.

Alistar Swain Synergy Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
53.5 %
VS
Win Rate
46.5 %
Swain Image
1.9
< Kills >
1.8
6.2
< Deaths >
6.2
14.5
< Assists >
13.3
0.3
< Killing Sprees >
0.3
40
< Minions Killed >
36
0.03
< Dragons Killed >
0.04
0.5
< Inhibitors >
0.47
1,256
< Physical Damage >
1,186
6,158
< Magic Damage >
5,932
810
< True Damage >
775
8,225
< Damage Dealt >
7,894
25,070
< Damage Taken >
24,277
7,906
< Gold Earned >
7,694
1.86
< Towers >
1.76
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
8,899
< Total Healing >
8,349
10,498
< Experience >
10,127
45
< Vision Score >
45
21
< Wards Placed >
21
153
< Time Dealing CC >
145

How to Play with Swain as Alistar in LoL

The Alistar Swain synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Swain, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Alistar sees a large worsening in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Swain. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This fall shows that Swain helps Alistar perform poorer in competitive LoL matches. Yet, the small difference shows that this performance change is only marginal.

When Alistar tries to synergize with Swain, he sees a marginal improvement in his complete damage output. This difference could signal that Swain provides cover for him to deal more damage or that his support also helps increase the round's duration. Similarly, when Alistar is played with Swain on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees compared to when he plays alone. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing synergisticly with Swain.

Moreover, when Alistar plays with Swain on the same side, he usually receives a little more damage than when he fights alone. Getting dealt more damage may mean that Swain does a poor job of protecting Alistar in team fights.

Synergies between Alistar and Swain

Damage Types Compared

Alistar with Swain
Alistar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Alistar
Swain
Synergy

Is Alistar better when played alongside Swain?

There is no one best companion for Alistar that will no matter what be his best teammate. However, overall, Swain is a superb teammate for Alistar. By locking into the same side as Alistar, he raises their win rate by 4.5% to 53.5%. This clearly indicates that there is a very strong synergy between Alistar and Swain that results in them performing at the top of their game together than without each other.

Swain has a greater difficulty than Alistar. That means Alistar players need to be very careful when finding Swain teammates to play with, as they will need a greater level of skill to do well with you.

Fighting cooperatively, you should expect to witness an overall large increase in your team’s ability to soak up damage. Together, these champs will be a great protective duo.

Although, by aligning Alistar and Swain together, you probably will not be providing your other allies much AD. We recommend you have other champions on your team that fills this gap in this pairing's potential.

Regardless of the skill of your Swain teammate, you should focus on increasing your gold income, warding to avoid ambushes, and taking down objectives. If you do this, you should do well, regardless.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar Swain Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Alistar and Swain, we analyzed 821 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Alistar with Swain comes from actual 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 your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

To truly master Alistar to pair well with Swain during both the laning and mid / late game phases of League, you should continue reading to learn a few extra lessons on this champion pairing. If you pay attention to the build and stats shown above, you will increase your win rate significantly.

The ideal items to have in your Alistar and Swain synergy build consist of Locket of the Iron Solari, Thornmail, and Bulwark of the Mountain. When Alistar combined at least these three great items in his build, he did significantly better when fighting alongside Swain than with many other common item sets. In fact, Alistar had an average winrate of 53.5% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Swain with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of crushing your oponents, Alistar players should equip the Aftershock, Font of Life, Bone Plating, Unflinching, Hextech Flashtraption, and Cosmic Insight runes from the Resolve and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune combinations players picked for this champion pairing, this set of runes yielded the greatest win rate. In fact, these runes averaged a 53.5% win rate overall.

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