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.
Using Pulverize can allow you to establish better positioning for Headbutt.
Time Warp is an effective way to enable allies to finish off enemies, or escape from a losing battle.
Chronoshift is a powerful deterrent to attacking your carries, but casting Chronoshift too early in a fight can cause the enemy to switch targets too soon, making it less effective.
You can combine the use of Time Bomb and Rewind to place two Time Bombs on a target quickly. Placing the second bomb will detonate the first and stun all nearby enemies.
The Alistar Zilean synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Zilean, 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 very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Zilean. His KDA went down from NaN to NaN. This decrease shows that Zilean helps Alistar perform poorer in competitive LoL rounds. Yet, the small difference indicates that this performance change is only marginal.
When Alistar plays on the same team as Zilean, he sees a noticable increase in his full damage dealt. This may indicate that Zilean helps provide cover for him to deal more damage or that his presence also helps extend the game's duration. Similarly, when Alistar is played together with Zilean on the same team, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays without Zilean. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing with Zilean.
Additionally, when Alistar plays with Zilean on the same team, he on average receives more damage than when he fights alone. Taking more damage could indicate that Zilean does a poor job of protecting Alistar in team fights.
There is no top synergy for Alistar that will always be his best teammate. However, overall, Zilean is a very bad companion for Alistar. By being on the same side as Alistar, he lowers their win rate by -6.3% to 42.2%. This clearly indicates that there is a terrible synergy between Alistar and Zilean that results in them performing not as well together than without each other.
Zilean has a lower difficulty than Alistar. That means you don't need to be very careful when enlisting Zilean teammates to go into battle on the same side as, as they will have to have a relatively low level of skill to cooperate well with you.
Fighting alongside, Alistar players will likely observe an overall large increase in your team’s capacity to provide a lot of utility for your team. When paired, these champs may be able to carry with the power of their abilities.
Although, by aligning Alistar and Zilean together, you probably will not be giving your other teammates a lot of anti-tank damage dealing potential. Plan to pick other champions on your team that helps cover this relative gap in this pairing's capabilities.
Regardless of the skill of your Zilean teammate, you need to focus on increasing your gold income, warding to avoid ambushes, and taking down objectives. If you follow these simple suggestions, you should do well, regardless.
If you would like to learn all of the intricacies of Alistar in order to work well with Zilean during both the early game and mid / late game phases of LoL rounds, you should continue reading to gather a few extra tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you use the build and suggestions displayed here, you will increase your win rate significantly.
The top items to include in your Alistar and Zilean synergy build include Locket of the Iron Solari, Zeke's Convergence, and Knight's Vow. When Alistar used at least these three pieces in his build, he performed significantly better when fighting alongside Zilean than with most other commonly used item sets. In fact, Alistar boasted an average win rate of 42.2% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Zilean with this build.
To have the best likelihood of coming out on top against your oponents, Alistar players should take the Phase Rush, Nimbus Cloak, Transcendence, Waterwalking, Hextech Flashtraption, and Future's Market runes from the Sorcery and Inspiration rune sets. Of all the runes players picked for this team composition, this combo of runes resulted in the greatest win rate. Notably, these runes gave a 42.2% win rate overall.
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