How to Synergize Alistar with Zilean on the Same Team Alistar is in the s tier of champions

Alistar with Zilean

How to Win With Alistar and Zilean Paired Together Zilean is in the s tier of champions
Tank Support
Support Mage

How to Synergize Alistar and Zilean

based on 147 Alistar with Zilean pairs
Win Rate
42.2 %
K/D/A
2.19
Pick Rate
0.6 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

At MOBA Champion, we pull the stats from from millions of League rounds straight from Riot Games each week. Alistar has gone into battle with Zilean in 147 recent, ranked games. By pooling so much relevant data straight from the developers of LoL, we are totally sure that we can produce high quality, usable builds to help Alistar synergize with Zilean. It is very rare for Alistar to play with Zilean as allies. This has only taken place in about 0.6% of rounds with Alistar.

Alistar Zilean Synergy Summary

Unfortunately, Alistar does a awful job of teaming up with Zilean. Typically, he wins a dismal 42.2% of the time the champions fight alongside one another. If you want to do better as Alistar when playing alongside Zilean by learning how to better synergize your tactics with him, then review the full build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Alistar Zilean Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
Health PotionRelic Shield

Early Items

~5 Mins
BootsRuby Crystal

Core Alistar Items

~22 Mins
Locket of the Iron SolariZeke's ConvergenceKnight's Vow

Optional Items

Bulwark of the Mountain

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

Sorcery Phase Rush Nimbus CloakTranscendenceWaterwalking
Inspiration Hextech FlashtraptionFuture's Market
CDRScaling Armor Armor
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 Zilean

Tips for Playing as Alistar with Zilean

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.

Advice to Understand How Zilean Will Play

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.

Alistar Zilean Synergy Stats

Alistar Image
Win Rate
42.2 %
VS
Win Rate
57.8 %
Zilean Image
1.9
< Kills >
1.9
6.3
< Deaths >
6.4
11.9
< Assists >
13.6
0.36
< Killing Sprees >
0.31
46
< Minions Killed >
36
0.06
< Dragons Killed >
0.03
0.31
< Inhibitors >
0.47
1,414
< Physical Damage >
1,181
6,864
< Magic Damage >
6,043
830
< True Damage >
784
9,108
< Damage Dealt >
8,009
26,415
< Damage Taken >
24,605
7,630
< Gold Earned >
7,749
1.39
< Towers >
1.75
0.01
< Baron Takedowns >
0.01
8,535
< Total Healing >
8,399
10,134
< Experience >
10,149
40
< Vision Score >
45
19
< Wards Placed >
21
154
< Time Dealing CC >
148

How to Play with Zilean as Alistar in LoL

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.

Synergies between Alistar and Zilean

Damage Types Compared

Alistar with Zilean
Alistar
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Alistar
Zilean
Synergy

Is Alistar better when played alongside Zilean?

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.

Additional Information for Alistar Players

How We Calculated Our Alistar Zilean Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Alistar and Zilean, we analyzed 147 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 Zilean 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

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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