How To Counter Alistar?

To counter Alistar, it’s best to poke him from a distance while keeping your champion and ADC buffed. The best time to engage is when Alistar is without his R. Poke him to keep his health low, thus making it easier to kill him if he engages. Also, it’s important to keep up vision in bushes. If you know where Alistar is, it becomes much easier to counter his ambushes.

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Who Counters Alistar Support?

Champions like Lulu and Soraka work well. Thresh, Janna, and Morgana are also good against Alistar if they are good enough. For example, Janna with her constant W poke/slows, her knock-up Q tornados are great for interrupting Alistar’s plays. These champions have great counter CC abilities that work against Alistar.

More Alistar Counter Champions

  • Zilean
  • Morgana
  • Bard
  • Maokai
  • Sona
  • Braum

How Do You Beat Alistar?

One of the best ways to counter Alistar is to take advantage of his mana costs. His usual strategy is to use his combo into a teammate or Turret. He has to get near to use the combo though so if he tries to walk to you, kite and poke him. Be sure to ward bushes and keep an eye on his flash spell to avoid surprises.

More Tips To Counter Alistar

  • Don’t stand too close to the enemy tower when pushing. Alistar won’t be able to use his Flash, pulverize, and headbutt combo.
  • It’s a good idea to deal some damage if he messes up his Headbutt – Pulverize combo. Don’t give him too much time to cool down or retreat.
  • Don’t dive while his ult is up. He has great CC abilities and will out sustain you.
  • Try not to play grouped up. Alistar’s knock-up and pushback work to his advantage when his enemies are in a group.

Counter Information Summary:

Look out for Alistar’s Headbutt ability – avoid standing near walls and towers. Alistar moves with his Headbutt ability so you should punish any mistakes he makes. Try to avoid bunching up with other team members in order to reduce the impact of Alistar’s Pulverize.


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