Passive - Trample
After Alistar uses an ability, he can pass through units and deals damage in an area around him for a few seconds.
Q - Pulverize
Alistar slams the ground, knocking up all nearby enemies.
W - Headbutt
Alistar rams an enemy, knocking them back.
E - Triumphant Roar
Alistar heals all allies in an area around him. Any enemies that die nearby reduce the cooldown of this ability.
R - Unbreakable Will
Alistar removes all CC from himself and gains immense damage reduction to both Physical and Magic damage.
Alistar is actually quite a weak
Alistar can be heavily punished for messing up his Headbutt/Pulverize combo, especially if his ADC lacks mobility. Drop as much damage on him as you can, and simply walk away from his lane partner.
It’s very easy to take advantage of his long cooldowns early on in the game. After he uses his abilities, you’ll have somewhere around 8 seconds of total freedom.
Try to stand further away from the enemy
At level 6, his turret diving potential is terrifying. Always be mindful of this.
The ultimate carry babysitter. Alistar goes in, so you drop a shield on your carry (or yourself) and a tornado on the enemy carry. That’s pretty much this lane in a nutshell. Janna is also great because she negates everything Alistar can do at level 6. He can’t dive a Janna who has her ult, ever. He also can’t engage on her and expect anything to come of it, ever.
Same principal as Janna, more or less, she’s just incredibly good at babysitting. This lane plays a bit more aggressively, as Alistar and his ADC generally can’t output enough damage to kill an ADC you’re healing. Unlike Janna, however, this is a lane that is susceptible to those turret dives at level 6. It’s still survivable, as your healing output gets much greater at 6, but it’s still something you should be wary of. If played with a decent ADC, this should be a nightmare lane for Alistar.
Probably the hardest counter out there to Alistar. Does he want to go in on someone? Black Shield, game over. Go home, Alistar, you’re useless. It’s best to try to time it right as Alistar starts his headbutt, so your ADC won’t be knocked back, either, but too late is better than too early here, as he can just decide to not use any abilities at all. You also limit his usefulness through your binding, making it impossible for him to use his Headbutt, thus preventing him from positioning himself for a big Pulverize.
Building against an Alistar is pretty much impossible. He doesn’t do damage, and all of his CC is relatively short, so building a Mikael’s is not the best of ideas. Build for the other lanes, like any good