Alistar Wild Rift Guide: Breakdown of Builds, Runes, Combos, and Strategies

Author: Son Acton

Alistar Wild Rift is an easy support. The way to build Alistar is with gear, health, and skill points. The way to play Alistar is to protect the healing of AD, stun to create a lockdown effect and control the team fight.

Alistar Wild Rift

Alistar Wild Rift

Patch 5.0a

Tank Tank - Lane: support

Damage: Magic

Power Spike

Difficulty

Damage

Toughness

Utility

CC

Mobility

Tier B
Win rate 49.31%
Pick rate 3.5%
Ban rate 0.6%
Alistar Wild Rift Build
Alistar: Wild Rift Build Guide

Alistar's Item Build & Runes

Alistar SP runes Win 67.23% and Pick 42.31%

Alistar SP runes with Win 53.92% and Pick 24.45%

Aftershock

Courage of the Colossus

Loyalty

Overgrowth

Hextech Flashtraption

Build Alistar Wild Rift with the highest win rate

  • Item Gargoyle Gargoyle
  • Item Dead Man's Plate Dead Man's Plate
  • Item Zeke's Convergence Zeke's Convergence
  • Item Force of Nature Force of Nature
  • Item Thornmail Thornmail
  • Item Runaan's Hurricane Runaan's Hurricane

Alistar build second

  • Item  Zeke's Convergence Zeke's Convergence
  • Item  Protector's Vow Protector's Vow
  • Item  Locket Locket
  • Item  Dead Man's Plate Dead Man's Plate
  • Item  Abyssal Mask Abyssal Mask
  • Item  Runaan's Hurricane Runaan's Hurricane

Alistar item build third

  • Item  Dead Man's Plate Dead Man's Plate
  • Item  Ixtali Seedjar Ixtali Seedjar
  • Item  Gargoyle Gargoyle
  • Item  Zeke's Convergence Zeke's Convergence
  • Item  Protector's Vow Protector's Vow
  • Item  Frozen Heart Frozen Heart

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Alistar position

Alistar Wild Rift is a super tank who can support the team to the fullest with his ability to defend, control the pace of the battle, and heal. Alistar is a full support hero.

Alistar Wild Rift goes for Baron.

Alistar summoner spells

FlashKiệt sức 

Alistar Build

“Relic Shield” Alistar will build this item first, giving you 100 health and extra gold for your allies. This is an item that helps your teammates quickly buy the necessary items to become strong early, especially the ADs who depend on the items.

“Knight’s Vow” is the item you will build second, giving you 250 health and 50 armor + 5% movement speed. With this item, Alistar will be very tanky and present in important positions to cover for your teammates.

In case the enemy has a lot of poke and you often have to take damage, build the item “Warmog’s Armor”. You will see the health regeneration speed of this item is very impressive. Alistar will not be afraid of being hit by continuous damage.

The fourth item is “Zeke’s Convergence”. Alistar has an ultimate that pushes his resistance to the limit. Charge straight into the enemy team or tower without fear of damage. With this item, the damage of your allies will increase. Your job is to attract all the damage in 7s and let your teammates do what they have to do.

Alistar ability 

Alistar ability order

Alistar ability order

Alistar abilities

TRIUMPHANT ROAR TRIUMPHANT ROAR

Function: Heals himself and nearby allies when taking damage. Cooldown reduced by knocking up or stunning enemies with abilities.

Effect: Heals for 27 + 54 to nearby allies when taking damage. Knocking up or stunning enemies reduces the cooldown by 10 seconds.

Usage: No specific action required, but prioritize using abilities that knock up or stun to reduce the cooldown.

Advantages: Sustains Alistar and allies in fights, encourages aggressive play with ability usage.

Disadvantages: Long cooldown without ability usage, requires taking damage to activate.

PULVERIZE PULVERIZE

Function: Knocks up nearby enemies and deals damage.

Effect: Deals 60-210 magic damage (+50% AP) and knocks up enemies for 1 second. Can be activated during Headbutt.

Usage: Aim at grouped enemies for maximum effect. Use during Headbutt animation for a guaranteed knock-up combo. Can be used with Flash for surprise initiation.

Combo: Headbutt -> Pulverize (classic knock-up combo), Flash -> Pulverize (surprise initiation).

Advantages: Powerful initiation tool, good for setting up ganks and teamfights.

Disadvantages: Requires aiming, animation lock during cast, can be interrupted.

HEADBUTT HEADBUTT

Function: Dashes towards an enemy, dealing damage and knocking them back. Can also target turrets.

Effect: Deals 50-260 magic damage (+60% AP) and knocks the target back. Can also damage turrets.

Usage: Use for quick engages, gap closing, chasing enemies, or peeling for teammates.

Combo: Headbutt -> Pulverize (knock-up combo), Headbutt on turrets for gap closing.

Advantages: Versatile mobility and engage tool, useful for both offense and defense.

Disadvantages: Short range, animation lock during cast, can be easily dodged.

TRAMPLE TRAMPLE

Function: Deals damage over time to nearby enemies, empowers next attack for stun if stacked 5 times.

Effect: Deals 100-250 magic damage (+40% AP) over 5 seconds. 5 stacks empower next attack for 40 magic damage and 1 second stun.

Usage: Use in sustained fights to deal damage and stack the stun. Aim for multiple enemies to maximize damage and stack accumulation.

Combo: Use after Headbutt + Pulverize to capitalize on grouped enemies, use before engaging to stack the stun for a high-impact initiation.

Advantages: Area damage and potential for a powerful stun, good for teamfights and controlling enemy movement.

Disadvantages: Requires time to stack the stun, damage is spread over time.

UNBREAKABLE WILL UNBREAKABLE WILL

Function: Removes crowd control effects and grants damage reduction.

Effect: Removes all crowd control effects and grants 55-75% damage reduction for 7 seconds.

Usage: Use to escape crowd control, mitigate burst damage, or tank objectives. Use wisely due to long cooldown.

Combo: Can be used after Headbutt + Pulverize to extend the duration of control and tank damage.

Advantages: Powerful defensive tool for surviving ganks, teamfights, and tower dives.

Disadvantages: Long cooldown, requires good timing to avoid wasting the ultimate.

How to play Alistar

Early game Play around your teammates. Try to control the bushes. When you are in the bushes often, you can use “Headbutt” to create surprise. Then use “Pulverize” to knock up the enemy. With this combo, the enemy will be controlled and if you combine well with your AD, you can completely take their life.

Mid game You can roam around the map to support the remaining lanes. At the same time, place wards to control the vision.

Late game Stay with your team. If your AD is caught alone, push the enemy away. Initiate combat from your ultimate, and retreat safely when it ends in 7s.

Combo 1:

HEADBUTT + AA + PULVERIZE + AA

Combo 2:

PULVERIZE + TRAMPLE + AA + HEADBUTT + AA

Combo 3

HEADBUTT +PULVERIZE +  TRAMPLE + AA 

Alistar pros and cons

Pros

Alistar is a support champion who has the ability to tank, control and heal well. Alistar can initiate fights, protect teammates and annoy enemies with his skills. Alistar can also roam, swap lanes and control vision effectively.

Cons

You need to have skills and judgment of the situation. If you perform combos wrong in the situation, it will lead to losing the whole team. It is not very useful when you have to face long-range turrets. The cooldown time is also long.

Alistar counters

Avoid being hit by Alistar with a turret combo. When Alistar uses his ultimate, stay away from him and continue to deal damage to the enemy AD don't shoot Alistar because he is very tough right now.

Conclusion

Alistar Wild Rift is a solid support with a skill that sucks up all the damage of the enemy team. Alistar’s build revolves around survivability and a little bit of magic damage. To ensure that the durability is always at the front in team fights, you need to choose items that can increase your health, armor, magic resistance, and cooldown reduction.

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