Tuesday, June 14, 2011

LoL: Learning Alistar, Part II

Well, I have learned something.

When you play Alistar, you are expected to tank.

Even if you are a bit of a newb and have been informed that tanking is a rather advanced art/skill/something-I-probably-don't-have yet.

There's nothing for it but to learn how to tank.

So I ended up switching from this build:

to something like this:

It seems to be working a bit better. I'm still trying to iron out some of the kinks, i.e. perhaps I should ditch Shurelia's Reverie to Frozen Heart or Sunfire Cape. Or maybe go for some other item altogether.

Also, I seem to be getting better at certain things...such as headbutting a Katarina away from my fleeing almost-dead lanemate Janna, or flashing in behind Ashe, pulverizing, and then headbutting her into my turret. I think my initiation timing is improving...but seeing as I started with a sense of timing so bad, I've needed to improve just to have a merely bad sense of timing, this may not be saying much. Abyssal Scepter's passive (reducing nearby enemies' MR by 20), plus the MR and AP it adds, seems to work quite well.

For those of you luckless enough to have found this page by googling "alistar build," please note I am a newb at this game. If you have suggestions or comments please feel free to leave them below.

I am linking to LoLReplay files for some of my games. Comments (hopefully constructive) on obvious flaws in my playstyle or things I should watch out for would be appreciated.

Alistar 2nd win
Alistar 5th win
Alistar 6th win

1 comment:

  1. Nice videos, you could do with some practice but you aren't doing bad.

    The new Alistair is fearsome indeed, I played some lanes as Alistair/Kat and we absolutely stomped epic combos like jarvan and xin.

    Nice post, keep up the hard work