The Minotaur

Alistar INFO

  • Alistar was released on 21 February 2009 and can be purchased from the Riot Store for 1350 IP or 585 RP.
  • The word alistar in old English means "protector".
  • The icon for Triumphant Roar is used to show the stun debuff for some abilities.
  • Alistar is featured in the Summoner spell interface.
  • In the U.R.F game mode (available in April 2014), Alistar was deemed overpowered/obnoxious, and was ultimately disabled in non-custom games.

Alistar Skins

Alistar Pros

  • Good roaming.
  • Strong late game (AoE cc on short cooldown).
  • One of the best peelers.
  • Good Towerdiver.

Alistar Cons

  • W Q Combos are a vital part of playing him and can be messed up easily which leaves you high and dry.
  • High skill cap.
  • Doesn’t really win lane versus anyone.
  • Doesn’t have a burst lvl 6.

Alistar Counter Tips

  • Don't stand too close to enemy tower when pushing so that Alistar won't be able to use Flash pulverize into headbutt combo.
  • Punish him hard for messing up a Headbutt - Pulverize combo.
  • Unless it's a certain victory, try not to dive an alistar because of his ultimate and his insane CC.
  • Forcing Alistar to use his heal often in lane will drain his mana, leaving him unable to CC you with his other abilities.

Alistar DEV INFO

  • Alistar was designed by Guinsoo.
  • Alistar is voiced by Harlan Hogan.










As the mightiest warrior to ever emerge from the Minotaur tribes of the Great Barrier, Alistar defended his tribe from Valoran’s many dangers; that is, until the coming of the Noxian army. Alistar was lured from his village by the machinations of Keiran Darkwill, General Boram Darkwill’s youngest son and commander of the Noxian expeditionary force. When Alistar returned, he found his village burning and his family slain. Bellowing with rage, he charged an entire regiment of Noxus’ elite, slaughtering them by the hundreds. Only the intervention of some of Noxus’ most skilled summoners checked Alistar’s rage. Brought in chains to Noxus, Alistar spent the intervening years as a gladiator in the Fleshing, pitted in endless battle for the entertainment of Noxus’ wealthy leaders.

Alistar’s once noble soul slowly became twisted, and he would have been driven to insanity if not for Ayelia, a young servant girl who befriended him and eventually arranged for his escape. Suddenly free, Alistar joined the newly formed League of Legends to fight as a champion, hoping to one day exact his final vengeance upon Noxus and find the girl who had renewed his hope. Initially unwilling to cater to his celebrity status as a champion, Alistar has since discovered that there is power in fame, and he has become a vocal advocate for those whom the Noxian government treads upon. He also calls to light things that the Noxian military would prefer remain hidden — something that has made him very unpopular with Noxus’ nobles. His charitable work has earned him several philanthropic awards, which serve as an interesting contrast to the rage and destruction he brings to the League of Legends.

If you intend to grab the bull by the horns as a summoner, Alistar might have something to say about that.

Alistar Abilities


Each time Alistar casts a spell, he tramples nearby units and turrets for a few seconds, dealing damage to units he walks over.


Alistar smashes the ground, dealing damage to all nearby enemies and tossing them into the air for 1.5 seconds. On landing, enemies are stunned.


Alistar rams a target with his head, dealing damage and knocking the target back.

Triumphant Roar

Alistar lets out a commanding war cry, restoring Health to himself and nearby friendly units for half the amount. Can be cast more often if nearby enemies are dying.

Unbreakable Will

Alistar lets out a wild roar, gaining bonus damage, removing all crowd control effects on himself, and reducing incoming physical and magical damage for the duration.