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Alistar good in ranked?

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YUNGKOREA

Senior Member

12-26-2010

So I played alot of Ali in the past in normal games. But I've been cautious for not playing him in ranked because of other people telling me he's bad.

I play Shen mostly since that's really the only tank avaliable in my ELO.
What are you guy's opinion, Shen > Ali or Ali > Shen.

im currently 1493 ELO if that helps for the people who i'm playing with


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Imaqtpie

Recruiter

12-26-2010

everyone is good in ranked, its not so much the hero in solo queue as it is the players.


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Saferwaters

Senior Member

12-26-2010

Well, Shen is definitely a "better" champ because of his global presence and fantastic tankiness. However, I have heard rumors of AP Headbutt Alistar being really good. The basic strat is to max Headbut and constantly spam Headbutt. Both Headbut and Pulverize have a 1.o AP ratio (heal has .4) which means as a solo mid champ... he can deal out good damage and even deny creep kills/exp with a well timed W to push them out of range.

He can be played pretty well as a burst damager/support.


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Salamandra

Senior Member

12-26-2010

Not in solo queue need to arranged in order to have the right team comp for ali


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HowlingKommando

Senior Member

12-26-2010

Alistar has some niche uses regardless of ranked or normal.

However, Shen's versatility is greater thus he's by far the safer choice if you're playing solo queue.


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RygorMortis

Member

12-26-2010

Alistar has the ability to be played as either a tank or an AP champ since as mentioned, both headbut and pulverize have a 1.0 ratio, and even if you build him AP, you get 6 seconds of tanking from his ult. Plus his heals are great at keeping a push going, something Shen's q cant do


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Dapacman

Senior Member

12-26-2010

You REALLY need to know what you're doing with him for him to be good in ranked, but he absolutely can be good if you play him right.


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SavageMinnow

Senior Member

12-26-2010

If you're good at Alistar, give it a shot. Either it works out or you stop playing him, right?

Teammates being whiny *****es is probably the biggest problem Alistar can cause, but people are whiny *****es at anything. I still get problems picking Lux sometimes.


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