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Alistar, the Minotaur
AlistarSquare
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Alistar Render
Gender Male
Race Minotaur
Birthplace The Great Barrier
Residence The League of Legends
Occupation Guard
Faction Independent
Allies
XinZhaoSquare Xin Zhao

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's elite, slaughtering them by the hundreds. Only the intervention of some of Noxus's 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's 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's 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."

Prior to V1.0.0.116.

The mightiest warrior ever to emerge from the minotaur tribes of the Great Barrier, Alistar defended his tribe from all of 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, Baron Darkwill's youngest son, and commander of the Noxian expeditionary force. When Alistar returned home, he found his village burning and his family slain. Bellowing with rage, he charged an entire regiment of Noxus's elite, slaughtering them by the hundreds. Only the intervention of some of Noxus's most skilled summoners checked Alistar's rage. Brought in chains to Noxus, Alistar spent the intervening years as a gladiator pitted in endless battle for the entertainment of Noxus's wealthy leaders. Alistar's once noble soul slowly twisted, and he would have been lost 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 Institute of War as a champion, hoping to one day visit his final vengeance against Noxus and to find the girl who once again gave him hope.

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

Quotes

Upon selection
  • Play "Nothing can hold me back!"
Movement
  • Play "You must follow."
  • Play "I know the way."
  • Play "Nothing can hold me back."

Attacking

  • Play "Stampede!"
  • Play "Now I'm angry."
Taunt
  • Play "Mess with the bull and you get the horns!"
Joke
  • Play "You can't milk those."
Laugh
  • Play Alistar laughs.
  • Play Alistar laughs.
  • Play Alistar laughs.

Co-op vs. AI Responses

Match start

  • "Who's ready to lock horns with me?!"

Player team victory

  • "GG!"

Player team defeat

  • "You are strong!"

Development

  • Alistar was designed and later reworked by Guinsoo.
  • Alistar Concept
  • 1st Classic Splash Art
  • 1st Golden Splash Art
  • Infernal Alistar model
  • Alistar sketch (by Riot Artist Ironstylus)

Previous abilities

Patch history

V4.12:
  • Trample.png Trample
    • No longer deals double damage to monsters.
  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Now correctly matches its visuals by applying a 1-second knockup followed by a 0.5-second stun, rather than a 1.5-second knockup.
    • Mana cost reduced to 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 from 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110.
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Mana cost reduced to 65 / 70 / 75 / 80 / 85 from 70 / 80 / 90 / 100 / 110.
  • Unbreakable Will.png Unbreakable Will
    • Damage reduction now applies instantly, rather than after the spell animation.
    • Damage reduction increased to 70% at all ranks from 50 / 60 / 70%.

V4.5:

  • Stats
    • Base armor increased to 18.5 from 14.5.

V1.0.0.154:

  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 330 from 325.
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Range increased to 650 from 600.

V1.0.0.152:

  • Stats
    • Base movement speed increased to 325 from 300.

V1.0.0.146:

  • Stats
    • Base movement speed reduced to 300 from 305.
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Cast range reduced to 600 from 650.

V1.0.0.144 - August 7th Hotfix:

  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Damage adjusted to 55/110/165/220/275 from 85/130/175/220/265.

V1.0.0.142:

  • Trample.png Trample
    • Damage reduced to 7-24 from 10-27.
  • Triumphant Roar.png Triumphant Roar
    • Mana cost increased to 40/50/60/70/80 from 28/41/54/67/80.

V1.0.0.139:

  • Stats
    • Magic resist per level increased to 1.25 from 0.

V1.0.0.135:

  • Trample.png Trample
    • Damage increased to 10-27 per second from 10-23.
  • Triumphant Roar.png Triumphant Roar
    • Mana cost increased to 28/41/54/67/80 from 20/35/50/65/80.
  • Unbreakable Will.png Unbreakable Will
    • Mana cost reduced to 100 from 150.

V1.0.0.134:

  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Mana cost reduced to 70/80/90/100/110 from 80/90/100/110/120.
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Mana cost reduced to 70/80/90/100/110 from 70/85/100/115/130.
  • Triumphant Roar.png Triumphant Roar
    • Mana cost increased at later ranks to 20/35/50/65/80 from 20/30/40/50/60.

V1.0.0.133:

V1.0.0.124:

  • Unbreakable Will.png Unbreakable Will
    • Physical and magic damage reduction reduced to 50/60/70% from 75% at all ranks.
    • Duration changed to 7 seconds at all ranks from 6/7/8.

V1.0.0.121:

  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.7 from 0.8.
  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.5 from 0.6.
  • Triumphant Roar.png Triumphant Roar
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.2 from 0.4.

V1.0.0.118b:

  • Stats
    • Health per level reduced to 102 from 110.
  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.6 from 0.8.
    • Reduced the chance of failed knockups near terrain.
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Base damage reduced to 85/130/175/220/265 from 85/135/185/235/285.
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.8 from 1.0.

V1.0.0.116: rework

  • General
    • Updated walking animation.
  • Stats
    • Base health reduced to 442 from 468.
    • Health per level reduced to 110 from 114.
    • Base mana increased to 215 from 192.
    • Mana per level increased to 38 from 33.
    • Base attack damage reduced to 55.03 from 59.525.
    • Attack damage per level increased to 3.62 from 3.375.
    • Base movement speed increased to 305 from 300.
  • New innate Trample.png Trample
    • Whenever Alistar casts a spell, he gains Trample for 3 seconds ignoring unit collision and dealing 9 + (1×level) + (0.1 per ability power) area damage per second. It deals double damage to minions and monsters.
    • Added new animations and particles for Trample.
    • Old innate Trample.png Colossal Strength
      • Alistar deals 20 / 40 / 60% additional damage to turrets.
  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Base damage reduced to 60/105/150/195/240 from 80/125/170/220/270.
    • Ability power ratio reduced to 0.8 from 1.0.
    • Cooldown changed to 17/16/15/14/13 seconds from 15 at all ranks.
    • Range increased to 365 from 330.
    • Stun duration after the 1 second knock-up reduced to 0.5 seconds from 1 second.
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Base damage reduced to 85/135/185/235/285 from 90/140/190/245/300.
    • Cooldown changed to 14/13/12/11/10 secpmds from 12 at all ranks.
    • Can now target minions.
    • Improved targeting against moving targets.

V1.0.0.105:

  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Fixed a bug where the stun particle would show over units that weren't stunned.

V1.0.0.100:

  • Stats
    • Base attack speed increased to 0.625 from 0.550.
    • Attack speed per level increased to 2.13% from 1.0%.
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Can no longer be cast while rooted.
  • Unbreakable Will.png Unbreakable Will
    • Tooltip corrected to state that it removes all crowd control but not all debuffs.
  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Tooltip corrected to not imply that enemies do not take damage until they land.

V1.0.0.96:

  • General
    • Fixed an issue where Alistar's attack timing was too fast.

V1.0.0.87:

  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Alistar from casting spells immediately after activation.

V1.0.0.86:

  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Now deals damage when the target is knocked into the air, rather than when they hit the ground.

V1.0.0.83:

  • Triumphant Roar.png Triumphant Roar
    • Self heal increased to 60/90/120/150/180 from 50/75/100/125/150.
    • It now heals surrounding allied units for half of the self heal amount.
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Can no longer be cast while immobilized.

V1.0.0.79:

  • Triumphant Roar.png Triumphant Roar
    • Cooldown reduction by nearby death reduced to 2 seconds from 4.
  • Unbreakable Will.png Unbreakable Will
    • Duration reduced to 6/7/8 seconds from 6/8/10.
    • Damage bonus increased to 60/75/90 from 60 at all ranks.

V1.0.0.74:

  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Stun duration reduced to 2 seconds from 2.2.

V1.0.0.72:

  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Stun duration reduced to 2.2 seconds from 2.5 seconds.
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Animation improved.

V1.0.0.61:

V1.0.0.58:

  • Triumphant Roar.png Triumphant Roar
    • Fixed a bug where certain abilities would affect its cooldown.

V0.9.25.21:

  • Triumphant Roar.png Triumphant Roar
    • Cooldown increased to 12 seconds from 4.
    • Its cooldown is reduced by 4 seconds when a nearby enemy dies.
    • Heal, mana cost, and ability power ratio increased.

V0.9.22.16:

  • Trample.png Colossal Strength
    • Extra damage to turrets increased to 20/40/60% from 20/30/40/50%.

V0.9.22.15:

  • Stats
    • Movement speed increased to 300 from 290.
  • Trample.png Colossal Strength
    • No longer reduces damage taken by turrets (still increases damage to turrets).
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Can no longer target minions.
    • Damage increased to 90/140/190/245/300 from 80/135/190/245/300.
  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Damage increased to 80/125/170/220/270 from 70/120/170/220/270.

V0.9.22.7:

  • Triumphant Roar.png Triumphant Roar
    • Healing reduced to 40/65/90/110/130 from 50/70/90/110/130.

V0.8.22.115:

  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Area of effect increased to 330 from 300.
  • Unbreakable Will.png Unbreakable Will
    • Damage reduction increased to 75% from 70%.
    • Now removes all debuffs on him when cast.

V0.8.21.110:

  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Stun duration upon hitting the ground increased to 1.5 from 1 sec.

June 6, 2009 Patch:

May 29, 2009 Patch:

  • Unbreakable Will.png Unbreakable Will remade
    • Alistar gains 60 damage, and takes percentage based reduced physical and magical damage for the duration.

May 23, 2009 Patch:

  • Pulverize.png Pulverize
    • Stun duration reduced to 2.2 from ~2.7 sec.

May 15, 2009 Patch:

  • Unbreakable Will.png Unbreakable Will
    • Bonus damage reduced to 60 from 80.
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Stun duration reduced to 1 second from 1.25.
    • Speed the target gets pushed back with increased to 1200 from 1000.

May 1, 2009 Patch:

April 25, 2009 Patch:

  • Updated recommended items.

April 18, 2009 Patch:

  • Stats
    • Attack range increased to 125 from 100.
  • Unbreakable Will.png Unbreakable Will
    • Duration increased to 10/15/20 seconds from 5/10/15.
    • Now grants 80 bonus damage.
  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Added a charging component
    • Range increased to 650 from 200.

Alpha Week 7:

Alpha Week 6:

Alpha Week 4:

  • Headbutt.png Headbutt
    • Fixed tooltip to explain that it deals magical damage.
  • Unbreakable Will.png Ferocious Howl
    • Mixed tooltip to explain that the health increase is temporary.

Alpha Week 2:

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