Happy Birthday Alistar!

http://prayface.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/cow-birthday-cakes-design.jpg Exactly 7 years ago, on 21th Febuary 2009 our beloved Minotaur, joined the League. So I thought to myself... why not take this oppurtinity to make an allround thread about him? I'd just want you guys to share whatever comes to your mind when thinking about Alistar, be it gameplay, art, lore, or something completely different! -------------- http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/5/54/Alistar_OriginalSkin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150109040256 His classic splash is simple: angry bull, smashing things, just how Ali should feel. Something I actually never noticed before: he got only 3 fingers? O.o Alistar, as a now really old champion, had 2 different splashes before. A completely old one: http://forums.na.leagueoflegends.com/board/attachment.php?attachmentid=890908 and later on one that resembles the Chinese splash: http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/4/42/Alistar_OriginalSkin_Old.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130714083755&path-prefix=de (For comparison tho Chinese one:) http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/1/1e/Alistar_OriginalSkin_Ch.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110215154107 Before moving on to the one we got currently. Not that all 3 apart form his currently classic show him with 4 fingers... which actually seems to be pretty inconsistant throughout all of his skins. :< > http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/9/93/Alistar_BlackSkin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100202203917 Sooo... I think it goes without saying that even this splash only looks like a recolor from his first classic splash. But we might be able to forgive it when thinking about when this skin came out. :s It could only be obtained by pre-ordering the digital copy of the Collector's Edition, and therefore is considered one of the rarest skins of all these days. > http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/3/37/Alistar_GoldenSkin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120617124840 Again, already in the splash showing the streght and bulkyness of this bull. There is a 'different' chinese splash, but it... well, it' s a bit bright I guess. xD http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/3/34/Alistar_GoldenSkin_Ch.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110215154222 > http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/6/64/Alistar_MatadorSkin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100511014121 This one could be a tribute to the tale of[ Ferdinand the Bull](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Ferdinand), who would rather smell flowers than participate in bullfights. > http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/1/1b/Alistar_LonghornSkin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110214214647 Like... even when not really movnig... he still seems agressive... it ofc fits, but I don't like it. :< For the chinese splash: http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/b/b2/Alistar_LonghornSkin_Ch.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120612160954 Gotta say, that looks badass. > http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/1/1e/Alistar_UnchainedSkin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110809184341 This is the Alistar skin that is freely optainable through Riot's youtube. If you don't own Alistar, you'll get the champion alongside it. > http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/b/b3/Alistar_InfernalSkin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120703145540 Red bull -> Angry bull! :< Alistar shares the 'infernal' theme with Nasus and Mordekaiser. > http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/a/a5/Alistar_SweeperSkin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140611014711 I guess the position of a Sweeper fits just fine for someone with so much energy to spare. Alistar shares the 'Football' theme with: Akali, Blitzcrank, Ezreal, Katarina, Maokai, Gragas, Lucian and Twisted Fate. > http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/e/e5/Alistar_MarauderSkin.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150916204929 I think this is the only skin where Ali got Armor. (more than little bits) Alistar Shares the Marauder theme with Ashe, Olaf and Warwick, all o them can be seen in his splash. --------- Gameplay wise... I don't know too much abotu Alistar, but he hardly is seen anywhere but Support. As support he has nice engage (everyone knows the W-Q combo), but also decent peel with just those spells. His E is a heal for a bit of sustain, and while it is rather week, when minions are dying nerby it almost gets spammable, so nto too much problems there. He scales into an instane disruption tank, mainly due to his Ult. There was a time where Alistar top with Triforce was a thing, even in LCS. (usually very tanky after Tri) It was based on the fact that he could AA someone while they were flying away from his W, pushing almost every trade into his favor. (however, if i remember corrently this got changed, so its no longer possible.) Lategame he'd just be a disrupption/peel tank, which is always nice ot have. Jungle Alistar is something that... very Off-meta, but you see it at times. He is compareble to CC heavy tank junglers with slow clear... because that's exactly whet he is. x3 And then there's AP Ali... 50% scale on Q, 70% on W. adding to that 10% on his passive and 20% on his heal. Like every really wierd pick, you see it work sometimes, but most of the time it isn't really a good idea. ----------- (Old canon, so we can expect a rework) As the mightiest warrior to ever emerge from the Minotaur tribes of the Great Barrier, Alistar defended his tribe from Valoran's many dangers. But as noxus attacked, he was tricked and lured away from his village, only to find it burning when he returned. Out of anger he charged a whole batillion of Noxus, slaying them in hundreds, but eventually he got caught. He got brought to Noxus where he'd be used as gladiator. Alistar would have gone insane during that time (looking at splashes he still did a little), weren't it for Ayelia, a young servant girl who befriended him and eventually arranged for his escape. Suddendly free, Alistar Joined the League of Legends to fight against Noxus (and eventually find the girl that had freed him). ----------- Okay, to find Ali's 'signiture quote' I didn't even have to look up anything: #"You can't milk those!" Even tho: "Mess with the bull and you get the horns!" seems quite commonly know too. --------- {{champion:201}} has 2 special taunsts for Alistar: "You remind me of Agatha. Best cow back home." and "Alistar! I have cow you should meet." ------- And some trivia: Alistar was designed by Steve 'Guinsoo' Feak. The word alistar in old English means "protector". Alistar is featured in the Summoner spell interface. (Annie too if the spell effects another champion too) In the U.R.F game mode 2014, Alistar was deemed overpowered/obnoxious, and was ultimately disabled in non-custom games. (cus you'd fly around whole day.) And last but not least, Alistar is one of the "Original 16". (means a lot of work for me today...) All 16 being: Alistar, Annie, Ashe, Fiddlesticks, Jax, Kayle, Master Yi, Mogana, Nunu, Ryze, Sion, Sicir, Soraka, Teemo, Tristana, Twisted Fate, Warwick. ----------- Now it's time you all share your thoughts on him! :D We all love you Alistar, stay an awesome cow!
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