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  • Alistar is voiced by Harlan Hogan.
  • Alistar is an alternative form of Alistair, the Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Alasdair, ultimately from Ancient Greek Ἀλέξανδρος, meaning "Defender": from PIE roots *h₂lek- "to ward off, to defend" and *h₂nḗr "man"[1]
  • During Alpha Test, he was simply called 'Minotaur'.
  • Alistar was deemed overpowered/obnoxious in the U.R.F. game mode (available in April 2014) and was ultimately disabled in non-custom games.


    "Mess with the bull and you get the horns!" may be referencing Principal Richard Vernon's quote from The Breakfast Club ("Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns.")
    • A side-by-side comparison can be seen here.
  • Alistar shares quotes with:
      Alistar OriginalCircle  
      Sejuani OriginalCircle "Stampede!"
    "You can't milk those!" may be referencing Greg Focker from Meet the Parents ("Oh, you can milk just about anything with nipples.")


Alistar OriginalCircle Original Alistar
Alistar BlackCircle Black Alistar
Alistar MatadorCircle Matador Alistar
Alistar LonghornCircle Longhorn Alistar
  • He may be referencing Cowboys of Moo Mesa.
  • There used to be a bug that made Longhorn's texture turn all blue but was later fixed.
Alistar GoldenCircle Golden Alistar
Alistar UnchainedCircle Unchained Alistar
Alistar InfernalCircle Infernal Alistar
Alistar SweeperCircle Sweeper Alistar
Alistar MarauderCircle Marauder Alistar
Alistar SKTT1Circle SKT T1 Alistar
Alistar MooCowCircle Moo Cow Alistar
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Catseye, Citrine, Jasper, Peridot, Rose Quartz, Sapphire
  • He was released in celebration of April Fools' Day 2017 along with:
  • Alongside Maokai MeowkaiCircle Meowkai, his onesie has a different Emoji on each of his chromas.
    • He has a cow logo on his milk bottle; however, that logo is replaced on three of his chromas.
      • His Catseye chroma has a peeled banana.
      • His Jasper chromas has a chocolate bar.
      • His Rose Quartz chroma has a strawberry.
    • Three of Maokai MeowkaiCircle Meowkai's Sapling Toss saplings are also seen during his Recall Recall animation.
  • This skin's Dance emote references the "Recording Session" skit (More Cowbell) from Saturday Night Live.
  • He is wearing a cow onesie.
Alistar HextechCircle Hextech Alistar
Alistar ConquerorCircle Conqueror Alistar
Chromaskins Chromas: Golden
  • He was released in celebration of the 2019 Mid-Season Invitational.
  • This skin is heavily based on modern depictions of the Norse God Odin, such as Marvel's character Odin.
Alistar BlackfrostCircle Blackfrost Alistar
Chromaskins Chromas: Amethyst, Emerald, Obsidian, Pearl, Ruby, Turquoise


  • Alistar was betrayed by his own kind after his clan disagreed to join with Noxus like the larger clans, leaving him the sole survivor.
  • Alistar and Xin Zhao OriginalSquare Xin Zhao had both been captured by Noxus and forced to participate in the Fleshing.
  • Alistar is looking for Ayelia, the woman that saved him from Noxian capture.
  • Alistar is trying to encourage resistance in Noxian-held territories and fighting on behalf of the downtrodden and the abused.


  1. Beekes. R.S.P. Etymologyical Dictionary of Greek. pp. 64-65, 103-104.
  2. Guide to Legacy and Limited Skins
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