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League of Legends (LoL) Question: How do I hit Alistar's W, Q Combo in Australia

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  • eddie199

    How do I hit Alistar's W, Q Combo in Australia

    Hi I have been maining support for a long time but I have only hit Alistar's combo ever once. Because I live in Australia it's very hard to hit his W Q combo. Does any Australian players out there know how to hit his combo without smashing W Q on your keyboard? Thanks in advance for answer.
  • Answers (6)

    Embracing (353) | March 18, 2013 3:43am
    It's mainly due to lag.

    It's very hard with high ping.

    I've wondered the same as you before when I played on NA (140~300 ping)

    Mash WQ as quickly as you can together
    PsiGuard (1495) | March 17, 2013 8:23pm
    I can't be certain because I haven't played with Australian ping, but you should be able to pull off the combo, though it'll be more difficult than usual because your target may stray out of range.

    1) Make completely sure you are in range to Headbutt your target.
    2) Cast Headbutt.
    3) Immediately cast Pulverize, even before you see the W animation.

    As long as you cast the two spells closely together and in the right order, you should be able to do the combo. If you're missing it, you're either Qing first because you're not in range for W, or you Q too late because you wait too long.

    Normally I tell people to Q right when the W animation starts, but considering you have higher ping, you'll just have to Q right after you cast W. If you're out of W range (even a little bit), Alistar will have to walk into range before casting W, so your Q will pop too early. Make sure you're in range.
    eddie199 (18) | March 17, 2013 9:24pm
    Thanks a lot Psi ill try this out later today
    RoYaL Avo | March 17, 2013 7:35pm
    walk to the farthest range of W .. then W ur enemy and as fast as u can Q :) i never ever fail the W Q combo as long as im in the farthest range of my W . Hope this helps
    OTGBionicArm (415) | March 17, 2013 5:39pm
    There's honestly very little reason to actually do that combo unless you're a mega pro, or for gap closing purposes. Q walk behind them W is a better standard combo, and is easier even on higher ping. Even so Combo champs like Alistar are far harder to use effectively on your ping. :p

    I'd suggest just using a different champion.
    eddie199 (18) | March 17, 2013 9:23pm
    I agree with Psi the combo is very good and it gives you opportunities.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | March 17, 2013 8:45pm
    I guess. Things like this are why I generally hate having Alistar support me. XD
    I'd rather have any other CC bot support.
    PsiGuard (1495) | March 17, 2013 8:43pm
    I just started two posts in a row with "Uh," and now I feel like a douche. Sorry. :/
    PsiGuard (1495) | March 17, 2013 8:42pm
    Uh, yeah, it's good. Why would you restrict yourself to using a Vayne-style stun when have a Leona-style stun at your disposal? An Alistar who doesn't know how to W-Q is far less threatening.

    Sure, if you can land the abilities separately, you can extend the CC duration, but if you have no alternative, you have a lot less opportunities available.
    OTGBionicArm (415) | March 17, 2013 8:33pm
    If we're talking the W them into a wall and Q combo, yea. The W into Q without knocking back combo isn't even very good. Either way his pings too high to make use of that combo.
    PsiGuard (1495) | March 17, 2013 8:14pm
    Uh, no, this isn't a mega-pro combo. This is a very basic combo that any Alistar player should learn.
    LiLStormcloaK (72) | March 17, 2013 5:32pm
    Just go into a custom game and practise the timing there, you'll get it eventually.
    DKitten (78) | March 17, 2013 5:03pm
    Get better ping. Which, there was a "leak" that Riot may be releasing an Aussie server...
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