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Bard

Bard Counters

Controller

Severe difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

75% ap

25% ad

Support

Win 51.6%  Pick 3.4%  Ban 0.4%

Bard lane counter picks

Based on the average gold difference at min 15 (GD@15), Bard loses the lane to:

Blitzcrank

- 110

GD@15

Nautilus

- 78

GD@15

Vel'Koz

- 55

GD@15

Morgana

- 46

GD@15

Pyke

- 42

GD@15

Lux

- 39

GD@15

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Bard best lane matchups

Based on the average gold difference at min 15 (GD@15), Bard counters:

Sona

+ 146

GD@15

Lulu

+ 137

GD@15

Nami

+ 111

GD@15

Brand

- 10

GD@15

Malphite

+ 83

GD@15

Leona

+ 71

GD@15

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Bard game counter picks

Based on the win percent vs champs in all roles, Bard loses the most against:

Twitch

38.7%

Win Rate

Master Yi

40.2%

Win Rate

Jinx

41.1%

Win Rate

Nasus

43.1%

Win Rate

Darius

43.4%

Win Rate

Brand

46.7%

Win Rate

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Bard best game matchups

Based on the win percent vs champs in all roles, Bard counters:

Rengar

60.3%

Win Rate

Akali

59.1%

Win Rate

Lucian

58.5%

Win Rate

Ezreal

58.4%

Win Rate

Qiyana

58.4%

Win Rate

Vladimir

58.3%

Win Rate

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Bard counter tips

Laning Against

Bard will look to use his

Qon a minion and hit an enemy champion behind them. Do not stand too close to the minion wave to prevent him from getting an easy stun.

Bard will leave lane to pick up Chimes when it’s safe. Abuse the fact that he is missing to all in the enemy ADC.

Bard has empowered auto attacks that really can hurt during short skirmishes. Try to fight him when he doesn’t have an empowered auto attack to come out ahead.

Strategy VS

Do not group to closely during the mid game as Bard can utilise his

R and hit multiple champions with it. Being hit by the Ult can allow the enemy to engage. Try and keep your distance when roaming the map.

Because Bard’s

Qcan stun enemies who are close to the wall, take alternative routes when walking towards the Dragon or Baron. Being stunned before a major objective spawns may let the enemy engage on you and then take the objective afterwards.

Overstaying while low under your own tower is a big no-no against a Bard. He can use his

R to put the tower in stasis and then the enemy can dive you. In short, when low- nowhere is safe not even under your tower: just back when low.

Power Spikes

Bard is really strong at level 1 because of his empowered auto attacks. Try not to let him auto attack you in the early levels so you’re not chunked for the level 2 all in.

After Bard’s first back, he will pick up Frostfang. This item buffs his damage output and overall trading potential. Look to trade with him when he cannot dish out as much damage: such as after he has used his empowered auto attack or after he’s wasted his

Q.

Bard doesn’t really have a damage dealing

R. Once you hit level 6 look to all in him and make him burn his
R
.

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