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Bard

Bard Build

champion classes controller

Controller

Hard difficulty

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Early

Mid

Late

Playstyle

Damage Type

75% ap

25% ad

Support

Win  51%  Pick 4.3%  Ban 0.7%

Deadmans Plate RFC Bard

Win 59.5% • Default build

Deadmans Plate RFC Bard

Win 59.5% • Default build

Bard Support

Win 54% • Default build

Bard Runes

Best runes for the selected Bard build:

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Domination
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static-perks-8120
static-perks-8138
static-perks-8135
static-perks-8134
static-perks-8105
static-perks-8106
static-perks-8200
Sorcery
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static-perks-8226
static-perks-8275
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static-perks-8234
static-perks-8233
static-perks-8237
static-perks-8232
static-perks-8236
static-perks-5008
static-perks-5005
static-perks-5007
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static-perks-5003

Summoner Spells

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Core Items

Starting Items

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Early Items

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Core Items

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Full Build

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Situational Items

All

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Items vs heavy AP team

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Items vs heavy AD team

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Bard Skill order

Q
W
E
Recommended skill order for Deadmans Plate RFC Bard build:
BardQ ui-spell
BardW ui-spell
BardE ui-spell
BardR ui-spell
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
W
9
Q
10
W
11
R
12
W
13
W
14
E
15
E
16
R
17
E
18
E

Bard Best lane matchups

Malphite

+ 93.4

GD@15

Shaco

+ 78.3

GD@15

Neeko

+ 70.5

GD@15

Bard Worst lane matchups

Tahm Kench

- 175.5

GD@15

Vel'Koz

- 87.7

GD@15

Fiddlesticks

- 79.5

GD@15

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General information

Bard Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Traveler's Call

Bard_Passive ui-spell
P

Passively causes magical chimes to spawn, which Bard can collect to gain experience, mana, and a burst of speed. Also buffs auto-attack damage over the course of the game.

Cosmic Binding

BardQ ui-spell
Q

Bard fires a missile that slows the first enemy struck and passes through it. If it hits a wall will stun that enemy, and if it hits another enemy it will stun both.

Caretaker's Shrine

BardW ui-spell
W

Generates a healing shrine which disappears after healing the first ally that touches it.

Magical Journey

BardE ui-spell
E

Opens a portal in nearby terrain that allies and enemies can take for a one way trip to the other side. Allies + Bard travel at an increased speed.

Tempered Fate

BardR ui-spell
R

Bard shoots a long-range AOE that puts everything inside (including allies and turrets) in stasis for a brief period.

Basic combos

Roaming Combo

BardE ui-spell
E
BardQ ui-spell
Q
eAA

Utilising your Magical Journey is key to roaming and setting up ganks for your Jungler. Use your E from out of vision to make landing your Q and an auto attack easier.

Basic Trading Combo

BardQ ui-spell
Q
eAA

Use your Q on the enemy to slow them, then use an empowered auto to deal lots of damage. You can use your Q while they're near a minion for a stun instead of a slow.

Catch Combo

BardR ui-spell
R
BardQ ui-spell
Q
eAA

Use your Ultimate to put the enemy in stasis. Reposition so you're able to land a stun with your Q and then finish the combo up with an auto attack.

Quick tips to play Bard

Pick up Chimes that are close by whenever possible, but don’t leave lane to get them if there are minions in lane as you will miss out on XP.

BardE

verytime you recall, pick up a Control Ward and look to roam. If you can’t find any opportunities to gank, go and place your ward and use your Magical Journey (

BardE

) to get back to lane fast.

Use your Magical Journey (

BardE

) to get over terrain quickly and help out your other lanes. When returning, pick up Chimes for added movement speed.

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