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  51.4%  Pick 4.6%  Ban 1.1%

Bard Omnistone Support

Win 63.7% • Default build

Bard Electrocute Support

Win 60.2% • Default build

Bard Electrocute Support

Win 60.2% • Default build

Bard Guardian Support

Win 58.9% • Default build

Bard Runes

Best runes for the selected Bard build:

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Inspiration
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Domination
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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 Bard Omnistone Support build:
BardQ
BardW
BardE
BardR
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

Soraka

+ 226.6

GD@15

Blitzcrank

+ 190.5

GD@15

Yuumi

+ 146.4

GD@15

Bard Worst lane matchups

Senna

- 183.4

GD@15

Nami

- 150.0

GD@15

Pyke

- 119.5

GD@15

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General information

Bard Abilities

Description
Cooldowns

Traveler's Call

Bard_Passive
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
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
W

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

Magical Journey

BardE
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
R

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

Basic combos

Basic trading combo 1

AA
BardQ
Q
AA

Auto the enemy when you have an empowered auto-attack. Q and then auto again to finish off the trade.

Escape combo

BardW
W
BardE
E

Self-cast by pressing ALT-W to gain the movement speed buff before using your E to escape.

Tunnel combo

BardE
E
BardQ
Q
AA

When you're low on health, you can bait the enemy. Use your Magical Journey and then as soon as the enemy follows you and exits it, use your Q before auto-attacking and running. Alternatively, you might just want to go for the E>Q if you're on really low health.

Quick tips to play Bard

The best time to pick up nearby Chimes is when there are no minions in lane about to die. Otherwise, you’ll fall behind in XP trying to pick them up.

When playing against melee champions, try to use your empowered auto-attack on them every time they walk forward to last hit minions.

Do not place your health shrines

BardWW

in a position where the enemy can easily take them. But don’t place them too far away from where you can’t get to them quickly. Place them slightly behind you and the ADC.

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