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Bard · Support Counters

Support

Support

Hard

Power Spike (Early, Mid, Late)

Playstyle

Damage Type

80% AP

20% AD

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Jungle
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Support
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Bard matchups

Support Support  Patch 11.21

Bard counter tips

General advice on how to play against Bard
These champs are strong against Bard at most phases of the game. They’re listed based on their win rate against Bard.
Champion
WR
Matches
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Overall Average

49.5%
8 880
58.9%
151
53.9%
128
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53.8%
184
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53.7%
162
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53.5%
185
52.6%
247
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52.3%
491
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51.8%
191
51.6%
128
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51.5%
303
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51.4%
282
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51.1%
305
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50.6%
334
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50.0%
386
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For matchups that are not listed above, check the matchups table
Laning Against Bard

Laning Against Bard

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.

Try and stay away from the minion wave at all times. This will make it really hard for him to land his Cosmic BindingQ and stun you. Don’t stand too close to the wall so he can’t stun you that way either.

When playing as a melee champion, don’t stand too close to him or the minion wave otherwise he can poke you down and harass you with basic attacks. Walk forward when you want to harass or last hit, but return back to safety afterwards.

Strategy VS Bard

Strategy VS Bard

Do not group to closely together during the mid-game as Bard can use his Ultimate R to catch out multiple champions. Being hit by his Ultimate Tempered FateR can allow his team to either kill the caught out enemies or focus the enemies who are not golden.

Because Bard’s Cosmic BindingQ can stun enemies who are close to a wall, be prepared to take an alternative route when walking towards the Dragon or Baron. Being stunned and killed before a major objective spawns will result in the enemy taking the objective for free.

Overstaying while low under your own tower is a big no-no against Bard. Thanks to his Ultimate Tempered FateR, he can put your Tower in stasis and kill you shortly afterwards.

Bard Power Spikes

Bard Power Spikes

Bard’s early game is quite strong thanks to his empowered auto-attacks. Try not to let him bully and harass you for free otherwise you’ll never be able to engage or fight him- especially if you’re melee.

Bard’s level 6 power spike is not as strong as some champions as his Ultimate Tempered FateR doesn’t deal any damage. If you have a damaging Ultimate, you’ll be able to beat him at level 6. Or, you’ll at least force him to use his Ultimate Tempered FateR defensively.

As the game goes along, Bard becomes stronger and stronger as he collects more chimes. Keep this in mind when playing against him.

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Bard Matchups Table

Top
Jungle
Mid
Bot
Support
Rank
Champion
Role
WR
Delta
GD@15
XPD@15
SICD
LVL2
Matches
1
Zilean
Support
58.9%
9.4%
89.7g
219xp
- 00:07
60.9%
151
2
Braum
Support
53.9%
4.4%
-423.7g
-217.2xp
01:56
46.9%
128
3
Zyra
Support
53.8%
4.3%
489g
22xp
- 02:26
40.8%
184
4
Sona
Support
53.7%
4.2%
108.7g
-85xp
- 00:35
66.0%
162
5
Xerath
Support
53.5%
4.0%
559.8g
141.8xp
- 02:00
44.3%
185
6
Nautilus
Support
52.6%
3.1%
-201.2g
-202.7xp
01:56
55.5%
247
7
Leona
Support
52.3%
2.8%
-204.3g
-134.8xp
01:42
26.3%
491
8
Amumu
Support
51.8%
2.3%
-176.7g
-255.2xp
01:03
57.6%
191
9
Maokai
Support
51.6%
2.0%
-140.8g
-103.4xp
01:35
43.8%
128
10
Soraka
Support
51.5%
2.0%
-234.3g
-139.3xp
00:21
42.2%
303
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