Tier

Win Rate

44.8%

Pick Rate

4.6%

Matches

165,220
Bard Runes43.7% Win Rate (19,586 Games)
PrecisionDominationSorceryInspirationResolve
ElectrocutePredatorDark HarvestHail of Blades
Cheap ShotTaste of BloodSudden Impact
Zombie WardGhost PoroEyeball Collection
Treasure HunterIngenious HunterRelentless HunterUltimate Hunter
PrecisionSorceryInspirationResolve
OverhealTriumphPresence of Mind
Legend: AlacrityLegend: TenacityLegend: Bloodline
Coup de GraceCut DownLast Stand
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.attack_speed,Attack Speedlol:shardInfo.ability_haste,Ability Haste
lol:shardInfo.adaptive_force,Adaptive Forcelol:shardInfo.move_speed,Move Speedlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
lol:shardInfo.health,Healthlol:shardInfo.tenacity_slow_resist,Tenacity & Slow Resistlol:shardInfo.scaling_health,Scaling Health
Core Bard Item Build Order43.2% Win Rate (9,357 Games)
Lost Chapter

Starting

Luden's Companion

1st

Sorcerer's Shoes

2nd

Rapid Firecannon

3rd

Lich Bane

4th

Stormsurge

5th

Rabadon's Deathcap

6th

Lost Chapter
Luden's Companion
Sorcerer's Shoes
Rapid Firecannon
Lich Bane
Stormsurge
Rabadon's Deathcap

Core Bard Item Build Path

Situational

Nashor's Tooth
Statikk Shiv
Shadowflame
Void Staff
Morellonomicon
Blade of The Ruined King
Zhonya's Hourglass

Summoner Spells

43.6% Win Rate (13,868 Games)
FlashMark
Bard Skill Order49.9% Win Rate (12,194 Games)

Q

W

E

Traveler's Call

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Cosmic Binding

Q

Q

Q

Q

Q

Caretaker's Shrine

W

W

W

W

W

Magical Journey

E

E

E

E

E

Tempered Fate

R

R

R

Bard Guide

Learn Bard with our Bard guide. Learn about Bard's strengths and Bard's weaknesses, and harness key insights to optimize your playstyle. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to Bard, our guide provides the tools you need to dominate the battlefield.
Key Insights
  • Bard can roam and come back to lane without losing much XP because of
    Bard
    P
    's bonus movespeed and XP upon collecting Chimes.
  • Champions are still targetable inside
    Bard
    E
    's tunnel -- displacements will push them out.
  • Bard
    R
    affects every unit in the game, except Inhibitors and the Nexus.
  • Using
    Bard
    R
    on a turret as Rift Herald is charging into it will prevent the turret from taking damage.
Strengths
  • Excels at roaming and trading, especially with more
    Bard
    P
    's.
  • Can guarantee
    Bard
    Q
    's stun as
    Bard
    R
    's effect ends.
  • Can set up ganks by walking out of vision and using
    Bard
    E
    on a wall to gapclose with his ganking teammate.
  • His gank assist and teamfighting become even stronger after unlocking
    Bard
    R
    .
  • Thrives with items that enhance mobility, healing, and team utility.
Weaknesses
  • Bard
    E
    has a longer cooldown of 22 seconds at rank 1. Once used, he can be punished.
  • A poorly timed
    Bard
    R
    can spell disaster for his team.
  • Forcing Bard to use
    Bard
    R
    defensively lowers his teamfighting potential since he'll have less playmaking capabilities.

Bard's Trends for ARAM

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest win rates, pick rates, and ban rates for Bard. Our Trends section offers a deep dive into how Bard is performing in the current meta, with data from the last five patches.
Win Rate

44.8%

(-0.6%)
vs last patch
Pick Rate

4.6%

(+0.7%)
vs last patch